Papers of Miriam Van Waters, 1861-1971
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Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. Raised in Bloomington, Illinois, Stevenson was a member of the Democratic Party. He served in numerous positions in the federal government during the 1930s and 1940s, including the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Federal Alcohol Administration, Department of the Navy, and the State Department. In 1945, he served on the committee that created the United Nations, and he was a me...
John Foster Furcolo (July 29, 1911 – July 5, 1995) was an American lawyer, writer, and Democratic Party politician from Massachusetts. He was the state's 60th governor, and also represented the state as a member of the United States House of Representatives. He was the first Italian-American governor of the state, and an active promoter of community colleges. Born in New Haven, Connecticut and educated at Yale, Furcolo practiced law before serving in the United States Navy during World War II...
Ethel Cohen, medical social worker, was born on May 25, 1892, in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Rose Myra (Titelbaum) and Herman Cohen. She grew up in Chelsea, Massachusetts; after the Chelsea Fire of 1908 the family moved to Dorchester but Cohen continued to attend Chelsea High School, graduating in June 1909. She was graduated from Radcliffe College in 1913 with a BA degree (Cum Laude) in German. After taking a business course at the Chandler Normal Shorthand School (1914) she worked a...
Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (April 1, 1866 – July 30, 1948) was an American activist, Progressive Era social reformer, social scientist and innovator in higher education. She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in political science and economics then the J.D. at the University of Chicago, and she was the first woman to pass the Kentucky bar. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent her as a delegate to the 7th Pan-American Conference in Uruguay, making her the first woman to represent t...
Roger Nash Baldwin (January 21, 1884 – August 26, 1981) was one of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He served as executive director of the ACLU until 1950. Many of the ACLU's original landmark cases took place under his direction, including the Scopes Trial, the Sacco and Vanzetti murder trial, and its challenge to the ban on James Joyce's Ulysses. Baldwin was a well-known pacifist and author. Baldwin was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the son of Lucy Cushing (...
Leverett A. Saltonstall (September 1, 1892 – June 17, 1979) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. He served three two-year terms as the 55th Governor of Massachusetts, and for more than twenty years as a United States Senator (1945–1967). Saltonstall was internationalist in foreign policy and moderate on domestic policy, serving as a well-liked mediating force in the Republican Party. He was the only member of the Republican Senate leadership to vote for the censure of Joseph...
Mary Frederika "Freda" Kirchwey (September 26, 1893 – January 3, 1976) was an American journalist, editor, and publisher strongly committed throughout her career to liberal causes (anti-Fascist, pro-Soviet, anti-anti-communist). From 1933 to 1955, she was Editor of The Nation magazine. Mary Frederika "Freda" Kirchwey (September 26, 1893 – January 3, 1976) was an American journalist, editor, and publisher strongly committed throughout her career to liberal causes (anti-Fascist, pro-Soviet, anti-a...
Katharine F. Lenroot, child welfare leader and the third Chief of the United States Children's Bureau (1934-1951) was born in Superior, Wisconsin on March 8, 1891 to Irvin Luther and Clara C. Lenroot. From early on, her father's political career made Lenroot aware of social and political issues. Admitted to the bar in 1898, Irvine was elected to the Wisconsin state legislature in 1901. After his service in Wisconsin until 1907, he was elected to the national House of Repre...
Wilbur Kitchener Jordan (also known as W. K. Jordan), (1902-1980) was an American historian, specializing in sixteenth and seventeenth century Britain. Raised in Lynnville, Indiana, Jordan received a bachelor's degree from Oakland City College in 1923, before earning a master's (1926) and doctoral (1931) degree from Harvard University. Jordan went on to become a leading historian of sixteenth and seventeenth century England, accruing many honors, and producing books, including Men of Substanc...
Ada Louise Comstock (December 11, 1876 – December 12, 1973) was an American women's education pioneer. She served as the first dean of women at the University of Minnesota and later as the first full-time president of Radcliffe College. Ada Louise Comstock was born on December 11, 1876, in Moorhead, Minnesota, to Solomon Gilman Comstock, an attorney, and Sarah Ball Comstock. Her father recognized her capabilities and potential and set about to cultivate them by encouraging an early and sound ...
Edna Lamprey Stantial (1897-1985) was an American suffragist and archivist. Edna Frances Lamprey was born in 1897 in Reading, Massachusetts. Her parents were Mollie McClelland Stantial and Frank Stantial. She attended Melrose High School and graduated in 1913. She attended Burdette College, a now defunct business school in Massachusetts, where she was certified as a secretary in 1914. She served as a secretary at the Economic Club of Boston from 1914 until 1916. On June 8, 1918, Stantial marr...
Orfa Jean Shontz (November 1, 1876 – May 6, 1954) was an American attorney and Municipal Judge. She was the first female referee of the Juvenile Court of Los Angeles County. She was the first female in California to "sit on the bench and administer justice". Orfa Jean Shontz was born on November 1, 1876, in Avoca, Iowa, the daughter of Benjamin Biehn Shontz and Jean Anderson Collins. She was the seventh of eight children. Her father was born in Plattsville, Ontario, Canada, and her mother was...
Dorothy Canfield Fisher (February 17, 1879 – November 9, 1958) was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early 20th century. She strongly supported women's rights, racial equality, and lifelong education. Eleanor Roosevelt named her one of the ten most influential women in the United States. In addition to bringing the Montessori method of child-rearing to the U.S., she presided over the country's first adult education program and shaped literary taste...
Clarence Seward Darrow, prominent Chicago trial lawyer, was born in Kinsman, Ohio on April 18, 1857. He attended Allegheny College, after which he studied one year at the University of Michigan Law School. He then worked as a lawyer in Youngstown, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1878. He practiced in Ohio for nine years, before moving to Chicago, where he practiced privately before being appointed assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago. For four years he served as Chi...
Helene (Rosenbach) Deutsch, psychoanalyst, teacher, and writer, was born on October 9, 1884, in Przemysl, Galicia (Austria-Hungary), the youngest daughter of Regina and Wilhelm Rosenbach; her father was a prominent lawyer. At age sixteen, HD fell in love with Herman Lieberman, a lawyer and leader of the Polish Social Democratic Party, and became an ardent political activist, organizing strikes and campaigning for the rights of women to education and employment. In 1907 she followed...
Richard James Cushing (August 24, 1895 – November 2, 1970) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Boston from 1944 to 1970 and was made a cardinal in 1958. Cushing's main role was as fundraiser and builder of new churches, schools, and institutions. Unlike his predecessor, he was on good terms with practically the entire Boston elite, as he softened the traditional confrontation between the Catholic Irish and the Protestant upper-class. He built useful r...
The Friends of Framingham, Inc. (FOF) was formed in 1948 in support of Miriam Van Waters and the progressive methods she had implemented as Superintendent of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Framingham, with emphasis on rehabilitation of women prisoners rather than on punishment. Van Waters had served with distinction and to the satisfaction of six Commissioners of Corrections from 1932 to 1948. Eliot McDowell became Commissioner in February 1948; Van Waters...
General secretary of the American Prison Association. From the description of Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1932-1952. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 235956444 ...
Paul Brooks (1909–1998) was a nature writer, book editor, and environmentalist. Born in New York City, Paul Brooks received in 1931 his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, where he was the editor of the Harvard Lampoon. Soon after graduation, he became an employee at the publishing company Houghton Mifflin in Boston and remained with the company for 40 years. He was editor-in-chief of Houghton Mifflin's General Book Department from 1943 until his retirement in 1969. He wrote Two Park S...
Jessie Donaldson Hodder (March 30, 1867 – November 19, 1931) was a women's prison reformer. Jessie Donaldson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her mother died when she was a toddler and her father, upon remarrying, gave her to his Scottish-born mother to raise along with four other sons still at home. Her grandmother taught Jessie to be a housekeeper and seamstress; while the grandmother did not encourage her to go to school, she did allow her to have piano lessons. In 1885, Jessie moved with her...
Judge Frederick Pickering Cabot was the picture of perfect Boston Brahmin. Born in 1868, he was descended from one of New England’s wealthiest families. He would become president of the Harvard Union, President of the Boston Symphony, a regular at the Union Club, no doors were closed to him. But he was probably most remembered and most beloved by generations of poor Boston children for his tireless work advocating for them in his role as judge at the Juvenile Court in the early 1900s....
Dorothy Browning Kirchwey was born in Albany, New York, on September 3, 1888, to Dora Child Wendell and George Washington Kirchwey. She was one of four children: Mary Fredericka "Freda" (1893-1976), Karl (1885?-1943) and George Washington (1897?-1905). The elder George Washington Kirchwey (1855-1942) was a noted criminologist, law professor, and dean at Albany Law School and Columbia Law School, as well as a New York State commissioner on prison reform and warden at the Sing Sing state prison in...
Robert Fiske Bradford (December 15, 1902 – March 18, 1983) was an American lawyer and politician who served one term as the 57th Governor of Massachusetts, from 1947 to 1949. Robert Fiske Bradford was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Edward and Edith (Fiske) Bradford. His father was from an old traditional New England Yankee Brahmin family, a successful physician, and dean of Harvard Medical School, and his mother was the founder of the private Fiske School in Boston. Through an entirely pate...
Amelia Muir Baldwin, interior decorator and needle tapestry designer, was born in Boston on December 25, 1876, the daughter of Loammi Austin and Louise Vernon (Maynard) Baldwin. She was graduated from Melrose High School in 1894 and enrolled as a special student at Radcliffe, 1905-1907. While studying, she supported herself as a bookkeeper and secretary. She became a saleswoman at A.H. Davenport (1913-1915), where she learned the interior decorating trade, and took courses in decor...
Anna Spicer Gladding was born in Providence, R.I., in 1906 or 1907, the daughter of Royal and Anna (Spicer) Gladding. She was a graduate of Vassar College and studied early childhood education at the Merrill School in Detroit. She applied her education first as a teacher in the Smith College Nursery School, and then in the nursery at the Reformatory for Women in Framingham, Mass., where she was hired the same year (1932) that Miriam Van Waters became superintendent. In 1957 she bec...
Ethel (Sturges) Dummer, a social welfare leader, philanthropist and author, was born in Chicago in 1866, the oldest of six daughters and third of nine children born to Mary (Delafield) Sturges and George Sturges. She graduated in 1885 from the Kirkland School in Chicago but continued to be involved with the social welfare concerns of the school through the Kirkland Alumnae Association. In 1888, Ethel Sturges married William Francis Dummer (1851-1928). A prominent Chica...
Miriam Van Waters, penologist, was born October 4, 1887, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the eldest living child (an older daughter died before Miriam was born) of George Browne (1865-1934) and Maude Vosburg (1866-1948) Van Waters. She had two sisters and two brothers: Ruth Van Waters Burton (1893-1967); Rebecca Van Waters Bartholomew (1898-1974?); George, Jr. (1899-19??); and Ralph (1906-). She graduated in 1904 from St. Helen's Hall in Portland, Oregon, and then attended the Univers...
Sibyl Clement-Brown was a psychiatric social worker and was director of Child Care Studies of the Home Office Children's Department, Great Britain (1947-1962). From the description of Papers, 1939-1958 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007765 ...
Dorothy McCullough was born on April 1, 1901, in Oakland, California. She lived in various parts of the United States and in several foreign countries where her father, a naval officer, was stationed. She received the B.A. degree from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1921 and the J.D. degree two years later. In January 1923 DML was admitted to the California bar and practiced law in San Francisco until July 1924, when she married W. Scott Lee and moved to Portlan...
Criminologist, law professor, legal scholar, playwright. Prof. Harvard Law School, 1929-1963. Director, basic research into causes, management and prevention of juvenile delinquency, 1925-1972. Member, Advisory Comm. on Rules of Criminal Procedure, U.S. Supreme Court, 1941-1942, 1960-1966. Advisor to Justice Robert H. Jackson on War Crimes, 1944-1945. Recipient Isaac Ray award, American Psychological Association, 1961. From the description of Papers, 1916-1972. (Harvard Law School Libr...
Social reformer Elizabeth Glendower Evans was involved in prison reform, support of striking workers, the Massachusetts campaign for the first minimum wage act for women, the movement for women's suffrage, and peace. She was a contributing editor and financial supporter of La Follette's Magazine and the Progressive, and national director of the American Civil Liberties Union (1920-1937). From the description of Papers, 1859-1944 (inclusive), 1882-1944 (bulk). (Harvard University...
Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Rooseve...
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...
Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach,lawyer and government official, was Deputy Attorney General from 1961 to 1962, and Attorney General of the United States from 1965 to 1966....
Nathan Roscoe Pound (October 27, 1870 – June 30, 1964) was an American legal scholar and educator. He served as Dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law from 1903 to 1911 and Dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936. He was a member of the faculty at UCLA School of Law in the school's early years, from 1949 to 1952. The Journal of Legal Studies has identified Pound as one of the most cited legal scholars of the 20th century. ...
Pioneer in the fight for effective child labor legislation. From the description of Charles Lionel Chute papers, 1899-1913. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 489374987 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Mr. Chute's long and successful career in social work began in 1910, soon after graduation from The New York School of Social Work, when he was appointed special agent for the National Child Labor Committee. Two years later he became executive sec...
Diplomat. From the description of Reminiscences of Francis Bowes Sayre : oral history, 1952. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309725093 Diplomat and statesman. From the description of Papers of Francis Bowes Sayre, 1861-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060652 Biographical Note 1885, Apr. 30 Born, South Bethleh...
Social reformer; founder of Hull House settlement, Chicago. From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Louis J. Keller, Chicago, 1912 May 13. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496308 From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Paul M. Angle, Springfield, Ill., 1932 June 24. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496294 Founder of Hull House in Chicago. From the description of Cor...
Almy was a prominent Bostonian who was the daughter of Samuel and Hannah Lowell (Jackson) Cabot, and the wife of a judge, Charles Almy. A member of the Mothers' Club of Cambridge, she was active in the establishment of playgrounds and vacation schools in Cambridge from 1899 to 1910, when the city took over the program. From the description of Papers, 1899-1920 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122470908 ...
American anthropologist. From the description of Letter 1968 June 12. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38156541 Anthropologist. From the description of Collection re Margaret Mead, 1978-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131863 Anthropologist, author, and educator. From the description of Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1838-1996 (bulk 1911-1978). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068917 M...
John L. Lewis was born in Lucas, Iowa in 1880. From 1917 until his death in 1969 he served the United Mine Workers of America, acting as its president from 1920 to 1960. Lewis led in the establishment of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and served as CIO president until his resignation from that post in 1940. From the description of Papers, 1879-1969. [microform] (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64091529 From its founding in 1935 until 1942, the hist...
Civic worker, Ehrmann helped found the League of Women Voters of Brookline, MA, and was active primarily in the movement to abolish capital punishment, as well as in prison reform, and the American Jewish Committee. From the description of Papers, 1910-1969 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122470982 ...
Erwin N. Griswold was born in Cleveland in 1904. He graduated in 1925 from Oberlin College with the A.B. in mathematics and the A.M. in political science. He received the LL. B. degree from Harvard University Law School in 1928 and the S.J.D. degree in 1929. From 1929 to 1934, he served in the Office of Solicitor General, returning to Cambridge in 1934. He taught on the Law Faculty of Harvard Law School from 1934 to 1967 and was Dean from 1946 to 1967. From 1967 to 1973, he was U.S. Solicitor Ge...
Author and journalist, (Radcliffe, A.B., 1917, A.M., 1920), Lee went to France in 1917 with the Massachusetts General Hospital Unit, transferred to the U.S. Air Service in Paris, and then was with the Army of Occupation in Germany until Oct. 1919. She wrote a controversial book about WWI, which was originally titled "The Farce" but renamed It's a Great War when it was finally published in 1929. A free-lance writer for The New York Times and the Atlantic Monthly, Lee was active in Greek War Relie...
Prisoner in cell at Women's House of Detention, New York, May 2, 1956. Photograph by Jacona Anna Moscowitz was born in Nesheves Russia, July 17, 1891, daughter of Mayer and Esther (Drazen) Moscowitz. When Anna was two years old, the family immigrated to the United States to avoid religious persecution. They were desperately poor. Anna studied at Columbia University in 1907, worked in a factory, taught English to foreigners, and at night studied law on a scholarship. She...
Social worker, college administrator, and writer (Radcliffe B.A., 1910), Stedman was a canteen worker with the YMCA in France and Germany during WWI, a medical social worker at an Episcopal Mission in China (1920-1927), and head of the Appointment Bureau at Radcliffe, a vocational training and placement program (1930-1954). In retirement she lived half of every year in England, where she founded the American Friends of Dorchester Abbey, which raised money for restoration of the abbey. ...
Physician and specialist in occupational medicine (Wellesley, A.B., 1928; Cornell University Medical School, M.D., 1932), Hardy was college physician and head of the Department of Health Education at Radcliffe (1939-1945). She identified beryllium poisoning, a new disease among workers, and collaborated with Alice Hamilton on revised editions of Insustrial Toxicology. Associated with the Massachusetts General Hospital in a number of capacities from 1940 on, she was chief of the Occupational Medi...
Kellogg, editor of the Survey, 1909-1952, and an active social reformer, corresponded with major figures in business, politcs, and welfare, discussing developments in peace movements, New Deal programs, civil liberties, the development of professional social work, and programs to assist dependent members of society. From the guide to the Paul U. Kellogg papers, 1891-1952, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Social Welfare History Archives [swha]) Kellogg, editor of the Surve...
Silvio O. Conte, 1973 1921 Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on November 9th to Ottavio and Lucia (Lora) Conte. 1940 Following graduation from Pittsfield Vocational High School worked for a time as a machinist at General Electric Co. and later in the press room of the Berkshire Eagle. 1942 ...
Social worker and reformer, Julia Clifford Lathrop was the first head of the United States Children's Bureau. From the description of Letter, 1926. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007298 ...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
Homer Price Rainey (1896-1985) was born in Clarksville, Texas, where he grew up in a poor farming family. He was valedictorian of his class at Lovelady High School in 1913. At the age of 19, he became a Baptist minister, and he served in the United States army during World War I. In 1919, Rainey earned his B.A. degree from Austin College and taught education there for three years before attending the University of Chicago, where he earned a master’s degree in 1923 and a doctorate in...
Cadbury earned his Harvard AM in 1904, and his Harvard PhD (Philol.) in 1914. From the description of Records of his PhD examination, 1914. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77075107 Epithet: theologian British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000696.0x0001d1 Cadbury earned his Harvard AM in 1904, and his Harvard PhD in 1914. From the description of Student papers prepared for va...
The Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), founded in Chicago in 1940, trains citizens to organize their own communities. In the 1950s and 1960s, the IAF organized in Chicago, Los Angeles, Buffalo, and Rochester. Later, it developed national training institutes, fostering a network of community organizations. Saul D. Alinsky (1909-1972) developed the IAF's principles of community organization and citizen participation, expressed in his books Reveille for Radicals (1946) and ...
Roy Cushman (Jan. 8, 1874-April 1970) was a farmer near Middleton (Gratiot County, Mich.) He served as county supervisor, 1900 and 1903, and Register of Deeds, 1902. He had at least five siblings: C.B., Ethel; J.M.; Bertel; and Vinnie Cushman (July 30, 1885-March 1986). Most of the extant correspondence is between Roy and Vinnie. Vinnie graduated from Gratiot County Normal School in 1905. Bertel bought a farm in Middleton on April 11, 1889. (This information is from the collection, the Social Se...
Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an American lawyer, professor, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Frankfurter served on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962 and was a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna, Austria, and immigrated to New York City at the age of 12. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Frankfurter worked for Secretary of War Henry ...
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Brookline, Massachusetts. John Kennedy, the second of nine children, attended Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-36), Harvard College (1936-40), and Stanford Business School (1941). In 1940, he published a book based on his senior thesis entitled "Why England Slept." The book criticized British policy of Appeasement. In 1941, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. In August 1943, Kenn...
Psychiatrist. From the description of Adolf Meyer correspondence, 1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984638 Docent of psychiatry at Clark University. From the description of Scientific papers / Aolf Meyer. (Clark University). WorldCat record id: 224040269 ...
Erich Lindemann (1900-1974), PhD, 1922; MD, 1926, Universities of Marburg and Giessen, Germany, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, was Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital who specialized in social and disaster psychiatry and community mental health. He was the first to recognize and describe loss associated with acute grief and one of the first psychiatrists to build working relationships with sociologists, anthropologists, and social psychologists to introduc...
Vida Dutton Scudder, 1884 Vida Scudder was born in India on December 15, 1861, the only child of Harriet Louisa (Dutton) and David Coit Scudder. She and her mother returned to Boston following the death of her father, although she spent much of her childhood traveling in Europe. She attended Boston private secondary schools, and graduated from Smith College in 1884. While doing postgraduate work at Oxford University, where she attended lectures by John Ruskin, Scudder d...
Sociologist. From the description of Reminiscences of Talcott Parsons : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631875 Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) was an educator and scholar of sociology. He contributed to the field of sociological theory, particularly through his development of a "general theory of action." Parsons spent most of his professional career at Harvard University, where he was affiliated with the various incarnat...
Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), novelist and playwright. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82555916 From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165470 Thornton Wilder was an American playwright, novelist, and essayist. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975 bulk (1926-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat rec...
Carmelita Hinton founded the Putney School, which Peter Brooks (Van Wyck's grandson) attended. From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1954-1956. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 180989383 ...
American author who wrote poetry, short fiction, novels, essays; interested in many social issues including socialism, pacifism,and working conditions of laborers. From the description of Letters of Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn [manuscript], 1915-1938. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874776 Cleghorn was an author and poet. From the description of Papers, 1936-1945 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007193 ...
Edith Abbott was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, in 1876. She received her A.B. from the University of Nebraska in 1901 and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905. From 1906 to 1908, she continued post-graduate studies in economics and political science at the University of London. In 1908, Edith returned to Chicago and became a resident of Hull House until 1920. Between 1908 and 1920, she served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the...
Herrick served as director of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region for the National Labor Relations Board (1934-1942); personnel and labor relations director for Todd Shipyards Corporation (1942-1945); and personnel director and an editorial staff member for the New York Herald Tribune (1945-1955). From the description of Papers, 1931-1964 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006627 ...