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Kate Mott Greene Stephenson Papers, 1931-1984
2 boxes (.8 linear feet)
Collection number: RG 80. Class of 1933.

Abstract:
The collection consists of class notebooks from courses taken by Kate Mott Greene Stephenson (Class of 1933) and the correspondence she received from Dorcas Brigham (Class of 1918), an Assistant Professor of Botany (1923-1928) from 1933 to 1984.

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

Kate Mott Greene Stephenson (Class of 1933) hailed from Pennsylvania. Upon her graduation from Smith College she held various clerical positions until her marriage to William B. Stephenson. Mr. Stephenson was a mechanical engineer (Penn State, B.S.) and eventually president of Allen Sherman Hoff Company of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Stephenson often accompanied her husband on his many business trips especially to Europe. She noted that in her lifetime she was mostly housewife, mother and grandmother and was involved with community activities in the various places where they lived. The Stephenson children are Helen, John, Christine and Deborah. Mrs. Stephenson died on January 20, 2005.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers consist of class notebooks from 1931-1933 related to art history, botany, English literature and modern European history. The modern European history notes (History 34) are most likely from lectures by Walter Carl Barnes. While at Smith College, Mrs. Stephenson formed a friendship with Dorcas Brigham (Class of 1918), an Assistant Professor of Botany (1923-1928). The papers include the correspondence Mrs. Stephenson received from Ms. Brigham from 1933-1984. There are photographs from her days at Smith College (including house portraits) and some snapshots from class reunions, plus a few personal ones.


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:

Kate Mott Greene Stephenson Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

These are the papers of Kate Mott Greene Stephenson (Class of 1933) and donated to the College Archives by her in 2000, and her daughter Helen S. Weary in 2005.


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
Miscellaneous memorabilia
1931-ca. 1980s

Box 2051: folder 1
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
n.d.

Box 2051: folder 2
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1933

Box 2051: folder 3
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1934 (Jan.-Sep.)

Box 2051: folder 4
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1934 (Oct.-Dec.)

Box 2051: folder 5
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1935 (Jan.-Apr.)

Box 2051: folder 6
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1935 (May-Dec.)

Box 2051: folder 7
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1936-1939

Box 2051: folder 8
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1940-1942

Box 2051: folder 9
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1943-1949

Box 2051: folder 10
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1950-1969

Box 2051: folder 11
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1970-1978

Box 2051: folder 12
Correspondence from Dorcas Brigham
1980-1984

Box 2051: folder 13
Art history notebooks
1931-1932

Box 2051: folder 14
Botany notebooks and plant lists
1930-1932?

Box 2051.1: folder 15
English literature notebook; French papers
1930-1931?

Box 2051.1: folder 16
History notebooks
1932-1933

Box 2051.1: folder 17
Photographs
1930-1980s

Box 2051.1: folder 18

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