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Victoria Schrager Papers, 1919-1943
2 boxes (0.8 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Professor of English. Contains photographs, letters, clippings, and published academic work.

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

Victoria Schrager was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 2, 1919. Her parents were Dr. Victor L. Schrager and Jean Brawner Schrager. She had one brother, a twin, who served in the military during World War II. A member of the Class of 1940, she attended Smith College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa her junior year, and won the Sophia Smith Scholarship. Schrager was involved in the theater department as an actress and playwright. She wrote "How Like a God" in 1939 commemorating President Neilson's retirement that year. She was also her junior year's class president, and was the head of the student government her senior year. Schrager graduated from the college with the highest honors in English. During the years of 1941-1942 she worked as a research assistant at Harvard University helping to prepare the book Shakespeare and the Nature of Man by Theodore Spenser. After Smith she worked as the Student Refugee Secretary at the International Student Senate in New York City, then received her Masters at Radcliffe in 1942. She returned to Smith as an English professor for 1942-1943, and was also the editor of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly. Her untimely death on October 24, 1943, shocked Smith College, where she was a beloved professor and colleague.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists mostly of Victoria Schrager's early academic essays, and published scholarly work. It also includes drafts, first manuscripts, and unfinished footnotes. The biographical material was mostly produced in the wake of her death, and contains a statement from President Herbert Davis.


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:

Victoria Schrager Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Victoria Schrager 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
General
1936-1943

Box 1011: folder 1
Clippings re: death
1943

Box 1011: folder 2
Victoria Schrager Memorial Fund: Letters
1944

Box 1011: folder 3
Victoria Schrager Memorial Fund: Donors (2 folders)
1943-1944

Box 1011: folder 4-5
Victoria Schrager Memorial Fund: Donors by College Houses
1937-1938

Box 1011: folder 6
Victoria Schrager Memorial Fund: Memorial Room
1943

Box 1011: folder 7
Photographs
1940-1943

Box 1011: folder 8
Class notes: Latin 25
1937-1938

Box 1011: folder 9-10
Loisell lectures on Shakespeare by Theodore Spencer
1941

Box 1011: folder 11
Teaching notes and lectures
n.d.

Box 1011: folder 12
Academic notebooks: English, Chemistry
1930-1931

Box 1011: folder 13
Notes from Ruskin's "Lectures on Art"
n.d.

Box 1011: folder 14
School papers: "The Art Itself is Nature" (Honors Thesis)
1940

Box 1012: folder 1
School papers: "The Comedy of Pygmalion and Galatea: George Meredith studied in Diana of Crossways"
1939

Box 1012: folder 2
School papers: "Conversation at Midnight"
1942

Box 1012: folder 3
School papers: "Deus Perfectus et Summa Bonatate Plenus: Notes toward a Commentary on a Phase of the Sententiae"
1942

Box 1012: folder 4
School papers: "The Fourth Age of Poetry: A Study of Thomas Love Peacock"
1940

Box 1012: folder 5
School papers: "This Enmity is Found in England: Adam and Satan in Paradise Lost"
1941

Box 1012: folder 6
School papers: "King, Father, Royal Dane: A Study of the Ghost in Hamlet"
1942

Box 1012: folder 7
Professional work: "For the Duration Dialogue on the Values of Art"
1941

Box 1012: folder 8-9
Lecture: "Dramas of Limbo"
1942

Box 1012: folder 10
Lecture: "Johnson versus the Honeysuckle Life"
n.d.

Box 1012: folder 11
Lecture: "A Mechanic Part of Wit"
1942

Box 1012: folder 12
"Autumn Quarter"
n.d.

Box 1012: folder 13
"The Double Man"
n.d.

Box 1012: folder 14
"Federal Theatre" play script
n.d.

Box 1012: folder 15
"If Ye Break Faith" by Victoria Schrager and Casey Geddes Miller
n.d.

Box 1012: folder 16
"Influence of Psychologies on American Drama"
n.d.

Box 1012: folder 17
Listen in a Kindly Spirit: Recent and Contemporary Footnotes on the Aesthetic Theories of Plato and Aristotle (unfinished)
n.d.

Box 1012: folder 18-19

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