Stop It Now! records
Scope and Contents
The Stop It Now! records document the organization's work to prevent the sexual abuse of children through education and intervention. Materials include conference materials; newsletters; printed material pertaining to sexual abuse of children; brochures; reports; clippings; administrative records of various branches in the U.S.; and writings and speeches by the organization's founder, Fran Henry.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1993 - 2008
- Stop It Now! (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use with the following restrictions on access:
Researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form, agreeing to protect confidentiality, before using this collection.
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
Stop It Now! was founded in Northampton, Massachusetts, by Fran Worden Henry in 1992. It is a national, public health based organization working to prevent child sexual abuse through education of adults, including people at risk for abusing and their families and friends, and to promote policy changes at the local and national level to support prevention strategies. Stop It Now! community-based programs currently exist across the country and in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They have successfully tested the idea that when adults are given adequate information and resources they will act to prevent sexual abuse of children.
32.501 linear feet (31 containers)
Language of Materials
Child abuse prevention and advocacy organization. The records document the organization's work to prevent the sexual abuse of children through education and intervention. Materials include conference materials; newsletters; printed material pertaining to sexual abuse of children; brochures; reports; clippings; administrative records of various branches in the U.S.; and writings and speeches by the organization's founder, Fran Henry.
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.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
This collection contains materials received from the donor in digital form that are not currently available online. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request access to this digital content.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Stop It Now! Records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Maxine Stein in 2005, Fran Worden Henry in 2006, and Jenny Coleman, 2015.
Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2005.
The contents of computer media in this collection has been copied to networked storage for preservation and access; the original directory and file structure was retained and file lists were created. Some media was unable to be copied. See the log files linked in the container list for more details.
Between September 2022 and February 2023, Smith College Special Collections renumbered many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.
Genre / Form
- Anti-rape movement
- Child abuse -- Law and legislation -- United States
- Child molesters -- Rehabilitation
- Child sexual abuse -- United States -- Prevention
- Electronic records
- Family violence
- Feminists -- Northampton (Mass.)
- Incest -- United States -- Prevention
- Incest victims -- Rehabilitation
- Sexually abused children -- Services for
- Stop It Now! records
- Finding Aid
- Finding aid prepared by Burd Schlessinger.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
- 2017-07-26T17:48:19-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2020-06-02: Description added for born-digital content.
- 2021-06-17: Legacy container inventory to accession 2015-S-0026 added
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063