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Guide to the Genieve Lamson Papers, ca. 1920-1944

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Lamson, Genieve
Title: Genieve Lamson Papers
Dates: ca. 1920-1944
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Abstract: Notes by Genieve Lamson, VC Geography Professor 1922-1952, during her undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago and academic papers written by Vassar students.
Forms of Materials: Manuscripts, notes

Biographical Note

Genieve Lamson was was born 29 Apr 1887. She attended the University of Chicago, where she received her B.S. (1920) and her M.S. (1922). She also studied at Columbia University. She was on the faculty at Vassar College in the Geography Department from 1922 until her retirement in 1952. She retired to Randolph, Vermont, where she died on 25 September 1966.

For more biographical information, see the Vassar College Biographical Files in the Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Scope and Content Note

The Genieve Lamson Papers contain notes taken by Lamson while a student at the Univeristy of Chicago in a class taught by Harlan H. Barrows called "Historical Geography of the United States." Also included are five papers written by Vassar students, one from 1933, two from 1944, and 2 undated.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

  • Barrows, Harlan H. Lectures on the Historical Geography of the United States as Given in 1933, edited by William A. Koelsch, University of Chicago, 1962.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Barrows, Harlan H. (Harlan Harland), b. 1877

Organizations:

  • Vassar College -- Faculty
  • Vassar College -- Students

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Encoding Information

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 19 March 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Genieve Lamson Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Collections processed by Archives and Special Collections Library staff, 1990.

Updated Nov 2006.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Edward J. Miles, 1990.

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