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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. Pioneer Valley Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00763

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, financial records, newspaper articles, meeting minutes and agendas, membership lists and programming materials.

Dates of Materials

  • 1990 - 2004

Creator

Language of Materials

English, Spanish

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access: The donor has requested that researchers "....be mindful of the privacy of individual member names, addresses, and diagnoses".

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that it owns copyright, Cancer Connection has assigned the copyright in the works of Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition Pioneer Valley Chapter 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 Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition Pioneer Valley Chapter, 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

Founded in 1993 by a group of Western Massachusetts women concerned about issues related to breast cancer, the Pioneer Valley Chapter was associated with the statewide organization, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), until 1996 and in 2000 re-organized as the Cancer Connection which is still serving the Pioneer Valley in 2016. The MBCC Pioneer Valley Chapter engaged in community education through workshops, photography exhibits, and performances as a way to increase awareness and advocacy.

Extent

1.75 linear feet (2 containers)

Overview

Founded in 1993 by a group of Western Massachusetts women concerned about issues related to breast cancer, the Pioneer Valley Chapter was associated with the statewide organization, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), until 1996 and in 2000 re-organized as the Cancer Connection which is still serving the Pioneer Valley in 2019. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, newspaper articles, meeting minutes and agendas, membership lists and programming materials.

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

This collection was donated to Smith College by Becky Jones, President of Cancer Connection, successor organization to Mass Breast Cancer Coalition, Pioneer Valley Chapter, which later became the Pioneer Valley Breast Cancer Network. It was donated on 12/07/05.
Title
Finding aid to the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. Pioneer Valley Chapter records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
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.
  • 2019-04-04: Added accession and updated finding aid.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063