Smith College Libraries Online Exhibitions includes sites inspired by physical exhibitions and web-only presentations. Documents, images, and media from our Special Collections are featured in these exhibitions. 

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The Smith College Archives documents the life of the College by collecting materials created by students, faculty, administrative and departmental staff during the course of their time here. The collections document the history of Smith College from the 1860s to the present.

The Sophia Smith Collection is an internationally recognized collection of manuscripts, photographs, periodicals and other primary sources documenting the historical experience of women in the United States and abroad from the colonial era to the present. Subject strengths include birth control and reproductive rights, women's rights, suffrage, the contemporary women's movement across race, class, and sexual orientation, U.S. women working abroad, the arts (especially theatre), the professions (especially journalism and social work), and middle-class family life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century New England.

The Mortimer Rare Book Room houses the college's rare books and literary manuscripts. Over decades of acquisition, curators have developed a broad, general collection of books that includes works from all periods (from medieval manuscripts to contemporary artists' books) and in all subject areas (from ancient history to zoology). Among the highlights of the collections are the papers of Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf.

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The materials available on this Web site are for research use only. For purposes of private study, scholarship, and research, you may print or download materials from this Web site without prior permission. If you are citing materials, please give proper attribution of the source.

Publication and/or broadcast in any form (including electronic) requires written permission from the repository (College Archives, Sophia Smith Collection, or Mortimer Rare Book Room), as the owners of the original material, and may involve payment of applicable fees.

To order a high-resolution reproduction of an item found on this site, and to request permission to publish, contact the Special Collections department that owns the original (listed under "Collection" or "Publisher" in the item description). 

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