Jane E. Schmitt (Class of 1943) Scrapbook

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Jane E. Schmitt (Class of 1943) Scrapbook
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Call Number: UA9
Dates: 1967-early 2000s
Physical Description: 1 Box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Processing Information
Access
Use
Citation
Collection Overview
Title: Jane E. Schmitt (Class of 1943) Scrapbook
Call Number: UA9
Dates: 1967-early 2000s
Physical Description: 1 Box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
Jane E. Schmitt was born on 6 August 1921. She attended West High School in Rochester, New York, and graduated from the University of Rochester in 1943 with a bachelor's degree in history. During her years at the University, she served as secretary of Theta Tau Theta and as vice president of her senior class, and she was a member of the Newman Club. Her active involvement with the University continued after she graduated. When the Alumni Association implemented a class council approach to maintaining communication with alumni around 1990, Schmitt volunteered as a member for her class. In preparation for their 50th reunion in 1993, volunteers planned class events, arranged the class gift, and served as the communicative bridge between the University and the Class of 1943. Schmitt's ongoing involvement also included serving as treasurer of the Theta Tau Theta Alumnae Chapter. She worked as assistant secretary for her family's business, W.J. Schmitt Sheet Metal and Roofing Contractors, and was a member of the American Association of University Women.

Scope and Content
When Jane E. Schmitt (Class of 1943) volunteered for class council in 1991, the Alumni Association provided her with a Class Council Handbook as a resource for planning future events such as her class's 50th reunion in 1993. Schmitt added materials to the binder containing this handbook. The resulting scrapbook includes correspondence between Schmitt, her classmates, and the Alumni Association regarding their 25th, 30th, 45th, 50th, and 55th reunions. It also contains Alumni Association newsletters from the 1990s, as well as newspaper and magazine articles from the 1980s to the early 2000s, some of which are from University publications such as Rochester Review. These articles highlight the achievements of the University and of members of the Class of 1943, and they include obituaries of Schmitt's classmates. The scrapbook also contains photographs of Schmitt and her friends taken in the 1990s, including images from their 50th reunion; photographs of Rush Rhees Library; copies of photographs from the 1940s; poems by Betsy Phillips Fisher (Class of 1943); a copy of the music and lyrics of "The Genesee"; and invitations to University lectures. Also included is a copy of an article from the Rochester Times-Union, published on 10 March 1943, regarding Eleanor Roosevelt's talk at the University of Rochester Women's Campus Assembly and her press conference at George Eastman House.

Processing Information
For preservation reasons, materials originally housed in the front and back pockets of the scrapbook were moved into folders.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], Jane E. Schmitt (Class of 1943) Scrapbook, UA9, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Irene Farinas (Class of 2018)
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

Finding aid publication date: 2016


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