New York City Women Community Activists Oral History Project oral histories
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 of Materials
- Creation: 1970 - 2010
- Carroll, Tamar W. (Interviewer, Person)
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
0.438 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
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.
Original audio recordings have been transferred to CD-ROM for research use; some content has been digitized.
Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2005, 2006.
- AbuBakr, Rashida Ismaili (Interviewee, Person)
- Baxandall, Rosalyn Fraad, 1939 (Interviewee, Person)
- Birnbaum, Ezra (Interviewee, Person)
- Colangelo, Faith (Interviewee, Person)
- Dowery, Mary Anne (Interviewee, Person)
- Fisher, Sally Martinez (Interviewee, Person)
- Gore, Marilyn (Interviewee, Person)
- Josephs, Barbara (Interviewee, Person)
- LeBlanc, Nancy (Interviewee, Person)
- Mizrahi, Terry (Interviewee, Person)
- Velez, Ethel (Interviewee, Person)
- Mobilization for Youth (Interviewee, Organization)
- Sanchez, Digna (Interviewee, Person)
- Wizner, Stephen (Interviewee, Person)
- National Congress of Neighborhood Women (Interviewee, Organization)
- Piven, Frances Fox (Interviewee, Person)
- Carroll, Tamar W. (Donor, Person)
Genre / Form
- Finding aid to New York City Women Community Activists Oral History Project oral histories
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Finding aid prepared by Burd Schlessinger; Ellice Amanna
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 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
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