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Martha Lavell papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00197

Scope and Contents

Biographical material; diaries; writings; correspondence; printed material; and photographs. Included are several volumes of highly introspective diaries kept during her teens and twenties (1926-38); and professional writings.

NOTE: The container list for this collection is available in the Sophia Smith Collection. Please contact us to request a copy.

Dates of Materials

  • 1926-1981

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

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

This collection has not been fully processed.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

Martha Lavell was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1909. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1930, and her M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work in 1931. She went on to earn an additional graduate degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1943, and studied research methods at the University of Pennsylvania from 1956 to 1957. Lavell held an administrative position at the American Psychiatric Association from 1947 to 53 and while there was Editorial Assistant of American Journal of Psychiatry. She was the Chief Project Planner for the Philadelphia Antipoverty Action Committee in 1965, and served as Assistant Director of the Philadelphia Schools Study, under contract with the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in 1966. Martha Lavell died on January 3rd, 2008.

Extent

1 boxes (.25 linear feet)

Overview

Social worker; Editor. Biographical material; diaries; writings; correspondence; printed material; and photographs. Included are introspective diaries kept during her teens and twenties; professional writings.

Additions to the Collection

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.
Title
Martha Lavell papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2005
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)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:14-04:00: 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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