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For information on the founding and early history of Smith College, see also the online exhibit: 

A Perennial Blessing: Celebrating Sophia Smith

Current status: Digitization complete.  All collections selected for inclusion in the project are available online.

Key Founding Documents

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Origins Collection, 1868-1933
Letters and other documents related to the founding of Smith College
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Sophia Smith's Wills, 1870-[1933?] 10 FSC/SSW
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Smith College Articles of Incorporation, 1871-1958 10 FSC
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Personal journal of Sophia Smith
Transcript with annotations by John M. Greene, 1861-1941 (bulk 1861-1870). 
10.2 FSC
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John M. Greene Papers, 1856-1917 10.2

Opening and Early History

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Inauguration of President L. Clark Seelye, 1875 10. OSC
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College Seal and Colors 10.OSC
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Newspaper articles, 1872-1875 10 SC.NA
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Writings about Smith College, 1873-1922 10.9
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Smith College Annual Circulars, 1872-1909 
(From founding to end of Seelye Administration)
[39? Administration / 
Publications]
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William Allan Neilson.  "Smith College: The First Seventy Years." Unpublished typescript, [1949?]. 32 Administration / 
Presidents / Neilson
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Office of the President.  Annual Reports, 1875-1910
(Seelye Administration)
32 Administration / 
Presidents
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Laurenus Clark Seelye Papers:
Professional correspondence and speeches, 1875-1910
32 Administration / 
Presidents / Seelye

Other Collections

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Grant Family Papers:
Correspondence of Zilpah P. Grant Banister, 1846-1874
Sophia Smith Collection
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Senda Berenson Papers, 1875-1996 (bulk 1890-1952)  42 Faculty / Individuals / 
Berenson, Senda [Abbott]
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Ely Chinoy.  Faculty Planning Committee Records - Coeducation Materials, 1967-1971 42 Faculty / Individuals / 
Chinoy, Ely
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Selected Publications on Coeducation at Smith College, 1967-1994
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Postcard Collection, ca. 1900-1995 10.9

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