Guide to the Anne Firor Scott papers, 1963-2002
Anne Firor Scott taught in the History Dept. at Duke University from 1961-1991. She is currently W. K. Boyd Professor of History Emerita.
The collection includes correspondence, subject files, and student papers and a videorecording. Most of the collection is restricted. It ranges in date from 1963-2002.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Scott, Anne Firor, 1921-
- Anne Firor Scott papers, 1963-2002
- Language of Material
- 6 Linear Feet, 6000 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection contains correspondence, student papers, and committee records. Some materials relate to University matters, but most concern the study and teaching of American history, particularly the history of women in the South. Included are 24 students' reactions to the assassination of John F. Kennedy (1963), 17 student papers on the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island (1979), a "Last Lecture" by Dr. Scott ("A Modest Proposal for a Quiet Revolution," 1966), 170 students' interviews with working women (1976), and a letter by Ruth Dozier describing the work of a home demonstration agent in North Carolina from 1900-1920. All of these materials are open for research. University-related material includes the University Scholar Teacher Award (1982-1983) [restricted] and included a files on the Provost Search Committee (1982-1983) which was removed by Archives staff. Correspondence is sometimes labeled Business Correspondence and sometimes as AFS Chronological File. The topical or subject files include letters of recommendation, History Department minutes, and files relating to seminars, meetings, publishing, and professional associations. The correspondence and subject files are closed except by permission of Dr. Scott and the University Archivist. The material ranges in date from 1963-2002.
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.
Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Anne Firor Scott was born April 24, 1921 in Montezuma Georgia. She married Andrew MacKay Scott in 1947. She graduated summa cum laude in 1941 from the University of Georgia and earned her M.A. at Northwestern in 1944 and her Ph.D. in 1958 at Radcliffe College. From 1944-1947 and again from 1951-1953, Scott served as a research associate, congressional representative and editor of THE NATIONAL VOTER for the League of Women Voters of the United States. She began teaching at Duke University in 1961 as an Assistant Professor in History and in 1980 was promoted to W. K. Boyd Professor of History and served as such until 1991 when she retired as Professor Emerita.
- Scott, Anne Firor, 1921-
- Duke University--History--20th century.
- Duke University. Dept. of History--Faculty.
- Women--United States--History.
- Education, Higher--North Carolina.
- Women historians--United States.
- History--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States.
- Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
- Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.)
- News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004 (Duke University Archives)
- Biographical Reference Collection, 1972-2004 (Duke University Archives)
- Photograph Collection, 1861-2006 (Duke University Archives)
- Anne Firor Scott Papers, 1939-2000 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- John William Firor Papers, 1860-1986 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
[Identification of item], Anne Firor Scott papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Anne Firor Scott papers were received by the University Archives as transfers from 1964-2004.
Processed by Sara Busija, November 2006
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2007
Accessions A64-218, A71-87, A76-7, A79-71, A81-115, A84-65, A89-114, A90-57, A90-92, A91-105, A92-17, A92-25, A92-29, A92-59, A2002-26 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.