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Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History

 Organization

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Biography collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00393
Abstract

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 Materials typically include published and unpublished biographical sketches, books, correspondence, diaries, genealogies, photographs, and published and unpublished writings.

Dates of Materials: 1771-1995; Majority of material found within 1920-1970

Dorothy Hamilton Brush papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00023
Abstract Birth control advocate, Women's rights advocate, Author. The bulk of the papers focus on Brush's work with Margaret Sanger and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. The collection includes first-hand accounts of Margaret Sanger's work; research and writings on Japanese women; research, questionnaires, and manuscript for her book on menopause; and reports, correspondence and photographs on the birth control missionary work of Sanger and Brush in various countries. Correspondents...
Dates of Materials: 1840-1969; Majority of material found within 1936-1968

Employment collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00456
Abstract Primarily printed materials and books, plus some unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, pertaining to employment issues and specific occupations of women primarily in the U.S. and England. Topics include affirmative action, sex discrimination, labor organizing, child labor, immigrant workers, women in industry, jury duty, wartime work, Social Security, and protective legislation. Over eighty occupations represented include: law, academics, social work, sciences,...
Dates of Materials: 1817 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1920-1976

Margaret Sanger papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00138
Abstract Birth control advocate and nurse. Sanger, a sex reform activist, fought for women's rights to use contraceptives and founded both the national and international Planned Parenthood Federations. Papers include correspondence, writings, organizational and conference materials documenting her leadership of the American and international birth control movements. Also included are records of activities and events related to Sanger's personal life, tributes, travels, art work, family materials,...
Dates of Materials: 1761 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1900-1966

Mary Ritter Beard papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00013
Abstract Historian, archivist, and women's rights activist. The Mary Ritter Beard papers primarily document the organization and dissolution of the World Center for Women's Archives, which Beard founded, as well as the founding of both the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College and the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, both women's history archives. Materials include correspondence, writings, photographs, and books. Correspondents include Dorothy Brush; Ethel Weed; prominent Japanese...
Dates of Materials: 1915 - 1977

Population problems collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00438
Abstract The Population Problems Collection contains mainly printed materials on issues pertaining to world population problems in the 20th century; family planning and the birth control movement in the United States; the international birth control movement; and development programs and agencies that assist poorer women and their families. Related issues such as sterilization and eugenics are also documented. Types of materials include books, pamphlets, booklets, newspaper clippings, articles, and...
Dates of Materials: 1896-1979

Suffrage collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00447
Abstract Feminists, Suffragists. Comprised largely of printed materials such as pamphlets, newspaper clippings, petitions, legislative documents, articles, periodicals, and books pertaining to the enfranchisement of women primarily in the U.S., but also in England and there are small amounts of material on other countries. There are also manuscript materials including unpublished writings and correspondence. Photographs document suffrage parades, demonstrations, groups, and individuals. Suffrage...
Dates of Materials: 1851-2009; Majority of material found within 1880s-1920s

Women's liberation collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00408
Abstract This collection documents the mid-20th century women's liberation movement in the United States. Materials include printed material, bibliographies, book reviews, books, catalogs, correspondence, position papers, publicity, questionnaires, reports, resolutions, speeches, photographs and audiotapes. There is also memorabilia and ephemera. Also included are organizational files of the National Organization for Women, and local groups such as New York City's Redstockings and Berkeley's Women's...
Dates of Materials: 1959-2006; Majority of material found within 1966-78

Women's rights collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00397
Abstract This collection contains both printed materials and original sources documenting the broad spectrum of women's rights struggles and movements from the late eighteenth century to the present, primarily in the United States. Materials include biographical writings on individuals who made significant contributions to women's rights; an important concentration of sources on women's rights conferences and conventions; records pertaining to the E.R.A. fight; records of the President's Commission...
Dates of Materials: 1789-2000; Majority of material found within 1864-1983