Preliminary Guide to the Anne Firor Scott Papers, 1939-2003
The collection contains writings of Anne Firor Scott and materials relating to her academic work in Southern and women's history. The materials primarily refer to her scholarly activities, and include her dissertation, occasional papers, articles, speeches and lectures, book reviews, contracts, conference proceedings and schedules, course materials, newspaper clippings, and other activities related to academia. There is also a file of correspondence written by Anna Lord Strauss (then president of the League of Women Voters) in 1949 and mailed to all members the league. Notes by Scott in this file explain her connection to Strauss, and the circumstances of the correspondence. In addition, there are newspaper articles related to the first and second editions of Scott's book, The Southern Lady. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Preliminary container lists exist for only parts of the collection.
- Collection Number
- Anne Firor Scott papers
- Scott, Anne Firor, 1921-
- 19 Linear Feet, 11,000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Access to the Collection
Collection is restricted.
In addition, some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use.
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.
Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.
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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Anne Firor Scott Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Technical Services staff need to copy clippings onto acid-free paper. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.
Some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Technical Services staff need to reformat the newsprint in the folder of Harvard paper. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection
Attention: The first folder contains restricted material. Contact Research Services.
Includes correspondence, newspaper articles, and contracts
Addition (2001-0120) (2 items, 0.1 lin. ft.; dated 1986-2001) includes two rolls of microfilm negatives containing Scott's diaries, dating 1986-2001 and 1987-2000.
Addition (2003-0060) (26 items, 0.4 lin. ft.; dated 1968-1998) includes chiefly issues of periodicals (1968-1995), and her calendars/appointment books (1981-1998).
Addition (2003-0092) (2 items, 0.1 lin. ft.; dated 1939, 2000) comprises two programs, one, with ephemera inserted, for the 125th anniversary celebration of the Emma Willard anniversary celebration of the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY (October 6-8, 1939); the otherfor the Southern Association of Women Historians Fifth Southern Conference on Women's History, held June 15-17, 2000.
Addition (2003-0104) (8 items, 0.1 lin. ft.; dated 1974-2002) consists of programs from the second (1974), third (1976), seventh (1987), and twelfth (2002) Berkshire Conferences on the History of Women.
Addition (2003-0236) (2500 items, 4 lin. ft.; dated 1950-1999) consists primarily of Scott's personal and professional correspondence. Also includes subject files related to writing projects, lectures, research, and various professional organizations.
Addition (2004-0330) (4300 items, 7.2 lin. ft.; dated 1932-2003 (bulk [1980s]-2002)) contains primarily correspondence, both personal and professional. Also includes writings and speeches by Scott and others; subject files; research files; and teaching materials, including student papers.
Additions (2007-0178 and 2007-0211) (700 items, 1.2 lin. ft.; dated 1951-2000) contain correspondence, research files, grant proposals, drafts and published writings including Teaching Parallel Lives, Virginia Women, and Georgia Women.
Addition (2008-0236) (900 items; 1.2 lin. ft.; 1965-1995) includes correspondence, research files, and master's theses from students that Scott supervised at Duke. Also included are two boxes of 5.25" floppy disks.
Addition (2009-0142) (900 items; 1.2 lin. ft.) includes correspondence, including a file of letters from Sacvan Berkovitch; Jane Addams subject files; files on awards, conferences, and remarks; League of Women Voters documents; Duke appointment materials; and essays and research on women's studies and women's history. Two files are restricted until 2010 and 2020.
This accession has not been processed. Folder titles were created by the donor and have been transcribed into this finding aid.
Addition (2011-0120) (100 items; 0.3 lin. ft.) includes a file of Citizen's Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1963-1977 and other research materials and a file on the National Women's History Museum.
Professor emerita of history at Duke University, Durham, N.C.
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- League of Women Voters (U.S.)
- Scott, Anne Firor, 1921-
- Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
- Strauss, Anna Lord, 1899-1979
- Scott, Anne Firor, 1921-
The Anne Firor Scott Papers was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1985-2008.
Processed by Ruth E. Bryan, Paula Jeannet, Lisa Stark, Tim West, and other Rubenstein Library staff.
Completed July 1, 1985-October 31, 2000.
Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan.
Finding aid updated by Meghan Lyon, May 2009.
This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.