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Agnes Hunt Papers, 1897-1946 (Bulk: 1900-1923)
1 box (2.5 linear inches)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Professor of History and poet. Contains biographical material, correspondence, poetry, photographs, publications and tributes.

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

Agnes Hunt was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 1, 1876 to Nathan Parker Hunt and Elizabeth S. (Bisbee) Hunt. She graduated from the Manchester High School in 1893. She earned an A.B. at Smith College where she excelled in history and was the author of the "Ivy Song" for her graduating class of 1897. She continued to study history at Yale University where she received her Ph.D. in 1900. Her doctoral thesis was titled, "The Provincial Committees of Safety."

Her first teaching post was as an instructor in history at the College for Women at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she lived and worked in a settlement house. In 1903 she became Associate Professor of History at Wells College in Aurora, New York. Then in 1906 after spending a year abroad she returned to Smith College as an Associate Professor of History, where she taught English History and the history of Latin America. Known as an accomplished poet her work appeared in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York newspapers. She was also inducted into the Zeta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Massachusetts and was published in professional teaching journals.

In 1919 Professor Hunt resigned from Smith College and returned home to New Hampshire to care for her mother. After her mother's death, she remained at home and became an active member of the Manchester community with memberships and affiliations to many civic and professional organizations until her death in 1923.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The materials document the life and career of Agnes Hunt as a member of the History Department. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, poetry, photographs, publications and tributes from 1897 until 1946. The bulk dates of materials range from 1900 to 1923. Notable correspondents include Ada Comstock, the first woman Dean of Smith College and later President of Radcliffe College. In a letter to Professor Hunt written in 1922 she proposed a plan for an American Association of University Women, exhorting college women to make themselves "guardians of educational interests."


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:

Agnes Hunt Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Agnes Hunt 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
Contest Flyer: Colonial Monographs
1923

Box 874: folder 1
Correspondence - Abel, Anne Heloise
1919

Box 874: folder 2
Correspondence - Basset, John Spencer
1919

Box 874: folder 3
Correspondence - Bliss, Laura Adella
1914

Box 874: folder 4
Correspondence - Booth, Mrs. R.P.
1946

Box 874: folder 5
Correspondence - Comstock, Ada Louise
1922

Box 874: folder 6
Correspondence - Dean, Sidney Norton
1913-19

Box 874: folder 7
Correspondence - DeWoolf, Elliott
1915

Box 874: folder 8
Correspondence - Hanscom, Elizabeth D.
1926

Box 874: folder 9
Correspondence - Hazen, Charles Downer
1900

Box 874: folder 10
Correspondence - Hildt, John C.
1908-20

Box 874: folder 11
Correspondence - Moog, Wilson T.
n.d.

Box 874: folder 12
Correspondence - Neilson, William Allen
1919

Box 874: folder 13
Correspondence - Roman, Fiederick
1912

Box 874: folder 14
Correspondence - Tyler, Amelia Whiting
n.d.

Box 874: folder 15
Degree: Yale
1900

Box 874: folder 16
Memorial Book
1923

Box 874: folder 17
Memorial Book
1923

Box 874: folder 18
Operetta
1904

Box 874: folder 19
Photographs (3)
n.d.

Box 874: folder 20
Publications
1904-24

Box 874: folder 21
Sorority Cards
1911

Box 874: folder 22

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