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Diana Edgerton Fetter Papers, 1939-1992
1 box (.4 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
News Director of Smith College. Contains biographical material, personal journals, publications, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Diana Edgerton Fetter was born February 7, 1934 to Jane Taber and Louis Henry Fetter in Long Branch, New Jersey. As a child, she attended Rumson Country Day School and high school at Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, MA. In 1950, a group of students, of which Fetter a member, was sent to Europe to live with families abroad to counter-act anti-American feelings. In 1953, she was again given the opportunity to travel abroad during her junior year at Smith College and as a language major, she studied at the University of Florence for the academic year. Fetter graduated in 1955 cum laude from Smith with her Bachelor of the Arts degree. In September of that year, she found work at LIFE magazine as a researcher, where her skills in Italian and speed-reading served her well. She stayed on staff there until 1965, when she took on a position as an assistant producer for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). In 1970, she was promoted to Director of Research for ABC's News and Public Affairs Department, traveling all over the world conducting research. In 1971, Fetter was named News Director of Smith College and was responsible for handling all of the college's publicity. In 1974, she was head of the Education Division of the Cooley Dickinson Fund Drive, where she conducted an appeal among teaching and administrative staffs of educational institutions in the Northampton area. On December 28 of that same year, Fetter was married to George Warren de Villafranca of West Cummington, MA, the Gates Professor of Biology at Smith. In February of 1975, Fetter resigned as News Director. In 1981, she became Vice President of the Board of Managers at Lathrop House, a retirement residence for women in Northampton, MA. Fetter passed away on November 30, 1992 at the age of 58.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection includes biographical materials, personal journals, publications, photographs and newspaper clippings regarding Fetter's education and career at Smith College and elsewhere.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Diana Edgerton Fetter Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Diana Edgerton Fetter Papers were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives
Language
English

Contents List
Awards
1966

Box 787: folder 1
Biographical Material
1942-1992

Box 787: folder 2
Correspondence
1939-1989

Box 787: folder 3
Photographs
1945-1972

Box 787: folder 4
Writings
1942-1961

Box 787: folder 5
Writings- Thesis "Il Senso Della Natura Nella Poesia di Giacomo Leopardi"
1955

Box 787: folder 6

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