Special Collections Attribution

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Attribution & Sharing Your Work With Us

We ask that you please use the credit line provided in your contract when publishing or using in facsimile reproduction the material(s) from Smith College Special Collections or when referencing information in the collections. Crediting the materials creates a pathway for other researchers back to the collections. We have no preferred citation style or format, but ask that you include the following elements in any citation

  • A clear identification of the item you are citing
  • The name of the collection from which the item comes
  • The call number for the collection
  • Our name (Smith College Special Collections)
  • It may also be helpful to include a URL of the finding aid for the collection, or the box number, folder number, or accession number from which it came (where relevant).

When you publish something featuring our materials, we’d love to receive a copy. We’re interested in your work and would like to share it with other researchers who might be looking at similar material.

You can send digital copies to: specasst@smith.edu                                       

You can send physical copies to:

Smith College Special Collections
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton, MA 01063