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Notice: Special Collections Closed Summer 2017

Special Collections is closed from May 22nd to September 5th to relocate staff and collections in anticipation of the renovation of Neilson Library and Alumnae Gym (2017-2020). Special Collections--including the College Archives, Mortimer Rare Book Collection, and Sophia Smith Collection--will reopen in Young Library. Information concerning directions, services, and collections accessibility will be updated.

Special Collections will continue to provide some distance reference services through the temporary closure, but with longer delays. We will process all reference requests as quickly as possible. Questions can be sent to Additional information about the renovation project can be found on The New Neilson Library website.

Special Collections Staff Directory

During the construction and renovation of Neilson Library, Special Collections is located on the 2nd floor of Young Library. 

Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

[p] (413) 585-2970
[f] (413) 585-2886

Director of Special Collections: Elizabeth Myers,, 413-585-2978

Name Job Title Phone Email
Ellice Amanna Archive Relocation Assistant
Mary Biddle Archives Relocation Project Manager 413-585-2329
Scott Biddle Archive Relocation Assistant
Nichole Calero Administrative Assistant 413-585-2973
Maureen Callahan Sophia Smith Archivist 413-585-2981
Amanda Ferrara Manuscripts Processor 413-585-2919
Amy Hague Research Services Archivist 413-585-2977
Margy Jessup Digital Preservation Archivist 413-585-2985
Jasmine Jones Metadata and Technical Services Archivist 413-585-2986
Karen Kukil Associate Curator of Special Collections 413-585-2908
Alexandra Lane Archive Relocation Assistant 413-585-2953
Amanda MacLeod Metadata Archivist 413-585-2972
Elizabeth Myers Director of Special Collections 413-585-2978
Kathleen Banks Nutter Accessioning Archivist 413-585-2970
Christie Peterson Head of Technical Services 413-585-2996
Shannon Supple Curator of Rare Books 413-585-2907
Nanci Young College Archivist 413-585-2976