University of Massachusetts Amherst. Women's Studies Department resource files
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.
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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 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.
3.25 linear feet (3 containers)
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.
Preliminary processing done by Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Fraenkel intern, 2009
- Abortion -- United States
- Anti-rape movement
- Avakian, Arlene
- Family violence -- United States -- 20th century
- Lederer, Karen
- Lesbian community
- Lesbians -- United States
- Reproductive and sexual health
- University of Massachusetts (Amherst campus). Dept. of Women's Studies
- Women's rights -- United States -- 20th century
- Women's studies
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Women's Studies Department collection
- Finding Aid
- Finding aid prepared by Annie-Sage Whitehurst.
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Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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