Women of color collection
Scope and Contents
The Women of Color Collection consists primarily of published material relating to the status of women of color in the United States. For the purposes of this collection, "women of color" is used as a "solidarity definition," indicating (in the words of Loretta Ross) "a commitment to work in collaboration with other oppressed women of color who have been 'minoritized.'"
Materials in the collection date from 1903 to 1992, with the bulk of the material ranging from 1968 to 1982. Types of materials include articles, pamphlets, newsletters, bibliographies, position papers, and clippings. Items of particular interest include an issue of The Indian School Journal, published by the U.S. Indian School in Chilocco, Oklahoma, 1926; a selection of publications related to American Indian/Alaska Native women put out by the Ohoyo Resource Center in Wichita Falls, Texas, 1981-82; unpublished position papers from the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, 1980-82; A Resource Guide of American Indian-Alaskan Native Women and reports from conferences on the educational and occupational needs of Black, Hispanic, Asian-Pacific-American, and American Indian women, published by the U.S. Department of Education, 1976-80.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1903-1992
- Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History (Organization)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
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.
2.313 linear feet (4 containers)
The Women of Color Collection consists primarily of published material relating to the status of women of color in the United States. Includes printed materials, bibliographies, position papers, the Indian School Journal, unpublished position papers from the Wesleyan College Center for Research on Women, A Resource Guide of American Indian-Alaskan Native Women, and reports from conferences on the educational and occupational needs of Black, Hispanic, Asian-Pacific-American, and American Indian women.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Women of Color Collection is an on-going collection comprised of materials purchased by and donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors
Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern, and in 2015.
Genre / Form
- African American women -- Social conditions
- Asian American women
- Asian American women -- Social conditions
- Black women
- Civil rights -- United States -- 20th century
- Ethnicity -- United States -- 20th century
- Indigenous women
- Latina women
- Latina women -- Social conditions
- Native American women
- Women of color -- Education
- Women of color -- Employment
- Women of color -- United States
- Women of color collection
- Finding Aid
- Finding aid prepared by mnsss.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
- 2005-09-23: mnsss103 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02-5c.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063