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Smith College Archives biographical research resources: Home

Sources in the College Archives for biographical research

What is Special Collections?

Smith College Special Collections is a unit within Smith College Libraries. As a special collections library, it is home to materials outside the general library collection, including rare books, archives (historic records), manuscripts, maps, oral history interviews, and audiovisual material. These materials do not circulate outside of the library and are used onsite in the Reading Room. The Reading Room is open to all researchers working on a variety of projects including fiction books, art pieces, documentaries, family history, academic publications, and coursework. 

For more information about Smith College Special Collections, please visit our website.

College Archives Overview

The Smith College Archives document the life of the College by collecting materials created by students, faculty, administrative and departmental staff during the course of their time here. The records in the College Archives can provide researchers with answers to specific questions or help them to understand broad social and cultural issues.

The majority of the student biographical information available for undergraduates. Information about graduate students is more limited.

Ask an archivist

For questions about the collection, digital resources, and digitization requests...

please email specialcollections@smith.edu

 

Staff are here to help, but the best place to start is by emailing specialcollections@smith.edu!

College Archives
Nanci Young
nyoung@smith.edu

Mortimer Rare Book Collection
Shannon Supple
ssupple@smith.edu

Sophia Smith Collection
Maureen Cresci Callahan
mcallahan@smith.edu

Research Services
Kate Long
klong@smith.edu