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Religion Collection, 1734-1997 (Bulk: 1800-1950)
10 boxes (7.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 448

Abstract:
This collection is comprised of bibliographies, articles, pamphlets, biographies, newspaper clippings and tracts all pertaining to women's roles within religion and the church. Included are two volumes of The Woman's Bible (1897); a tract entitled "Account of Abigail Hutchinson: a young woman hopefully converted at Northampton, Mass (1734);" pamphlets and articles on the education and training of missionaries and historical sketches of missionary societies; matriarchal religions and founders of independent and separatist church movements; and documentation on women's organizations and caucuses from various religious sects.

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:

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection
Cover of pamphlet on the "Account of Abigail Hutchinson, a young woman hopefully converted at Northampton, Mass," by Jonathan Edwards, 1734

Cover of pamphlet on the "Account
of Abigail Hutchinson, a young woman
hopefully converted at Northampton,
Mass," by Jonathan Edwards, 1734

The collection is comprised of bibliographies, articles, pamphlets, biographies, newspaper clippings, and tracts all pertaining to women's roles within religion and the church. Dating from 1734 to 1979, the bulk of the materials are dated after 1800. Included are two volumes of The Woman's Bible (1897); a tract entitled "Account of Abigail Hutchinson: a young woman hopefully converted at Northampton, Mass" (1734); pamphlets, articles and other materials on the education and training of missionaries and historical sketches of missionary societies, matriarchal religions, founders of independent and separatist church movements, and women's organizations and caucuses from various religious sects. There are also biographical files on individual women religious thinkers and leaders and an oral history of Patricia Page (Smith College, class of 1944), done for the Episcopal Women's History Project (1997).


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:

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Religion Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA

History of the Collection

Materials in this subject collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors. One donor to this collection, Patricia Page, was Smith College Class of 1944.

Accruals:

Periodic additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed in 2002 by Laura Cutter, intern. Recent additions may not be reflected in the finding aid.


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
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Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
SERIES I. GENERAL



Contents


Box 1: folder 1
Bibliographies
1971-80, n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Women in the Bible: articles, pamphlets, notes, and miscellaneous
1922-80, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
The Woman's Bible, 2 volumes: Vol. I, The Pentateuch; Vol. II, Judges, Kings, Prophets and Apostles; article
1897 1898 1948

Box 1: folder 4
Women in the Church: articles
1914-71, n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Women in the Church, pamphlets and booklets [one in French]
1734, 1868, 1903-71, n.d.

Box 1: folder 6-7
Matriarchal Religions: Pesek-Marous, Eduard. Salvatore, Bull of Salvation (Tau Press, California:
1976

Box 1: folder 8
Research Papers



Susan Milson, "Women and the Medieval Church"
1972

Box 2: folder 9
Nancy Schwartz. "Women as Leaders and Founders of Independent and Separatist Church Movements in Sub-Saharan Africa"
1972

Box 2: folder 10
Periodicals



Commonweal
May 15, 1970; Dec. 24, 1971

Box 2: folder 11
Daughters of Sarah
Nov. 1974, Jan. 1975, Mar. 1977, May 1977

Box 2: folder 12
Inward Light
Summer/Fall, 1964; Spring, 1969

Box 2: folder 13
Kairos, an independent quarterly of liberal religion
Spring 1979

Box 2: folder 14
Post American[Evangelical Feminism]
August/September, 1974

Box 2: folder 15
Women's Caucus-Religious Studies Newsletter
March 1973, Fall 1972

Box 2: folder 16
The Student World, Third Quarter
1936

Box 2: folder 17
SERIES II. INDIVIDUALS



Collected biographies
1921, 1974, n.d.

Box 3: folder 18
Praise Book (songs)
1877

Box 3
Antoinette Brown Blackwell: photographs and article
1914, n.d.

Box 3: folder 19
Olympia Brown: pamphlets, articles, autobiography, letters
1915-63

Box 3: folder 20
Mary Daly: 3 articles written by Daly
1971-72

Box 3: folder 21
Mary Dyer: articles
1959

Box 3: folder 22
Mary Baker Eddy: articles

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIAL]

1910-70, n.d.

Box 3: folder 23
Julia A.J. Foote: autobiography
1879

Box 3: folder 24
Elizabeth Fry: articles, photographs, and letters
1925, 1936, n.d.

Box 3: folder 25
Barbara Heck: pamphlets and articles
1927-33, n.d.

Box 3: folder 26
Joan of Arc

[see Books on shelf]



Box 3: folder 26
Ruth Anna Lindley: biography
1893

Box 3: folder 27
Aimee Semple McPherson: biography and articles
1926-33, n.d.

Box 3: folder 28
Madalyn Murray O'Hair: pamphlets
1966, 1979

Box 3: folder 28a
Patricia Page [See next box]


Box 3
Mary Rotch: biography
1956

Box 3: folder 29
Agnes Maude Royden



Pamphlets, articles, letter written by Royden
1915-43, n.d.

Box 3: folder 30
Articles about Royden
1922-64, n.d.

Box 3: folder 31
Elizabeth Ann Seton: biography and article
1921, n.d.

Box 3: folder 32
Joanna Southcott: article
1946

Box 3: folder 33
Augusta E. Stetson: letters
1904, 1914, n.d.

Box 3: folder 34
Patricia Page: oral history transcript and audiocassette tapes (4)
1997

Box 3a: folder 34a
SERIES III. CLERGY



Pamphlets
1892-63, n.d.

Box 3b: folder 35
Articles
1891-38

Box 3b: folder 36
International Association of Women Ministers: pamphlet and poster
1982

Box 3b: folder 37
International Association of Women Preachers: constitution and letter
1919, 1924

Box 3b: folder 38
Society for the Equal Ministry of Men and Women in the Church: pamphlets
1929-47, n.d.

Box 3b: folder 39
Minister's wives: articles
1923-37, n.d.

Box 3b: folder 40
SERIES IV. ORGANIZATIONS



Campus Ministry Women: newsletters
April 1974-May 1982

Box 4: folder 40a
Center for Women and Religion: pamphlets and letter
1981

Box 4: folder 41
Ecumenical Women's Center: Personnel handbook and newsletters
1974-82

Box 4: folder 41a
Ethical Culture Society (Clara Babcock Bisbee): article and pamphlet
1892, n.d.

Box 4: folder 42
Evangelical Women's Caucus: pamphlet and letter
1975

Box 4: folder 43
Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America: questionnaires, pamphlets, reports, and newsletter
1925-49

Box 4: folder 44
Interracial Conference of Church Women (Federal Council of Churches): articles and pamphlets
1926-29, n.d.

Box 4: folder 45
Massachusetts Council of Churches. Task Force on Women: press release, article, and newsletter
1974, n.d.

Box 4: folder 46
Miscellaneous: articles and pamphlets
1864, 1922-38, n.d.

Box 4: folder 47
National Council of Churches. United Church Women: booklets, study guide,and articles
1959, 1970, n.d.

Box 4: folder 48
National Organization for Women: Task Force on Women and Religion: reports, mission statement
1973, n.d.

Box 4: folder 49
Philadelphia Task Force on Women in Religion: newsletters
March/April 1973-March/April 1974

Box 4: folder 49a
The Woman's Church (New York City): announcement
1879

Box 4: folder 49b
Women's Centennial Congress. Commission on Ethical and Religious Values: preparatory material
1940

Box 4: folder 50
Women's Center for Theologizing: reports, programs, resources, retreats, and training materials
1974-1976, n.d.

Box 4: folder 50a
Women's Ordination Conference: letter and donation information
1994

Box 4: folder 50b
World Council of Churches: pamphlets, booklets, reports, lectures, letter, and bibliography
1947-64

Box 4: folder 51
SERIES V. MISSIONARY WORK



Missionaries



Articles and pamphlets
1900-31, n.d.

Box 5: folder 52
Education and training: booklets
1913-44, n.d.

Box 5: folder 53
Missionaries in Asia



General: letters and articles
1929-40

Box 5: folder 54
Kiangsi & Foochow Women's conferences
1919 1913

Box 5
Montgomery, Helen Barrett. Western Women in Eastern Lands (New York: MacMillan Company
1911

Box 5
Miscellaneous biography: articles and pamphlets
1917-30

Box 5: folder 55
Loanza Goulding Benton (1822-99): biography, diary (1847-51), recollections, article, photographs, and drawings (all in one typed compellation)
1847-1869, n.d.

Box 5: folder 56
Seraphina Haynes Everett (1823-55): diary (typed copy)
March 3, 1845- April 17, 1845

Box 5: folder 57
Frances Cousens Gage: biography
1918

Box 5: folder 57a
Florence Hooper (1789-1826): booklet, material by Hooper, bibliography
1957, n.d.

Box 5: folder 58
Ann Hasseltine Judson (1819-1903): letter
1826

Box 5: folder 59
Rebecca Toy Lore (1793-1812): diary
September 17, 1847-December 6, 1847

Box 5: folder 60
Harriet Atwood Newell (1874-1939): book
n.d.

Box 5: folder 61
Genevieve Davis Olds: remembrance and photograph
1939, n.d.

Box 5: folder 62
Rhoda Orme (1842-1933): reports
1954, 1955

Box 5: folder 63
Clara Gray Schauffler (1982-1955): biography
n.d.

Box 5: folder 64
Ruth Isabel Seabury: biography, Part 2 of 2
1955

Box 5: folder 65
Missionary societies



Birdsnest Foundation: booklet and pamphlets
1930-37, n.d.

Box 6: folder 66
Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church: pamphlets, articles, and letter
1900-52

Box 6: folder 67
Council of Women for Home Missions: articles
1923-31

Box 6: folder 68
East London Institute for Home and Foreign Missions: book
1887

Box 6: folder 69
Federation of Woman's Boards of Foreign Missions of North America: reports and minutes
1926-28

Box 6: folder 70
Female Cent Institution (Aux. to the New Hampshire Missionary Society): report
1888

Box 6: folder 70a
Female Missionary Society for the Poor of the City of New York: report
1817

Box 6: folder 71
Foreign Missions Conference, Committee on Women's Work: report and minutes
1939

Box 6: folder 72
International Missionary Council: article and booklets
1927-28, n.d.

Box 6: folder 73
The King's Daughters Settlement: report, article, and periodical
1896-1928

Box 6: folder 74
Presbyterian Women's Home Missions: reports, financial information, and drafts of resolutions
1877-78

Box 6: folder 74a
Trinity Church Association and Trinity Mission House: booklet
1956

Box 6: folder 75
United Study of Missions: booklets
n.d.

Box 6: folder 76
Women's Board of Missions: pamphlets, letter, booklets, article, and reports
1882-1925, n.d.

Box 6: folder 77
Women's Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands: reports
1874-84

Box 6: folder 78
Women's Foreign Missionary Society: articles
1871-1931, n.d.

Box 6: folder 79
Woman's Home Missionary Society: reports and articles
1893-1930

Box 6: folder 80
Women's Presbyterian Board of Missions of the North West: booklet and periodicals
1882-1911

Box 6a: folder 81
Women's Baptist Missionary Society, Women's American Baptist Home Mission Society, and American Baptist Foreign Mission Society: booklets and article
1881-1927, n.d.

Box 6a: folder 82
L.H. Daggett. Historical Sketches of Women's Missionary Societies in America and England, Boston
1883

Box 6a
SERIES VI. SECTS



Anglican



General: booklets and articles
1908-43, n.d.

Box 7: folder 83
Anglican Group for the Ordination of Women: booklets, reports
1930-39, n.d.

Box 7: folder 84
Clergy: booklets and articles
1917-58, n.d.

Box 7: folder 85
Deaconesses: booklets and articles
1912-48, n.d.

Box 7: folder 86
League of the Church Militant: pamphlets
1919-28, n.d.

Box 7: folder 87
Baptist: articles
1923-32, n.d.

Box 7: folder 88
Catholic



General: biographies (one in German), pamphlets, and articles
1912-45, n.d.

Box 7: folder 89
National Council of Catholic Women: booklets and articles
1921-52, n.d.

Box 7: folder 90
Sisterhoods: articles and biographies
1922-69, n.d.

Box 7: folder 91
Women's Ordination Conference: pamphlets and booklet of programs
1979-82, n.d.

Box 7: folder 92
Church of Scotland: articles and booklets
1912-47, n.d.

Box 8: folder 93
Congregational: articles and pamphlets
1929-50, n.d.

Box 8: folder 94
Doukhobors: articles
1959

Box 8: folder 95
Islam: booklets and articles
1881-1933, n.d.

Box 8: folder 96
Judaism: books, articles, and periodicals
1924-84, n.d.

Box 8: folder 97
Lutheran: articles
1925-28, n.d.

Box 8: folder 98
Methodist



General: articles and programs
1920-74, n.d.

Box 8: folder 99
Clergy: articles
1922-33

Box 8: folder 100
Deaconesses: booklets and articles
1922-63, n.d.

Box 8: folder 101
United Methodist Women's Caucus: newsletter (The Yellow Ribbon)
March 1973-Fall 1977, 1980

Box 8: folder 101a
Mormon: booklets, article, and letter
1884-1979, n.d.

Box 9: folder 102
Presbyterian



General: articles
1921-28

Box 9: folder 103
Clergy: articles
1925-58

Box 9: folder 104
Protestant Episcopal



General: booklets, articles
1919-74, n.d.

Box 9: folder 105
Sisterhood: book, booklets, and periodicals
1879-1963, n.d.

Box 9: folder 106
Reformed Church of America, clergy: article
1927

Box 9: folder 107
Salvation Army: articles and photograph
1929-33

Box 9: folder 108
Seventh Day Adventists: booklet
n.d.

Box 9: folder 109
Society of Friends



General: articles and booklets
1929-59, n.d.

Box 9: folder 110
ARSC Women's Newsletter
February-December 1974

Box 9: folder 111
Symposium on American Quaker Women (Guilford College, March, 1979): bibliographies, informational material, various Quaker women, statistics, essay, and articles
1979

Box 9: folder 112
Unitarian: articles and booklets
1922, n.d.

Box 9: folder 113
Universalists: articles
1923, 1930

Box 9: folder 114
Unitarian/ Universalist



Clergy: book
1975

Box 9: folder 115
U.U. Women's Federation



The Bridge (Periodical)
March 1970-February 1971, Nov/Dec 1971

Box 9: folder 116
Speak Out (Periodical)
May 1971, Sept 1974, Dec 1974, Mar 1975, Nov 1975, Mar 1976

Box 9: folder 117
Wicca: report
n.d.

Box 9: folder 118
OVERSIZED MATERIAL



Scrapbook of historical data re: Christian Science to its founder, Mary Baker Eddy
1935

Box 10
BOOKS ON SHELF



Booth, Evangeline and Grace L. Hill. The War Romance of the Salvation Army
1919


Crook, Margaret Brackenbury. Women and Religion
1964


Driscoll, Annette. Literary Convert Women
1928


Howland, Susannah R. Early Quakerism
1885


Lollis, Lorraine. The Shape of Adam's Rib
1970


Rankin, Mary. Daughter of Affliction
1871


Royden, A. Maude. Blessed Joan of Arc
1918


Sergio, Lisa. Jesus and Woman: An exciting discovery of what he offered her
1975


Spencer, J. A., ed. The Women of Early Christianity
1851


Van Lennep, Mary E. Memoir of Mrs. Mary E. Van Lennep (missionary in Turkey)
1848



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Subjects
  • England--Church history--Sources
  • Feminist spirituality
  • Missionaries-- History--Sources
  • Spouses of clergy-- History--Sources
  • United States--Church history--Sources
  • Women clergy--United States--History--Sources
  • Women in Christianity--History--Sources
  • Women in church work--Catholic Church
  • Women missionaries--History--Sources
  • Women--Religion--History--Sources

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