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Miscellaneous Subjects Collection, 1856-2011
15 boxes (6.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 392

Abstract:
Includes small amounts of mostly printed material on subjects related to women, including aging and aged women, alcoholism, anarchism, costume, fascism, friendship, girls, Nazism, physically handicapped women, postage stamps, rural women, sex, sex education, female sexuality, single women, taxation, tobacco, and witchcraft. Material includes printed material, books, cassette tapes, correspondence, position papers, questionnaires, reports, memorabilia, and stamps.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to materials in the Miscellaneous Subjects Collection is owned by the individuals and organizations that created them. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection
"Godey's Fashions for June 1871" from A Century of Fashion by Ella Matson Andrews

"Godey's Fashions for June 1871" from
A Century of Fashion by Ella Matson Andrews

The Miscellaneous Subjects Collection consists of material from several disparate topical areas that were viewed as too small or too esoteric to constitute their own subject collections. Subjects include aging and aged women, alcoholism, anarchism, costume, fascism, friendship, girls, Nazism, physically handicapped women, postage stamps, rural women, sex and sexuality, single women, taxation, and tobacco. The collection spans the period from 1856 to 2011. Types of material include articles, books, correspondence, leaflets, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, periodicals, position papers, questionnaires, reports, memorabilia, and stamps. The costume files include a collection of early twentieth century paper dolls and books on women's fashion. Other particularly interesting material includes documents relating to Mary Ware Dennett's approach to sex education for children and the obscenity charges she faced in 1929-30; the N.O.W. questionnaire on sexuality that Shere Hite used as the basis for her book on women's sexuality in the 1970s; and postage stamps featuring women.


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

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to materials in the Miscellaneous Subjects Collection is owned by the individuals and organizations that created them. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

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

Miscellaneous Subjects Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Materials in this subject collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected. Recent additions may not be reflected in the finding aid.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Katie Kowinski, student assistant. Introductory text by Kate Weigand.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Aged and aging


Box 1: folder 1
Alcoholism


Box 1: folder 2
Anarchism



General


Box 1: folder 3
French


Box 1: folder 4
Cartoons and comics



Note:

[See separate box.]

Censorship: material from Arizona Schools and State Board of Education,
1967-68

Box 1: folder 5
Charity organizations


Box 1: folder 6
Citizenship



General


Box 1: folder 7
Citizenship case: Rebecca Shelly,
1938

Box 1
Cartoons and comics: feminist and lesbian comic books



Roberta Gregory's Artistic Licentiousness,
1989, 1994, 1997

Box 2: folder 1
Come Out Comix by Mary Wings,
1977

Box 2: folder 2
Dirty Plotte by Julie Doucet,
1992

Box 2: folder 3
Dynamite Damsels by Roberta Gregory,
1976

Box 2: folder 4
Hothead Paisan, Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist by Diane DiMassa,
1992-98

Box 2: folder 5-8
The Little Prick by Zizi,
1975

Box 2: folder 9
Roberta Gregory's Naughty Bits, 1-39, 1991-2004


Box 2: folder 10-15
PePG!RLZ by Siobhan,
1993

Box 2: folder 16
Scarlett Pilgrim by Trina Robbins,
1977

Box 2: folder 17
Tits and Clits by Lyn Chevli and Joyce Sutton/Farmer,
1972, 1976, 1980

Box 2: folder 18
Total Disaster by Fly,
2003

Box 2: folder 19
Wimmen's Commix, various artists,
1976, 1983, 1985

Box 2: folder 20
Twisted Sisters: A Collection of Bad Girl Art edited by Diane Noomin, Penguin Books,
1991

Box 2a: folder 1
Twisted Sisters 2: Drawing the Line edited by Diane Noomin, Kitchen Sink Press,
1994

Box 2a: folder 2
Women and the Comics by Trina Robbins and Catherine Yronwode, Eclipse Books,
1985

Box 2a: folder 3
Cookery



Note:

[See also Oversize.]

General,
1926-69

Box 3: folder 1
Mrs. A.L. Webster's Improved Housewife or Book of Receipts,
1850

Box 3: folder 2
The American Housewife and Kitchen Directory,
1869

Box 3: folder 3
Mrs. Winslow's Domestic Receipt Book for 1874,
1873

Box 3: folder 4
Mrs. Beeton's Every Day Cookery,
1907

Box 3: folder 5
Choice Recipes compliments of Walter Baker & Co., Ltd., includes "Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes" by Miss Parloa and "Home Made Candy Recipes" by Mrs. Janet McKenzie Hill,
1912

Box 3: folder 6
A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles Lecron ,
1917

Box 4: folder 1
Frigidaire Recipes, Frigidaire Corporation,
1928

Box 4: folder 2
The Seducer's Cookbook by Mimi Sheraton,
1958

Box 4: folder 3
Costume



General


Box 5: folder 1
Bloomer costume


Box 5: folder 2
Dress Reform


Box 5: folder 3
Mini-Midi-Maxi skirts


Box 5: folder 4
Paper doll family made by "Mommy and Aunt Sylvia,"
circa 1900

Box 5: folder 5-9
Photographs



Note:

[See also oversize.]

General, 19th Century


Box 5: folder 10
General, 20th Century


Box 5: folder 11
Hats and Hair, 19th Century


Box 5: folder 12
Hats and Hair, 20th Century


Box 6: folder 1
Women's Work Clothes


Box 6: folder 2
Children's Clothing


Box 6: folder 3
Weddings


Box 6: folder 4
Sports Clothing


Box 6: folder 5
Bathing Costumes


Box 6: folder 6
Miscellaneous images


Box 6: folder 7
Books



Hansen, Henny Harald. Costumes and Styles,
1956

Box 6: folder 8
Hunt, Mrs. Alfred W. Our Grandmother's Gowns,
1884

Box 6: folder 9
Eleanor King's Guide to Glamour,
1957

Box 6: folder 10
Rexford, Nancy. Women's Shoes in America: 1795-1930,
2000

Box 7: folder 1
Ritcher, Mme Eva. ABC of Millinery,
1950

Box 7: folder 2
Schmidt, Minna. 400 Outstanding Women of the World and Costumology of Their Lifetime,
1933

Box 7: folder 3
Andrews, Ella Matson. A Century of Fashion,
1909

Box 8
Fascism


Box 9: folder 1
Friendship



General


Box 9: folder 2
The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger,
1872

Box 9: folder 3
Girls



General,
1940-53

Box 9: folder 4
Historic Girls: Stories of Girls Who Have Influenced the History of Their Times by Elbridge Streeter Brooks; Leaders of Girls by Clara Ewing Espey
1890, 1915

Box 5
Girl Life in America by Henrietta R. Walter,
1927

Box 5: folder 6
Start With a Girl: New Agenda for Global Health, Center for Global Development,
2009

Box 5: folder 7
Jury duty


Box 10: folder 1
Literature, women in


Box 10: folder 2
Nazism



General


Box 10: folder 3
Letter from William E. Dodd to U.S. Secretary of State (on the position of women under Hitler),
1934

Box 10: folder 4
Materials related to Impairment, Disability, and Handicap



General


Box 10: folder 5
Keller, Helen


Box 10
General


Box 10: folder 6
"Commemorating the Harvard Final Exam for Admission to Radcliffe College": souvenir,
1899

Box 10: folder 7
Postage stamps



General


Box 10: folder 8
Commemorative stamps and envelopes


Box 10: folder 9
Foreign


Box 10: folder 10
Recovery (from abuse or addiction): Women's Recovery Network Newsletter,
1992

Box 10: folder 11
Rural women


Box 10: folder 12
Sex and sexuality



General


Box 11: folder 1
Clippings


Box 11: folder 2
Conference packet, "Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later," Hunter College,
2011

Box 11: folder 3
Masters and Johnson


Box 11: folder 4
"The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm" by Anne Koedt and responses,


Box 11: folder 5
National Organization for Women (NOW),
1973, n.d.

Box 11: folder 6
Sex Education


Box 11
General,


Box 11: folder 7
Dennett, Mary Ware


Box 11: folder 8
Sexual harassment


Box 11: folder 9
Books



Davis, Katharine Bement, Factors in the Sex Life of Twenty-two Hundred Women,
1929

Box 12: folder 1
Davis, Maxine. The Sexual Responsibility of Women,
1956

Box 12: folder 2
Haire, Norman, editor. Sexual Reform Congress,
1930

Box 12: folder 3
Stone, Hannah and Abraham, A Marriage Manual, 2 editions:
1935 and 1953

Box 13: folder 1
Thompson, Clare M. On Women,
1964

Box 13: folder 2
Single women



General


Box 13: folder 3
Hillis, Marjorie. Live Alone and Like It,
1930

Box 13: folder 4
Rowland, Helen. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl,
1909

Box 13: folder 5
Taxation



Bowditch, William I., Taxation of Women in Massachusetts,
1875

Box 13: folder 6
Smith, Julia E., Abby Smith and Her Cows,
1877

Box 13: folder 7
Tobacco: effects on women


Box 13: folder 8
Oversize Materials



Cookery: The American Home Hostess Book
circa 1935-40

Box 14: folder 1
Costume



Oversize photographs


Box 14: folder 2
Sheet music for "The Bloomer's Complaint: a very pathetic song for the piano forte," Philadelphia: A. Fiot, and New York: Hall & Son,
1851

Flat file

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • Aged women--History--Sources
  • Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947
  • Fashion--History--19th century--Sources
  • Fashion--History--20th century--Sources
  • Female friendship--History
  • Girls--History--Sources
  • Handicapped women--History--Sources
  • Keller, Helen, 1880-1968
  • Postage stamps
  • Rural women--History--Sources
  • Sex instruction--History--Sources
  • Single women--History--Sources
  • Women anarchists--History--Sources
  • Women--Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Women--Sexual behavior--History--Sources
  • Women--Taxation--United States--History--Sources


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