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Smith Club of Palm Beaches Records, 1960-[ongoing]
3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
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:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of 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 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 of the Collection

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:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of 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 Palm Beaches Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

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 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
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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