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Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

Academic Departments records

Identifier: CA-MS-01010
Overview The collection contains papers of academic departments, including Interdepartmental, Sciences, Languagem, Colloquiu, and Social Sciences. The collection has publications, syllabuses, source notes, department records and memos, photographs, and material on departmental clubs.
Dates of Materials: 1880 - 2014

Administrative Offices records

Identifier: CA-MS-01005
Overview Administrative Offices records include pamphlets, office files, exams, reports, meeting minutes.
Dates of Materials: 1875 - 2019

Alumnae Groups records

Identifier: CA-MS-01014
Overview The collection contains records of the Alumnae Association and Smith Clubs.
Dates of Materials: 1887 - 2009

Alumnae Oral History Project collection

Identifier: CA-MS-00301
Overview The Alumnae Oral History Project collection is comprised of oral histories conducted with Smith College alumnae during reunion weekends from 2010 to 2017. The project was funded by the President's Office and the College Archives and coordinated by Kelly Anderson. Students from the Archives Concentration and Anderson's classes in oral history conducted the interviews. The collection contains video recordings, transcripts, and project records.
Dates of Materials: 2010-2018

Ancient Order of Hibernians records

Identifier: CA-MS-00023
Overview The Ancient Order of Hibernians (A.O.H.) was a secret society devoted to "the maintenance of devilish wit and the promotion of hellish spirit in the college." Contains correspondence, membership lists, photographs, songs and poems, and a scrapbook.
Dates of Materials: 1890 - 1966

Articles about Smith College collection

Identifier: CA-MS-01001
Overview Cartoons, newspaper clippings and published articles about Smith College from a wide variety of sources.
Dates of Materials: 1873 - 2018

Buildings and Grounds files

Identifier: CA-MS-01003
Overview The collection contains materials on dormitory administration, maps of campus, aerial views of campus, food service, building plans and staff information.
Dates of Materials: 1873 - 2014

Buildings records

Identifier: CA-MS-00104
Overview The Buildings records focus on the College's buildings, both extant and demolished. This collection interprets the term "building" loosely, and includes information not only about the buildings themselves, but also about what occurred / occurs in the buildings, especially where student residences are concerned. Much of Smith College student life is and has long been centered in the residential houses, and so a buildings file may contain annual group photographs of house residents, student...
Dates of Materials: 1825 - 2017

Cambridge School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture records

Identifier: CA-MS-00078
Overview Educational institution developed in association with Harvard University, and later affiliated with Smith College, as a Graduate School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Contains Alumnae Bulletins, sketches, bookplates, certificates, brochures, correspondence, examinations, photographs, reports, slides, and information on student careers.
Dates of Materials: 1916 - 1998

Campus Cat records

Identifier: CA-MS-00097
Overview Campus Cat was a publication created by Smith students in 1918. Its contents provided information to the campus about going-ons, events, activities, and poked fun at the rituals, trials, and stresses of academia and life on the Smith campus. Material includes most issues of the Campus Cat, press releases and other Campus Cat related publications.
Dates of Materials: 1918 - 1952

Celebrations and Conferences files

Identifier: CA-MS-00083
Overview Records deal with issues such as race, class, sex, art, famous persons, history, and politics. Materials include photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, publications, conference notes and reports, press releases, and speeches. Of particular note are the extensive records documenting the conference, Campuses Against Racist Violence.
Dates of Materials: 1922 - 2017-03-30

Christmas records

Identifier: CA-MS-00111
Overview Since 1900, Christmas at Smith College has involved the sending of cards, the singing of carols, and the annual Vespers. Smith College's Christmas Vespers have allowed religious and non-religious students alike to come together and appreciate the music and spirit of the holiday season for over one hundred years. Materials include cards, programs, clippings, and photographs.
Dates of Materials: 1900 - 1991

College Hall Occupation Oral History Project

Identifier: CA-MS-00025
Overview Student demonstration. Includes interviews and papers.
Dates of Materials: 1986

Dances and Recreation records

Identifier: CA-MS-00109
Overview The files contain mostly photographs, dance cards and invitations. Some photographs can tell their own story such as with the "Superdance USA" of 1981, with its succession of 4 photographs. Information about the Supper Dance can be derived from the many press releases about the event.
Dates of Materials: 1881 - 1990

Department of Astronomy records

Identifier: CA-MS-00072
Overview The collection contains papers related to the Smith College Astronomy Department. Founded in 1887 with the building of a new observatory and with Mary E. Byrd as Director, it became part of the Five College Astronomy Department starting in 1960. Records include a history of the department, booklets, course and faculty information, diagrams, account books, notebooks and photographs of astronomical observations, information on observatory instruments, correspondence, and notes and photographs...
Dates of Materials: 1847 - 1996

Department of Biological Sciences records

Identifier: CA-MS-00075
Overview Records include information regarding committees, courses, exams, department memos, minutes from department meetings, as well as information and publicity regarding lectures and symposiums sponsored by the department. There is also information regarding the Sigma Xi Society and the H.H. Wilder Collection.
Dates of Materials: 1901 - 2003

Department of Botany Records

Identifier: CA-MS-00082
Overview Records include the department's course offerings, history, events, finances and faculty. Types of materials include typescripts, annual reports, press releases, syllabi, photographs, financial ledgers, published papers, journals, correspondence, and meeting minutes (restricted).
Dates of Materials: 1892 - 1968

Department of English Records

Identifier: CA-MS-00106
Overview The Department of English records contain materials describing the history and work of the department. Types of materials include course syllabi, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, photographs, handbooks, and assorted typescripts and fliers. Meeting minutes provide a look at the administration of the department, while the scope of the academic material can be discovered through the numerous syllabi.
Dates of Materials: 1880 - 2001

Department of Music records

Identifier: CA-MS-00084
Overview Music has been taught at Smith since its opening in 1875 and, since 1880, musical clubs have had a presence in the Smith community, including the Noteables, Chamber Singers, the All-Smith Choir, Class Choirs, the Smith College Oratorio Chorus, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra Symphony Orchestra, the Smith-Amherst Orchestra, the training Orchestra and the Smiffenpoofs. The collection contain information regarding the history of the program, booklets, course information, department minutes,...
Dates of Materials: 1876 - 2015

Department of Psychology records

Identifier: CA-MS-00076
Overview The first psychology course was offered at Smith College in the fall of 1878. These records contain information about the Smith College Department of Psychology's history, academic courses, including syllabi and examinations, and finances. Also included is information on events sponsored by the department and the students' Psychology Club. Types of materials include typescripts, photographs, and news clippings.
Dates of Materials: 1888 - 2006

Distinguished Visitors Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00005
Overview Contains correspondence, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, press releases and photographs about distinguished visitors to Smith College.
Dates of Materials: 1850 - 1998

Dramatics records

Identifier: CA-MS-00026
Overview Records consist of programs, photographs, press releases, articles, notes and prompt books relating to student productions at Smith between the years 1878 and 1949. These include all House Dramatics, Division of Dramatics, Alpha-Phi Kappa Psi, Theater Workshop, Dramatic Association and early Theater Department performances.
Dates of Materials: 1878 - 1960

Faculty and staff records

Identifier: CA-MS-01007
Overview College Archives has been collecting material on faculty and staff and their various committees dating back to 1879. The collection includes group photographs, Faculty Who's Who, reports, resumes, new appointment lists, meeting notes, and material on endowed chairs, clubs, shows, and committees.
Dates of Materials: 1907 - 2009

Grounds subject files

Identifier: CA-MS-00137
Overview The Grounds subject files contain information relating to the history, composition, and physical features of the Smith College campus, including the Botanic Gardens and the Genetic Experiment Station.
Dates of Materials: 1879 - 2010

Helen Paull Kirkpatrick papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00103
Overview Helen Paull Kirkpatrick was a journalist. Her papers include extensive correspondence to her family while serving as a foreign correspondent in Europe. Included are her views of Europe just before the outbreak of World War II; the air raids in London; Allied Headquarters in North Africa; campaigns in Algiers, Italy, and Corsica; the armistice in Paris; post-war Germany and Europe; the Nuremberg Trials; and the Council of Foreign Ministers in Moscow. Notable correspondents include Adlai...
Dates of Materials: 1930 - 1998

Historical Postcard Collection

Identifier: CA-MS-00003
Overview Postcards depicting various campus buildings and grounds and local scenes. Images of the Grecourt gates, Paradise Pond, campus houses and administrative and teaching buildings.
Dates of Materials: 1900-[ongoing]

Honorary Degree files

Identifier: CA-MS-00006
Overview Contains press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, as well as biographical information on those awarded the honorary degree, and information about the particular Commencement when the degree was awarded.
Dates of Materials: 1886 - 1994

Marion DeRonde papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00388
Overview Alumna. Professor of Music. Collection contains a musical composition book from DeRonde's time as a student (Class of 1923) as well as news clippings and scrapbooks from DeRonde's professional life.
Dates of Materials: 1902 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1922 - 1985

Mountain Day and Picnics Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00021
Overview Smith College tradition. Contains photographs, clippings, and memorabilia.
Dates of Materials: 1882 - 2008

Newton Arvin papers

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00014
Overview Frederick Newton Arvin, Jr. was an English professor at Smith and one of the foremost literary biographers in American literature. He was elected to the board of directors of Yaddo—the writers' and artists’ colony in Saratoga Springs, NY—in 1939. He received the National Book Award in 1951 for his Melville biography; in 1952 he was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Although Arvin was a brilliant scholar, his personal life was deeply troubled. He attempted suicide at least...
Dates of Materials: 1860 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1913-63