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Women's Suffrage in the U.S. Special Collections Resources

Guide to resources related to the American women's suffrage movement found in Smith College Special Collections. Written by Bella Yaguda '22, Digitization Student Assistant.

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.

To learn how to access the collection, please visit the Search Special Collections page.

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College Archives
Nanci Young

Mortimer Rare Book Collection
Shannon Supple

Sophia Smith Collection
Beth Myers

Research Services
Kate Long