Journal of Women's History records
Scope and Contents
The JWH Records consist primarily of typescripts of accepted, rejected and withdrawn articles submitted for possible publication, and of galleys and page proofs of issues about to go to press. There are also some records of the Board of Directors, budgetary and financial information (including funding and grant proposals), and office files pertaining to JWH programs and to the general management of the organization.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1987 - 2011
- Journal of Women's History (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is 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.
The Journal of Women's History was the brainchild of Joan Hoff-Wilson and Christie Farnham Pope, who began discussing the idea in 1987, when both were teaching at Indiana University. The first issue was published in Spring 1989. The JWH office was located at Indiana University until 1996, when it moved to Ohio State University, and in 2004 the Journal relocated to the University of Illinois. In 2010 Jean Quataert and Leigh Anne Wheeler took over as editors at SUNY Binghamton, with Elisa Camiscioli as Book Review Editor and Benita Roth as Associate Editor. Eileen Boris is President of the Board of Trustees.
116.833 linear feet (115 containers)
Language of Materials
The Journal of Women's History was the brainchild of Joan Hoff-Wilson and Christie Farnham Pope, who began discussing the idea in 1987, when both were teaching at Indiana University. The first issue was published in 1989. The records include typescripts of accepted, rejected and withdrawn articles submitted for possible publication, and of galleys and page proofs of issues about to go to press. There are also some records of the Board of Directors, budgetary and financial information (including funding and grant proposals), and office files pertaining to JWH programs and to the general management of the organization.
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.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
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.
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
Donated by the Journal of Women's History, 2004-2013.
Periodic accruals to collection are expected.
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. Some files were unable to be copied. See the log files linked in the container list for more details.
Between September 2022 and February 2023, Smith College Special Collections renumbered many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.
Genre / Form
- Computer media
- Electronic mail
- Galley proofs
- Grant proposals
- Organization files
- Finding aid to the Journal of Women's History records
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2019-06-20: Updated finding aid and published.
- 2020-06-16: Description added for born-digital content.
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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