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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.

There is no container list for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

Dates

  • 1980-1986

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open with caveat: collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be somewhat difficult to use. Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice

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

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

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.

Extent

1 boxes (1.25 linear feet)

Overview

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. NOTE: There is no container list for this finding aid. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

Creator

Title
Focus on Women, Inc. records
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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)
  • 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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063