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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 of Materials

  • 1968 - 2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use with the following restrictions on access:

At the direction of the donor, everything except the oral histories in this collection is available for research use with the condition that researchers must sign an access agreement prior to use. Please consult with special collections staff at specialcollections@smith.edu to begin this process. The oral histories are open without restriction.

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

6.063 linear feet (13 containers)

0.178 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

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.

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.

This collection contains materials received from the donor in digital form that are not currently available online. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request access to this digital content.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by NFWFWF via Anne Mackay, 2003-2012. 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)

Processing Information

The contents of computer media in this collection has been copied to networked storage for preservation and access; the original directory and file structure was retained and file lists were created.

Processing Information

Starting in September 2022, Smith College Special Collections will be renumbering many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.

Title
Finding aid to the North Fork Women for Women Fund records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Scott Biddle
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.
  • 2019-06-21: Updated finding aid and published.
  • 2020-04-22: Added accessions 03S-01, 03S-16/03S-27, 04S-34, 05S-50, 06S-59, 07S-50, 08S-97, 09S-60, 10S-73, 11S-52
  • 2020-06-17: Description added for born-digital content.
  • 2021-08-10: Added web access, access, and use notes to the oral histories.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063