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Frances Drake papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00220

Scope and Contents

The Frances Drake Papers include a photograph album documenting her work for the YWCA in Uruguay, plus other locations in South America. There is also a small amount of correspondence (1919-21) to her family describing her voyage from the United States to South America, and a report to the YWCA from Argentina.

Dates of Materials

  • 1919-1925

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

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

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works created by Frances Drake. 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."

Biographical / Historical

Frances "Fannie" Drake was born May 5, 1881 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to H. Brown and Emma J. Drake. After earning an A.B. from the University of Nebraska in 1906, she studied for three months at the Bible Teachers' Training School and then joined the staff of the Young Women's Christian Association in January 1907 as an Extension Secretary in Rochester, New York. In May 1910 Drake returned to Nebraska where she worked for a year as an Extension Secretary in the Lincoln YWCA and then as a Student Secretary in the University of Nebraska YWCA. In 1919 she joined the national YWCA staff traveling to Montevideo, Uruguay to help establish a YWCA in that city. Drake returned to the U.S. in 1925 and worked as General Secretary of the Lincoln, Nebraska YWCA. She died in December of 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Extent

0.229 linear feet (1 container)

Abstract

YWCA overseas official. The Frances Drake Papers include a photograph album documenting her work for the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Uruguay, and elsewhere in South America. There is also a small amount of correspondence to her family from South America, and a report to the YWCA from Argentina.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Frances Drake Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1988 by her niece, Mary Louise Drake Austin.

Processing Information

Processed by Vicki L. Williams (intern), 2003.

Title
Frances Drake papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Vicki L. Williams (intern) and Margaret Jessup
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: mnsss171 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

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