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Artifacts Register, 1879-[ongoing]
31 boxes and oversize materials (27 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 200

Abstract:
The College Archives is home to over six hundred artifacts which supplement the documentary and photographic history of Smith College. The Artifacts Collection includes Smith College, class, and club pins and jewelry, Reunion paraphernalia, house banners and t-shirts, samples of the Smith Wedgwood china, Smith College Relief Unit mementos, souvenirs from special events, and countless other objects.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to researchers according to the regulations of the College Archives. Any material relating to the addresses of the artifacts' donors is restricted.

Restrictions on use:

Permission is required for publication beyond "fair use."

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The College Archives is home to over six hundred artifacts which supplement the documentary and photographic history of Smith College. They range in date from 1879 to the present; some cannot be precisely dated. The Artifacts Collection includes Smith College, class, and club pins and jewelry, Reunion paraphernalia, house banners and t-shirts, samples of the Smith Wedgwood china, Smith College Relief Unit mementos, souvenirs from special events, and countless other objects-many of which resist easy categorization.

Every artifact has been assigned a Registration Number. It is used to catalogue and assign a location to the artifact, and bears no relation to the type of artifact, its date, or the date of its acquisition. The register is arranged numerically by registration number. Because of this, the paper copy of the register is useful largely for casual browsing, and the keyword-searchable computer file should be used for directed searches.

The following abbreviations are used in the register:

  • Bx = Artifacts Box
  • Pn = Pin/Jewelry Box
  • Ft = Flat Box
  • LDC = Lounge Display Case
  • LSC = Lounge Spoon Case
  • Sm = Small Box
  • A91 or A91a = Archivists' Offices
  • Jnx = Joannex (for objects too large to be boxed)


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to researchers according to the regulations of the College Archives. Any material relating to the addresses of the artifacts' donors is restricted.

Restrictions on use:

Permission is required for publication beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Artifacts Register, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The artifacts in the Register were donated by various sources over a long period of time.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to the collection are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Sara Street, Class of 2001.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives

Language
English.