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Jean P. Rudnick Papers

Identifier: SCA-048

Scope and Contents

The materials in the collection relate primarily to Jean Rudnick's activities after her graduation in 1944. They include her correspondence both personal and related to Skidmore, planning and arrangements for reunions and other committees, publications both Skidmore and otherwise, newspaper clippings, and papers relating to her time as a trustee. Included in the collection is a student handbook from the 1920/1921 school year assumed to have been in Rudnick's possession and not used by her as it predates her by 3 years.


  • Creation: Bulk 1942-1993

Conditions Governing Access

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


Biographical / Historical

Jean Poskanzer Rudnick was born in 1923 and attended Skidmore in the 1940s as a theatre major. She graduated in 1944 after becoming the editor of the Skidmore News her final year. She remained strongly connected to the college after her graduation, serving as a trustee from 1972 to 1994 and receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award her first year. She volunteered her time to hold positions such as president of the Boston Skidmore club and provided council to several Skidmore presidents over the years. She remained dedicated to the arts, donating funds toward the restoration of Lucy Schribner's piano that now sits in the Tang Teaching Museum. She passed away in February of 2007 at 84 years of age.


1.5 Cubic Feet ; 4 Boxes

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The collection contains papers related to Skidmore alumni Jean Rudnick, class of 1944, with materials such as correspondence, news clippings, and trustee business records.The materials are primarily paper records with some booklets and newspaper clippings as well.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Jean P. Rudnick Papers
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Sharon Wolff
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Repository Details

Part of the Scribner Library Archives, Skidmore College Repository