Special Collections

Book spine from a book in the Mortimer Rare Book Collections

The Smith College Special Collections houses the college's various rare book, manuscript, and archival collections.

Important Announcements:
Special Collections materials will be unavailable from June - August as they are moving to Neilson Library. Special Collections Services will also be affected. See Renovation Transition for more details. The reading room is closed. For more information on current library services:
COVID-19 Library Services
  Renovation Transition

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Materials in Special Collections

Records describing the archives and manuscripts found at Smith College.

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Search the library catalog for rare books, college publications, and other archival material.

Pamphlets from the YWCA

Smith College online collections including Special Collections and more.

Materials in the Smith College Special Collections

Useful as a starting point in doing research in Smith College Special Collections.


Special Collections

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton, MA 01063 

Phone: 413-585-2970
Email: specialcollections@smith.edu

Director of Special Collections: 
Elizabeth Myers

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