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Compass items are organized into collections. Our collections showcase unique, archival and scholarly materials, including rare books, photographs, records, letters, audio, and video from Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. To browse the collections of an individual institution, use the "All Institutions" drop down menu below.

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This sub-record group is comprised of materials about and created by Smith College undergraduate students and includes photographs, letters, memorabilia, scrapbooks, journals, notes, biographical information, as well as class records related to activities and events, such as commencement and reunion.

Collections in Compass are comprised of digitized or born-digital materials and, therefore, may not represent the whole of a collection. If you are interested in materials that may not yet be digitized or made available on Compass, contact us.

Smith College

536 items found in 4 collections

Record Group 80.02 Classes

This record group consists of programs, photographs, press releases, articles, notes and prompt books relating to student productions at Smith College. These include all house dramatics, Division of Dramatics, Alpha-Phi Kappa Psi, Theater Workshop, Dramatic Association, and early Theater Department performances.

Collections in Compass are comprised of digitized or born-digital materials and, therefore, may not represent the whole of a collection. If you are interested in materials that may not yet be digitized or made available on Compass, check out the finding aid or contact us.

Smith College

3 items found in collection

Record Group 80.07 Dramatics

Gettell, Richard Glenn, 1912-1988; economist, college and university teacher and administrator. Mount Holyoke College president, 1957-1968. Papers consist of correspondence, writings, education records (primarily for his years at Amherst College and the University of California), materials concerning his employment, subject files, financial and legal documents, memorabilia, Gettell family materials, biographical materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting both his personal and professional life. Include materials concerning his Merchant Marine service, work as an economist for several corporations and United States government, and his career as a teacher or administrator at Mount Holyoke College and elsewhere. Also include materials about his interests in deep-sea fishing, music, and theater and his travels to the Caribbean area and elsewhere with his wife, Landonia Gettell.

Mount Holyoke College

6 items found in collection

Richard Glenn Gettell papers

White, Ruth Esther Parker, 1895-1989; Missionary. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1917. Parts of the collection in Tamil. Papers consist of letters, speeches, writings, biographical information, memorabilia, and photographs. Primarily documenting her work with children in India and the social conditions of the country including famine and leper colonies.

Mount Holyoke College

17 items found in collection

Ruth Parker White papers

Ford, Sarah Elizabeth, 1836-1916; Secondary school teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1857. Papers contain correspondence from family members and classmates, primarily describing social activities, family life and health.

Mount Holyoke College

8 items found in collection

Sarah Ford correspondence

The Sarah D. Locke Stow papers chiefly contain letters to family members, including a brother in the Civil War, and friends, notably the Humphrey family, which describe her life as a student and teacher at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1855-1868. Also includes her student compositions, other writings and biographical material.

Mount Holyoke College

1 item found in collection

Sarah Locke Stow papers

Sarah Daniels Packard Holden, 1827-1907, graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1846. Her papers contain journals, correspondence, notebooks, biographical information, a diploma, and photographs, primarily pertaining to her daily activities and social events at Mount Holyoke.

Mount Holyoke College

2 items found in collection

Sarah Packard Holden papers

Schelkunoff, Jean Gardiner Kennedy, 1901-1979; New York State government official. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1923. Papers consist of diaries, correspondence, articles, biographical information, and photographs. Primarily documenting her trip to China and the British Isles and her marriage to Sergei A. Schelkunoff.

Mount Holyoke College

8 items found in collection

Schelkunoff papers

This collection of three hundred and seventy Babylonian clay tablets, excavated in Iraq, are largely legal and business records. In addition to receipts for grain, beverages, animals, slaves, and silver, there are letters, pay-lists, contracts, sales, leases,loans, partitions for inheritances, and ancient labels or tags. Written between 2700 and 500 B.C., the cuneiform tablets document early Mesopotamian culture. Each tablet is in the Sumerian or Semitic Babylonian languages of the Near East.

Smith College

4 items found in collection

Smith College collection of cuneiform tablets

The Smith College Special Collections houses the college's various rare book, manuscript, and archival collections. As a steward of historical materials of enduring value, Smith College Special Collections fosters inquiry, critical thinking, and knowledge building through an active engagement with the past and a focus on the future. 

Smith College

5514 items found in 22 collections

Smith College Special Collections

Documents, publications, and photographs primarily relating to South Hadley, particularly buildings in the Center, town-gown relationships, and the town's anniversary celebrations. Also includes materials concerning the Connecticut River, the Mt. Holyoke and Mt. Tom ranges, and the history of Hadley, MA.

Mount Holyoke College

20 items found in collection

South Hadley collection

Special programs for non-Mount Holyoke students records concern courses, workshops, day or residential camps, and other programs held on campus (usually during the summer) which encourage individuals to consider attending college; support the academic programs of several local schools; provide opportunities for adults or children to study science, languages, mathematics, music, and other subjects; and offer coaching in basketball, gymnastics, soccer, and other activities to children and young adults. Records date from circa 1927 to the present and include proposals, reports, correspondence, lists of participants, evaluations, publications, articles, and photographs.

Mount Holyoke College

32 items found in collection

Special programs for non-Mount Holyoke students records