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Historical Postcard Collection, 1900-[ongoing]
1.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00003

Abstract:
Postcards depicting various campus buildings and grounds and local scenes. Images of the Grecourt gates, Paradise Pond, campus houses and administrative and teaching buildings.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

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.

Smith College Archives

Biographical / Historical

The materials in this collection have been accumulated over the years from various sources.

Scope and Contents

The Postcard Collection contains cancelled and unmarked postcards dating from the college's early years to the present with the bulk of the collection falling between 1900 and 1950. The postcards are black and white, monochrome and color; some of them contain written messages. The postcards depict various campus and local scenes including most of the campus buildings and landmarks; local landmarks, including private homes and public areas in the pioneer valley; and various events, people and places important to the college. Included in the collection are sets and a booklet of postcards picturing the campus and Northampton. Of special interest are images of the WAVES, Grecourt gates (France) and President Calvin Coolidge's house. One item of particular interest is a special issue postcard of Northampton scenes, filed under "Northampton environs," that features an accordion style, pop-out section.

The postcards are arranged alphabetically by subject.


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

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

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:

Historical Postcard Collection, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00003, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Additional Formats

Images from this collection are also available online as part of the Five College Archives Digital Access Project.

History of the Collection

The materials in this collection have been accumulated over the years from various sources.

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.


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
Admissions


Box 44
Ainsworth Gymnasium


Box 44
Albright House


Box 44
Allen Field


Box 44
Alumnae House - interior


Box 44
Alumnae House - exterior


Box 44
"The Anchorage" - 103 South Street


Box 44
12 Arnold Avenue


Box 44
Athletic Fields


Box 44
Baldwin House


Box 44
Bedford Terrace No. 6


Box 44
Bedford Terrace No. 8


Box 44
Belmont Avenue


Box 44
Belmont Avenue No. 9


Box 44
Belmont Avenue No. 13


Box 44
Belmont Avenue No. 16


Box 44
Belmont Avenue No. 21


Box 44
Belmont Avenue No. 22


Box 44
Belmont Avenue No. 30


Box 44
Boat House


Box 44
Botanic Gardens


Box 44
Burton Hall


Box 44
Campus


Box 44
Capen House


Box 44
Chapin House


Box 44
Clark House


Box 44
College Hall


Box 44
Comstock House


Box 44
Calvin Coolidge's Home


Box 44
Cushing House


Box 44
Davis Student Center


Box 44
Dawes House


Box 44
Delta Sigma - 114 South Street


Box 44
Dewey House


Box 44
Dickinson House


Box 44
Duckett House (formerly Southwick House)


Box 44
Ellen Emerson House


Box 44
Elm Street Houses


Box 44
Faculty Center


Box 44
The Field House


Box 44
Franklin King House


Box 44
Gardiner House


Box 44
Gateway House


Box 44
General

see also: President's House

Gates (old)


Box 44
Gillett House


Box 44
General

see also Northrop House

Grecourt Gates at Smith


Box 44
Grecourt, France


Box 44
Green Street No. 26


Box 44
Green Street No. 30


Box 44
Green Street No. 36


Box 44
Gymnasium: Alumnae


Box 44
Gymnasium: Scott


Box 44
Hatfield House


Box 44
Haven House


Box 44
Chapel: Helen Hills Hills


Box 44
Hillyer Art Gallery


Box 44
Hockanum Ferry


Box 44
Hopkins House


Box 44
Hubbard House


Box 44
Infirmary: Elizabeth Mason


Box 44
Ivy Day


Box 44
Japenese Tea Hut and Garden


Box 44
John M. Greene Hall - interior


Box 44
John M. Greene Hall - exterior


Box 44
Jordan House


Box 44
Juniper Lodge


Box 44
Lamont Bridge


Box 44
Lanning Fountain


Box 44.1
Laura Scales House


Box 44.1
Lawrence House


Box 44.1
Library: William Allen Neilson


Box 44.1
Lilly Hall


Box 44.1
Lyman Plant House


Box 44.1
Martha Wilson


Box 44.1
Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts


Box 44.1
Moliere Celebration


Box 44.1
Morris House


Box 44.1
Morrow House


Box 44.1
Museum of Art


Box 44.1
Northampton Environs


Box 44.1
Northrop House


Box 44.1
Observatory


Box 44.1
Orchards


Box 44.1
Paradise Pond


Box 44.1
Paradise Road


Box 44.1
Park House


Box 44.1
Parsons House


Box 44.1
Pierce Hall


Box 44.1
Plymouth Hall


Box 44.1
Pomeroy House


Box 44.1
President's House


Box 44.1
General

see also: Gateway House

The Quad


Box 44.1
Sage Hall


Box 44.1
Seelye, President Laurenus Clark


Box 44.1
Seelye Hall


Box 44.1
Sessions House


Box 44.1
Sets


Box 44.1
Smith Seal


Box 44.1
Sophia Smith and Smith Homestead


Box 44.1
Southwick House


Box 44.1
General

See: Duckett House

Stoddard Hall


Box 44.1
Students' Building


Box 44.1
Talbot House


Box 44.1
Tenney House


Box 44.1
Tryon Art Gallery


Box 44.1
Tyler House


Box 44.1
Wallace House


Box 44.1
Washburn House


Box 44.1
WAVES


Box 44.1
West Street No. 75


Box 44.1
Wilder House


Box 44.1
Ziskind House


Box 44.1

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • Northampton (Mass.)--Pictorial works.
  • Smith College--Pictorial works.
  • Smith College.


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