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Helen Wright Papers, 1905-1975
.25 ( linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Contains photographs, news clippings, correspondence and a calendar of Helen Wright, General Secretary for the Association for Christian Work, 1913-17, and Director of the Appointment Bureau, 1917-1924.

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

Helen Wright graduated from Smith College in 1905. While a student, she was active in the many clubs and committees on campus, including as a member of the Blue Pencil, Novel Cub, the Glee Club, the Chapel Choir, and the Junior Prom Music Committee, as the chairman of Religious Service Committee in the Smith College Association for Christian Work (SCACW) and as Assistant Stage Manager for the 1905 Senior Dramatics. Wright worked as General Secretary of SCACW from 1913-1917 and then for the appointment bureau, now the Career Development Office, from 1917 to 1924. Wright left Smith to teach math at Santa Barbara School for Girls, but returned to receive her masters in math. Wright taught at Northfield School for girls in the early '30's and was head of the math department until her retirement in 1948. In retirement, Wright dedicated her time to service as a fund agent, a secretary of her class, and as director of College Cevenol, a French house devoted to developing the values of world peace and Christian morality in its students. She died in 1979.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains the student, personal and professional papers of Helen Wright. These include a photo album and several theatrical photos from her time as a student, news clippings about her life as an alumna, a calendar of the class of 1905's birthdays, professional and personal correspondence, and news releases about her career.


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:

Helen Wright Papers, Box #1105, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Helen Wright papers were donated to the College Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Madison White.


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 Secretary for the Assocation for Christian Work, 1913-1917; Director of Appointment Bureau, 1917-1924
1917-1969

Box 1105: folder 1
Calendar
1954

Box 1105: folder 2
Correspondence
1954-1975

Box 1105: folder 3
Correspondence
n.d.

Box 1105: folder 4
Photographs
1969, n.d.

Box 1105: folder 5
Photo Album
1905

Box 1105: folder 6

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