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Martha Lavell Papers, 1926-1981
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 197

Abstract:
Social worker; Editor. Biographical material; diaries; writings; correspondence; printed material; and photographs. Included are introspective diaries kept during her teens and twenties; professional writings.

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.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. 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
Martha Lavell while at Mills College, 1926

Martha Lavell while at Mills College, 1926

Martha Lavell was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1909. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1930, and her M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work in 1931. She went on to earn an additional graduate degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1943, and studied research methods at the University of Pennsylvania from 1956 to 1957. Lavell held an administrative position at the American Psychiatric Association from 1947 to 53 and while there was Editorial Assistant of American Journal of Psychiatry. She was the Chief Project Planner for the Philadelphia Antipoverty Action Committee in 1965, and served as Assistant Director of the Philadelphia Schools Study, under contract with the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in 1966. Martha Lavell died on January 3rd, 2008.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Biographical material; diaries; writings; correspondence; printed material; and photographs. Included are several volumes of highly introspective diaries kept during her teens and twenties (1926-38); and professional writings.

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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.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. 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:

Martha Lavell Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection
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Additional Information
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