Smith College Club of Rochester

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Smith College Club of Rochester papers
Creator: Smith College Club of Rochester (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.142
Dates: 1908-2014
Physical Description: 19 boxes, 16 scrapbooks
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Content List
Series I: Rochester-based material
Subseries I: Business papers
Subseries II: Deceased members of the Smith Club
Series II: Northampton-based material
Subseries I: General materials
Subseries II: Deceased college personalities
Subseries III: Publications
Series III: Tours of houses
Subseries I: House tours
Subseries II: List of house tour captains and promotional materials, 1963-2009
Subseries III: House tour ticket sales, 1967-1988
Collection Overview
Title: Smith College Club of Rochester papers
Creator: Smith College Club of Rochester (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.142
Dates: 1908-2014
Physical Description: 19 boxes, 16 scrapbooks
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Founded in 1908, the Smith College Club of Rochester is dedicated to fund raising and other service activities to benefit Smith College, a women's college in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Club's purpose, as the 1938 constitution says, is "to promote the interests of the College and bring its members into closer relation with the College and with each other." The main activity of the Club, an annual tour of unusual area houses, began in 1950. The proceeds from the tours provide the basis for a scholarship fund. Scholarships are offered to Rochester area students who have chosen to attend Smith College and might not be able to otherwise. In addition, the Club sponsors open houses for prospective students.

Scope and Content
The collection, which consists of thirteen boxes and eleven scrapbooks, contains both information about the Smith College Club of Rochester and about Smith College. The first two boxes house the Club records and meeting minutes. Boxes three and four contain brochures and other information about each of the tours of houses that has been offered by the Smith College Club since 1950. In the fifth box information about Smith College itself can be found. The scrapbooks, begun in 1914, are filled with newspaper clippings about Club activities and with wedding and engagement notices of Smith alumnae.

Additional materials were added in 2006. They are located in boxes six through thirteen of the collection.These materials include updated information of the later meetings and projects of the Rochester based club. It also includes programs and materials of the House Tours, 1981-2006. There are some Club Officer handbooks, along with added infomration concerning Smith College.

New York (State)--Rochester
Albums (Books)
Minutes (Records)
Smith College Club of Rochester (Rochester, N.Y.)
Smith College -- Alumni and alumnae
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Smith College Club of Rochester, New York, July 16, 1980.Added material, August 25, 2006 and March 2014.Access
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[Item title, item date], Smith College Club of Rochester papers, D.142, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Series I: Rochester-based material
Subseries I: Business papers
Box 1, Folder 1;
Box 6, Folder 1
Constitution, adopted in 1938
Box 1, Folder 2Membership lists, 1940-1970
Box 1, Folder 3Club executive committees, 1927-1940
Box 1, Folder 4Smith College Club of Rochester presidents, 1908-1980
Box 1, Folder 5Presidents' letters, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1974
Box 1, Folder 6Treasurers' reports, 1923-1954
Box 1, Folder 7Club scholarship funds, 1927-1932, 1941-1942, 1979
Box 1, Folder 8Fund raising projects, 1932-1948
Box 1, Folder 9Undergraduate lists, 1943-1974 (class of 1978)
Box 1, Folder 10Candidates committee, 1963-1972
Box 1, Folder 11Alumnae council summaries, 1949, 1970, 1978, 1979
Box 1, Folder 12Smithmobile, 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 13Associates Alumni Clubs of Rochester
Box 2, Folder 1-4Meeting minutes, 1927-1967, 1972-1973
Box 6, Folder 2-8Directories, 1989-1990, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2004, undated
Box 6, Folder 9Newsletters and correspondence, 1980-1999
Box 6, Folder 10Announcements of annual meetings and picnics, photographs, 1974-2002
Box 6, Folder 11Reports of meetings, 1934-1999
Box 6, Folder 12Treasurer's report, 1985-1987
Box 6, Folder 13Smith Club surveys, 1999
Box 6, Folder 14Book awards, 1990, 1992
Box 7, Folder 1Tax forms and related correspondence, 1974-1994
Box 7, Folder 2Postcard Project, 1989-1992
Box 7, Folder 3Postcard order forms
Box 7, Folder 4Scholarship funds, 1928-1999
Box 7, Folder 5Thank you notes
Box 7, Folder 6Membership form and questionnaire
Box 8, Folder 1Archive Committee, History and recollections of the Rochester City Club, by Virginia Jeffrey
Box 8, Folder 2Archive Committee, Register of the collections
Box 8, Folder 3Archive Committee, correspondence
Box 15, Folder 33Notes from speech made by Archives Committee
Box 8, Folder 4Insurance
Box 8, Folder 5Students
Box 8, Folder 6Officers, including duties of officers, 1981-1995
Box 8, Folder 7Candidates Committee
Box 9, Folder 1-3Newspaper clippings, Smith College Club of Rochester, 1978-1985, 1995-2006
Box 9, Folder 4American spectrum: Painting and sculpture
Smith College Museum of Art-Memorial Art Gallery, art exhibitions

Box 9, Folder 5Art exhibitions
Box 9, Folder 6Ruth Simmons, reception, 1997
Box 17, Folder 11List of attendees for Ruth Simmons reception and audio cassette, October 14, 1997
Box 19, Tape 1President Ruth J. Simmons remarks at meeting, October 14, 1997
8 mm video cassette tape

Box 10, Volume 1-2Recording secretary notes and minutes
Stored in binders

Box 10, Volume 3Club leadership packet
Box 11Club officer and group officer handbooks, 1996, 1999-2002
Box 13Scrapbooks, 1914-1979
13 Volumes

Box 15, Folder 15Smith College Club 40th Anniversary party planning
Box 15, Folder 16Smith College Club 70th anniversary party planning and photographs
Box 15, Folder 17Smith College Club activities, photographs
Subseries II: Deceased members of the Smith Club
Box 1, Folder 14Challice, Miriam (Howard), class of 1912
Box 1, Folder 15Cochrane, Hester (Hopkins), class of 1912
Box 1, Folder 16Coye, Dorothy (Loomis), class of 1914
Box 1, Folder 17Cross, Charlotte (Graves), class of 1914
Box 1, Folder 18Higinbotham, Julie (Burritt), class of 1943
Box 1, Folder 19Jones, Gretchen (Moore) Will, class of 1908
Box 1, Folder 20Lansdale, Marjorie, class of 1920
Box 1, Folder 21Mason, Mildred, class of 1922
Box 1, Folder 22Miller, Ruby (Neal), class of 1922
Box 1, Folder 23Newhall, Nancy (Parker)
Box 1, Folder 24Rees, Sally (Lyles), class of 1956
Box 1, Folder 25Strayer, Emily (Betts Loomis)
Box 1, Folder 26Strong, Marjorie (Hall), class of 1922
Box 1, Folder 27Van Hoesen, Jane, class of 1939
Box 1, Folder 28Will, Bianca, class of 1904
Series II: Northampton-based material
Subseries I: General materials
Box 5, Folder 8Maps of Smith College
Box 5, Folder 9Library
Box 5, Folder 10Smith College School for Social Work
Box 5, Folder 11Ginling College
Box 5, Folder 12Juniper Lodge
Box 5, Folder 13Magazine articles on Smith College
Box 5, Folder 14Centennial year calendar and miscellaneous centennial information, 1974-1975
Box 5, Folder 20Salvadori, Massimo, Excerpts from a Lecture on American capitalism
Box 5, Folder 21"Through the Grecourt Gates, distinguished visitors to Smith College, 1875-1975," by E. T. Lincoln
Box 13, Folder 8Announcement of different branches of Smith College Club
Box 13, Folder 9Alumnae Leadership Council meeting, October 20-October 22, 1991
Box 13, Folder 10Alumnae Association of Smith College
Box 13, Folder 12Class of 1904 reunion
Box 13, Folder 13Honorary degrees
Box 13, Folder 14"I am Smith"

Box 13, Folder 19Ordination of Deacon Elizabeth McOuat Lameyer
Box 13, Folder 20National Women's Hall of Fame
Box 13, Folder 21Nettie Bohr Theory
Box 13, Folder 23Miscellaneous printed material
Box 13, Tape 1"In our own voices, reflections on women's biography and autobiography," Jill Conway and Carolyn Heilbrun, January 28, 1990
Sponsored by Smith College Project on Women and Social Change
Audio cassette

Box 13, Tape 2Remarkable women: A Smith continuum - Smith Celebration Weekend, October 21-23, 1999
Produced by Joyce Caruso Corrigan '80, 5:48
Video tape

Box 13, Tape 3Ruth Simmons - All college meeting at Smith College, December 15, 1994
Video tape

Box 14, Folder 1Meeting for current students

Box 14, Folder 2Newspaper clippings
Box 15, Folder 18President Seeley's use of "To Virtue Knowledge" quotation
Box 15, Folder 19Musical score for college alma mater
Box 15, Folder 20Jill Ker Conway inauguration materials as college President, 1975
Box 15, Folder 21Julia (McWilliams) Child, Class of 1934, related newspaper clippings
Box 15, Folder 22Midge Costanza, commencement speaker, 1978
Subseries II: Deceased college personalities
Box 5, Folder 1Sophia Smith
Box 5, Folder 2;
Box 13, Folder 22
Sophia Smith's last will and testament
Box 5, Folder 3Laurenus C. Seelye, 1875-1910
Also: Book, Laurenus Clark Seelye by Harriet Seelye Rhees

Box 5, Folder 4Marion Burton, 1910-1917
Box 5, Folder 5William Allen Neilson, 1917-1939
Box 5, Folder 6Herbert Davis, 1940-1959
Box 5, Folder 7Thomas Mendenhall, 1959-1975
Box 5, Folder 16Chase, Mary Ellen, Professor of English
Box 5, Folder 17Crapsey, Adelaide
Box 5, Folder 18Hokinson, Helen
Box 5, Folder 19Sabin, Florence, class of 1893
Box 15, Folder 26Economics Professor Esther Lowenthal obituary
Subseries III: Publications
Box 5, Folder 15Smith Alumnae Quarterly
Box 13, Folder 11Officers of College Relations: Press releases and publications
Box 13, Folder 15Report of the President, 1978-1979, 1979-1980, 1980-1981 and 1981-1982
Also includes correspondence

Box 13, Folder 16Smith College calendar, 1994-1995
Box 13, Folder 17-18Publications
Box 13Yearbooks, 1904, 1910, 1913, 1937, 1939
5 Volumes
March 2014 accrual

Box 14, Folder 3Class news: Helen Barnum, 1913
Box 14, Folder 4Class news: Dr. Barbara Bates, 1949
Box 14, Folder 5Class news: Margaret Hays Baum, 1922
Box 14, Folder 6Class news: Helen (Bilhorn) Baumgartner, 1954
Box 14, Folder 7Class news: Kate (Cumming) Bardsley, 1970
Box 14, Folder 8Class news: Martha (Rock) Birnbaum, 1963
Box 14, Folder 9Class news: Mary B. Burke, 1976
Box 14, Folder 10Class news: Sharon (Smith) Burlingame, 1969
Box 14, Folder 11Class news: Patricia (Dwarski) Chadwicki, 1953
Box 14, Folder 12Class news: Clara Louise Curtis, 1918
Box 14, Folder 13Class news: Sally (Thompson) Cushing, 1943
Box 14, Folder 14Class news: Eleanor (Foa) Dienstag, 1959
Box 14, Folder 15Class news: Adafrances (Risky) Duffus, 1949
Box 14, Folder 16Class news: Alice (Dennan) Epstein, 1956
Box 14, Folder 17Class news: Sara (Hunt) Fay, 1958
Box 14, Folder 18Class news: Freda (Zimmer) Finucane, 1912
Box 14, Folder 19Class news: Katherine Gabel, 1959
Box 14, Folder 20Class news: Susan Gordon, 1963
Box 14, Folder 21Class news: Miriam Millard, 1956
Box 14, Folder 22Class news: Kimberly (Meagher) Haggerty, 1980
Box 14, Folder 23Class news: Kay Hartfelder, 1933
Box 14, Folder 24Class news: Marion (Jones) Hawks, 1939
Box 14, Folder 25Class news: Helen Hooke, 1939
Box 14, Folder 26Class news: Electa (Search) Johnson, 1929
Box 14, Folder 27Class news: Mimi Kennedy, 1970
Box 14, Folder 28Class news: Robin Lawson, 1975
Box 14, Folder 29Class news: Eleanor (Atterbury) McQuilkin, 1930
Box 14, Folder 30Class news: Jane (Bennett) Morris, 1938
Box 14, Folder 31Class news: Betsy (Rainbow) Morse, 1941
Box 14, Folder 32Class news: Ruth (Present) Ott, 1924
Box 14, Folder 33Class news: Elizabeth (Woodruff) Pine, 1955
Box 14, Folder 34Class news: Susan (Salitan) Robfogel, 1964
Box 14, Folder 35Class news: Virginia Jeffrey Smith, 1907
Box 14, Folder 36Class news: Joan (Rawitser) Stormont, 1949
Box 14, Folder 37Class news: Lore (Dinkelspiel) Stromberg, 1951
Box 14, Folder 38Class news: Susan (Mosher) Stuard, 1957
Box 15, Folder 1Class news: Shirley Tappan, 1941
Box 15, Folder 2Class news: Nancy (Riford) Turner, 1950
Box 15, Folder 3Class news: Lucia (Norton) Valentine, 1923
Box 15, Folder 4Class news: Elizabeth Webster, 1923
Box 15, Folder 5Class news: Linda (Cornell) Webster, 1966
Box 15, Folder 6Class news: Marian (Moore) Whitbeck, 1931
Box 15, Folder 7Class news: Joan Willis, Masters of Social Work, 1966
Box 15, Folder 8Class news: Alice (Bickelhaupt) Wilson, 1946
Box 15, Folder 9Class news: Dorothy (Sandlowski) Wilson, 1962
Box 15, Folder 10Class news: Kathryn (Sabey) Cassebeer, 1911
Box 15, Folder 11Class news: Mary (Cornwall) Stevens, 1933
Box 15, Folder 12Class news: Margaret (Bryan) Washburn, 1913
Box 15, Folder 13Class news: Louise (Steber) Webster, 1942
Box 15, Folder 14Class news: Elizabeth (Fuller) Wesson, 1937
Box 15, Folder 23Class news: Natalie (Zemon) Davis, 1949
Box 15, Folder 24Class news: Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1928
Box 15, Folder 25Class news: Iris Love, 1955
Box 15, Folder 27Class news: Laura (Warden) Scales, 1901
Box 15, Folder 28Class news: Gloria Steinem, 1956
Box 15, Folder 29Class news: Lois Stair, 1944
Box 15, Folder 30Smith College brochures, circa 1922-1937
Box 15, Folder 31A sketch of the city of Northampton Massachusetts with views of its streets and buildings, by William Atwood
Removed from Volume XIV: Yearbook, 1913

Box 15, Folder 32Documents related to 1910 academic year
Removed from Volume XIII: Yearbook, 1910

Series III: Tours of houses
Subseries I: House tours
Box 3, Folder 1House tour committee chairmen, 1950-1980
Box 3, Folder 2-24House tours, 1950-1972
Box 4, Folder 1-8House tours, 1973-1980
Box 13, Volume 1Smith College Club of Rochester house tours, 1966-1990
Material stored in a binder

Box 12, Folder 1-26Tour of houses programs, 1981-2006
Some folders may also include correspondence and/or photographs

Box 13, Volume 2Traffic, Smith tour, 1950-1997
Material stored in a binder

Box 13, Folder 1Traffic reports, miscellaneous, 1950-1983, undated
Box 13, Folder 2-3Photographs of house tour, 1997
Box 13, Folder 4Photographs of house tour, 1973
Box 13, Folder 5-6Variety of photographs of houses, undated
Box 13, Folder 7CDs of house tour programs, 1974; and cover and inserts of house tour programs, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1973, 1974, 1984, 1990, 1997, 2000, 2003
Box 18, Folder 1News clippings about house tours, circa 2008
Subseries II: List of house tour captains and promotional materials, 1963-2009
May 2014 accrual

Box 16, Folder 1House tour booklets, 1967, 2007-2009
Box 16, Folder 2Meeting notes and lists of club officers, 1950-1952
Box 16, Folder 3Index cards listing members or those affiliated with the club
Box 16, Folder 4List of 1996 house tour tickets
Box 16, Folder 5Advertising plans for house tours, circa 1963-1992
Box 16, Folder 6-7, 10-11;
Box 17, Folder 4-6
House tour captains contact information, 1996-1999, 2003-2004, 2008
Box 16, Folder 8Notes related to house tour details and participants
Box 16, Folder 9Notes related to promoting house tours, 1993-2009
Box 16, Folder 12;
Box 17, Folder 1
Fundraising efforts for house tours, 1998
Box 17, Folder 2-3Promotional materials for house tours, 1996-1999, 2005
Box 17, Folder 7Club minute reports, circa 1988-2008
Box 17, Folder 8-9Newsletter, 1969-2008
Box 17, Folder 10Planning documents and notes related to house tours, 1992
Subseries III: House tour ticket sales, 1967-1988
Box 18, Folder 2House tour ticket sales figures, 1989
Box 18, Folder 3-4House tour ticket reports and files, 1967-1988
Box 18, Folder 5Article, tour costs and architectural report related to Smith College Club

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