Van Voris, Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Van Voris and Mildred Adams Kenyon, January 1975

Jacqueline Van Voris was born to Victor and Genevieve Naggiar in Corsicana, Texas on November 11, 1922. She grew up in Arcata, California. During World War II, she instructed pilots on instrument flying as a Link Trainer with the WAVES for the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. Van Voris received a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley in 1948. In 1949 she married William Hoover Van Voris. They had two children, Alice Sessions and Richard. She received a Masters in education from Smith College in 1975, and later worked in various capacities for Smith College, including as an interviewer for admissions. She was the author of

The Committee of Correspondence: Women with a World Vision

and

The Look of Paradise: A Pictorial History of Northampton, Massachusetts

. She also wrote two biographies,

Carrie Chapman Catt : A Public Life

and

Constance de Markievicz

.

College: A Smith Mosaic

, was the result of interviews with alumnae for the Smith Centennial in 1977. She was also active as publications chair in the Northampton League of Women Voters. Van Voris died on January 29, 2010, at her winter home in Austin, Texas.

From the guide to the Jacqueline Van Voris Papers MS 166., 1944-1987, (Sophia Smith Collection)

Biographer; historian.

Jacqueline Van Voris received her BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley in 1948. In 1949 she married William Hoover Van Voris and they eventually had two children: Alice Sessions and Richard. She received an M.A. from Smith College in 1975. She was a Linkk Trainer instructor for the U.S. Navy from 1944-46 and later worked in various capacities for Smith College, including as an interviewer for admissions. She was the author of books about Carrie C. Catt, the Committee of Correspondence, Constane de Markievicz, and a pictorial history of Northampton. She conducted many interviews with alumnae for the Smith Centennial in 1977 which resulted in the publication of College: A Smith Mosaic. She was also active as publications chair in the Northampton League of Women Voters.

From the description of Papers, 1967-1976. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 51671815

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referencedIn Comstock, Ada Louise. Papers, 1818-1982 (inclusive), 1887-1982 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Schwartz, Felice N. Reminiscences of Felice N. Schwartz : oral history, 1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Smith Centennial Study. Transcripts of oral history interviews, 1972-1974 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Smith Centennial Study Oral History Project RG 12., 1970-75 Smith College Archives
creatorOf Papers of Eleanor Flexner, 1895?-1995 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Van Voris, Jacqueline. Papers, 1967-1976. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Papers, 1895?-1995 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Jacqueline Van Voris Papers MS 166., 1944-1987 Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Van Voris, Jacqueline. Smith centennial study oral history project, 1970-1975. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Wilde, Louise K. Papers, 1942-1979. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
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associatedWith Adams, Mildred, 1894- person
associatedWith Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 person
associatedWith Clayton, Alice Loomis person
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associatedWith Comstock, Ada Louise. person
associatedWith Eleanor Flexner, 1908- person
associatedWith Fast, Louisa K. person
associatedWith Fast, Louisa K. person
associatedWith Flexner, Eleanor, 1908-1995. person
associatedWith Olmsted, Mildred Scott, 1890-1990 person
associatedWith Peck, Mary Gray person
associatedWith Schwartz, Felice N. person
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associatedWith Smith College. corporateBody
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associatedWith Wilde, Louise K. person
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Women--Suffrage--United States--History--Sources
Women historians--History--20th century--Sources
Women historians--United States--Biography--Sources
Women authors, American--20th century--Biography--Sources
Women--Biography--Sources
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