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Focus on Women, Inc. records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00342

Scope and Contents

The Focus on Women Records consist of correspondence, financial records, and printed material regarding FOW activities, especially annual conferences, 1980- 82.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1980-1986


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.

Biographical / Historical

Focus on Women, Inc. was organized in 1978 as a network of local groups and agencies serving women and girls in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Their goals were to enhance, improve and foster the educational, economic, social and cultural opportunities available to women. They sought to lessen and eliminate prejudice, discrimination, abuse, and exploitation, and diversify cultural opportunities for women by organizing conferences, and obtaining and disseminating information. Groups involved included the Women's Services Center, League of Women Voters of Central Berkshire, Berkshire County Extension Service, the Girls Club of America, Berkshire Community College, Minority Women's Alliance, Junior League and Family Planning Council of Western Mass.


2.833 linear feet (2 containers)


Feminist advocacy and intercultural exchange organization. Correspondence, financial records, and printed material regarding activities of Focus on Women, Inc., serving women and girls in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jina Ford, 1991.



Focus on Women, Inc. records
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Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:17-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063