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Jane Whitbread papers, 1978-1984
4.5 linear feet (5 containers)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00259

Abstract:
Jane Whitbread was an editor and writer. The collection consists solely of material related to the research and writing of her book, After Super Mom: Working Mothers Talk About Their World. It contains questionnaires, responses and analyses of responses, correspondence, taped interviews, transcripts of interviews, and notes Whitbread kept in three travel notebooks.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access: Researchers must sign a standard Access Agreement form.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, Jane Whitbread 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 Jane Whitbread, 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 Note

Jane Whitbread was born in 1914 and graduated with honors with a B.A. from Vassar college circa 1940. Between 1941 and 1945 she worked for the Office of War information as a writer-editor, for the War Activities Commission as the director of research and production for a book on motion pictures during World War II. After the war she worked as a freelance writer for magazines such as Good Housekeeping, McCall's, The Nation, Harpers, and Parents, and as an editor and writer for the New York Times Magazine. She also authored numerous books including The Intelligent Man's Guide to Women (1951), Your Child is a Person: A Psychological Approach to Parenthood without Guilt (1965), How to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of School (1974), Daughters from Infancy to Independence (1979), The Pain Control Book (1981), and After Super Mom: Working Mothers Talk About Their World (1980s). She died in 2006.

Scope and Contents

The Jane Whitbread collection consists solely of material related to the research and writing of her book After Super Mom: Working Mothers Talk About Their World. It contains questionnaires, responses and analyses of responses, correspondence, taped interviews, transcripts of interviews, and notes Whitbread kept in three travel notebooks.


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

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access: Researchers must sign a standard Access Agreement form.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, Jane Whitbread 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 Jane Whitbread, 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

Jane Whitbread papers, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00259, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

This collection was purchased from Jane Whitbread on 1984-06-15.


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

Contents List

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Subjects
  • Authors, American--20th century--Biography--Sources
  • Child care--United States-History--20th century--Sources
  • Children of working mothers--United States--History--Sources
  • Divorce--United States--History--Sources
  • Marriage--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Whitbread, Jane
  • Whitbread, Jane, 1914-
  • Working mothers--Employment--United States

Genre terms
  • Audiotapes
  • Forms (documents)
  • Interviews
  • Notes
  • Oral histories
  • Questionnaires
  • Transcripts
  • clippings
  • correspondence
  • photographs


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