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Penny Sablove papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00614

Scope and Contents

Records of the Worcester Women's Center include correspondence, monthly newspaper, phone logs, brochures, and financial records. Also included are 13 audiocassette tapes of Penny Sablove's weekly radio program, "Women's Voice."

Dates of Materials

  • 1973 - 1977


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works in this collection created by Penny Sablove. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders.

Biographical Note

From 1974 to 1977, Penny Sablove was the director of the Worcester Women's Center. Atypically, the Center was not affiliated with any of the universities or colleges in this central Massachusetts city. Their mission statement declared that"Believing that women in the Worcester area do not find ourselves in a society that supports our growth, aspirations, and rights, we are an organization of women working to provide space and support for other women to come together and struggle to meet these needs with us. We are also a clearinghouse of information and resources for women in the Greater Worcester area." As part of her duties at the Center, the Clark University alumna Sablove also hosted a weekly radio show, "Women's Voice," which aired in 1975 on the radio station run by students at the University.


1.083 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



The collection contains the records of the Worcester Women's Center, a center providing information and support to women in the Worcester area, as well as tapes of Penny Sablove's weekly radio program, "Women's Voice."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was gifted by Penny Sablove in 2015.

Related Materials

Women's Liberation Collection, Women's Action Alliance

Finding aid to the Penny Sablove papers
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Madison White
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Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2018-10-15: Updated to conform to DACS
  • 2021-07-20: Content description added from accession inventory

Repository Details

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

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063