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