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North Fork Women for Women Fund records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00475

Scope and Contents

This collection includes NFWFWF newsletters and flyers (1982-83, 1992-2002); results of a questionnaire to evaluate the organization's programs and services, to determine future goals, and to gather census data on its members (2002); photocopies of interviews of Patsy Rogers and Lucille Goodman, taken from Together Forever: Gay and Lesbian Marriage, by Eric Marcus (1998); and 2 videotapes: of Edna Bennett and Pepper Wheeler and friends in their home (circa 1970s?), and of "Midsummer Revels" (n.d.) (includes use copies). Additional accessions include: NFWFWF Board of Directors'minutes, reports, and financial information; oral history of Sandy Dee, by Anne MacKay (audiotapes, annotated transcripts; correspondence pertaining to the oral history, and clippings, obituaries, photographs and biographical information).

Dates

  • 1968 - 2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access: Everything other than oral histories requires an access agreement.

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 they own copyright, North Fork Women for Women Fund has assigned the literary rights of North Fork Women for Women Fund works to Smith College unless otherwise denied in writing by individuals who have retained copyright as noted in their signed Donation Form and/or Oral History Permission Form. In instances where materials with prior copyrights are submitted (such as published books), copyright will be retained by the original copyright holder(s). 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 North Fork Women for Women Fund, 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 North Fork Women for Women Fund was founded in 1992 by a group of lesbians who had been living on the North Fork of Long Island, New York since the 1970s. Its primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to its members for uninsured medical expenses. The organization also maintains a "Crisis Fund for Non-Medical Emergencies;" runs "HelpHer," a volunteer service for transporting members who don't drive to doctors appointments, the grocery store, etc.; and sponsors Health Advocacy and Education (HAE) forums on a regular basis to inform members about coping with health care systems.

Extent

6 linear feet (12 containers)

Overview

The North Fork Women for Women Fund was founded in 1992 by a group of lesbians who had been living on the North Fork of Long Island, New York since the 1970s. Its primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to its members for uninsured medical expenses. This collection includes NFWFWF newsletters and flyers; results of a 2002 questionnaire; photocopies of interviews of Patsy Rogers and Lucille Goodman; videotapes; NFWFWF Board of Directors' minutes, reports, and financial information; and oral history of Sandy Dee.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request the creation of and access to digital copies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by North Fork Women for Women Fund on 2004-02-28. In 2019, one document box of material was transferred from the Anne MacKay papers into this collection. As the head of the Archive Committee of NFWFWF, Anne MacKay was responsible for the donation of the NFWFWF, and it appears some of the organizational papers were mixed into her own personal papers.

Accruals

Periodic accruals to collection are expected.

Related Materials

Anne MacKay Papers, Dolores Alexander Papers, Voices of Feminism Oral History Project (Anne MacKay and Dolores Alexander)
Title
Finding aid to the North Fork Women for Women Fund records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Description rules
dacs

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-06-21: Updated 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