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Julia Warner papers

Identifier: CA-MS-01156

Scope and Contents

This collection includes various pieces of memorabilia from Julia Warner’s time as head of Lamont, 150 Elm, 8 Bedford, and Graduate Housing, including birthday cards and photo albums as well as news releases.


  • 1955 - 1981

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 Access

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

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

Julia Warner was born in Beacon Falls, Connecticut in 1901 to Lucia B Warner and Lewis C. Warner. In 1923 Warner graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in music. She worked for several organizations before coming to Smith, including the Hudson Guild Neighborhood House as a camp counselor; Fellowship Summer Trade School as assistant director; Girls Scouts as editor and trainer; and as director of recreation for the Red Cross during World War II. In 1955, Warner came to Smith as head of 150 Elm. She worked in several houses before leaving in 1966, including 8 Bedford, Lamont, and graduate housing. Julia Warner died in 1981 in Massachusetts General Hospital.


0.229 linear feet (1 container)


This collection contains photographs, news clippings, scrapbooks, and forms from the professional files of Julia Warner, who served as head of Lamont, 150 Elm, 8 Bedford, and graduate housing at Smith College from 1955 to 1966.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown
Finding aid to Julia Warner papers
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Ellice Amanna
Description rules
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 2019-07-19: Legacy finding aid updated and published

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Young Library
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Northampton MA 01063