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Citation Information

Citations to records and papers held by Simmons College Archives should indicate clearly the source of materials used.  Proper citation helps both the researcher who may wish to see records a second time and the Archives staff who may be asked to locate complete texts of cited documents.  Listed below are examples of suggested citation formats for unpublished materials to be recorded in footnotes and bibliographies.

Please note that unless a book from the Simmons College Archives Historical Book Collection is heavily annotated and those annotations cited, these books require a book format citation.  The Archives staff will provide bibliographic information for manuscript and archival collections which have not been fully processed.

Footnotes

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS
  • FORMAT:  Description, Date, Record Group Name, Records Group Number, Repository Name, Institutional Affiliation, Location.
  • EXAMPLE:  Anne Hervey Strong to Adelaide Nutting, April 1, 1912, School of Public Health Nursing, Record Group 22.1, The College Archives, Simmons Collage, Boston, Massachusetts.
MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
  • FORMAT:  Description, Date, Collection Name, Collection Number, Repository Name, Institutional Affiliation, Location.
  • EXAMPLE:  Jeffrey Brackett to Jane Addams, July 4, 1901, Jeffrey Richardson Brackett Papers, MS 07, The College Archives, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts.

Bibliographies

Note:  Individual references to specific documents rarely appear in bibliographies.  If mentioned, such references should be the last item in the entry.

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS
  • FORMAT:  Location.  Institutional Affiliation.  Record Group Name.  Record Group Number.
  • EXAMPLE:  Boston, Massachusetts.  The College Archives, Simmons College.  Faculty Committee and Association Records.  Record Group 14.
MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
  • FORMAT:  Location.  Institutional Affiliation.  Collection Name.  Collection Number.
  • EXAMPLE:  Boston, Massachusetts.  The College Archives, Simmons College.  Wylie Sypher Papers.  MS 34.

For further information on citing resources, please consult the appropriate documentation style.

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