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Smith College Archives


Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Academic Departments records

Identifier: CA-MS-01010

The collection contains papers of academic departments, including Interdepartmental, Sciences, 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

Administrative Offices records include pamphlets, office files, exams, reports, meeting minutes.

Dates of Materials: 1875 - 2019

Alumnae Groups records

Identifier: CA-MS-01014

The collection contains records of the Alumnae Association and Smith Clubs.

Dates of Materials: 1887 - 2009

Articles and publications about Smith College collection

Identifier: CA-MS-01001

Cartoons, newspaper clippings and published articles about Smith College from a wide variety of sources.

Dates of Materials: 1873 - 2018

Athletics Subject Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00167

The Athletics Subject Files contain a wide range of information about the history of sport at Smith College.

Dates of Materials: 1800 - 2016

Buildings records

Identifier: CA-MS-00104
Abstract 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 - 2018

Christmas records

Identifier: CA-MS-00111

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

Dances and Recreation records

Identifier: CA-MS-00109

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

Distinguished Visitors Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00005

Contains correspondence, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, press releases and photographs about distinguished visitors to Smith College.

Dates of Materials: 1850 - 1998

Faculty and staff biographical files

Identifier: CA-MS-01008

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of individual faculty and staff members.

Dates of Materials: 1875 - 2018

Faculty and staff records

Identifier: CA-MS-01007

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

Graduate Work records

Identifier: CA-MS-01011

Graduate Work records include files on individuals who did graduate work at Smith and information on Smith graduate programs and non-degree programs.

Dates of Materials: 1919-2018

Grounds subject files

Identifier: CA-MS-00137

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 - 2021

Helen Hills Hills Chapel collection

Identifier: CA-MS-01111

The Helen Hills Hills Chapel collection contains records from various departments, which were at some point held in the chapel. Materials consist primarily of programming and office records relating to religious and spritual life and community service at Smith College.

Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2015

Historical Postcard Collection

Identifier: CA-MS-00003

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]

Intercollegiate records

Identifier: CA-MS-01012

Intercollegiate records include documentation on intercollegiate associations and affiliations including Seven Sister Colleges and 5-College cooperation.

Dates of Materials: 1910 - 2018

Margaret Storrs Grierson papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00028

Margaret Storrs Grierson was an alumna of Smith College, Instructor of English and Philosophy, archivist, one of the founders and first director of the Sophia Smith Collection. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence (especially with Nina E. Browne, Marine Leland, and with family members), diaries, financial records, passports, manuscripts, publications and includes historic writings, documents, and photographs on the Storrs, Cooper, Rankin, and Barnes families.

Dates of Materials: 1800 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1997

Mountain Day and Picnics Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00021

Smith College tradition. Contains photographs, clippings, and memorabilia.

Dates of Materials: 1882 - 2008

Newton Arvin collection

Identifier: CA-MS-00036

Faculty. Professor of English Language and Literature from 1922 - 1960. Arrested in 1959 on charges of moral turpitude for possesing pictures of male models that were considered pornographic, he pled guilty to the charges and was retired from Smith College by the Board of Trustees in 1960.

Dates of Materials: 1900 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1963

Northampton and Local History Collection

Identifier: CA-MS-00002

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, programs and other primary source materials on the history of Northampton and the surrounding area.

Dates of Materials: 1820 - 1999

Rally Day Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00030

College celebration. Contains convocation programs, texts of speeches, photographs, newspaper clippings, press releases, show programs and scripts,dance programs, tickets, and class songs.

Dates of Materials: 1970 - 1990

Smith College Archives slide collection

Identifier: CA-MS-01197

Collection of photographic slides primarily depicting Smith College, including events, people, buildings, and campus, as well as the town of Northampton.

Dates of Materials: 1914 - 1989

Smith College Archivist reference files

Identifier: CA-MS-01213

Also known as the "Magic File," this collection consists of notes, lists, and photocopies or duplicates of documents relating to Smith College history.

Dates of Materials: 1980s-2019

Smith College Founding and Opening collection

Identifier: CA-MS-01000

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, the inauguration of President Seelye and a brochure of photo gravures of Northmapton and campus buildings

Dates of Materials: 1871 - 1933

Smith College Junior Year for International Studies records

Identifier: CA-MS-01041

Since 1925, the Office for International Study has promoted study abroad opportunities that are in keeping with the educational aims of the college. Smith College Junior Year for International Studies records consist of correspondence, meeting notes, and photos pertaining to programs in Hamburg and Paris, as well as general office files.

Dates of Materials: 1925 - 2012

Smith College publications and publications records

Identifier: CA-MS-01006

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.

Dates of Materials: 1872 - 2020

Smith College Special Collections records

Identifier: CA-MS-00408

Smith College Special Collections (SCSC) is a steward of historical materials of enduring value that fosters inquiry, critical thinking, and knowledge building through an active engagement with the past and a focus on the future. The Smith College Special Collections records document more than a century of archival work and rare book librarianship at Smith College, including the College Archives, the Sophia Smith Collection, and the Mortimer Rare Book Collection.

Dates of Materials: 1868 - 2018

Southern Mountain Workship Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00029

Work stipend. Contains correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1944 - 1972

Special Collections events: photos and audiovisual recordings, 2003-2015

Scope and Contents Audiovisual recordings and still photos of events sponsored by Smith College Special Collections. Also included are photographs of Special Collections classes, staff gatherings and individual staff, archival activities, and building spaces. Some of the events represented include: "Righting the Wrongs of Rock History: Women, Gender and Rock": a panel discussion introducing the Women of Rock Oral History Project, October, 22, 2015 "An Activist...
Dates of Materials: 2003-2015

Special Days records

Identifier: CA-MS-00110

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.

Dates of Materials: 1880 - 2007

Additional filters:

Collection 38
Archival Object 1
administrative records 15
Exhibitions -- United States 2
Libraries -- Special collections -- Women 2
Women college students -- Massachusetts -- Northampton -- Social life and customs 2
Women in higher education 2