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College Archives

Coeducation at Smith CollegeCoeducation at Smith College, 1967-1994

Twenty-three articles selected from the Smith College Alumnae Quarterly and The Sophian (student newspaper) on the issue of coeducation at Smith from 1967-1994.


College Archives Image GalleryCollege Archives Image Gallery

This gallery designed to provide a visual orientation to the major research strengths of the College Archives including: administration, academic life, student life outside the classroom, landscape and architecture, and women’s war work.


College Women websiteCollege Women

 A searchable collection of diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and photographs from the archives of a select group of the earliest women’s colleges in the United States, the Seven Sisters. These materials document more than one hundred years of educational experience beginning in the mid-19th century.


Postcard CollectionPostcard Collection [ca.1900-1995]

A selection of over 800 unique postcards depicting Smith College campus buildings, interiors, and events as well as views of the greater Northampton area, ca.1900-1995.


Senda Berenson PapersSenda Berenson Papers

Senda Berenson Abbott (1868-1954), was Director of the Gymnasium and Instructor of Physical Culture at Smith College, organized the first women's college basketball game. Berenson also instituted an effective program of Swedish gymnastics and organized athletic contests, to build character in her female students.


Smith College Key Founding DocumentsSmith College Key Founding Documents

Includes: founding documents; Sophia Smith's Wills; Articles of Incorporation; journal of Sophia Smith; John M. Greene Papers (1856-1958). Part of Five College Archives Digital Access Project.


Smith College Opening and Early HistorySmith College Opening and Early History

Includes Inauguration of President L. Clark Seelye, 1875; College Seal and Colors; Newspaper articles, 1872-1875; Writings about Smith College, 1873-1922; Smith College Annual Circulars, 1872-1909; William Allan Neilson. "Smith College: The First Seventy Years."; Office of the President. Annual Reports, 1875-1910; Laurenus Clark Seelye Papers. Part of Five College Archives Digital Access Project.