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Women of color collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00439

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related to American Indian/Alaska Native women put out by the Ohoyo Resource Center in Wichita Falls, Texas, 1981-82; unpublished position papers from the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, 1980-82; A Resource Guide of American Indian-Alaskan Native Women and reports from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

  • 1903-1992

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without further restrictions.

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

Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials created by individuals or organizations may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Extent

4 boxes (1.75 linear feet)

Overview

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

Additions to the Collection

Periodic additions are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern, and in 2015.
Title
Women of color collection
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by mnsss.
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 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).
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:10-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063