Taking the Archives Public

Physical and online exhibits for teachers, students and researchers were created by students in the Archives Concentration.

Wendy Essery AC '12 mounting her exhibit.


For their final projects, the students of ARX 340, the capstone seminar of the Archives Concentration, created physical and online exhibits using archival materials from the Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives.

These exhibits are currently on display in Alumnae Gym through September 2012:

“A War Against Poor Women is a War Against All Women”:  Guida West and the War Against “So-Called Welfare Reform” by Ellice Amanna

Smith’s Distinguished Women of Science (about Dorothy Reed Mendenhall, class of 1895, and Florence Sabin, class of 1897—of Sabin-Reed Hall fame) by Wendy Essery

Blanche Ames (Smith 1899): The Evolution of an Activist by Hannah Frydman

The Coeducation Debate at Smith by Alexandra Ghiz

Other projects include:

The First Days of Smith College: An Historical Tour by Iris Howorth


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