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Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00331

Scope and Contents

The Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts papers include organization records, including financial material, conference materials, correspondence, fundraising material, publications, and other printed material.

Dates

  • 1986 - 2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Closed until conditions governing access have been approved by the donor.

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 Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, Marlene Gerber Fried has assigned the copyright in the works of Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. 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. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts, 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

The Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts is a volunteer group that generates donations from individuals and foundations to make loans to low-income women seeking abortions. The group also works to increase public awareness of curbs on freedom of choice. It was a founding member of the National Network of Abortion Funds and participates in and helps organize regular conferences.

Extent

10 linear feet (11 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts is a volunteer group that generates donations from individuals and foundations to make loans to low-income women seeking abortions. The group also works to increase public awareness of curbs on freedom of choice. The papers include organization records, including financial material, conference materials, correspondence, fundraising material, publications, and other printed material.

Arrangement

This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.

Other Finding Aids

One or more content listings to individual accessions in this collection are available for download. Links can be found in the description of the individual accessions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Marlene Gerber Fried on 1998-09-24.

Related Materials

Related materials may be found in the following collections: National Network of Abortion Funds Records, Voices of Feminism Oral History Project (Marlene Fried)
Title
Finding aid to the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-05-14: Updated legacy finding aid and published.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063