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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Professional and personal papers, including correspondence, business records, sermons, writings, both published and unpublished, and teaching/workshop materials, especially strong in anti-racism material, of Andrea Ayvazian, labor and delivery nurse, mountaineering guide, anti-racism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

Choice USA records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00575
Abstract Reproductive rights advocacy group. Records contain correspondence, publications, publicity materials, press releases and clippings, photographs, website images, reports, polls, financial information, and Board of Directors minutes, and other materials. They document the organization's history and work for the preservation of a woman's right to choose by way of media campaigns, voter registration initiatives, educational outreach to young adults, and endorsing pro- choice candidates for...
Dates of Materials: 1980 - 2005

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

Family Diversity Projects records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00698
Abstract

The Family Diversity Projects records date from 1993 to 2010 and document the organization's work in designing exhibits and authoring books that portray gay and lesbian families, multiracial families, families suffering from mental illnesses, people with disabilities, and transgender people.

Dates of Materials: 1993-2010

Forward Together records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00717
Abstract

Founded in 1989, Forward Together is a multi-racial organization dedicated to working for reproductive justice. The collection includes APIRH/ACRJ/Forward Together publications, VHS tape, and posters. Digital files include photographs, Board documents, staff information, staff planning and strategy session documents, Strong Families documents, Youth Organizing documents, and video footage.

Dates of Materials: 1998 - 2013

Frances Crowe papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00249
Abstract Frances Crowe was a major figure in peace and social justice activism in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Her papers document decades of social justice activism in the Valley, including through local chapters of the American Friends' Service Committee, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Women Against the War, War Resisters' League, and Amnesty International. Materials in this collection include her writings, notes, photographs, posters, memorabilia, and...
Dates of Materials: 1930 - 2019

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

Guida West papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00555
Abstract Political sociologist; activist; author. The papers focus primarily on West's activism, research, professional activities, speeches, and writings related to welfare rights and economic justice. Her extensive working files document individuals and organizations working for civil rights, welfare rights, and related social movements from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Organizations represented include the Montclair Welfare Rights and Friends of Welfare Rights, National Welfare Rights...
Dates of Materials: 1946 - 2006

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

Kristina Kiehl papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00517
Abstract

Kristina Kiehl is an organizer in the women's movement. Her papers consist of Partisan Project pamphlets, several pro-Kerry/anti-Bush fliers, a poster signed by Gloria Steinem, a packet of logistical information for a Gloria Steinem tour, personal and professional papers (much related to Kiehl's work with Voters for Choice), material related to her good friends and colleagues Wilma Mankiller and Gloria Steinem, A/V material, memorabilia, external hard drives, and four CD-Roms.

Dates of Materials: 1971 - 2014

Leslie Tarr Laurie papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00735
Abstract Leslie Tarr Laurie helped found The Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts (later known as Tapestry Health Systems) 1973 to provide family planning services (birth control, pregnancy testing, referral for adoption and abortion services) and other health services (STD testing, gynecological exams). She would serve as CEO/Executive Director of the agency for the next 40 years until her resignation in early 2014. The collection contains correspondence, publications, minutes, reports,...
Dates of Materials: 1955 - 2021

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 - 2022

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 Papers Project records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00776
Abstract The Margaret Sanger Papers Project (MSPP) is a historical editing project sponsored by the Division of Libraries at New York University. The Project was formed by Dr. Esther Katz in 1985 to locate, arrange, edit, research, and publish the papers of the noted birth control pioneer. The collection contains biographical files, subject files, chronology and newspaper clippings, correspondence, a few primary sources (pamphlets, brochures, and publications), computer files, and an FBI file on...
Dates of Materials: 1879 - 2012

Marlene G. Fried papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00636
Abstract

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Marlene Fried, author, reproductive rights activist, and founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts.

Dates of Materials: 1956 - 2011

Midwives' Alliance of North America records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00375
Abstract

Records consist of administrative records, printed material, photographs, audio- and videotapes, computer disks, and memorabilia. Documents issues of standards and practices, education, the registration of midwives, and the division between lay and nurse midwives.

Dates of Materials: 1927 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1996

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

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00586
Abstract Advocacy group which focuses on the rights and needs of Asian and Pacific Islander American Women. Records include administrative files, correspondence, conference and retreat materials, reports, newsletters, articles, photos, videos, and research files. Major topics include women's rights, reproductive rights, women's health, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender rights, immigration reform, domestic violence, human trafficking, labor reform, economic justice, voter registration initiatives, and...
Dates of Materials: 1995 - 2019

New Jersey Project records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00548
Abstract Feminist advocacy and educational program. Collection is a rich source of information about issues of race, class, and gender in higher education, in New Jersey specifically, and the efforts of that State to address them among its college and university students and faculty. Types of materials include administrative files, publications, correspondence and emails, reports, writings, books, photographs, conference packets, audiocassettes, DVDs, videocassettes, grant applications, financial...
Dates of Materials: 1969 - 2006

Prison Birth Project records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00728
Abstract The Prison Birth Project (2008-2017) worked to "support, encourage, and train currently and formerly incarcerated mothers and trans* parents to become community leaders within a reproductive justice framework." The records include administrative files, program and event planning materials, forms, newsletters and other publications related to midwifery and the Prison Birth Project. Of particular interest are photos and videos of various events, curriculum materials related to Doula training;...
Dates of Materials: 1993 - 2018

Rebecca Adamson papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00481
Abstract Economist, Founder First Nations Development Institute, Native American rights advocate. Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life, and focus on two organizations founded by Adamson, the First Nations Development Institute (FNDI) and First Peoples Worldwide (FPW). Major topics include American Indians, indigenous people, and economic development. Portions of the work of FNDI are particularly well chronicled through detailed staff reports and records on Field Operations...
Dates of Materials: 1941 - 2013

Saralee Hamilton papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00629
Abstract Feminist; Administrator; Reproductive rights advocate. Early records of the Reproductive Rights National Network, and materials documenting international women's rights organizing. Organizations and topics include the Reproductive Rights National Network, the Black Women's Health Project, Women's International Solidarity Affair in the Philippines (WISAP)/GABRIELA, MADRE, Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, sterilization abuse, reproductive rights advocacy and politics, lesbian...
Dates of Materials: 1911-2013; Majority of material found within 1972-2006

Susan Ribner papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00725
Abstract

Susan Ribner was most noted as a practitioner, teacher, and champion of women's participation in martial arts. Ribner's papers document the feminist martial arts, self-defense and anti-violence movements of the 1970s and 80s in New York City.

Dates of Materials: 1968 - 2015

Tonya Gonnella Frichner papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00703
Abstract

Lawyer; President and Founder, American Indian Law Alliance; Professor of Native American History, Law and Human Rights. Primarily professional papers. Major topics include social conditions and legal status of North American Indians, and related issues such as health care, environmental issues, land rights, and international rights of indigenous peoples.

Dates of Materials: 1977 - 2014

Undivided Rights Book Project records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00538
Abstract

Feminist; Professor, Women's Studies; Author; Reproductive rights advocate. Research files, correspondence and manuscripts related to the book Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice (2004) by Jael Miriam Silliman, Loretta Ross, Marlene Fried, and Elena Gutiérrez.

Dates of Materials: 1992 - 2003

Virginia Apuzzo papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00711
Abstract Catholic nun; Lesbian activist; AIDS activist; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force director. Correspondence, reports, news coverage, speeches and speech notes, financial records, and photographs. The papers particularly well document the burgeoning AIDS crisis of the 1980s and the political response. The papers also show well how the Gay and Lesbian Movement grew over time and gained wider acceptance as personified by this one woman's rise in relative political power from the State House in...
Dates of Materials: 1940 - 2012

Women and Life on Earth records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00132
Abstract

The collection contains the papers of Women and Life on Earth, on peace, anti-nuclear, and ecofeminist network. Records include conference materials, correspondence, minutes by-laws, financial records, newsletters, writings, talks, clippings, subject files, notes, posters, photographs, memorabilia, and audio tapes.

Dates of Materials: 1977 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1980-82

Women of Color Resource Center records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00718
Abstract

Women of color grassroots network; Welfare rights, reproductive rights, and women's health advocacy organization in Oakland, California. Records include publications, pamphlets and catalogs of the WCRC; programming materials, conference reports, background research files, and audiovisual material.

Dates of Materials: 1984 - 2011

Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00646
Abstract Women's funding and advocacy organization located in Easthampton, MA, The WFWM advances social change philanthropy to create economic and social equality for women and girls in the region using three major strategies: mobilize and support women's philanthropy; make strategic grants to nonprofit organizations that work with women and girls toward progressive social change; and advocate for system improvements for women and girls through research, education, and collaboration. The records...
Dates of Materials: 1993 - 2009