Ann Martin Papers

In April, author Ann M. Martin ’77 donated her literary papers to Smith College. Martin is the creator of one of the most successful series of all time—“The Baby-sitters Club,” which spawned a television show and feature film and was named one of the “Books of the Century” by the New York Times Book Review in 1998. Martin’s donated papers include story outlines, illustrations, maps and correspondence from “The Baby-sitters Club,” as well as the “The Baby-sitters Club: Little Sister” and “Main Street.” Here Martin talks about her days at Smith and why she chose to give her papers to the college, and Rare Book Room staff discuss the cataloging process.