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Celebration records

Identifier: CA-MS-00326

Scope and Contents

The Celebration records contain a charter, correspondence, news articles, budget information, flyers, posters, programs, notes, calendar, and photos.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1991 - 2010


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

The Celebration of Sisterhood began in 1991 as a Quad Vigil in order for the Smith campus and Pioneer Valley community to celebrate lesbian and bisexual connections and culture. The Celebration of Sisterhood was eventually shortened to Celebration, in order for the event to be more inclusive of trans-identified persons. Celebration was prompted to begin after a serious of homophobic incidents on campus, and turned into an annual event. Held on the Wilson House Steps, Celebration generally begins with a candlelight vigil, followed by various performances by Smith sports teams, quad houses, and a cappella groups.


0.438 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Celebration started in 1991 as an annual Celebration of Sisterhood, focusing on celebrating lesbian and bisexual culture. Contains correspondence, agendas, programs, news articles, and photos.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Kasha Ambroise (Class of 2010), 2009.

Processing Information

Please note that prior to 2018, folder inventories were not always updated when new material was added to the collection. As a result, folder inventories may not be complete and folder numbers may be incorrect.



Finding aid to the Celebration records
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Finding aid prepared by Maris Schwarz.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 2019-03-11: Updated container information and re-published.

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063