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Preliminary Guide to the Anne Firor Scott Papers, 1939-2003

Collection Overview

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Anne Firor Scott papers 1939-2009
Creator
Scott, Anne Firor
Extent
19 Linear Feet , 11,000 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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.

warning Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

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.

Final Lectures Over the Years, 1957-1992
Box 1
Teaching Introductory Course from Documents
Box 1
1960s
(2 folders)
Box 1
1970s
Box 1
1990s
Box 1
Outside Lectures-Clippings, 1980s
Box 1
League of Women Voters Connection (correspondence included)
Box 2
Notes for Class Discussion in Introductory Course
Box 2
Reviews of Making the Invisible Woman Visible
Box 2

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 a Reference Archivist.

The Southern Lady 25th Anniversary Edition

Includes correspondence, newspaper articles, and contracts

Box 1
Speech and article for Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 1983, 1988
Box 1
Article on William Bacon Evans, 1995
Box 1
Comments: Southern Association of Women Historians, 1988 Juneand OAH Panel, 1998
Box 1
Book review, Janet Browne, Charles Darwin: Voyaging,1995
Box 1
Harvard paper on Veblen
Box 1
Duke speeches, 1979, 1990, 1998
Box 1
Miscellaneous speeches, 1974-2000
Box 1

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.

Master's theses
(4)
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1
Examples of devices for teaching American history
Box 1
Correspondence in California at the Center for Advanced Study in Social Science, 1986-1987
Box 1
Correspondence, 1985
Box 1
Correspondence with Marnta Ragland
Box 1
Creation of Sallie Bingham Center for women's papers
Box 1
5.25" Floppy disks
(21 disks)
Box 1
Texas Women
Box 2
Greer diary (unpublished)
Box 2
Data on Southern Women
Box 2
Life of Virginia Gearhart Gray (longtime archivist at Duke)
Box 2
Life of Julia Chevy Sprull
Box 2
Life of Guion Griffis Johnson
Box 2
Unheard Voices
Box 2
Oscar Handlin Retirement Tribute
Box 2
Eleanor Boatwright file
Box 2
Unheard Voices: Data
Box 2
Searching for Eleanor Boatwright (Data M.A.)
Box 2
Muriel Beadle's History of Fortnights
Box 2
Julia Flesch
Box 2

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.

Duke University Libraries, vol. 3, n. 1, 1989
Box 1
Letters from Sacvan Bercovitch, 1995-1996
Box 1
AHA award/OHA award
Box 1
Transition from rural to urban society
Box 1
Syllabi and notes: Slavery
Box 1
Tell the South, Furman University, 1996
Box 1
UNC panel on co-eds
Box 1
Southern ladies and some other
Box 1
Letters from Dick and Jing(?) Lyman
Box 1
Report on the provost (Philip Griffiths), 1987
Box 1
Advice to freshmen women, 1970
Box 1
Whose history are we talking about anyway?
Box 1
Radcliffe conference, 1985
Box 1
Unclassified
Box 1
Georgia women
Box 1
France
Box 1
Correspondence with historians, 2006
Box 1
Benjamin Franklin's sister
Box 1
Origin of Women's Studies
Box 1
A 1975 analysis
Box 1
Duke appointment, 1961-1991
Box 1
Southern women after suffrage
Box 1
Learning to write
Box 1
Macaffrey(?) Lecture at Harvard
Box 1
Political campaigns
Box 1
Duke women: two lectures
Box 1
Alternatives to Futility, 1984
Box 1
Mormon Women Other Women, 1985
Box 1
Letters from the 1940s and interview with James Reston
Box 2
Looking Back from 1998: History of Duke
Box 2
Harvard paper, 1948
Box 2
Taking issue
Box 2
Graduate student concerns
Box 2
Jane Addams documents
Box 2
More Jane Addams
Box 2
Thinking about Jane Addams
Box 2
Writings from 1960s
Box 2
Life of Guion Griffis Johnson
Box 2
Correspondence, 1982-1990
Box 2
Writing St. Janet and the Ward Boss
Box 2
Memoir of Celestia Parrish, Georgia's Greatest Woman
Box 2
Harvard newspapers
Box 2
Judith Harlow Spearing
Box 2
League of Women Voters rare documents, 1933-1995
Box 2
2 files: closed until 2010 and 2020, respectively
Box 2

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.

Citizen's Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1963-1977 and other research materials
Box 1
National Women's History Museum info, 2009
Box 1

Historical Note

Professor emerita of history at Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Anne Firor Scott Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Anne Firor Scott Papers was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1985-2008.

Processing Information

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 finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.