Office of the President Kathleen McCartney files
Scope and Contents
These files consist of planning and printed materials pertaining the Inauguration of Smith College President Kathleen McCartney as well as a file of letters sent to President McCartey in reaction to the cancellation of Christine Legarde as Smith's 2014 commencement speaker.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 2013 - 2016
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
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
Kathleen McCartney is the 11th president of Smith College. She was installed as Smith’s president on October 19, 2013. Born in Medford, Massachusetts, she was the first in her family to attend college. McCartney graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Yale University. She came to Smith from the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she served as dean — only the fifth woman dean in Harvard's history — and the Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development. Prior to teaching at Yale, McCartney was a tenured associate professor of psychology and family studies as well as director of the Child Study and Development Center at the University of New Hampshire. McCartney’s research has focused on early experience and development, particularly with respect to child care, early childhood education, and poverty. She has published more than 150 articles and book chapters on those topics and was the principal researcher for Child Care and Child Development, a 20-year study published in 2005 that examined whether early and extensive child care disrupted the mother-child relationship. She co-edited Experience and Development, The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development, and Best Practices in Developmental Research Methods.
1.979 linear feet (4 containers)
Language of Materials
Kathleen McCartney is the 11th president of Smith College. She was installed on October 19, 2013. These files consist of planning and other printed materials pertaining to her Inauguration as well as a file of letters sent to President McCartey in reaction to the cancellation of Christine Legarde as Smith's 2014 commencement speaker.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These files were transfered from the President's office to the College Archives.
- Smith College. Office of the President (Organization)
- Finding aid to Office of the President Kathleen McCartney files
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