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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: 1986 - 2007

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: 1926 - 2014

Andrea Ayvazian papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00760
Overview Professional and personal papers, including correspondence, business records, sermons, writings, both published and unpublished, and teaching/workshop materials, especially strong in anti-racism material, of Andrea Ayvazian, labor and delivery nurse, mountaineering guide, anti-racism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: 1960 - 2015

Boden Sandstrom papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00745
Overview The collection documents the history of Woman Sound (later City Sound Productions), the first all-woman sound company founded by Sandstrom and her partner, Casse Culver, in 1975. It is comprised of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, tax records, and general office files. The collection also includes research materials for Sandstrom's dissertation.
Dates: 1941 - 2017

Carole A. Oglesby papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00492
Overview 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: 1950-2018

Catholics for Choice records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00742
Overview The Catholics for Choice Records are comprised of organizational records, including correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and articles, that document the organization's mission of "support[ing] a woman's moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health."
Dates: 1973-2014

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: 1990 - 2010

Dolores Alexander papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00582
Overview Writer; Reporter; Lesbian activist. The Dolores Alexander Papers consist of correspondence, writings, and other documents pertaining to Alexander's work as a writer (freelance and as employed by Time, Inc.); files pertaining to Alexander's activism in NOW, Women Against Pornography, and to broader feminist and lesbian issues; files documenting the history of Mother Courage Restaurant in New York; books and audiovisual materials on the subject of achieving financial independence, and Alexander's...
Dates: 1945-1998; Majority of material found in 1960s-70s

Eleanor Brilliant collection of research materials on women's philanthropy

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00765
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials about women and philanthropy gathered by Eleanor Brilliant, including annual reports, surveys, pamphlets, and press releases for local, state and national women's philanthropic agencies including the Women's Funding Network.
Dates: 1982-2012

Elinor Lipman papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00746
Overview The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Elinor Lipman, fiction author and teacher.
Dates: 1971 - 2010

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: 1962 - 2017

Frances Crowe papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00249
Overview 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 publications.
Dates: 1930 - 2019

Gloria Steinem papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00237
Overview Journalist; feminist; political activist; co-founder, Ms magazine; co-founder, Women's Action Alliance; co-founder, Ms Foundation for Women; and co-founder, National Women's Political Caucus. In addition to providing a complete picture of the life of an important feminist leader, the Gloria Steinem Papers document women at the grassroots level of the feminist movement, whose letters to Steinem demonstrate her role as a symbol of the changes they were experiencing in...
Dates: 1940 - 2011

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: 1946 - 2006

Informed Homebirth/Informed Birth and Parenting records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00382
Overview Women's health care organization. Records include teaching manuals for childbirth education and childbirth assistant training, conferences, and workshops; publications on home birth and midwifery; video and audio tapes; and some professional papers of founder Rahima Baldwin Dancy.
Dates: 1975 - 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: 1944-2019

Katherine Triantafillou papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00632
Overview Katherine Triantafillou was the first openly gay person to practice law privately in Massachusetts when she opened her doors in 1975. She continues to specialize in lesbian and gay issues, and offers legal council for victims of domestic violence and other disadvantaged citizens. Her papers contain biographical information, correspondence, photographs, AV material, syllabi and course packets from courses she taught at several Boston area law schools, documentation of cases she litigated, and...
Dates: 1955 - 2007

League of Women Voters of Northampton records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00344
Overview Civic improvement and political organization. Records consist primarily of reports (1928-90s), publications, membership lists, correspondence, minutes, and research files. Also included are transcripts of League-sponsored radio broadcasts; videotapes of televised informational broadcasts and forums with local political candidates; and publications and educational fliers produced by the League concerning the structure and functions of local government, housing issues, schools, voter services and...
Dates: 1922-1995 (ongoing)

Lesléa Newman papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00588
Overview Lesléa Newman is an American author and editor whose writing explores lesbian, feminist, and Jewish themes and their intersection. The collection contains materials documenting her professional career as a writer, speaker, and teacher, including drafts of writing, correspondence, speeches, and audiovisual material.
Dates: 1970 - 2016

Leslie Tarr Laurie papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00735
Overview 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 woiuld 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: 1963 - 2014

Loraine Hutchins papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00701
Overview Author; Bisexual rights activist; Professor, Women's Studies; Sex coach. Papers include correspondence, photographs, research subject files, published and unpublished writing by Hutchins and others, newspaper clippings, fliers, newsletters, and periodicals. The periodicals include extensive runs of radical feminist and feminist spirituality related periodicals and zines from the 1970s and bisexuality-themed periodicals of the 1990s. Other social justice movements--African American civil rights,...
Dates: 1948-2020; Majority of material found within 1970s-1990s

Molly Yard papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00469
Overview Mary Alexander (Molly) Yard was a political, civil rights and feminist organizer, best known for her work as the president of the National Organization for Women from 1987-1991, during which time she organized the 1989 National March for Women's Lives, one of the largest marches in Washington D.C. history. Born in 1912 in Shanghai, China, where her parents had sought temporary refuge from the political conflicts rocking Chengtu, the provincial home of their Methodist Episcopl mission. She lived...
Dates: 1917 - 1993

Ms. Foundation For Women records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00583
Overview Feminist advocacy organization. Records pertain to all aspects of the Foundation's work since its inception and include records of the Board, correspondence, emails, minutes, agendas, reports, grant applications and proposals, programs, brochures, pamphlets, publications, membership and publicity materials, photographs, posters, audiovisuals, and memorabilia. Much of the collection consists of files documenting the Foundations' projects such as Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day; Free To...
Dates: 1973-2008

Nancy Hamilton papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00189
Overview Playwright, Lyricist, Actress, Producer. Collection includes correspondence; promotional material; scripts (some in braille); photographs; original film footage and soundtrack chiefly relating to filming, production and distribution of the Oscar winning documentary film Helen Keller in Her Story (1955). Included are research files, biographical information, correspondence and other papers relating to Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, actress Katharine Cornell,...
Dates: 1862-1992; Majority of material found within 1952-1959

National Congress of Neighborhood Women records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00322
Overview The National Congress of Neighborhood Women (NCNW) is a feminist grassroots network. The primary goal of this organization was to empower poor and working-class women to become community leaders. The collection offers valuable source material for the study of working-class feminist organizing; urban studies; and women in community development. Also documented are the inner workings of grassroots organizing, with all of the personal and political dynamics that come with incorporating a feminist...
Dates: 1970 - 2013

National Organization for Women. Greater Springfield Chapter records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00338
Overview Records of the NOW Springfield Chapter include administrative records, membership records, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, financial material, projects and programs, national and state NOW material, feminist memorabilia, and audiovisual material. 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: 1976-1989

National Women's Health Network records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00360
Overview Non-profit women's health advocacy organization focusing on the diversity of women's experiences; advocating women's self-determination in all aspects of their reproductive and sexual health; establishing universal health care that meets the needs of diverse women; monitoring the actions of federal regulatory and funding agencies, industry, and health care professions; providing women with objective health information from a feminist viewpoint; and supporting grassroots action. The records...
Dates: 1963 - 2011

New Jersey Project records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00548
Overview 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: 1969 - 2006

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00671
Overview Old Lesbians Organizing for Change(OLOC) is a national (United States) organization of lesbian activists age 60 and over. This collection includes extensive documentation of all OLOC gatherings since 1987, including photographs of activities, and videotapes of panel discussions and keynote speeches. Administrative files, newsletters and other publications, and educational and public relations materials are also included, as is a history of the organization. The collection also contains a small...
Dates: 1986 - 2018

Planned Parenthood Federation of America records group II (PPFA II)

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00371a
Overview The records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America provide substantial information about the history of the birth control and family planning movement nationally and internationally. They are a significant source of information on all aspects of the history of birth control and family planning, including women's health issues; sex education; women in poverty; international population planning and policy; and the legal, political and social aspects of contraception and abortion. Types...
Dates: 1912 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1980