Jane Morley collection of letters from Sophia Mumford
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Jane Morley (1955-2013) was born February 7, 1955 in Hammond, Indiana to Clifford and Lillian (Varady) Morley. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Duke University in 1976, and a Doctor of Philosophy in History and Sociology of Science from the University Pennsylvania, 1996. While a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, she was an editorial assistant for the journal ISIS. She lectured at Tongji University in Shanghai, served as the executive administrator for the International Symposium on Lewis Mumford, and wrote Stretching a 'canvass of possibilities' : on the subject of Lewis Mumford.
Morley died on February 4, 2013 in Arrington, Virginia.
The University of Pennsylvania hosted the International Symposium on Lewis Mumford, November 5-7, 1989. Penn graduate fellow, Jane Morley, served as the symposium coordinator and as a result developed a friendship with Sophia Mumford. Arranged chronologically, Mumford's letters to Morley initially discussed the symposium but evolved into more personal matters centered around Mumford's husband, Lewis. Several letters include Mumford's reaction to Don Miller's biography, Lewis Mumford, a life, which caused Mumford emotional distress.
Gift of Jane Morley, 1999.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Kristine McGee
- Finding Aid Date
- May 2015
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This collection is open for research use.
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