Dorothea Michelsen de Zafra Papers

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Dorothea Michelsen De Zafra Papers
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Call Number: UA163
Dates: circa 1929-1974
Physical Description: 0.37 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Dorothea Michelsen De Zafra Papers
Call Number: UA163
Dates: circa 1929-1974
Physical Description: 0.37 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
Dorothea Michelsen de Zafra (1909-2009) was a 1929 alumna of the University of Rochester College for Women at Prince Street. A double major in German and history, she earned a Phi Beta Kappa key for academic excellence and a letter in field hockey. She received her M.A. from the University in 1932. According to daughter Dorothea de Zafra Atwell '63, her mother was a great admirer Susan B. Anthony, who had spearheaded the movement to open the University to female students (Rochester Review, March-April 2008).

During her time as a German and Social Studies teacher at Rochester's John Marshall High School, de Zafra was noted for her assistance to German-speaking students from war-ravaged Europe. Although she became a homemaker in the 1950s to raise her daughters, de Zafra continued a career of volunteerism that spanned forty years and included such positions as Treasurer of the UR chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and unofficial historian of the Town of Charlotte. She was a member of the Class of 1929 reunion committees and was named "Class President for Life" at their 50th reunion in 1974.

Scope and Content
The papers include several undated essays and lecture notes, as well as information about various Class of 1929 reunions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Dorothea Michelsen de Zafra Papers were donated by Dorothea de Zafra Atwell in 2007.Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], Dorothea Michelsen De Zafra Papers, UA163, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
De Zafra's 1933 Master's thesis ("Diplomatic relations of Austria-Hungary and Rumania, 1878-1914") is cataloged separately from the manuscript materials.

De Zafra's 1984 booklet "Charlotte's lighthouse and its river: how they came to be" is cataloged separately from the manuscript materials.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu


Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Essay - The Congress of Vienna
Box 1, Folder 2Essay - Karl Marx: A Biography
Box 1, Folder 3Essay - Religion and Russia
Box 1, Folder 4Essay - Robespierre; His Ideas and His Influence
Box 1, Folder 5Essay - The Symbolism of Gothic, 1930
Box 1, Folder 6Class of 1929 Reunions, 1939-1974
Box 1, Folder 7Name Tag (Reunion)
Box 1, Folder 8Class Notes - History
Box 1, Folder 9Class Notes - Miscellaneous 1
Box 1, Folder 10Class Notes - Miscellaneous 2
Box 1, Folder 11Class Notes - Miscellaneous 3


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