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Attribution & Sharing Your Work With Us

Please provide an attribution when referencing information in, or including facsimile reproductions of, materials from Smith College Special Collections. Attribution of materials creates a pathway for other researchers to find our materials. We have no preferred citation style or format but ask that you include the following elements in any citation: 

  • A clear identification of the item you are citing
  • The name of the collection from which the item comes
  • The call number for the collection
  • Our name (Smith College Special Collections)
  • It may also be helpful to include a URL of the catalog record or finding aid for the collection, including, if relevant, its box number, folder number, or accession number.

For citation information for each individual archival collection, click the citation button at the top right of the finding aid page. A common example is as follows:

[item name or description]. Jane Fonda papers, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00477, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts. https://findingaids.smith.edu/repositories/2/resources/1104 Accessed January 21,

If your research is being published in any form we would love to know about it. You can send us a citation or link to: specialcollections@smith.edu