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Alice O. Howell papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00660
Overview Teacher; Author; Astrologer. Collection includes personal papers and materials pertaining to Howell's career as an astrologer and teacher and practitioner of Jungian cosmology/psychology: a lengthy oral history; teaching materials; diaries; writings; correspondence; publicity materials; subject files; and memorabilia. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]
Dates of Materials: 1930 - 2011

Azalia Emma Peet papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00120
Overview Missionary and teacher. The Azalia Peet papers consist of photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, and speeches. Of particular interest in the collection diaries and letters written by Peet from Japan, and from the Japanese American internment camps in the United States during World War II. Her early diaries reflect her home life and her personal struggle to come to terms with her vocation.
Dates of Materials: 1902 - 1974

Batya Bauman papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00541
Overview Batya Bauman is an animal welfare advocate; ecofeminist; feminist; lesbian activist; editor and writer. Her papers consist of biographical information and documents pertaining to Bauman's early life, her feminist lecture businesses, and activism in the realms of lesbian feminism, Jewish feminism, and animal rights. Materials include writings, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, memoranda, articles, photographs, newsletters, personal calendars, and memorabilia. There are also clippings,...
Dates of Materials: 1947 - 2006

Bel Kaufman papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00522
Overview Author; Teacher; Lyricist. Papers consist of files pertaining to Kaufman's activities as a high school teacher, author, lecturer and public speaker; to her travels in Russia, where there has been an abiding interest in her grandfather, the author Sholom Alacheim; and to translations of her books into the Russian language. Materials relating to her written works include manuscripts, correspondence, contracts, and notes on Kaufman's published books Up the Down...
Dates of Materials: 1911 - 2012

Bernie D. Jones papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00743
Overview Bernie D. Jones is a legal scholar and author. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Hunter College, the New York University School of Law and the University of Virginia, where she earned a doctorate in U.S. History. Her specialization was in legal history and theory. She served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department from 1992-1995 and was on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Legal Studies from 2003-2008....
Dates of Materials: 1986 - 2016

Carmen Vázquez papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00557
Overview Lesbian activist. The Carmen Vázquez Papers document Vazquez's activism for gay and lesbian rights; they include materials pertaining to gay and lesbian health issues, as well as Vazquez's interest and involvement in broader issues of race and class. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, biographical information, an interview, photographs, memorabilia, writings speeches.
Dates of Materials: 1951 - 2011

Carolyn McDade papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00724
Overview Born June 19, 1935 to a Southern Baptist family, Carolyn McDade is a feminist, a writer of women's music, and self-described activist. The collection includes personal and professional papers, including correspondence, music, writing, and organizational documents.
Dates of Materials: 1940 - 2014

Charon Asetoyer papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00677
Overview Abortion rights advocate, women's health activist, indigenous rights activist. Papers document Asetoyer's professional and public life, focusing on her activism in indigenous rights, women's health, and reproductive justice issues on the local, national, and international level. Major topics include Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; HIV/AIDS and Native Americans; economic development; health care for rural and underserved populations; links between the environment and health; and indigenous women's...
Dates of Materials: 1985-2008

Committee on Women, Population and the Environment records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00768
Overview 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

Dorothy Hamilton Brush papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00023
Overview Birth control advocate, Women's rights advocate, Author. The bulk of the papers focus on Brush's work with Margaret Sanger and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. The collection includes first-hand accounts of Margaret Sanger's work; research and writings on Japanese women; research, questionnaires, and manuscript for her book on menopause; and reports, correspondence and photographs on the birth control missionary work of Sanger and Brush in various countries. Correspondents...
Dates of Materials: 1840-1969; Majority of material found within 1936-1968

Eleanor Copenhaver Anderson papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00622
Overview YWCA worker, Labor reform advocate. The papers are primarily related to her professional and public life and focus on her work for the YWCA of the U.S.A. Types of materials include correspondence; writings; photographs; press releases; reports; journal and newspaper articles; transcripts of interviews; and memorabilia. Included is a copy of her 1933 Columbia masters thesis on working women in San Francisco. The correspondence is revealing of Anderson's intensely religious family background. Of...
Dates of Materials: 1901-1993; Majority of material found within 1922-55

Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00780
Overview 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

Fran Worden Henry papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00509
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

Geneviève Saint-Pierre papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00137
Overview French travel writer and hunter. Papers include travel notes and photographs from Equador, Mexico, Western U.S., and Australia. Also correspondence, autobiographical note, and published writings. Most material is in French and Breton languages.
Dates of Materials: 1904-1962

Global Campaign for Microbicides records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00668
Overview 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

Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00143
Overview Author; Travel writer; Feminist; Suffragist; and Relief worker, World War I. Includes printed material, correspondence, published writings and typescripts, memorabilia, notes, photographs, and organization files. Information relating to the International Council of Women, the National Council of Women, and the Montessori Education Association of New York.
Dates of Materials: 1903-1940

Guida West papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00555
Overview 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 Organization...
Dates of Materials: 1946 - 2006

Hilda Schwartz papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00281
Overview Lawyer; Judge; Founder, NY Women's Bar Association. Papers consist of correspondence, campaign records, legal documents, biographical materials, newspaper clippings and photographs documenting Schwart's public career and legal work in New York City. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.
Dates of Materials: 1930 - 1999

Joan E. Biren papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00587
Overview Joan E. Biren, known as JEB, is a filmmaker, photographer, and lesbian activist who has been professionally known for documenting lesbian lives and communities since the 1970s. She became particularly well known in the 1980s for her slideshow and historical lecture affectionately known as The Dyke Show, with which she toured extensively. This collection includes JEB’s personal and professional records, and is rich in documentation of her photography and...
Dates of Materials: 1944-2019

Kathleen O'Shea and Sarah Alida Conde O'Shea papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00578
Overview Kathleen O'Shea is an author, Lesbian activist, Social reform advocate and was a Catholic nun. Her mother, Sarah Alida Conde O'Shea, grew up in a working-class Catholic family in Kansas. Kathleen's papers include documents and memorabilia from O'Shea's childhood, correspondence, photographs, a small amount of material pertaining to lesbian former nuns, writing research, and video tapes. Sarah's papers include diaries, unpublished memoirs, photographs, memorabilia and genealogical information.
Dates of Materials: 1893 - 2013

Loretta J. Ross papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00504
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

Marcia Ann Gillespie papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00464
Overview 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

Marianne Robinson papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00754
Overview Marianne Robinson's letters, photographs, poetry, correspondence, and even invoices are fantastic primary sources for topics of the labor and women's movement, folk music, single motherhood, and activism. Her correspondence with Woody Guthrie might be of special interest.
Dates of Materials: 1948-2015

Marjory Nelson papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00551
Overview Marjorie Nelson was a lesbian activist, therapist and feminist. The Marjory Nelson papers consist of a wide range of materials documenting the progression of her life, from faculty wife in a traditional marriage to graduate student, lesbian activist, radical feminist, hypnotherapist, and pacifist. Her activities in the feminist movement are richly documented, from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. There are also correspondence, photographs and other materials representative of...
Dates of Materials: 1947-2006

Mary J. Oates papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00706
Overview Since the early 1970s, Mary J. Oates's scholarship has focused on the study of women, especially Catholics, in American social and economic history. She is the author or editor of several books, including Higher Education for Catholic Women: An Historical Anthology (1987), ed., and The Catholic Philanthropic Tradition in America (1995). Oates has also published numerous articles in both scholarly journals and anthologies.The...
Dates of Materials: 1962-2010

Mary Mackey papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00758
Overview The collection contains the literary papers of Mary Mackey, feminist novelist and poet.
Dates of Materials: 1947 - 2017

Miscellaneous organizations collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00482
Overview 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, India,...
Dates of Materials: 1824-2011 (ongoing)

Myra Shapiro papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00753
Overview The collection contains correspondence, diaries/journals, writings, both prose and poetry, course work, workshop materials, and photographs of Myra Shapiro, New York poet and author.
Dates of Materials: 1948-2015

Nancy Hale papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00251
Overview Author. Hale is perhaps best known for her short stories many of which were published in the New Yorker and in collected works. Hale's papers, provide significant information about her life and work; the relationships between writers and their agents and editors; the life of a modern professional woman writer; as well as topics such as creativity, human psychology, the New England character, and faculty politics in educational institutions. Material includes writings, diaries, photographs,...
Dates of Materials: 1908 - 1989

Nanette K. Gartrell papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00757
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