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Jacqueline Van Voris Papers, 1944-1987
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 166

Abstract:
Biographer and Historian. This small collection primarily contains reseach materials for Van Voris's books. Included are audio tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with Mildred Adams Kenyon, Mary Gray Peck Koehler, Mildred Scott Olmstead, Alice Loomis Clayton, and Louisa K. Fast, some with related correspondence and other materials, such as photographs of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt. Also included is Van Voris's typed, unpublished manuscript "Quiet Victory: The Waves in World War II" ans associated research interviews.

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:

Copyright ownership of Jacqueline Van Voris's unpublished works is unknown. Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Jacqueline Van Voris 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 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
Jacqueline Van Voris and Mildred Adams Kenyon, January 1975

Jacqueline Van Voris and Mildred Adams Kenyon, January 1975

Jacqueline Van Voris was born to Victor and Genevieve Naggiar in Corsicana, Texas on November 11, 1922. She grew up in Arcata, California. During World War II, she instructed pilots on instrument flying as a Link Trainer with the WAVES for the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. Van Voris received a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley in 1948. In 1949 she married William Hoover Van Voris. They had two children, Alice Sessions and Richard. She received a Masters in education from Smith College in 1975, and later worked in various capacities for Smith College, including as an interviewer for admissions. She was the author of The Committee of Correspondence: Women with a World Vision and The Look of Paradise: A Pictorial History of Northampton, Massachusetts. She also wrote two biographies, Carrie Chapman Catt : A Public Life and Constance de Markievicz. College: A Smith Mosaic, was the result of interviews with alumnae for the Smith Centennial in 1977. She was also active as publications chair in the Northampton League of Women Voters. Van Voris died on January 29, 2010, at her winter home in Austin, Texas.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The Jacqueline Van Voris Papers consists of research materials for her unpublished manuscript "Quiet Victory: The WAVES in World War II," and for her published biography of Carrie Chapman Catt. Materials on the WAVES include correspondence, interview notes, and a typescript of the book. Materials on Carrie Chapman Catt include correspondence, tapes, and transcripts of interviews conducted circa 1974-1979 with Mildred Adams Kenyon, Mary Gray Peck Koehler, Mildred Scott Olmstead, Alice Loomis Clayton, Louisa K. Fast, and Mrs. J. G. Kellum. Many interviews were conducted with the help of Eleanor Flexner, and some of the correspondence is addressed to her. There are also photographs of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, primarily copies from the Iowa History Archives.

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:

Copyright ownership of Jacqueline Van Voris's unpublished works is unknown. Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Jacqueline Van Voris 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 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:

Jacqueline Van Voris Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Jacqueline Van Voris Papers were donated by Van Voris to the Sophia Smith Collection beginning in 1989.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

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

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

Contents List
Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life



Alice Loomis Clayton: transcript,
11 May 1975

Box 1: folder 1
Louisa K. Fast: transcript, correspondence with Eleanor Flexner, audio recording, printed material,
1971-74

Box 1: folder 2
Mrs. J. G. Kellum: interview notes,
13 Mar 1975

Box 1: folder 3
Mildred Adams Kenyon: transcript, audio recording, correspondence, and photos,
1974-75, n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Mary Gray Peck Koehler: transcript, audio recording,
11 Aug 1975

Box 1: folder 5
Mildred Scott Olmstead: transcript, correspondence, and audio recording,
1976-79

Box 1: folder 6
Photographs of Carrie Chapman Catt and her homes,
circa 1885-1987, n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
"Quiet Victory: The Waves in World War II"



"Quiet Victory: The Waves in World War II," typescript,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Author comments and interview notes,
1968-75, n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Correspondence



Rita Lenihan,
Mar 1969

Box 1: folder 10
Antha Card,
1944-68

Box 1: folder 10
Dorothy Council,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 10

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Adams, Mildred, 1894-
  • Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
  • Clayton, Alice Loomis
  • Fast, Louisa K.
  • Olmsted, Mildred Scott, 1890-1990
  • Peck, Mary Gray
  • United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve--History--Sources
  • Van Voris, Jacqueline
  • Women authors, American--20th century--Biography--Sources
  • Women historians--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women--Biography--Sources
  • Women--Suffrage--United States--History--Sources


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