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College of Liberal Arts - English - Janet Stamm Papers

Identifier: 09-06-022
Box 1:

Box Summary

Mount Holyoke

This section contains information on Stamm's student years at Mount Holyoke College. The bound edition of the Mount Holyoke 1932 and 1935 yearbooks and her 1935 diploma are in the section. Various Mount Holyoke papers and alumni Magazines are also in the collection. Documents including pamphlets and correspondence regarding her 1960 Mount Holyoke Reunion are included as well. The second box contains information from her career at Muhlenberg College and Bloomsburg State College.

Cedar Crest College

Information and documents regarding Stamm's tenure at Cedar Crest College are contained in this section. The documents include the Cedar Crest College bulletin and notes. Her ratings from students and pictures are also in this section.

University of Pennsylvania

This section contains information and documents from when Stamm was a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Many of her student notebooks are saved in this box. The notebooks are handwritten and bound.

Folder Listing

Mount Holyoke

Yearbooks - Llamorada 1932, 1935

Diploma, 1935

The Sphinx, Mount Holyoke Monthly, 1932-1934

Books with J.S.' publishing's in them

Mount Holyoke Commencement Exercises, 1935

Mount Holyoke Papers and Alumni Quarterly, 1947, 1972

Mount Holyoke 25th Reunion, 1960

Mount Holyoke Correspondence, 1972

Cedar Crest College

Notes and Correspondence, 1952-1954

University of Pennsylvania

Conferring of Degrees, 1951, 1959 Diplomas (oversize)

Masters and Doctrine Notebooks (2), 1955-1958


General Class Notes (2 folders), 1950-1951

Green Pastures


King Lear, Othello

Literary Criticism

Prelims: Reading and Study

Seminar Paper: 17th Century Poetry


Thomas Heywood

Passage to India (Forster), 1947

Plays, 1950

Seminar and American Literature, 1948-1951

American Fiction, Amer. Soc. & Cult. U.S. since '65, Amer. Soc. & Cult. History

Bradley Paper: Dev. Of Amer. Lang. in Lit called "American." 1949

English Lit: Bolles, 1950

Plays of Oscar Wilde, 1950

Murray's Keats & Shakespeare, 1950

Contemporary Prose (Bolles), 1950-1951

Modern English Drama, 1950-1951

Shakespeare Paper: Comedies, 1951

Heywood Paper, 1951

Victorian Literature, 1955-1956

Jacobean Poetry and Prose, 1956

Modern Philosophy, 1956

American Drama, 1956

Report: M.M. Mathood, Poetry and Humanism, 1956

Shakespeare: The plays, lectures... 1956-1971


  • 1932-1981

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4.0 Cubic Feet (Four 1.0 boxes)


The collection on Janet Stamm contains documents spanning her professional years and her personal life. The first box of material is covers her years at Mount Holyoke college, Cedar Crest College and the University of Pennsylvania. The third box contains documents and letters in regards to her personal life.

Biographical and Historical Information

Stamm grew up in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. She graduated high school from Berkeley Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelors degree in English from Mount Holyoke College in 1935. Stamm received her Masters from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951. In 1959 she received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught at Mount Holyoke, Bradford Junior College, Susquehanna University, Cedar Crest College, Muhlenberg College and Bloomsburg State college beginning in 1965. She belonged to several affiliations that included the Modern Language Association, Pennsylvania State Council of Teachers of English and the American Association of University Women. Besides teaching she was the editor of Charm Magazine and the secretary in McCall's editorial offices. She contributed several publications during her life. They included three professional articles, five freelance publications and nine poems. During her tenure at Bloomsburg State College she specialized in Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature. She retired from Bloomsburg State College in 1977. On December 8, 1983 she passed away at the age of seventy.


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Janet Stamm Papers
Bloomsburg University Archives
2015 December

Repository Details

Part of the Bloomsburg University Archives Repository

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