Guide to the Jean Summers Smith (1911- ) Papers

Collection Title: Jean Summers Smith (1911- ) Papers
Dates: 1929-1932
Identification: 31/6/32
Creator: Smith, Jean Summers, 1911 -
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: After attending the University of Washington for one year, Jean Summers Smith entered Northwestern University as a sophomore in 1929. A member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Smith graduated from Northwestern in 1932 with a B.A. degree in English. The Jean Summers Smith papers date between 1929 and 1932 and fill one box. The papers consist of course materials from Smith's studies at Northwestern.
Acquisition Information: Jean Summers Smith donated these materials to the University Archives on July 13, 1983 (Accession #83-109).
Processing Information: Margaret E. Faverty; January 10, 1990.
Separated Materials: Four published playbooks have been transferred to the University Library's Special Collections Department.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Jean Summers Smith was born on April 14, 1911, in Walla Walla, Washington, the daughter of John Willam (U.S. Rep., 1919-33) and Jennie Burks Summers. After attending the University of Washington for one year she entered Northwestern University as a sophomore in 1929. A member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Smith graduated from Northwestern in 1932 with a B.A. degree in English. She married Donald Cameron Smith in 1937. Smith's mother, Jennie Burks Summers, attended Northwestern University as a member of the class of 1896; her sister, Hope Summers Witherell, took a bachelor of letters degree from the University in 1923.

Scope and Content

The Jean Summers Smith papers date between 1929 and 1932 and fill one box. The papers consist of course materials from Smith's studies at Northwestern. Included are class notes, syllabi, examinations, and research papers largely concerning courses offered by the English Department and the School of Speech. A folder of fragmentary and unidentified Speech course materials completes the series.

Arrangement of Materials

Materials are foldered according to course; folders are arranged sequentially by course number.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)

Subjects

English language--Study and teaching (Higher)--Illinois--Evanston

Speech--Study and teaching


Container List / Contents

  • Correspondence, 1932Box 1, Folder 1
  • Botany A, 1929Box 1, Folder 2
  • Botany C, 1931Box 1, Folder 3
  • English B3, 1930Box 1, Folder 4
  • English C4, 1931Box 1, Folder 5
  • English C7, 1931-1932Box 1, Folder 6
  • English C7: Reports and Term Papers, 1932Box 1, Folder 7
  • Geology A, 1932Box 1, Folder 8
  • Physiography and Geology A2, 1931Box 1, Folder 9
  • Psychology B7, n.d.Box 1, Folder 10
  • Sociology A, 1930Box 1, Folder 11
  • Speech A2, 1930Box 1, Folder 12
  • Speech B3, 1930Box 1, Folder 13
  • Speech B4, 1930-1931Box 1, Folder 14
  • Speech B, n.d.Box 1, Folder 15
  • Speech C6, 1930-1931Box 1, Folder 16
  • Speech: Fragments and Unidentified, n.d.Box 1, Folder 17