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Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

Academic Departments records

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

Administrative Offices records

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

Alumnae Groups records

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

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.

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.

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.

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, and staff information.

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...

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.

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.

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.

College Hall Occupation Oral History Project

Identifier: CA-MS-00025
Overview Student demonstration. Includes interviews and papers.

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.

Distinguished Visitors Files

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

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.

General Faculty papers

Identifier: CA-MS-01007
Overview The collection includes group photographs, Faculty Who's Who, material on endowed chairs, clubs, shows, and committees.

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.

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.

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.

Mountain Day and Picnics Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00021
Overview Smith College tradition. Contains photographs, clippings, and memorabilia.

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...

Office of the President Ruth J. Simmons files

Identifier: CA-MS-01004
Overview The collection contains records from the presidency of Ruth J. Simmons, including news clippings, inauguration records, and biographical information.

Rally Day Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00030
Overview College celebration. Contains convocation programs, texts of speeches, photographs, newspaper clippings, press releases, show programs and scripts,dance programs, tickets, and class songs.

Smith Centennial Study Oral History Project records

Identifier: CA-MS-00090
Overview The Smith Centennial Study was an oral history project undertaken as part of Smith College's centennial celebration. The project culminated with the publication of the book, College: A Smith Mosaic. The purpose of the study was to provide a source of information about the importance of education in women's lives. Smith alumnae were interviewed, their observations were recorded on tape and the tapes were transcribed. The collection includes clippings, reports to...

Smith College Archives artifacts collection

Identifier: CA-MS-01118
Overview The College Archives is home to over six hundred artifacts which supplement the documentary and photographic history of Smith College. The Artifacts Collection includes Smith College, class, and club pins and jewelry, Reunion paraphernalia, house banners and t-shirts, samples of the Smith Wedgwood china, Smith College Relief Unit mementos, souvenirs from special events, and countless other objects.

Smith College Founding and Opening collection

Identifier: CA-MS-01000
Overview The collection contains papers relating to the founding and opening of Smith College. Also included are material on the college seal, the estate of Sophia Smith, property purchase, the dedication of College Hall, and the inauguration of President Seelye.

Smith College publications and publications records

Identifier: CA-MS-01006
Overview Publications records consist of pamphlets, brochures, booklets, transparencies, college calendars, directory catalogue, faculty and staff publications, admission marketing material, publicity materials and programs for major college-wide events (such as Rally Day), the Smith Alumnae Quarterly, The Alumnae Register, the Smith College Catalogue, The Annual Report of the President of Smith College and Meridians.

Southern Mountain Workship Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00029
Overview Work stipend. Contains correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases and photographs.

Special Days records

Identifier: CA-MS-00110
Overview The records of the Special Days vary in their coverage of events. For some special days the only recognition of its existence is the presence of the folders. However, other folders contain records of the special day's beginnings on campus. The Valentine's Day and Thanksgiving Day folders contain information about past celebrations with newspaper clippings and reports, photographs, and memorabilia.

Special Events and People collection

Identifier: CA-MS-01002
Overview The collection contains materials relating to special events and people hosted by Smith College, including files on disasters, anniversaries, lectures and symposiums, and War Service in World War II.