Helaine Victoria Press records
Scope and Contents
Records include correspondence, administrative records, publications, photographs, memorabilia, samples and prototypes of women's history postcards (images circa 19th-20th century). Each postcard carries on the verso a biographical sketch of the subject, quotations, historical context, and credits. Postcard series include: Artists and Their Work; Authors; African American Women; History and Culture of U.S. Latinas and Latin American Women; Jewish Women; Native American Women; Working Women, Organized Labor and Immigration; Women and Ecology; and Social Protest.
Dates of Materials
- Majority of material found within 1970s-80s
- Helaine Victoria Press (Organization)
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 she owns copyright, Jocelyn Cohen has assigned the copyright in the Helaine Victoria Press' 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 Cohen, 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 / Historical
Non-profit organization begun 1973 for purpose of publishing and distributing postcards on women's history. Maintained a retail outlet and mail-order base in Bloomington, Indiana, and products carried by bookstores nationwide.
25.397 linear feet (26 containers)
Language of Materials
Non-profit organization for purpose of publishing and distributing postcards on women's history. Records include correspondence, administrative records, publications, photographs, memorabilia, samples and prototypes of women's history postcards (images circa 19th-20th century) with biographical sketches and quotations.
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
The collection was gifted by Jocelyn Cohen between 1999 and 2012.
Starting in September 2022, Smith College Special Collections will be renumbering many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.
- Finding aid to the Helaine Victoria Press records
- Minimum Finding Aid (Completed)
- Description rules
- 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)
- 2017-07-26T17:48:16-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2018-10-25: Updated to conform to DACS
- 2018-12-04: archived website added
- 2019-11-18: Add inventory to processed portion of collection
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063