The Smith College Special Collections houses the college's various rare book, manuscript, and archival collections.
Mission & vision statements, visiting Special Collections, staff & contacts, information for donors, frequently asked questions and more…
Research consultations, instruction, rights and reproductions, records management, grants for researchers, and more...
Finding aids, collection lists, digital collections, research guides, and more...
Explore the many narratives of Smith College, with an emphasis on its vibrant undergraduate life.
Mortimer Rare Book Collection
View printed books and manuscripts, and study the original papers and drafts of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath.
Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History
Discover the oldest and one of the largest collections of women’s history in the world.
New collections, recent scholarship, student projects, grant-funded projects, and more...
Access and services during construction of the New Neilson Library.
Online and digital exhibits featuring images and materials from Smith College Special Collections.
Read stories, memories, and highlights throughout the year.
Follow the progress of the grant project to digitize microfilm, photographs and serials.