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Jane Morley collection of letters from Sophia Mumford

Ms. Coll. 1071

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Morley, Jane
Creator:
Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
Title:
Jane Morley collection of letters from Sophia Mumford
Date [inclusive]:
1987-1991
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1071
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
Jane Morley served as the executive administrator for the University of Pennsylvania's International Symposium on Lewis Mumford in 1987 and developed a friendship with Sophia Mumford. The collection contains letters Sophia Mumford wrote to Morley from 1987 through 1991.
Cite as:
Jane Morley collection of letters from Sophia Mumford, 1987-1991, Ms. Coll. 1071, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Jane Morley (1955-2013) was born February 7, 1955 in Hammond, Indiana to Clifford and Lillian (Varady) Morley. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Duke University in 1976, and a Doctor of Philosophy in History and Sociology of Science from the University Pennsylvania, 1996. While a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, she was an editorial assistant for the journal ISIS. She lectured at Tongji University in Shanghai, served as the executive administrator for the International Symposium on Lewis Mumford, and wrote  Stretching a 'canvass of possibilities' : on the subject of Lewis Mumford.

Morley died on February 4, 2013 in Arrington, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

The University of Pennsylvania hosted the International Symposium on Lewis Mumford, November 5-7, 1989. Penn graduate fellow, Jane Morley, served as the symposium coordinator and as a result developed a friendship with Sophia Mumford. Arranged chronologically, Mumford's letters to Morley initially discussed the symposium but evolved into more personal matters centered around Mumford's husband, Lewis. Several letters include Mumford's reaction to Don Miller's biography, Lewis Mumford, a life, which caused Mumford emotional distress.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  May 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kristine McGee

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jane Morley, 1999.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

University of Pennsylvania: Sophia Wittenberg Mumford Papers, Ms. Coll. 958.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
Personal Name(s)
  • Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Subject(s)
  • Authors, American--20th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume Folder

Letters, 1987-1991.

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