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Elizabeth Dodson Gray Papers, 1970s-2008
5 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 648

Abstract:
Theologian; Writer. Papers contain lecture notes, writings, and articles and clippings about women and women's issues. [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.

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Dodson Gray graduated from Smith College in 1951, and earned her BDiv. from Yale Divinity School in 1954. In 1957, she married fellow Yale classmate, David Gray, with whom she has two children, Hunter and Lisa. From 1957 to 1972, the couple worked together in Epicopal parish ministsry, and during the 1970s and 1980s, they taught together at MIT's Sloan School of Management, at Williams College, and at Boston College; Elzabeth D. Gray also taught at the Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire. In the early 1970s, Gray "worked out for herself a feminist critique of our male-dominated culture," and since 1978 she has served as director of the Theological Opportunities Program (TOPS) at Harvard Divinity School, which sponsors Thursday morning lectures on a variety of topics having to do with patriarchy, ecofeminism, women's interpretation of religious matters, and the like. In 2000, Gray received Yale University's Distinguished Alumni Award.

[Biographical information was taken from IWWG and Yale Divinity School web sites]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Elizabeth Dodson Gray Papers contain lecture notes; books by Gray, and books and publications containing writings by her; and articles and clippings about women and women's issues.

[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.

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Elizabeth Dodson Gray Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Elizabeth Dodson Gray Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Elizabeth Dodson Gray beginning in 2008.

Accruals:

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

Processing Information

Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger, 2009


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


Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Ecofeminism -- Religious aspects
  • Feminism -- Religious aspects
  • Feminist spirituality -- History -- Sources
  • Feminist theology -- History -- Sources
  • Gray, Elizabeth Dodson, 1929-
  • Religions -- Study and teaching -- History -- Sources
  • Theological Opportunities Program
  • Women -- Religious life
  • Women and religion -- History--20th century -- Sources
  • Women in Christianity
  • Women theologians -- United States


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