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Edith Naomi Hill Papers, 1913-1975
1 box (5 linear inches)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Editor-in-Chief of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly. Contains biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, and publications.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Edith Naomi Hill was born on April 10, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Calvin H. and Naomi (Childs) Hill. She was educated at Miss Capen's Boarding School in Northampton, MA and eventually went on to graduate from Smith College in 1903. From 1908 to 1910, Hill attended Columbia University, studying History, English, and Philosophy. Also in 1910, she became Editor in Chief of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly, which had been established only a year earlier. In 1928, Hill was granted an Honorary Master of the Arts Degree by President W.A. Neilson of Smith College. Ten years later, in 1938, Hill retired from her position at the Alumnae Quarterly, but continued to work in the publications department until 1952. She devoted much of her energy and efforts to the students of Smith College, and was an active member of the Northampton community. On crutches since childhood, she fought ill health and failing eyesight her entire life, until April 9, 1975. She passed away one day short of her 94th birthday in the Amherst Nursing Home.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches and publications relating to Hill's career at Smith College and elsewhere.


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

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

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

Edith Naomi Hill Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Edith Naomi Hill Papers were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.

Contents List
Capen Boarding School
1952

Box 867: folder 1
Capen School Photo Album
n.d.

Box 867: folder 2
Editor - Smith Alumnae Quarterly
1913-1975

Box 867: folder 3
Honorary Degree
1928

Box 867: folder 4
The Innocent
1967

Box 867: folder 5
Photographs
1928-1956

Box 867: folder 6
Speeches
1935-1959

Box 867: folder 7
Speeches - Hop Scotching Alum
1936-1956

Box 867: folder 8
Publications - Faith Builds a College
1950

Box 867: folder 9
Publications - Magic Carpets
1950-1960

Box 867: folder 10
Publications - Page Gerturde Bell
1957

Box 867: folder 11
Publications - Poems
1946

Box 867: folder 12
Publications - Senda Berenson
n.d.

Box 867: folder 13
Publications - Wartime Report
1943

Box 867: folder 14

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