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Smith Alumnae Quarterly records

Identifier: CA-MS-01119

Scope and Contents

The Smith Alumnae Quarterly records contain records from the magazine's editors and staff relating to the magazine's creation and publication and the conception and writing of articles. Materials include office and editor files, correspondence, editorial board minutes, source material for articles, issues of the magazine, photographs, artwork, and comics.

Dates of Materials

  • 1857 - 2020


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.


.99 GB, Gigabytes (1,416 digital files)

43.371 linear feet (305 containers)

Language of Materials



Smith Alumnae Quarterly is the alumnae magazine of Smith College. The collections contains files and records from the magazine's editors and staff relating to its creation and publication, the conception and writing of articles, and photographs and artwork.


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

Most material transferred from the Alumnae Association. Some material is from other sources.

Processing Information

Digital copies of early issues of the SAQ (1909-1933) were downloaded from the Internet Archive and backed up to a networked server for preservation.

Processing Information

Starting in September 2022, Smith College Special Collections will be renumbering many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.

Finding aid to the Smith Alumnae Quarterly records.
Sylvia Hickman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2020-07-03: Added digital content
  • 2020-11-23: Boxes added and finding aid updated as part of the College Archives Collection Control Project
  • 2022-03-10: Added Accession 2022-A-0022

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063