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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: 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.
Correspondence.
Dell, Robert, 1865-1940
International relations.
Japan -- Description and travel.
Japan-American Student Conference
Journalism.
Lux, Stefan, 1888-1936
Photographs.
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: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms3866/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Address books
 
oversized_box
2Artifacts - James Sargent - honorary keys, Harvard Dramatic Club pendent
 
boxfolder
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
 
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2Certificates/Awards - Betty Sargent - Georgia Civil Liberties Award, Human Relations Award, and Key to the City of Athens, 1990, 1993, 1996
 
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1Certificates/Awards - Betty Sargent - 40th Anniversary of the Georgia Review, 1987
 
boxfolder
111Certificates/Awards/Diplomas - James Sargent
 
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2Certificates/Diplomas - James Sargent - University of Texas, 1950
 
boxfolder
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
 
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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
 
boxfolder
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
 
box
5Photo album - Japan
 
boxfolder
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
 
323Photographs
 
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
 
oversized_box
2Printed material - Re: James Sargent
 
boxfolder
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.
 
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1Scrapbooks - American-Japanese Student Conference, Europe and Robert Dell, 1934-1940
 
boxfolder
347Stamps
 
oversized_box
2Wallets - Betty and James Sargent
 
boxfolder
348Writings - Articles by Betty Sargent
 
349Writing - Student conference in Japan
 
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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