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In this section you will find information on using our reference services (in person or from a distance); how to search our online catalog and finding aids; and other resources for doing primary source research in the Sophia Smith Collection and elsewhere.

For a more general list and overview of our holdings, see the Collections section.

Birth control rug, undated
Hooked rug with birth control message, undated. (Dorothy Hamilton Brush Papers)

Getting Started:

For those less familiar with archival research, the Primary Sources Research Guide (on the Five College Archives and Manuscripts Web site) is a good place to begin. More experienced researchers may also find it helpful as it focuses on collections at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts--Amherst. The Guide lists a number of other local and online archival resources as well. It is illustrated with digitized documents and images from the collections.

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