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Addie Genevieve Stockwell Papers, 1904-1937
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80. Class of 1912.

Abstract:
The papers contain memorabilia and correspondence between Addie Genevieve Stockwell, Class of 1912, and her family and friends.

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

Addie Genevieve Stockwell was born on November 7, 1889 in West Simsbury, Connecticut to Addie G. Dennison and Samuel F. Stockwell. She attended Simsbury and Hartford schools. She graduated from Smith College in 1912 and went on to hold positions teaching math and science in New York and Connecticut. Some letters in the collection are from former pupils. In 1918, Stockwell attended a nurses training program at Vassar College, and worked in Bellevue Hospital in New York City during the flu epidemic. After her work as a nurse, she returned to teaching in Collinsville, Connecticut. In 1922, she married Harold W. Humphrey, a widow with one son. The couple had four children, two sons and two daughters, and they lived on a dairy farm. Stockwell was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution and remained in touch with former students. She died after a series of strokes in 1944.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of letters are from 1910 to 1912. The letters are mostly between Stockwell and her parents. There are also several letters (including wedding invitations) from other family members, some during the summer from Smith friends. The friend from whom there is the most correspondence is Stockwell's roommate Ruth Benjamin (?), Class of 1912. Letters post-1912 are mostly from former students, but there is correspondence with her family as well.

The letters deal with a wide variety of topics. They provide a picture of daily life at home and at college, including descriptions of what Stockwell and her friends in Hubbard House did for fun and her worries about exams and spending money. She mentions Smith traditions such as Mountain Day, the Junior Frolic and Glee Club Concerts, and important individuals such as President Laurenus C. Seelye. Several of the letters also discuss topics of broader historical interest, including a detailed description of her work as a nurse in a New York City Hospital during the 1918 Flu Epidemic, letters from friends serving in World War I, and others which describe the anxieties of the war. She also mentions attending suffragist meetings and seeing an exhibition on child abuse put on by Hull House.

The collection also contains memorabilia from Stockwell's years at Smith, including a commencement program, tuition bill, calling cards, and photographs.


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:

Addie Genevieve Stockwell Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Addie Genevieve Stockwell papers were donated to the College Archives by her family.


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
Index to the letters


Box 1
Correspondence
1904, January-May 1909

Box 1
Correspondence
June 1909, June-September 1910

Box 1
Correspondence
October-November 1910

Box 1
Correspondence
December 1910

Box 1
Correspondence
January-February 1911

Box 1
Correspondence
March-April 1911

Box 1
Correspondence
May-September 1911

Box 1
Correspondence
October 1911

Box 1
Correspondence
November 1911-January 1912

Box 1
Correspondence
February 1912

Box 1
Correspondence
March 1912

Box 1
Correspondence
1913, 1917

Box 1
Correspondence
1918

Box 1
Correspondence
1920, 1926, 1937, n.d.

Box 1
Memorabilia
1908-1912, n.d.

Box 1
Photographs
n.d.

Box 1

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