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Special Collections Offers First Set of Virtual Puzzles

Special Collections

floral pattern, young women playing hoops game, girl holding sign saying girls are strong

Published December 15, 2020

The coziest winter activity? Slowly and methodically completing a puzzle — no contest.

Smith College Special Collections is thrilled to release a trio of brand new virtual puzzles for all to enjoy. Each repository within Special Collections is represented: women’s history from the Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College history from the Smith College Archives, and a stunning example of just how beautiful books can be, via the Mortimer Rare Book Collection.

Puzzles can be completed on this page or via the links provided. The number of pieces in each puzzle can be adjusted based on your preference or skill level.

Sophia Smith Collection

puzzle image from Ms. Magazine records

Image via Ms. Magazine records.

This young feminist marcher from the 1970s is carrying the torch for girls everywhere.

Do this puzzle on the JigsawExplorer website.

College Archives

puzzle image from Smith College Archives Class of 1942 records

Image via the Class of 1942 records.

This image shows a fun tradition during the 1942 commencement. Can you fit all the pieces together to keep the hoops rolling?

Do this puzzle on the JigsawExplorer website.

Mortimer Rare Book Collection

puzzle image from Mortimer Rare Book Collection

Grasset, Eugène. Plants and their application to ornament. London: Chapman & Hall, 1896-1897.

This decorative plate is from Eugène Grasset’s Plants and their Application to Ornament — a page of beautiful periwinkles for you to piece together.

Do this puzzle on the JigsawExplorer website.