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Smith Club of Cambridge Records, 1939-[ongoing]
4 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 90

Abstract:
The Smith Club of Cambridge, Massachusetts records documents the activities of one of the oldest of the College's many community clubs. Types of material include by-laws; club procedures; correspondence; fundraising; invitations and programs; membership and officers; photographs; publicity; and planning materials from wine-tasting parties, the most popular and lucrative fundraiser of the Club. Notable correspondents include Presidents Thomas C. Mendenhall and Jill Ker Conway.

Terms of Access and Use:

The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The Smith Club of Cambridge, one of the oldest of the College's many community clubs was started in 1922 and has several hundred members. The purpose of the Alumnae Association and all of its alumnae clubs is to "'further the well-being of the College and its graduates by increasing the interest of members in the College and in each other.'" The contribution of funds to the Smith College Scholarship Fund and to the Alumnae Fund is one of the main responsibilities of the Alumnae Clubs. In the past, the Cambridge branch has raised funds through book sales, telethons, and rummage sales. Perhaps the most popular and lucrative fundraiser is the annual wine-tasting party which has occurred each May for almost the entire history of the Club. The Cambridge Smith Club as well as clubs which represent Andover-Merrimack, Arlington-Belmont-Waltham, Boston, Concord-Lexington-Lincoln, North Shore, South Shore, Southeast, Wellesley, and Winchester are all part of the Boston League of Smith College Clubs.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Smith Club of Cambridge records consist of one linear foot of files relating to club activities. Types of material include by-laws; club procedures; correspondence; fundraising; invitations and programs; membership and officers; minutes of executive committee meetings, annual meetings, and club meetings; photographs; publicity; treasurer's reports, and planning materials from wine-tasting parties. The bulk of the material dates from 1951-1980. Notable correspondents include Presidents Thomas C. Mendenhall and Jill Ker Conway.


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

The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Preferred Citation

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

Smith Club of Cambridge Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Smith Club of Cambridge donated their records to the Smith College Archives from 1939 to 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Tamara Wiener 2000.


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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
By-Laws
1951-1980 Feb

Box 1: folder 1
Club Procedures
1954 Oct-1962 Oct

Box 1: folder 2
Correspondence
1958 Mar -1961 Oct

Box 1: folder 3
Correspondence
1963 Apr-1970 Aug

Box 1: folder 4
Correspondence
1971 Oct - 1975 Apr

Box 1: folder 5
Correspondence
1975 May - 1977 Sep

Box 1: folder 6
Correspondence
1978 Jun - 1987 Apr

Box 1: folder 7
Correspondence
1999-2006

Box 1: folder 8
Fundraising
1958 - 1975

Box 1: folder 8-25
Fundraising
1976 - 1983

Box 2: folder 26-33
Invitations and Programs
1942, 1947, 1948, 1953 Apr - 1962 May

Box 2: folder 34
Invitations and Program
1963 Apr - 1987 Feb

Box 2: folder 35-37
Membership and Officers
1953 Nov - 1986 Jul

Box 2: folder 38-40
Minutes, Newspaper clippings
1939-1947

Box 2: folder 41
Minutes, Newspaper clippings
1946 -1953

Box 3: folder 42-43
Annual Meeting Minutes
1952 May - 1980 Apr

Box 3: folder 44-46
Club Minutes
1953 Apr - 1986 Oct

Box 3: folder 47-49
Executive Committee Minutes
1951 Jun - 1970 Jun

Box 3: folder 50-52
Photographs
1964 May

Box 3: folder 53
Publicity
1954 Oct - ca. 1986

Box 3: folder 54-55
Treasurer's Reports
1952 Apr - 1986 May

Box 3: folder 56-58
Wine Tasting Part-Planning
1981-1990

Box 3: folder 59

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Subjects
  • Smith Club of Cambridge
  • Smith College--Alumni and alumnae

Contributors
  • Conway, Jill K., 1934-
  • Mendenhall, Thomas Corwin


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