Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections
Home >> Sophia Smith Collection >> National Society of New England Women. New York City Colony Records, 1895-1972
Smith College seal
National Society of New England Women. New York City Colony Records, 1895-1972
35 boxes (13 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 366

Abstract:
Patriotic and genealogical organization. Records of the New York City Colony of NSNEW include correspondence, minutes, genealogical records, membership applications, scrapbooks, and memorabilia dating from its founding in 1895. They document the early history of the society before it became a national organization in 1913, and the colony business after that, including its genealogical, social and philanthropic activities.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following restriction:

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must request boxes 48 hours in advance.

Note: this collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. 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

Historical Note

The National Society of New England Women was founded 1895 at the New York City home of Mrs. William Gerry Slade. When the society was reorganized in 1913 to become a national organization, the founding group in New York City became one of the colonies of the national organization, the New York City Colony.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the New York City Colony of NSNEW document the early history of the society before it became a national organization. After 1913, they document colony business only, including that of the national organization which pertains to the colony. They consist of correspondence, minutes, genealogical records, membership applications, scrapbooks, and memorabilia dating from its founding in 1895. In addition to the early history of the society and the history of the colony, the records also reflect the general goals and activities of patriotic societies in the United States, many of which were founded during the same period in American history. The membership of the society mirrors its beliefs and, in its fluctuating size, the patriotic inclinations of the entire country. This portion of the United States' population may also be studied for its genealogical origins and ongoing social and philanthropic activities.

NOTE: The container list for this collection is available in the Sophia Smith Collection. Please contact us to request a copy.


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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following restriction:

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must request boxes 48 hours in advance.

Note: this collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. 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:

National Society of New England Women. New York City Colony Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection
Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.


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

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/

Language
English