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Kristina Kiehl papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00517

Scope and Contents

The Kristina Kiehl papers consist of Partisan Project pamphlets, several pro-Kerry/anti-Bush fliers, a poster signed by Gloria Steinem, a packet of logistical information for a Gloria Steinem tour, personal and professional papers (much related to Kiehl's work with Voters for Choice), material related to her good friends and colleagues Wilma Mankiller and Gloria Steinem, A/V material, memorabilia, computer backups, scripts, and digital images.

Dates of Materials

  • 1971 - 2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is closed pending settlement of access terms with donor.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, Kristina Kiehl has assigned the copyright in her works 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 Kristina Kiehl, 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

Kristina Kiehl is an organizer in the women's movement. Along with with Gloria Steinem, she co-founded Voters for Choice in 1979, the nation's largest independent non-partisan action committee. She co-founded United for Reproductive and Gender Equity (URGE) with Gloria Steinem and Julie Burton in 1992. She has helped develop ads and events for many national political candidates, including Ann Richards, Nancy Pelosi, and Al Gore. She is also a skilled photographer and film producer, working on such productions as Mankiller and The Cherokee Word for Water.

Extent

22.917 linear feet (17 containers)

900.163 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Kristina Kiehl is an organizer in the women's movement. Her papers consist of Partisan Project pamphlets, several pro-Kerry/anti-Bush fliers, a poster signed by Gloria Steinem, a packet of logistical information for a Gloria Steinem tour, personal and professional papers (much related to Kiehl's work with Voters for Choice), material related to her good friends and colleagues Wilma Mankiller and Gloria Steinem, A/V material, memorabilia, external hard drives, and four CD-Roms.

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

These papers were donated by Kristina Kiehl, 2005 and 2016.

Accruals

Periodic accruals to collection are expected.

Related Materials

Gloria Steinem Papers, Voters for Choice Records

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. Some hard drives were unable to be copied.

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. The following changes will be made in this collection: Accession 2005-S-0009, Box 1 renumbered as Box 16

Title
Finding aid to the Kristina Kiehl papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
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.
  • 2019-06-20: Updated finding aid and published.
  • 2020-04-14: Description added for born-digital content.
  • 2021-07-15: Content description added from accession inventories

Repository Details

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

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