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Smith College Special Collections

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Imagine a place where every form of human communication and storytelling exist; where world-renowned women's history collections make visible the historically marginalized; where your curiosity, discovery, and scholarship flourish. Welcome to Smith College Special Collections.

Start here to explore our three repositories, the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, the Mortimer Rare Book Collection, and the College Archives.

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Special Collections Reading Room, Neilson Library 4th floor

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The Gloria Steinem '56 Reading Room is open to everyone. 

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College Archives

Explore the many narratives of Smith College, with an emphasis on its vibrant undergraduate life.

Smith College yearbooks in Special Collections, College Archives

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Support Special Collections through financial contributions or donations of collections and materials.

Support Special Collections Madeleine L’Engle Travel Research Fellowships

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Neilson Library 
7 Neilson Drive 
Northampton, MA 01063


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