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Lucy Barnard Briggs Papers, 1955-1955
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 512

Abstract:
Volunteer, Korean War Widows Committee. Collection consists of one photograph album compiled by the Korean War Widows Project Committee containing photographs and memorabilia.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

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

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection.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

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Lucy Barnard Briggs was born in 1903 in Harlem, New York to Therina Townsend and Everett Larkin Barnard. She graduated from Smith College in 1925. In 1928 she married career diplomat Ellis O. Briggs, and over the years was posted with him to Chile, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, the Dominican Republic, Greece, Korea, Peru and Uruguay. The couple had two children, Lucy Therina (1930-1994) and Everett Ellis (b.1934). Briggs was active in the Korean War Widows Committee, a self-help project, when her husband was U.S. Ambassador to Korea in the early 1950s; she was given the Order of Merit for this work by Korean President Rhee prior to her departure in 1955.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of one photograph album compiled by the Korean War Widows Project Committee as a gift for Lucy B. Briggs when she departed Korea. It contains photographs (mostly group shots of the Korean war widows their projects) and memorabilia.

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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.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection.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

Preferred Citation

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

Lucy Barnard Briggs Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
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Young Library
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Northampton, MA 01063

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Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Ambassadors' spouses--Korea--Sources
  • Korean War Widows Project Committee
  • Korean War, 1950-1953--Women--Sources


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