Mary Ellen Chase Literary Manuscripts
Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:
The manuscripts are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Mortimer Rare Book Room without any additional restrictions.
Restrictions on use:
The Mary Ellen Chase Literary Manuscripts are the physical property of the Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors of the works or their legal representatives.
Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:
Mary Ellen Chase Literary Manuscripts, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College.
History of the Collection
The majority of the collection came to the Rare Book Room directly from Chase over a period of time, including items that were part of her estate. The manuscript of Dawn in Lyonnesse was given to the collection by Raymond P. Putman in memory of Natalie Starr Putman (Smith College Class of 1933). There are additional items that were donated by Eleanor Duckett and Esther C. Dunn. The letters of Mary Ellen Chase to Grace Cooper were given to the Library by Ann Gilbert McDonald.