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Ethel Hale Freeman Papers, 1882-1917
8 boxes (3.675 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Alumnae, Instructor, drama. Contains correspondence, materials related to Lend-a-Hand Dramatic Club, class notes, plays, photographs, and memorabilia.

Terms of Access and Use: Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the Ethel Hale Freeman Papers must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Official Smith correspondence and documents are copyrighted by the Smith College Archives. Provenance and copyright ownership of materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Ethel Hale Freeman graduated from Smith College in 1902. After graduation, she studied at the Art School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and received her M.A. from Smith in 1915. After some years spent serving as dramatic coach for the Wellesley Shakespeare Society and the Players of Newton, she came to Smith to teach elocution and modern drama from 1911 to 1917. She also taught spoken English and Shakespeare in a University extension course in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Between 1917 and 1925, Freeman taught English at the Lee School in Boston, and from 1924 to 1933, was an instructor at Dana Hall and Pine Manor in Wellesley. She was active in many forms of the arts, including music, sculpture, and the theater. Although she grew up in West Newton, she spent many happy summers on her old farm in Ashfield. Freeman died in Essex, Connecticut on February 26, 1963.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ethel Hale Freeman Papers span a period from 1882 to 1917. Much of the material is from her time as a professor at Smith. The information regarding her personal life is largely confined to her correspondence with her family during two trips to Europe, the first in 1905-1906 and the second in 1908-1909. A large portion of the collection contains correspondence and materials documenting her involvement in various organizations, particularly the Lend-a-Hand Dramatic Club. The folders are arranged alphabetically by subject, and the collection is composed of correspondence, class notes, plays, photographs, memorabilia books, and other general items such as music scores and sketches.


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

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the Ethel Hale Freeman Papers must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Official Smith correspondence and documents are copyrighted by the Smith College Archives. Provenance and copyright ownership of 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:

Ethel Hale Freeman Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

Processing Information

The Ethel Hale Freeman Papers were processed by Katrina Cokeng, '02, CDO Archival Intern in 1999-2000.


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.