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Campus Cat records, 1918-1952
0.417 linear feet (1 container)
Collection number: CA.MS.00097

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:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

"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

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:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Campus Cat Records, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00097, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

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 3112
Campus Cat
1924

Box 3112
Campus Cat
1925

Box 3112
Campus Cat
1926-27

Box 3112
Campus Cat
1927

Box 3112
Campus Cat
1928-29

Box 3112
Campus Cat
1948-49

Box 3112
Campus Cat
1949-50

Box 3112
Campus Cat
1950-51

Box 3112
Campus Cat
1951-52

Box 3112
Campus Cat-alogue
1922-23

Box 3112
Campus Cat Alumnae
1924

Box 3112
Campus Catechism
1923

Box 3112
Campus Cat Monthly
1928

Box 3112
Campus Cat Publications
1929-30

Box 3112
Campus Cat Yearbook
1930s

Box 3112
Can-It-By Fair
1929

Box 3112
Cat's Ghost
1926

Box 3112
Freshman Eti-Cat
1923

Box 3112
General
1918 1948 1952

Box 3112
Kampus Kitten Klarion
1923

Box 3112
Photographs
1921-22 1951

Box 3112
Smith Alumnae Quarterly
1923

Box 3112

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


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