Martha Lavell papers
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.
Dates of Materials
- 1926 - 1981
- Lavell, Martha (Person)
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
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.
0.229 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
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.
- Martha Lavell papers
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