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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 31

Tributes and awards of Gertrude T. Spitz, 1919-1954


Memorial tributes and awards in honor of Gertrude T. Spitz, Radcliffe College Class of 1907.


  • 1919-1954

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Gertrude T. Spitz as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
This collection contains memorial tributes and awards similar to those Gertrude T. Spitz received.


Gertrude T. Spitz graduated from Radcliffe in 1907. She served with the Harvard Unit of the British Expeditionary Force in France from 1917 to 1919 under Dr. Richard Cabot. She worked in the laboratory, the wards, the office, and even the mess, and also served as a liaison officer between the commanding officer and the medical staff. After the war, she worked both overseas and in Boston and in 1929, became chief of the Food Clinic in the Out Patient Department of Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She was a member of the Women's Overseas Service League and held offices in the Public Health Committee, the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, the Council of Jewish Women and many other organizations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R74-7

The memorabilia of Gertrude T. Spitz were found in the Alumnae publications file in December, 1974. Possibly, they were a gift of Marie D. Bass.

Processing Information

Processed: February, 1980

By: Patricia Yee '83
Link to catalog
Spitz, Gertrude T., 1884-1952. Tributes and awards of Gertrude T. Spitz, 1919-1954: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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