Smith, Hilda Worthington

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Hilda Worthington Smith (1888-1984) was a specialist in workers' education and wrote numerous papers on the topic throughout her life. Smith was the first director of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry and also founded the Affiliated School for Workers, Inc.

From the description of Hilda Worthington Smith workers' education collection, 1937-1972. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 213371634

A pioneer in workers' education (Bryn Mawr, B.A., 1910, M.A., 1911 and the New York School of Philanthropy), Smith was the first director of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry (1921-1933), a founder of the Affiliated Schools for Workers, Inc., in 1927, and affiliated with numerous government and labor organizations including the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the Workers' Service Program of WPA, the Federal Public Housing Authority, and during the late 1940s the National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education.

From the description of Papers, 1837-1975 (inclusive), 1900-1975 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122506517

Educator, social worker.

Miss Smith (d. 1984) held many positions including Dean at Bryn Mawr College, Director of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, and government official with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the Works Progress Administration, the Federal Public Housing Administration, and the Office of Economic Opportunity.

Smith founded the Vineyard Shore Workers' School at her family's summer home at West Park, N.Y. in Ulster County for the education of working women. The name was changed to Hudson Shore Labor School and it included men eventually. When financing became difficult, the program was eventually turned over to Rutgers University and their workers education program.

The Affiliated Schools for Workers was founded in 1927 in New York City to provided education for workers. In 1940 the name was changed to American Labor Education Service.

From the description of Papers, 1884-1972, 1932-1945 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155525693

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Smith, Margaret Earhart, 1902-1960. Papers, 1940-1978 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Smith, Hilda Worthington, 1888-. Papers, 1884-1972, 1932-1945 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers, 1894-1971 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Hand, Learned, 1872-1961. Papers, 1840-1961 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Smith, Hilda Worthington. Affiliated Schools for Workers collection, 1921-1951 (bulk 1921-1940). Rutgers University
referencedIn Essay collection of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1952-1976 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Lockwood, Helen Drusilla, ca. 1891-1971. Helen Drusilla Lockwood papers, 1883-1971. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Collins, Margaret H. (Margaret Hill), 1908-2006. Margaret H. Collins Papers, 1932-2006. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Smith, Hilda Worthington. Hilda Worthington Smith workers' education collection, 1937-1972. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963. Papers, 1797-1963 (inclusive), 1897-1963 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hudson Shore Labor School. Hudson Shore Labor School. Files, 1948-1954. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America,. Essay collection, 1952-1976 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Fernbach, Frank, 1911-1984. Frank Fernbach papers, circa 1930-circa 1981. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Beyer, Clara M. (Clara Mortenson). Papers of Clara Mortenson Beyer, 1911-1974 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Smith, Hilda Worthington. Miscellany, 1972, 1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf United States. Work Projects Administration (Minn.). Workers Education. Records of the state supervisor of workers education, [193-]-1940. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Miller, Helen Hill, 1899-. Papers, 1917-1977 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1965. Papers, 1797-1968 (bulk 1897-1968) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. Papers: Series I-IV, 1884-1998 (inclusive), 1929-1998 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. Oral history interviews, 1947-1974. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Lockwood, Helen Drusilla, 1891-1971. Papers, 1883-1971, 1908-1971 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers, 1940-1978 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1884-1998 (inclusive), 1929-1988 (bulk) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1917-1977 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Coit, Eleanor G. Papers, 1894-1971 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Jones Studio (Boulder, Colo.) Photographer. Hilda Smith portrait. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Smith, Hilda Worthington, 1888-. Papers, 1837-1975 (inclusive), 1900-1975 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Affiliated Schools for Workers. corporateBody
associatedWith American Labor Education Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, corporateBody
associatedWith Barnard Summer School for Women Workers in Industry. corporateBody
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Beyer, Clara M. (Clara Mortenson) person
associatedWith Bookbinder, Hyman Harry, 1916- person
associatedWith Bryn Mawr College. corporateBody
associatedWith Bryn Mawr College. Summer School for Women Workers in Industry. corporateBody
associatedWith Bryn Mawr Community Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry. corporateBody
associatedWith Camps for Unemployed Women. corporateBody
associatedWith Christgau, Victor, 1894- person
associatedWith Coit, Eleanor G. person
associatedWith Coit, Eleanor Gwinnell, 1894-1976. person
associatedWith Collins, Margaret H. (Margaret Hill), 1908-2006. person
associatedWith Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963. person
associatedWith Dulles, Eleanor Lansing, 1895-1996. person
associatedWith ESTHER (EGGERTSEN) PETERSON, 1906-1997 person
associatedWith Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979. person
associatedWith Fernbach, Frank, 1911-1984. person
associatedWith Ford Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Friedmann, Ernestine L., 1885-1973. person
associatedWith Gamble, Mary Nan. person
associatedWith Glassgold, A. C. person
associatedWith Hall, Charles Mason, 1821- person
associatedWith Hall family. family
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Helen Hill Miller, 1899- person
associatedWith Hewes, Amy, 1877-1970. person
associatedWith Highlander Folk School. corporateBody
associatedWith Hinton, Carmelita Chase, 1890-1983. person
associatedWith Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946. person
associatedWith Hudson Shore Labor School. corporateBody
associatedWith Hudson Shore Labor School. corporateBody
associatedWith Hudson Shore Labor School (West Park, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jones Studio (Boulder, Colo.) Photographer. corporateBody
associatedWith Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963. person
associatedWith Kellogg, Paul U, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Kenyon, Dorothy, 1888-1972. person
associatedWith LaFollette, Charles Marion, 1898- person
associatedWith Lenroot, Katharine F. (Katharine Fredrica), 1891-1982. person
associatedWith Leslie, Mabel. person
associatedWith Lockwood, Helen Drusilla, 1891-1971. person
associatedWith Loucheim, Kathleen Scofield, 1903- person
associatedWith Margaret Earhart Smith, 1902-1960 person
associatedWith MARY ELISABETH DREIER, 1875-1963 person
associatedWith McBride, Katherine Elizabeth, 1904- person
associatedWith Miller, Helen Hill, 1899- person
associatedWith National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education. corporateBody
associatedWith National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education. corporateBody
associatedWith New York School of Philanthropy. corporateBody
associatedWith Ogden, Jean, 1897-1974. person
associatedWith Park, Marion Edwards, 1875-1960. person
associatedWith Pell, Orlie. person
associatedWith Perkins, Frances, 1882-1965. person
associatedWith Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. person
associatedWith Peterson, Esther Eggertsen, 1906- person
associatedWith Rauh, Joseph L., 1911- person
associatedWith Reuther, Victor G. (Victor George), 1912-2004. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Rutgers University. Workshops in Workers' Education and Techniques. corporateBody
associatedWith Schneiderman, Rose, 1882-1972. person
associatedWith Smith family. family
associatedWith Smith, Helen Hall, 1892-1971. person
associatedWith Smith, John Jewell, 1834-1901. person
associatedWith Smith, Margaret Earhart, 1902-1960. person
associatedWith Starr, Mark, 1894- person
associatedWith Summer School for Office Workers. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935. person
associatedWith United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Public Housing Authority. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Economic Opportunity. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Work Projects Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Work Projects Administration (Minn.). Workers Education. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. Workers' Service Program. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. Workers' Service Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Vineyard Shore Labor School. corporateBody
associatedWith Vineyard Shore Workers' School (West Park, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith William Roy Smith Memorial Fund. Workshops in Living History. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Aubrey Willis, 1890-1965. person
associatedWith Winant, John G. (John Gilbert), 1889-1947. person
associatedWith Witte, Edwin E. (Edwin Emil), 1887-1960. person
associatedWith Woodward, Ellen Sullivan, d. 1971. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--West Park
United States
Chatham Four Corners (N.Y.)
Subject
Women--Political activity
Student activities
Jewish refugees
Drama in education
Working class--Education
Household employees
Emigration and immigration
Working class women
Children--Writing
Labor and laboring classes--Education
New Deal, 1933-1939
Social workers
World War, 1939-1945
Endowments
Older people--Government policy
Teachers--Training of
Schools
Labor and laboring classes
Women--Employment
Public housing
Education
Unemployed
Family records
Occupation
Educators
Women social reformers
Public officers
Activity

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Birth 1888-06-19

Death 1984-03-03

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