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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 40

Scrapbook of Ruth Lansing, 1904-1909


Scrapbook of Ruth Lansing, Radcliffe College Class of 1908.


  • 1904-1909

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ruth Lansing 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.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)

The scrapbook contains college memorabilia: programs, clippings, invitations, college publications, namecards and similar material. In particular, there is material pertaining to the Science Club, the Idler, the Deutscher Verein, and Le Cercle Francais, with which Ruth Lansing was associated. There are also some photographs and some personal correspondence.


Ruth Lansing graduated cum laude from Radcliffe in 1908 with special distinction in French and Romance Languages. In 1909 she received her A.M. from Radcliffe and in 1914 her Ph.D. She taught at Oxford College, Ohio, Wells College in New York and at Smith before going on to Simmons College, where she became Associate Professor of Romance Languages before her death in 1931. Her specialty was Spanish, and she edited a number of Spanish texts and contributed to bibliographies of Cervantes and of Hispanic-American literature. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and also of the New England chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R75-33

Scrapbook of Ruth Lansing bequeathed by her to the College and received in 1940.

Processing Information

Processed: June 1980

By: Eric N. Lindquist

Lansing, Ruth. Scrapbook of Ruth Lansing, 1904-1909: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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