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Margaret Stacy Noyes Diploma

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Finding aid created by: SM
Date: 08 Nov 2016

Biographical History

Margaret Stacy Noyes Goldsmith (1907-1994) was the daughter of Charles Rutherford Noyes and Gertrude Hayes Noyes, Gertrude being the daughter of John Humphrey Noyes, founder of the Oneida Community in 1848. Margaret had three brothers: John (1901-1956), Richard (1905-?) and Charles (1914-1989). She was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1907 but the family made many frequent moves due to her father's army employment which included living in Texas, Chicago and the Philippines by the time Margaret was 5 years old. In 1916, after spending two years on Governor's Island, NY, her father was sent to Mexico, and since the family couldn't follow him they settled for awhile in Kenwood, NY where Margaret became familiar with the Oneida Community Mansion House. When WWI broke out in 1917 the family was on the move again, transferring from army post to army post until around 1920 when they finally settled down for good in Kenwood. Margaret graduated from Sherrill High School in 1925 and went on to Cornell University graduating in 1929. She married Wallace Moffatt Goldsmith in 1937. They had a daughter, Anita, who would become a professional medical photographer. Margaret retired to the Oneida Community Mansion House in 1985, spending much of her later years transcribing letters between her parents and other family members while also writing memoirs of her own childhood and memories of the Oneida Community. She died at the age of 91 in 1994.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Margaret Stacy Noyes Diploma consists of her Bachelor of Arts diploma from Cornell University.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Use Restrictions:

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Related Material

For additional material related to Margaret Stacy Noyes, see the Margaret Noyes Goldsmith Papers

Subject Headings


Goldsmith, Margaret Noyes.

Corporate Bodies

Cornell University.


Education -- New York (State)

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Margaret Stacy Noyes Diploma,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Acquisition unknown.

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