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Guide to the Amanda Smith Papers, 1950s-2000s

Abstract

Author (fiction and non-fiction) and gender equity consultant from Durham, N.C.

Collection includes materials from Smith's literary career as an author of mystery novels, files from her work as a gender equity consultant, her newspaper columns on gender in the workplace, and materials from her work with youth at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Durham. Also includes a small amount of correspondence from Smith's college years and family photographs from the early 20th century. The files relating to her fiction writing also include a set of audiocassettes related to one of her books. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Smith, Amanda J. Mackay.
Title
Amanda Smith papers 1950s-2000s
Language of Material
English
Extent
16.0 Linear Feet, 12000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes materials from Smith's literary career as an author of mystery novels, files from her work as a gender equity consultant, her newspaper columns on gender in the workplace, and materials from her work with youth at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Durham. Also includes a small amount of correspondence from Smith's college years and family photographs from the early 20th century. The files relating to her fiction writing also include a set of audiocassettes related to one of her books. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Original audiovisual materials are closed to use.

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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

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

Literary Agents mailings, May 1997
Box 1
Files from work as a gender equity consultant
Box 1
Sexual harassment/assault resource files
Box 1
Journey to Adulthood (J2A) files, 1990s-2000s, including trip to Italy, 1999
Box 1
Parish Partnership Training files
Box 1
Journey to Adulthood binder
Box 2
Episcopal Diocese of NC: Sexual Ethics Training binder
Box 2
Handouts and other training material for gender equity
Box 2
Workshops and organization visits
Box 2
Abortion to Children
Box 2
Clergy/Women-Pornography
Box 3
Pregnancy, Teen-Zines
Box 4
Clippings
Box 4
Sex Equity in Apprenticeships
Box 4
New Pioneers: A Project to Eliminate Sex Bias in Occupational Education, by Amanda Smith, 1978
Box 5
New Pioneers: A Program to Expand Sex Role Expectations in Elementary and Secondary Education, by Amanda Smith, 1978
Box 5
Notebooks
Box 5
Measures of Educational Equity for Women: A Research Monograph
Box 5
"The Academic and Professional Alliance for a Responsible Congress," M.A. Thesis
Box 5
Speaking in Strings DVD
Box 5
Travel lectures, 1978
Box 5
Correspondence and postcards, 1959-1960
Box 5
Programs and cards, 1950s-1960s
Box 5
Wedding programs, 1972
Box 5
Old family photographs and snapshots
Box 6
Italy travel materials
Box 6
Clippings
Box 6
New Pioneers program work at the NC Dept. of Public Instruction
Box 6
NC Dept. of Occupational Education work
Box 6
Training conferences, 1982
Box 6
Workshop handouts used by Smith in her gender equity consulting
Box 7
"The Sexes: Working Together" weekly newspaper columns, May 1989-January 1992 (incomplete)
Box 8
"The Sexes: Working Together" weekly newspaper columns, Sept. 1992-Aug. 1993
Box 8
Newspaper column files
Box 9
Training handouts, including Smith's photographs and biography
Box 9
Mystery novels, including research files and reviews, 1970s
Box 9
Sex equity writings and correspondence with publishers, 1980s
Box 9
Clippings
Box 10
"Working Together Curriculum Project," Bakersfield Community College curriculum development
Box 10
Smile and Be a Villain drafts (published as Death is Academic)
Box 10
Smile and Be a Villain edited draft
Box 10
Notes and drafts for mystery #4
Box 10
The Eleventh Hour: The Academic and Professional Alliance for a Responsible Congress, edited by Smith
Box 10
Draft of Partners (non-fiction book on men and women working together)
Box 11
Gender consulting materials
Box 11
Audiotapes for mystery #4
Box 12

Historical Note

Amanda J. Mackay Smith is an author and gender equity consultant from Durham, N.C. Her published works include mystery novels (under the name Amanda Mackay) with Duke and Durham themes. Smith is also responsible for feminist work in the Episcopal church, especially for developing curricula around sexuality for children, teens, and adults. She also developed secular educational materials around gender and sexuality and taught workshops (within and outside of the Church) and in a vocational education school. In addition, she is a journalist, having written a syndicated column from 1989-1991 called "The Sexes: Working Together," and did pioneering work with individual legislators and government offices such as the State Dept. of Occupational Education. In the late 1970s, Smith was honored at the White House as one of the two founding mothers of gender equity in Vocational Education.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Amanda Smith Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Amanda Smith Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, February 2012

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, February 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2011-1034

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

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.