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Garnet J. Knights papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00291

Scope and Contents

The Garnet J. Knights Papers consist of three linear inches (1 document box) of material reflecting a small portion of her professional life. The biographical material consists of information generated by the YWCA, tributes given at her memorial service, and reminiscences she wrote of her service in Uruguay. Much of the correspondence is in Spanish, although there are brief translations attached to some of the letters. All correspondence (incoming and outgoing) has been filed together and arranged chronologically. There are some third party letters which were evidently routed to Knights by others. The YWCA series includes eleven original photographs and photocopies of three photographs. Some are identified, the rest are not.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1927-1986
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1962-1983

Creator

Language of Materials

English and Spanish

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Garnet J. Knights was born November 21, 1900, and received a BA from Oberlin College and an MA from New York University. She joined the staff of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and was a physical education instructor in Uruguay from 1927 to 1931, followed by service as Director of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the Syracuse, NY, YWCA. In 1942 she went to Mexico as Director of Physical Education and was their U.S. Advisory Secretary. Returning to New York in 1963, she worked with Chinese Americans at the China Institute in New York City. Knights retired to Foulkeways residential retirement community in Gwynedd, PA, in 1971 where she directed the physical fitness program. She died there November 30, 1985.

Extent

0.229 linear feet (1 container)

Abstract

YWCA overseas official. Material reflects a small portion of Knights' professional life. Includes photographs (YWCA), information generated by the YWCA, tributes given at her memorial service, and reminiscences she wrote of her service in Uruguay. Much of the correspondence is in Spanish, although there are brief translations attached to some of the letters.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series:

  1. I. Biographical
  2. II. Correspondence
  3. III. YWCA

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Originally donated to the YWCA by June C. Baetzel, 1987. Donated by the YWCA in 1991.

Title
Garnet J. Knights papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Susan Boone
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2005-09-23: mnsss97 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02-5c.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

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