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Stanley Curtis Ross papers

Identifier: CA-MS-01145

Scope and Contents

The collection contains papers related to Stanley Curtis Ross’ professional life, including his correspondence with other academics and publishers, news articles and news releases about his life, photographs, programs to speeches he gave, and various pieces of Smith memorabilia from Ross’ retirement.


  • 1944 - 1967


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 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

Stanley Curtis Ross was a graduate of Otterbein College and the University of Chicago. He taught at Wayland Junior College for 25 years, during ten of which he was also president of the college. In 1943, Ross became a regional price economist in charge of Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. In 1944, Ross came to Smith College to teach economics, where he gained a reputation for bridging the gap between the academic worlds and the world of business. Upon his retirement in 1961, Ross continued teaching at Smith, most commonly in a series of lectures on personal finance. He was ordained a minister, and filled many neighborhood pulpits, as well as taking the position of moderator for the First Congregational Church of Williamsburg. Ross died suddenly in 1967.


0.854 linear feet (2 containers)


Contains papers related to Stanley Curtis Ross’ time as an economics professor at Smith College, including correspondence, publications, news releases, photographs, programs to speeches, and retirement memorabilia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.
Finding aid to the Stanley Curtis Ross papers.
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Madison White
Description rules

Revision Statements

  • 2019-07-17: Added legacy finding aid from word document, added missing files and box, updated to conform to current standards

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063