Voices from Inside records
Scope and Contents
This collection is primarily comprised of the creative output created by participants, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women of Western Massachusetts, of this on-going program.
Dates of Materials
- 2000 - 2019
- Voices from Inside (Organization)
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
To the extent that they own copyright, Rose Egan has assigned the copyright of Voices from Inside's 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 Voices from Inside, 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.
Voices from Inside was founded in 1999 to bring "the power of the pen" to incarcerated women, primarily at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center in Chicopee and, for the formerly incarcerated, in communities in Western Massachusetts. It is a volunteer organization which holds poetry workshops several times a year, has published two well-received anthologies, holds public readings throughout western Massachusetts, and generally seeks to give voice to women who are or have been within the criminal justice system through the poetry they create. More information can be found on their Web site at: http://www.voicesfrominside.org/
0.876 linear feet (3 containers)
Language of Materials
This collection is primarily comprised of the creative output created by participants, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women of Western Massachusetts, of the on-going Voices from Inside program, a volunteer organization which holds poetry workshops, publishes anthologies, holds public readings, and generally seeks to give voice to women who are or have been within the criminal justice system through the poetry they create.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection was gifted by Rose Egan in 2015.
- Finding aid to the Voices from Inside records
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Madison White
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2018-10-18: Updated to conform to DACS
- 2021-07-01: Content description added from the accession inventory
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063