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Classes of 1879-1890 records

Identifier: CA-MS-01023

Scope and Contents

The Classes of 1879-1890 records consist of individual class notes, examinations, papers and class letters, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, songbooks as well as reunion materials of the same nature, all related to or dating from the time periods during which these classes were students at Smith College.


  • 1844 - 2003


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

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 ( 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

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.


53.854 linear feet (97 containers)


This collection brings together twelve record groups that are arranged chronologically, one per graduating class. However, since some materials are placed in a class record group based on when they were created, and not by whom, materials relelvant to a class may exist in more than one series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Whenever donation information for a particular set of material is known, it is included in the finding aid below. However, a majority of the material was not formally accessioned and its origins are not currently known.

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 Classes of 1879-1890 records
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Madison White, Ellice Yasner Amanna
2018, 2019
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2018-10-24: Finding aids for each class records were combined into this meta record, with additions from recent accessions
  • 2018-11-01: Added box profiles and barcodes
  • 2019-12-11: Containers, barcodes, description added and finding aid updated

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063