Michelle Spinelli

Michelle Spinelli has a B.A. in English from Oberlin College and an M.A. in Women's History from Sarah Lawrence College. She has published in the area of women writers and reformers in the United States, as well as on the history and philosophy of “madness.” Currently, Spinelli is studying how the treatment of individuals with mental illness has changed over time in New York City, where she lives.

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Elinor Guggenheimer

Elinor Guggenheimer first toured New York City day nurseries as a member of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies during the 1930s. Horrified by what she saw, Guggenheimer began a lifelong crusade for improved and standardized child care facilities across the country. A veteran of New York City politics, Guggenheimer has also worked to promote women in public office and was one of the founding members of the Women’s Political Caucus in 1971.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Michelle Spinelli." (Viewed on October 13, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/spinelli-michelle>.

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