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Betty Sargent papers

Betty Sargent papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Betty Sargent papers
Creator: Sargent, Betty Lee, 1912-2009
Inclusive Dates: 1868-2009
Bulk Dates: 1933-1968
Language(s): English
Extent: 6.25 Linear Feet (7 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number: ms3866
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Betty Sargent (1912-2009) attended the University of Southern California (1930-1934), receiving a Bachelor of Foriegn Service, and served as a delegate to the First American-Japanese Student Conference (1934). In 1937, she took a position as secretary to Robert Dell the chief European correspondent of the Manchester Guardian in Geneva and gained some experience as a contributor to the New York Herald Tribune. She served as a correspondent for the Associated Press in Geneva until September 1941 when she escaped war-torn Europe and returned to the United States. For the remainder of the war, Betty worked for the Office of War Information in the Foreign Information Service Branch. In 1961, Betty and her mother moved to Athens, Georgia, where she began to look for employment. She worked for the Georgia Review from 1964 until 1982. Her involvement in civic organizations, such as the ACLU, Clarke County League of Women Voters, NOW, and UGA Nuclear Freeze Group, increased after her retirement.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, photographs, printed material, research files, and writings. The correspondence is primarily between Betty Sargent and her family and friends from the 1930s until the early 2000s. There is also material related to the First American-Japanese Student Conference, World War II, and Betty's career with the Georgia Review. The careers and activities of Robert Dell, William Shirer, and Stefan Lux are documented in the correspondence, research files, and writings. A portion of the collection documents the Sargent family troubles involving James Sargent's health.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Betty Sargent papers, ms 3866, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature -- Georgia.
Civil rights -- United States.
Dell, Robert, 1865-1940
International relations.
Japan -- Description and travel.
Japan-American Student Conference
Lux, Stefan, 1888-1936
Sargent family
Women journalists.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Switzerland.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women.
World War, 1939-1945.
Writings (document genre)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Stanley Lindberg papers, UA01-009 and Stanley Lindberg collection, ms3204.

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Address books
2Artifacts - James Sargent - honorary keys, Harvard Dramatic Club pendent
12Biographical information
13Biographical information
14Biographical Information - Joanne webb and Leroy Michael, Jr. Family history - cousin Betty Sargent
15Biographical information - James Sargent
16Book Inventory
17Calendars, 1985, 1996-1997, 2000, 2005
18Calendars/notebooks - Levi D. Sargent
19Calendars/notebooks - Levi D. Sargent
110Certificates/Awards/Diplomas - Betty Sargent
2Certificates/Awards - Betty Sargent - Georgia Civil Liberties Award, Human Relations Award, and Key to the City of Athens, 1990, 1993, 1996
1Certificates/Awards - Betty Sargent - 40th Anniversary of the Georgia Review, 1987
111Certificates/Awards/Diplomas - James Sargent
2Certificates/Diplomas - James Sargent - University of Texas, 1950
112Correspondence - Basil Blelloch, 1986-1988
113Correspondence A-Z
114Correspondence A-Z (from Betty Sargent)
115Correspondence - David Ayerst, 1985-1986
116Correspondence - Louis, Dorothy, and David Bean, 1966-1994
117Correspondence - Julian Bond, 1970, 1985
118Correspondence - Anne Brightwell
119Correspondence - Carol Bruestle
120Correspondence - Caroline Campbell
121Correspondence - Helen Campbell, 1934-1963
122Correspondence - Robert Clauss, 1991
123Correspondence - Robert Dell, 1938-1940
124Correspondence - Walter Dinkeluar
125Correspondence - Charles Foltz
126Correspondence - Bob and Betsey Fountain
127Correspondence - Georgia Review
128Correspondence - Max Gilstrap, 1998
129Correspondence - Gene Guerrero
130Correspondence - Ann Helms
131Correspondence - Mary Hood
132Correspondence - Chu Hsueh-Fan, 1940-1943
133Correspondence - Stanley Lindberg, 1986-1999
134Correspondence - John (Jack or Johnny) Martyn, 1944-1945
135Correspondence - Bertram and Margret Maxwell from Robert Dell, 1939
136Correspondence - Margret Maxwell, 1979-1994
137Correspondence - Katherine Michael
138Correspondence - Leroy Michael, Sr. and Leroy Michael, Jr.
139Correspondence - Penri Morgan
140Correspondence - Teresa Nelson
141Correspondence - Peter Preston
142Correspondence - Robert Remar
143Correspondence - George and John Renner
144Correspondence - Pauline Frederick Robbins, 1970-1990
145Correspondence - Nina Sargent
146Correspondence - James Sargent
21Correspondence - James Sargent
22Correspondence - James Sargent
23Correspondence - Re: James Sargent - Les Boston
24Correspondence - Re: James Sargent - Dr. Leo Froke
25Correspondence - Re: James Sargent - Dr. Stuart Knox
26Correspondence - Re: James Sargent - Anthony Randles
27Correspondence - Re: James Sargent - Dr. Jackson Speegle
28Correspondence - Re: James Sargent
29Correspondence - James M. Sargent - death
210Correspondence - James M. Sargent Sargent Memorial Scholarship Fund
211Correspondence - Lee and Katherine Sargent, 1927-1941
212Correspondence - Lee and Katherine Sargent , 1942-1945, undated
213Correspondence - Lee and Katherine Sargent from James Sargent, 1926-1962
214Correspondence - Katherine J. Sargent - death, 1967-1972
215Correspondence - Lee (Levi) Sargent
216Correspondence - Lee (Levi) Sargent condolences , 1955
217Correspondence - Levi D. Sargent - Death and Estate
218Correspondence - Levi D. Sargent - Estate
219Correspondence - William (Bill) Shaw , 1930-1957
220Correspondence - William Shirer
221Correspondence - Dena Skran
222Correspondence - Anque Van Ginneken
223Correspondence - Gordon Waterfield
224Correspondence - David and Fannie Way
225Correspondence - Brian Wickland
226Correspondence - Brian Wickland
227Correspondence - Keitha Wicks
228Correspondence - Frank Wilkinson
229Correspondence - Re : employment
230Correspondence - Unidentified (first name only)
231Correspondence - Incomplete
232Christmas cards
233Diary - Betty Sargent, 1930, 1937
234Diary - Betty Sargent - Europe in retrospect
31Drawings - Betty Sargent
32Land deeds - Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, 1868, 1872
33Office of War Information, 1941-1945
34Photographs - Campbell - Heimberger family
35Photographs - Lee Sargent
36Photographs - Sargent home, Cincinnati
37Photographs - Betty Sargent
38Photographs - James Sargent
39Photographs - Lake James
310Photographs - Bruestles, Michaels, Shaws, 1950
311Photographs - American-Japanese Student Conference
5Photo album - Japan
312Photographs - Mr. and Mrs. Inouye
313Photographs - Lillian Norman
314Photographs - Europe, 1930s
315Photographs - Winter warfare - Switzerland
316Photographs - Betty Sargent and Robert Dell
317Photographs - Veronica Dell, 1937
318Photographs - At the beach
319Photographs - Children
320Photographs - Betty Sargent and William Shirer
321Photograph - Jack Dimpsey
322Photograph - Betty Sargent with Hungarian Pres. Gonez, 1991
324Printed material - Levi D. Sargent
325Printed material - Helen Campbell - theatre
326Printed material - Betty Sargent - Education
327Printed material - Woodrow Wilson School Yearbook, 1926
328Printed material - Ephemera
329Printed material - American-Japanese Student Conference
330Printed material - American-Japanese Student Conference
331Printed material - American-Japanese Student Conference
332Printed material - American-Japanese Student Conference
333Printed material - Georgia Review/UGA
334Printed material - Swiss Letter, 1938
335Printed material - European trip
336Printed material - Re: James Sargent
2Printed material - Re: James Sargent
337Printed material
338Clippings - Re: Betty Sargent
339Clippings - Renner/Campbell family
340Clippings - William Shirer
341Research file - Robert Dell
342Research file - Stephen Lux
343Research file - Human relations council - Employment committee
344Research file - Nuclear Weapons Freeze Resolution
345Sargent Piano Co.
346Sargent Piano Co./Baldwin Piano Co.
1Scrapbooks - American-Japanese Student Conference, Europe and Robert Dell, 1934-1940
2Wallets - Betty and James Sargent
348Writings - Articles by Betty Sargent
349Writing - Student conference in Japan
41Writings/notes - Betty Sargent
42Writings - Re: James Sargent
43Writings - James Sargent - The purpose of Education
44Writings - Notebooks - James Sargent
45Writings - James Sargent - Dramatic criticism and its relation to box office and public opinion
46Writings - James Sargent - Dramatic criticism and its relation to box office and public opinion
47Writings - American Japanese Student Conference
48Writings - Arguements for socialism as a substitute
49Writings - Desperate mission of Stefan Lux
410Writings - Desperate mission of Stefan Lux
411Writings - Berlin calling review
412Writings - My travels with an Amer. consul and his dog in wartiime Europe
413Writings - Betty Sargent notes
414Correspondence and clippings