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Smith College


  • Address: 7 College Ln
  • Vicinity: Elm St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1871/00/00 Smith College is chartered by a bequest of Sophia Smith.
1875/09/00 Smith College opens with 14 students and 6 faculty.
1919/06/00 Constance McLaughlin Green Education Constance McLaughlin graduates from Smith College.
1921/06/00 Helena Huntington Smith Education Helena H Smith graduates from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
1939/00/00 Elizabeth Cutter Morrow Work Elizabeth Morrow begins working as acting college president of Smith College, which she will carry through until 1940.
1955/00/00 Silvia Plath Education Sylvia Plath graduates from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
1958/06/08 Katherine Anne Porter Life Katherine Porter receives a Literary degree from Smith College and meets US Senator John F Kennedy.
1958/06/08 John F Kennedy Speaker As commencement speaker at Smith College, Senator JFK encourages women to become more active in politics and discusses a need for greater scholarship among politicians.
1966/09/00 David Eisenhower Life One late September evening, David Eisenhower and his roommate hitchhike to Smith College to take Julie and her friend out for ice cream. David is broke and his friend forgot his wallet, so the girls had to pay. Marriage of Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower
1966/09/00 Julie Nixon Eisenhower Life Since David Eisenhower is broke and his friend forgot his wallet, the girls had to pay for the ice cream. Marriage of Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower

Places

PlaceAsNotedInType
PlaceAsNotedInType
Baldwin House, Smith College
Capen House
Smith Alumnae Gymnasium
  • NRHP

Data »

Particulars for Smith College:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Higher Learning College
Area of Significance Education
Sight Category Historic District
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Historic Use School
Tree Attribute Specimen Tree



Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Film Mike Nichols Set in a small New England college, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was filmed at Smith College.

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