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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Deborah Deutsch Smith Papers
    Dates: 1964-1968
    Collection number: PZ.Mss.0003
    Creator: Deutsch Smith, Deborah, Ms., Pitzer College class of 1968
    Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 document box)
    Repository: Pitzer College. Pitzer College Archives. Claremont, CA 91711.
    Abstract: This collection of papers is primarily comprised of correspondence from Deborah Deutsch Smith written to her parents while she was a student at Pitzer College from 1964-1968. There are also supplemental documents including college newsletters, newspapers, course schedules, newspaper clippings, photographs, etc. as well as correspondence from people other than Deborah Deutsch Smith but related to her time at Pitzer College.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Language of materials: Languages represented in the collection: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Pitzer College Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Deborah Deutsch Smith Papers (PZ.Mss.0003). Pitzer College Archives, Pitzer College.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Deborah Deutsch Smith, 2013.


    No additions to the collection are anticipated.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed to the item level and arranged in chronological order.

    Biographical / Historical

    Deborah Deutsch Smith was born Deborah Deutsch in Santa Monica, California on August 10, 1947 to Milton and Marion Daniels Deutsch. She had one brother, Dan, who was 7 1/2 years younger than her. Deborah was a member of the first four-year graduating class at Pitzer College where she majored in Psychology. Deborah was Pitzer's first study abroad student. She spent the 1965-1966 academic year studying in Rome through a parterning institution: Rome Center of Liberal Arts, Loyola University. She graduated from Pitzer in 1968.

    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, announcements, newsletters, newspaper and magazine clippings, directories, pamphlets, permission slips, course papers, report cards, photographs, college calendars, blank postcards, airline tickets, itineraries, maps, airline boarding passes, foreign bills, stickers and pins to and from and gathered by Deborah Deutsch Smith with she was a student at Pitzer College from 1964-1968. Correspondence contains information about her daily life as a student at Pitzer written to her parents, as well as information regarding her year abroad studying in Rome through the Rome Center of Liberal Arts, Loyola University, and traveling in Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Sweden. Additional correspondence included in the collection written to Deutsch and her family from Pitzer administrators as well as persons directing the Rome Center of Liberal Arts. All materials are related to Deborah Deutsch Smith’s time spent and activities engaged in at Pitzer College.


    The collection has been arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1: Correspondence (arranged chronologically)
    • Series 2: Miscellaneous (arranged alphabetically)
    • Series 3: Photographs (arranged chronologically)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.

    Subject Terms

    Pitzer College -- History
    Pitzer College -- Students -- Social life and customs
    Sanborn Hall, Pitzer College
    Holden Hall, Pitzer College
    Atherton, John W.
    Deutsch Smith, Deborah, Ms., Pitzer College class of 1968
    Glass, Stephen L., Classics Professor Emeritus
    Mannes, Mayra, Author and critic, 1904-1990

    Genre and Form of Materials