Hoop rolling, 1960’s.
From the Smith College Archives:
When the Library expanded to link Alumnae Gymnasium, and construction of the Science Center began in the early-to-mid 1960s, the hoop rolling event was relocated to the Quad. By the 1970s, hoop rolling faded away as a Commencement Week tradition.
Chen-Hua Yang (Wu) and Chia-Ling Changon. Ivy Day, 1948
Source: Smith College Archives
In 1922 the College’s new laundry facility opened up on State Street at the site of the Capen School. Hailed as ‘admirably equipped with modern machinery and a fire-proof building’ it still relied on human beings to get the job accomplished. This laundry worker stands in front a one of those machines in 1950.
Madeleine Newell, Class of 1903, her sister Marjorie Newell, and their father Arthur Webster Newell were traveling from the Middle East to their home in Lexington, Massachusetts on the Titanic. Madeleine and her sister survived the disaster, but their father perished in the sinking of the ship.
One of the most stress-inducing activities during the college career of a Smith student. I once battled five housemates for a 8x6ft room. I do not exaggerate.
WOZQ 91.9 in Davis Center, 2002