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Professional and personal papers, including correspondence, business records, sermons, writings, both published and unpublished, and teaching/workshop materials, especially strong in anti-racism material, of Andrea Ayvazian, labor and delivery nurse, mountaineering guide, anti-racism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

Arise for Social Justice records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00458
Abstract Grassroots advocacy, low-income rights and social justice organization based in Springfield, Mass. The Records provide a detailed record of the activities, decision-making processes, and political foundation of the organization and its work in coalition with regional, state, national, and international groups. Major topics found in the records include criminal justice, economic justice, HIV/AIDS prevention, homelessness, housing, poverty, social justice, and welfare rights. In addition there...
Dates of Materials: 1916 - 2018

Black Women's Health Imperative records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00487
Abstract Women of color, reproductive rights, and women's health advocacy organization. The records consist of materials pertaining to the administration and the public outreach work of the Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI), including board of directors files reports, correspondence, conference materials, photograph albums, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials. There is a large amount of promotional and educational materials produced by BWHI including pamphlets, posters, brochures, fact...
Dates of Materials: 1980 - 2018

Carel B. Germain papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00301
Abstract Professor of social work. Germain taught graduate courses that focused on the ecological approach to social work theory and practice. Her subject files are voluminous and contain material on a wide range of topics relevant to the teaching and practice of social work. Material includes biographical information, writings, correspondence, and audio tapes of Germain teaching Ego Psychology. Correspondents include Ann Hartman, Joan Laird, Alex Gitterman, and Anita...
Dates of Materials: 1922 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1995

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

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

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

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

Linda Stein papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00495
Abstract Linda Stein is a visual artist, feminist, and political activist. She is the founder and president of Have Art: Will Travel! Inc. (HAWT) and of the Art Club in Tribeca, New York City. The papers document the evolution of Stein's work both as an artist and as a political activist; her dialogue with other artists, peers and family; public events; her personal thoughts, and private life. The collection includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, press coverage, work documentation, lectures...
Dates of Materials: 1950-2019

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

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

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 England Learning Center for Women in Transition records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00459
Abstract Women's shelter. The NELCWIT Records include reports, planning board minutes, personal writings, fundraising and outreach materials, articles and clippings, and publications. The collection documents the organization's administration, shelter and counseling services, and educational programs from its founding in 1976 to the present. Included are personal writings by survivors of domestic violence and abuse; research papers; and publicity and printed materials related to issues of domestic...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2012

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

Third World Women's Alliance, Bay Area chapter records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00697
Abstract Global women of color reproductive rights and social justice organization. TWWA broadened the scope of women's activism to address issues such as sterilization abuse, infant mortality, welfare rights, and low-wage work. The orientation of TWWA towards the "third world" brought the struggles, condition, and status of women in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to the forefront. The bulk of the records focus on the the West Coast and Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area Chapters of the...
Dates of Materials: 1971 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1971-1977

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

Valley Women's Martial Arts records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00507
Scope and Contents The Valley Women Martial Arts Records consists of documents pertaining to daily operations of the organization, including mailing lists, public relations materials, and fundraising initiatives; information about VWMA programs and classes, including registration forms, tests and test results, and student and teacher evaluations; newsclippings, student art, correspondence; publications and information about other self-defense organizations and programs, primarily in Massachusetts but also...
Dates of Materials: 1976 - 2013

Women on the Rise Telling HerStory records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00691
Abstract Prison reform organization. The records include correspondence, financial materials, emails, conference materials, press releases, meeting agendas and minutes. Programs are fairly well-documented, including leadership and advocacy programs for women, anti-shackling campaigns, and community education. Major topics include reproductive justice, prison reform, incarcerated mothers and their children, legal advocacy for women, African American women and the U.S. prison-industrial complex, and...
Dates of Materials: 1975 - 2018