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Smith Club of Rhode Island records

Identifier: CA-MS-00367

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Club newsletters, correspondence, membership directories, clippings and photographs. The scrapbook contains newsclippings and ephemera spanning 1916 through 1918. Highlights include the Club's involvement in the community as well as in the war effort.

Dates of Materials

  • 1913 - 2001


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 main functions of the Club are to arrange social events for the alumnae in the area and to fundraise for Smith Fund scholarships. Their current values statement defines the Club as "a group of Smith College alumnae living in or near Rhode Island. We look to connect for networking, social events, and building ties with the college and community. We have an active book club and host several events each year, including a winter party to make care packages for current Smith students from RI."


0.229 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



The main functions of the Smith Club of Rhode Island are to arrange social events for the alumnae in the state and to fundraise for Smith Fund scholarships. The collection contains correspondence, ephemera, lists, photographs, and a scrapbook.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records of the Smith Club of Rhode Island were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Carron, 09/25/2014

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 Smith Club of Rhode Island records
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Carron.
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 (
  • 2018-12-06: Finding aid updated as part of the College Archives Survey

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063