The Virginia Judy
Esterly Papers contain correspondence, documents, newspaper clippings, periodicals, printed
material, pamphlets, and ephemera that document Mrs. Esterly's varied interests in women.
The items reflect her interest in domestic workers and household employment, and the
national effort to organize these women into unions in the period between the First and
Second World Wars. As a Scripps College faculty member and administrator, Mrs. Esterly's
syllabi and lectures on her course on the American Home, and speeches made to students, can
be found in the papers. Mrs. Esterly was instrumental in establishing the Ida Rust
Macpherson Collection, the earliest major collection on women at any women's college in the
Property rights reside with Scripps College. Literary rights are retained by the creators
of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact
Ella Strong Denison Library staff.