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Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00331
Overview The Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts is a volunteer group that generates donations from individuals and foundations to make loans to low-income women seeking abortions. The group also works to increase public awareness of curbs on freedom of choice. The papers include organization records, including financial material, conference materials, correspondence, fundraising material, publications, and other printed material.
Dates of Materials: 1986 - 2007

Adrienne Germain papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00778
Overview The Adrienne Germain papers contain the working papers of Adrienne Germain, a champion for women's health and human rights in low-income countries, including essays, research materials, and correspondence related to her work with the Ford Foundation and the International Women's Health Coalition.
Dates of Materials: 1964 - 2016

Aileen C. Hernandez papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00730
Overview Comprised of correspondence, reports, research notes, surveys, audiovisual materials, and newspaper clippings from the papers of Aileen C. Hernandez, activist and civic leader. These papers document the life of Aileen C. Hernandez, activist and civic leader.
Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2014

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

American Association of University Women. Connecticut Valley Branch records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00332
Overview Collegiate association. The records document the organization's history, administration, committee activities, membership, and promotional activities. Materials include reports, brochures, correspondence, and printed materials.
Dates of Materials: 1925 - 1993

American Council of Railroad Women records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00345
Overview An organization of women holding supervisory positions in railroad personnel and service. The records provide insight into the attitudes and motivations of a group of professional women organized for their mutual benefit at a time when most women had "jobs" rather than "careers." Material includes correspondence, minutes, reports, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material which document its history and activities from its founding until 1977.
Dates of Materials: 1944 - 2010

Association of Collegiate Alumnae records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00325
Overview The Association of Collegiate Alumnae was formed in Boston in 1882 to unite women graduates of four-year colleges and universities around issues including standards of academic programs, isolation following the college experience, living wage for college alumnae and concerns about their place in the academy. These records contain reports, correspondence, announcements, publications, registers, and a scrapbook on topics relating to the education of women in the late 19th century, medical...
Dates of Materials: 1882 - 1921

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

Caroline Maria Seymour Severance papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00145
Overview Caroline Maria Seymour Severance was a New England Woman's Club leader, women's rights activist, and abolitionist. The Severance papers include a small amount of biographical material, two photographs of Jesse Benton Fremont, a book about the women's club movement, Caroline Severance's guest book, and a scrapbook kept by Caroline Severance's daughter, Julia Long Severance (Burrage). The guest book and scrapbook include autographs, quotations, notes, correspondence, drawings, photographs, and...
Dates of Materials: 1860 - 1945

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

Center for the Advancement of Women records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00667
Overview Women's advocacy group. The records document the daily activities of a feminist non-prift research and advocacy group. Major topics covered: women's rights, women's health, reproductive rights, women of color, affirmative action, and domestic violence.
Dates of Materials: 1990 - 2010

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 of Correspondence records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00340
Overview International women's organization. The records include extensive official correspondence (1952-69) as well as hundreds of letters to and from correspondents throughout the world documenting the work of the organization. In addition there are official records; minutes; complete files of multi-lingual publications entitled "Community Action Series" and "Meeting Community Needs;" miscellaneous publications; conferences and workshop material; circa 150 photographs; oral history transcripts,...
Dates of Materials: 1952-1989; Majority of material found within 1952-1971

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

Cynthia Propper Seton papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00142
Overview Author. Papers consist primarily of typescripts of Seton's columns, essays, and novels; biographical material; detailed correspondence; and a few photographs. Major themes addressed in the papers are Smith College; the city of Northampton; the social movements of the 1960s (especially the women's movement); the impact of feminism on middle-aged women; and writing.
Dates of Materials: 1946 - 1982

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 A. Sackler papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00723
Overview Elizabeth A. Sackler, the daughter of Arthur M. Sackler, a psychiatrist who made a fortune in the pharmaceutical business and a noted patron of the arts, has been a tireless advocate on behalf of American Indians and the repatriation of their sacred objects as well as a self-described "matron"of feminist art". Her papers include correspondence, reports, fundraising materials, A/V materials, photographs, and publications.
Dates of Materials: 1962 - 2017

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

Employment collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00456
Overview Primarily printed materials and books, plus some unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, pertaining to employment issues and specific occupations of women primarily in the U.S. and England. Topics include affirmative action, sex discrimination, labor organizing, child labor, immigrant workers, women in industry, jury duty, wartime work, Social Security, and protective legislation. Over eighty occupations represented include: law, academics, social work, sciences,...
Dates of Materials: 1817 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1920-1976

Eva Kollisch papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00510
Overview Eva Berliner Kollisch (1925-) is an author and activist. She taught at Sarah Lawrence for thirty years, during which time she and Gerda Lerner and Joan Kelly created the Women's Studies Program. A significant portion of the collection pertains to Kollisch's years of teaching at Sarah Lawrence College, as well as to the writing and publication of her book, Girl in Movement: A Memoir(2002). Kollisch's interest in and involvement with several peace, disarmament,...
Dates of Materials: 1942 - 2013

Evelyn Boyd Granville papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00747
Overview The collection contains the personal papers of Evelyn Boyd Granville, mathematician, computer scientist, and educator.
Dates of Materials: 1936-2010

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

Gay Nurses Alliance records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00732
Overview The collection contains photographs and recordings of conferences and presentations, articles and publications on gays and gays in health care, and of newsletters, mailings, and fliers. Also included are the working papers of the Gay Nurse Alliance, an advocacy group for gay patients and nurses and an education disseminator for health care professionals and others.
Dates of Materials: 1971 - 1984

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