Guide to Resources on Women in the Processed Manuscript
Collections of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Prepared by Katharine Salzmann
This resource guide highlights the
Manuscript Division's holdings of material relating to the unique contributions of women
to the Black experience. This list is by no means exhaustive. It does, however, provide an
annotated overview of the material available within the processed manuscript collections.
The italicized entries indicate that the Manuscript Division has a collection of that
person's papers. Entries that are not underlined are followed by a see reference to the
pertinent collection. The collections are linked to the descriptions for the pertinent
Adams, Harriet Chalmers
Family Papers, 1802-1965
Geographer. Personal papers include correspondence between herself and her
husband, Franklin Adams.
12 linear ft.
Educator and administrator. Documents Allen's career in the fields of physical
education and health. School notes from the Sargent School of Physical Education for Women
and teaching material from Howard University and Hampton Institute comprise most of the
Otis Howard Papers, 1850-1906
Included in the Howard Papers is Ms. Ames' A New England Woman's Diary in
1.5 linear ft.
Singer. Chiefly microfilm of clippings relating to Miss Anderson and the Daughters of
the American Revolution controversy. Also correspondence, speeches, petitions, lists, and
reports arising out of the activities of the Marian Anderson Citizens Committee.