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Before the Second Wave: College Women, Cultural Literacy, Sexuality and Identity, 1940-1965 by Babette Faehmel|
Dissertations. Paper 44, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of History
||...Just like their predecessors, the women who graduated in the late 1950s and early 1960s married young and often after very short engagement periods. In cases in which the sources provide sufficient material to evaluate gender arrangements, however, couples' insistence on mutually exclusive sex roles had given way to an emphasis on the egalitarian and collaborative aspects of a relationship. Smith College's Irene Stiefel, for instance, met her future husband Norton when she was a sophomore. Soon, the couple made marriage plans for the following summer. ||Irene and Norton met September 8, 1957, before her freshman year began. They married almost 2 years later, in late July 1959.|
|In the opinion of one Irene's female acquaintances, this would mean the end of her interest in science: "Hortense seems to think that after I am married my interests will change, etc." But Irene disagreed. ... Moreover, once the two aspiring scientists had moved in together, Irene's letters indicate that they made an effort to share domestic responsibilities ...||one of Irene's
Hortense was her mother-in-law, not a female acquaintance.
They moved in together after their wedding.