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D. Dennis Hudson papers

Identifier: CA-MS-01173

Scope and Contents

Materials cover Hudson's career as a Smith College professor and scholar of world religions, particularly Hinduism. The bulk of the materials are research files, primarily copies of articles and book chapters. Other materials include research notes, drafts and papers, and Smith College class notes and materials. There is a smaller amount of correspondence as well as conference and lecture materials.

Dates of Materials

  • 1970 - 2000


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 with following restrictions on access: Boxes 1, 2, 6, 7, and 36 contiain some student work, grades, and class lists, which are restricted until death of the student, which if unknown is presumed 100 years after creation of the record.

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.


73.083 linear feet (76 containers)

Language of Materials



D. Dennis Hudson (1938-2006) was Professor of World Religions at Smith College from 1970 until his retirement in 2000. His papers mainly consist of research files, as well as notes, papers, and class materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.
Finding aid to the D. Dennis Hudson papers.
Minimum Finding Aid (Completed)
Sylvia Hickman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-21: Boxes added and finding aid written as part of College Archives Collection Control Project

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063