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Elisabeth Anthony Dexter Papers, 1837-1950
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 47

Abstract:
Professor; Historian. Papers include notes and manuscripts for Colonial Women of Affairs and Career Women of America; an 1837 letter from English author Eliza Cook to the (London) Literary Gazette with notes by Dexter; and correspondence and proposals from the Austrian League for the United 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Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns.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

Elisabeth Anthony Dexter (1887-1971) earned an A.B. from Bates College, A.M. from Columbia University, and in 1923, a PhD in history from Clark University. She also studied at Brown, Oxford, and Radcliffe. Her areas of interest included international relations, pre- Revolutionary American professional and business women, and British history. From 1923-27, she taught British and American history and was head of Skidmore College's history department. Dexter represented the Church Peace Union in New York City, London, then Geneva, in 1945-48. She travelled throughout Europe. With her husband, Robert C. Dexter, the director of Rhode Island's World Affairs Council, she provided aid to refugees in Lisbon, 1940-44. She was the European director for the Unitarian Service Committee. She was active in the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. She wrote Colonial Women of Affairs (1924) and Career Women of America, 1776-1840 (1950).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Elisabeth Dexter Papers include notes and manuscripts from Colonial Women of Affairs and Career Women of America; an 1837 letter from English author Eliza Cook to the (London) Literary Gazette with notes by Dexter; and correspondence and proposals from the Austrian League for the United Nations.

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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:

Elisabeth Anthony Dexter Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
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Young Library
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Northampton, MA 01063

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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
  • Dexter, Elisabeth Anthony, b. 1887.
  • Women--Employment--United States--18th century
  • Women--United States--History--18th Century--Sources
  • Women--United States--History--19th century--Sources


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