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Sojourn records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00316

Scope and Contents

The Records of Sojourn consist of minutes and agendas; correspondence and memoranda; grant proposals; financial and other reports; publicity; contracts; clippings; newsletters; and photographs. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence, contracts, grant applications, and reports pertaining to the many government agencies that funded Sojourn programs.

Dates of Materials

  • 1974-1992


Conditions Governing Access

Closed pending deed of gift.

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.

Biographical Note

Sojourn was founded in 1975 to provide rehabilitation programs and social services for adolescent delinquent women in Franklin and Hampshire counties, Massachusetts. It instituted programs designed to teach young women independent living skills; provided educational and vocational training and guidance; as well as counseling, foster care placements, and day care services. For a short time, it also ran Sojourn Farm, a residential program. The organization disbanded in 1992.


9 linear feet (8 containers)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sojourn in 1992.


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Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2021-10-25: Updated notes and published
  • 2021-10-28: Added legacy container inventory

Repository Details

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

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063