Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Virginia Walcott Beauchamp, Ph.D.
MSA SC 3520-14064


Selected Primary Works -


Dramatic Treatment of Antony and Cleopatra in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; Variations of Dramatic Form Upon a Single Theme. Thesis (Ph.D.).  University of Chicago, Department of English.  1955.

A Private War:  Letters and Diaries of Madge Preston, 1862-1867.  New Brunswick, NJ:  Rutgers University Press, 1987.

Folger Collective on Early Women Critics.  Women Critics 1660-1820: an Anthology.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Vives, Juan Luis.  The Instruction of a Christen Woman.  Coordinating editor, Virginia Walcott Beauchamp.  Urbana:  University of Illinois Press, 2002.


"Sidney's Sister as Translator of Garnier."  Renaissance News 10.1 (1957).

 "Pioneer Linguist: Elizabeth Elstob (1683–1756)."  University of Michigan Papers in Women's Studies 1.3 (1974): 9–43.

"The Fantasy of Posthumous Fame, Lady Mary Montagu's Legacy to Mary Chesnut."  CEA Forum 15.4 (1985): 4-7.

"Letters as Literature: The Prestons of Baltimore."  Women's Personal Narratives: Essays in Criticism and Pedagogy.  New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1985.

"Letters and Diaries:  The Persona and the Real Woman: A Case Study."  Women's Personal Narratives: Essays in Criticism and Pedagogy.  New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1985.

"Feminist Literary History/Subject to Change Reading Feminist Writing." Rev. NWSA Journal 89.1 (1989): 741.

"An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67."  Rev.  Maryland Historical Magazine 89 (1994).

"The Women's Action Coalition of Prince George's County: A History."

Articles -

"Group Considering Women's Curricula."  The Diamondback, 27 September 1971.

"Women's Group Documents Lack of Female Professors."  The Diamondback, 3 December 1971.

Sommers, Pamela.  "Dear Diaries."  The Washington Post, 13 April 1984.

Spring, Suzanne R.  "An Academic Pioneer: Studying Our Unsung Heroines."  The Washington Post, 5 November 1981.

Ball, Anne.  "State's 'Unsung Heroines' Focus of Women's History Week."  The Washington Post, 9 March 1983.

Pianin, Eric and Tom Kenworthy.  "The High Cost of Convention-Going."  The Washington Post, 10 July 1984.

Chappell, Kim.  "Residents Contribute to Help Paper Keep Covering Greenbelt."  The Washington Post, 25 July 1985.

Varner, Lynne K.  "Hall of Fame Welcomes 5 Diverse County Women." The Washington Post, 4 April 1991.

"Recommended Reading."  The Washington Post, 11 November 1990.

"Prince George's Calendar." The Washington Post, 22 August 2002.

Secondary Sources -

Boxer, Marilyn Jacoby.  When Women Ask the Questions: Creating Women's Studies in America.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.

Musil, Caryn McTighe.  "Women's Studies: United States."  Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women.  Ed. by Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender.  New York: Routledge, 2000.

Pearson, Carol S. et al.  Educating the Majority: Women Challenge Tradition in Higher Education.  New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.

Quiligan, Maureen.  "Recent Studies in the English Renaissance."  Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900  43.1 (2003): 233-285.

Stegman, Carolyn B.  Women of Achievement in Maryland History.  Forestville, MD: Anaconda Press, 2002.

Yewell, Therese C.  Women of Achievement in Prince George's County.  Upper Marlboro, Md.:  Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission,   Prince George's County Planning Board, 1994.

On-line Sources -

Maryland State Archives. Maryland Women's Hall of Fame.

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.  "Awards 2003."  SSEMW.  April 13, 2004.

Williams, Diane.  "Activities and General Meetings Scheduled for 2003-2004."  Women's Action Coalition of Prince George's County.  June 20, 2004. (link no longer active)

University of Maryland.  "Senior University Offers Lifelong Learning, Activities, and Events."  UMD Outlook Online.  June, 20 2000.

University of Maryland.  "University Retirees Will Soon Have an Association of Their Own."  UMD Outlook Online.  May 8, 2001. (link no longer active)

University of Maryland.  "Notable."  UMD Outlook Online.  18 March 2003. (link no longer active)

University of Michigan.  "Letters to Michigan Today."  Michigan Today.  1997.

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