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Smith Club of North Shore Records, 1920-[ongoing]
2 boxes (1.21 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 90

Abstract:
Contains minutes, annual meeting reports, membership directories, event fliers, newspaper clippings, and correspondence of the Smith Club of North Shore.

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

The Smith Club of North Shore formed as a fusion between the Lynn Smith Club (founded 1917) and the Salem Smith Club (founded 1919), at the suggestion of the Alumnae Association, in 1934. The early meetings of the groups were social and informal. The Smith Club of North Shore's ongoing Autumn Supper is its longstanding tradition, started in 1948. The supper provides a meal for both alumnae and prospective students, and is the first event in the Club's active year. Annual fundraising events include Macadamia for Academia, begun in 1970, which is the Smith Club of North Shore's spinoff of pecan sales. They also sell S'mints, begun in 1992, which are chocolates with a Grecourt Gate design. Notable Smith alumnae have participated in events for the Smith Club of North Shore, such as Julia McWilliams Child (1934), who gave a lecture in 1990.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains meeting minutes from the 1920s to the late 2000s, annual reports, and documentation of many of the club's events through fliers and newspaper clippings. Most of the material is administrative and reflects minutes of club committees, changes in by-laws, and reports of different meetings and events. Additional materials are plays performed by the Lynn Smith Club at alumnae events during the 1930s, as well as Smith College publications about alumnae clubs and the college.


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:

Smith Club of North Shore, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Smith Club of North Shore 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
Club history
1931

Box 1: folder 1
Club history
1975

Box 1: folder 2
Club history
1976-1988

Box 1: folder 3
By-laws
1954-1977

Box 1: folder 4
Executive Board minutes notebook (disassembled)
1951-1956

Box 1: folder 5
Executive Board minutes notebook
1956-1963

Box 1: folder 6
Executive Board minutes
1964-1966

Box 1: folder 7
Executive Board minutes
1967-1977

Box 1: folder 8
Executive Board minutes
1977-1982

Box 1: folder 9
Board meeting agendas
1987-1995

Box 1: folder 10
Board meeting agendas
1995-2001

Box 1: folder 11
Board minutes
1965-1972

Box 1: folder 12
Board minutes
1972-1978

Box 1: folder 13
Board minutes
1979-1987

Box 1: folder 14
Board minutes
1987-1995

Box 1: folder 15
Annual reports
1928-1959

Box 1: folder 16
Annual reports
1963-1970

Box 1: folder 17
Annual reports
1971-1975

Box 1: folder 18
Annual reports
1975-1979

Box 1: folder 19
Annual reports
1979-1983

Box 1: folder 20
Annual reports
1983-1987

Box 1: folder 21
Annual reports
1987-1991

Box 1: folder 22
Annual reports
1992-1995

Box 1: folder 23
Annual reports
1996-2007

Box 1: folder 24
Annual meeting minutes
1964-1984

Box 1: folder 25
Annual meeting minutes
1984-2007

Box 1: folder 26
Annual meeting flyers
1975-2001

Box 1: folder 27
Reports from Alumnae Council
1984-1989

Box 1: folder 28
Reports from Alumnae Admissions Committee
1998-2004

Box 1: folder 29
Reports from Nominating Committee
1968-1974

Box 1: folder 30
Club minutes notebook
1920-1929

Box 1: folder 31
Club minutes
1963-1966

Box 1: folder 32
Club minutes
1966-1970

Box 1: folder 33
Club minutes
1971-1977

Box 1: folder 34
Club minutes
1977-1991

Box 1: folder 35
Treasurers' reports
1968-2004

Box 1: folder 36
Financial documents
n.d.

Box 1: folder 37
Fundraising
1968-1993

Box 1: folder 38
Fundraising
n.d.

Box 1: folder 39
Photo: Lynn Smith Club, rummage sale to benefit scholarship fund, ca. 1930s
1930s

Box 1: folder 40
Officers and directors
1963-1993

Box 1: folder 41
Officers and directors
1995-2005

Box 1: folder 42
Membership lists
1955-2007

Box 1: folder 43
Membership
1959-1972

Box 1: folder 44
Membership
1972-1988

Box 1: folder 45
Membership
1988-1999

Box 1: folder 46
Membership
2000-2003

Box 1: folder 47
Correspondence
1931-1976

Box 1: folder 48
Correspondence
1978-1991

Box 1: folder 49
Correspondence
1991-1992

Box 1: folder 50
Correspondence
1992-1995

Box 1: folder 51
Correspondence
1996-1998

Box 1: folder 52
Correspondence
1998-2007

Box 1: folder 53
Events
1933-1977

Box 2: folder 1
Events
1978-1989

Box 2: folder 2
Events
1990-1994

Box 2: folder 3
Events
1994-2003

Box 2: folder 4
Events
2004-2007

Box 2: folder 5
Events: Club calendars
1974-1995

Box 2: folder 6
Newsletters
1990-2007

Box 2: folder 7
Clippings
1935-2002

Box 2: folder 8
Play scripts
1935-1937

Box 2: folder 9
Notebook of Alumnae College attendee, Josephine Esselen (1938)
1985-1993

Box 2: folder 10

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