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Laura Lilian Brandt Papers, 1925-1926
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
Contains correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs documenting the Junior Year Abroad of Laura Lilian Brandt, Class of 1927, to Paris, France.

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

Laura Lilian Brandt, Class of 1927, was born January 23, 1906 to Carl and Stella Shuman Brandt in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts. Her father was the owner of the Brandt Leather Company.

Brandt attended Miss May's School in Boston, Massachusetts prior to enrollment at Radcliffe College. She transferred to Smith College after her first year at Radcliffe. She was a part of the first group from Smith to spend her junior year abroad in Paris, France, which she considered "one of the best and happiest years of [her] life". While at Smith she was a member of the French Club, served as a Student Adviser, and majored in French. She graduated in 1927.

After leaving Smith, Brandt, worked at Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., W.W. Norton, and Macy's as an editor in New York. She married George Stevens in 1930 and had two daughters, one of whom attended Smith (Carol Stevens Kner, Class of 1958). In the 1950s, she worked at Princeton University. She served as the volunteer director of Recording for the Blind and was a founder of the Princeton Community Homemaker Services. In 1972 she helped to organize the Meals on Wheels program, where she volunteered for ten years. She died February 14, 1989 in Doylestown, PA.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Contains correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs documenting the Junior Year Abroad of Laura Lilian Brandt, Class of 1927, to Paris, France.


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:

Laura Lilian Brandt Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Laura Lilian Brandt papers were donated to the College Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by and Finding Aid written by Jeanne Lowrey, 2012.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English , French

Contents List
Correspondence from father
Sept. 1925 to June 1926

Box 1991: folder 1
Correspondence from mother
Sept. & Oct. 1925

Box 1991: folder 2
Correspondence from mother
November 1925

Box 1991: folder 3
Correspondence from mother
Dec. 1925

Box 1991: folder 4
Correspondence from mother
Jan 1926

Box 1991: folder 5
Correspondence from mother
Feb. & March 1926

Box 1991: folder 6
Correspondence from mother
April, May, June & July 1926

Box 1991: folder 7
Correspondence to family
Dec. 1925 to Aug. 1926

Box 1991: folder 8
French Group Association correspondence
1927-1928

Box 1991: folder 9
Correspondence - miscellaneous
Oct. 1925 to July 1926

Box 1991: folder 10
Memorabilia, photos, etc. (from France)
1925-1926

Box 1991: folder 11
Miscellaneous: articles, clippings, short stories
1926, 1927, 1929

Box 1991: folder 12
Miscellaneous: List of Juniors (1939) Address Book
1939

Box 1991: folder 13
Theater Programs from France
1925-1926

Box 1991: folder 14

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