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Religion Collection, 1734-1997 (Bulk: 1800-1950)
10 boxes (7.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 448

Abstract:
This collection is comprised of bibliographies, articles, pamphlets, biographies, newspaper clippings and tracts all pertaining to women's roles within religion and the church. Included are two volumes of The Woman's Bible (1897); a tract entitled "Account of Abigail Hutchinson: a young woman hopefully converted at Northampton, Mass (1734);" pamphlets and articles on the education and training of missionaries and historical sketches of missionary societies; matriarchal religions and founders of independent and separatist church movements; and documentation on women's organizations and caucuses from various religious sects.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection
Cover of pamphlet on the "Account of Abigail Hutchinson, a young woman hopefully converted at Northampton, Mass," by Jonathan Edwards, 1734

Cover of pamphlet on the "Account
of Abigail Hutchinson, a young woman
hopefully converted at Northampton,
Mass," by Jonathan Edwards, 1734

The collection is comprised of bibliographies, articles, pamphlets, biographies, newspaper clippings, and tracts all pertaining to women's roles within religion and the church. Dating from 1734 to 1979, the bulk of the materials are dated after 1800. Included are two volumes of The Woman's Bible (1897); a tract entitled "Account of Abigail Hutchinson: a young woman hopefully converted at Northampton, Mass" (1734); pamphlets, articles and other materials on the education and training of missionaries and historical sketches of missionary societies, matriarchal religions, founders of independent and separatist church movements, and women's organizations and caucuses from various religious sects. There are also biographical files on individual women religious thinkers and leaders and an oral history of Patricia Page (Smith College, class of 1944), done for the Episcopal Women's History Project (1997).


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

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Religion Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA

History of the Collection

Materials in this subject collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors. One donor to this collection, Patricia Page, was Smith College Class of 1944.

Accruals:

Periodic additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed in 2002 by Laura Cutter, intern. Recent additions may not be reflected in the finding aid.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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Fax: (413) 585-2886

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Language
English.