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Archives Concentration Capstone Seminar Digital Projects 2021

Collage of archives projects

Image collage from digital archives capstone projects. 

In the capstone seminar for the Archives Concentration, ARX 340 Taking the Archives public, students built a digital version of their project, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Kelly Anderson, the professor who oversees the archives capstone projects, says that the students worked extremely hard on their digital projects despite the immense challenges that they faced with working on an archive project during a pandemic. Other library staff members who made this project possible are Travis Grandy, Interim Team Lead, Learning and Design; Mario Valdebenito Rodas, Instructional Technology Specialist; Ester-Katz Roth, Social Sciences and Student Research Initiatives Librarian; Nanci Young, College Archivist; Maureen Callahan, Sophia Smith Collection Archivist and Kate Long, Research Services Archivist.

Projects are on display through the websites that each student built for the next couple of months. Projects range in topic from “Queer Social Worlds at Smith" to the “History of Student Activism at Smith”. Please enjoy and visit the students’ projects that are linked below. 

Callie Swaim-Fox, ’21: Queer Social Worlds at Smith College 

Amy Olson, ’21: The Leslie Feinberg Library: Signed Copies  

Erin Walsh, ’22: Beyond Visibility: Dyke TV and Lesbian Health Activism 

Liv Combest, ’22: “We Could All Be Unleaders”: A History of Student Activism at Smith College Maya Crandall-Malcolm, ’22: Queer Sport: Gender & Roller Derby in the Pioneer Valley 

Paula Torre-Nieto, ’21: Summers at Juniper Lodge

Ruby Lowery, ’21: Angela Calomiris: Smith College Project



Travis Grandy

Esther Roth-Katz

Mario Valdebenito Rodas