Smith Hall Files, 1975-2008

Collection number: UA 7/7/1
Size: 3 boxes (0.99 cu.ft.)

About Smith Hall

Smith Hall is the oldest residence hall on the University of New Hampshire campus. Built in 1908 with money from the bequest of Mrs. Hamilton Smith, it fulfilled the long-felt need for a dormitory for women. All women students who did not live at home were required to live in the dorm, which had room for 32 residents. Over the decades, the building has been expanded and renovated several times, but it remains the smallest dorm on campus.

Because of its small size and central location, it was selected in 1983 to become a coed, International theme dorm with goals of helping students adapt to UNH and make the transition to American culture easier. The dorm has about 100 residents; one third of whom are from abroad.

As part of the International Living Theme, Smith Hall residents participate in many projects that aim to inform the community about foreign cultures. Two of the largest projects are the International Food Luncheon, which occurs in the Fall semester, and the International Fiesta, which occurs in the Spring semester. The luncheon provides an opportunity to sample and make international cuisine. The Fiesta is the largest event that Smith hosts and includes live international entertainment and vendors as well as an international cafe and student vendors.

About the Smith Hall Files

This collection contains various materials and photos pertaining to Smith Hall residents, hall directors, and Smith Hall activities and events. It also includes welcome papers and goodbye letters as part of Smith Hall yearbooks. There is planning information and advertisements/fliers from the ISA International Festivals and Dinner and Dance Events and the Smith Hall International Fiestas.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Smith Hall Files, 1975-2008, UA 7/7/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation from Taras Ferencevych, Hall Director of Smith Hall, May 2008.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11992-1993Smith Hall Group Photo of Residents and Names List
Box 1, Folder 2August 1993-Smith Hall Resident Director Sam Djedjro, Staff, and Welcome Letter Materials including Photos in envelopes # 1-34
Box 1, Folder 31994-1995Smith Hall Group Photo of Residents and Names List
Box 1, Folder 41995-1996Smith Hall Group Photo of Residents and Names List
Box 1, Folder 51996-1997Smith Hall Group Photo of Residents and Names List
Box 1, Folder 61997-1998Smith Hall Yearbook including Photos in envelopes # 1-42
Box 1, Folder 71998-1999Smith Hall Group Photo of Residents and Names List
Box 1, Folder 81999-2001Smith Hall Photo Album List for Academic Years 1999-2001 including Photos in envelopes # 1-146
Box 1, Folder 91994-1995Smith Hall International Center Goodbye Letters
Box 1, Folder 101995-1996Smith Hall International Center Goodbye Letters
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1March-April 1975International Festival Ad and ISA Newsletter
Box 2, Folder 21976ISA International Dinner Dance Agenda
Box 2, Folder 3April 16, 1977ISA Dinner Dance News Release
Box 2, Folder 41978International Festival
Box 2, Folder 51979International Festival
Box 2, Folder 61980ISA Diner and Dance
Box 2, Folder 71981International Festival
Box 2, Folder 81983International Festival and ISA Dinner and Dance
Box 2, Folder 91984International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 101985International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 111986International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 121987International Fiesta and photo of Smith Hall by Deb Corcoran
Box 2, Folder 131988International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 141989International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 151990International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 161992International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 171993International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 181994International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 191995International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 201996International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 211997International Fiesta: Grounds and Roads Report for 14th Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 221998International Fiesta
Box 2, Folder 231999International Fiesta: Grounds and Roads Report
Box 2, Folder 242002International Fiesta Entertainment Schedule
Box 2, Folder 252003International Fiesta Managers
Box 2, Folder 262005International Fiesta Entertainment Schedule
Box 2, Folder 272007International Fiesta - Program of the Year award winner
Box 2, Folder 272008International Fiesta: 25th Annual, Designs by Katie Anne Lawrence
Box 2, Folder 292009Peace Gallery (grant proposal)
Oversize Box 1
Oversize Box 1, Folder 11999-2000Smith Hall Scrapbook
Oversize Box 1, Folder 22001-2002Smith Hall Scrapbook
Oversize Box 1, Folder 32005-2006Smith Hall International Dorm Scrapbook
Oversize Box 1, Folder 42010Banner: Visit a Smithie in Trinidad (signed)
Oversize Box 1, Folder 52010Thank You card from Holy Name Prep School, Port of Spain
Oversize Box 1, Folder 62010Photograph, last Smith Hall staff
Oversize Box 1, Folder 2008100th Anniversary guest book


Ledgers & Receipts
Letters & Postcards
Photographs, Slides & Negatives