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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00527

Scope and Contents

Newsletters and pamphlets of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Materials dated before 1994 were generated by NLIRH's antecedent, Latina Initiative.

Dates

  • 1992-2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

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 it owns copyright, NLIHR has assigned the copyright in its 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 NLIRH, 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 Latina Initiative was created in direct response to the lack of Latina visibility on reproductive rights and health issues. Its mission is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building. NLIRH commenced operations as an independent organization in 1994. Its antecedent, the Latina Initiative, emerged five years earlier under the auspices of Catholics for a Free Choice. After a successful five year track record at Catholics for Free Choice, the Latina Initiative was renamed NLIRH and opened its doors as the first independent national organization and voice for Latinas on health and reproductive rights issues. In 2003 NLIRH re-opened its doors in New York City. To this day, NLIRH is the only national Latina health and reproductive rights organization representing an increasingly diverse and growing Latina population. It's headquarters is located in New York City with their policy office in Washington D.C. Jessica González-Rojas is the Executive Director. [source: http://latinainstitute.org/ ]

Extent

0.5 linear feet (2 boxes.)

Overview

The collection contains Newsletters and pamphlets of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, an organization that ensures the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building.

Other Finding Aids

The collection has container lists that are available upon request by contacting specialcollections@smith.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated by NLIHR in 2005 and 2010.
Title
Finding aid to the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Madison White
Date
2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2018-10-12: Updated to conform to DACS

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
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