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Gladys Wood scrapbooks

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00174

Scope and Contents

Gladys Wood's papers consist of three scrapbooks she assembled during the 1930s. Each contains notes, photographs, and autographs from various celebrated actors, musicians, politicians, and other public figures. Included are such individuals as Yehudi Menuhin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lillian Gish, and many others.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1930s-


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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

Gladys Wood graduated from Smith College in 1915. After graduation she was employed by Comstock & Westcott, Inc., pioneers in the development of color film. She was secretary and recorder for Comstock's scientific group in investigating the authenticity of Margery, the famous psychic medium of the 1920's. From 1939 to 1969 she administered the Boston office of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, the only permanent unit in the continental U.S. devoted to Arctic exploration and research.


0.438 linear feet (1 container)


Private secretary. Three scrapbooks assembled by Wood during the 1930s containing photographs, autographs, and notes from actors, musicians, politicians, and other public figures.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the estate of Gladys Wood, 1969.



Gladys Wood scrapbooks
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  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
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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