Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall, 1902-1993

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Sophia Yarnall Jacobs, civic worker, was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, in 1902 and was educated at the Baldwin School and at Bryn Mawr, 1919-1921 (x'21), and married Reginald Robert Jacobs in 1921 (divorced in 1937). Jacobs wrote frequently for women's magazines and the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin's woman's pages, 1932-1939. During World War II she managed the Philadelphia Orchestra Club and later was the Promotion Manager for the orchestra. After the war she served as Secretary of the United Nations Council (later the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia), and travelled to the Middle East and India under its auspices; she also ran for School Committee in 1949 but was defeated. After moving to New York, she was primarily interested in civil rights and race relations: she served on the Boards of the National Urban League and the New York Urban League. Jacobs was President of the National Council of Women 1960-1963 and travelled widely as its representative. She was board member of many organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Planned Parenthood Association of Philadelphia.

From the guide to the Papers, 1932-1975, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Papers, 1942-1981 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977. The making of an orchestra : lecture, Feb. 4, 1963 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn National Council of Women of the United States Records, 1888-1976 (Bulk: 1950-1965) New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Kemp, Maida Springer, 1910-. Papers, 1942-1981 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Sophia Yarnal Jacobs Papers, 1861-1990. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Drinker, Sophie Hutchinson, 1888-1968. Papers, 1911-1981 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1884-1971 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Newman, Pauline, ca. 1890-1986. Papers, 1900-1980 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Additional papers, 1911-1983 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall, 1902- ,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Mar. 5, 1976. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf National Council of Women of the United States Records, 1888-1976 (Bulk: 1950-1965) New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall, 1902-. Papers, 1932-1975 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Papers, 1932-1975 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Newman, Pauline. Papers, 1903-1982 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Papers, 1884-1971 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall, 1902-. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1949-1963. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall, 1902-,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Nov. 21, 1977 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Allen, Reginald,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Aug. 6, 1976. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Drinker, Sophie Hutchinson, 1888-1967. Additional papers, 1911-1983 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1904-1971 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Allen, Reginald, person
associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. corporateBody
associatedWith American Woman's Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998 person
associatedWith Daniel, Oliver, person
associatedWith Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. person
associatedWith Drinker, Sophie Hutchinson, 1888-1967 person
associatedWith Kemp, Maida Springer, 1910-2005 person
associatedWith National Council of Women of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith National Urban League. corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Pauline, 1887-1986 person
associatedWith Pandit, Vijaya Lakshmi, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Planned Parenthood Association of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977. person
associatedWith United Nations Council corporateBody
associatedWith Urban League of Greater New York corporateBody
associatedWith World Affairs Council. corporateBody
associatedWith World Affairs Council of Philadelphia corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Haverford PA US
Republic of India 00 IN
Philadelphia PA US
Subject
International cooperation
School elections
Voyages and travels
Addresses, essays etc
Civil rights
Occupation
Author
Civic Activist
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Birth 1902

Death 1993

Female

Americans

English

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