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Marie F. Kapp Papers, 1882-1923
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Professor of German. Contains biographical materials, 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

Marie F. Kapp grew up in Germany before moving to the United States in 1850. Her family fled their country as refugees and left many friends and relatives behind. Kapp always felt that her history was in Germany and held a strong connection to her homeland throughout her life. She was there in 1864 during the Danish War. During the winter of 1871-1972, Kapp was in Paris directly after the Franco-Prussian War. In 1880, she joined the faculty at Smith College as a teacher of German. It was not until 1911 that she retired, and even then was honored as a professor emeritus until her death on October 20, 1923. She was known as a 'cultured German lady' who came from an intellectual family, and held a strong enthusiasm for her subject material which she successfully communicated to her students.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Marie F. Kapp papers contain biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings covering Kapp's career as a faculty member of German, Smith College, and other aspects of her personal life.


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:

Marie F. Kapp Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Marie F. Kapp 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
Biographical Material
1912-1923

Box 885: folder 1
Correspondence
1907-1916

Box 885: folder 2
Photographs-Portraits
1882-1899

Box 885: folder 3
Photographs-Portraits
n.d.

Box 885: folder 4
Photographs-Other
1895-1901

Box 885: folder 5
Photographs-Katherine McClellan
1905

Box 885: folder 6
Portrait-Correspondence
1911

Box 885: folder 7
Recommendations-Student
1911

Box 885: folder 8

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