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Intercollegiate records

Identifier: CA-MS-01012

Scope and Contents

Intercollegiate records include documentation on Intercollegiate associations and affiliations. Material includes publications, photographs, news clippings, newsletters, debates, lectures, 5-Sister and 7- Sister Colleges, and 4- and 5- College cooperation.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1910 - 2018


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.

Biographical / Historical

The Seven Sisters are seven historically women's liberal arts colleges in the Northeast. Five of the seven continue to offer all-women undergraduate programs: Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and Wellesley College. Vassar College has been co-educational since 1969. Radcliffe College, founded in 1879 as "the Harvard Annex," merged with Harard in 1977, but continued to be the sponsoring college for women at Harvard until its dissolution in 1999. Barnard College was Columbia University's women's liberal arts undergraduate college until its all-male school, Columbia College, went co-ed in 1983. Barnard continues to be an all-women's undergraduate college affiliated with Columbia.


14.128 linear feet (22 containers)

Language of Materials



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

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

Unknown source.

Processing Information

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.


Finding aid to the Intercollegiate records
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Madison White, Ellice Yasner Amanna
2018, 2020-01-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 11/16/18: Finding aid updated with top containers, locations, barcodes
  • 2020-01-08: Finding aid updated to current standards with boxes, barcodes, description added
  • 2022-08-31: Changed collection to fully open as restricted material was removed.

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063