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Special Collections: News & Highlights

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    Special Collections Open on Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

    The Special Collections Reading Room will be open on Sundays, 1-4 p.m. beginning September 30 through December 16, 2018, excluding holiday weekends October 7 and November 25.

    Come visit Special Collections on the 2nd floor of Young Library!

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    Lecture: “Keep the Damned Women Out,” The Struggle for Coeducation, September 26, 2018

    As part of the Presidential Colloquium Series, Nancy Weiss Malkiel ’65 will speak on Wednesday, September 26 at 4 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room.

    A scholar of 20th-century American history, Malkiel is the author of “Keep the Damned Women Out”: The Struggle for Coeducation, a study of the cascade of decisions for coeducation at elite institutions of higher education between 1969 and 1974.

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    Presentation of the Book Studies Concentration, October 2, 2019

    Learn about the concentration and meet the faculty, Wednesday, October 2, at 5 p.m. in the Dewey Common Room. Refreshments will be served.

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    2018 Friends of the Smith College Libraries Fellowship

    Throughout the summer we enjoy hearing from the fellowship scholars about what they have discovered during their weeks of research. On August 31, Kate Grauvogel, 2018 Friends of the Smith College Libraries Fellowship recipient presented her dissertation research,  "A Gendered History of Pathology: Women, Hormones and Blood Clots, 1784-1969."

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    Special Collections Launches "Access to Collections" Project

    Just over a year ago, Smith College Special Collections hired Christie Peterson, its first Head of Technical Services for Special Collections, who has spent the past 12 months planning and hiring a team to undertake an unprecedented project called Access to Collections.

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    Actor/Activist Jane Fonda Donates Papers to Smith

    A remarkable collection of letters, documents, movies and other material documenting the life of acclaimed actor and activist Jane Fonda is now open for research through Smith College’s Sophia Smith Collection. 

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    100 Years Empowering Change: An Online History of the Smith College School for Social Work

    As it prepares for centennial celebrations on Friday, June 29, the Smith School for Social Work has unveiled a new website exploring its distinguished history as the nation's first social work school. Archival photos, profiles and oral histories highlight the SSW's 100 years of empowering change.

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    Archives Concent​ration ​Capstone Seminar Projects 2018

    In the capstone seminar for the Archives Concentration, ARX 340 Taking the Archives Public, students created online, digital exhibits, some featuring archival materials from​ Special Collections. ​The exhibitions focus on topics such as single-sex​ “romantic friendships” at Smith College, black women's erotic history, women's activism during the AIDS epidemic, and methods of self-care and support in trans and gender non-conforming communities, among others.

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    Poetry Reading by Diane Ackerman, Thursday, April 19, 2018

    The poet, essayist, and naturalist will deliver the fifth annual Enid Mark Lecture on Poetry & Contemporary Book Arts, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall.

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    Class Matters: Organizing for Economic Justice Timeline, January 2018

    This timeline first came out of a week-long course led by Special Collections Accessioning Archivist Kathleen Banks Nutter in January 2017 and was added to by students who took the class in January 2018.

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