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American Student Union



Smith's chapter of the American Student Union was founded in February 1935 and from its beginnings was dedicated to addressing the needs of Smith students, from the need for education in contemporary society to the need for an active progressive group linking students with the national liberal movement. The A.S.U. applied itself to the liberal cause, organizing anti-war demonstrations, running a cooperative store, sending "material and moral aid" to Spain and China, writing letters to Congress, reaching out to local and national youth groups, and more. It flourished during the 1930's and 1940's.

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Molly Yard papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00469
Abstract Mary Alexander (Molly) Yard was a political, civil rights and feminist organizer, best known for her work as the president of the National Organization for Women from 1987-1991, during which time she organized the 1989 National March for Women's Lives, one of the largest marches in Washington D.C. history. Born in 1912 in Shanghai, China, where her parents had sought temporary refuge from the political conflicts rocking Chengtu, the provincial home of their Methodist Episcopl mission. She...
Dates of Materials: 1917 - 1993