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Myra M. Sampson Papers, 1888-1984
2 boxes (.7 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Professor of Zoology. Contains correspondence, clippings, notes, reports, and photographs.

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

Myra Sampson was born on January 31, 1887 in Fall River, Massachusetts. Sampson received her Ph.B. from Brown University, and both her M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. A member of the Smith College faculty from 1909 to 1955, Sampson was a professor of Zoology and became Chairman of the Committee on Graduate Study. With an interest in bacteriology and physiology, Sampson was an expert on nutrition and Vitamin A, and directed a research project determining the effect on the thyroid gland of an excess or deficiency of calcium. Not only was Sampson involved with the college, she served on the Northampton Board of Health from 1947-1950, and conducted fatigue tests for the U.S. Navy during World War II. Sampson also researched overseas, and conducted experiments at the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory in Cambridge, England and at the Lister Foundation in London. Sampson passed away February 29, 1984 in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Collection contains correspondence, clippings, obituaries, field notes, and various reports regarding Smith College faculty and alumnae. Also included in the collection are materials relating to her stay at Cold Spring Harbor and her tenure working for the Red Cross. In addition, there are also photographs of Sampson herself, and of various renowned scientists.


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:

Myra M. Sampson Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Myra M. Sampson papers were donated to the Smith College Archives from a number of sources.


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

Contents List
Biographical information
1888-1984

Box 1003: folder 1
Biographical information
1941-1984

Box 1003: folder 2
Correspondence: general
1905-1982

Box 1003: folder 3
Correspondence: Sophie Satina
1917-1976

Box 1003: folder 4
Clippings
1939-1984

Box 1003: folder 5
Cold Spring Harbor song books
1910-1921

Box 1003: folder 6
Faculty: the study of
1957-1970

Box 1003: folder 7
Field notes: Fort Davis, Texas
1914

Box 1003: folder 8
Lab studies in physiology
1928

Box 1003: folder 9
Red Cross activities/housing information
1956-1959

Box 1003: folder 10
Report on the status of women faculty
1956-1972

Box 1003: folder 11
Smith alumnae degrees and graduate study
1924-1925, n.d.

Box 1003: folder 12
Smith alumnae with degrees in science
1966, n.d.

Box 1003: folder 13
Smith alumnae with M.D. degrees
1954-1968

Box 1003: folder 14
Smith alumnae with Ph.D. degrees
1961-1968

Box 1003: folder 15
Smith College history
1928-1974

Box 1003: folder 16
Publications and clippings
1922-1962

Box 1003.1: folder 17
Photographs and signatures of scientists
1906-1942

Box 1003.1: folder 18
Darwin Exhibition
undated

Box 1003.1: folder 19

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Biological laboratory -- Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
  • Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.)
  • Satina, Sophia, 1879 - 1975
  • Smith College -- Alumni and alumnae -- History -- Sources.
  • Smith College -- Faculty.
  • Zoology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Northampton.

Genre terms
  • black-and-white photographs
  • cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
  • correspondence
  • exhibit scripts
  • laboratory notes


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