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Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00638

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of early records of the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication, including financial information, correspondence, Board of Directors files, and documents pertaining to a legal case brought by Elizabeth Forsling Harris against Gloria Steinem, Patricia Carbine and Ms. Magazine Corp. for fraud.

Dates of Materials

  • 1975 - 2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Closed pending settlement of terms of access with donor.

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

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.

Biographical Note

The Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication was originally part of the Ms. Foundation for Women. From 1978 to 1987, it published Ms. Magazine. At some point the two organizations diverged and are now separate entities.

Extent

19 linear feet (16 boxes.)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication was originally part of the Ms. Foundation for Women. From 1978 to 1987, it published Ms. Magazine. This collection consists of early records of the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication, including financial information, correspondence, Board of Directors files, and documents pertaining to a legal case brought by Elizabeth Forsling Harris against Gloria Steinem, Patricia Carbine and Ms. Magazine Corp. for fraud.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These materials were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Pat Carbine.

Related Materials

Letty C. Pogrebin papers, Gloria Steinem papers, Ms. Foundation for Women records, Ms. Magazine records
Title
Finding aid to the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Ellice Amanna
Date
2019-06-24
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.
  • 2019-06-24: Finding aid updated to current standards and published
  • 2021-05-14: Added addition from the Ms. Magazine records

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
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