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Jane Sommer papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00148

Scope and Contents

The papers consist primarily of letters to her family written during her service for the Peace Corps as a teacher in the Philippines from 1964 to 1966. The letters also cover her training in Hawaii and at Northern Illinois University in 1964. Included are reports to the Peace Corps, correspondence to and from others about her work, and itineraries of her travels in Asia during and after her Peace Corps duty.

Dates of Materials

  • 1964-66

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

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

Jane Sommer graduated from Radcliffe College in 1964. She served with the Peace Corps in the Philippines from 1964 to 1966, training elementary school teachers. In 1967, Sommer was appointed field director of the Seven College Conference Program for Admission and Scholarships. From 1973 to 1977, Sommer held the position of Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. From 1977 to 1980, she was the Cooperative Education Coordinator at North Adams State College, in Massachusetts. Sommer took the position of Associate Director in the Career Development Office of Smith College in 1980 and still hold the position. From 1999 to 2000, she was also the Interim Associate Dean for International Study at Smith College.

Extent

1 boxes (.25 linear feet)

Overview

Teacher and Peace Corps volunteer. The Sommer Papers consist primarily of letters to her family written during her service for the Peace Corps as a teacher in the Philippines. The letters also document her training in Hawaii and at Northern Illinois University. Included are reports to the Peace Corps, correspondence to and from others about her work, and itineraries of her travels in Asia during and after her Peace Corps duty.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Jane Sommer donated her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1977.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern.

Creator

Title
Jane Sommer papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by mnsss.
Date
2003
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: mnsss161 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02-5c.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:12-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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