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Nancy Toppan Little Papers, 1914-1978 (Bulk: 1914-1918)
1 box (.49 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80. Class of 1918.

Abstract:
Smith graduate. Contains correspondence from Smith, memorabilia book , class songs, programs, and memoirs of college reunions.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records 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

Nancy Toppan Little, class of 1918, lived her entire life in Newburyport, Massachusetts. During her four years at Smith she studied Math, English, German, History, Latin, Biblical Literature, Geology, Philosophy, Physics, Economics and Physical Education and was a member of the Math Club. She also taught classes in Arithmetic and Geography at the People's Institute of Northampton. Between her graduation and her marriage on June 16, 1920 to Herbert Greenleaf Noyes, also of Newburyport, she worked briefly as a bank clerk. Her sixty-one-year marriage produced three sons, nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Until her death in 1995, Little delighted in outdoor walks and visits from her large family.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Nancy Toppan Little Papers contain correspondence to her family from her enrollment at Smith College in 1914 until her graduation in 1918. The papers also contain materials relating to her college career, including a memorabilia book, class songs, programs from Smith theatrical events, and memoirs of her 45th and 60th college reunions.


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

The records 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:

Nancy Toppan Little Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Caroline Hasenyager, '02 and Valerie Love, '02.


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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
SERIES I. CORRESPONDENCE,
(1914-1918)


This series is comprised primarily of Little's letters to her parents and sister during the four years she studied at Smith College. Her letters mostly deal with daily life at Smith, such as academic work, sports, theatre, activities with friends, food, clothing, requests for money, and gentlemen callers, as well as glee and mandolin club concerts. She also writes about general life in Haven House, including freshman pranks, tea, and other social gatherings. There are also several telegrams that she received, and also a letter from the Office of the Physician about precautionary measures taken in response to the epidemic of Infantile Paralysis in 1916.

Correspondence
Sept 1914 - Dec 1914

Box 1: folder 1
Correspondence
Jan 1915 - June 1915

Box 1: folder 2
Correspondence
Sept 1915 - Dec 1915

Box 1: folder 3
Correspondence
Jan 1916 - June 1916

Box 1: folder 4
Correspondence
Sept 1916 - Dec 1916

Box 1: folder 5
Correspondence
Jan 1917 - June 1917

Box 1: folder 6
Correspondence
Sept 1917 - Dec 1917

Box 1: folder 7
Correspondence
Jan 1918 - June 1918

Box 1: folder 8
SERIES II. PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORABILIA BOOK



Little's memorabilia book ranges from 1914 to 1918 containing articles pertianing mainly to Smith College, although several mention her specifically. Also included in the series are three photographs of Little during her college career.

Memorabilia Book
1914 - 18

Box 1: folder 9
Photographs
1918, n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
SERIES III. SMITH MATERIALS



This series consists of miscellaneous materials that pertain to her Smith career. These include invitations to athletic events, notes to her, People's Institute papers, copies of class songs, as well as dance and report cards.

Athletic Invitations
1916 - 18

Box 1: folder 11
Class Songs
1915, 1918, n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Concert Programs
1915 - 18

Box 1: folder 13
Miscellaneous
1918, n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
Notes to Nancy Little
1914, 1915, 1916, n.d.

Box 1: folder 15
People's Institute
1915-16

Box 1: folder 16
Play Bills
1915- 18

Box 1: folder 17
Report Cards
1914 -18

Box 1: folder 18
SERIES IV. POST-SMITH MATERIALS



This series consists primarily of concert programs and playbills of events Little after her graduation from Smith in 1918. Also included in the series are memoirs of her 45th and 60th college reunions.

Notes
1954

Box 1: folder 19
Play Bills
1919, 1920, n.d.

Box 1: folder 20
Reunion Materials
1963, 1978

Box 1: folder 21

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Subjects
  • Little, Nancy Toppan.
  • Smith College--Students.


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