Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections
Home >> Sophia Smith Collection >> Frances Drake Papers, 1919-1925
Smith College seal
Frances Drake Papers, 1919-1925
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 220

Abstract:
YWCA overseas official. The Frances Drake Papers include a photograph album documenting her work for the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Uruguay, and elsewhere in South America. There is also a small amount of correspondence to her family from South America, and a report to the YWCA from Argentina.

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The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works created by Frances Drake. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Bernice Tuller with Frances Drake in Argentina, 1921

Bernice Tuller with Frances Drake in Argentina, 1921

Frances "Fannie" Drake was born May 5, 1881 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to H. Brown and Emma J. Drake. After earning an A.B. from the University of Nebraska in 1906, she studied for three months at the Bible Teachers' Training School and then joined the staff of the Young Women's Christian Association in January 1907 as an Extension Secretary in Rochester, New York. In May 1910 Drake returned to Nebraska where she worked for a year as an Extension Secretary in the Lincoln YWCA and then as a Student Secretary in the University of Nebraska YWCA. In 1919 she joined the national YWCA staff traveling to Montevideo, Uruguay to help establish a YWCA in that city. Drake returned to the U.S. in 1925 and worked as General Secretary of the Lincoln, Nebraska YWCA. She died in December of 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frances Drake Papers include a photograph album documenting her work for the YWCA in Uruguay, plus other locations in South America. There is also a small amount of correspondence (1919-21) to her family describing her voyage from the United States to South America, and a report to the YWCA from Argentina.


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 Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works created by Frances Drake. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

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

Frances Drake Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA

History of the Collection

The Frances Drake Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1988 by her niece, Mary Louise Drake Austin.

Processing Information

Processed by Vicki L. Williams (intern), 2003.


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

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

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/

Language
English.