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ENDOWED LECTURE FUNDS

There are eleven endowed lecture funds, all varying in the restrictions imposed by the terms of the endowment. These funds are described below:

Alumnae Fund - To be used to "increase the number of lectures given at the College by distinguished scholars not otherwise connected with the College."

William H. Baldwin, Jr., Fund - A lecture or series of lectures on new movements in industrial, social or political life, with a "sympathetic appreciation of human values."

Anna Hunt Billings Memorial Fund - Topics concerned with the "social and legal rights of minorities in the United States."

Mary Parke Clark Lecture Endowment - To be used to fund "a lecture series in the fields of botany, horticulture, and landscape architecture."

Katharine Asher Engel Lecture Fund - A lectureship granted to a Smith College faculty member who has made an outstanding contribution in his/her field, which shall be rotated within the general scope of the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. A list of Engel lecturers is available on the Provost/Dean of the Faculty Web site.

Alice M. Holden Memorial Fund - "To bring every year to Smith one outstanding person who has made a singular contribution to American political life."

Elizabeth Cutter Morrow Fund - "To bring interesting and stimulating persons to the campus for more than one lecture."

Scripture Fund - Similar to the Alumnae Fund, "but no lectures of any sectarian-religious character."

Florence Simms Lecture Fund - "Women in industry, the problems brought about by industrialization here and elsewhere in the world, the possible roles of labor and religious organizations in the amelioration of social ills, the problem of personal liberties, and the contribution of women to the solution of such problems."

Sarah Sanderson Vanderbilt Memorial Fund - This fund supports a series with a designated topic.

Jacob Ziskind Fund - To support the lecture programs at Smith College with priority being given to lectures dealing with the United States and some aspects of American Studies.

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