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Interviews conducted by Jacqueline Van Voris [master and use copies of audiotapes]


Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series provides a rather fragmentary overview of Katharine Brand's career and private life. Entries for biographical directories and newspaper clippings outline the bare bones of her career, and transcripts of interviews with a co-worker and family flesh it out, as well as providing anecdotal personal information. Her autobiographical writings provide some insight into the emotional life of her childhood and adolescence. Information here about her time at Smith College and at Katharine Gibbs School is very sparse and fragmentary. There are personal documents like address books and passports, as well as papers relating to her voluntary activities, especially with the Friends of the Library, Vienna, Virginia. The family information is exclusively about her father, Charles Brand, and his parents and siblings, except for material related to her mother's death and the genealogical material which is primarily about her mother's side of the family. Of note are a few writings about reform issues by her grandmother, Juliet Brand, and information about the family's connections with Oberlin College.


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Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

This collection is open for research. The interviews conducted by Jacqueline Van Voris were formerly closed.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063