SSC/CA Image Database
A searchable database of Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives digital images is available to researchers on-site in the Alumnae Gymnasium reading room.
MRBR Image Database
A searchable index to nearly 1000 digital images including early printed books, botanical illustrations, decorative bookbindings, contemporary artists books, and Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf materials is available on-site in the Mortimer Rare Book Room.
The Special Collections provide scanning and other reproduction services (for a fee) to researchers and permit the use of digital cameras under specific conditions. Personal scanners are not allowed in the Alumnae Gymnasium reading room. Permission may be granted for use of special photography if arrangements are made in advance. See below for special policies and services for each of the Special Collections:
The Smith College Archives documents the life of the College by collecting materials created by students, faculty, administrative and departmental staff. Among these are a great variety of image sources including photographs, slides, architectural drawings and plans, scrapbooks, posters and other graphic ephemera, artwork, and illustrated college publications.
The College Archives Image Gallery presents a sample of photographs on topics such as student life, academic life, college administration, women's war work, biography, and the campus buildings and grounds.
Some of the Smith collections available through the Five College Libraries Digital Access Project include visual materials. The most extensive of these is a Postcard Collection of over 800 unique postcards published from 1900 to 1995 depicting Smith College campus buildings, interiors, and events as well as views of the greater Northampton area.
Major subject areas are:
A selection of works from the growing collection of SSC digital images documenting women’s history from the early 19th century to the present is available on its Digital Collections web page.
A selection of works from several Mortimer Rare Book Room collections is featured in its Online Exhibitions.
For help finding images in the Special Collections contact: