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Out But Not Down Club Records, 1952-1998
2 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 40

Abstract:
The records contain minutes, photographs, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, membership directories, and reunion materials documenting the Out But Not Down Club's activities.

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 papers must be requested from the College Archives. The Archives has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The Out But Not Down Club (OBND) was the generous innovation created by Albert Blakeslee, Professor of Botany and Director of the Smith College Genetics Experiment Station, 1942-1954. When his wife Margaret Blakeslee died in 1947 he donated money to the college to create a memorial fund in her honor called "An Investment in Friendship." The memorial fund supports the activities of the OBND Club which primarily consist of several dinners each year featuring speakers on a wide variety of topics. Members of the Smith College faculty and administration who plan to continue living in the Northampton area are eligible for membership when they retire.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the club consist of memos, correspondence, photographs, treasurer's reports, meeting minutes, invitations, financial records, newsletters, officers lists, CVs of members, mailing lists, speeches, and information about the various speakers over the years.


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 papers must be requested from the College Archives. The Archives has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

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

Out But Not Down Club Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The records of the Out But Not Down Club have been donated over the years by the secretary of the club at the time.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives

Language
English

Contents List
Records
1952-53

Box 646: folder 1
Records
1953-54

Box 646: folder 2
Records
1954-55

Box 646: folder 3
Records
1955-56

Box 646: folder 4
Records
1956-57

Box 646: folder 5
Records
1957-58

Box 646: folder 6
Records
1958-59

Box 646: folder 7
Records
1959-60

Box 646: folder 8
Records
1960-61

Box 646: folder 9
Records
1961-62

Box 646: folder 10
Records
1962-63

Box 646: folder 11
Records
1963-64

Box 646: folder 12
Records
1964-65

Box 646: folder 13
Records
1965-67

Box 646: folder 14
Records
1967-69

Box 646: folder 15
Records
1969-73

Box 646: folder 16
Records
1973-75

Box 646: folder 17
Records
1975-78

Box 646: folder 18
Photographs
n.d.

Box 646: folder 19
Newspaper clippings
n.d.

Box 646: folder 20
Treasurer's Reports
1967-70

Box 646: folder 21
25th Anniversary records
1977

Box 646: folder 22
Records
1975-84

Box 646.1: folder 1
Records
1984-87

Box 646.1: folder 2
Records
1987-88

Box 646.1: folder 3
Records
1988-89

Box 646.1: folder 4
Records
1989-90

Box 646.1: folder 5
Records
1990-91

Box 646.1: folder 6
Records
1991-92

Box 646.1: folder 7
Records
1991-92

Box 646.1: folder 8
Records
1992-93

Box 646.1: folder 9
Records
1992-94

Box 646.1: folder 10
Records
1994-95

Box 646.1: folder 11
Records
1995-96

Box 646.1: folder 12
Records
1996-97

Box 646.1: folder 13
Records
1997-98

Box 646.1: folder 14

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