Christian Science Organization at Smith College records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains reports to members, membership applications, administrative records, and other material documenting the activities of the club. The reports and two histories of the club provide particular insight.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1911 - 1985
- Christian Science Organization at Smith College (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
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
The Christian Science Organization at Smith College was a student led group that organized lectures and other events intended to spread the ideas of Christian Science. It was founded by Miriam B. Clark (Class of 1904) in 1911 as the Christian Science Society of Smith College, but struggled to gain official recognition from the College until 1916 due to a prohibition against sectarian clubs.
Renamed the Christian Science Organization at Smith College sometime in the 1920s or 1930s, the group remained active until the 1990s.
0.667 linear feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
The Christian Science Organization at Smith College was a student led group that organized lectures and other events intended to spread the ideas of Christian Science. The collection contains reports to members, membership applications, administrative records, and other material documenting the activities of the club.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, September 2023.
During accessioning, a complete set of receipts from the 1962-1963 fiscal year was retained as a sample and the rest (all incomplete sets from the 1960s) were discarded.
Accessioned by Dan Michelson, September 2023.
- Smith College. Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (Organization)
Genre / Form
- Finding aid to the Christian Science Organization at Smith College records
- Dan Michelson
- September 2023
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Smith College Archives Repository
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