Smith College Special Collections houses the college's various rare book, manuscript, and archival collections.
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Records describing the archives and manuscripts found at Smith College.
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Information and policies for researchers visiting Special Collections
Explore the many narratives of Smith College, with an emphasis on its vibrant undergraduate life.
Mortimer Rare Book Collection
View printed books and manuscripts, and study the original papers and drafts of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath.
Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History
Access diverse stories of people who have advocated for women and other gender minorities.
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Travel grants and fellowships for Smith and visiting researchers
The mission, vision, and values of Smith College Special Collections
Collection development policy for the Smith College Special Collections
Addresses, phone numbers, and email for Special Collections staff
New collections, recent scholarship, student projects, grant-funded projects, and more...
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Frequently asked questions about Special Collections
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton, MA 01063
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