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Jane Sommer Papers, 1964-66
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 148

Abstract:
Teacher and Peace Corps volunteer. The Sommer Papers consist primarily of letters to her family written during her service for the Peace Corps as a teacher in the Philippines. The letters also document her training in Hawaii and at Northern Illinois University. Included are reports to the Peace Corps, correspondence to and from others about her work, and itineraries of her travels in Asia during and after her Peace Corps duty.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Jane Sommer graduated from Radcliffe College in 1964. She served with the Peace Corps in the Philippines from 1964 to 1966, training elementary school teachers. In 1967, Sommer was appointed field director of the Seven College Conference Program for Admission and Scholarships. From 1973 to 1977, Sommer held the position of Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. From 1977 to 1980, she was the Cooperative Education Coordinator at North Adams State College, in Massachusetts. Sommer took the position of Associate Director in the Career Development Office of Smith College in 1980 and still hold the position. From 1999 to 2000, she was also the Interim Associate Dean for International Study at Smith College.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers consist primarily of letters to her family written during her service for the Peace Corps as a teacher in the Philippines from 1964 to 1966. The letters also cover her training in Hawaii and at Northern Illinois University in 1964. Included are reports to the Peace Corps, correspondence to and from others about her work, and itineraries of her travels in Asia during and after her Peace Corps duty.


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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Jane Sommer Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Jane Sommer donated her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1977.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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Language
English.