Blue Slip and the Joy of Finishing a Thesis, 1992
The 1992 Blue Slip skit marks a tradition at Smith College School for Social Work. Students who turned in a completed thesis were give a ‘blue slip’ as a receipt for turning in their work. The blue slip was the invention of Joyce Leamy – who was the person to whom slips were turned in for many years. (Joyce Leamy writes her signature on the big blue slip at the start of the skit.) The enthusiasm of finishing the thesis was evident annually at Smith!
Students in the Smith College School for Social Work held senior skit night at the end of each summer for most of the 100 years of the school’s existence. This was performed in 1999. To see more of the skits that were recorded, please visit Smith College Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org.