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Mortimer Rare Book Room History

Sylvia Plath

The most-heavily used items in the Mortimer Rare Book Room are the papers, books, and photographs in the Sylvia Plath Collection. The bulk of the collection was purchased in 1981 from the Estate of Sylvia Plath (Smith College class of 1955); much more has been added over the years through purchases and gifts. Poems written in successive drafts are frequently consulted by students and outside scholars. Plath’s initial handwritten draft of “Cut” was written on Smith College pink memorandum paper.

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Disaster Plan

The Emergency Procedures Working Group (EPWG) will update the Disaster Plan on an annual basis and will distribute updated information to all staff who have a copy of the Plan. It is the owner's responsibility to insert these updates as soon as they are received so that each copy remains current.

I.    Introduction

Don't Panic! Emergency Procedures


If this is an emergency, DON'T PANIC! Just take a deep breath and read on....

For complete information, see the Smith College Libraries Disaster Plan.

Computer Availability Map

Neilson Library Electronic Classroom (Level 1 North)

Mair Room (Neilson Level 1 West)

Computer Availability Map

Library Liaisons by Department

Contact your Library Liaison for information about library collections, book orders, services, policies, library instruction and other library related needs.

Preservation Messkits

Locations of Messkits

  • Neilson Library: Levels A, 2 and 4 North, just outside the Core
  • Alumnae Gym: Level A, Sophia Smith Collection Media Room
  • Hillyer Art Library: Service desk closet
  • Josten Performing Arts Library: Just outside the far Basement Stack (J131) door in Sage Connector tunnel.
  • Young Science Library: Beneath the stairs on the basement level

Contents of Messkits

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