Guide to the Papers of Virginia Levitt Snitow (1911-2000), undated, 1909-2001
 
*P-876

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Snitow, Virginia Levitt
Title: Virginia Levitt Snitow Papers
Dates:undated, 1909-2001
Abstract: The collection encompasses the personal papers of Virginia Snitow, especially during her active years in the Women's Division of the American Jewish Congress and an organization she founded, US / Israel Women to Women. Papers contain correspondence, writings and voluminous notes with both fiction, and non-fiction writings on racial, gender and class equality. Also included are family stories and diaries chronicling Snitow's time spent in her summer home in Granada.
Languages: The collection is in English with some French.
Quantity: 9.35 linear feet (17 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 1 index card box)
Identification: P-876
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Virginia Snitow (1911-2000)

A long-time teacher, activist, and philanthropist, Virginia Snitow was born in Brooklyn on April 9, 1911 to Louis Levitt (1874 - 1960) and Tillie (Toba) (Rosenberg) Levitt (1892(?) - 1959). As honored by the National Women's Division of American Jewish Congress Virginia Snitow held strongly to the "essential truths of human dignity, racial justice and peace…" These beliefs were strengthened through her education at Girls' High School in Brooklyn, her undergraduate education at Hunter College and her post graduate study at Columbia University and then fully developed as a New York City teacher of English at Wadleigh Public High School for Girls in Harlem through the 1930s and early 1940s.

It was at Wadleigh that Snitow saw how the poverty that her students lived in interfered with their schoolwork and contributed to their poor academic performance. This experience provided the material for her classic essay, "I Teach Negro Girls." This article dealt compassionately with the obstacles faced by these children in achieving academic success. Originally published in the New Republic in 1942, it was also reprinted in the Negro Digest to critical acclaim. Written in 1958 "The Mushroom Cloud" described the dangers of nuclear energy. A prolific writer, Snitow was also published in Ship and Sailing, Family Circle, Western Political Quarterly and Jewish Currents. This collection includes copies of these articles, as well as many unpublished articles assembled as "I Remember Letters," "Confrontations of a Quiet Woman," "Biography of Juarez" and "People and Places" and poetry assembled as "Poems and Sayings."

After a brief marriage to Harold Clemenko, in 1935 Virginia Levitt married Charles Snitow, an attorney who developed the national and then international Tradeshow business. They had two children, Ann Barr Snitow, born May 8, 1943 and Alan Mark Snitow born February 4, 1948.

A frequent traveler, Virginia and Charles Snitow purchased a winter home on the island of Grenada. It was here she was to do a great deal of writing, including many of her "I Remember Letters" and her "Grenada Diaries."

Along with Leonard & Jean Boudin, Margaret Mead, William Scott and a number of artists and writers, Snitow founded the progressive Downtown Community School in New York City. Son Alan quoted his father as saying "many years later that the fact that a small group of women could create a school from scratch [was what] inspired him to start his own business."

First through the Scarsdale - White Plains Chapter, and then through the Westchester County Division and National organization, Snitow rose through the ranks of the American Jewish Congress (AJC) for two decades. In 1958 - 1959 Snitow organized and directed a study group called the Wednesday Morning Discussion Group. This program became a prototype for the AJC, used for new member outreach. The published articles are part of this collection.

Always politically active Snitow attended the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami as an elected delegate for New York State.

Through her years in the AJC Women's Division, Snitow was an outspoken opponent on issues of racial inequality, parochial school aid, the war in Vietnam and nuclear power. But her passion was one of equal rights for women, both in the United States and in Israel. She was elected President of the AJC Women's Division in March 1964. On her retirement from the Women's division in March 1971 Snitow received "A Woman of Our Time Award."

Although she lost the fight, Snitow fought against elimination of the Women's Division, which was founded by Louise Waterman Wise in 1932, into the AJC. In 1982 the division became fully merged into the American Jewish Congress.

Her most significant contribution to helping women in Israel was the founding of US / Israel Women to Women in 1978. After seeing a news item about the closing of a women's shelter due to lack of funds, Snitow raised the money and formed this organization that supported a rape crisis center, women's studies courses, a health hotline, leadership development programs, battered women's shelters, antidiscrimination lawsuits, a lecture series and pregnancy advisory services. Their motto was "Women Must Help Women."

Virginia Snitow passed away at her home in Scarsdale on October 16, 2000. After her death "The Virginia Levitt Snitow Lecture Series" was established by Women to Women in Haifa and Tel Aviv Universities.

Chronology

1911Born April 9, 1911 to Louis Levitt and Tillie (Toba) (Rosenberg) Levitt in Brooklyn, NY
1927Graduated from Girls' High School in Brooklyn
1931Graduated with BA in English from Hunter College
1931-1933Graduate work at Columbia University in English Literature
1932-1944Taught at Wadleigh Public High School in Harlem, New York, New York
1935Married Charles Snitow, son of Aaron Snitow and Mary (Sackowitz) Snitow, November 2, 1935 (6 Heshvan 5696) (after marriage and divorce of Harold Clemenko (Clem))
1942"I Teach Negro Girls" published in the New Republic
1943Daughter Ann Barr Snitow born May 8, 1943
1944-1946Taught at Seward Park High School, New York, New York
1945-1947Active in the Downtown Community School
1948Son Alan Mark Snitow born February 4, 1948
1952Parents Louis and Tillie divorce, June 4, 1952
1957-1966Vice President United States World Trade Fare
1959Mother Tillie Levitt dies, July 22, 1959 (16 Tamuz 5719)
1960-1962Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representative to the UN
1960Father Louis Levitt dies, June 15, 1960
1961Became a shareholder of Artis Corporation
1964-1970National President American Jewish Congress Women's Division
1968Appeared on WNBC Channel 4 TV to discuss "Full Equality in a Free Society," July 14, 1968
1968Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, pledged to Eugene McCarthy
1969Delegate to the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health
1969Received "A woman for our time award," January 20, 1969
1970-1972Co-Chair Governing Council American Jewish Congress
1970-1973President Leadership Conference of National Jewish Women's Organizations
1970-1975Founder and Vice President of Encounter Films, Inc
1971Recipient of "A Woman of Our Time Award" as outgoing president of the National Women's Division of the American Jewish Congress, March 28, 1971
1972Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Miami
1973Snitow's first visit to Port Saline, Grenada
1975Attended the Paris energy conference, November 25, 1975
1975Attended the Universal Front of Survival in Brussels
1977-1978New York State Co-ordinating Committee for International Women's Year
1977Named to Hunter College Hall of Fame
1978Founded US/Israel Women to Women
1979Recipient of the Louise Waterman Wise Laureate for distinguished service and dedication to the American Jewish Congress and for strengthening community life. May 14, 1979
1980Honorary Vice President American Jewish Congress
1981Appeared on Channel 11 AJC program "To Be A Woman Soldier." August 19, 1982
1992Recipient of the National Organization for Women (NOW) New York Chapter Susan B. Anthony Award. February 11, 1992
2000Included in 27th edition of Who's Who in the East
2000Charles passes away, June 28
2000Virginia passes away in Scarsdale, October 16
2005US/Women to Women (W2W) became part of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). The Virginia Levitt Snitow lecture series established by Women 2 Women in Haifa and Tel Aviv Universities.
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Scope and Content Note

The collection encompasses the personal papers of Virginia Snitow, especially during her active years in the Women's Division of the American Jewish Congress and an organization she founded, US / Israel Women to Women. Papers contain correspondence, writings and voluminous notes with both fiction, and non-fiction writings on racial, gender and class equality. Also included are family stories and diaries chronicling Snitow's time spent in her summer home in Granada.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Virginia Levitt Snitow Papers; P-876; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Individual gifts given to the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) in part by Alan Snitow and Ann Barr Snitow, and the Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) (2008)

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series I: Biographical Material, 1909-2001

English.
Boxes 1-3.
Scope and Content:

Includes vital records, including a marriage affidavit for parents Louis Levitt and Toba Rosenberg, a memo from Snitow's first husband H.B. Clemenko, birth certificates for Virginia Levitt, Ann Barr Snitow, Alan Mark Snitow, and Charles Snitow; the marriage Ketubah of Virginia Levitt and Charles Snitow, divorce papers of Tillie Levitt and Louis Levitt, a Yahrzeit card for Tillie Levitt and Louis Levitt 's Death Certificate; Virginia Levitt's resume and biographical sheet, NYC teaching records, clippings on family (including family trees) and friends (Leonard Boudin, Bernadette Dohrn, Otto Nathan, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, I.F. Stone, Russel Wright among others), personal addresses, itineraries, items from the Democratic Party Conventions attended, Hunter College correspondence materials from the lecture series founded by Snitow and condolence cards to the family after deaths of Charles and Virginia Snitow. Material is arranged chronologically to document Virginia Snitow's life and is in English.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Vital Records1909-2000
12Personal biographical sheets1932-2000
13Biographical papers - Teaching1937-1976
14Downtown Community School1945-1955
15Travel itineraries1958-1975
16Democratic Party Convention1968
17Democratic Party Convention1972
18Hunter College Correspondence1971-2000
19Virginia L. Snitow Lecture Series1987-1999
110Family clippings1947-1996
111Friends clippingsundated, 1968-2001
112Addresses (see also: index card box)undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Oral Histories1979-1989
22Oral Histories1989
23Charles Snitow Funeral RegistryJuly 2000
24Condolence Cards to Snitow Family: Charles SnitowJune 30, 2000 - July 6, 2000
25Condolence Cards to Snitow Family: Charles SnitowJuly 7, 2000 - July 10, 2000
BoxFolderTitleDate
31Condolence Cards to Snitow Family: Charles SnitowJuly 11, 2000 - July 24, 2000
32Condolence Cards to Snitow Family: Charles SnitowJuly 25, 2000 - October 13, 2000
33Condolence Cards to Snitow Family: Virginia SnitowOctober 17, 2000 - January 3, 2001
34Remembrance of Virginia Levitt Snitow "Virginia In Her Own Words." Program and cardsOctober 15, 2001
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Series II: Correspondence, undated, 1936-2000

English, French.
Boxes 4-5.
Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence, both personal and professional between Virginia Snitow, and a number of her friends, relations, colleagues, and professional contacts. The correspondence dates largely from the period 1967 - 1979. It is arranged chronologically and is predominately in English, with a few personal letters in French.

BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Correspondence 1936 - December 23, 1959
4 2 Correspondence February 22, 1960 - December 8, 1962
4 3 Correspondence February 12, 1963 - December 8, 1966
4 4 Correspondence February 7, 1967 - November 26, 1968
4 5 Correspondence January 3, 1969 - December 31, 1969
4 6 Correspondence February 3, 1970 - December 31, 1970
4 7 Correspondence January 2, 1971 - December 24, 1971
4 8 Correspondence January 1972 - December 28, 1972
4 9 Correspondence January 9, 1973 - December 16, 1973
4 10 Correspondence January 3, 1974 - November 19, 1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Correspondence January 29, 1975 - December 31, 1975
5 2 Correspondence February 1, 1976 - October 19, 1976
5 3 Correspondence February 25, 1977 - November 16, 1979
5 4 Correspondence January 1980 - December 18, 1984
5 5 Correspondence July 12, 1985 - December 29, 1989
5 6 Correspondence January 27, 1990 - November 3, 1992
5 7 Correspondence January 4, 1993 - December 1995
5 8 Correspondence January 22, 1996 - July 2000
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Series III: Organizations, undated, 1936-2000

English.
Box 6, Folder 1 - Box 8, Folder 14.
Scope and Content:

Contains material and correspondence from the major organization that Virginia Snitow was involved with during her adult life. Subseries are broken into several subseries including: Subseries 1: American Jewish Congress, Subseries 2: Women to Women, Subseries 3: Encounter Films, Subseries 4: Artis and Subseries 5: Other organizations. All subseries are arranged chronologically and are in English.

Subseries 1: American Jewish Congress, 1959-1993

English.
Box 6.
Scope and Content:

Contains the many clippings, correspondence, articles and programs on the activities in the American Jewish Congress that Virginia Snitow was involved. They reflect her interest in equality, including racial equality and gender equality as reflected in the activities of the AJC. This subseries also shows her growth through the various subdivisions within the AJC, ultimately to president of the Women's division.

BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Anti-Semitism April 5, 1967 - April 6, 1967
6 2 Arrest Records January 5, 1973 - March 1973
6 3 Ballet Gala Souvenir Journal April 18, 1977
6 4 Bulletin February 1958 - September 1969
6 5 Church & State Papers undated, 1995
6 6 Committee Minutes & notes February 24, 1966 - December 15, 1974
6 7 Communist Witch Hunt April 29, 1953 - October 14, 1953
6 8 Correspondence November 16, 1967 - October 13, 1993
6 9 Emma Lazarus Chapter Tenth Anniversary Celebration February 28, 1968
6 10 Fourth Dialogue in Israel July 5-8, 1965
6 11 Louise Waterman Wise Award Luncheon May 14, 1979
6 12 Merger Talks with American Jewish Committee February 6, 1975 - June 20, 1975
6 13 Parochial School Aid April 7, 1967
6 14 Press Releases March 17, 1965 - September 20, 1976
6 15 Stephen J. Wise Annual Dinner November 19, 1972
6 16 Twentieth Annual American-Israel Dialogue July 30 - August 2. 1984
6 17 Vietnam War 1966 and 1968
6 18 War on Poverty 1966 and 1968
6 19 Westchester County Women's Division 1959 - 1997
6 20 Women's Division undated, February 14, 1963 - May 14, 1979
6 21 Women's Division Integration undated, August 20, 1979 - June 15, 1981
6 22 Women's Division, Leadership Mission to Israel October 22, 1977 - November 1, 1977
6 23 Women's Press Coverage at Convention April 6, 1967 - April 14, 1967

Subseries 2: US / Women to Women, undated, 1980-2006

English.
Box 7, Folders 1-3.
Scope and Content:

This subseries focuses on the organization US / Women to Women that was founded by Virginia Snitow. In 1980 it was brought to the attention of Virginia Snitow that the only thing standing between the closing of a women's shelter in Herzliya, Israel and its closure was $200. She quickly raised the money to keep the center open. She then went on to form the organization US / Women to Women to support women's programs in Israel. Included in this subseries are the articles of incorporation, by laws and IRS correspondence from the formation of the organization as well as correspondence to and from Snitow.

BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Articles of Incorporation, by laws and IRS correspondence December 30, 1980 - July 20, 1982
7 2 Correspondence, publications and writings October 22, 1980 - July 20, 1982
7 3 Correspondence, publications and writings undated, September 12, 1991 - February 9, 2006

Subseries 3: Encounter Films, undated, 1966-1974

English.
Box 7, Folders 4-5.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains proposals, budgets, and correspondence promoting Encounter Films, an organization founded by Virginia Snitow for the purpose of stimulating the development of film geared specifically to films on Israel and contemporary Jewish life with appeal to the Jewish community to serve as an effective instrument to inform audiences and present a fair view of Israel, Zionists and Jews. Papers focus primarily on the years 1970 - 1973.

BoxFolderTitleDate
7 4 Proposals, budgets, and correspondence 1966-1970
7 5 Proposals, budgets, and correspondence undated, January 6, 1971 - April 30, 1974

Subseries 4: Artis, 1961-1964

English.
Box 7, Folders 6-9.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains proposals, budgets, and correspondence promoting the organization, Artis, which was created to encourage the promotion of better class Israeli art and craft products for sale in the United States. The series includes correspondence and meeting minutes of Amtis, the founding organization, as well as the development of Artis with artists' biographies and inventory and price lists.

BoxFolderTitleDate
7 6 Correspondence & meeting minutes November 30, 1961 - October 25, 1962
7 7 Correspondence & meeting minutes November 2, 1962 - January 1963
7 8 Correspondence & meeting minutes January 1963 - April 19, 1963
7 9 Correspondence & meeting minutes April 24, 1963 - June 15, 1964

Subseries 5: Other Organizations, 1969-1981

English.
Box 8, Folders 1-14.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes materials from other organizations Snitow was involved with throughout her life. The folders include speeches, correspondence, itineraries, newspaper articles, meeting notes and personal notes from each of the organizations or meetings noted.

BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Bat Kol undated
8 2 Citizens Committee For Protection of the Environment September 19, 1975 - August 1976
8 3 Citizens for Safe Energy May 9, 1977
8 4 Concerned Democrats of Westchester - Putnam March 8, 1969 - October 22, 1970
8 5 Congress House Trust March-April 1967
8 6 Leadership Conference of National Jewish Women's Organizations May 24, 1965 - April 7, 1975
8 7 WESPAC - Westchester People's Action Coalition undated, July 15, 1975
8 8 Westchester's Woman's Conference June 4, 1975
8 9 White House Conference on Food Nutrition and Health December 2-4, 1969
8 10 Women of Westchester undated, May 15, 1976 - November 14, 1980
8 11 Women's International League for Peace & Freedom January 23, 1967 - September 29, 1968
8 12 Women's International League for Peace & Freedom July 9, 1970 - July 12, 1970
8 13 Women's Studies Department at Ben Gurion University March 25, 1981
8 14 Miscellaneous Organizations Original order
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Series IV: Speeches and writings, undated, 1943-2000

English.
Box 8, Folder 15 - Box 15, Folder 11.
Scope and Content:

A prolific writer, this series contains material written by Virginia Snitow throughout her adult life. It includes speeches, and where available, drafts of speeches, for the various organizations that Snitow was involved. This series is arranged by chronological date where available. More often it is arranged in original order. The language of the series is English. The series contains three subseries: Subseries 1 - Speeches; Subseries 2 - Writings; Subseries 3 - Poems.

Subseries 1: Speeches (including drafts), undated, 1965-1994

English.
Box 8, Folders 15-21.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes typed and handwritten speeches as delivered by Virginia Snitow at American Jewish Congress conventions and meetings and Women to Women meetings.

BoxFolderTitleDate
8 15 AJC Speeches 1965-1967
8 16 An Environmental View 1968
8 17 Boston November 3, 1969
8 18 Bronx Division speech June 1967
8 19 Chanukah Reward Luncheon December 6, 1965
8 20 Convention Grossinger May 1966, rev January 1998
8 21 Convention Keynote Speech April 1967

Subseries 2: Writings, undated, 1943-1995

English.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes the diverse writings of Virginia Snitow.
• A biography of Juarez, a Zapotecan Indian who became president of Mexico during the mid 19th century as written during 1943 - 1944 by Snitow.
• As moderator of the monthly AJC Scarsdale - White Plains chapter discussion group from 1958 - 1959 on current events, Snitow participated in the publication of its presentations.
• Snitow's Grenada diaries written from 1973 - 1997 that begin with a letter to son Alan. Written during her time spent at the Snitow's vacation home in Grenada it includes commentary on the geographical beauty, the political climate, and her day to day life on the island.
• "I Remember" letters. These are Personal letters written by Snitow from 1936 - 1995, undated. These are broken down into chapters for a book by the same name. These folders are followed by "Stories" as compiled by Snitow in original order.
• Edited chapters from "Confrontations of a Quiet Woman". Compilation date undated.
• Compilation of stories entitled "People and Places".
• A selection of stories, arranged by publication date and then alphabetically for unpublished works.
• Letters written by Snitow to editors of various publications.

BoxFolderTitleDate
8 22 Energy September 10, 1975
8 23 Great Neck Division Speech September 1968
8 24 Greece 1965
8 25 Hanuka Luncheon January 9, 1970
8 26 Hanuka Reward Luncheon December 12, 1966
8 27 Installation of officers 1968
8 28 Louise Waterman Wise Awards Luncheon March 28, 1966
8 29 Louise Waterman Wise Luncheon April 13, 1970
8 30 Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn May 1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Mass Media Award Luncheon January 31, 1968
9 2 Miscellaneous Speeches undated
9 3 Miscellaneous Speeches undated
9 4 Miscellaneous Speeches undated
9 5 Miscellaneous Speeches undated
9 6 Opening Convention Speech March 28-31, 1971
9 7 Opening Convention Speech & Remarks May 20-24, 1970
9 8 Scarsdale ASC September 1969
9 9 St Regis Hotel award January 20, 1969
9 10 Teaneck Division speech Spring 1967
9 11 Women's Division Convention March 1969
9 12 Women to Women undated, 1978-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Biography of Juarez (1 of 3) 1943-1944
10 2 Biography of Juarez (2 of 3) 1943-1944
10 3 Biography of Juarez (3 of 3) 1943-1944
10 4 Wednesday Morning Discussion Group: Education October 1, 1958
10 5 Wednesday Morning Discussion Group: Israel Theocracy vs. Democracy November 5, 1958
10 6 Wednesday Morning Discussion Group: The Wandering Jew December 3, 1958
10 7 Wednesday Morning Discussion Group: New Nations February 4, 1959
10 8 Wednesday Morning Discussion Group: Information Classified March 4, 1959
10 9 Wednesday Morning Discussion Group: The Women April 1, 1959
10 10 Wednesday Morning Discussion Group: Tribute Luncheon April 21, 1959
10 11 Grenada Diaries December 27, 1973 - January 1, 1975
10 12 Grenada Diaries January 1975 - January 1978
10 13 Grenada Diaries April 9, 1975 - January 1, 1976
10 14 Grenada Diaries March 29, 1978 - December 30, 1978
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Grenada Diaries December 31, 1980 - December 26, 1982
11 2 Grenada Diaries December 26, 1982 - December 1984
11 3 Grenada Diaries December 1984 - June 1988
11 4 Grenada Diaries June 10, 1988 - June 19, 1988
11 5 Grenada Diaries December 1988 - March 1993
11 6 Grenada Diaries undated, December 1996 - January 1997
11 7 Grenada Diaries Book (1 of 2) 1973-1994
11 8 Grenada Diaries Book (2 of 2) 1973-1994
11 9 Grenada notes undated, 1992-1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Grenada Diaries not in book August 12, 1934 - December 1993
12 2 I Remember Letters undated, 1942-1995
12 3 I Remember Letter to Sylvia December 1972, expanded April 1978
12 4 I Remember: Remembering Mama undated
12 5 I Remember - Alan (About Grenada) January 20, 1984
12 6 I Remember: I Remember II undated
12 7 I Remember: My Earliest Female Thoughts undated
12 8 I Remember: How I Felt Growing Up undated
12 9 I Remember: Letter to Ann and Alan undated
12 10 I Remember: First Marriage February 1974
12 11 Stories: Orchids are Real and index undated
12 12 Stories: A Creature of Habit undated
12 13 Stories: The Clock 1953
12 14 Stories: The Tramp 1940s
12 15 Stories: Distant Thunder undated
12 16 Stories: The Lesson undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 Confrontations of a Quite Woman notes undated
13 2 Confrontations of a Quiet Woman (Part 1) (1 of 3) undated
13 3 Confrontations of a Quiet Woman (Part 1) (2 of 3) undated
13 4 Confrontations of a Quiet Woman (Part 1) (3 of 3) undated
13 5 Confrontations of a Quiet Woman (Part 1I) (1 of 3) undated
13 6 Confrontations of a Quiet Woman (Part 1I) (2 of 3) undated
13 7 Confrontations of a Quiet Woman (Part 1I) (3 of 3) undated
13 8 People and Places: Index and stories undated
13 9 People and Places: Vignettes undated
13 10 People and Places: San Francisco - 1967 1967
13 11 People and Places: The Survivor 1988-1992
13 12 People and Places: Spanish Vignette #1 & 2 undated
13 13 People and Places: Las Vegas undated
13 14 People and Places: Charlie Meets Duboff undated
13 15 People and Places: From St. Jude's Church to Montgomery - 1965 1965
13 16 People and Places: It happened (to us) on Grenada 1984
13 17 People and Places: Winter 1975 (Trip to Brussels) 1975
13 18 People and Places: In Memory of Leo Pfeffer undated
13 19 People and Places: Brazil undated
13 20 People and Places: A Visit to Israel & the Louise Waterman Wise Hostel undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 List of Published Articles undated
14 2 A Happy Solution: Play in three scenes undated
14 3 A Petition from No one to Nowhere undated
14 4 A School Teacher undated
14 5 A Spanish Reminiscence (Jewish Current) January 1994
14 6 A Visit to Israel undated
14 7 Agunot undated
14 8 And So to Bedlam (Family Circle) June 1948
14 9 Distinctions undated
14 10 Do you make Baby Talk Baby Talk (Family Circle) December 1952
14 11 Elderly undated
14 12 Endgame with Golda (Congress Monthly) September/October 1995
14 13 Exceptions improve the rule (Family Circle) March 1948
14 14 Facing the Revolutionary Decade undated
14 15 Henri de Chattilion undated
14 16 Holiday February 1952
14 17 I Teach Negro Girls (Negro Digest) December 1942
14 18 I Teach Negro Girls (The New Republic) November 9, 1942
14 19 It was Quite Simple undated
14 20 Miss Stark - The School Teacher 1930's
14 21 My Life as a Woman - Vol. 1 June 2000
14 22 On the Dangers of Nuclear Reactors 1973
14 23 Open Letter to Parents 1940's
14 24 Remembering Henry undated
14 25 Ships, A Reminiscence undated
14 26 Song of the Capstan (Ships & Sailing) June 1951
14 27 Spring Wind undated
14 27 The Breaking Point undated
14 28 The Captain and the Panther undated
14 29 The Homecoming undated
14 30 The Mushroom Cloud (Western Political Quarterly) December 1958
14 31 The Mushroom Cloud May 1958
14 32 The Role of Jewish Women (Congress Bi-Weekly) June 18, 1971
14 33 The Trap April 1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 To Know Where We Are (Jewish Currents) December 1990
15 2 Two Kinds of People undated
15 3 What to do with a Drunken Sailor (Ships & Sailing) October 1951
15 4 What Was It? (Ships & Sailing) December 1950
15 5 Women Challenge Israeli Rabbinate (Jewish Currents) July/August 1991
15 6 Women in Chains (Jewish Currents) June 1990
15 7 Writing drafts undated
15 8 Writings: Stories and notes undated

Subseries 3: Poems, undated, 1946-1998, 2000

English.
Box 15, Folders 9-11.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes two folders of writings classified as poetry, as well as a book, "Poems and Sayings" as published by Virginia Levitt Snitow in 2000. Folders are arranged as written chronically where indicated, and then as published by Virginia Snitow.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15 9 Poetry 1946-1998
15 10 Poetry undated
15 11 Poems and Sayings 2000
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Series V: Publications, undated, 1965-1995

English.
Box 15, Folders 12-15.
Scope and Content:

This series includes articles published about Virginia Snitow, as well as letters to the editor that she wrote.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15 12 Letters to the editor or news articles undated, 1965-1995
15 13 Loose news clippings from scrapbook undated, 1965-1970
15 14 Loose news clippings from scrapbook undated, 1959-1968
15 15 Loose news clippings from scrapbook undated, 1967-1977
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Series VI: Other material, undated, 1962-2000

English.
Box 15, Folder 16 - Box 18.
Scope and Content:

The other media in this collection includes four subseries: Subseries 1: Notes, Subseries 2: Awards, Subseries 3: Photographs, and Subseries 4: Cassette Tapes.

Subseries 1: Notes, undated, 1960s, 1978-1982

English.
Box 15, Folder 16 - Box 17 and Box 19.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes a plethora of miscellaneous background notes as written or collected by Virginia Snitow. Included are drafts of speeches, clippings of articles, as well as one folder which include meeting notes as attended by Virginia Snitow. Notes includes those of Women of Westchester (WOW) and Legal Awareness for Women, Inc (L.A.W.) Due to the prolific nature of these notes; many are without dates and are kept in original order. One box of notes is housed at the end of the collection as index cards.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15 16 Meeting Notes March 2, 1978 - March 23, 1982
15 17 Notes 1960's
15 18 Notes undated
15 19 Notes undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1 Notes undated
16 2 Notes undated
16 3 Notes undated
16 4 Notes undated
16 5 Notes undated
16 6 Notes undated
16 7 Notes undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1 Notes undated
17 2 Notes undated
17 3 Notes undated
17 4 Notes undated
17 5 Notes undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 Miscellaneous notes on index cards [housed at end] undated

Subseries 2: Awards, 1969-2000

English.
Box 17, Folders 6-14.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes other media including awards given to Virginia Snitow in her many leadership roles in the American Jewish Congress.

BoxFolderTitleDate
17 6 102nd Congressional Record remarks May 15, 1991
17 7 A Woman for our Time Award Luncheon January 20, 1969
17 8 A Woman for our Time Award March 28, 1971
17 9 AJC reception invitation November 17, 1996
17 10 AJC Westchester Division Janet Goller Award May 18, 1997
17 11 AJC Women Who Made a Difference Award January 26, 2000
17 12 New York City Comptroller Commendation May 21, 1991
17 13 New York State Legislative Resolution Commendations May 21, 1991
17 14 Susan B. Anthony Award February 11, 1992

Subseries 3: Photographs, 1962-1991

Box 18, Folder 1.
Scope and Content:

The forty photographs that are of Virginia Snitow with various people of the American Jewish Congress, and American and Israeli leaders.

BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 Photographs undated, 1962-1991

Subseries 4: Cassette Tapes, 1988-1994

English.
Box 19.
Scope and Content:

Three cassette tapes in this subseries. (One containing a recording of the Memorial Service for Jean Boudin, the second cassette is the 10th Anniversary introduction and first speaker from Women to Women, and the third is a WEVD recording of the Jewish Home Show with guest, Virginia Snitow).

BoxFolderTitleDate
19 Jean Boudin Memorial Tape June 17, 1994
19 Women to Women 10th Anniversary introduction and first speaker November 16, 1988
19 WEVD Jewish Home Show guest Virginia Snitow May 29, 1989
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