Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History
Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:
Primarily printed materials, plus legislative records, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials documenting the efforts of both the pro-life and pro-choice movements. The Legal status section documents specific court cases, with an emphasis on the Roe v. Wade case (1973). Organizations represented include the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and the Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC).
Documents women's participation in, and contributions to, the broad field of art. Contains primarily printed material, plus, correspondence, interviews, notes, photographs, postcards, posters, speeches, and typescripts. The collection documents the lives and work of individual designers, landscape architects, women in the fine arts, as well as the status of women in the arts and organizations of feminist artists.
This collection consists of biographical material on both famous and lesser-known women and men. For the most part, there is only a small amount of material on each individual. Materials typically include published and unpublished biographical sketches, books, correspondence, diaries, genealogies, photographs, and published and unpublished writings.
This small collection is comprised of mostly books, plus some pamphlets, flyers, and other. Documents uses and misuses of contraception; family planning; sex in marriage; sex instruction; histories of the treatment of contraception by the church; population problems; fertility; and sterility.
Includes printed materials, correspondence, journals and organizational records documenting women's involvement in socialist and communist movements in the United States, United Kingdom, and internationally. Individuals represented include Ella Reeve Bloor, Adeline Champney, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Dolores (Pasionaria) Ibarruri, Zelda Kahan, Rosa Luxembourg, Betty Millard, Kate Richards O'Hare, Anna Louise Strong, and Clara Zetkin.
Documents the activities and experiences of female criminals, the efforts of social scientists to understand them, the work of prison reformers to improve their treatment, and the changing approaches and methods used by the state to manage them. Material includes printed material, correspondence, drawings, reports, and unpublished papers that focus on the United States and England.
Collection contains printed materials on economics as it relates to women in the U.S. Types of material include articles, newsletters, pamphlets, resource manuals, court hearings, and symposium proceedings. Includes women in the workforce, as economic equals, and as consumers. Material published by the U. S. Department of Labor, Joint Economic Committee, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the United Nations.
The Education Collection includes bibliographies, reports, papers, articles, biographies, textbooks, teaching materials, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, conference programs, proposals, scholarly papers, course syllabi and correspondence pertaining to women's education.
This collection consists of printed materials that document the evolution of attitudes and approaches to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and organizations from 1932-1995 (mostly the 1970s), and documents the political struggles of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals to oppose homophobic discrimination in U.S. society. Also of interest are numerous newsletters, periodicals and leaflets that document lesbian organizing in Western Massachusetts.
Margaret Storrs Grierson was an alumna of Smith College, Instructor of English and Philosophy, archivist, one of the founders and first director of the Sophia Smith Collection. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence (especially with Nina E. Browne, Marine Leland, and with family members), diaries, financial records, passports, manuscripts, publications and includes historic writings, documents, and photographs on the Storrs, Cooper, Rankin, and Barnes families.
Collection is comprised entirely of printed materials such as bibliographies, biographies, pamphlets, and articles pertaining to women in the field of medicine, including physicians, nurses, and medical missionaries. Women's hospital, colleges, and medical societies are also documented.
The Midwifery Collection includes articles, pamphlets, periodicals, by-laws, and newsletters pertaining to the practice of midwifery and home birth. Included are publications of the Alliance of Radical Midwives, the Alternative Birth Association, National Midwives Association and the American College of Nurse Midwives. The collection also contains information on schools and training for midwifery, insurance, legal status, and protocols of practice.
Includes postcards of women and historic sites pertaining to women, unidentified photographs of women and families, political buttons, and posters.
Includes small amounts of mostly printed material on subjects related to women, including aging and aged women, alcoholism, anarchism, costume, fascism, friendship, girls, Nazism, physically handicapped women, postage stamps, rural women, sex, sex education, female sexuality, single women, taxation, tobacco, and witchcraft. Material includes printed material, books, cassette tapes, correspondence, position papers, questionnaires, reports, memorabilia, and stamps.
Periodicals Collection includes over 1,500 titles of current and historical, U.S. and international women's magazines, newsletters, and other serials. Holdings range from full-runs to single subscriptions for certain titles.
Forty-one interviews (with complete transcripts) of individuals throughout the world who have made important contributions to the reproductive health movement since 1965. Includes reproductive health advocates, communication specialists, lawyers, managers, physicians, researchers, social workers and others. The series addresses the historical period 1965-2005.
Collection consists almost entirely of printed materials, also includes handbills, reports, speeches, trial transcripts, a Smith College course syllabus and unpublished paper, and an audiotape of The Dick Cavett Show on the legalization of prostitution. Focus on the United States and England, some items on Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
The collection includes general writings pertaining to the psychology of women; counseling women; and sex role stereotypes, including gender dysphoria syndrome and transsexualism. There are also eleven boxes of resource materials used by Richard Tresemer for his work entitled "Gender and the Fear of Success" on psychological development and gender roles and how they relate to achievement and success. Materials include bibliographies, articles, pamphlets, abstracts, and dissertations.