Guide to the Alice Finch Scrapbook
RG 9.10.4

Summary Information

Repository
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Creator
Smith, Alice Finch, 1910-1996
Title
Alice Finch Scrapbook
ID
RG 9.10.4
Date [inclusive]
1928-1930
Extent
0.5 linear feet 1 document box
Language

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Sarah Lawrence College Archives July 2009

Sarah Lawrence College Archives
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708
914-395-2480
archives@sarahlawrence.edu

Terms of Use

The collection is open to researchers without restriction. A use copy is available.

Acquisition Note

The scrapbook was acquired as accession 2007-004 by the archives through purchase on eBay.

Existence and Location of Copies note

A Use Copy is available.

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Biographical Note

Alice Finch Smith, born May 15, 1910, graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with honors on June 17, 1930. While at the College she studied world literature, voice, art, modern drama, philosphy of art, and advanced drawing and painting. During the 1930-1931, 1935-1936 and 1936-1937 academic years she was hired as an Art Assistant in the Art Department.

Prior to Sarah Lawrence College, Alice attended Loulie Compton Seminary and Montemare School. She also travelled through Europe with a European travel school. After graduation Alice went on to become the Art Education Coordinator at the Birmingham Museum of Art, the executive coordinator of the Museum Art Education Council, and to teach in the Birmingham Public Schools. Alice Finch Smith died May 28, 1996. She was 96 years old.

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Scope and Contents note

This scrapbook contains material dating to the years when Alice Finch was in attendance at Sarah Lawrence College. She collected musical programs of performances by the Sarah Lawrence College Choir and Glee Club, recitals, “The Campus Players” theater programs and scripts. The scrapbook also includes letters, telegrams, and notes from friends and administrators at the College, such as Constance Warren, as well as dance cards, invitations, and newspaper clippings. Early photographs of the College and of trips Alice Finch took between 1928 and 1930, some with friends and family to Bermuda, are also found in the scrapbook. In addition there is a 1929-1930 college handbook and other documents relating to the Sarah Lawrence community, such as weekly calendars and announcements.

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Arrangement note

Folders are arranged in original order and are labeled by page number, with the exception of loose material and blank pages which are noted as such on the folder.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Sarah Lawrence College. Alumni and alumnae.
  • Sarah Lawrence College.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Programs (documents)
  • Scrapbooks

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Collection Inventory

BoxFolder

Page 1 

11

Page 2 

12

Page 3 

13

Page 4 

14

Loose material 

15

Page 5 

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Page 6 

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Page 7 

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Page 8 

19

Page 9 

110

Page 10 

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Page 15 

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Page 16 

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Page 17 (blank), Page 18 

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