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Hidden Lives: Exploring Women's History

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July 5–18, 2015

Smith College Precollege Programs

Archives are filled with secrets. Sometimes they emerge from a letter no one has touched in 100 years. Sometimes they appear in dim photographs unearthed from a jumble of papers. Sometimes they speak from the most personal or mundane of objects: a grocery list, a pair of eyeglasses, a lock of hair.

In Hidden Lives: Discovering Women's History, you will have the exciting opportunity to experience both the Smith and Mount Holyoke archives over the course of two weeks. Both colleges possess fascinating and unique collections that offer rare insights into women's history. To ensure a personalized experience and optimal time for exploration, participants will be split into two groups, alternating one week at each campus.