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Frances Ticknor Papers, 1938-1990
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 266

Abstract:
YWCA overseas official. The collection consists primarily of approximately 75 letters Ticknor wrote home to her family from Europe, Lebanon, and Egypt, describing her life and work overseas with the YWCA. In addition there are letters from friends; reports to the YWCA; and 39 photographs of her travels.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any added restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the papers of Frances Porter Ticknor. Copyright to materials created by others 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 must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Frances Ticknor in Egypt, circa 1947

Frances Ticknor in Egypt, circa 1947

Frances Porter Ticknor was born in New Prague, Minnesota. Following graduation from the University of Illinois in 1934, with a major in sociology and a minor in psychology, she did case work for emergency relief in Champaign-Urbana, IL. From 1935 to 1940 she was Girl Reserve Secretary and Camp Director for the YWCA in Rochester, Minnesota. In that capacity she attended the YWCA World Council Meeting in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, in 1938 and also visited European YWCA camps in Belgium and the Netherlands as guest and visiting leader. She was YWCA delegate to the first World Christian Youth Conference in Amsterdam in 1939. Between 1940 and 1945, Ticknor served as YWCA Secretary for work with younger girls and as a camp director. Immediately after World War II she went abroad to help recovery in Belgium under the auspices of the National Board of the YWCA, which included three years work in Lebanon and Egypt. In 1948 she married Winton A. Ticknor and became a full time homemaker. They had five children and from 1955 onward lived in Lancaster, OH.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frances Porter Ticknor Papers consist of three linear inches (1 document box) of correspondence, photographs, printed material, and memorabilia. They consist primarily of approximately 75 letters she wrote home to her family from Europe, Lebanon, and Egypt, 1945-1948. They describe her life and work overseas with the YWCA. In addition there are letters (arranged alphabetically) to her from friends, 1940-90; reports to the YWCA, 1938, 1947; printed material about YWCA activities, 1939-47; and staff rosters, 1938-42. There are 39 photographs of her travels, the World Christian Youth Conference (1939) and YWCA World Council Meeting (1938).

This collection is organized into three series:


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 without any added restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the papers of Frances Porter Ticknor. Copyright to materials created by others 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 must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

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

Frances Porter Ticknor Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Frances Porter Ticknor Papers were a gift of Ticknor in 1989 and 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Susan Boone, 1991.


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

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Fax: (413) 585-2886

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

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL



Biographical background by FPT, clippings,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE



Letters home from



Rochester, MN and Europe,
1938, 1945-47

Box 1: folder 2
Lebanon,
1947

Box 1: folder 3
Egypt and en route home,
1947-48

Box 1: folder 4
Letters from friends,
1940-90

Box 1: folder 5
Letters with International Interest Group of Antwerp,
1947

Box 1: folder 6
SERIES III. YWCA



Printed material,
1939-47

Box 1: folder 7
Reports,
1939, 1947, n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
YWCA staff rosters,
1938-42, n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Photographs,
1939-48

Box 1: folder 10

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Subjects
  • Belgium--Social conditions--20th century--Sources
  • Egypt--Social conditions--20th century--Sources
  • Lebanon--Social conditions--20th century--Sources
  • Syria--Social conditions--20th century--Sources
  • Ticknor, Frances
  • Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A--History


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