Barbara van Patten papers
Scope and Contents
Barbara van Patten's papers consist solely of material documenting her year-long honeymoon through Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1932-33. The papers contain van Patten's diaries from the trip (originals and a later photocopied bound volume), photo negatives, and two photo albums .
Dates of Materials
- van Patten, Barbara (Person)
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
The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
Biographical / Historical
Barbara van Patten was born in Camden, New Jersey on October 30, 1907 and grew up in Glen Ridge. She graduated from the Emma Willard School in 1926 and, after spending her junior year in France, she graduated from Smith College in 1930. She married lawyer Charles van Patten in 1932 and the two went on year-long honeymoon to Europe, Asia, and Africa. She was an extremely active member of the Women's Committee of Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, and served several terms as its chair. She died in 1975.
1.083 linear feet (1 container)
Traveler. This collection consists of diaries and photo albums documenting the van Patten's year-long honeymoon through Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1932-33.
- Africa -- Description and travel
- Asia -- Description and travel
- Europe -- Description and travel
- Girouard, Victoria van Patten
- Honeymoons -- 20th century
- Significant others
- Travelers' writings
- Women travelers -- 20th century
- photograph albums
- van Patten, Barbara
- van Patten, Charles
- Barbara van Patten papers
- Finding Aid
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
- 2017-07-26T17:48:16-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063