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Eleanor Gwinnell Coit Papers, 1913-1974
27 boxes (13 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 35

Abstract:
YWCA official. Papers include correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia; teaching material; writings; records from her work with the American Labor Education Service, Committee of Correspondence, Adult Education Association, New York Education Council, the YWCA, and Church of All Nations.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. 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

Biographical Note
Eleanor Coit, 1916

Eleanor Coit, 1916

Eleanor Gwinnell Coit (1894-1976) earned an A.B. from Smith College in 1916 and an A.M. from Columbia University in 1919. She worked for the industry department of the YWCA in New Jersey and Buffalo, New York in the 1910s-20s and became education director of the Affiliated Schools for Workers in 1929. Coit later became director of the organization (renamed the American Labor Education Service) in 1934 until it disbanded in 1962. In the late 1930s, she helped establish worker's education programs in 75 localities under the WPA. Coit was also involved in the Committee of Correspondence.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Eleanor Gwinnell Coit Papers include correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia; teaching material; writings; records from her work with the American Labor Education Service, Committee of Correspondence, Adult Education Association, New York Education Council, YWCA, and Church of All Nations; and other labor education material.

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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. 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:

Eleanor Gwinnell Coit Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


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
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Adult education--United States--History--Sources
  • Church of All Nations (New York, N.Y.)--History
  • Coit, Eleanor G.
  • Committee of Correspondence (New York, N.Y.: 1952-1969)--History
  • Female friendship--United States--History--20th century
  • International labor activities
  • Labor--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Smith College--Students--History--Sources
  • Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.--History


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