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Alice Mayer Stetten Papers, 1930-1972
4 boxes (1.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 153

Abstract:
Civic leader; Pacifist; Philanthropist; International relations specialist. Papers consist primarily of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, and memorabilia documenting Stetten's work with the American-Korean Foundation, the American Women's Association's Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, the Common Council for American Unity (later called American Council for Nationalities Service), the National Coucil of Women, the Overseas Education Fund of the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Commission.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

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

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Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns.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

Alice Mayer was born in New York City on November 19, 1882 and educated by tutors and in private schools. She married a surgeon, DeWitt Stetten, and until World War II spent summers with him in their home on the Yugoslav island of Korcul. A life-long New York City resident, she travelled extensively and was fluent in several languages. Alice Mayer Stetten served as the convener of the International Relations and Peace section of the International Council of Women, which she--along with Rose Parsons--revitalized after World War II. In addition to her work with the ICW Stetten served as Vice-president of the National Council of Women, as Director of the American Council Nationalities Service and the Carrie Chapmann Catt Memorial Fund, and participated in a variety of other organizations committed to bettering international relations. Stetten died on October 7, 1972.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Alice Mayer Stetten Papers contain little personal material; they consist primarily of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, and memorabilia documenting her work with the American-Korean Foundation, the American Women's Association's Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, the Common Council for American Unity (later called American Council for Nationalities Service), the National Coucil of Women, the Overseas Education Fund of the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Commission. Significant correspondents include Hubert Humphrey, Jacqueline Kennedy, Dorothy Kenyon, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Maurine Neuberger, Robert Wagner, and Ruth Woodsmall. There is also some third-party correspondence (written to others) from Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles, Adlai Stevenson, and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

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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.

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.

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Alice Mayer Stetten Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

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


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Subjects
  • American Council for Nationalities Service--History--Sources
  • American-Korean Foundation--History--Sources
  • Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
  • Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959--Correspondence
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969--Correspondence
  • Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978--Correspondence
  • Internationalism -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Kenyon, Dorothy, 1888-1972--Correspondence
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902- --Correspondence
  • Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927- --Correspondence
  • National Council of Women of the United States--History--Sources
  • Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929- --Correspondence
  • Overseas Education Fund of the League of Women Voters--History--Sources
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962--Correspondence
  • Stetten, Alice Mayer, 1887-1972
  • Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965--Correspondence
  • Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953--Correspondence
  • Woodsmall, Ruth Frances, 1883-1963--Correspondence


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