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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

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 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

3.25 linear feet (3 containers)

Abstract

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
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Northampton MA 01063