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Guide to the Anne Firor Scott papers, 1963-2002

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Scott, Anne Firor, 1921-
Title
Anne Firor Scott papers 1963-2002
Language of Material
English
Extent
6 Linear Feet, 6000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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.

warning Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

AFS Chronological File I
Box 1
Correspondence, beginning 1974 June
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1974 January
Box 1
Current Correspondence, 1973 Fall
Box 1
Correspondence, 1972-1973 December
Box 1
Correspondence, 1973 Summer-1973 November
Box 1
Current, 1973 May-June
Box 1
Professorial Correspondence, 1972 July-1973 April
Box 1
Correspondence, 1972 July
Box 1
Correspondence, 1972 January-June
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1972
Box 1
Professorial Correspondence: Inactive
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1971 August-December
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1971 June-August
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1971
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1970
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1969
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1968
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1977
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1976
Box 1
Business Correspondence, 1963-1965
Box 1
Chronological File, 1985 January
Box 2
Chronological File, 1984 January
Box 2
Chronological File, 1983 January-June
Box 2
Chronological File, 1982 July-December
Box 2
Chronological File, 1982 January-June
Box 2
Chronological File, 1981
Box 2
Chronological File, 1980-1981
Box 2
Chronological Correspondence File, from 1980 February
Box 2
Chronological Correspondence File, until 1980 February
Box 2
Chronological File, beginning 1979 November 1
Box 2
Chronological File, beginning 1979 June
Box 2
Chronological File, 1979 January-undated
Box 2
Chronological File, 1978 June-December
Box 2
Chronological File, 1977 December-1978 May
Box 2
Chronological File, 1977 September-undated
Box 2
Chronological File, beginning 1977 March 1
Box 2
Chronological File, beginning 1976 December
Box 2
Chronological File, beginning 1976 Summer
Box 2
Chronological File (IV), beginning 1976 January
Box 2
Chronological File (III), 1975-1976 Summer
Box 2
Student Essays Re: Kennedy Assassination, 1963
Box 3
Governor's Commission
Box 3
Faculty Discussion Group
Box 3
TIAA: Letters of Protest
Box 3
Law Record Newsletters, 1971
Box 3
USSR
Box 3
USSR Colloquium
Box 3
Hobart and William Smith-Evaluation of History Department
Box 3
National Endowment for the Humanities
Box 3
Sacred Journeys- Reviews for NET, 1976-1980
Box 3
University Scholar/Teacher, 1983
Box 3
History, Department of; Records, 1980-1981
Box 3
Executive Committee, 1974 September-1980 September
Box 3
Trinity College Historical Society, 1974-1981
Box 3
TCHS, 1980-1981
Box 3
Trinity College Historical Society, 1973-1974
Box 3
Anne F. Scott: Speeches
Box 3
Distinguished Professors, 1982
Box 3
Duke Women, 1989 March
Box 3
Miscellaneous Anne F. Scott Speeches
Box 3
Julia Spruill Prize
Box 3
University of Toronto, 1972
Box 3
Woodrow Wilson International Center
Box 3
Carnegie Corporation
Box 3
Comment on What Happened to the Chesnut Diaries, 1979 April 15 (OAH)
Box 3
Ford Foundation
Box 3
Margaret Jarman Hagood (AFS work on her for NAW)
Box 3
History of Education Quarterly
Box 3
Emma LeConte
Box 3
Radcliffe Graduate Medal
Box 3
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Box 3
Williams College Visiting Committee
Box 3
Chronological Correspondence, 1985 November 1
Box 3
Chronological Correspondence, beginning 1985 December 19
Box 3
Bogue Introduction
Box 4
Southern Historical Assn-Introduction of Louis Harlan
Box 4
Supplement to NAW, 1976-1980
Box 4
1960s Student Activism
Box 4
Phi Beta Kappa
Box 4
National Humanities Center Board
Box 4
AFS Academic Council
Box 4
China Trip, 1977
Box 4
Australians
Box 4
Duke University Last Lecture, 1966 April 20
Box 4
Last Lecture: Response
Box 4
An Address to the Board of Trustees of Duke University, 1979 May 5
Box 4
ABC Clip Introduction, 1978
Box 4
Encyclopedia Britannica
Box 4
Harbison Award Application, 1966
Box 4
Margaret Harper: Campaign, 1972
Box 4
Houghton Mifflin Book on Women in America (correspondence), 1968-1976
Box 4
Johns Hopkins Appointment, 1972-1973
Box 4
TIAA Nominating Committee, 1971-1974
Box 4
Women's History Sources Survey, Chambers-Hindig Project
Box 4
SNPA Seminar, 1970
Box 4
Women scholars and requests for names
Box 4
Scholars of Women's History, raw data
Box 4
Rockefeller Foundation Proposal
Box 4
Duke Symposium, 1963
Box 4
Coalition for Women's Higher Education
Box 4
Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Box 4
AHA Panel, 1970 December
Box 4
Teacher-Course Evaluation- Hist. 124
Box 4
The Southern Lady: Reviews and correspondence
Box 4
Frederick Jackson Turner Award
Box 4
Scope and nature of OAH
Box 4
OAH Treasurer Search
Box 4
Program
Box 4
National Coordinating Committee
Box 4
Executive Secretary
Box 4
Organization of American Historians (OAH): President's File
Box 4
OAH Program
Box 4
OAH Executive Board
Box 4
OAH Essentials
Box 4
Faculty
Box 4
Committee Acceptances
Box 4
Confidential File
Box 4
Interviews with Working Women, History 170, 1976 Spring
Box 4
Student Papers: Artis, JE, 1990
Box 4
Student Papers: Infosino, J.M., 1990
Box 4
Student Papers: Fishman, Aleisa. Three Generations of Women. History 170, 1989
Box 4
Student Papers: Ginsberg, Marnie S. Three Generations… History 170, 1990
Box 4
Student Work- Three Mile Island
Box 4
Dozier, Ruth E., 1974
Box 4
Student Work- Why I Am in College
Box 4
Chronological File, 1974-1975
Box 4
Chronological Correspondence, 1974-1975
Box 4
Women Activists in Black and White,
Videotape Tape Shelf

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Anne Firor Scott papers were received by the University Archives as transfers from 1964-2004.

Processing Information

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.