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Support Special Collections

Materials in the Smith College Special Collections

Since its founding, the Smith College Library has been shaped and strengthened through the generosity of thousands of individuals who, through the decades, have supported it. The rich and diverse collections in Special Collections are the result of the thought and effort of generations of loyal alumnae, faculty, librarians and archivists, and friends of the college.

Materials and Collections

Donations of collections or single items that directly support or complement the collections should be brought to the attention of the appropriate curator. If you are uncertain which curator is most appropriate, contact the Director of Special Collections, Elizabeth Myers, If you are considering a gift of materials to Special Collections, please review the Collection Development Strategy prior to contacting the appropriate curator below:

Collection Policies Contact & Email Phone
Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Maureen Callahan, Sophia Smith Archivist     
College Archives Nanci Young, College Archivist
Mortimer Rare Book Collection Shannon K. Supple, Curator of Rare Books

Financial Donations

Smith College Special Collections is in an extraordinary time of program building. To explore unique funding opportunities that support Special Collections development priorities -- from the Access to Collections Project and building acquisitions funds, to critical position needs -- please contact the Director of Special Collections, Elizabeth Myers,

One particular new fund of note, is the Madeleine L’Engle Travel Research Fellowship Fund.

Online Giving Form: This new form saves time and simplifies the giving process. When you reach the Gift Designation section, pull down “Optional Designation” menu, you can designate your gift to specific initiatives in special collections if desired, in on the box provided.

Your contribution is tax-deductible. Thank you!