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Caroline Brown Bourland Papers, 1893-1949
1 box (.45 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Professor of French and Spanish. Contains biographical materials, correspondence, lecture notes, photographs, and publications.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers 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

Caroline Brown Bourland was born in Peoria, Illinois on June 4th, 1871. She was an 1893 graduate of Smith College, and continued to study at Bryn Mawr and the Sorbonne, earning her Ph. D. from Bryn Mawr in 1902. Between graduating from college and studying for her doctorate, Caroline Brown Bourland accepted a position teaching English Literature and General History at Pueblo High School in 1893-1894, and another teaching French and Latin at Peoria High School in 1896-1897.

Bourland returned to Smith in 1902, as a professor of French and Spanish. She helped to build the reputation of the Spanish Department, and was instrumental in establishing it as a separate department. In 1913, Bourland switched to teaching Spanish full time, and did so until her retirement in 1939. She hoped that her American students would learn to love Spain as much as she did, and orchestrated an exchange program between Smith and a school in Madrid. Bourland was at least trilingual (not including Latin), and could comfortably read in at least five languages. Caroline Brown Bourland died on February 28, 1956 in Wisconsin.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Caroline Brown Bourland Papers contain biographical materials, correspondence, lecture notes, information on the Hispanic Society of America, article written for the National Encyclopedia, photographs, poetry, publications, tributes and student recommendations spanning her career as a faculty member at Smith College.


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

The papers 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:

Caroline Brown Bourland Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Caroline Brown Bourland Papers were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Gayla B. Spaulding.


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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Biographical Material
1902 - 1940, n. d.

Box 687: folder 1
Correspondence: General
1921 - 1923

Box 687: folder 2
Correspondence: William Allan Neilson
1934 - 1936

Box 687: folder 3
Correspondence: Personal
1904 - 1949, n. d.

Box 687: folder 4
Diary
1916

Box 687: folder 5
Grant - in - Aid
1938

Box 687: folder 6
Hispanic Society of America
n. d.

Box 687: folder 7
Lecture Notes
1931, n. d.

Box 687: folder 8
National Encyclopedia: Correspondence and Articles
1935

Box 687: folder 9
Tributes
n. d.

Box 687: folder 10
Photographs
1893, n. d.

Box 687: folder 11
Poetry
1895, n. d.

Box 687: folder 12
Publications List
1928, n. d.

Box 687: folder 13
Publications: Boccaccio and the Decameron and Vida y Hazanas de Juan Belmonte
1905, 1939

Box 687: folder 14
Publication: The Short Story in Spain in the Seventeenth Century
1927

Box 687: folder 15
Publications: Assorted
1909 - 1951

Box 687: folder 16
Retirement
1939

Box 687: folder 17
Poetry by Arthur Seelye
1893, n. d.

Box 687: folder 18
Student Recommendation
1908, 1916

Box 687: folder 19

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Subjects
  • Bourland, Caroline Brown, 1871-
  • Smith College--Faculty.


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