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Smith Club of Seattle Records, 1912-[ongoing]
4 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 90

Abstract:
Contains minutes, notebooks, correspondence, and mailings documenting the 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 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 College Club of Seattle was begun in January 1912; the earliest records list a variety of activities including social events, meetings, lectures, and collaborations with alumnae from other Seven Sister colleges in the area. The bulk of the records are from the 1950s through the 1980s and include minutes, notebooks, and files detailing the club's social events, fundraising efforts, and lectures by visiting Smith professors.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of this collection consists of club notebooks from 1968-89. These notebooks include club correspondence, fundraising materials, agendas and minutes. The collection also contains the Club President's files from the 1970s and early 1980s, which hold correspondence and notes. Additionally, there are board minutes from the 1940s through the 1980s. The general files include a club scrapbook from 1912-19 which contains clippings about the Smith College Unit in Grecourt, France, during World War I, a file about Smith WEST, a publicity trip taken by President Mendenhall in 1974 to visit several cities on the west coast, including Seattle, information on membership and fundraising, and newsletters. The general files also hold correspondence with and material from the Alumnae Association and materials on Seven Sisters conferences.


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 Seattle, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Smith Club of Seattle 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
Board Meeting Minutes
1939-55

Box 1
Board Meeting Minutes
1956-75

Box 1
Board Meeting Minutes
1976-82

Box 1
Board Meeting Minutes
1985-86

Box 1
Board Meeting Minutes: Planning Session and Retreat
1997

Box 1
Board Members
1983-86

Box 1
Board Position Descriptions
1983-86

Box 1
President's File
1973-74

Box 1
President's File
1977-79

Box 1
President's File
1981-83

Box 1
President's File
1985-86

Box 1
Vice-President's File
1973-74

Box 1
Secretary's File
1973-74

Box 2
Treasurer's File
1973-74

Box 2
Treasurer's File
1983-85

Box 2
Treasurer's File
1985-86

Box 2
Hospitality Chairman
1973-74

Box 2
Publicity Chairman
1973-74

Box 2
Club Notebook
1965-70

Box 2
Club Notebook
1963-70

Box 2
Club Notebook
1971-72

Box 2
Club Notebook
1975-76

Box 2
Club Notebook
1977-81

Box 2
Club Notebook
1986-87

Box 2
Club Notebook
1987-89

Box 2
Alumnae Council
1983-86, n.d.

Box 3
Alumnae Fund
1973-74, 1985

Box 3
Alumnae Trustee and Medal Nominations
1973-74

Box 3
Annual Reports
1978-79

Box 3
Annual Reports
1984

Box 3
Book Award
1986

Box 3
Candidate's Committee
1973-74, 1985-86

Box 3
Clippings
1961-68

Box 3
Correspondence - Scholarship Recipients
1967, 1971

Box 3
Correspondence - Smith College
1985-86

Box 3
Dinner Party for Jill Ker Conway
1975

Box 3
Events
1960-85

Box 3
Fundraising
1962-2001, n.d.

Box 3
Members - Dorothy Arnold
1997

Box 3
Membership
1968-89

Box 3
Newsletter
1956-78

Box 3
Newsletter
1983-86

Box 3
Newsletter
1996-2003

Box 3
Photographs
1972

Box 4
Program Evaluations
1985-86

Box 4
Scrapbook
1912-19

Box 4
Seven College Conference
1960-74

Box 4
Smith WEST
1974

Box 4
Women's College Clubs - Co-run events
1983-86

Box 4

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