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Student Government Association records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-01047

Scope and Contents

The Student Government Association records consist of files related to office matters, the Cabinet, Senate Finance Committee, minutes and correspondence, heads of organizations, House of Reps 1966 Vietnam Poll, Social Justice and Equity committee, social regulations, photographs, and a self-published cook-book. The records span the years 1966-2016.

Dates

  • 1966-2016

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers according to the regulations of the College Archives. Any material relating to personal information of students is restricted - please contact College Archives staff.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. All rights to this material are owned by the Smith College Archives. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the College Archives.

Biographical / Historical

The Student Government Association listens to the student body, creates and maintains relations between the student body and the greater Smith community, and advocates for student needs.

The Association began as the Student Council in 1896 and retained that name until 1959. As of that year, it has held the current name.

Extent

61 linear feet (48 boxes received)

Overview

The Student Government Association listens to the student body, creates and maintains relations between the student body and the greater Smith community, and advocates for student needs. The Student Government Association records consist of files related to office matters, the Cabinet, Senate Finance Committee, minutes and correspondence, heads of organizations, House of Reps 1966 Vietnam Poll, Social Justice and Equity committee, social regulations, photographs, and a self-published cook-book. The records span the years 1966-2016.

Arrangement

15 of the collection's 48 boxes are arranged in 25 accessions. 33 boxes have no accession number.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These materials were transferred to College Archives in 1988, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008-2010, 2015-2017.

Processing Information

The Archives has not processed, rearrarranged, or weeded the materials in any way since their transfer.

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063