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Celebration Records, 1991-2010
1 box ( .5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
Celebration started in 1991 as an annual Celebration of Sisterhood, focusing on celebrating lesbian and bisexual culture. Contains correspondence, agendas, programs, news articles, and photos.

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 Celebration of Sisterhood began in 1991 as a Quad Vigil in order for the Smith campus and Pioneer Valley community to celebrate lesbian and bisexual connections and culture. The Celebration of Sisterhood was eventually shortened to Celebration, in order for the event to be more inclusive of trans-identified persons. Celebration was prompted to begin after a serious of homophobic incidents on campus, and turned into an annual event. Held on the Wilson House Steps, Celebration generally begins with a candlelight vigil, followed by various performances by Smith sports teams, quad houses, and a cappella groups.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Celebration records contain a charter, correspondence, news articles, budget information, flyers, posters, programs, notes, calendar, and photos.


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:

Celebration Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Celebration papers were donated to the Smith College Archives from a number 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
Charter
n.d.

Box 3003.1: folder 1
History
1991-2006

Box 3003.1: folder 2
Advertising
1995-2007

Box 3003.1: folder 3
Agendas
2004-2008

Box 3003.1: folder 4
Audio and lighting
2000-2002

Box 3003.1: folder 5
Budget and finances
2002-2007, n.d.

Box 3003.1: folder 6
Campus Center organization and event information
2006

Box 3003.1: folder 7
Clippings
1991-1997, n.d.

Box 3003.1: folder 8
Correspondence
1991, n.d.

Box 3003.1: folder 9
House skits and tables
1994-1995, n.d.

Box 3003.1: folder 10
Interview forms for Celebration committee
2006-2007

Box 3003.1: folder 11
Opening remarks for event (notes)
2006, n.d.

Box 3003.1: folder 12
Posters
1996-2010, n.d.

Box 3003.1: folder 13
Programs
1993-2010

Box 3003.1: folder 14
Protests (anti-Celebration propaganda)
2001

Box 3003.1: folder 15
To-do lists and planning
1999-2006, n.d.

Box 3003.1: folder 16
Transgender issues
2002, n.d.

Box 3003.1: folder 17
T-shirts
1992-2007, n.d.

Box 3003.1: folder 18
Photographs
1993-1995

Box 3003.1: folder 19

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