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 dormatory 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.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[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.
Donation from Taras Ferencevych, Hall Director of Smith Hall, May 2008.
|Box 1, Folder 1||1992-1993||Smith Hall Group Photo of Residents and Names List|
|Box 1, Folder 2||August 1993-||Smith Hall Resident Director Sam Djedjro, Staff, and Welcome Letter Materials including Photos in envelopes # 1-34|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1994-1995||Smith Hall Group Photo of Residents and Names List|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1995-1996||Smith Hall Group Photo of Residents and Names List|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1996-1997||Smith Hall Group Photo of Residents and Names List|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1997-1998||Smith Hall Yearbook including Photos in envelopes # 1-42|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1998-1999||Smith Hall Group Photo of Residents and Names List|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1999-2001||Smith Hall Photo Album List for Academic Years 1999-2001 including Photos in envelopes # 1-146|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1994-1995||Smith Hall International Center Goodbye Letters|
|Box 1, Folder 10||1995-1996||Smith Hall International Center Goodbye Letters|
|Box 2, Folder 1||March-April 1975||International Festival Ad and ISA Newsletter|
|Box 2, Folder 2||1976||ISA International Dinner Dance Agenda|
|Box 2, Folder 3||April 16, 1977||ISA Dinner Dance News Release|
|Box 2, Folder 4||1978||International Festival|
|Box 2, Folder 5||1979||International Festival|
|Box 2, Folder 6||1980||ISA Diner and Dance|
|Box 2, Folder 7||1981||International Festival|
|Box 2, Folder 8||1983||International Festival and ISA Dinner and Dance|
|Box 2, Folder 9||1984||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 10||1985||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 11||1986||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 12||1987||International Fiesta and photo of Smith Hall by Deb Corcoran|
|Box 2, Folder 13||1988||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 14||1989||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 15||1990||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 16||1992||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 17||1993||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 18||1994||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 19||1995||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 20||1996||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 21||1997||International Fiesta: Grounds and Roads Report for 14th Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 22||1998||International Fiesta|
|Box 2, Folder 23||1999||International Fiesta: Grounds and Roads Report|
|Box 2, Folder 24||2002||International Fiesta Entertainment Schedule|
|Box 2, Folder 25||2003||International Fiesta Managers|
|Box 2, Folder 26||2005||International Fiesta Entertainment Schedule|
|Box 2, Folder 27||2007||International Fiesta - Program of the Year award winner|
|Box 2, Folder 27||2008||International Fiesta: 25th Annual, Designs by Katie Anne Lawrence|
|Box 2, Folder 29||2009||Peace Gallery (grant proposal)|
|Oversize Box 1|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 1||1999-2000||Smith Hall Scrapbook|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 2||2001-2002||Smith Hall Scrapbook|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 3||2005-2006||Smith Hall International Dorm Scrapbook|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 4||2010||Banner: Visit a Smithie in Trinidad (signed)|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 5||2010||Thank You card from Holy Name Prep School, Port of Spain|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 6||2010||Photograph, last Smith Hall staff|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder||2008||100th Anniversary guest book|