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Smith Club of Sarasota records

Identifier: CA-MS-00136

Scope and Contents

The Smith College Club of Sarasota records consist of materials including club by-laws; correspondence and meeting notices; fundraising records; club newsletters; membership and officer information; annual, executive board and club meeting minutes; photographs; publicity; financial records; obituaries, and event notices.

Dates of Materials

  • 1946-2006


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

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 Smith College Club of Sarasota, Florida, was started in 1947 by Mrs. Louise Whitaker, the first acting president of the club, and consisted of fifteen members. One of the club's major fundraising activities is the sale of pecans. The money raised goes towards the Smith College of Sarasota Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship assistance to a Smith student from Florida. Additional club activities also included the sponsorship of the annual Book Awards, joint meetings with the Wellesley Club of Sarasota and a tradition of welcoming Smith alumnae and faculty from a variety of fields as speakers. In January of 1978 former Smith College president Jill Ker Conway was the guest of honor and speaker at a club luncheon. The club also published its own member newsletter.


0.833 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



The Smith Club of Sarasota records contain minutes, photographs, membership directories, financial records, and various materials documenting the club's history and activities.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Susie Stringer (Class of 1964) and Kalo Wilcox Parmelee (Class of 1950) in 2006. Some material may be from other sources.

Related Materials

- 90. Alumnae Association

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 Smith Club of Sarasota records
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Finding aid prepared by Sally Reede-Morris, Jaimie Fritz, Ellice Amanna
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Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 12/04/18: Finding aid updated with barcodes, locations, notes.

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063