No matter how detailed the collection description, it just isn’t possible to capture all of the potential housed within our collections. We’re happy to help develop a list of likely collections to consult and/or share specific knowledge of particularly good options.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about visiting the reading room and questions about the collection.
Finding Aids are guides for collections of archival material. They list material in boxes, usually organized in series of like materials. Materials are most often described at the folder level, not the item level. If you would like to know more about the contents of a folder, you can email email@example.com.
It is essential to read the main page of each individual collection or record group group. In each individual record group you can search the collection using the navigation bar on the right of the screen (or at the bottom depending on your screen size). You can search within that collection using the search bar or you can browse by expanding the different headings (series title) in the navigation bar. To expand a series title, click the arrow next to the title.
You can also search associated names, events, organizations, locations, etc. in the main finding aid page for all Smith College Special Collections (https://findingaids.smith.edu/) navigation bar and see what comes up.
For more tips on navigating the finding aids, visit our Search Special Collections page.
For questions about the collection, digital resources, and digitization requests...
Staff are here to help, but the best place to start is by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College Archives
Mortimer Rare Book Collection