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Smith Digital Collections
An online exhibition documents what is known about Sophia Smith -- her life, her times and her continuing legacy -- based on contemporary sources and original materials in the archival collections at Smith College. Adapted from an exhibit prepared by College Archivist Margery Sly and Jacque Bradley '97 on view in the Smith College Archives from January to August 1996.
Twenty-three articles selected from the Smith College Alumnae Quarterly and The Sophian (student newspaper) on the issue of coeducation at Smith from 1967-1994.
This gallery designed to provide a visual orientation to the major research strengths of the College Archives including: administration, academic life, student life outside the classroom, landscape and architecture and women’s war work.
A searchable collection of diaries, letters, scrapbooks and photographs from the archives of a select group of the earliest women’s colleges in the United States, the Seven Sisters. These materials document more than one hundred years of educational experience beginning in the mid-19th-century.
A selection of over 800 unique postcards depicting Smith College campus buildings, interiors and events as well as views of the greater Northampton area, ca.1900-1995.
Senda Berenson Abbott (1868-1954), was Director of the Gymnasium and Instructor of Physical Culture at Smith College, organized the first women's college basketball game. Berenson also instituted an effective program of Swedish gymnastics and organized athletic contests, to build character in her female students.
Includes: founding documents; Sophia Smith's Wills; Articles of Incorporation; journal of Sophia Smith; John M. Greene Papers (1856-1958). Part of Five College Archives Digital Access Project.
Includes Inauguration of President L. Clark Seelye, 1875; College Seal and Colors; Newspaper articles, 1872-1875; Writings about Smith College, 1873-1922; Smith College Annual Circulars, 1872-1909; William Allan Neilson. "Smith College: The First Seventy Years."; Office of the President. Annual Reports, 1875-1910; Laurenus Clark Seelye Papers. Part of Five College Archives Digital Access Project.