Alice Dickinson papers
Scope and Contents
These papers contain the work of Alice Dickinson while Professor of Mathematics and Dean of the College at Smith College and include personal papers, committee work, and Dean's Office material.
Dates of Materials
- 1961 - 1977
- Dickinson, Alice (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access:
Boxes 1 and 2 are RESTRICTED until 2072 due to student grades and SSN's. These boxes must be screened by an archivist for student records before being used by researchers. Please contact the archives a minimum of two weeks in advance of your visit for access.
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
Alice Dickinson was Professor of Mathematics at Smith College from 1960-1986 and Dean of the College from 1973-1976. She received her A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1941, her M.A. from Columbia University in 1947, and her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1952.
Dickinson helped develop the computer science program at Smith and began the Ada Comstock Scholars Program. She was also instrumental in getting English change ringing bells installed at the college in 1968. Changes are made in ringing the bells and a set of changes, called a peal, is determined according to mathematical principles. She died in 1987.
2.604 linear feet (3 containers)
Language of Materials
Alice Dickinson was Professor of Mathematics at Smith College from 1960-1986 and Dean of the College from 1973-1976. Her papers contain her work while Professor of Mathematics and Dean of the College at Smith College and include personal papers, class lists, teaching materials, examinations, committee work, correspondence, math department files, and Dean's Office material.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Department of Mathematics (1989) and donated by Hazel Peterson (1992).
- Finding aid to the Alice Dickinson papers
- Minimum Finding Aid (Completed)
- Scott Biddle
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- 2020-01-17: Added boxes 1-3 and notes, updated extents and dates
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