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Abortion collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00428
Abstract

Primarily printed materials, plus legislative records, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials documenting the efforts of both the pro-life and pro-choice movements. The Legal status section documents specific court cases, with an emphasis on the Roe v. Wade case (1973). Organizations represented include the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and the Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC).

Dates of Materials: 1936-2005

Aileen C. Hernandez papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00730
Abstract Aileen C. Hernandez (1926-2017) was a Black feminist known for her roles as an original Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and as the second president of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She was an active member of more than 100 activist and community-based organizations concerned with racial justice, women’s equality, economic equity, fair housing, education, and other social issues. The Aileen C. Hernandez papers document decades of activism by a...
Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2014

Andrea Ayvazian papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00760
Abstract

Professional and personal papers, including correspondence, business records, sermons, writings, both published and unpublished, and teaching/workshop materials, especially strong in anti-racism material, of Andrea Ayvazian, labor and delivery nurse, mountaineering guide, anti-racism consultant, a teacher, a folk singer and published poet, a college dean of religous life, and a pastor.

Dates of Materials: 1960 - 2015

Anna Steese Richardson papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00545
Abstract Journalist; Editor; Playwright. Collection includes books and pamphlets by Richardson, biographical material, and a small amount of correspondence. Scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine articles collected by Richardson on suffrage, women's rights, courtship, marriage, divorce, etiquette, citizenship, civic affairs, consumerism, politics, child-rearing, changing cultural and social mores, and women's clubs. Two scrapbooks focus on the theater and contain clippings about plays by...
Dates of Materials: 1905-1949

Carole A. Oglesby papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00492
Abstract

Carole A. Oglesby is a pioneer in the women's sports movement and one of the first "out" lesbians in U.S. athletics. The bulk of this collection represents Oglesby's professional activities, research and extensive writings, and contains materials related to women and sport in the United States and worldwide beginning in the 1950's.

Dates of Materials: 1950-2018

Committee on Women, Population and the Environment records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00768
Abstract

The collection contains the business records of the Committee on Women, Population,& the Environment (CWPE), a multi-racial alliance that works on the local, regional, national, and international levels to oppose population control policies that blame overpopulation for poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and political volatility.

Dates of Materials: 1979 - 2012

Countries collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00445
Abstract The Countries collection is comprised predominantly of printed materials, with some photographs and manuscript materials. It focuses on the status of women, women's organizations, and feminist movements in over 140 countries. Related topics include sex roles; political rights; educational opportunities for women; biographical information on such notable individuals as Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Indira Gandhi, Eva Peron, and Joan of Arc; plus information on women's organizations and conferences....
Dates of Materials: 1540-2006; Majority of material found within 1920-1970

Crime, prisons, and reform schools collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00424
Abstract

Documents the activities and experiences of female criminals, the efforts of social scientists to understand them, the work of prison reformers to improve their treatment, and the changing approaches and methods used by the state to manage them. Material includes printed material, correspondence, drawings, reports, and unpublished papers that focus on the United States and England.

Dates of Materials: 1850-1992

Economics collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00432
Abstract

Collection contains printed materials on economics as it relates to women in the U.S. Types of material include articles, newsletters, pamphlets, resource manuals, court hearings, and symposium proceedings. Includes women in the workforce, as economic equals, and as consumers. Material published by the U. S. Department of Labor, Joint Economic Committee, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the United Nations.

Dates of Materials: 1858- 1990

Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00780
Abstract

The collection contains personal and professional papers reflecting Elizabeth Kennedy's role as one of the pioneers in the field of Women's Studies and LGBTQ Studies as well as her activism, both in Buffalo, NY and in Arizona. Especially well documented is the emergence of Women's Studies as a viable academic field, as well as the opening up of American Studies and cultural anthropology.

Dates of Materials: 1951-2017

Elizabeth Norris papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00508
Abstract

YWCA Archivist, Librarian. Papers consist of biographical and family history information, family photographs, writings, and samples from her collections of memorabilia with associated reference files. The bulk of the papers is photographs and materials related to Norris' memorabilia collections.

Dates of Materials: 1870s-2003

Families collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00391
Abstract Collection contains articles, bibliographies, books, greeting cards, leaflets, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, periodicals, reports, and syllabi addressing "the family," including topics such as homemakers, housework, marriage, unwed mothers, and divorce. Includes feminist critique of marriage and the family by both well-known feminists and more mainstream writers and journalists. Contains documentation of the changes in American family structures and norms that resulted from the cultural...
Dates of Materials: 1829 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980

Global Campaign for Microbicides records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00668
Abstract The Washington-based Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM), which engaged over 300 organizations worldwide from its founding in 1998 to the present, focused on encouraging the development of HIV/AIDS prevention methods that women could use autonomously, with no active partner participation. The collection contains a wide range of materials from published scientific research to documentation of the GCM's lobbying efforts in Washington, as well as personal correspondence and handwritten...
Dates of Materials: 1990-2011

Heather Huyck papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00505
Abstract

The Heather Huyck papers consist of research files for Huyck's dissertation,"To Celebrate a Whole Priesthood: The History of Women's Ordination in the Episcopal Church" and professional and personal papers related to her career as a public historian, working especially with the National Park Service to establish women's history sites. Also includes papers related to Huyck's mother, Dorothy Boyle Huyck, who was involved with the Family Camping Association in the 1960s and 1970s.

Dates of Materials: 1935-2017

Homosexuality/LGBT collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00395
Abstract

This collection consists of printed materials that document the evolution of attitudes and approaches to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and organizations from 1932-1995 (mostly the 1970s), and documents the political struggles of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals to oppose homophobic discrimination in U.S. society. Also of interest are numerous newsletters, periodicals and leaflets that document lesbian organizing in Western Massachusetts.

Dates of Materials: 1932-2011; Majority of material found within 1970-1978

Jane Garrett papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00497
Abstract Priest; Editor. Approximately half of collection consists of files pertaining to homosexuality and same-sex marriage, notably the struggle within the Episcopal Church to come to terms with these issues. The other half pertains to authors with whom Garrett worked in her capacity as an editor at Alfred A. Knopf, moslty noted U.S. historians. There is also a small amount of material from her work with the Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns on AIDS in...
Dates of Materials: 1938 - 2003

Lamont-Corliss Family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00089
Abstract

Philanthropist; Pacifist; Poet; and Philosopher. Papers document Florence Haskell Corliss and Thomas Lamont's family, social life, and philanthropic work. Topics include philosophy, philanthropy, Smith College, literature, socialism, United Nations. Materials include correspondence, writings (manuscripts), childhood writings, speeches, diaries, genealogical material, photographs, memorabilia, and clippings.

Dates of Materials: 1875 - 2007

Letty Cottin Pogrebin papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00294
Abstract Journalist; co-founder, National Women's Political Caucus; co-founder, Ms. magazine; editor; Feminist. The collection consists largely of Pogrebin's professional papers reflecting her career as a writer and journalist, as well as her social activism in the Women's Liberation and feminist movements. The collection is organized primarily by writing and other projects and includes correspondence; research, organization, and subject files; drafts, published...
Dates of Materials: 1955 - 2018

Loraine Hutchins papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00701
Abstract Author; Bisexual rights activist; Professor, Women's Studies; Sex coach. Papers include correspondence, photographs, research subject files, published and unpublished writing by Hutchins and others, newspaper clippings, fliers, newsletters, and periodicals. The periodicals include extensive runs of radical feminist and feminist spirituality related periodicals and zines from the 1970s and bisexuality-themed periodicals of the 1990s. Other social justice movements--African American civil...
Dates of Materials: 1948-2020; Majority of material found within 1970s-1990s

Loretta J. Ross papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00504
Abstract Loretta J. Ross is a Reproductive Rights advocate, Civil Rights activist, feminist, women's health activist. Her papers contain speeches, writings, correspondence, organization and conference files, and audiovisual materials. The collection pertains primarily to Ross' activism for reproductive justice rights for women of color, anti-violence, international human rights work, and particularly to issues related black women's health. Other topics include abortion, women's health, teenage...
Dates of Materials: 1956 - 2014

Marcia Ann Gillespie papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00464
Abstract Marcia Anne Gillespie was Editor in Chief of both Essence Magazine and Ms. Magazine and served as President of Liberty Media for Women, Inc. Her papers include faxes; memoranda; correspondence; electronic mail; magazines, videotapes, and books; pamphlets; reprints of paper and internet articles; typescripts of essays submitted to Ms.; faxes and photocopies of correspondence to and from Gloria Steinem; contracts, correspondence and memoranda re: Gillespie's...
Dates of Materials: 1987 - 2002

Margaret Sanger Research Bureau records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00320
Abstract The Margaret Sanger Research Bureau (MSRB) operated under numerous names and parent organizations from 1923 to 1974, providing birth control and infertility clinical services to thousands of patients, and serving as a site for medical research and education on these topics. The MSRB records contain correspondence, printed material, clippings, books, glass slides, films, and a library of 59 books on birth control, sexuality, marriage, family, and related topics. Of particular interest are...
Dates of Materials: 1815 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1917-1969

Mary van Kleeck papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00165
Abstract Social reformer, Lecturer, Social researcher, Writer, Social worker. Papers include correspondence, biographical material, clippings, speeches, writings, research notes, subject and organization files, primarily from van Kleeck's professional life. There is a significant amount of material relating to Smith College, her work in social and charitable agencies such as ACLU, National Woman's Party, Bryn Mawr Summer School for Student Workers, Hospites (a refugee rescue organization), the...
Dates of Materials: 1883-1972

Miriam Ching Yoon Louie papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00719
Abstract Labor organizer; Women's rights activist; Author; Activist; Poet. The papers include correspondence, organizing materials, conference materials, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. There is also Louie's course work as both student and instructor. Major topics include women and labor organizing, Asian American women's history, social justice activism, international women's rights, and issues surrounding race, class, immigration and poverty in the U.S. Especially...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2016

Miscellaneous organizations collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00482
Abstract This collection contains small amounts of primarily printed materials on women's professional, social, political, charitable, and patriotic organizations. Also included are women's rights groups and organizations for consumer advocacy, ethnic and racial equality, community service, civic improvement, social welfare, labor advocacy, war relief, and animal rights. National and local organizations in the U.S. are represented, as well as other countries, especially Canada, England, Germany,...
Dates of Materials: 1824-2011 (ongoing)

Miscellaneous subjects collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00392
Abstract

Includes small amounts of mostly printed material on subjects related to women, including aging and aged women, alcoholism, anarchism, costume, fascism, friendship, girls, Nazism, physically handicapped women, postage stamps, rural women, sex, sex education, female sexuality, single women, taxation, tobacco, and witchcraft. Material includes printed material, books, cassette tapes, correspondence, position papers, questionnaires, reports, memorabilia, and stamps.

Dates of Materials: 1856-2011

Molly Yard papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00469
Abstract Mary Alexander (Molly) Yard was a political, civil rights and feminist organizer, best known for her work as the president of the National Organization for Women from 1987-1991, during which time she organized the 1989 National March for Women's Lives, one of the largest marches in Washington D.C. history. Born in 1912 in Shanghai, China, where her parents had sought temporary refuge from the political conflicts rocking Chengtu, the provincial home of their Methodist Episcopl mission. She...
Dates of Materials: 1917 - 1993

Music collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00409
Abstract Documents a wide variety of women's participation in the broad field of music. Material consists of books, catalogs, concert programs, interviews (both written and recorded), musical scores, printed material, photographs, publicity, recordings and songbooks. Contains biographical material on well-known women singers and composers (both classical and popular). Includes the women's liberation rock bands and folk music of the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as feminist recording...
Dates of Materials: 1848 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1930s-1980

Population problems collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00438
Abstract The Population Problems Collection contains mainly printed materials on issues pertaining to world population problems in the 20th century; family planning and the birth control movement in the United States; the international birth control movement; and development programs and agencies that assist poorer women and their families. Related issues such as sterilization and eugenics are also documented. Types of materials include books, pamphlets, booklets, newspaper clippings, articles, and...
Dates of Materials: 1896-1979

Prostitution collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00425
Abstract

Collection consists almost entirely of printed materials, also includes handbills, reports, speeches, trial transcripts, a Smith College course syllabus and unpublished paper, and an audiotape of The Dick Cavett Show on the legalization of prostitution. Focus on the United States and England, some items on Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Dates of Materials: 1834-1984