Mary Ritter Beard Papers
Mary Ritter Beard Papers, 1915 - 1958
2 boxes (2.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 13
Historian, archivist, and women's rights activist. The Mary Ritter Beard papers primarily document the organization and dissolution of the World Center for Women's Archives, which Beard founded, as well as the founding of both the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College and the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, both women's history archives. Materials include correspondence, writings, photographs, and books. Correspondents include Dorothy Brush; Ethel Weed; prominent Japanese activist and Diet member, Shizue Kato; Sophia Smith Collection founder, Margaret Grierson; and Grierson's companion, Marine Leland.
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The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.
Detlev Vagts and Arlene Beard hold copyright to the papers of Mary Ritter Beard. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.
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