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Jessie Anderson Chase papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00032

Scope and Contents

Papers include photographs, writings, clippings, and typescripts of "The Speaking Eye" and "Seventy Plus."

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1927-1936


Language of Materials


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

Born 1865, author Jesse Anderson Chase was an 1886 Smith College graduate. married Robert Savage and had two daughters, Elizabeth and Josephine, and a son, Charles. Chase published stories in St. Nicholas, Life, and American Magazine; and several books including Three Freshmen, May Ken, A Study of English Words, and A Day of the Revolution (under the names Jessie Anderson Chase and Jessie Macmillan Anderson). She was also a member of the Women's Club of Newburyport, Massachusetts. She died in 1949.


0.229 linear feet (1 container)


Author and teacher. Papers include photographs, writings, and clippings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no record of how the Jessie Anderson Chase Papers came to the Sophia Smith Collection or when they were donated, though it is possible that Chase donated them herself.

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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