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Smith Club of Palm Beaches records, 1960-2005
1.25 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00318

Abstract:
The Smith Club of Palm Beaches began in 1959 as an informal sect of the nearby Smith Club of Fort Lauderdale. This collection contains minutes, membership directories, event programs, financial records, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and a scrapbook documenting the Smith Club of Palm Beaches's activities.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

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.

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Biographical / Historical

The Smith Club of Palm Beaches began in 1959 as an informal sect of the nearby Smith Club of Fort Lauderdale. This new group consisted of Mrs. David Chandler Prince (1911), Mrs. Lee Porter (1912), and Mrs. John Eldredge Smith (1931). These three women resided in the Palm Beaches, Florida, area and met informally with Mrs. Ralph Smith (1931) at local hotels and restaurants. It was not until the Smith Club of Palm Beaches was officially recognized by the Alumnae Association in 1965 that they gathered at regular monthly luncheon meetings at Testa's Restaurant in Palm Beaches. The Club's by-laws were amended in 1973 and 1981. Members include Smith alumnae residing from Boca Raton to Vero Beaches, Florida.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of several decades' worth of minutes and meeting agendas, as well as extensive newspaper clippings documenting the club's activities. Official records of Alumnae Councils and donations to the Alumnae Fund for scholarships are also in the files. Additional material ranges from photographs of club events to fundraising efforts, events announcements and invitations, and membership directories from 1966 to 2005.


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

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

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

Smith Club of Palm Beaches records, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00318, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

The Smith Club of Palm Beaches 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
Alumnae Council, Smith College
1963-1989

Box 1
Announcements
1962-2000

Box 1
Annual Reports
1966-1989

Box 1
By-laws
1973-1981

Box 1
Club History
1960-1991

Box 1
Community Calling Program/Capital Campaign for Smith
1966-1989

Box 1
Correspondence: Alumnae Association of Smith College
1965-1988

Box 1
Correspondence: Career Development Office
1986-1987

Box 1
Correspondence: Miscellaneous
1961-2001

Box 1
Correspondence: Other Smith Clubs
1967-1971

Box 1
Directories
1966-2005

Box 2
Finances: Tax Exempt Status
1974

Box 2
Fundraising/Pecan Sales
1969-1999

Box 2
Guests: Conway, Jill Ker
1975-1976

Box 2
Guests: Hindmarsh, Ronald
1967-1968

Box 2
Minutes and Agendas
1965-1982

Box 2
Minutes and Agendas
1983-2003

Box 2
Miscellaneous
1968-1988

Box 3
Networking Questionnaire
1993

Box 3
Newsletters
1966-2000

Box 3
Newspaper Clippings
1960-1998

Box 3
Photographs
1986-1992

Box 3
President's Letters
1966-2002

Box 3
Presidents: Smith, Ethel
1966-1968

Box 3
Program Arrangements
1986-1988

Box 3
Scholarship Candidates/Alumnae Admissions Committee
1963-1990

Box 3
Scrapbook Contents
1961-1966

Box 3

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