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Linda Walsh Jenkins Papers, 1975-1987
3 boxes (2.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 252

Abstract:
Professor, theater; Actor. Source material and correspondence relating to her book Women in American Theatre; also scripts, ephemera, periodicals, essays, clippings, and correspondence related to women's theatres around the world; and correspondence, printed material, and drafts for the Women in the Performing Arts newsletter.

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:

Linda Walsh Jenkin owns copyright to her unpublished writings. Copyright to materials authored 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 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

Linda Walsh Jenkins was a tenured professor in the Theatre department at Northwestern University at the time this collection was donated. She was co-editor of Women in the American theatre: careers, images, movements: an illustrated anthology and sourcebook with Helen Kroch Chinoy (1981) and was an active member of the women's theatre community through the 1970s and 1980s. She had a son in 1971 and raised him as a single parent in Evanston, Il. No further biographical information is available.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Linda Walsh Jenkins Papers include source material and correspondence relating to her book Women in American Theatre. There are also scripts, ephemera, periodicals, essays, clippings, and correspondence related to women's theatres around the world, as well as correspondence, printed material, and drafts for the newsletter, Women in the Performing Arts.


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:

Linda Walsh Jenkin owns copyright to her unpublished writings. Copyright to materials authored 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 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:

Linda Walsh Jenkins Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Linda Walsh Jenkins Papers donated her Papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1988 and 1989.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing done by Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Fraenkel intern, 2009.


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

Contents List
Women in Performing Arts newsletter



Background materials: notes, drafts, correspondence, manuscripts, press releases, mailing lists, printed material, and copies of newsletters
1975-82

Box 1: folder 1-3
General: correspondence, clippings, press releases, newsletters
1973-85

Box 1: folder 4-7
Women's Studies (including Smith College): printed material, periodicals, correspondence, draft articles
1975

Box 1: folder 8
"Assignment D": Correspondence, clippings and press releases
1978-81

Box 1: folder 9
Suzanne Buton and Susan Stone
1975-82

Box 1: folder 10
Joanne Hamlin (script)
1975

Box 1: folder 11
Miscellaneous


Box 1: folder 12
Women in American Theatre



Correspondence, contracts, and contacts list (includes Smith College, Sophia Smith Collection, Helen Chinoy, and Chinoy's Rally Day speech, Smith College 1983)
1974-86

Box 1: folder 13-17
Correspondence, printed materials, clippings, and transcripts of interviews with Judith Malina, Peggy Shaw, and "R.B."'s interview with Lois Weaver
1984-87

Box 1: folder 18
General: correspondence and printed materials
1986

Box 1: folder 19
General: source materials, correspondence, speeches, essays, drafts, mailings from theatres (includes Deborah Lubar scripts, transcript of Lillian Hellman and Bill Moyers interview
1971-88

Box 2: folder 1-5
Mailing lists, contacts, correspondence, returned mail, and printed materials
1971-88

Box 2: folder 6-10
Scripts



"Finalists, top 5" (with correspondence from One Act Theatre and scripts by O-Lan Shepard, Denize Springer, Irene Oppenheim, Grace McKeaney, Susan Narus
1977-81, n.d.

Box 2: folder 11
"One Act Plays, numbers 1-16 (Susan Kennedy, Kitty Tsui, Tobey Chappell, Toni Press, Sylvia Bigelow, Annawin Shamas, June Griffin, Kathleen Magill, Theresa Mayer Hammond, Susan E. Spoth, Janice Penkalski
1979-81, n.d.

Box 2: folder 12-13
Marijane Datsun: "Last Acts," press releases and clippings
n.d.

Box 2: folder 14
Martha Boesing: 2 scripts
1974

Box 2: folder 15
Miscellaneous



"Old Wives Tale": script by Linda Jenkins, with correspondence with Lilith, a Woman's Theatre
1984-85

Box 2: folder 16
"Rated X" (film): correspondence, abstract, and endorsements
1984

Box 2: folder 17
Nancy Rhodes: correspondence and copy of "A Study on Employment Discrimination Against Women Playwrights and Directors in Non Profit Theatre"
1976

Box 2: folder 17
Christine Westwood (Women's theatre in Australia): correspondence, press releases and ephemera
1977-78

Box 2: folder 18
Correspondence, mailings, press releases, biographies, posters, photographs, playbills, and other printed material from theatre groups (includes Washington American Feminist Theatre, Chicago Theatre Group Inc., American Theatre Association, At The Foot of the Mountain, Plutonium Players, Women's Collage Theatre, Women's International Theatre Alliance, Lilith, a Woman's Theatre, Theatre Rhinocerous)
1976-89

Box 2: folder 19-24
Correspondence, mailings, press releases, biographies, posters, photographs, playbills, and other printed material from theatre groups
1976-89

Box 3: folder 1-6
Dance: printed material


Box 3: folder 7
Miscellaneous clippings
1977-80

Box 3: folder 8

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Subjects
  • Chinoy Helen Krich
  • Feminist theater--United States--History--Sources
  • Jenkins, Linda Walsh
  • Women dramatists, American--20th century--Biography--Sources
  • Women in the theater--United States--History--Sources


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