Papers: Series IV-V, 1940-1984 (inclusive).
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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–...
Bayard Rustin (b. March 17, 1912, West Chester, Pennsylvania–d. August 24, 1987, Manhattan, New York) was an African-American Quaker who was concerned with nonviolence, socialism, civil rights, race relations, and international relations. He was connected with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, American Friends Service Committee, War Resisters League, Congress of Racial Equality, and Committee for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience against Military Segregation. He was imprisoned during World War II fo...
Dagmar Wilson began working as a free-lance artist and illustrator in 1946. She illustrated several books for children, including a series of fairy tale books in 3 languages for the Berlitz Schools of Languages. In 1961, she founded Women Strike for Peace (WSP), which opposed nuclear armament, but resigned from leadership of the WSP in 1967. From the description of Dagmar Wilson papers, 1948-1961. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63315174 ...
Author, editor, feminist. From the description of Reminiscences of Gloria Steinem : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528716 Journalist; Feminist; Political activist; Co-founder, Ms magazine; Co-founder, Women's Action Alliance; Co-founder, Ms Foundation for Women; Co-founder, National Women's Political Caucus. Born 1934; graduated Smith College, 1956; received post-graduate 2 year fellowship to...
Wallace Putnam, b. 1899, Painter, writer, lithographer, and draftsman of Yorktown Heights, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Wallace Putnam, 1982 Aug. 13-20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007161 Painter, writer, lithographer, and draftsman; Yorktown Heights, N.Y. From the description of Wallace Putnam papers, 1914-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80506415 From the description of Wallace Putnam interview, 1982 Aug. 13-20. (U...
Poet, author of "Yours in Struggle," and "Crime Against Nature." From the description of Minnie Bruce Pratt audiocassettes, 1994. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63988299 Born in Selma, Alabama in 1946 and raised in nearby Centreville. Pratt received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and a doctorate in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An award-winning poet, she has published c...
Pacifists. From the description of Reminiscences of Frances Witherspoon and Tracy D. Mygatt : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309727510 ...
Jane Sherman was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, in 1908. She performed with the Denishawn Dancers and toured Asia with the company from 1925-1926. She appeared in Broadway musicals and danced with the Rockettes in the mid-1930s. In 1933 she met writer Allan Seager in Oxford, England, and the two later became lovers in New York City in the mid-1930s. She married composer Ned Lehac in 1940 and wrote books and articles on the dance in the 1970s. From the description of Jane Sherman papers r...
Grace Paley (b. Grace Goodside, Dec. 11, 1922, Bronx, NY-d. Aug. 22, 2007, Thetford, VT) attended Hunter College and The New School where she studied with W. H. Auden. She married June 20, 1942, Grace Goodside married cinematographer Jess Paley in 1942 and had two children before getting divorced. Paley married poet Robert Nichols 1n 1972. She taught at Sarah Lawrence College. Her first collection was published in 1959. A known pacifist and social activist, Paley joined the War Resisters Leagu...
Clergyman, pacifist. From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham John Muste : oral history, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741542 From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham John Muste : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122681124 A.J. Muste (1885-1967). Muste's involvement as a labor organizer began in 1919. When he led strikes in the textile mills of Lawrenc...
Poet, story writer, essayist, and journalist. Activist, jailed for her protest against the Vietnam War. Died in 1984. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1981-1985]. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122384452 Author and activist, Barbara Deming began her career writing theater and film reviews, poetry, short stories, and a novel. In 1959, inspired by Gandhi's writings, Deming became politically active, advocating nonviolence in all spheres of life. Periodicals such a...
Léonie Adams was born Léonie Fuller in Brooklyn, New York, on December 9, 1899. She grew up with five siblings in a strict household until she left to attend Barnard College, from which she graduated in 1922. During her studies Adams began to write poetry and became the editor of The Measure . In 1925, she published her first collection of poetry, Those Not Elect . The book received great praise and Adams continued to write poetry while working as an editor for Wilson Publishing and...
Southern author, feminist, and gay rights activist. From the description of Papers, 1967-1996 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38247413 ...
British Columbia author Jane Rule was born in Plainfield, New Jersey in 1931. She received her B.A. from Mills College, Oakland in 1952 and attended University College in London, 1952/53 as an "occasional student". In 1954 Rule taught at the Concord Academy in Massachusetts. Rule first came to Vancouver in 1956, where after writing for two years she became the first assistant director of UBC's newly-established International House in its first year of operation (1958/59). Thereafter she taught p...
George W. Willoughby: born in 1914 in Wyoming; Quaker peace activist; World War II conscientious objector; worked for eight years with the Iowa regional section of the American Friends Service Committee, and served as an official with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. In 1958, he took part in the voyages of the Phoenix and Golden Rule, yachts which disrupted atomic testing in the Pacific Ocean. He and his wife, Lillian, travelled to India in peace action projects, and to the former Soviet Union,...
SNCC was founded in 1960 at the close of the Raleigh Conference, held at Shaw University, Raleigh, NC. It was a meeting of Southern student sit-in leaders and northern student supporters. In May, 1960, the committee held its first meeting in Atlanta. SNCC was composed of representatives from 16 southern states and the District of Columbia. Its basic purpose was the coordination of activities within the civil rights movement. From the description of Collection, 1960-1961. (Swarthmore ...
Rush worked in a machine shop during World War II. She and her family later lived in Westchester County, N.Y.; she researched and wrote about child abuse. From the description of Papers, 1971-1974 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007874 Feminist and social worker Florence Rush (1918-2008) created a sensation in her talk, "The Sexual Abuse of Children: A Feminist Point of View," presented at the April 1971 conference of New York Radical F...
The War Resisters League (WRL) was established in 1923 through the initiative of Jessie Wallace Hughan. It began as an organization for men and women willing to sign a pledge refusing to support war of any kind. During World War II, it lent both moral and legal support to conscientious objectors, especially absolute pacifists who refused to participate even in civilian alternative service, often for reasons other than religious beliefs. In 1968, the WRL merged with the Committee for Nonviolent A...
Radical feminist activist and poet. From the description of Portraits, n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 48633460 Robin Morgan is the author of many books, including Sisterhood is Powerful (1970) and Sisterhood is Global (1984). From the description of Papers, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007925 Feminist activist, author, poet, child star, and editor of MS. magazine. From the description of Robin Morgan ...
The International Gay Information Center, Inc. (IGIC) was founded in New York City in 1982 for the purpose of collecting and preserving historical records and papers which document the movement for gay rights in America. Since its founding the IGIC has collected the records of organizations and the papers of individuals who have been active in the gay rights movement.It has also collected and preserved an extensive file of gay periodicals and imprints; audio-visual materials; and a large mass of...
Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), first poet laureate of the United States, was a poet, writer of fiction, and co-author with Cleanth Brooks of influential textbooks on literature. He won Pulitzer Prizes for All the King's Men (1946) and for volumes of poetry, Promises (1958) and Now and Then (1979). From the description of Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702132948 Robert Penn Warren served on the faculty of Louisiana State University, Dept...
Vito Russo was a film critic, writer, and gay rights activist. Born in New York City in 1946, Russo attended college at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and received a Master's degree in cinema from New York University in 1971. Russo's essays, interviews, and film reviews appeared in such publications as Rolling Stone, New York, Outweek, The Village Voice, and Esquire. Beginning in the mid-1970s, Russo presented "The Celluloid Closet," a lecture and film series about the ...
Edmund Wilson was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and literary critic. From the description of Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122596904 From the guide to the Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American author and critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed...
Adrienne Cecile Rich, poet, author, feminist, and teacher, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 16, 1929, the daughter of Helen (Jones) and Arnold Rice Rich. She attended the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Md. (1938-47). A 1951 graduate of Radcliffe College, in that year she won the Yale Younger Poets Award with the publication of her first book, A Change of World . Following her studies at Oxford University (winter 1952-53), she traveled through Europe. The following de...
Resident of Portland, Me. From the description of Letter book, 1850-1856. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70975158 ...
Also contains correspondence from Bessie Breuer Poor, wife of Henry Varnum Poor. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1929-1939. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155893302 Henry Varnum Poor, painter and ceramic artist, earned his A.B. in graphic arts at Stanford University in May 1910. As a student he was a member of the Art Club and the Gym Club, on the varsity track team, and on the executive committee of the associated stu...