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 Important Information About Special Collections During COVID-19

  • The Special Collections reading room is closed. Special Collections staff are working remotely and in-person services are closed. All other services will be limited and delayed. Smith course support is our primary responsibility at this time.
  • Minimal reference services will be managed remotely by staff. Reference inquiries that require materials investigation will be held in order of when they were received and responded to once the campus is opened.
  • As Special Collections prepares to move into the Neilson Library, some services will be temporarily suspended. On April 5, 2021, digitization service for anyone outside the Smith community will be paused. Special Collections is still accepting orders from Smith students and faculty that support teaching and learning.
  • Please submit all questions and requests to

Special Collections Staff Directory

During the construction and renovation of Neilson Library, Special Collections is located on the 2nd floor of Young Library. 

Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063


Director of Special Collections: Elizabeth Myers,, 413-585-2978

Name Job Title Phone Email
Alison Baitz Special Collections Social Media Content Intern 413-585-2986
Mary Biddle Reading Room Supervisor 413-585-2329
Scott Biddle Archives Technical Services Specialist 413-585-7021
Nichole Calero Administrative Assistant 413-585-2973
Maureen Cresci Callahan Sophia Smith Archivist 413-585-2981
Abigail Connick Rare Books Technical Services Project Librarian 413-585-2972
Sylvia Hickman Exhibitions Coordinator 413-585-7025
Kate Long Research Services Archivist 413-585-2977
Claire Marshall Metadata Migration Project Archivist 413-585-7030
Dan Michelson Project Manager Archivist 413-585-2919
Elizabeth Myers Director of Special Collections 413-585-2978
Michelle Paquette Metadata & Technical Services Archivist 413-585-7029
Renée Pelletier Blackwell Post-Baccalaureate Fellow 413-585-7035
Christie Peterson Head of Technical Services 413-585-2996
Shannon Supple Curator of Rare Books 413-585-2907
Althea Topek Accessioning Archivist 413-585-4484
Madison White Processing Archivist 413-585-7023
Nanci Young College Archivist 413-585-2976