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Series 1: Correspondence, 1908-1979
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This series contains correspondence between Miriam Young Holden and other individuals or organizations. Notable individuals include mid-20th-century feminists such as Pauli Murray and Betty Friedan; U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Lyndon Baines Johnson; women's history scholars such as Eugenie Leonard Andruss and Lerna Gerder; universities and educational institutions such as Columbia University and the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in the U.S. (Radcliffe Institute); women's organizations such as NOW, birth control groups, and the Urban League; and extensive correspondence with family members (largely concentrated in the surnames of Young, Holden, and Clay).
Taken together, this series demonstrates the extensive research efforts of Miriam Y. Holden in compiling the history of women as many of these letters represent Miriam looking into books written by and about women.
This series is arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent or by the name of the organization. Unidentified correspondence and three record books containing lists of letters written are at the end of the series.
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
This collection underwent substantial reprocessing in 2014 by Nicholas Williams '2015, which included restructuring and re-housing of materials.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
- Credit this material:
Series 1: Correspondence; Miriam Y. Holden Collection, C0071, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-22