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Smith Club of Philadelphia Records, 1924-[ongoing]
2 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 90

Abstract:
Contains minutes, membership directories, programs, financial records, and correspondence documenting the Smith Club of Philadelphia'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 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 Philadelphia was founded in 1923 with 103 original members. President William A. Neilson played a large part in organizing many of the club's early programs, which commonly included talks by Smith alumae and faculty, as well as other local professionals. The club has a history of participating in many of the Alumnae Club traditions, such as pecan sales, teas for accepted and graduating students, and scholarship funds for local Smithies. The club has also hosted a number of more unique activities, such as theater benefits from Treasure Island (1924) to Mame (1996).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Minutes and correspondence make up the large majority of this collection. Minutes of general and executive board meetings give a detailed record of club business and programs, as well as attendance. The correspondence is between board members, club members, and various members of Smith College faculty and staff. Additionally present are financial records, comprised of treasurer's reports, budgets, and receipts of college and scholarship gifts. Various materials such as program invitations, newspaper clippings, and reports on benefits, scholarships, and 7-college relations are also included.


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 Philadelphia Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Smith Club of Philadelphia 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
List of Board Members and Reports on New Jersey Representatives
1957-72

Box 1
President's Notes and Mailings
1962-70

Box 1
Minutes
1924-40

Box 1
Minutes and Correspondence
1940-52

Box 1
Miscellaneous
1948-49

Box 1
Miscellaneous
1950-51

Box 1
Miscellaneous
1951-52

Box 1
Minutes and Records (2 folders)
1955-58

Box 1
Minutes and Records
1962-66

Box 1
Minutes and Records
1966-68

Box 1
Minutes and Records
1968-70

Box 1
Minutes and Records
1970-72

Box 1
Minutes and Records
1972-74

Box 1
Minutes and Records
1974-76

Box 1
Minutes and Records
1976-77

Box 1
Minutes and Records
1977-79

Box 1
Minutes
1981-86

Box 2
Minutes
1987-90

Box 2
Minutes
1991-97

Box 2
Correspondence
1980s-90s

Box 2
Clippings and Program Invitations
1980s, n.d.

Box 2
Programs/Meetings and Officer Lists
1982-96

Box 2
Financial Records and Treasurer's Reports
1982-97

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes and Club Records (1 of 3)
1940-47

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes and Club Records (2 of 3)
1940-47

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes and Club Records (3 of 3)
1940-47

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (1 of 2)
1946-47

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (2 of 2)
1946-47

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes (1 of 3)
1953-59

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes (2 of 3)
1953-59

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes (3 of 3)
1953-59

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (1 of 3)
1952-53

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (2 of 3)
1952-53

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (3 of 3)
1952-53

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (1 of 4)
1954-57

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (2 of 4)
1954-57

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (3 of 4)
1954-57

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (4 of 4)
1954-57

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (1 of 5)
1958-60

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (2 of 5)
1958-60

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (3 of 5)
1958-60

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (4 of 5)
1958-60

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records (5 of 5)
1958-60

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes (1 of 2)
1959-66

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes (2 of 2)
1959-66

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes (1 of 2)
1979-84

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes (2 of 2)
1979-84

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes and Club Records (1 of 4)
1978-80

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes and Club Records (2 of 4)
1978-80

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes and Club Records (3 of 4)
1978-80

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes and Club Records (4 of 4)
1978-80

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes and Club Records (1 of 3)
1980-82

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes and Club Records (2 of 3)
1980-82

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes and Club Records (3 of 3)
1980-82

Box 2
Notebook - Minutes
1984-86

Box 2
Notebook - Club Records
1986-88

Box 2

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