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Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History

 Organization

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

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Abstract Primarily printed materials and books, plus some unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, pertaining to employment issues and specific occupations of women primarily in the U.S. and England.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

Families collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00391
Abstract Collection contains articles, bibliographies, books, greeting cards, leaflets, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, periodicals, reports, and syllabi addressing "the family," including topics such as homemakers, housework, marriage, unwed mothers, and divorce. Includes feminist critique of marriage and the family by both well-known feminists and more mainstream writers and journalists. Contains documentation of the changes in American family structures and norms that resulted from the cultural...
Dates of Materials: 1829 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980

Population and Reproductive Health Oral History Project oral histories

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00406
Abstract

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.

Dates of Materials: 1971-2006

Prostitution collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00425
Abstract

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.

Dates of Materials: 1834-1984

Sophia Smith Collection topical collection on women's health

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00394
Abstract

An artificial collection documenting the evolution of medical and scientific thinking and practice relating to women's health. Topics include abortion, birth control, childbirth, eugenics, female genital mutilation, lactation, infant mortality, marriage instruction, mental hygiene, motherhood, nutrition, obstetrics, sexuality, sterilization, and AIDS. Types of materials include printed material, research materials, reports, and surveys.

Dates of Materials: Majority of material found within 1860s-1980s; 1818 - 2004

Sports collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00442
Abstract

This small collection is comprised mostly newspaper clippings about girls and women breaking into collegiate and professional sports, and youth sports, circa 1970s. Included are printed materials on the Women's Equity Action League Educational and Legal Defense Fund (WEAL) and its interpretations of Title IX - Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all federally funded education programs.

Dates of Materials: 1942-2007 (ongoing)

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

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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