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Letty Cottin Pogrebin Papers, 1955-2011 (ongoing)
97 boxes (97+ linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 294

Abstract:
Journalist; Co-founder, National Women's Political Caucus; Co-founder, Ms. magazine; Editor; Feminist. The collection consists largely of Piven'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. [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 with the following caveats:

  • Partially restricted access - contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.
  • This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works created by Piven in this collection.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
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

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 of the Collection

The collection consists largely of Piven'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.

[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 with the following caveats:

  • Partially restricted access - contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.
  • This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works created by Piven in 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:

Letty Cottin Pogrebin Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Letty Pogrebin began donating her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1986. Periodic additions to the collection are expected.

Accruals:

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

Processing Information

Accessioned by Amy Hague, 1995


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
  • 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
  • Parenting -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Women -- China -- History -- Sources
  • Women -- Congresses
  • Women journalists -- United States -- Biography -- Sources

Contributors
  • Ms. (periodical)
  • Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
  • Steinem, Gloria


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