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Smith centennial study oral history project

Repository: Smith College. Sophia Smith Collection

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes oral histories of civil rights activists Loretta J. Ross and Vivion Lenon Brewer.

Collection Description (Extant): The Smith Centennial Study was a an oral history project for Smith College's centennial celebration. The project culminated with the publication of the book, "College: A Smith Mosaic." The purpose of the study was to provide a source of information about the importance of education in women's lives. Smith alumnae were interviewed, their observations were recorded on tape and the tapes were transcribed. The collection includes clippings, reports to the National Endowment for the Humanities, transcripts and correspondence with participants in the study, general correspondence, annotated and published copies of the book, "College: A Smith Mosaic."

Date(s): 1970-1975

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Collection number: RG 12

Extent: 24 boxes (12 linear ft.)

Finding Aid URL: http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/smitharchives/manosca90_main.html External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Smith also has the papers of Loretta J. Ross and Vivion Lenon Brewer.

Interviewees: Loretta J. Ross, Vivion Lenon Brewer

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

School integration
Smith College
Women civil rights workers
Women--Education

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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