Smith College Office for Equity and Inclusion records
Scope and Contents
The material in the Office of Inclusion and Equity records includes memory booklets, orientation program booklets, training program material, and a report titled "Affirmative Action" by Shelton Burden. These records include materials related to the Bridge program. Founded in 1970 as a way to support the recruitment and retention of African American students at Smith, the Bridge program has expanded over the years to welcome all students of color who are interested in establishing cross-cultural friendships, while also becoming part of the larger Smith community.
Dates of Materials
- 1988 - 2017
- Smith College Office of Equity and Inclusion (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Materials in the Smith College Archives are open for use, with the following exceptions: "Office Files," files of records created for the use of the administrative unit that created them, are closed to research for a period of 10 years following their creation. Box 2 of these records is closed. Student academic records, student disciplinary records, and all records containing FERPA-covered student information are closed during the lifetime of the student. Student records created 100 years or more ago are assumed to be about deceased students.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Biographical / Historical
The Office of Equity and Inclusion supports the college’s belief that diversity in all aspects of the educational environment is necessary for achieving the highest level of academic excellence. The Office was created in early 2000 and was called "The Office of Institional Diversity". In 2018, the title 'The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity' was being used. It is now titled The Office of Equity and Inclusion.
0.896 linear feet (3 containers)
Language of Materials
The material in the Office of Inclusion and Equity records includes memory booklets, orientation program booklets, training program material, and a report titled "Affirmative Action."
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff or email email@example.com to request the creation of and access to digital copies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The majority of the collection was transferred from the Office of Equity and Inclusion and its predecessors. The source of some items is unknown.
- Finding aid to Smith College Office for Equity and Inclusion records
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Ellice Amanna
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2020-01-15: Containers, barcodes, description added, finding aid updated to current standards
- 2021-05-25: Added Accession 2018-A-0133
Part of the Smith College Archives Repository
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