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Stop It Now! records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00516

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

  • 1993 - 2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form, agreeing to protect confidentiality, before using this 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 (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

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

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.

[Source: http://www.stopitnow.org/index.html]

Extent

2 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

1.8595 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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.

Arrangement

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.

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.

Other Finding Aids

One or more content listings to individual accessions in this collection are available for download. Links can be found in the description of the individual accessions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Stop It Now! Records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Maxine Stein in 2005.

Accruals

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Related Materials

Associated material: interview with founder Fran Worden Henry in the Voices of Feminism Oral History Project, Sophia Smith Collection.

Processing Information

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.

Creator

Title
Stop It Now! records
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by Burd Schlessinger.
Date
2008
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)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:19-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2020-06-02: Description added for born-digital content.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063