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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 105

Papers of Sylvia Heimbach, 1926-1989


Poems and dissertation of Sylvia Heimback, Radcliffe College Class of 1933.


  • 1926-1989

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Sylvia Heimbach 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 consists of a selection of Sylvia Heimbach's poems, 1926 to the present and her Ph.D dissertation: "Empathy and reading ability; an exploratory study of their possible correlation and improvement."


Sylvia Russell Heimbach, poet and schoolteacher, was born in Brooklyn, October 13, 1911, the daughter of Samuel and Bessie Russell Janovsky. She received her A.B. from Hunter College (1932), A.M. from Radcliffe (1933), and Ph.D from New York University (1958), and taught English in New York high schools, 1933-1971. She married Ernest Earl Heimbach in 1943.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: R84-5, R84-6, R84-20, R84-26, R87-19, R88-21, R89-6, R89-12

These papers were given to the Radcliffe College Archives beginning in February 1984.

Processing Information

Processed: June 1989

By: Jane S. Knowles
Link to catalog
Heimbach, Sylvia, 1911-2000. Papers of Sylvia Heimbach, 1926-1989: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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