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Current Status: Project completed December 24, 1999

Amherst College
    Project staff digitized collections on site here in May, June, and  September 1999.  The College's Annual Catalogues (1822-1900) and the Coeducation Collection are now available online.  We are currently completing two more manuscript collections: the papers of Orra White Hitchcock (from the Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers) and portions of the Snell Family Papers.  We expect that these collections will be available online in October 1999.
Hampshire College:
An unpublished report by Barbara Currier, "Special Approaches to Women's Education: A Model Coeducational Plan" (1969), was digitized using optical character recognition (OCR) in the summer of 1999 and is available online (searchable as free text).
Mount Holyoke College:
    In September 1998, all collections scheduled for inclusion in the project were completed and are available online.
Smith College:
    In May 1999, all collections scheduled for inclusion in the project were completed and are available online. 

    Also ... an online exhibit, "'A Perennial Blessing': Celebrating Sophia Smith," was mounted in February 1997 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Sophia Smith's birth. It documents Sophia Smith's life and legacy by displaying a large selection of contemporary sources and original materials from the Smith College Archives. The exhibit was adapted from one that was on view in the Archives in 1996. The Web version was prepared by Peter Nelson.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst:
The project team digitized nine collections in July, August and September 1999, including oral histories, selected records of the Dean of Women and the President, Student Handbooks, and selected photograph collections.  Additional materials will be digitized in the fall.

Planning documents:

Past Updates

An archive of periodic status reports distributed by e-mail to Five College staff and faculty by Project Archivist Peter Nelson. 

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