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Richard Fisher, 1946 - 1948

 File — Box: 1 of 8, Folder: 17

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Bulk of this collection focuses on Elizabeth Adams' involvement in the WWII relief effort, as well as documenting her years at Skidmore College. It is recorded that Elizabeth Adams organized her files in 1989 for their donation to Skidmore College in 1997. The personal papers organized by Adams have been mostly kept in their original order. Other Folders, (example 36-42) were created because of the stray papers in between files. An effort has been made to keep their original placement in the series. Photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings have been organized chronologically. But in the case of the photographs, some have been filed under their professional photographer. Miscellaneous items have been organized by the genre of item.


  • Creation: 1946 - 1948


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Please contact the library’s Special Collections department.

Phone: (518) 580-5506



From the Collection: 5 Cubic Feet (Collection includes 13 boxes of varying sizes, eight framed pieces, and one shadowbox containing medals.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: French

From the Collection: German


Chiefly concerns a police investigation into stolen goods from the Centre. American Richard Fisher, the Finance Officer of the Centre, was suspected of aiding Pierre Gehin and his family in the thefts of food, clothes, and other items. However, it was ultimately determined that Mr. Fisher was a victim himself and that the Gehins perpetrated this crime on their own in order to make some money on the black market. This file also contains some invoices for tools and some information about another employee of the Centre, Miss Lacave.

Repository Details

Part of the Scribner Library Archives, Skidmore College Repository