THE SMART SET: The American Women's History Collection at Connecticut College
The American Women’s History Collection at Connecticut College began in the early 1940s, under the direction of librarian, Hazel Johnson, and professor of history, Chester Destler, with the support of the President of Connecticut College, Dorothy Schaffter. Their efforts resulted in obtaining original materials of notable American women such as Belle Moskowitz, Frances Perkins, Prudence Crandall, Alice Hamilton, Roberta Bitgood, Anna Hempstead Branch, Mary Jobe Akeley, Lillian Wald, and Mary Morrison. A significant addition to this collection were materials from the World Center for Women’s Archives founded by Mary Ritter Beard. More recent additions include the Linda Lear Rachel Carson collection and the Jewel Plummer Cobb collection.
Exhibition curated by Jenifer Ishee, Linda Lear Librarian for Special Collections and Archives