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Voices from Inside records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00741

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

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 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.

Biographical Note

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/

Extent

1 linear feet (2 boxes. Other materials in the collection: 2 posters.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding aid to the Voices from Inside records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Madison White
Date
2018
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.
  • 2018-10-18: Updated to conform to DACS
  • 2021-07-01: Content description added from the accession inventory

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063