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Leona C. Gabel Papers, 1848-1980
5 boxes (2.1 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Professor of History. Contains biographical material, publications, correspondence, 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

Leona Christine Gabel was born on April 15, 1895 in Syracuse, New York to Jacob and Christina Gabel. She attended Syracuse University and graduated in 1915 with majors in History and German and a minor in French. Her senior year at Syracuse she was elected into the honorary scholarship societies of Kappa Phi Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation, Gabel worked for two years as a teacher at Canastota High School. In 1921-22, she was the Bryn Mawr Traveling Fellow at King's College and at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London. In 1923, Gabel joined the faculty at Smith College as an instructor. In 1928, she earned her PhD from Bryn Mawr College after writing her thesis, The Benefit of Clergy in England during the Later Middle Ages, where she analyzed the relationship between secular courts and church courts relating to the death penalty. In 1929, Gabel was named Dean of the Class of 1932 at Smith College. Gabel reached full professorship in 1940, and was named the Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History in 1961, before eventually retiring from the Smith faculty in 1963. On August 25, 1980, she passed away at the age of 85 after being hospitalized for many weeks.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection includes biographical materials, publications, correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings regarding Gabel'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:

Leona C. Gabel Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Leona C. Gabel 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
Index to the Collection
n.d.

Box 806.2: folder 1
Biographical Material
1921-1980

Box 806.2: folder 2
Correspondence
1918-1970

Box 806.2: folder 3
Correspondence -German-American
1848-1914

Box 806.2: folder 4
Lecture-Alumnae College
1938

Box 806.2: folder 5
Lecture-Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
n.d.

Box 806.2: folder 6
Lecture Notes-Erasmus
1959

Box 806.2: folder 7
Lecture Notes-Gilmore; Humanists and Lawyers
n.d.

Box 806.2: folder 8
Lecture Notes-Renaissance Historiography
n.d.

Box 806.2: folder 9
Miscellaneous Material
1965-1967

Box 806.2: folder 10
Photographs
n.d.

Box 806.2: folder 11
Publications-Benefit of Clergy In England in the Later Middle Ages
1930-1936

Box 806.2: folder 12
Publications-The Dialogus of Lapo di Castiglionchi: A Humanist Point of View
n.d.

Box 806.2: folder 13
Publications-Encyclopedia Americana
n.d.

Box 806.2: folder 14
Publications-Review of Nuntiaturberichte aus Deuschland
1960

Box 806.2: folder 15
Retirement
n.d.

Box 806.2: folder 16
Retirement-Correspondence
1963

Box 806.2: folder 17
Retirement-Symposium
1963

Box 806.2: folder 18
Retirement Symposium-Announcement Lists
n.d.

Box 806.2: folder 19
Retirement Symposium-Correspondence
1962-1963

Box 806.2: folder 20
Retirement Symposium-Correspondence-Sheehan
1963

Box 806.2: folder 21
Retirement Symposium-Speeches
1963

Box 806.2: folder 22
Venerable English College-"Rome"
1938

Box 806.2: folder 23
Publications-Renaissance and Reformation



Charles V-Holy Roman Empire-Turks; Dante
n.d.

Box 807: folder 1
Economic Development in the Later Middle Ages-Italian Towns
n.d.

Box 807: folder 3
Economic Revolution-Science-Science and Humanism
n.d.

Box 807: folder 4
Florence-15th and 16th century-Savonarola-15th century Italy in general
1946

Box 807: folder 5
Fourteenth to Fifteenth Century Plagues/Famine
1962

Box 807: folder 6
Fourteenth Century Towns
n.d.

Box 807: folder 7
Fourteenth Century War/Epidemics-"Century of Depression"
1956-1977

Box 807: folder 8
Holy Roman Empire-14th century Church/Feudalism
1961-1962

Box 807: folder 9
Introduction
n.d.

Box 807: folder 10
Italian Renaissance Humanism
1942-1960

Box 807: folder 11
Map
n.d.

Box 807: folder 12
National Monarchies
n.d.

Box 807: folder 13
News Clippings
1962

Box 807: folder 14
The Papacy
1960-1961

Box 807: folder 15
Reformation Historiography
n.d.

Box 807: folder 16
Reformation-Luther-Calvin
n.d.

Box 807: folder 17
Renaissance Papacy
n.d.

Box 807: folder 18
Renaissance Unit Lecture
1960-1961

Box 807: folder 19
Venice-14th, 15th, 16th centuries
n.d.

Box 807: folder 20
Commentaries of Pope Pius II



Commentaries of Pope Pius II
1938-1961

Box 807.1: folder 1
Bibliography
1955

Box 807.1: folder 2
Books II, III
n.d.

Box 807.1: folder 3
Books VI-IX
n.d.

Box 807.1: folder 4
Books X-XIII
n.d.

Box 807.1: folder 5
Books-East Books
n.d.

Box 807.1: folder 6
Correspondence
1940-1970

Box 807.1: folder 7
Correspondence-Abridgment
1957-1958

Box 807.1: folder 8
Correspondence-Copyright
1958

Box 807.1: folder 9
News Clippings
1959

Box 807.1: folder 10
Notes
n.d.

Box 807.1: folder 11
Notes to Printer
1946-1957

Box 807.1: folder 12
Photographs
n.d.

Box 807.1: folder 13
Sales and Gift Mailing List
1958-1959

Box 807.1: folder 14
Publications-From Slavery to the Sorbonne and Beyond: The Life and Writings of Anna J. Cooper



A Voice from the South
n.d.

Box 807.2: folder 1
A Voice from the South-Correspondence
1977-1979

Box 807.2: folder 2
Correspondence-Publication-University of Chicago
1972-1977

Box 807.2: folder 3
Correspondence-Publication-Greenwood Press, University of Massachusetts, University of N. Carolina
1973-1979

Box 807.2: folder 4
Correspondence-Publication-Miscellaneous
1974-1979

Box 807.2: folder 5
Life of Anna Cooper-Manuscript-Chapter VII
1975

Box 807.2: folder 6
Life of Anna Cooper-Manuscript-Chapter VIII
1975

Box 807.2: folder 7
Life of Anna Cooper-Manuscript-Chapter IX
1975

Box 807.2: folder 8
Notable American Women-Anna Cooper
1977-1980

Box 807.2: folder 9
Notes
1977

Box 807.2: folder 10
Notes-Cooper-Composite Autobiography
n.d.

Box 807.2: folder 11
Publications-From Slavery to the Sorbonne and Beyond-Source Material



Biographical Material
1864-1978

Box 807.3: folder 1
Correspondence
1971-1975

Box 807.3: folder 2
Correspondence-Annette Eaton
1971-1977

Box 807.3: folder 3
Correspondence-Anna Cooper to Arthur Vance Churchill
1924-1925

Box 807.3: folder 4
Correspondence-Oberlin College, Howard University
1971-1974

Box 807.3: folder 5
From Slavery to the Sorbonne and Beyond
1982

Box 807.3: folder 6
L'Attitude de la France-Introduction
n.d.

Box 807.3: folder 7
L'Attitude de la France-Thesis
1925

Box 807.3: folder 8
L'Attitude de la France-Translation
n.d.

Box 807.3: folder 9
L'Attitude de la France-Chapter I
n.d.

Box 807.3: folder 10
L'Attitude de la France-Chapter II
n.d.

Box 807.3: folder 11
L'Attitude de la France-Chapter III
n.d.

Box 807.3: folder 12
Pieces Justificatives
n.d.

Box 807.3: folder 13
Voice from the South
n.d.

Box 807.3: folder 14

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