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Deborah Deutsch Smith Papers

Identifier: PZ-Mss-0003

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.


  • Creation: 1964-1968


Language of Materials

Language represented in the collection: English


Collection open for research

Publication Rights

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

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.


1 box


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.


Collection has been arranged in three series:

Series 1: Correspondence (arranged chronologically)

Series 2: Miscellaneous (arranged alphabetically)

Series 3: Photographs (arranged chronologically)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Deborah Deutsch Smith, September 3, 2013


No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

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

Guide to the Deborah Deutsch Smith Papers
Stacy Elliott
October 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the 05 - Pitzer College Archives Repository

1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont 91711 United States US