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Hart-Lester Harris papers, 1910-1925
2.208 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00399

Abstract:
Alumna. Contains diaries, correspondence to and from Harris' family, news clippings, two photographic albums and one memorabilia book created during Harris' undergraduate career at Smith College.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Smith College Archives

Biographical / Historical

Hart-Lester Harris (1891 - 1984) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on November 7, 1891 to Henrietta (Harris, Class of 1888) and William Harris. She attended Miss Porter's School in Springfield before enrolling at Smith College in 1909. Attending Smith College had become a family tradition as her mother and sisters Ambia (Class of 1919) and Harriet attended.

Hart married Joseph Allen and moved to Holyoke. A son, Covington, was born in 1927. Following her husband's death her son Covington caught ill while travelling and subsequently died. Soon after Harris moved to Florida to enjoy the sun and warmth. She continued to be active in the Alumnae Association until her death in 1984.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, diaries, news clippings, memorabilia and photographs describing the student life and perspective from Hart-Lester Harris, Class of 1913. Topics range broadly from exams to professors, college and community social events, basketball and dramatics, cross-college events at Amherst College and Mount Holyoke, home life and trips to large cities such as New York City and Boston.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Hart-Lester Harris, Class of 1913 papers, Box #, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00399, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

Source unknown

Processing Information

Collection was processed by Elizabeth Carron.


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
diary
1910

Box 1835: folder 1
diary
1911

Box 1835: folder 2
diary
1912

Box 1835: folder 3
diary
1913

Box 1835: folder 4
general
ca.1913 - 1925

Box 1835: folder 5
photographs
ca.1914

Box 1835: folder 6
photograph album
1910 - 1911

Box 1835.1
memorabilia book
1912 - 1913

Box 1835.1
memorabilia book
1910 - 1911

Box 1835.2

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Smith College--Alumni and alumnae
  • Smith College--Students--History-Sources
  • Smith College--Students--Social life and customs
  • Smith College--Students-Correspondence

Genre terms
  • diaries
  • personal correspondence
  • scrapbooks


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