Academic Departments records
Scope and Contents
The Academic Departments records contains material such as publications, syllabuses, source notes, department records and memos, photographs, and material on departmental clubs.
Dates of Materials
- 1880 - 2014
- Smith College Archives (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
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.
10.271 linear feet (19 containers)
Language of Materials
The collection contains papers of academic departments, including Interdepartmental, Sciences, Languagem, Colloquiu, and Social Sciences. The collection has publications, syllabuses, source notes, department records and memos, photographs, and material on departmental clubs.
This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request the creation of and access to digital copies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Please note that prior to 2018, folder inventories were not always updated when new material was added to the collection. As a result, folder inventories may not be complete and folder numbers may be incorrect.
In April 2022, most of what was previously part of this artificial collection was reunited with the rest of the records of the appropriate departments.
- Department of Classical Languages and Literatures
- Department of Italian Language and Literature
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Physics
- Department of Religion and Biblical Literature
- Department of Social Sciences
- Department of Sociology
- Environmental Science and Policy Program
- Smith College--Faculty
- The Jewish Studies Program
- Finding aid to the Academic Departments records
- Minimum Finding Aid (Completed)
- Madison White, Ellice Amanna
- 2018, 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2018-11-20: Containers added and finding aid updated as part of College Archives survey
- 2019-12-09: Added box, barcode, updated finding aid
- 2021-10-25: Added legacy container inventory
Part of the Smith College Archives Repository
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