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Barbara van Patten Papers, 1932-1933
1 box (1.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 224

Abstract:
Traveler. This collection consists of diaries and photo albums documenting the van Patten's year-long honeymoon through Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1932-33.

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:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns.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

Barbara van Patten was born in Camden, New Jersey on October 30, 1907 and grew up in Glen Ridge. She graduated from the Emma Willard School in 1926 and, after spending her junior year in France, she graduated from Smith College in 1930. She married lawyer Charles van Patten in 1932 and the two went on year-long honeymoon to Europe, Asia, and Africa. She was an extremely active member of the Women's Committee of Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, and served several terms as its chair. She died in 1975.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Barbara van Patten's papers consist solely of material documenting her year-long honeymoon through Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1932-33. The papers contain van Patten's diaries from the trip (originals and a later photocopied bound volume), photo negatives, and two photo albums .

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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:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns.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

Barbara van Patten Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


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

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Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Africa--Description and travel--Sources
  • Asia--Description and travel--Sources
  • Europe--Description and travel--Sources
  • Honeymoons--History--20th century--Sources
  • Women travelers--History--20th century--Sources
  • van Patten, Barbara, 1907-1975


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