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Letty Cottin Pogrebin papers, 1955-2017
100 linear feet (100 boxes)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00294

Abstract:
Journalist; co-founder, National Women's Political Caucus; co-founder, Ms. magazine; editor; Feminist. The collection consists largely of Pogrebin's professional papers reflecting her career as a writer and journalist, as well as her social activism in the Women's Liberation and feminist movements. The collection is organized primarily by writing and other projects and includes correspondence; research, organization, and subject files; drafts, published writings, and speeches interspersed throughout. There is a small amount of biographical material and memorabilia.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access:

Files pertaining to Pogrebin's consciousness raising group "Next Step Women" are closed until January 1, 2050 or Pogrebin's death, whichever comes first.

Financial information is closed until January 1, 2020 or Pogreben's death, whichever comes first.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, Pogrebin has assigned the copyright in her works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Pogrebin, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

Born in New York City, 9 June 1939. Graduated from Brandeis University in 1959. She began her career in book publishing as an editorial assistant and director of publicity and subsidiary rights at the publishing house of Bernard Geis Associates. Her journalistic career has included freelance writing for the New York Times, TV Guide, Boardroom Reports, and Good Housekeeping, among others. She contributed "The Working Woman" column to Ladies' Home Journal from 1971 to 1981. A founder of Ms. magazine, she edited and contributed from its beginning. Pogrebin is the author of How to Make It in a Man's World (1970), Getting Yours (1975), Growing Up Free (1980), Family Politics (1983), Among Friends (1987), and Deborah, Golda and Me (1991). She is also editor of Stories for Free Children (1982), contributor to numerous anthologies, and a popular lecturer on non-sexist childrearing, family life, and feminism and Judaism. She was a founder of the National Women's Political Caucus and is an active member of many other organizations.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists largely of Pogrebin's professional papers reflecting her career as a writer and journalist, as well as her social activism in the women's liberation and feminist movements. The collection is organized primarily by writing and other projects and includes correspondence; research, organization, and subject files; drafts, published writings, and speeches interspersed throughout. There is a small amount of biographical material and memorabilia.


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

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access:

Files pertaining to Pogrebin's consciousness raising group "Next Step Women" are closed until January 1, 2050 or Pogrebin's death, whichever comes first.

Financial information is closed until January 1, 2020 or Pogreben's death, whichever comes first.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, Pogrebin has assigned the copyright in her works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Pogrebin, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

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

Letty Cottin Pogrebin Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00293, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Letty Pogrebin began donating her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1986 and has made regular additions to the collection since then. Accesion Numbers not listed in this archive include 86S-40, 86S-68, 87S-6, 87S-61, 87S-63, 87S-89, 88S-51, 88S-74, 89S-10, 90S-34, 90S-46, 91S-61, 92S-24, 92S-42, 92S-49, 93S-25, 93S-68, 94S-19, 94S-53, 95S-10, 96S-01, 96S-14, and 96S-32.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Amy Hague, 1995

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request the creation of and access to digital copies.


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 the most recent additions to this collection. Additional materials are described in unpublished lists that can be sent to you upon request by contacting specialcollections@smith.edu


Contents List
2018-S-0031. Letty Cottin Pogrebin papers and t-shirts
1989-2017


Restrictions on access:

Box 3 contains financial information closed until 2020 at the donor's request.

"How to be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick" (7 folders): correspondence re: book design, publicity, outreach, and audio book version
2013

Box 1
"Tiny Letters" (LCP's email newsletter--2 folders)
2016-2017

Box 1
Women's March in DC
2016-2017

Box 1
Judaism and Gender (5 folders)
1999-2015

Box 1
"The Women of the Wall (Israel)"
1989-2000

Box 1
Two political t-shirts and 1 tote bag
ca.Approximately 2016

Box 1
Kate Millett Memorial Service Program
9 November 2017

Box 2
Promotional cards for "Three Daughter" (2001) and "How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick" (2013


Box 2
Brandeis University's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program
2009-2016

Box 2
"Single Jewish Male Seeking Soulmate" email correspondence, publicity, interviews, and reviews (8 folders)
2015

Box 2
Two political t-shirts, including "Peace Now" in English, Hebrew and Arabic; and "I Was There January 21, 2017"
2017

Box 2
Lectures, including email correspondence, itineraries, and contracts (two folders)--CLOSED until 2020
: Per the donor's request, any materials containing financial information are closed until 2020
2015-2016

Box 3
Letty Cottin Pogrebin website
First captured August 20, 2016
1 website(1 archived website)

The website of Letty Cottin Pogrebin (http://www.lettycottinpogrebin.com/), was first captured in 2016. Subsequent captures are scheduled annually. The website includes her biography, a list of all her published works, lecture topics, and a schedule of her public appearances.


Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Child rearing -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Feminism -- New York(State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Feminism -- Periodicals -- History -- 20th century
  • Feminism -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Judaism -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Feminists -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
  • Jewish women -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
  • Journalists -- United States -- 20th century -- Biography -- Sources
  • Judaism -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Ms. (periodical)
  • Parenting -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
  • Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
  • Steinem, Gloria
  • Women -- China -- History -- Sources
  • Women -- Congresses

Genre terms
  • Address books
  • Appointment books
  • Audiotapes
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Business records
  • Computer media
  • Contracts
  • Electronic mail
  • Fund raising
  • Galley proofs
  • Organization files
  • Pamphlets
  • Proofs
  • Publications
  • Research
  • Speeches
  • Typescripts
  • Videotapes
  • Writings
  • clippings
  • correspondence
  • lecture notes
  • memorabilia
  • notebooks
  • scrapbooks


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