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Mountain Day and Picnics Files, 1882-[ongoing]
2 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
Smith College tradition. Contains photographs, clippings, and memorabilia.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

All of the files are open to the public according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. In order to publish any material contained in the records of Mountain Day and Picnics, permission must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Mountain Day has remained a unique and much-anticipated holiday at Smith College since it was first celebrated in October 1877. According to an article written in The Sophian in 1970, "On this occasion, the date of which is unknown to all except [the college president], bells ring to announce a surprise holiday on which all academic appointments are cancelled." Students are encouraged to use this day to take long walks or bike rides and to enjoy a beautiful fall day free from the stress of everyday life.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The majority of the material is composed of photographs and newspaper clippings documenting Smith's celebration of Mountain Day from 1882 to the present. All of the materials are arranged chronologically, while undated and miscellaneous materials are located at the back of each document box.

The material is arranged chronologically.


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

All of the files are open to the public according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. In order to publish any material contained in the records of Mountain Day and Picnics, permission must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Preferred Citation

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

Mountain Day and Picnics Files, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection
Accruals:

Additions to these records arrive in the College Archives on a regular basis. Please contact the College Archives for the most up-to-date information.

Processing Information

Processed by Abby Schlessinger.


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

Contents List
Photos, Programs
1882

Box 3083
Program
1883

Box 3083
Photos
1884

Box 3083
Programs
1886

Box 3083
Photos
1887

Box 3083
Photos
1891

Box 3083
Photos
1892

Box 3083
Photos
1893

Box 3083
Photos
1894

Box 3083
Photos
1895

Box 3083
Photos, Clippings
1896

Box 3083
Photos
1897

Box 3083
Photos
1898

Box 3083
Photos, Memorabilia
1899

Box 3083
Photos
1900

Box 3083
Photos
1901

Box 3083
Photos
1902

Box 3083
Photos
1903

Box 3083
Photos
1904

Box 3083
Photos
1905

Box 3083
Photos, Clippings
1905

Box 3083
Photos
1906

Box 3083
Photos
1907

Box 3083
Photos
1908

Box 3083
Photos
1909

Box 3083
Photos
1910

Box 3083
Photos
1911

Box 3083
Photos
1912

Box 3083
Photos
1913

Box 3083
Photos
1914

Box 3083
Photos
1915

Box 3083
Photos
1916

Box 3083
Clippings, Photos
1917

Box 3083
Notes, Photos
1918

Box 3083
Photos
1923

Box 3083
Photos
1925

Box 3083
Clippings
1927

Box 3083
Photos
1928

Box 3083
Photos
1930

Box 3083
Clippings, Photos
1931

Box 3083
Photos
1932

Box 3083
Notes, Photos
1933

Box 3083
Clippings
1934

Box 3083
Clippings, Photos
1936

Box 3083
Clipping, Photos
1937

Box 3083
Clippings
1938

Box 3083
Clippings, Photos
1940

Box 3083
Clippings, Photos
1941

Box 3083
Clippings
1942

Box 3083
Clippings
1943

Box 3083
Clippings
1944

Box 3083
Photos
1945

Box 3083
Clippings
1946

Box 3083
Photos
1947

Box 3083
Clippings
1948

Box 3083
Misc. Clippings
1982-1949

Box 3083
Photos
1950

Box 3083.1
Photos
1951

Box 3083.1
Photos
1952-1953

Box 3083.1
Photos
1954

Box 3083.1
Clippings, Photos
1955-1960

Box 3083.1
Clippings, Photos
1960-1979

Box 3083.1
Clippings, Photos
1980 -

Box 3083.1
Clippings, Photos
n.d.

Box 3083.1
Misc. Clippings
1950 -

Box 3083.1

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Subjects
  • Smith College--Mountain Day.

Contributors
  • Smith College.


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