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Overview Fran Worden Henry became executive director of the first Massachusetts Governor's Commission on the Status of Women in 1973. Subsequently, she served as the director of the President's Citizens Advisory Committee for Women under Gerald Ford (1975-1976) and, later, the as Northeast conference coordinator for the President's International Women's Year Commission under Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter (1976-1978). She has written extensively on women in business and other topics. This collection...
Dates of Materials: 1961 - 2017
Overview The Joann Aalfs papers document the New Bedford Women's Center (founded circa 1969), of which Aalfs was a member. She kept complete and highly detailed records that provide excellent documentation of the beginnings of this grassroots women's organization, the personal and political dimensions of the problems its members sought to address and remedy, as well as the economic, social and cultural context in which it existed. Much of the correspondence is family-related, over multiple generations.
Dates of Materials: 1902-2014
Overview 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
Overview Nanette K. Gartrell, born in 1949, is an American psychiatrist, researcher, lesbian activist and author. The collection documents Gartrell's personal and professional life and is comprised of materials concerning Gartrell's advocacy for women's rights and LGBT people within the American Psychiatric Association; educational programs to promote non-homophobic healthcare; the lesbian physician's conference, Women in Medicine; studies on sexual abuse and her U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian...
Dates of Materials: 1949 - 2021
Overview The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women's prime mission is to serve victims of battering charged with crimes related to their abuse. The Clearinghouse works with people who are experiencing the criminal justice system — often arrested, facing trial, or serving prison sentences — because of their defenses against life-threattening violence at the hands of their abuser. These records include documentation of the organization's work since 1987, as well as information that...
Dates of Materials: 1986 - 2018
Overview Political activist; Health reformer; Feminist; Civil rights activist. The papers consist of extensive files pertaining to Nkenge Touré's activism in health reform and civil and political rights for African American women. SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and the D.C. Rape Crisis Center are well-documented, as are many conferences and workshops in which Touré participated. Touré's international work in these fields is also represented, and there is a small amount of...
Dates of Materials: 1968-2014
Overview 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.
Dates of Materials: 1960-1986
- correspondence 6
- Photographs. 5
- Writings 5
- articles 5
- Audiotapes 4
- Fliers 4
- Newsletters 4
- Notes 4
- clippings 4
- Appointment books 3
- Electronic records 3
- Feminists -- United States 3
- Lesbian community 3
- Rape 3
- Resumes 3
- reports 3
- scrapbooks 3
- Abused women -- Services for -- United States 2 ∧ less
- Rape Crisis Center (Washington, D.C.) 2
- Aalfs, Janet E. 1
- Aalfs, Joann 1
- American Medical Association 1
- American Psychiatric Association 1
- Avakian, Arlene 1
- Black Women's Health Imperative 1
- Center for Democratic Renewal (Atlanta, GA) 1
- Daly, Mary 1
- Gartrell, Nanette 1
- Lederer, Karen 1
- Mosbacher, Dee 1
- National Black Women's Health Network 1
- National Black Women's Health Project 1
- National Center for Human Rights Education 1
- National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 1
- National Women's Health Network 1
- New Bedford Women's Center (New Bedford, Mass.) 1
- Osthoff, Sue 1
- Ross, Loretta J. 1 ∧ less