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Dori Jacobson women's rights portfolio

Identifier: SSC-MS-00279

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of twenty-eight photographs by Dori Jacobson, including images of ERA rallies and marches held in June 1982, a 1984 Nuclear Freeze Rally in Chicago, and the 1986 March for Women's Lives in Washington D.C. Jacobson has captured several well-known women in her photographs, including Betty Ford, Helen Caldicott, Gloria Steinem, and Sonia Johnson.


  • 1977-1986


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

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 ( 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

Dori Jacobson owns copyright to her works. and permission must be obtained to reproduce or display her photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Dorothea (Dori) Jacobson was a freelance photographer who documented women's rights actions in Illinois, New York, and Washington, D.C. from 1977 to 1986.


1 boxes (.25 linear feet)


Photographer and feminist. Includes photos of individual women and events, including women's rights actions in Illinois, the Equal Rights Amendment movement in Illinois, the National Organization for Women, New York anti-pornography rally, abortion rights and antinuclear events, and the March for Women's Lives, Washington, D.C.


The photographs are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These photographs were the gift of Dorothea Jacobson in 1986.

Additions to the Collection

Periodic additions to collection are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Susan Boone.
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Repository Details

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

Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063