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Charlotte Baum memorabilia book

 Collection — Box: 677.4
Identifier: CA-MS-00381

Scope and Contents

Memorabilia book containing playbills, news clippings, correspondence, poetry, music programs, photographs and calling cards.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1911 - 1915


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

Born in 1894, Charlotte Baum entered Smith College in 1911. She was involved in a number of student activities including the Cricket Team, Senior Dramatics, and the Yearbook. After graduating in 1915 she studied at the Art Students League in New York City while working as an assistant cataloger for the library and photograph department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As the United States entered World War I, she left the museum to serve as a Reconstruction Aid in federal hospitals. After the war, she returned to libraries and became the cataloger for Columbia University before returning to Smith in 1926 as the Curator of Books and Photographs for the Art Department. Baum retired in 1959 but continued to work various volunteer positions at Cooley Dickinson Hospital until her death in 1989.


0.438 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Class of 1915. Staff, Department of Art. Collection consists of a memorabilia book documenting her experiences at Smith College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Charlotte Baum, January 1959.

Related Materials

Class of 1915 Records

Processing Information

Processed by Madison White, Class of 2016; Elizabeth Carron, Archives Specialist

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 Charlotte Baum memorabilia book
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Finding aid prepared by Madison White (Class of 2016) and Daniel Michelson.
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 (
  • 2018-11-01: Containers added and finding aid updated as part of College Archives survey

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063