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Board of Trustees Records, 1877-[ongoing]
14 boxes (15.2 linear ft.)

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:

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

Access to boxes #268 and #275.3 is restricted.

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

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.

Harriet (Bliss) Ford graduated from Smith College in 1899. She served as the first chairman of the Alumnae Fund Committee and as a director of the Alumnae Association before becoming a trustee of the college in 1928. She was the first resident trustee, and lived at the college from 1931 until the end of her term in 1936. Harriet Ford also participated in national service organizations, such as the American Red Cross and YWCA, was chairman of the Paris committee of the Smith College Relief Unit in France, and was a civic leader in the city of Northampton until her death in 1964.

Dorothy Nepper Marshall graduated from Smith College in 1935, and went on to receive her PhD from Bryn Mawr College. She was a dean at Bryn Mawr for more than twenty years, before moving to work for UMass Boston. She held the position of vice-chancellor there for several years, and was considered to be one of the highest-ranking women in education. She held many trusteeships, including the Ford Foundation, Holy Cross College, and Smith College. She was trustee of Smith from 1959-1969, and then again as Chairman from 1975 until her retirement in 1980.

Charlotte (Cheever) Tucker graduated from Smith College in 1891. She was a trustee of the college from 1889-1895.

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 Harriet (Bliss) Ford individual files contain materials describing her activities as a trustee of the college, member of the Alumnae Association, and civic leader. The materials cover the tour of the country she made as a trustee speaking to prospective students and alumnae clubs. Types of materials include extensive correspondences, publications, articles, and poetry by Harriet Ford, photographs, newspaper articles, and speeches.

The Dorothy Nepper Marshall individual files contain materials from her years as a scholar, consisting almost entirely of correspondences with institutions, as well as some biographical information. Types of materials include letters, memos, newspaper clippings, photographs, some writings, notes, and research materials.

The Charlotte (Cheever) Tucker files contain materials describing her daily life, some family history, and some of her activities with the Alumnae Association and as a trustee of the college. Types of materials include correspondences, journals, genealogy charts, tuition bills, photographs, and writings.

Organization of the Collection:

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


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

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

Access to boxes #268 and #275.3 is restricted.

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:

Smith College Board of Trustees, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Board of Trustees Records 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
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, n.d.

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

Box 270: folder 5
Ford, Harriet (Bliss)



General
1899-1935, n.d.

Box 271: folder 1
Biographical Record
1922-1964

Box 271: folder 2
Capen House
1935

Box 271: folder 3
Century of Progress
1933-1934

Box 271: folder 4
European Recovery Plan
1948

Box 271: folder 5
Fight for Freedom
1941-1942

Box 271: folder 6
Five and Seven Colleges
1932-1933

Box 271: folder 7
Ford, George Burdett
1919-1941

Box 271: folder 8
French Relief
1945-1946

Box 271: folder 9
League of Women Voters
1952

Box 271: folder 10
Mss- Pearman, Mabel capelle
n.d.

Box 271: folder 11
Mss- Summering on Tyler Court
n.d.

Box 271: folder 12
Neilson, William Allan



Chair of Research
1935

Box 271: folder 13
Death-Resolution of Alumnae Association
1946

Box 271: folder 14
Dinners
1929

Box 271: folder 15
Dinners
1937

Box 271: folder 16
Portraits
1929

Box 271: folder 17
Scholarships
1932-1933

Box 271: folder 18
Speech
1937

Box 271: folder 19
New Creation
1930

Box 271: folder 20
Photographs
1877-1892

Box 271: folder 21
Photographs
1892-1896

Box 271: folder 22
Photographs
1897-1900

Box 271: folder 23
Photographs
1901-1919

Box 271: folder 24
Photographs
1920-

Box 271: folder 25
Photographs-Birthday Party
1956

Box 271: folder 26
Photographs-Index


Box 271: folder 27
Publications



"the Cricket"
1904

Box 272: folder 1
"In the Smith Tradition"
1945

Box 272: folder 2
League of Nations
1925

Box 272: folder 3
"March-Time Duet"
1935

Box 272: folder 4
"The Minor Poet"
n.d.

Box 272: folder 5
"A House for the Towne"
1952-1954

Box 272: folder 6
Poetry Scrapbook
1897-1928

Box 272: folder 7
"Return of a Native"
1899-1932

Box 272: folder 8
"Smith College Weekly" Editorial
1933

Box 272: folder 9
"Stephen Phillips"
1903

Box 272: folder 10
"The Tel Club"
n.d.

Box 272: folder 11
"The Trustees Look at the Future"
1932

Box 272: folder 12
The Reel
1933-1934

Box 272: folder 13
The Reel
1875-1953

Box 272: folder 14
Resignation
1936-1955

Box 272: folder 15
Smith Clubs
1932

Box 272: folder 16
Smith Primer
1946

Box 272: folder 17
75th Anniversary Correspondence
1949-1950

Box 272: folder 18
Snow, Florence H.-Retirement Skit
1948

Box 272: folder 19
Trustee Appointment
1931

Box 272: folder 20
Trustees, Criticism-Barnes, H.E.
1928-1934

Box 272: folder 21
Trustees, Criticism-Parshley, H.
1934

Box 272: folder 22
Trustees-Meetings
1931

Box 272: folder 23
Trustees-Reports
n.d.

Box 272: folder 24
United Nations Weekend
1948-1949

Box 272: folder 25
War Bond Campaign
1942-1944

Box 272: folder 26
Correspondence



Alumnae Association
1936-1937

Box 273: folder 1
Anderson, Dorothy May
1936

Box 273: folder 2
Baldwin, Ruth (Bowles)
1932

Box 273: folder 3
Bacon, Josephine Daskam
1921

Box 273: folder 4
Berliss, Ruth Ernestine
1932

Box 273: folder 5
Bolster, Susanne Ricker
1934

Box 273: folder 6
Chase, Mary Ellen
1935

Box 273: folder 7
Churchill, Ruth (Pierson)
1949-1950

Box 273: folder 8
Comstock, Ada Louise
1931

Box 273: folder 9
Conkling, Grace (Hazard)
1924

Box 273: folder 10
Cutter, Annie Spencer
1935

Box 273: folder 11
Davidson, Adaline (Allen)
1933

Box 273: folder 12
Davies, Hallie Flanagan
1952

Box 273: folder 13
Development Fund
1962

Box 273: folder 14
Eller, Alice (Seely)
1935

Box 273: folder 15
Evans, Bess Orr
1935

Box 273: folder 16
Emerson, Kendall
1932

Box 273: folder 17
Finley, John Huston
1935

Box 273: folder 18
Ford, Harriet (Bliss)
1936

Box 273: folder 19
Gleason, Emily (Clapp)
1936

Box 273: folder 20
Hill, Edith Naomi
n.d.

Box 273: folder 21
Hodgkinson, Laura (Cabot)
1952

Box 273: folder 22
Kimball, Charlotte (Smith)
n.d.

Box 273: folder 23
League of Women Voters
1932

Box 273: folder 24
Martin, Caro (Taylor)
1931

Box 273: folder 25
Morrow, Elizabeth (Cutter)
1933-1934

Box 273: folder 26
Murphy, Mary Carolyn
1934

Box 273: folder 27
Neilson, William Allan-Faculty Salaries
1927

Box 273: folder 28
Neilson, William Allan
1929-1935

Box 273: folder 29
Norton, Katherine (Garrison)
n.d.

Box 273: folder 30
Perkins, James H.
1932

Box 273: folder 31
Prince, Winifred (Notman)
1925

Box 273: folder 32
Rausch, Louise (Cornell)
1932

Box 273: folder 33
Ripperger, Henrietta (Sperry)
1932

Box 273: folder 34
Sabin, Florence Rena
1935

Box 273: folder 35
Spahr, Jean (Fine)
1928

Box 273: folder 36
Teagle, Alice (Wright)
1933-1935

Box 273: folder 37
Wells, Marguerite Milton
n.d.

Box 273: folder 38
Right, Benjamin Fletcher
1950-1956

Box 273: folder 39
Zinsser, Dorothy (Douglas)
1935

Box 273: folder 40
Speeches



General Speeches


Box 274: folder 1
Anniversary
1925

Box 274: folder 2
Alumnae Council
1926

Box 274: folder 3
Alumnae Association
1927

Box 274: folder 4
Alumnae Association
1928

Box 274: folder 5
Alumnae Association
1929

Box 274: folder 6
Alumnae Association
1932

Box 274: folder 7
Alumnae Association
1935

Box 274: folder 8
Alumnae Association
1936

Box 274: folder 9
Alumnae Council
1932

Box 274: folder 10
Alumnae Council
1935

Box 274: folder 11
Alumnae Council
1936

Box 274: folder 12
Baldwin Round House Table


Box 274: folder 13
Bennett School, Buffalo, New York
1935

Box 274: folder 14
Bridgeport, Conn.
1935

Box 274: folder 15
Burnham School
1952

Box 274: folder 16
Class of 1899
1899-1909

Box 274: folder 17
Class of 1924
1924

Box 274: folder 18
Class of 1927
1927

Box 274: folder 19
Growth in Opportunities for College Women in the professions and covations


Box 274: folder 20
M.I.T. Student Visitors


Box 274: folder 21
Press Board


Box 274: folder 22
Smith Clubs
1934

Box 274: folder 23
Smith in Washington
1934-1935

Box 274: folder 24
Student Assembly
1932

Box 274: folder 25
Student Assembly
1934

Box 274: folder 26
Student Assembly
1935

Box 274: folder 27
Student Assembly
1936

Box 274: folder 28
Student Assembly
1946

Box 274: folder 29
Tours



Tour 1
1933

Box 275: folder 1
Tour 1-Alumnae Association
1933

Box 275: folder 2
Tour 1-Dallas
1933

Box 275: folder 3
Tour 1-Denver
1933

Box 275: folder 4
Tour 1-Kansas City
1933

Box 275: folder 5
Tour 1-Omaha
1933

Box 275: folder 6
Tour 1-St. Louis
1933

Box 275: folder 7
Tour 1-Tulsa
1933-1934

Box 275: folder 8
Tour 2
1934

Box 275: folder 9
Tour 2-Atlanta
1934

Box 275: folder 10
Tour 2-Augusta, Charlotte, Charleston, Richmond
1934

Box 275: folder 11
Tour 2-Wilmington
1935

Box 275: folder 12
Tour 2-Winston-Salem
1932-1934

Box 275: folder 13
Tour 3
1934

Box 275: folder 14
Tour 3-Duluth
1934-1935

Box 275: folder 15
Tour 3-Milwaukee
1934

Box 275: folder 16
Tour 3-Minneapolis and Oshkosh
1934

Box 275: folder 17
Tour 3-St. Paul


Box 275: folder 18
Tour 3-South Bend
1934

Box 275: folder 19
Tour 4
1936

Box 275: folder 20
Tour 5
1935-1936

Box 275: folder 21
Tour 5-Albuquerque
1936

Box 275: folder 22
Tour 5-Alumnae Association
1936

Box 275: folder 23
Tour 5-California
1936

Box 275: folder 24
Tour 5-Santa Fe
1936

Box 275: folder 25
Tour 5-Washington
1936

Box 275: folder 26
Marshall, Dorothy Nepper



Biography
1946-1986

Box 275.1: folder 1
Correspondence



General
1946-1975

Box 275.1: folder 2
General
1976-1985, n.d.

Box 275.1: folder 3
Bryn Mawr
1970-1985, n.d.

Box 275.1: folder 4
College of the Holy Cross
1970-1980

Box 275.1: folder 5
Ford Foundation
1972-1985, n.d.

Box 275.1: folder 6
National Endowment for the Humanities
1974-1982

Box 275.1: folder 7
Northfield Mt. Herman
1981-1985, n.d.

Box 275.1: folder 8
UMass Boston
1971-1981, n.d.

Box 275.1: folder 9
Smith College
1959-1982

Box 275.1: folder 10
University of Southern Maine
1980-1985

Box 275.2: folder 1
Writings/Notes
1937-1976

Box 275.2: folder 2
Writings/Notes
1977-1985

Box 275.2: folder 3
Writings/Notes
n.d.

Box 275.2: folder 4
Writings/Notes-University of Southern Maine
1983-1985

Box 275.2: folder 5
Research File
1982-1985, n.d.

Box 275.2: folder 6
Photographs
1970-1982, n.d.

Box 275.2: folder 7
Memorabilia
1972-1981, n.d.

Box 275.2: folder 8
Correspondence-Bryn Mawr
1969-1985, n.d.

Box 275.3: folder 1
Note:

RESTRICTED

Correspondence-Smith Board of Trustees
1972-1985

Box 275.3: folder 2
Note:

RESTRICTED

Correspondence-Smith Consultancy
1980

Box 275.3: folder 3
Note:

RESTRICTED

Galbraith, Archibald
1929-1939

Box 276: folder 1
Gillett, Arthur L.
1923

Box 276: folder 2
Gillett, Edward Bates
1899, n.d.

Box 276: folder 3
Greene, John Morton
1883

Box 276: folder 4
Gulliver, Charlotte Chester
1884

Box 276: folder 5
Hanes, John W.
1942

Box 276: folder 6
Henderson, Alexander I.
1951-1954

Box 276: folder 7
Hidden, Molly
1951

Box 276: folder 8
Hofer, Philip
1936, 1984

Box 276: folder 9
Hood, Donald
1999

Box 276: folder 10
Hoskins, Harold Boies
1941-1951

Box 276: folder 11
Hubbard, George W.
1876

Box 276: folder 12
Ingersall, Robert S.
1966

Box 276: folder 13
Kane, Amanda (Bryan)
1927

Box 276: folder 14
Knight, Francis McMaster
1946-1956

Box 276: folder 15
LaCroix, Morris Felton
1935-1955

Box 276: folder 16
Lamont, Thomas S.
1941

Box 276: folder 17
Lamont, Thomas William, Jr.
1928-1976

Box 276: folder 18
Lewis, Phoebe Reese
1989

Box 276: folder 19
McCallum, George Bliss
1918-1928

Box 276: folder 20
Mendenhall, Thomas C.
1959-1975

Box 276: folder 21
Michel, Anthony L.


Box 276: folder 22
Morgan, Constance Morrow
1933-1995

Box 276: folder 23
Noyes, Lucia (Clapp)
1881

Box 276: folder 24
Morgenthau, Robert M.
1977

Box 276: folder 25
Northrup, Birdsey Grant


Box 276: folder 26
Park, Edward A.
1872-1892

Box 276: folder 27
Parker, Franklin Eddy Jr.
1949

Box 276: folder 28
Perkins, James Handasyd
1935

Box 276: folder 29
Raymond, Eleanor Agnes
1919-1981

Box 276: folder 30
Rosenberry, Cicely
1962

Box 276: folder 31
Sachs, Paul J.
1965

Box 276: folder 32
Seelye, Julius H.
1849-1914

Box 276: folder 33
Seelye, L. Clark to Charlotte (Cheever) Tucker
1893-1896

Box 276: folder 34
Seelye, L. Clark to Anna L. Dawes
1890-1893

Box 276: folder 35
Sheffield, Frederick
1967

Box 276: folder 36
Smith, Frank


Box 276: folder 37
Stevenson, George Stanley
1921-1931, 1932-1949

Box 276: folder 38
Symonds, H. Gardiner
1950-1954

Box 276: folder 39
Taylor, Nell Cochrane
1951

Box 276: folder 40
Tyler, William Seymour
1871-1946

Box 276: folder 41
Tyler, William Seymour-Photographs
1897

Box 276: folder 42
Tucker, Charlotte (Cheever)


Box 276: folder 43
Valentine, Alan Chester
1933

Box 276: folder 44
Van Dusen, Henry P.
1945-1950

Box 276: folder 45
Vaughan, Richard Henry
1971-1980

Box 276: folder 46
Wallace, Rodney
1885-1947

Box 276: folder 47
Washburn, H. Bradford
1938, 1967

Box 276: folder 48
Washburn, William Barrett
1850-1980

Box 276: folder 49
White, Alexander M.
1956-1960

Box 276: folder 50
Woods, Robert McEwen
1893-1924

Box 276: folder 51
Wyzanski, Judge Charles Edward Jr.
1949-1952

Box 276: folder 52
Tucker, Charlotte (Cheever)



Biography
1858-1917, n.d.

Box 277: folder 1
Biography-Genealogy
1901-1931, n.d.

Box 277: folder 2
Biography-Misc. Lists, Account Book
1878-1928, n.d.

Box 277: folder 3
Biography-Journals
1882-1888, 1894, 1903

Box 277: folder 4
Correspondence


Box 277: folder 5
Education
1877-1879

Box 277: folder 6
Lecture Notes-First Chapel
1877

Box 277: folder 7
Lecture Notes-Old Testament Lectures by Pres. Seelye
1878

Box 277: folder 8
Poetry, Speech, Report
1871-1916

Box 277: folder 9
Photographs
1867-1910

Box 277: folder 10
Journal
1879

Box 277: folder 11
Journal
1879-1880

Box 277: folder 12
Correspondence



General
1880-1927, n.d.

Box 278: folder 1
Burton, Marion LeRoy
1910

Box 278: folder 2
Caverno, Julia Harwood
1895

Box 278: folder 3
Cheever, Charlotte Barrell to family
1878-1885

Box 278: folder 4
Cheever, Louisa Sewall
1917

Box 278: folder 5
Frost, Mary Adeline
1896

Box 278: folder 6
Harris, George
1920

Box 278: folder 7
Howells, William Dean
1923

Box 278: folder 8
Huntington, Eliza Prentiss
1917-1931

Box 278: folder 9
Jordan, Mary Augusta
1891

Box 278: folder 10
Kapp, Marie F.
1893

Box 278: folder 11
Rockwood, Ellen (Cheever)
1886-1927

Box 278: folder 12
Scudder, Vida Dutton
1893

Box 278: folder 13
Seelye, Laurenus Clark
1909

Box 278: folder 14
Tucker, Charlotte to William J. Tucker
1901-1926

Box 278: folder 15
Tucker, William Jewett
1886-1887

Box 278: folder 16
Tucker, William Jewett
1887

Box 278: folder 17
Tucker, William Jewett
1887

Box 278: folder 18
Tucker, William Jewett
1901

Box 278: folder 19
Wheeler, Elizabeth (Cheever)
1919-1925

Box 278: folder 20
Woods, Robert Archey
1925

Box 278: folder 21

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