Smith College -- Presidents
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Benjamin Fletcher Wright was the fifth president of Smith College, and a professor of Government. The collection contains official records of the Office of the President, correspondence, speeches, legal documents, press releases, minutes, memoranda, reports, and newspaper articles.
Dates of Materials: 1949-1969
Overview The Elizabeth Morrow personal papers contain biographical material, correspondence, memorials, photographs, publications, and speeches, as well as an unpublished book of verse produced as a tribute for Morrow.
Dates of Materials: 1892 - 1982
Overview Herbert John Davis was the fourth president of Smith College, a professor of English and world-renowned expert on Jonathan Swift. This collection contains material primarily related to his personal life including correspondence, speeches, publications, photographs, newspaper articles, and memorabilia.
Dates of Materials: 1893-1973
Overview Jill Ker Conway was the first female president of the college. Her selection, a watershed in the history of Smith, was also a hallmark in an era of significant change in the perception of women and their role in society. This collection of personal materials includes correspondence, photographs, professional and conference materials, awards, and memorabilia documenting Conway's personal life (1934-2018) and post-Smith career (1975-2018).
Dates of Materials: 1890 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2018
Overview Laurenus Clark Seelye was the first president of Smith College. His papers contain biographical material, correspondence, sermons, speeches, lectures, publications, photographs and family papers of Henrietta Chapin Seelye. Correspondents include President Marion LeRoy Burton, Harry Norman Gardiner, Arthur L. Gillett, John M. Greene, Mary Augusta Jordan, William H. Lanning, Alice (Lord) Parsons, Herbert A. Wilder, Andrew Carnegie, President William McKinley, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr, among...
Dates of Materials: 1820 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1875-1924
Overview Willaim Allan Neilson was the third President of Smith College. The Office of President William Allan Neilson files contain official records of the Office of the President including, correspondence, subject files, organization files, and confidential files.
Dates of Materials: 1900-1948
Overview Elizabeth Cutter Morrow served as Smith's acting president. She was also a Smith alumna, a teacher, author, volunteer, and trustee. This collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, presidential documents, speeches, reports and other materials. Correspondents include the Neilson family and the Davis family.
Dates of Materials: 1939 - 1940
Overview Herbert John Davis was the fourth president of Smith College, professor of English and world-renowned expert on Jonathan Swift. Contains correspondence, newspaper articles, and memorabilia related to his official duties as President of Smith College.
Dates of Materials: 1939-1951
Overview Marion LeRoy Burton was the second president of Smith College and later president of the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan. This collection contains correspondence, publications, sermons, photographs, and press articles.
Dates of Materials: 1874 - 1941
Overview Ruth J. Simmons served as the 9th president of Smith College from 1995-2001. The collection contains records from her presidency, including news clippings, inauguration records, biographical information, meeting and committee records, office files, and correspondence.
Dates of Materials: 1983 - 2005
Overview The William Allan Neilson personal papers include extensive family material. His letters to his brother and sisters are particularly valuable. Other letters present Neilson's view of life at Bryn Mawr College under M. Carey Thomas, his experiences tutoring Helen Keller at Radcliffe College, and his first impressions of Smith College. The collection also reflects his strong interest in liberal politics. Also included are writings of Elisabeth Muser Neilson and the Muser, Neilson and Allan family...
Dates of Materials: 1850-1982