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Women Ambassadors Oral History Project oral histories, 1916-2002 (Bulk: 1980-1990)
27 boxes (31 linear feet)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00204

Abstract:
Collection consists mostly of oral histories conducted and collected by Morin of women ambassadors and state department employees, conducted in 1984, for her book, Her Excellency (1995). The collection also contains research files and typescripts of her book, Her Majesty, and a proposal and outline for a book, Madam Ambassador.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. Collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use. Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice. AV materials may not be viewed until in-house use copies are made.

Restrictions on use:

Ann Miller Morin retains copyright to her unpublished works within this collection. Copyright to materials authored 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

Biographical / Historical

Ann Miller Morin, born 24 July 1924, was the wife of a Foreign Service Officer. She gathered information, including oral histories, from 36 "female chiefs of mission, from the first one appointed in 1933 to the 44th appointed in 1983." The Women Ambassadors Project resulted in a book entitled Her Excellency, published in 1995.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mostly of oral histories conducted and collected by Morin of women ambassadors and state department employees, conducted in 1984, for her book, Her Excellency (1995). Included are interviews with Anne Armstrong, Jane Coon, Ruth Farkas, Millicent Fenwick, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Betty Dillon, Clare Booth Luce, Madeleine Albright, Jean Kennedy Smith, Mabel Smythe, Carol Laise, Margaret Tibbetts, Rozanne Ridgway, Anne Martindell, Constance Harvey, Nancy Ostrander, Mary Olmsted, Frances Willis, and Mari-Luci Jaramillo. The subject content of the interviews dates from circa 1933 to 1983. The collection also contains research files and typescripts of her book, Her Majesty, and a proposal and outline for a book, Madam Ambassador.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. Collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use. Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice. AV materials may not be viewed until in-house use copies are made.

Restrictions on use:

Ann Miller Morin retains copyright to her unpublished works within this collection. Copyright to materials authored 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:

Women Ambassadors Oral History Project, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00204, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Ann Miller Morin donated this collection to the Sophia Smith Collection from 1998 to 2010.


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
Other Finding Aids

This online finding aid currently provides detailed description of only some of the additions to this collection. Materials from accession 01S-23 are described in unpublished lists that can be sent to you upon request by contacting specialcollections@smith.edu

Contents List
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Women Ambassadors Project, Presidential Libraries Project, Foreign Service Family Oral History Projects
1932-2002


2003-S-0018. Materials related to Theresa Healy
1986-2002

Box 1
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Joan Clark
1985-2002

Box 1
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Ann Cox Chambers
1985-1994

Box 1
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Patricia Byrnes
1976-1985

Box 1
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Anne Forrester
1979-1989

Box 1
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Madeline Albright
1997-2001

Box 1
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Eugenie Anderson
1949-1988

Box 1
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Florence Jaffray Harriman
1932-1995

Box 1
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Clare Booth Luce
1953-1996

Box 2
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Ruth Bryan Owen
1933-1987

Box 2
2003-S-0018. Materials related to various ambassadors
1986-1996

Box 2
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Avis Bohlen
1997-2000

Box 3
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Elinor Constable
1983-2002

Box 3
2003-S-0018. Materials related Frances Cook
1983-2002

Box 3
2003-S-0018. Materials related to April Glaspie
1990-2001

Box 3
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Swanee Hunt
1997-2001

Box 3
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Mary Ryan
2002

Box 3
2003-S-0018. Materials related to various ambassadors
1957-2002

Box 3
2003-S-0018. Women Ambassadors Project correspondence
1995-1998

Box 3
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Presidential Libraries Project: Eisenhower Library
1985-1991

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Presidential Libraries Project: Carter Library
1986-1997

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Presidential Libraries Project: Ford Library
1984-1988

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Presidential Libraries Project: Roosevelt Library
1985-1996

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Presidential Libraries Project: Truman Library
1984-1987

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Presidential Libraries Project: Nixon Library
1987-1997

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Materials related to Presidential Libraries Project: Johnson Library
1985-1989

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Notes, clippings, materials related to Presidential Libraries Project
2002, undated

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Ambassadors' staff lists, pay schedules
1949-1998

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Miscellaneous materials regarding ambassors
1993-1998

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Correspondence and clippings related to Don Ritchie, Holsley Handeyside
1988-1999

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Various materials related to oral histories
1981-1995

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Smithsonian Institution: correspondence, notes, brochures
1988-1990

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Correspondence and notes related to state historical and humanities associations, societies
1988-1992

Box 4
2003-S-0018. Women Ambassadors Project administrative files
1985-1996

Box 5
2003-S-0018. Correspondence, notes related to Ann Miller Morin's "Her Excellency: An Oral History of American Women"
1995

Box 5
2003-S-0018. Various materials related to Foreign Service Family Oral History Project
1982, undated

Box 5
2003-S-0018. Robin Holzhauer M.A. thesis: "Double Duty: The History and Changing Roles of Diplomatic Wives"
1995

Box 5
2003-S-0018. Oral history transcript: Therese Healy
2001

Box 5
General
2003-S-0018. Oral history transcript: Helene Von Damm
1999

Box 5
General
2003-S-0018. Oral history transcript: Eugenie Anderson
1971

Box 6
2003-S-0018. Oral history transcript: Ann Cox Chambers
1985-1986

Box 6
2003-S-0018. Oral history transcript: Frances Cook
1986

Box 6
2003-S-0018. Oral history transcript: Clare Booth Luce
2001

Box 6
2004-S-0071. Biographical materials: Shirley Temple Black, Ruth Davies, Eileen Donovan, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Rozanne Ridgway, Barbara Watson, Melissa Wells, and Faith Whittlesey; and Ann Morin Miller project materials.
1965-2002


2004-S-0071. Ambassador Barbara Watson: clippings, notes, oral listories
1965-1997

Box 1
2004-S-0071. Ambassador Barbara Watson: additional materials
undated

Box 2
2004-S-0071. Ambassador Faith Whittlesey: oral history transcript
2001

Box 2
2004-S-0071. Ambassador Shirley Temple Black: clippings, correspondence, notes
undated

Box 2
2004-S-0017. Videocassettes: Ambassadors Melissa Wells, Rozanne Ridgeway and Jeanne Kirkpatrick
1987 1988

Box 3
2004-S-0071. Ambassador Ruth Davis: articles, clippings, correspondence
1999-2001

Box 3
2004-S-0071. Ambassador Eileen Donovan
1985-2001

Box 3
2004-S-0071. Women Ambassadors Project: files, correspondence, articles, notes
1987-2002

Box 3
2010-S-0011. Morin, Ann Miller, Materials related to Women Ambassadors Oral History Project
1982-2002
6.25 linear feet(5 boxes)

Search Terms
Morin, Ann Miller

2010-S-0011. Card file boxes A-Z
undated

Box 1
2010-S-0011. Card file box: Women Leaders - International Diplomacy
undated

Box 1
2010-S-0011. Card file box: Women Power - Barbara Watson
undated

Box 1
2010-S-0011. Card file boxes: interview cards, bibliography
undated

Box 1
2010-S-0011. Address book
undated

Box 1
2010-S-0011. Telephone logs
1992-1994

Box 1
2010-S-0011. Project proposals
1989

Box 1
2010-S-0011. Materials pertaining to Department of State conferences; correspondence; notebooks
1985-1993

Box 1
2010-S-0011. Reviews of book, "Her Excellency"
1994-1995

Box 2
2010-S-0011. Ann Miller Morin lectures
ca.circa 1995-1998

Box 2
2010-S-0011. Release forms, photographs, publicity material, notes
1982-2001

Box 2
2010-S-0011. Transcripts and other project materials
ca.circa 1980-1990

Box 2 Box 3
2010-S-0011. Ann Miller Morin published articles
ca.1990-1999

Box 3
2010-S-0011. Information regarding project participants
ca.1980-2002

Box 4
2010-S-0011. Correspondence and reports
ca.1980-1999

Box 4
2010-S-0011. Publicity materials
ca.1990-1999

Box 5
2010-S-0011. Materials regarding radio interviews
ca.1990-1999

Box 5
2010-S-0011. Panels and conferences
1997-2001

Box 5
2016-S-0053. Morin, Ann Miller, Ann Miller Morin's research materials, correspondence, photographs, audio cassettes pertaining to women ambassadors
1968-1998
0.5 linear feet(1 box)

Search Terms
Morin, Ann Miller

2016-S-0053. Research materials, correspondence, photographs regarding Melissa Wells
ca.1980-1999

Box 1
2016-S-0053. Lecture, "U.S. Women Ambassadors," by Ann Miller Morin
1988

Box 1
2016-S-0053. Seventeen audiocassette interviews with Barbara Watson and others
1968-1998

Box 1
1998-S-0057. Ann Miller Moran's notes, tapes, transcripts: interviews with women diplomats, State Department employees
undated
3.0 linear feet

1998-S-0057. Anne Armstrong interview: original transcript of with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0057. Jane Coon: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0057. Ruth Farkas: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0057. Millicent Fenwick: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0057. Jeanne Kirkpatrick: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0057. Betty Dillon: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0057. Mabel Smythe: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 2
1998-S-0057. Carol Laise: original transcript of oral history
undated

Box 2
1998-S-0057. Margaret Tibbetts: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 2
1998-S-0057. Rozanne Ridgeway: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 2
1998-S-0057. Anne Martindell: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 2
1998-S-0057. Constance Harvey: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 2
1998-S-0057. Nancy Ostrander: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 3
1998-S-0057. Mary Olmsted: original transcript with subject's handwritten corrections
undated

Box 3
1998-S-0057. Personal effects of, materials regarding Frances Willis
undated

Box 3 Box 4
1998-S-0057. Materials by chapter for history of women ambassadors; proposals to publishers
undated

Box 5
1998-S-0057. Mari-Luci Jaramillo: final copy of oral history transcript
undated

Box 6
1998-S-0057. Mabel Smythe: final copy of oral history transcript
undated

Box 6
1998-S-0057. Betty Dillon: final copy of oral history transcript
undated

Box 6
1998-S-0057. Ruth Farkas: final copy of oral history transcript
undated

Box 6
1998-S-0057. Anne Martindell: final copy of oral history transcript
undated

Box 6
1998-S-0057. Rozanne Ridgway: final copy of oral history transcript
undated

Box 6
1998-S-0057. Printed, autographed copy, Ann Miller Morin's "Her Excellency: women ambassadors"; manuscript and related materials
undated

Box 6
1998-S-0058. Ann Miller Morin's oral histories of women ambassadors, correspondence, news clippings; case file, Alison Palmer v. State
undated
2.75 linear feet(3 boxes)

1998-S-0058. Corrected transcripts and other materials related to Mari-Luci Jaramillo
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0058. Corrected transcripts and other materials related to Rosemary Ginn
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0058. Materials related to Marquita Maytag
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0058. Materials related to Nancy Rawls
undated

Box 1
Biographical note:

Rawls died within six weeks from the start of the ambassadors' oral history project.

1998-S-0058. Materials related to Katherine White
undated

Box 1
Biographical note:

White died within six-weeks of the onset of the ambassadors' oral history project.

1998-S-0058. Materials related to Patricia Harris
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0058. Materials related to Perle Mesta
undated

Box 1
1998-S-0058. Clippings and miscellaneous materials; subjects about women
1985-1998

Box 2
1998-S-0058. Materials pertaining to women's class action suit against Department of State
undated

Box 3
1999-S-0017. Ann Miller Morin's Women's Ambassador's Oral History project: transcripts, grant applications, correspondence
1985-1987 undated
0.75 linear feet

1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Anne Armstrong
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Anne Cox Chambers
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Jane Abell Coon
undated


1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Millicent Fenwick
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Ambassador Rosemary Ginn
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Consul General Constance Harvey
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Ambassador Carol Laise
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Ambassador Mary Olmsted
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Ambassador Nancy Ostrander
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Materials related to oral history of Ambassador Margaret Tibbetts
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Various requests, applications for funding
undated

Box 1
1999-S-0017. Correspondence related to the Women Ambassadors' Oral History Project
1985-1997

Box 1

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Albright, Madeleine Korbel
  • Ambassadors
  • Armstrong, Anne, 1924-
  • Black, Shirley Temple
  • Davis, Ruth
  • Donovan, Eileen
  • Fenwick, Millicent
  • Harvey, Constance
  • Kirkpatrick, Jeane J.
  • Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987
  • Morin, Ann Miller
  • Morin, Ann Miller
  • Morin, Ann Miller. Her Excellency -- Sources
  • Newberry, Suzanne Davis
  • Oral history--Archival resources
  • Ridgway, Rozanne
  • Smythe, Mabel M.
  • Tibbetts, Margaret Joy, 1919-
  • United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989--Sources
  • Watson, Barbara
  • Wells, Melissa
  • Whittlesey, Faith
  • Willis, Frances E.
  • Women ambassadors--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women diplomats--United States--Biography--Sources

Genre terms
  • Audiotapes
  • Books
  • Grant proposals
  • Motion pictures
  • Notes
  • Oral histories
  • Transcripts
  • Videotapes
  • clippings
  • correspondence
  • memorabilia
  • photographs


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