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Marjorie Adams papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00219

Scope and Contents

The Marjorie Adams papers consist of Fifteen line-a-day diaries (five year line-a-day), 1919-89, uninterrupted, some of which include photographs, clippings, and memorabilia. Among the entries are discussions of student life at Smith College in the 1920s. After 1946, the entries were written in French.

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Dates of Materials

  • 1919-1989


Language of Materials

English, French

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

Marjorie Adams graduated from Smith College in 1922, studied at Wellesley 1923-29, and earned her M.A. from Middlebury College in 1932. She worked as assistant to the principal in Rochester, VT, 1922-23 and as assistant director of physical education at the Burnham School (Greenfield, Mass.), 1924-55. Adams taught at Iowa State Teachers' College as an instructor, 1926-28 and as a professor, 1929-31. She was also an assistant at Wellesley, 1928-29. From 1932 on, she worked as a high school French teacher in Burlington, VT. Adams was an avid skier and hiker and a member of the Green Mountain Club.


0.438 linear feet (1 container)


Teacher, high school French; Traveler. Fifteen line-a-day diaries, 1919-89. Among the entries are discussions of student life at Smith College in the 1920s.

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Repository Details

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

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063