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Board of Trustees records, 1850-2013
0.833 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00146

Abstract:
The Board of Trustees records contain materials describing the function, duties, and organization of the Smith College Board of Trustees, including the by-laws, as well as information on various Board members throughout college history.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access:

Access to ALL accessions, except for 2018-A-0059, is restricted. See College Archives staff for assistance.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Historical Note

The Board of Trustees governs many aspects of the college, including financial decisions. Members include the President of the College, the President of the Alumnae Association, the head of student government, alumnae trustees elected by the Alumnae Association, and other regular members elected by the Board of Trustees.

The Board has existed since 1872. In 1889, alumnae trustees were added.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Board of Trustees records contain materials describing the function, duties, and organization of the Smith College Board of Trustees, including the by-laws, as well as information on various members throughout college history. The collection contains records of such activities as building construction, college planning, committees, promotion and tenure, and the election of a new president. The collection includes an alphabetical listing of trustees, as well as more detailed information on several individuals. Types of materials include extensive correspondences, such as letters and memos, newsletters, pamphlets, lists of trustees, by-laws, and newspaper articles.

The Board of Trustees records are organized into four series:
  1. Series I: Meetings and Minutes
  2. Series II: Correspondence
  3. Series II: Committee on Tenure and Promotion
  4. Series IV: Individual Trustee Biographical Files

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

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access:

Access to ALL accessions, except for 2018-A-0059, is restricted. See College Archives staff for assistance.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection: Board of Trustees records, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00146, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

The Board of Trustees records were donated to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources in the years 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2017.


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
Meetings-Notices of
1871-1874 1926

Box 268: folder 1
Minutes-Discredited
1888- 1918 1916

Box 268: folder 2
Minutes
1920-1928

Box 268: folder 3
John M. Greene Award-Euphemia Hare Steffey, '44
1992

Box 268: folder 4
John M. Greene Award Citations
1980-1998

Box 268: folder 5
John M. Greene Committee
1985-1990

Box 268: folder 6
General


Box 269: folder 1
General


Box 269: folder 2
Alumnae Trustees
1888

Box 269: folder 3
By-Laws
1925-1999

Box 269: folder 4
List Trustees
1968-1976

Box 269: folder 5
Correspondence



Appointment of a new President
1917 1956

Box 269: folder 6
Dormitory Construction
1917

Box 269: folder 7
Honorary Degrees
1916-1917

Box 269: folder 8
Infirmary
1917

Box 269: folder 9
Clark L. Seelye to John M. Greene
1894-1905

Box 269: folder 10
Sabbatical Leaves
1917

Box 269: folder 11
Meetings and Minutes


Box 269: folder 12
Neilson Chair
1930-1936

Box 269: folder 13
Photographs
1933-1964

Box 269: folder 14
Planning Committee
1956-1957

Box 269: folder 15
Pledges to General Education Board
1921

Box 269: folder 16
Allen, Charles H.


Box 269: folder 17
Baldwin, Ruth (Bowles)
1887

Box 269: folder 18
Baldwin, William H.
1896

Box 269: folder 19
Ballou, Emily (Crabbe)
1919

Box 269: folder 20
Brooks, Harvey


Box 269: folder 21
Buck, Paul Herman
1952-1962

Box 269: folder 22
Clark, Charles N.
1895-1911

Box 269: folder 23
Cone, Kate (Morris)
1879

Box 269: folder 24
Dawes, Anna L.



Dawes, Anna L.
1889-1938

Box 269: folder 25
Dawes, Anna L.-Correspondence
1889-1896

Box 269: folder 26
Dawes, Anna L.-Correspondence to Charlotte (Cheever) Tucker
1890-1894

Box 269: folder 27
Day, Pomeroy
1951-1960

Box 269: folder 28
DeConingh, Edward H.
1963

Box 269: folder 29
Emerson, Kendall
1917-1935

Box 269: folder 30
Fosdick, Harry Emerson-Recording


Box 269: folder 31
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
1925-1969

Box 269: folder 32
Committee on Promotion and Tenure



Correspondence



General
1920-1923

Box 270: folder 1
General
1923

Box 270: folder 2
General
1924

Box 270: folder 3
General
1925 undated

Box 270: folder 4
William Allan Neilson and Mary Van Kleeck
1923-1925

Box 270: folder 5

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