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Classes of 1951-1960 records

Identifier: CA-MS-01024

Scope and Contents

The Classes of 1951-1960 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.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1886 - 2020-05


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

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.

Biographical / Historical

College Archives has been collecting class material dating back to the Class of 1879. Classes of 1951-1960 records combine the student material from those graduating classes into one collection.


111.002 linear feet (137 containers)

Language of Materials



This collection brings together ten 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.

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

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 1951-1960 records
Enhanced Finding Aid (Completed)
Madison White, Ellice Amanna
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2018-10-24: Finding aids for each class records were combined into this meta record, with additions from recent accessions
  • 2020-01-06: Boxes, barcodes, description added, finding aid updated
  • 2021-05-25: Added Accession 2020-A-0003
  • 2022-05-23: Added Accession 2022-A-0047
  • 2022-08-08: Added Accession 2022-A-0068

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063