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Creating Women's History: The Sophia Smith Collection video, 2001


Scope and Contents

Documentary on the Sophia Smith Collection, women's history archive at Smith College. Produced, written and directed by Joyce Follet and Terry Kay Rockefeller, 2001. This brief film highlights Smith College’s pioneering contributions to the movement that is revolutionizing the writing and teaching of history. It chronicles the 1942 founding of the nation’s oldest women’s manuscripts collection by historian Mary Ritter Beard and archivist Margaret Storrs Grierson and features cameo appearances by:

Gloria Steinem Rebecca Walker, Third Wave feminist Amy Richards, Third Wave feminist Jan Peterson, Grassroots activist Frances Fox Piven, Political scientist/Activist Daniel Horowitz, Historian Linda Gordon, Historian Linda Kerber, Historian

Dates of Materials

  • 2001


Conditions Governing Access

Use of the original media (DVD) is restricted for preservation reasons. A digital file copy is available for research use.


1 items (1 video on DVD)

.50 Gigabytes (1 digital file)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This DVD was donated to the College Archives by Amy Hague, May 24, 2018.

Existence and Location of Copies

Additional copies of this video are located in the College Archives Audiovisual collection (100 AV), in VHS format.

Related Materials

2 VHS copies of this video are in the College Archives, in RG 100 (AV): V214, V215. The original production materials, including raw footage were transferred to the College Archives from the Sophia Smith Collection in 2010 (accession 2010-A-00038).


Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063