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Smith College Medal Committee Records, 1962-[ongoing]
27 boxes (12 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 12

Abstract:
The Smith College Medal Committee records consist of minutes of Committee meetings, correspondence, press releases, news clippings, memorandums, biographical information on medalists and nominees, nominations forms, letters of recommendation, photographs of medalists and various other papers which document the Committee's complicated process of researching possible candidates and selecting Medal recipients.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives, with some exceptions. All boxes marked RESTRICTED contain strictly confidential information. They are open only to the College Archivists, the members of the Medal Committee, the President of the College and the Board of Trustees. Medalists may have access to their own confidential file. Confidential materials include: all nominee files, letters of recommendation and nomination forms for medalists, and any Committee document that states the names of nominees.

Restrictions on use:

Permission is required for publication beyond "fair use."

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The Smith College Medal was first awarded in November 1964 as a means of honoring the "distinguished service" of alumnae. The Medal is awarded annually to those alumnae, and in exceptional cases, faculty, who "exemplify in their lives and service to the community or the College the true purpose of a liberal arts education."

The Smith College Medal Committee was formed in 1962 to establish the guidelines for awarding the Medal. Composed of faculty, alumnae and members of the College administration appointed by the president, the Smith College Medal Committee meets several times a year to research and present possible candidates and to choose the medal recipients. They also make preparations for the Medal Awards Ceremony held each year at Rally Day (before 1972-73 it was held in October).

Since 1964, the Committee has awarded over 150 Medals to those from a diverse range of interests and fields who have been an outstanding service to their communities and to the College.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection is organized into three series:

The Business series consists of material about the medals, committee business, restricted committee files, and committee preparations for the Medal Awards Ceremony. Although the smallest of the four series, it provides a look into the internal workings of the Committee. Included are items concerning the design of the medal itself, statistics on the Medalists, photographs, procedural guides for Committee members, minutes, and meeting notices.

The series also has material about the Committee's preparations for each year's Medal Awards Ceremony. For each year, these papers are divided into general, correspondence, and preparation between the medalists and the Committee. The documents detail the planning process of the event itself.

The Medalists series include a file for each medalist, ordered alphabetically by the name they received the medal under. These files include such items as a medalist's published works, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, and other biographical information. The restricted files include letters of recommendation, nomination forms and any other material that mentions names of those who nominated or recommended as a medal recipient.

The Nominees series are entirely restricted.


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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives, with some exceptions. All boxes marked RESTRICTED contain strictly confidential information. They are open only to the College Archivists, the members of the Medal Committee, the President of the College and the Board of Trustees. Medalists may have access to their own confidential file. Confidential materials include: all nominee files, letters of recommendation and nomination forms for medalists, and any Committee document that states the names of nominees.

Restrictions on use:

Permission is required for publication beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Smith College Medal Committee Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Alissa Chadburn.


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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
SERIES I. BUSINESS FILES



Medal Design - Baskin


Box 1: folder 1
Medal Design - Offner


Box 1: folder 2
General
n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Photographs of groups of medalists


Box 1: folder 4
Photographs of medal


Box 1: folder 5
Statistics


Box 1: folder 6
Business files
1962-93

Box 2: folder 1-21
Note:

RESTRICTED

Business files
1964-98

Box 3: folder 1-24
Note:

RESTRICTED

Awards Ceremony Preparations


Box 3
General
1964-65

Box 4: folder 1
General
1965-66

Box 4: folder 2
Preparation, Correspondence
1965-66

Box 4: folder 3
General
1966-67

Box 4: folder 4
Preparation
1966-67

Box 4: folder 5
General
1967-68

Box 4: folder 6
Correspondence
1967-68

Box 4: folder 7
Preparation
1968-69

Box 4: folder 8
Correspondence
1968-69

Box 4: folder 9
Preparation
1968-69

Box 4: folder 10
General
1969-70

Box 4: folder 11
Correspondence
1969-70

Box 4: folder 12
Preparation
1969-70

Box 4: folder 13
General
1970-71

Box 4: folder 14
Correspondence
1970-71

Box 4: folder 15
Preparation
1970-71

Box 4: folder 16
General
1971-72

Box 4: folder 17
Correspondence
1971-72

Box 4: folder 18
Preparation
1971-72

Box 4: folder 19
General
1972-73

Box 4: folder 20
Correspondence
1972-73

Box 4: folder 21
Preparation
1972-73

Box 4: folder 22
General
1973-74

Box 4: folder 23
Correspondence
1973-74

Box 4: folder 24
Preparation
1973-74

Box 4: folder 25
General, Correspondence
1974-75

Box 4: folder 26
General
1975-76

Box 4: folder 27
Correspondence
1975-76

Box 4: folder 28
Preparation
1975-76

Box 4: folder 29
General
1976-77

Box 4: folder 30
Correspondence
1976-77

Box 4: folder 31
Preparation
1976-77

Box 4: folder 32
General
1977-78

Box 5: folder 1
Correspondence
1977-78

Box 5: folder 2
Preparation
1977-78

Box 5: folder 3
General
1978-79

Box 5: folder 4
Preparation
1978-79

Box 5: folder 5
General
1979-80

Box 5: folder 6
General
1980-81

Box 5: folder 7
General
1981-82

Box 5: folder 8
General
1982-83

Box 5: folder 9
General
1983-84

Box 5: folder 10
General
1984-85

Box 5: folder 11
General
1985-86

Box 5: folder 12
General
1986-87

Box 5: folder 13
General
1987-88

Box 5: folder 14
General
1988-89

Box 5: folder 15
General
1989-90

Box 5: folder 16
Preparation
1990-91

Box 5: folder 17
Preparation, Correspondence
1991-92

Box 5: folder 18
Correspondence
1992-93

Box 5: folder 19
Preparation
1992-93

Box 5: folder 20
General
1994-95

Box 5: folder 21
Correspondence
1995-96

Box 5: folder 22
General, Correspondence
1997-98

Box 5: folder 23
SERIES II. MEDALISTS



Adachi, Barbara Curtis 1945
1986

Box 6
Adams, Aileen 1966
1993

Box 6
Addiss, Susan Silliman Tracy 1951
1981

Box 6
Allensworth, Dorothy Etzensperger 1929
1980

Box 6
Altschul, Marylin Bender 1944
1978

Box 6
Andersen, Margret Booth 1946
1979

Box 6
Babbott, Joan Griggs 1948
1994

Box 6
Bailey, Ethel Z. 1911
1970

Box 6
Bank, Mirra 1967
1970

Box 6
Bates, Barbara 1949
1990

Box 6
Bates, Janet MacDonald 1937
1988

Box 6
Bauman, Margaret Lang 1960
1988

Box 6
Bennett, Margaret Goldthwait 1921
1969

Box 6
Benson, Lucy Wilson 1949
1969

Box 6
Beshar, Christine von Wedemeyer 1953
1974

Box 6
Bing, Lucia Johnson 1906
1964

Box 6
Bissell, Nancy Keebler 1961
1991

Box 6
Blum, Priscilla Haas 1946
1989

Box 6
Bodden, William
1965

Box 6
Bornholdt, Laura 1940
1987

Box 6
Borton, Nan Darling 1962
1994

Box 6
Bourne, Dorothy Dulles 1915
1968

Box 6
Brinckerhoff, Constance
1963

Box 6
Brown, Janet Welsh
1953

Box 6
Burack, Sylvia Kamerman 1938
1995

Box 6
Campbell, William I.P.
1978

Box 7
Chacko, Dorothy Dunning 1925
1970

Box 7
Chase, Julia 1964
1986

Box 7
Note:

CLOSED

Chester, Ruth 1914
1966

Box 7
Child, Julia McWilliams 1934
1969

Box 7
Clark, Eleanor MSS 1951
1965

Box 7
Chess, Stella 1935
1999

Box 7
Chun, Dora 1938
1981

Box 7
Cohen, Joan Lebold 1954
1990

Box 7
Conover, Anne Rudolph 1928
1977

Box 7
Consagra, Sophie Chandler 1949
1986

Box 7
Corkin, Suzanne Hammond 1959
1995

Box 7
Curtis, Lucille Atcherson 1913
1980

Box 7
Dale, Madeline McWhinney 1943
1971

Box 7
Dalrymple, Bernice Barber 1910
1969

Box 7
Darrow, Louise de Schweinitz 1918
1981

Box 7
Note:

see also separate box

Davinroy, Claire 1973
posthumously

Box 7
Davis, Natalie Zemon 1949
1996

Box 7
de Schweinitz, Dorothea 1912
1974

Box 7
Note:

CLOSED, see also finding aid

Desmond, Murdina MacFarquhar 1938
1993

Box 7
Diamond, Liebe Sokol 1951
1996

Box 7
Dillon, Joan Kent 1947
1993

Box 7
Fanning, Katherine Woodruff 1949
1980

Box 8
Farenthold, Sally Curtis 1959
1988

Box 8
Fish, Marie Poland 1921
1964

Box 8
Fogg, Helen Louise 1924
1964

Box 8
Frantz, M. Alison 1924
1967

Box 8
Galvin, Ruth B. Mehrtens 1942
1974

Box 8
Gatov, Elizabeth Rudel 1933
1988

Box 8
Giffin, Mary Elizabeth 1939
1978

Box 8
Glover, Virginia Dougherty 1942
1976

Box 8
Golden, Thelma 1987
1997

Box 8
Note:

NO FILE

Goodwin, Dorothy C. 1937
1984

Box 8
Grierson, Margaret Storrs 1922
1968

Box 8
Note:

CLOSED, see also finding aid

Gulliver, Adelaide Cromwell 1940
1971

Box 8
Note:

CLOSED

Hakim, Joy 1951
1999

Box 8
Harpur, Eleanor MacKenzie 1934
1969

Box 8
Haseltine, Miriam 1916
1971

Box 8
Note:

see also separate boxes

Heath, Gloria Whitton 1943
1971

Box 8
Note:

see also separate boxes

Hiatt, Iva Dee
1979

Box 8
Note:

no file, see also finding aid

Hill, Helen Zimmerman 1950
1997

Box 8
Note:

CLOSED

Hirsch, Hortense Mayer 1907
1968

Box 8
Hirschberg, Nell 1928
1978

Box 8
Note:

see also separate boxes

Hodgkinson, Laura Cabot 1922
1965

Box 8
Holmberg, Ruth Sulzberer 1943
1988

Box 8
Howard, Katherine Graham 1920
1967

Box 8
Hoyt, Nelly Schargo 1943
1989

Box 8
Note:

no file, see finding aid

Ikeda, Sue Yung Li 1955
1983

Box 8
Isaacs, Marion Scranton 1930
1978

Box 8
Jamison, Marjorie Carr 1909
1966

Box 8
Kahn, Louise Wolff 1931
1987

Box 8
Kaminer, Wendy 1971
1998

Box 8
Kelley, Peggy Clark 1935
1977

Box 8
Kilgore, Emilie Smith 1957
1995

Box 8
King, Carolyn Dineen 1959
1997

Box 8
Lappas, Alexandra 1960
1979

Box 8
L'Engle, Madeleine 1941
1981

Box 8
Levine, Rhea Cotter 1960
1994

Box 8
Lippard, Lucy 1958
1992

Box 8
Lucas, Elizabeth Low 1917
1971

Box 8
MacClintock, Dorcas Easton 1954
1987

Box 8
MacKinnon, Catharine 1969
1991

Box 8
Mayer, Hortense Brigham 1951
1984

Box 8
McMenamin, Joan Stitt 1946
1985

Box 8
Means, Helen Hotchkin 1919
1981

Box 8
Mellon, Gwen Grant 1934
1997

Box 8
Note:

OPEN FILE

Mendenhall, Cornelia Baker no file
1975

Box 8
Miner, Francis 1927
1964

Box 8
Miller, Lynden Breed 1960
1995

Box 8
Miller, Pamela Gundersen 1960
1998

Box 8
Moldow, Susan 1967
2003

Box 8
Molthan, Marian 1949
1987

Box 8
Moore, Eudorah Morse 1940
1973

Box 8
Morgan, Constance Morrow 1935
S 1974

Box 8
Morse, Meroe Marston 1945
1968

Box 8
Mosee, Lillian B. Witten 1918
1974

Box 8
Moss, Cynthia 1962
1985

Box 8
Munro, Eleanor 1949
1994

Box 8
Oakes, Helen Baum 1945
1991

Box 8
Oberlander, Cornelia Hahn 1944
1982

Box 8
Peabody, Francis Wilson 1925
1992

Box 10
Pell, Mary Chase 1937
1993

Box 10
Perkins, Emelie Munson 1910
1977

Box 10
Phelps, Edith Blakeslee 1938
1971

Box 10
Picker, Jean Sovatkin 1942
1977

Box 10
Porter, Barbara Cooney 1938
1976

Box 10
Poole, Joyce H. 1979
1996

Box 10
Pyle, Alice Parker 1947
1982

Box 10
Read, Helen Appleton 1908
1968

Box 10
Reed, Glenda Copes 1966
1982

Box 10
Reid, M. Lucile 1967
2003

Box 10
Rich, Francis Luther 1931
1973

Box 10
Note:

CLOSED

Riger, Eleanor Sanger 1950
1982

Box 10
Rityo, Miriam Meyers 1937
1991

Box 10
Roberts, Mary Gordon 1960
1985

Box 10
Ronk, Sally Stewat 1934
1979

Box 10
Rozendaal, Katherine Scranton 1931
1986

Box 10
Note:

no file

Sammartino, Sylvia Scaramelli 1925
1967

Box 10
Sanger, Eleanor
1950

Box 10
Note:

see Riger, Eleanor Sanger 1950

Schafran, Lynn Hecht 1962
1992

Box 10
Schwartz, Felice Nierenberg 1946
1976

Box 10
Shipley, Elizabeth McCard 1928
1990

Box 10
Siegel, Joyce Bernhard 1955
1970

Box 10
Sivard, Ruth Leger 1937
1985

Box 10
Skogland, Sandra 1968
2003

Box 10
Smith, Alice Orme 1911
1973

Box 11
Note:

see also separate box

Smith, Marilyn Ray 1965
2003

Box 11
Solomon, Maida Herman 1912
1979

Box 11
Stage, Elizabeth K. 1972
1996

Box 11
Note:

CLOSED

Stanton, Madeline Earle 1919
1973

Box 11
Note:

see also separate box

Stella, Gertrude Ridgeway 1937
May 1981

Box 11
Note:

no file

Stern, Joanne Melniker 1944
1983

Box 11
Sterne, Dorah Heyman 1919
1985

Box 11
Stevenson, Ferdinan Nancy Backer 1949
1984

Box 11
Straus, Ellen Sulzberger 1946
1971

Box 11
Strickland, Katherine Gabel 1959
1976

Box 11
Note:

no file

Tangeman, Clementine Miller 1927
1967

Box 11
Taylor, Juliet 1967
1990

Box 11
Thacher, Gladys Stevens 1950
1992

Box 11
Thompson, Margaret Cook 1911
1965

Box 11
Thompson, Mary Rines 1940
May 1981

Box 11
Thompson, Myrtle Fish 1992
1966

Box 11
Tippie, Virginia 1972
1999

Box 11
Toy, Pearl Tak-Chu Yau 1969
1991

Box 11
Treuhaft, Elizabeth Marting 1926
1973

Box 11
Tyson, Laura D'Andrea 1969
1994

Box 11
Valentine, Joan Selverstone 1967
1991

Box 11
Wallace, Jane House Wallace 1947
1992

Box 12
Walmsley, Dorothy Hamilton 1917
1967

Box 12
Washburn, Barbara Polk 1935
1980

Box 12
Webster, Kate Belcher 1946
1982

Box 12
Weil, Gertrude 1901
1964

Box 12
Weldon, Virginia Verral 1957
1984

Box 12
Weltman, Esther Ziskind 1922
1976

Box 12
Will, Madeline Marion 1967
1989

Box 12
Note:

no file

Winchester, Alice 1929
1968

Box 12
Wing, Virginia 1945 no file
1989

Box 12
Wintersteen, Bernice McIlhenny 1945
May 1981

Box 12
Wright, Jane 1942
1968

Box 12
Wright, Katharyn Stubbs 1935
1970

Box 12
Yang, Caroline Matano 1958
1989

Box 12
Yolen, Jane 1960
1990

Box 12
Medalists A-Z


Box 13-19
Note:

(RESTRICTED)

SERIES III. NOMINEES



A-Z


Box 20-24
Note:

(RESTRICTED)


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Subjects
  • Smith College--Alumni and alumnae.
  • Smith College--Awards.
  • Smith College. Medal Committee.


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