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Smith College Special Collections

Through the years, Smith College Special Collections has been shaped and strengthened through the generosity of individuals who have supported it. From acquisitions to major projects and initiatives, the expert stewardship of Special Collections is the result of the thought and effort of generations of loyal alumnae, faculty, donors, students, friends, and colleagues.

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!

Materials & 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:

Contact Special Collections

For general inquiries, contact, 413-585-2970.

Elizabeth Myers, Director of Special Collections,




College Archives

Nanci Young, College Archivist

Mortimer Rare Book Collection

Shannon K. Supple, Curator of Rare Books

Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History

TBD, Sophia Smith Archivist