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Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979) was born into an extended Quaker family who lived for generations in Clarke and Loudon counties, Virginia. She moved beyond the Virginia Quaker community to a career in the women's movement, first as a campaigner for women's suffrage (1917-1920), then as an educator and political activist in Virginia (1920-1928) and finally as a research economist for the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor (1928-1956). During her retirement years, Pidgeon became active in Quaker affairs. The collection contains chiefly personal and professional papers of Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (1890-1979), including correspondence, diaries, papers relating to her activities as student and teacher, publications and research reports, reminiscences, financial records, and notes relating to her activities as suffragette and involvement with National League of Women Voters, educator and political activist in Virginia (1920-1928), and work (1928-1956) as research economist for U.S. Women's Bureau; together with correspondence, diaries, legal and financial papers, genealogies, albums, essays, poetry, pictures, and other papers of the Pidgeon, Williams, and allied families. Topics include family life, the Civil War, Hopewell Monthly Meeting, and education of family members at Alexandria Boarding School (Alexandria, Va.), Earlham College (Richmond, In.), George School (Bucks County, Pa.), Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, Pa.), and Taylor Academy (Wilmington, Del.) Persons represented include Pidgeon's grandfathers, William Williams (1816-1893) and Samuel Lukens Pidgeon (1817-1902), her mother, Susan Talbott Williams Pidgeon (1860-1942), her sister, Dorothy Everett Pidgeon Berry, and Hanna Conrow Williams Tomlinson.
|1890||Born, August 2, Wadesville, Clarke County, Virginia, daughter of Lewis Pidgeon (1859-1951) and Susan Talbott Williams Pidgeon (1860-1942).|
|1904-1906||Attended school at Waterford, Virginia.|
|1906-1909||Attended George School, Pa., graduating in 1909.|
|1909-1913||Attended Swarthmore College, received B.A. (English) in 1913.|
|1914-1916||Teacher, Media Friends School, Media, Pa.|
|1917-1920||Field Secretary, National American Woman Suffrage Association, located principally in New York, South Dakota, Virginia, and North Carolina.|
|1920-1926||Director, Bureau of Citizenship Education, Extension Division, University of Virginia.|
|1921||Chairman, Executive Committee, Virginia Governor's Conference on Governmental Efficiency.|
|1920-1928||Chairman, Efficient Government Committee, Virginia League of Women Voters.|
|1922-1928||Executive Secretary, Virginia Women's Council of Legislative Chairmen of State Organizations.|
|1924||M.A. (Political Science), University of Virginia.|
|1925||Studied at Fédération Universitaire Internationale, Geneva, Switzerland.|
|1926-1927||Fellow in Political Science, University of Chicago (candidate for Ph.D.)|
|1928||Appointed Assistant Editor, Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.|
|1930-1956||Director, Division of Research, Women's Bureau; retired in 1956.|
|1967||Moved from Washington, D.C. to Friends House, Sandy Spring, Md.|
|1979||Died at Friends House, Sandy Spring, Md.|
Ser. 1. Biographical and genealogical, 1769-1850, n.d.
|“Notes on the Pidgeon Family and Allied
Typescript with information on the Pidgeon, Walker, Chandlee, Frame, Brooke, Janney,a nd Biles families.
|“Notes on the Williams Family and Allied
Typescript with information on the Williams, Neill, Walker, Janney, and Talbott families.
|Memorials prepared by Friends Meetings for:|
|Janney, Samuel M. (1798-1879), Goose Creek M.M.||Box 1|
|Williams, William (1816-1893), Fairfax M.M.||Box 1|
|Walker, James M. (1818-1890), Fairfax M.M.||Box 1|
|Pidgeon, Cassandra (1864-1957), Hopewell M.M.
Also includes a remembrance notebook for her.
|Memorial album prepared for Rebecca Russell Pidgeon (1857-1941) shortly after her death.||Box 1|
|Newspaper clippings, mostly obituaries for family members||Box 1|
|Miscellaneous biographical and genealogical information||Box 1|
|Marriage certificates, 1769-1850:
Catalogued and placed with other marriage certificates in Chart Case.
|William Williams and Elizabeth Everott, Fairfax M.M.||1769||Box 1|
|John Williams and Lydia Niell, Hopewell M.M.||1804||Box 1|
|Isaac Pidgeon and Elizabeth Walker, Hopewell M.M.||1812||Box 1|
|Mahlon Chandlee and Catherine Frame, Kennett M.M.
Birth dates of their children listed on the back.
|Samuel S. Pidgeon and Sarah M. Chandlee, Sandy Spring M.M.||1850||Box 1|
Ser. 2. Journals, 1805-1930
|Neill, Rachel, journal
At back: “An Account of Travelling Friends That Visited Hopewell Meeting,” 1795-1813.
|Pidgeon, Samuel Lukens (1817-1902), journal of a trip from Virginia to Ohio||1840||Box 1|
|[Williams, Mary E.?] (1822-1875), Journal of a trip from Virginia to Ohio||1846||Box 1|
|Chandlee, Eliza (1822-1854), journal||1850-1852||Box 1|
|Williams, Rebecca K., Journals||1854-1870||Box 1|
|Williams, Mary Ruth (Walker) (1838-1926), Journals||1890s-c. 1909||Box 1|
|Pidgeon, Susan Talbott (Williams) (1860-1942), journal||1897-1905||Box 1|
|Pidgeon, Eliza Chandlee (1855-1930), Journals||1914-1930||Box 1|
3. Family correspondence, 1830-1942
|For additional see Pidgeon family Series
|Chandlee, Mahlon (1790-1890)||1858-1888 and n.d.||Box 2|
|Chandlee, Eliza (1822-1854)
Some letters, 1853-54, are from relatives reporting her illness and death.
|Pidgeon, Samuel Lukens (1817-1902) and his wife, Sarah Marshall (Chandlee) (b. 1825) letters
Includes his letters while at Alexandria Boarding School, 1841-1842, and their correspondence during the Civil War.
Includes a letter written from Earlham College, 1853.
(1816-1893), his wife Mary Ruth (Walker), and their son
Mostly concerning family affairs, such as the death of two young Richmond, Ind., in 1872 and at Taylor Academy, Wilmington, Del., 1874-75. Includes a letter, 1830, to John Williams, merchant, from the firm of Thomas and George, Baltimore, Md. Includes a letter in 1856 written to William by his nephew Nathaniel Janney from Westtown School
|1830-1875, n.d.||Box 2|
|Pidgeon, Lewis (1859-1951), mostly family correspondence, principally with his wife Susan Talbott||1872-1945||Box 2|
|Pidgeon, Susan Talbott
(Williams) (1860-1942), daughter of William Williams and his first wife, Mary E. (Walker)
Susan married Lewis Pidgeon in 1888. Letters from principal family members are grouped together and arranged in the order
|Walker family||1893-1939||Box 3|
|Williams, Mary Ruth (Walker) (1838-1926)
As the second wife of William Williams, Mary Ruth was Susan's stepmother.
|Williams, Hannah A. (Conrow) (d. 1894)
Hannah was a schoolmate of Susan's at Swarthmore College. These letters were written from Cinnaminson, N.J. prior to Hannah's marriage to James Walker Williams.
|Williams, James Walker, son of James and Hannah
Includes letters from James's wife, Esther, and one letter in 1894.
|1894-1923 and n.d..||Box 3|
|Williams family||1885-1919 and n.d.||Box 3|
|Pidgeon, Mary Elizabeth (1890-1979)
See Ser. 10 and Pidgeon (M.E.) Papers, Ser. 2, Folder 14.
|Tomlinson, Hannah Conrow (Williams) (1894-1959)
Hannah Tomlinson was the daughter of James and Hannah Williams. She was orphaned at a young age and raised by Susan and Lewis Pidgeon. Some of her early letters, 1910-1913, were written home while a student at George School. Among the later letters are ones written by her husband Carroll Tomlinson.
|1907-1942 and n.d.||Box 4|
|Berry, Dorothy Everett (Pidgeon) (b. 1899)
Some letters were written home from George School to her parents, Susan and Lewis. See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 2, Folder 13.
|Moon, Carrie B.,
Most of the letters were written from Washington, D.C. Friends General Conference, 1930-1934.
|1888-1922 and n.d.||Box 6|
|Miscellaneous correspondence to
Susan and Lewis Pidgeon from relatives and friends,
Arranged chronologically. Includes letters received by Susan and Lewis Pidgeon on their 50th wedding anniversary, 1938.
|1863-1942 and n.d.||Box 6|
Ser. 4. Manuscript writings: essays, poetry, and notes, 1880-1909, 1963, n.d.
|Williams, William (1816-1893), 1963, n.d.
Essays, mostly on religious subjects. Since few of these brief essays are titled, they are arranged according to subject as indicated below:
|“An Account of William Williams Taken Hostage by the
Written in 18M and published in Waterford Foundation's 20th Annual Homes Tour and Crafts Exhibit.
|October 4-5-6, 1963.||(with typescript copy)||Box 7|
Concerning early Virginia meeting houses and the founding of Waterford, Virginia.
|Friends meetings and First-Day Schools||Box 7|
|Capital and labor||Box 7|
|Christian ethics||Box 7|
|Citizenship and government||Box 7|
|God (nature of)||Box 7|
|Jesus Christ||Box 7|
|Science and religion||Box 7|
|Simplicity and plainness (Quaker testimonies)||Box 7|
|Slavery and race||Box 7|
|War and peace||Box 7|
Including some items written for “The Household,” a local social club.
|Worship and prayer||Box 7|
|Poetry of William Williams. Arranged as follows:|
|Religious poetry||Box 7|
|Commemorative poetry, to honor people or occasions||Box 7|
|Miscellaneous poetry, much of it humorous||Box 7|
|Pidgeon, Susan Talbott (Williams) (1860-1942)|
|Essays, mostly on religious subjects
A section on Friends schools appeared in Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934.
|Fragmentary writings and notes, mostly on religious subjects||Box 8|
|Literary papers of social clubs, edited mostly by members of the Williams and Pidgeon families, 1880-1909|
|“The Phonograph”||1880||Box 8|
|“The White Star”||1893||Box 8|
|“The Clover Leaf”||1908-9||(4 issues)||Box 8|
|Miscellaneous writings, mostly commemorative poetry||Box 8|
5. Legal and financial papers, 1789-2944
|Chandlee family deeds and related papers, mostly concerning land||Box Box 9|
|Chandlee, Mahlon estate papers||1789-1898 and n.d.||Box Box 9|
|Janney, Mahlon, and other members of the Janney
family, Account book
Mostly concerning the estate of Mahlon Janney.
|1804-1822||Box Box 9|
|Janney, Samuel and Elizabeth, deeds||1856||Box Box 9|
|Neill, Lewis, indenture and will||1808, 1833||Box Box 9|
|Pidgeon, Isaac, 1917-1832|
|Copies of deeds and related historical material for “Circle Hill Farm”, Fairfax County, Virginia, purchased||1812-17||Box Box 9|
|Other deeds and related papers for land purchases elsewhere in Virginia and in Ohio||1797-1832 and n.d.||Box Box 9|
|Pidgeon, Samuel Lukens (1817-1902), 1850-1883|
|Civil War documents, mostly passes and receipts,||1861-1869 and n.d.||Box Box 9|
|Deeds and financial papers||1850-1883||Box Box 9|
|Inventories and accounts for Samuel L. Pidgeon estate||Box Box 9|
|Pidgeon, Rebecca R. (1857-1940), account books||1901-1936||Box Box 9|
|Pidgeon, Lewis (1859-1951), estate inventories||Box Box 9|
|Pidgeon, Susan Talbott (Williams) (1860-1942), lists of
personal property, including wedding presents
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 2, Folder 10.
|Box Box 9|
|Pidgeon, Cassandra (1864-1957), 1931-1944, n.d.|
|Papers concerning share received of Mahlon Chandlee estate||Box Box 9|
|Account book for house maintenance||1931-1944||Box Box 9|
|Certificates to teach||Box 10|
|Contracts for teaching Positions||Box 10|
|Recommendations and lists of schools where she taught||Box 10|
|Certificates for attending summer courses||Box 10|
|Retirement records||Box 10|
|Estate papers||Box 10|
|Walker family, deeds||1820-1871||Box 10|
|Williams family, papers
Mostly concerning land and estates, but including a certificate for William Williams as an Elector from Virginia for President and Vice President of the United States
|Williams, William (1816-1893), estate papers||Box 10|
Ser. 6. Albums, 184701918
|Williams, Rebecca K., commonplace book with some accounts||1847-1867||(1 small vol.)||Box 11|
|Williams, Elizabeth, composition and poetry books,
Kept while a student at Earlham College and at Bellevue Female Institute.
|1863-1866||(3 vols.)||Box 11|
|Williams, Mary Ruth (Walker) (1838-1926)
Album of clippings made for Susan T. Pidgeon, concerning mostly Quaker subjects.
|1916||(1 vol.)||Box 11|
|Pidgeon, Eliza Chandlee (1855-1930), commonplace book, including record of plants examined||1872-1874||Box 11|
|Berry, Dorothy Everett (Pidgeon) (b. 1899), school notebook, Leland Powers School, Boston, Mass.||1918||Box 11|
Ser. 7. Miscellaneous, 1860-1942
|Walker, Mary Ruth (later Williams), at Sharon Female Seminary||ca. 1860||Box 12|
|Williams, Susan (later Pidgeon), grade report from
Includes page from French notebook.
|Pidgeon, Rebecca R.J., grade reports from Westtown
Includes miscellaneous programs and certificates, 1877-1881.
|Pidgeon, Lewis, grade reports from Sharon Female Seminary and Swarthmore College||1869, 1879-1880||Box 12|
|Miscellaneous papers, mostly invitations, announcements, and certificates|
|Pidgeon, Susan and Lewis||1867-1942||Box 12|
|Chandlee, Pidgeon, Williams, and Walker families||1837-1935||Box 12|
|Inventory and photocopies of title pages of books
included with Pidgeon Family Papers
The actual books were not retained with the collection.
8. Mary E. Pidgeon (1890-1979), Biographical info, 1966-1972, n.d.
|Biographical material--Articles, resumes, birth certificate (photostat)||Box 13|
|Who's Who and related biographical directories||Box 13|
|Awards and certificates of recognition||Box 13|
|Letterheads of organizations for which Mary E. Pidgeon worked||Box 13|
|Associations, mostly professional women's organizations, to which Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon belonged||Box 13|
|Identification cards||Box 13|
|Reports of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College, containing Mary E. Pidgeon's notes about important women she knew||1966-72||Box 13|
|Personal reminiscences of Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, 1970s
Mostly written during the 1970s, reviewing her life and career. It is arranged in chronological segments, approximating the major periods of her life, as follows:
|General reminiscences||Box 13|
|Family connections and Virginia home life
Including a biographical sketch of her father, Lewis Pidgeon.
|Early years through graduation from Swarthmore||Box 13|
8. Woman Suffrage Movement, 1917-1920
|University of Virginia,
Including transcript of oral interview for the University of Virginia, 1976.
|Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., 1928-1956|
|Women's Bureau||1928-1939||Box 13|
|Women's Bureau||1940-1949||Box 13|
|Women's Bureau||1952-1956||Box 13|
|Retirement years, Washington, D.C. and Sandy Spring, Md., 1958-1979|
|Retirement years||1958-1975||Box 13|
|Retirement years||1975-1979||Box 13|
9. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon: Diaries and Day-books, 1926-1979
Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 4, Folder 27.
|Diaries||1944, 1945, 1948, and 1957-1968.||Box 14|
|Desk calendars from office at Women's Bureau||1928-1939, 1941-1956.||Box 15|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc., 1926-1979||Box 16|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1926|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1933|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1941|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1947|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1952-1957|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1957-1959 (parts)|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1960|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1966|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1970|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1971|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1973|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1974|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1976|
|Day-books, listing-appointments, etc.||1979|
Ser. 10. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon Correspondence, 1896-1979
|Correspondence with her parents, Lewis and Susan Talbott
(Williams) Pidgeon, 1905-1929
Mostly letters written by MEP, these letters concern her education and career, as well as family matters. Arranged as indicated below. See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 2, Folders 5-8.
|Letters to MEP from Susan Pidgeon||Box 17|
|Letters to MEP from Lewis Pidgeon||Box 17|
|Letters to Susan and Lewis Pidgeon from MEP||Box 17|
|Other family correspondence with: Berry, Dorothy Everett (Pidgeon),
1905-1976 and n.d.
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 2, Folders 13-15.
|Pidgeon, Cassandra||1907-1957 and n.d.||Box 18|
|Pidgeon, Eliza Chandlee||1900-1929||Box 18|
|Pidgeon, Rebecca R.||1896-1936 and n.d.||Box 18|
|Tomlinson, Hanna Conrow (Williams) and husband Carroll||1929-1961 and n.d.||Box 18|
|Other letters by MEP to her family||Box 18|
|Christmas letters by MEP to family and friends||1929-1979||Box 18|
|Letters received from other family members and
Arranged chronologically. See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 3, Folders 17-18, 20-25.
|Correspondence about employment See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 3, Folder 19.||1912-1928 and n.d.||Box 21|
|Correspondence concerning Virginia politics||1929-1973||Box 21|
|Letters to the editor (particularly the Washington Post) and to elected officials||1962-1972||Box 21|
|Correspondence concerning Quaker affairs, 1929-1973:|
|Friends House, Sandy Spring. Md.||1969-1976||Box 21|
|Friends Meeting of Washington||1950s||Box 21|
|Potomac Quarterly Mtg., Ministry and Counsel||1950s||Box 21|
|Other Quaker agencies
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Folders 60-6.
|1925-1973 and n.d.||Box 21|
|Miscellaneous letters by Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, 1928-1979|
|Invitations||1908-1978 and n.d.||Box 21|
|Christmas cards received, mostly in later
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 3, Folder 26.
11. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon Publications, 1921-1973
Mostly written while at Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor. Arranged chronologically; for a bibliography, see first folder of Series 11.
|Book reviews written by Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon||1950-1973 and n.d.||Box 24|
|Articles and reviews written by Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon
for Friends Journal.
Also includes correspondence with editor, arranged chronologically, 1925-1973, and n.d.
|Reviews and announcements of Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon's work (not written by her)||1921-1952 and n.d.||Box 24|
Ser. 12. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon Manuscript writings, 1897-1976
|Early writings||Box 25|
|“The Watkins Family”||1897||Box 25|
|Articles on politics and women's issues||1920-1932||Box 25|
|Articles on Quaker and religious subjects||1944-1976 and n.d.||Box 25|
|“Spreading the News,” outline of play written while at Friends House||1970?||Box 25|
|Poems by Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon||Box 25|
|Poems of the Writers' Group, Friends House, Sandy Spring, Md. While MEP participated in the group, most of the poems are not by her.||Box 25|
Ser. 13. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon Education, 1901-1933
|Wadesville, VA, grade report from public school||1901|
|George School, 1907-1908, n.d.|
|Grade reports||1907-1908||Box 26|
|Student activities||Box 26|
|Class reunions and alumni activities
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 5.
|Swarthmore College, 1914-1926, n.d.|
|Grade reports and transcripts||1914-1926||Box 26|
|Student activities||Box 26|
|Class reunions and alumni activities
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Series 5.
|University of Virginia, 1924, n.d.|
|Graduation programs and recommendations||Box 26|
|“The Government of the County in Virginia,” Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon's M.A. Thesis||1924||Box 26|
|Course papers in government and in English literature||Box 26|
|Alumni activities and correspondence regarding an oral
interview with her
For a transcript of the interview see Series 8.
|Miscellaneous printed material on University of Virginia||Box 26|
|Hood for M.A. Degree, see Relic #326.||Box 26|
|Geneva School of International Studies||Box 26|
|University of Chicago, 1926-1933, n.d.|
|Correspondence and general information||1926-1933||Box 27|
|Papers for courses in political science and public welfare administration||Box 27|
|Course notes and examination booklet||Box 27|
|Miscellaneous material on Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon's studies||Box 27|
Ser. 14. Mary E. Pidgeon, Campaign for Woman Suffrage, 1916-1918
|New York State Woman Suffrage Party
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Folders 32
|Other woman suffrage activities||Box 27|
Ser. 15. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, University of Virginia, 1921-1927, n.d.
|Records of her work in
the Extension-Division, including teaching, organizing conferences, and
legislative activity. For her own studies at the University of Virginia, see
|Correspondence||1921-1927 and n.d.||Box 27|
|Course and program descriptions||Box 27|
|Extension series pamphlets, see also Ser. 11||Box 27|
|Extension teaching courses||Box 27|
|Lecture series at Normal Schools||Box 27|
|University of Virginia catalogues and program
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Folder 36.
|Leaflets and other printed material issued by the Extension Division, also leaflets of local programs.||Box 28|
|Newspaper clippings reporting Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon's speeches and related activities.||Box 28|
Ser. 16. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, Political and civic activities, 1912-1975
|National League of Women Voters, 1917-1954|
|Correspondence||1923-1954 and n.d.||Box 28|
|Civil service||1921, 1922||Box 28|
|Efficiency in Government Department||Box 28|
|Publications||1917-1926 and n.d.||Box 28|
|Material from state and local affiliates||1919-1936 and n.d.||Box 28|
|Material from other national civic organizations
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Folder 39.
|1920-1924 and n.d.||Box 28|
|National Women's Trade Union League, material from conventions||1936, 1947.||Box 28|
|Virginia League of Women Voters, 1920-1940, n.d.|
|General and educational material||Box 29|
|Legislative program||Box 29|
|Bills and background for specific legislation||Box 29|
|Research on taxation in Virginia||Box 29|
|Efficient Government Committee, 1924-1940, n.d.|
|Conference on Governmental Efficiency||Box 29|
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Fol. 37-38
|1924-1940 and n.d.||Box 29|
|Virginia Commission for the Blind||1924||Box 29|
|Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs||Box 29|
|Virginia Good Roads Association.
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Folder 35.
|Virginia Women's Council of Legislative Chairmen of
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Series 6, Folder 41.
|1912-1945 and n.d.||Box 29|
|Other Virginia women's civic organizations||Box 29|
|Democratic Party, Virginia State Convention||1924||Box 29|
|Virginia Wage and Hour Law (proposed)||1938.||Box 29|
|Official reports from General Assembly of Virginia and various executive agencies (some with annotations by MEP)||1912-1945 and n.d.||Box 30-31|
|Newspaper clippings and other reference material on Virginia politics||1926-1945 and n.d.||Box 30-31|
|Published material about women's rights and labor||1921-1975 and n.d.||Box 30-31|
Ser. 17. Mary E. Pidgeon, Women's Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Labor, 1929-1975
|Women's Bureau, History and program||1930-1975 and n.d.||Box 32|
|Correspondence and memos by Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon and
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Folder 50
|1929-1965 and n.d.||Box 32|
|Reports by MEP
Many are drafts of articles, perhaps published later.
|Reports as special consultant||Box 33|
|Budget (material about programs submitted for annual budget requests)||1932/33-1956/57||Box 33|
|Personnel records of MEP|
|job descriptions and qualifications||Box 34|
|pay receipts||Box 34|
|efficiency ratings and awards||Box 34|
|employee leave record||Box 34|
|change of status notices||Box 34|
|Notices from U.S. Dept. of Labor concerning Civil Service regulations and personnel policies||Box 34|
|Invitations to MEP to attend White House receptions,
Receptions, hosted by Mrs. Roosevelt and Mrs. Truman, were planned to recognize professional women in government service.
|1935-1941 and 1948.||Box 34|
|Album presented to MEP on her retirement||1956||Box 34|
|Congratulatory letters and other material relating to the retirement of MEP|
|Publications of Women's Bureau,
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Series 6, Folders 42-47 and 49.
|MEP's notes on publications||Box 35|
|Publications of other government agencies, 1941-1973|
|Department of Commerce||1951-1956||Box 35|
|Department of Labor||1938-1955 and n.d.||Box 35|
|Periodicals and other publications received by staff library of Women's Bureau||Box 36|
|Newspaper clippings about Women's Bureau
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Folder 48.
|Drafts of articles prepared for publication.||Box 36|
|Research files (arranged by subject as follows), 1942-1945, n.d.|
|Absenteeism by women workers||Box 36|
|Census data||Box 36|
|Equal pay for women
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Folder 51.
|Health of women workers||Box 37|
|Industrial plants surveyed by Women's Bureau||1942-1945||Box 37|
|International work||Box 37|
|Postwar employment of women||Box 37|
|Women as managers|
|Women In industry||Box 38|
|Women in defense industries, World War I and II||Box 38|
|Women in the Southern U.S.||Box 38|
|Women Workers in the Changing Economic Scene
miscellaneous research notes
For other research files, see also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Series 6, Folders 52-53.
|Speeches by Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon (notes and related material).||Box 39|
|Notes by Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon|
|Concerning the history of the U.S. Dept. of Labor||Box 39|
|About staff meetings in the Women's Bureau||Box 39|
|Miscellaneous other work notes|
Ser. 18. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon Finances, 1940-1970
|Accounts, mostly||1937-1938||Box 40|
|Insurance and annuities||1936-1965||Box 40|
|District of Columbia||1939-1966||Box 40|
|Virginia, state income and personal property||1940-1966||Box 40|
|Virginia, local property
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 4, Folder 28.
19. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, Conferences attended, programs and notes, 1921-1977
|Conferences concerning women's issues, 1940-1970|
|American Association of University Women, Washington, D.C.||1961||Box 41|
|Woman's Centennial Congress, New York
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Folders 55-59.
|Women's Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington D.C., 1960-1970|
|Conference commemorating its 40th anniversary||1960||Box 41|
|Conference commemorating its 50th anniversary||1970||Box 41|
|U.S. Department of Labor, 50th anniversary||1963||Box 41|
|Quaker conferences, meetings, lectures, 1950-1977:|
|Baltimore Yearly Meeting
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Ser. 6, Folder 60.
|1961-1964, 1970, and 1977||Box 41|
|Friends Committee on National Legislation,||1953, 1964, 1977, and n.d.||Box box 42 Box 41|
|Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology||1959, 1961, 1963-1965, and 1977||Box 41|
|Friends General Conference||1952, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, and 1970||Box 41|
|Pendle Hill||1963, 1964.||Box 41|
|Quaker peace conferences and peace witnesses||1950-1966||Box 41|
|Other Quaker conferences, mostly on faith and worship||1957-1977||Box 41|
|Other conferences, meetings, and lectures||1921-1965||Box 41|
Ser. 20. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, Notes, 1970, n.d.
|Notes on peace activities||Box 43|
|Notes on politics
Particularly on the 1970 election in Maryland.
|Notes on Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon's art||Box 43|
|Travel notes||Box 43|
|Notes on poetry||Box 43|
|Literary notes concerning books read, 1970:|
|Peter Fingesten, The Eclipse of Symbolism||1970||Box 43|
|Emma Jung and Marie Louise von Franz, The Grail Legend||1970||Box 43|
|Helen Hill Miller, The Realms of Arthur
See also Pidgeon (Mary E.) Papers, Series 4, Folder 29.
|Notes on dreams||Box 43|
|Notes on religious life and experience||Box 43|
|Meditations of Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon||Box 43|
|Miscellaneous notes||Box 44|
Ser. 21. Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, photographs collected, 1925, n.d.
|Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon||Box 45|
|Members of Pidgeon, Williams, and Janney families||Box 45|
|Distant relatives and friends||Box 45|
|Circle Hill, Pidgeon family home||Box 45|
|Family homes in Virginia||Box 45|
|George School||Box 45|
Some transferred to archives of Swarthmore College.
|University of Virginia||Box 45|
|Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor||Box 45|
|Quaker meeting houses
Transferred to Meeting House picture file.
|Friends House, Sandy Spring, Md.||Box 45|
|Miscellaneous buildings||Box 45|
|Pidgeon family book illustrations||Box 45|
|League of Nations Assembly, Geneva||1925||Box 45|
Ser. 22. Pictorial material