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Madeline Wallin Papers, 1888-1991
1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Assistant Professor of History. Contains biographical material, correspondence, typed essays and published articles and poems.

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

Madeline Wallin, daughter of Alfred and Keyes Wallin, was born on October 12, 1868 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Wallin was raised in an affluent family and her father was a lawyer and judge. Wallin briefly attended Smith College from 1891 to 1892. She transferred to the University of Minnesota where she received her bachelor's degree in history. While at college, she met her future husband, George C. Sikes. Sikes admired Wallin's passion for education and her religious doubts. Wallin completed her graduate work in Political Science in 1893 and found a teaching position at Smith. She was an assistant professor of history from 1894 to 1896. In 1896, Wallin left her position to accept the marriage proposal of George Sikes. The couple moved to Chicago, where Sikes worked as a journalist. They had two children: Alfred and Eleanor. In 1928 George Sikes died. Between 1928 and 1955 Wallin shared two homes between Chicago and Texas. She died in 1955.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between Wallin and various people, including George Sikes, the Wallin family, and Mary Augusta Jordan. There are also two folders of her published poems and articles and typed essays. Additional correspondence and publications of Madeline Wallin can be found at the University of Chicago Archives. The finding aid for her collection at the University of Chicago Archives is located here: http://ead.lib.uchicago.edu/rs3.php?eadid=ICU.SPCL.WALLIN


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:

Madeline Wallin Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Madeline Wallin papers were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety 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 material, including photographs
1894-94, 1991

Box 1: folder 1
Correspondence - Alfred and Keyes Wallin, her parents
1894-96

Box 1: folder 2
Correspondence - George C. Sikes
1894-96

Box 1: folder 3
Correspondence - George W. Cable
1895-97

Box 1: folder 4
Correspondence - Charles Hazen
1894-97

Box 1: folder 5
Correspondence - Mary Augusta Jordan
1892

Box 1: folder 6
Correspondence - miscellaneous
1888-1939

Box 1: folder 7
Publications
1891-96

Box 1: folder 8
Publications - typescripts
1889-1890

Box 1: folder 9

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