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Hart - Lester Harris, Class of 1913 papers, 1891 - 1984 , 1891 - 1984 (Bulk: 1909 - 1913)
3 boxes ( 1 linear foot)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
Alumna. Contains diaries, correspondence to and from Harris' family, news clippings, two (2) photographic albums and one (1) memorabilia book created during Harris' undergraduate career at Smith College.

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:

Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Copyright to materials created by other individuals may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Smith College Archives to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

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 of the Collection

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:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Copyright to materials created by other individuals may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Smith College Archives to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair 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

History of the Collection

The Hart - Lester Harris, Class of 1913 papers were created by Hart - Lester Harris Allen and donated to the College Archives.

Processing Information

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
circa 1913 - 1925

Box 1835: folder 5
photographs
circa 1914

Box 1835: folder 6
photograph album
1910 - 1911

Box oversize: folder 7
memorabilia book
1912 - 1913

Box oversize: folder 8
memorabilia book
1910 - 1911

Box oversize: folder 9

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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