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Susan Rose Benedict Papers, 1873 - 1942 (Bulk: 1895 - 1943)
1 document box (.5 linear feet)
Collection number: 42

Abstract:
Class of 1895. Professor of Mathematics. Contains a memorabilia book, photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings related to her academic and professional life.

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

Susan Rose Benedict was born in Norwalk, Oregon in 1873 to David and Harriet Benedict. After graduating from Smith College in 1895, she went on to receive her M.A. from Columbia University (1906) and her PhD on the history of mathematics from the University of Michigan (1914).

Benedict was hired by Smith College in 1906 as a member of the Mathematics Department, receiving a full professorship in 1922. She served as Class Dean from 1918 until 1926. During this time Benedict developed a collection of rare books focused upon the history of mathematics which was later added to the Smith College collections. She passed away in 1942 from a heart attack. In her memory, The Mathematics Club established the Susan Rose Benedict Fund to be awarded to sophomores of exceptional ability in the field of mathematics.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains one memorabilia book from Benedict's time as a student dating from 1891 to 1895. The book contains playbills, news clippings, correspondence, poetry, music programs and calling cards. The collection also includes photographs, correspondence documenting her appointment to professorship and several obituaries.

This collection is organized into two series:


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:

Susan Rose Benedict Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives

History of the Collection

The Susan Rose Benedict Papers were created by Susan Benedict and donated to the College Archives.

Processing Information

Madison White, Class of 2016; Elizabeth Carron, Archives Specialist


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
Series I: Professional Life



Professor of Mathematics
1906 - 1942

Box 1: folder 1
Series II: Student Life



Memorabilia Book
1891 - 1895

Box 1: folder 2

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Benedict, Susan Rose, 1873 - 1942.
  • Mathematics - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts - Northampton.
  • Mathematics Club (Smith College)
  • Smith College - Faculty.
  • Women in higher education.

Genre terms
  • correspondence
  • photographs
  • scrapbooks
  • visiting cards


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