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Gladys Wood Papers, circa 1930s-
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 174

Abstract:
Private secretary. Three scrapbooks assembled by Wood during the 1930s containing photographs, autographs, and notes from actors, musicians, politicians, and other public figures.

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Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns.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

Gladys Wood graduated from Smith College in 1915. After graduation she was employed by Comstock & Westcott, Inc., pioneers in the development of color film. She was secretary and recorder for Comstock's scientific group in investigating the authenticity of Margery, the famous psychic medium of the 1920's. From 1939 to 1969 she administered the Boston office of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, the only permanent unit in the continental U.S. devoted to Arctic exploration and research.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Gladys Wood's papers consist of three scrapbooks she assembled during the 1930s. Each contains notes, photographs, and autographs from various celebrated actors, musicians, politicians, and other public figures. Included are such individuals as Yehudi Menuhin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lillian Gish, and many others.

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Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns.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

Gladys Wood 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
  • Actors--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Autographs--Collections
  • Celebrities--United States--History--20th century--Autographs
  • Celebrities--United States--History--20th century--Photographs
  • Musicians--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Wood, Gladys, 1893-1969


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