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Faculty and staff biographical files

Identifier: CA-MS-01008

Scope and Contents

Materials include photographs, news clippings, biographical material. Some include personal papers: class notes, publications, research notes, correspondence, journals, etc.

Dates of Materials

  • 1875 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access

Materials in the Smith College Archives are open for use, with the following exceptions: Box 11 in this collection contains student papers, which are closed to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. 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. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, 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.


138.004 linear feet (220 containers)

Language of Materials



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

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 to request the creation of and access to digital copies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were received from various individual donors and Smith College offices over time, particularly from the Office of College Relations.

Finding aid to the Faculty and staff biographical files
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Madison White, Ellice Amanna, Scott Biddle
2018, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2018-11-13: Containers added and finding aid updated as part of College Archives survey
  • 2019-04: C. John Burke oral history added
  • 2019-05: Borjana Mikic archived website added
  • 2019-12-16: Containers added, barcodes, description, finding aid updated
  • 2019-12-17: Archival objects for individual faculty added from legacy database
  • 2020-07-03: Added 8 flat files
  • 2021-11-03: Changed collection title from Individual faculty papers

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063