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Cindy Pearson's email correspondence, 2007 - 2021

Identifier: Accession 2021-S-0015

Scope and Contents

Email correspondence related to the Executive Director, Cindy Pearson’s leadership and organizational activities between 2007 and 2021. Topics include: meetings with FDA commissioners; Raising Womens’ Voices (a national collaborative that supports quality affordable health care for all); and Board of Directors meetings. These emails document and provide an intimate view of the communication and decision-making behind NWHN’s campaigns and central role in shaping and sustaining the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Dates of Materials

  • 2007 - 2021

Conditions Governing Access

All internally-facing records and correspondence are restricted for research use for ten years after their creation date.


18 Gigabytes (17 digital files, including 285,678 messages and attachments)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Contains email files that can only be accessed using special software. Please consult with Special Collections staff or email to request access and instructions for viewing files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Cindy Pearson in 2021.

Processing Information

When transferring her email to Special Collections, Cindy Pearson created labels to categorize her messages by year (e.g. SSC 2020) and used Google Takeout Service to download the files in mbox format. The files were received on a flash drive, copied, and viewed using Mozilla Thunderbird. Due to some technical issues with the Google Takeout Service, some of the mbox files cover additional years not represented by the label or filename. For example, "SSC 2007" includes emails from 2007 as well emails from 2006 and 2009. A file list was created with date ranges per mbox file.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063