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University of Massachusetts Amherst. Women's Studies Department resource files

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00350

Scope and Contents

The UMASS-Amherst Women's Studies Department is the source of this collection rather than its substance. These are resource files from the Women's Studies Department containing printed material on a variety of topics relating to women including abortion, rape, lesbianism, domestic violence, reproductive rights, journalism, literature, the arts, prostitution and women's rights. Types of materials include newsletters, pamphlets, flyers, catalogs, handbooks, brochures, syllabi, clippings, and bibliographies. There are some student papers and other manuscript material, but the collection consists primarily of printed materials. The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Dates of Materials

  • 1960-1986

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Published material may be protected by copyright. Copyright for unpublished material, such as student papers, may be owned by the authors. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

The Women's Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst was begun in 1974. It is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in the United States. Its objective is to introduce students to analytical tools and basic approaches to the study of women in a variety of fields.

Extent

3 boxes (3.75 linear feet)

Overview

Resource files from the UMASS-Amherst Women's Studies Department containing printed material on a variety of topics relating to women including abortion, rape, lesbianism, domestic violence, reproductive rights, journalism, literature, the arts, prostitution and women's rights.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The UMASS-Amherst Women's Studies Department Collection was donated to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1987 by Karen Lederer. Subsequent donations have been filed in the Sophia Smith Collection's subject collections.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing done by Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Fraenkel intern, 2009
Title
University of Massachusetts Amherst. Women's Studies Department collection
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by Annie-Sage Whitehurst.
Date
2009
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)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:20-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063