Skip to main content

Tapestry Health Systems, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00365

Scope and Contents

The records of Tapestry Health Systems consist primarily of files from the administrative office in Northampton. Included are correspondence; publications; minutes; reports; clinic data; medical protocols; publicity; photographs; clippings; personnel summaries; financial reports; project files; and grant proposals which document Tapestry's administration, finances, advocacy, publicity activities, education, training, and activities of the Northampton clinic. The materials contain some records of the predecessor program, Worthington and Wesson Women's Hospital (1971-1973). Included is some Leslie Tarr Laurie personal material related to her family planning work outside of Tapestry.

Dates

  • 1971 - 2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

All patient data and personnel files closed. 98S-32 closed. 00S-48 closed.
The collection is closed until processed due to patient and other confidential files

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, Leslie Tarr Laurie has retained copyright in Tapestry Inc's works donated to Smith College. 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 those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by Tapestry Inc., 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

Tapestry Health Systems was founded in 1973 by Leslie Tarr Laurie and others, as the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, to provide family planning services including birth control, pregnancy testing, referral for adoption and abortion services, as well as STD testing, gynecological exams. Its programs expanded into about 12 clinics in Western Massachusetts and into other family planning and health care areas including teenage pregnancy, AIDS, smoking cessation and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Tapestry is funded largely by federal and other grants and donations.

Extent

201.25 linear feet (166 boxes. Other materials in the collection: posters, 1 oversize calendar.)

Overview

Tapestry Health Systems was founded in 1973 by Leslie Tarr Laurie and others, as the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, to provide family planning services including birth control, pregnancy testing, referral for adoption and abortion services,and other health services. The records of consist primarily of files from the administrative office in Northampton. Included are correspondence; publications; minutes; reports; clinic data; medical protocols; publicity; photographs; clippings; personnel summaries; financial reports; project files; and grant proposals which document Tapestry's administration, finances, advocacy, publicity activities, education, training, and activities of the Northampton clinic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Leslie Tarr Laurie

Related Materials

Leslie Tarr Laurie papers

Creator

Source

Title
Finding aid to Tapestry Health Systems, Inc. records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Ellice Amanna
Date
2019-06-20
Description rules
dacs

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-06-20: Finding aid updated to current standards and published

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063