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Classes of 1971-1980 records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-01026

Scope and Contents

The Classes of 1971-1980 records consist of individual class notes, examinations, papers and class letters, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, songbooks, class officer records, as well as reunion materials.

Dates of Materials

  • 1967 - 2006

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for 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

Smith College classes have been archiving their historical material by year since 1879. Students who attended Smith in the years covered by these records did so in the context of the Vietnam War and anti-war protests including the shootings of students at Kent State University, the Watergate scandal, an energy crisis and the continuing Second Wave Feminist movement.The Classes of 1971-1980 records consist of 7.083 linear feetr of materials including individual class notes, examinations, papers and class letters, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, songbooks, class officer records, as well as reunion materials.

Extent

18.792 linear feet (41 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Smith College classes have been archiving their historical material by year since 1879. Students who attended Smith in the years covered by these records did so in the context of the Vietnam War and anti-war protests including the shootings of students at Kent State University, the Watergate scandal, an energy crisis and the continuing Second Wave Feminist movement.

Arrangement

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.

Arrangement

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.

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.

Title
Finding aid to the Classes of 1971-1980 records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Madison White, Ellice Amanna
Date
2018, 1029
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2018-10-24: Finding aids for each class records were combined into this meta record, with additions from recent accessions
  • 2018-11-29: Finding aid updated with additional boxes, new box numbers, barcodes, locations
  • 2019-12-10: Boxes added, barcodes, finding aid updated

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063