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Papers include scrapbooks (1925-1945), reports, notes, and miscellaneous manuscript and printed items concerning Mrs. Rivoire's education in Ithaca, New York and at Cornell, travel in the United States and abroad, and her later teaching career. Also, diaries (1925-26, 1935, 1941) of her mother, Cecilia Blandford Sanderson; photocopied text for Rural Sociology I, rewritten by Rivoire's father, Dwight Sanderson, a professor at Cornell University; Professor and Mrs. Sanderson's letters from Europe (1925-26, 1935) and typescript copies (1935) of those of their cousin and traveling companion, Flora (Grace) Prince; a guestbook from the Sanderson home (1930-48); and photographs.

Additional papers include biographical information; information about her work with the Girl Scouts; biographical files on Dwight Sanderson; sympathy letters on the death of Cecilia Sanderson; and correspondence with T'ung Shen and members of his family, photographs and other items relating to Shen. Also files on Alice and John Rivoire's activities with the Cornell Club in New York, and particularly, its library; and with other Cornell activities, including the Class of 1941 and the E. Dwight Sanderson Memorial Scholarship Fund in Rural Sociology; reunion memorabilia; and a Cornell "sneaker phone."

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