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Rita Rubinstein Heller Collection on the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry

Part I: Description

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library
Record Group 13D


Copyright © 2008 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

 


 

Extent

Total Boxes: 2
Linear Feet: 3

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Rita Rubenstein Heller.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Rita Rubinstein Heller Collection on the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry is the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Cite as:

Rita Rubinstein Heller Collection on the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

 

Rita Rubinstein Heller
After receiving her AB from Bryn Mawr College in 1959, Rita Heller earned an MA in History from Columbia University and a PhD in American History from Rutgers. She was employed at the County College of Morris County in New Jersey as a History professor. Besides being co-producer of the award-winning documentary "Women of Summer: A History of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers, 1921-1935," she also directed "Chanceman's Brothers & Sisters: The Origins of the 20th Century Morris County Black Community."

Description of the Collection

The collection consists of material from the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, a two-month program on the Bryn Mawr campus designed to instruct one hundred women workers each year in English composition, economics, science, history, psychology, literature, and music appreciation. The school was in operation from 1921 to 1938 (excluding 1935). It is divided into two sections: Students and Faculty.

Box 1 – Students

Student Rosters and Applications:
The Heller Collection includes the applications of both accepted and rejected students, as well as a faculty/student roster.

Student Writings and Publications:
The Heller collection contains various student writings, such as student magazines, song books, and an unemployment history written by a student. 

Student Interviews and Miscellaneous Biographical Materials:
Heller conducted a number of interviews with alumnae about their experiences in the Summer School. The interviews are arranged in alphabetical order. Biographical information is available for some interviewees.

Box 2 - Faculty

Faculty Interviews and Miscellaneous Material:
Heller conducted interviews with faculty members about their experiences teaching in the Summer School. The interviews are arranged in alphabetical order.  Biographical information are available for some interviewees, including obituaries, articles about the interviewee, or CVs.

Information on Related Programs at Other Institutions:
The information from other institutions in the collection includes; financial information, school documents and a curriculum.

Program and Course Related Materials:
The teaching materials in the collection include; syllabi, a reading list, and curriculum. 

Miscellaneous Materials:
Miscellaneous materials include a recollection of the Bryn Mawr Summer School by Eleanor Roosevelt, a standardized test, and materials from the Industrial Labor Relations School at Cornell.

PART I: Collection Description
PART II: Box and Folder List

 

Processing and guide by Ruth Storch.

 

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Last update: November 14, 2013 . Special Collections at SpecColl@brynmawr.edu