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Martha Ackelsberg Papers, 1972 - 2001
1 half document box (.25 linear feet)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
This collection contains syllabi used by Martha Ackelsberg in her courses as well as articles written by her for publication.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Martha Ackelsberg received her undergraduate degree in Social Studies in 1968 at Radcliffe College, going on to receive her Ph.D. from Princeton University in Politics in 1976. In 1972, Professor Ackelsberg joined the Smith Government Department where she has remained to the time of writing. She was appointed Five College 40th Anniversary Professor in 2006 and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in 2007 for her work at Smith and her occasional work at other universities including: Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the School of Social Sciences of the University of Sussex, the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, the Institute for Research on Women at Columbia University, the Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy at Rutgers University, and the interdisciplinary Human Security Seminar co-sponsored by CUNY Graduate Center and the National Center for Research on Women. During the 2010 - 2011 academic year, she served as resident director of PRESHCO (Programa de Estudios Hispanicos-Cordoba), where she now serves as campus co-coordinator.

In her biography, Professor Ackelsberg described the focus of her work as U+0022the nature and structure of political communities, and, in particular, patterns of power and participation within themU+0022. Her courses and research explore urban politics, political participation, feminist theory, and the role of wealth in the politics of the United States and Spain, which marginalizes women from political power. She has written several books on the subject including Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and Struggle for the Emancipation of Women and Resisting Citizenship: Feminist Essays on Politics, Community, and Democracy.

Outside of her academic work, Martha Ackelsberg has served on the Sustainable Northampton Steering Committee and the Community Advisory Committee for the Village Hill developments as an advisor on issues of housing affordability. She sings in Amandla, a community chorus based in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains syllabi for various classes taught by Martha Ackelsberg in the Department of Government from 1972 to 1986. The collection also contains two articles written for journals and newspapers that were published during her time as a professor.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Martha Ackelsberg Papers, Box #658.1, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Martha Ackelsberg papers were donated to the College Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Madison White, Class of 2016


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Syllabi
1972-1986

Box 1: folder 1
Clippings
2001

Box 1: folder 2
Article in "Arquivos E Memoria"
1997

Box 1: folder 3

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Feminism -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
  • Women -- Education -- United States.
  • Women anarchists -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
  • Ackelsberg, Martha A.
  • Smith College--Curricula.
  • Smith College--Faculty.
  • Women -- United States -- Economic conditions.
  • Women college teachers--Massachusetts--Northampton.

Genre terms
  • clippings
  • syllabi


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