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Alumnae College Records, 1933-2001
3 boxes (1.3 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 90

Abstract:
The Alumnae College records contain brochures, lecture notes, speeches, reading lists, memos, correspondence, minutes, schedules, press releases, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records 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

Historical Note

Alumnae College, which began in 1933, is an event which takes place during Commencement week. It takes the form of a series of lectures given by professors on topics which, historically, have ranged from discussions of culture and society in Germany to "The Garden: Art and Nature." Smith Alumnae of all ages attend Alumnae College, which allows these alumnae to engage in learning with each other in a very unique way, focusing on one particular topic, and discussing it with alumnae from different classes. In the early years of the program, Alumnae College went on for an entire week, but the recent sessions have lasted only a day or two. Though the collection only contains records through 2001, Alumnae College continues to offer classes.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Alumnae College records contain materials from nearly every year that Alumnae College has taken place. The bulk of the material is from 1933 to the mid-1950s, consisting of brochures, schedules, lecture notes, speeches, press releases, newspaper clippings, and photographs, except for the World War II years. From the 1950s onward, the records are less complete, and consist mostly of brochures, with some photographs, lecture notes, and other miscellanea. The records from 1941 and 1942 are of special interest as they also contain pamphlets and other materials relating to World War II.


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 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:

Alumnae College Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Alumnae College Records were obtained from the Smith College Alumnae Association.


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
Britain
1933

Box 1308: folder 1
Germany
1934

Box 1308: folder 2
France
1935

Box 1308: folder 3
United States
1936

Box 1308: folder 4
The Mediterranean
1937

Box 1308: folder 5
The Renaissance
1938

Box 1308: folder 6
The Liberal Tradition
1939

Box 1308: folder 7
These Last Fifty Years in the United States
1940

Box 1308: folder 8
The Americas
1941

Box 1309: folder 1
Toward World Order
1942

Box 1309: folder 2
Toward World Order
1942

Box 1309: folder 3
State of the Nation
1946

Box 1309: folder 4
The Problem of Liberty Today
1947

Box 1309: folder 5
These Last Fifty Years in the United States
1948

Box 1309: folder 6
Horizon-1949
1949

Box 1309: folder 7
Twentieth Century Revolutions: Reality or Illusion?
1950

Box 1309: folder 8
Here and Now
1951

Box 1309: folder 9
Today's Frontiers: A Challenge to the Individual
1952

Box 1309: folder 10
India: Traditions in a Modern Context
1953

Box 1309: folder 11
Africa South of the Sahara
1954

Box 1309: folder 12
Aspects of Understanding
1955

Box 1309: folder 13
The Risks of Freedom
1956

Box 1309: folder 14
Values and Conformity
1957

Box 1309: folder 15
The Far East: Understandings and the American Role
1958

Box 1309: folder 16
Critical Issues: 1959
1959

Box 1309: folder 17
Symposium on Existentialism
1960

Box 1310: folder 1
The Two Cultures
1961

Box 1310: folder 2
Modern Images of Man and Society
1962

Box 1310: folder 3
The City
1963

Box 1310: folder 4
Minorities in the New World
1964

Box 1310: folder 5
Challenges to Reason
1965

Box 1310: folder 6
Revolution in Politics and Revolution in Literature
1966

Box 1310: folder 7
Science and Society/The American Political System: Miracle or Anachronism?
1967, 1968

Box 1310: folder 8
Man and the Environment: Catastrophe or Control?
1969

Box 1310: folder 9
Man and the Environment: Catastrophe or Control?
1969

Box 1310: folder 10
An Invitation to Versailles: The Court of Louis XIV: Absolutism on State
1970

Box 1310: folder 11
Creativity and Crisis: Politics and Culture in Germany of the 1920s and its Meaning for Our Times
1971

Box 1310: folder 12
A Child Goes Forth
1972

Box 1310: folder 13
In Honor of Professor Max Salvadori: Aftermath of Empire
1973

Box 1310: folder 14
Road Without End…The Experience of Exile
1974

Box 1310: folder 15
Various topics
1975-1982

Box 1310: folder 16
The Art of the Book
1983

Box 1310: folder 17
Various topics
1984-1989

Box 1310: folder 18
Various topics
1991-2001

Box 1310: folder 19

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