College Archives Exhibit: A Queer History of Smith

Curated by Olivia Mandica-Hart '11 and Amanda Lineweber '11 as part of an independent study, the exhibit is on view through Sept. 2011, Alumnae Gym.
May-September 2011 - hours
College Archives
(Alumnae Gymnasium, Level A)

This exhibit starts with a look at Smith in the 1970s, when queer life on campus moved into the public sphere. Moving through the early years of the New Millenium, materials from the College Archives document student activities, administrative decisions, and alumnae responses around Smith's queer community. The exhibit contains evidence of Smith's complex attitude towards homosexuality. Is Smith's queer community better off today than previously? Come and decide for yourself.