Suzanne Jagel O'Brien: "a Very '50s Adventure"

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Suzanne Jagel O'Brien: "A Very '50s Adventure"
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Call Number: UA254
Dates: 1957-1958
Physical Description: 0.37 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Letters, Postcards, etc.
Places Visited, Maps, and Photographs
Collection Overview
Title: Suzanne Jagel O'Brien: "A Very '50s Adventure"
Call Number: UA254
Dates: 1957-1958
Physical Description: 0.37 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
When Suzanne Jagel O'Brien (Class of 1959) was a junior at the University of Rochester, there was no formal study abroad program. Very few students left the country during their studies and those who did had to plan the trip themselves. This gave O'Brien and her five classmates a great deal of freedom. They spent their time essentially roaming Europe, touring not only Paris but also London, Vienna, Florence, Munich, and Brussels.

During her stay in mostly France from 1957 to 1958, O'Brien wrote her parents in Queens, New York every few days to let them know what she was up to. Her parents kept her correspondence for years before returning them. Finding that the ink was fading, O'Brien typed a complete transcript before donating everything to the University Archives in 2010.

Suzanne O'Brien eventually returned to UR and served a variety of posts throughout her forty-five-year career, most recently Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Director of the College Center for Academic Support. She received a Goergen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Learning in the College in 2003 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Susan B. Anthony Center in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Suzanne Jagel O'Brien donated the collection to the University Archives in 2010. Additional materials were added in 2016.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.

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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], Suzanne Jagel O'Brien: "A Very '50s Adventure", UA254, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
A Rochester Review article and video about the collection may be viewed here .


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
Letters, Postcards, etc.
Box 1, Folder 1Transcripts of letters
Box 1, Folder 21957
Box 1, Folder 31958
Box 1, Folder 41957 - 1958
Box 1, Folder 5Rochester Review, May-June 2010
Box 1, Folder 6Materials related to travel by ocean liner "S.S. Flandre": passenger lists, menu, postcard showing the ship
Places Visited, Maps, and Photographs
Box 1, Folder 7France: Map of Paris; handmade poster used for hitchhiking; programs for performances at the Comedie Francaise, Salle Gaveau, Alhambra (Les Ballet Africains)
Box 1, Folder 8Austria: Postcard of the Staatsoper (State Opera House, Vienna); programs from the Staatsoper for Tales of Hoffmann, Der Rosenkavalier, Salome, Die Walkure, Siegfried, and Don Giovanni (performances between December 25, 1957 and January 1, 1958)
Box 1, Folder 9Brussels: Brochure from the Soviet Pavilion of the World's Fair (incomplete)
Box 1, Folder 10Italy: Postcards from Rome and Florence; program from performance of "Un ballo in maschera" at La Scala (Milan)
Box 1, Folder 11England: Postcards from the British Museum (Elgin Marbles), Warwick Castle, Coventry Cathedral, Bourton-on-the-Water. Programs from "Lysistrata" (Duke of York's Theatre; "The Potting Shed" (Globe Theatre); "Hamlet", "King Lear," and "Twelfth Night" (all Old Vic Theatre); "Coppelia" and "Swan Lake" (both Covent Garden). Receipt from Whitebrook Farm Guest House (near Chepstow) dated April 8, 1958
Box 1, Folder 12Maps (3): Northern France, Southern Europe, Europe
Box 1, Folder 13Photographs


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