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Campus Cat Records, 1918-1952
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
Campus Cat was a publication created by Smith students in 1918. Its contents provided information to the campus about going-ons, events, activities, and poked fun at the rituals, trials, and stresses of academia and life on the Smith campus. Material includes most issues of the Campus Cat, press releases and other Campus Cat related publications.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records and issues are open to public research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or quote from the documents must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

"Published when the spirit moves", Campus Cat was a publication created by Smith students in 1918. Its contents provided information to the campus about going-ons, events, activities, and poked fun at the rituals, trials, and stresses of academia and life on the Smith campus. It was a popular publication, provoking many other related publications such as Freshman Eti-Cat and the Campus Cat-alogue, among others.

The Campus Cat was written by a group of students whose sarcasm and wit are clearly evident in each issue of the publication. It was a highly coveted publication and to be included in the group of Campus Cat writers was to hold a position of prestige. The publication ceased in 1929.

However, in 1949, students brought the Cat back. The Campus Cat was now funded by the college. Each issue, of which there were four a year, was bound in program form. Again, to write for it was to hold a position of prestige. The issues published between 1948 and 1952 were written by the same group of students upon whose graduation, the Cat had lived its second out of nine lives.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Within the archival box containing the Campus Cat, issues of the Campus Cat are incomplete. Press releases and other Campus Cat related publications are included in the files. The folders are arranged alphabetically.


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

The records and issues are open to public research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or quote from the documents must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Preferred Citation

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

Campus Cat Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

Issues of the Campus Cat and related publications were collected by the Smith College Archives as they were published.

Processing Information

Processed by Christine Merrill.


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

Contents List
Campus Cat
1918-1920s

Box 1
Campus Cat
1924

Box 1
Campus Cat
1925

Box 1
Campus Cat
1926-27

Box 1
Campus Cat
1927

Box 1
Campus Cat
1928-29

Box 1
Campus Cat
1948-49

Box 1
Campus Cat
1949-50

Box 1
Campus Cat
1950-51

Box 1
Campus Cat
1951-52

Box 1
Campus Cat-alogue
1922-23

Box 1
Campus Cat Alumnae
1924

Box 1
Campus Catechism
1923

Box 1
Campus Cat Monthly
1928

Box 1
Campus Cat Publications
1929-30

Box 1
Campus Cat Yearbook
1930s

Box 1
Can-It-By Fair
1929

Box 1
Cat's Ghost
1926

Box 1
Freshman Eti-Cat
1923

Box 1
General
1918, 1948, 1952

Box 1
Kampus Kitten Klarion
1923

Box 1
Photographs
1921-22, 1951

Box 1
Smith Alumnae Quarterly
1923

Box 1

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Subjects
  • Campus cat.
  • Smith College--Students--Social life and customs.


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