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Sandra Blutman Millikin papers

Identifier: CA-MS-01091

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a small amount of Sandra Blutman Millikin's autobiographical material and is primarily comprised of correspondence to her family during the years she attended Smith College.

Index to Letters

Amherst College
05/07/1964, 05/13/1964, 11/07/1964
Art Department
12/12/1963, 01/19/1964, 11/29/1964, 12/10/1964, 01/08/1965, 05/14/1965
Bryn Mawr College
01/08/1965, 01/15/1965, 01/18/1965
Columbia University
11/24/1964, 11/29/1964
05/07/1965, 05/14/1965, 05/19/1965
Dances and Social Events
05/07/1964, 05/13/1964, 12/10/1964, 01/27/1965
09/18/1963, 09/23/1963, 10/07/1963, 11/30/1963, 02/24/1964, 02/28/1964, 02/08/1965, 02/11/1965
Dawes House
02/11/1965, 03/16/1964, 05/07/1964, 09/27/1964, 12/10/1964
Financial Aid
02/01/1964, 01/18/1965, 01/27/1965
10/27/1963, 11/04/1963, 11/24/1963, 02/05/1964, 04/13/1964, 04/22/1964, 10/10/1964, 10/28/1964, 02/08/1965, 02/11/1965
Graduate School
02/11/1965, 01/08/1965, 01/15/1965, 01/18/1965, 01/27/1965, 05/01/1965, 05/14/1965
John F. Kennedy
Mountain Day
10/01/1963, 10/05/1964
11/30/1963, 01/19/1964, 01/27/1964, 03/31/1964, 04/08/1964, 05/13/1964, 10/28/1964, 11/29/1964, 01/08/1965, 01/15/1965, 01/27/1965, 02/03/1965, 02/24/1965, 03/14/1965, 04/01/1965, 05/01/1965
Personal Finances
Plays, Movies, and Concerts
09/18/1963, 10/13/1963, 10/27/1963, 11/11/1963, 11/30/1963, 01/19/1964, 02/10/1964, 03/06/1964, 03/16/1964, 04/08/1964, 04/13/1964, 05/13/1964, 09/27/1964, 10/20/1964, 11/29/1964, 12/10/1964, 01/27/1965, 02/03/1965, 04/01/1965, 01/19/1965, n.d.
Rally Day
01/27/1964 02/24/1964 02/11/1965
Study Abroad
01/13/1963, 02/01/1964, 02/05/1964, 02/24/1964, 02/28/1964, 03/03/1964


  • 1963 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

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 ( 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

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. 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. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, 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

Sandra Blutman Millikin is a member of the Smith College Class of 1965. Raised in Riverside, California, her mother was an elementary school teacher and her father was a physicist. While at Smith, she lived in Dewey House and majored in art history, with a concentration in architectural history. She was intellectually influenced by Peter Collins, a visiting professor from McGill University. Between her junior and senior years at Smith, Sandra traveled to England on a Smith tour organized by an alumna, Patricia Milne Henderson, Class of 1960. Her tour of England convinced her to return to England after graduating from college. She studied at the Courtauld Insitute in London, receiving her degree in 1967. She soon found employment with the Encyclopedia Britannica and later worked for the drawings collection at the Royal Institute of British Architects. She married David Millikin and resided with him in the village of Uffington in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom for many years. Millikin went on to study law and became qualified as a solicitor in 1979. Recently, she has returned to the field of architectural history and has been lecturing about architectural history on cruise ships across the world since 2006.


0.229 linear feet (1 container)


Sandra Blutman Millikin is a member of the Smith College Class of 1965.This collection contains a small amount of Sandra Millikin's autobiographical material and is comprised primarily of correspondence to her family during the years she attended Smith College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Sandra Blutman Millikin papers were donated to the College Archives by Sandra Blutman Millikin in June 2010.
Finding aid to Sandra Blutman Millikin papers
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Ellice Amanna
Description rules

Revision Statements

  • 2019-07-11: Legacy finding aid updated and published

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063