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Gladys Dingledine Diggs Papers, 1913-1952
4 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Registrar of Smith College (1948-58). Contains correspondence and scrapbooks.

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 papers must be requested from the College Archives. The Archives has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
  • Assistant in Registrar's Office, 1929-32
  • Assistant Registrar, 1932-37
  • Acting Registrar, 1947-48
  • Registrar, 1948-58

Gladys Dingledine Diggs was a native of Harrisonburg, Virginia. She was a member of the Smith College class of 1922, and after graduation worked as the manager of the bookstore at Madison College, before returning to Smith to work in the registrar's office from 1929-1958. In 1945, Diggs received her Masters degree in history from the college. From 1951-52, she served as the Vice-president of the Northeastern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Diggs worked as registrar until her death on June 22, 1958. She left behind a daughter, Ellen-Fairbanks Diggs Bodman, Smith College Class of 1945, and 4 grandchildren.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Gladys Dingledine Diggs Papers contain correspondence and scrapbooks spanning Diggs' youth and her career as Registrar of Smith College. The papers are divided in to two series as follows:

  • Series I: Biographical Materials
    • This part of the collection consists of a memory book dated 9/1/13-10/4/15, a scrapbook dated 1915-1922 (mostly as her time as a Smith College Student), a scrapbook of Diggs' trip to the Middle East in 1952 and a written account of the trip.
  • Series II: Correspondence
    • This part of the collection contains two folders of correspondence to Agnes Stribling Dingledine and one folder of miscellaneous correspondence.

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 papers must be requested from the College Archives. The Archives has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

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

Gladys Dingledine Diggs Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Gladys Dingledine Diggs Papers were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives

Language
English

Contents List
Account of trip to the Middle East
c1952

Box 767: folder 1
Correspondence: Agnes Stribling Dingledine
1917-1920

Box 767: folder 2
Correspondence: Agnes Stribling Dingledine
1943-1951

Box 767: folder 3
Correspondence: Miscellaneous
1952-53

Box 767: folder 4
Scrapbook from trip to the Middle East
1952

Box OV
Memory Book
1913-1915

Box OV
Scrapbook (mostly from time as student at Smith College)
1915-1922

Box OV

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