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Clark Science Center Office records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-01080

Scope and Contents

These records include materials related to student organizations, conferences, the Animal Care Facility, long-range planning, Westinghouse Science Talent Search, expansion and renovation of the Clark Science Center, women and other underrepresented groups in science and various physical plant matters.

Dates of Materials

  • 1936 - 2006

Creator

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 (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials in the Smith College Archives are open for use, with the following exceptions: "Office Files," files of records created for the use of the administrative unit that created them, are closed to research for a period of 10 years following their creation.

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

In 1967, all of Smith’s science departments were brought together in the Clark Science Center, a series of buildings that includes McConnell Hall. By 2005, McConnell, which houses the center’s busiest classrooms and auditorium as well as the computer science, physics and astronomy departments, was due for renovation. With those modifications, McConnell now features new state-of-the-art classrooms equipped with audio-visual upgrades, including Internet projection capabilities, improved lighting systems and versatile teaching spaces. The refurbished auditorium accommodates 95 people with moveable furniture that can be adapted for different presentations and lectures. Equally important are the updates to the building’s airflow systems, and renovations of its basement and first-floor classrooms and labs, as well as the machine shop.

Extent

22.979 linear feet (23 containers)

0.573 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Overview

In 1967, all of Smith’s science departments were brought together in the Clark Science Center, a series of buildings that includes McConnell Hall. McConnell underwent rennovations in 2005.These records include materials related to student organizations, conferences, the Animal Care Facility, long-range planning, Westinghouse Science Talent Search, expansion and renovation of the Clark Science Center, women and other underrepresented groups in science and various physical plant matters.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection contains materials received from the donor in digital form that are not currently available online. Please consult with Special Collections staff or email specialcollections@smith.edu to request access to this digital content.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These records were transfered to the College Archives from the Clark Science Center.

Processing Information

The contents of computer media in this collection has been copied to networked storage for preservation and access; the original directory and file structure was retained and file lists were created.
Title
Finding aid to Clark Science Center Office records
Status
Minimum Finding Aid (Completed)
Author
Ellice Yasner Amanna
Date
2020-01-11
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-07-23: Description added for born-digital content.

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063