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SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00550

Scope and Contents

The Records contain materials pertaining to the SisterSong national membership meetings, conferences and workshops including background information and audiovisual recordings. There are also video recordings of the 2004 March for Women's Lives in Washington, D.C., and a film by N'Dieye Danavall of the march entitled "Listen Up!"

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  • 1996-2010 (ongoing)


Language of Materials

Latina file (Box 11) includes materials in both English and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

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 ( 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The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective in these records. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals 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

The SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is a network of local, regional and national grassroots agencies representing five primary ethnic populations/indigenous nations in the United States: African American, Arab American/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina, and Native American/Indigenous. The Collective was formed in 1997 and initially funded by the Ford Foundation to educate women of color and policy makers on reproductive and sexual health and rights, and to work towards the access of health services, information and resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. SisterSong agencies achieve these goals through public policy work, advocacy, service delivery and health education within their communities on the local, national and international levels. Formerly called SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, in 2009 the organization changed its name to SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.


16 boxes (11.25 linear feet)


Reproductive rights advocacy and healthcare reform organization. Conference materials, background information, and video recordings from the SisterSong National Membership Meetings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective began donating their records to the Sophia Smith Collection in 2006.


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

Additional Formats

Original video of"March for Women's Lives"has been digitized for research use and is available online (Smith campus only) Playlist available online:

Related Materials

Associated material can be found in:

Processing Information

Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger.
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective records
Finding Aid
Finding aid prepared by Burd Schlessinger.
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:20-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063