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Capstone Seminar PrOjects

Taking the Archives Public: Online exhibits for teachers, students and researchers

As final independent projects, the students of ARX 340, the capstone seminar of the Archives Concentration, created six online exhibits of archival materials from the Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives.

We've made these curated collections available for teachers and future researchers. Each exhibit provides a well-researched framework of the topic, high-esolution images of each document, annotated bibliography for future research, and, for several, suggestions for lesson plans.

We hope these will find their way into classrooms and future research projects.


To see the exhibits, click on the link and sign in with your Novel username and password.

Each exhibit also invites comments from visitors.

Additional Exhibits

In addition, six more glass case exhibits will be up in the Sophia Smith Collection reading room through September 2011.

Smith College 1990 student occupation: "If you want our face, give us space"

"A Silent Man No More: Bringing Calvin Coolidge out of Northampton's Archives"

"Maintaining a Culture of Liberal Conservatism: The 1970 Smith Student Strike"

"Coming Out: Unearthing Queer Histories from Smith's Archives"

"The Lavender Menace"

"The Smith College Relief Unit"