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Call No.: SC 40
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Ruth Lansing
Title: Scrapbook of Ruth Lansing, 1904-1909
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Scrapbook of Ruth Lansing, Radcliffe College Class of 1908.
Ruth Lansing graduated cum laude from Radcliffe in 1908 with special distinction in French and Romance Languages. In 1909 she received her A.M. from Radcliffe and in 1914 her Ph.D. She taught at Oxford College, Ohio, Wells College in New York and at Smith before going on to Simmons College, where she became Associate Professor of Romance Languages before her death in 1931. Her specialty was Spanish, and she edited a number of Spanish texts and contributed to bibliographies of Cervantes and of Hispanic-American literature. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and also of the New England chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish.
The scrapbook contains college memorabilia: programs, clippings, invitations, college publications, namecards and similar material. In particular, there is material pertaining to the Science Club, the Idler, the Deutscher Verein, and Le Cercle Francais, with which Ruth Lansing was associated. There are also some photographs and some personal correspondence.