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New York City Women Community Activists Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00524

Scope and Contents

This oral history collection consists of fourteen interviews conducted by Tamar Carroll for her dissertation on women's community activism in New York City, circa 1955-1995 for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Included are interviews with activists involved in Mobilization For Youth, one of the country's first anti-poverty agencies founded in 1957 on New York City's Lower East Side to combat juvenile delinquency. Activists include Frances Fox Piven, Rosalyn Baxandall, attorneys Faith Colangelo and Nancy LeBlanc, and other MFY staff members. Also interviewed are members of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women of Brooklyn, N.Y., Sally Martinez Fisher and Ethel Velez. Materials include audio CDs and transcripts.

Dates

  • 1970 - 2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Some of the oral histories in this collection have restrictions on access. Please see the notes attached to an individual interview for information about restrictions that apply to it.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Web Access

The interviews in this collection may not be placed on the web because there was no formal web access agreement signed. Please consult with special collections staff at specialcollections@smith.edu to inquire about the existence of or access to digital copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Extent

0.438 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection consists of interviews conducted by Tamar Carroll for her dissertation on women's community activism in New York City, circa 1955-1995, including activists involved in Mobilization For Youth on New York City's Lower East Side and members of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The New York City Women Community Activists Oral Histories were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Tamar Wilder Carroll between 2005 and 2012.

Additional Formats

Original audio recordings have been transferred to CD-ROM for research use; some content has been digitized.

Related Materials

Additional Mobilization for Youth interviews at Columbia University Oral History Archives (War on Poverty Project), New York, NY

Associated material is in the National Congress of Neighborhood Women Records and the Frances Piven Papers in the Sophia Smith Collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2005, 2006.

Creator

Title
Finding aid to New York City Women Community Activists Oral History Project oral histories
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Finding aid prepared by Burd Schlessinger; Ellice Amanna
Date
2019-07-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:19-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-07-03: Finding aid updated with box and folder level description and republished to current standardss

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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