Future is Female Project records
Scope and Contents
Project records contain background research material, writings, speeches, correspondence, slides, and photographs pertaining to the Future Is Female Project and the writing of This Way Daybreak Comes. Of particular interest are audiotaped interviews of women in a variety of occupations and living situations throughout North America.
Dates of Materials
- Future is Female Project (Organization)
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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
The Future Is Female Project was a research project undertaken by Annie Cheatham and Mary Clare Powell. In the early 1980s, Cheatham, who had worked as Director of the Congressional Clearinghouse on the Future, and Powell, an artist, interviewed North American women for information about their efforts to create alternative structures for family life, arts, education, work, and politics. The resulting book, This Way Daybreak Comes: Women's Values and the Future, was published in 1986.
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A research project undertaken in the early 1980s by Annie Cheatham and Mary Clare Powell. They interviewed North American women about their efforts to create alternative structures for family life, arts, education, work, and politics. The results were published in the book, This Way Daybreak Comes: Women's Values and the Future (1986). Project records contain research material, writings, speeches, correspondence, slides, and photographs. Of particular interest are audio interviews of women in a variety of occupations and living situations throughout North America.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff or email email@example.com to request the creation of and access to digital copies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Annie Cheatham, 2002.
- Card files
- Cheatham, Annie
- Cheatham, Annie
- Financial records
- Future is Female Project
- Oral histories
- Powell, Mary Clare
- Women -- 20th century
- Women -- North America -- Interviews
- Women artists -- United States
- Women's liberation
- Cheatham, Annie (Donor, Person)
- Future is Female Project records
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