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Marylin Bender Papers, 1942-1999 (ongoing)
10 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 271

Abstract:
Journalist; Editor. Papers include material relatedprimarily to her newspaper work. It includes a diary and scrapbooks of articles and travels from her time with the New York Journal American, correspondence with Mina Kirstein Curtiss, research files for a New York Times sex discrimination case, books and book publicity materials, and files from her work at "Business World." [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]

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:

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

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Journalist Marylin Bender (1924-) worked as a reporter for the New York Journal American, 1951-58, and was a reporter, editor, and freelancer at the New York Times from 1959-78 and 1985-92. From 1976-77, she was editor of the NYT Business and Finance section, and from 1985-91, she edited Business World. She wrote several books, including The Beautiful People (1967), At the Top (1975), The Chosen Instrument (with S. Altschul, 1982), Nouveau is Better Than No Riche At All (with Monsieur Mare, 1983). She married Selig Altschul in 1959 and had a son, James Sloan, in 1960.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Marylin Bender Papers include material related primarily to her newspaper work. It includes a diary and scrapbooks of articles and travels from her time with the New York Journal American, correspondence with Mina Kirstein Curtiss, research files for a New York Times sex discrimination case, books and book publicity materials, and files from her work at "Business World."

[NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]


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:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission 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:

Marylin Bender Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Marylin Bender Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Marylin Bender Altschul beginning in 1992.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

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


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

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Language
English


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Subjects
  • Bender, Marilyn, 1924-
  • Businesswomen--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Fashion--History--20th century--Sources
  • Journalism--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Journalists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • New York Times--History--Sources
  • Sex discrimination against women--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Women journalists--United States--Biography--Sources


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