Mortimer, Ruth, 1931-1994
- Existence: 1931 - 1994
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Librarian, teacher, and curator of rare books at Smith College who was instrumental in obtaining the Sylvia Plath Collection and the Frances Hooper Collection of Virginia Woolf. The rare book collection was named in her honor in 1994. Contains 23 items, including audio and video cassettes, sale catalogs, craft books, ephemera, and computer software relating to Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Ruth Mortimer, a Smith College Alumnae (class of 1953) and a rare book librarian in the Smith College Library from 1975 to her death in 1994. Of particular note, the collection includes Mortimer's writings, her long correspondence with Mary Ellen Chase and playwright Maggie Edson, and papers relating to her work with the Friends of the Smith College Library.