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Overview The North Fork Women for Women Fund was founded in 1992 by a group of lesbians who had been living on the North Fork of Long Island, New York since the 1970s. Its primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to its members for uninsured medical expenses. This collection includes NFWFWF newsletters and flyers; results of a 2002 questionnaire; photocopies of interviews of Patsy Rogers and Lucille Goodman; videotapes; NFWFWF Board of Directors' minutes, reports, and financial information;...
Dates: 1968 - 2012
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
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Administrator, Family planning services. Correspondence, memoranda, manuals, and reports pertaining to providing and managing family planning services, particularly in Texas. 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.
Overview Peace activists. The Peace Collection is comprised largely of published materials documenting the work of women's peace activism from the early nineteenth century to the 1980s. The bulk of the collection dates from 1925 to 1977 and focuses on U.S. and international peace organizations, and individual women leaders in peace movements. Types of material include organizational records, newspaper clippings, articles, periodicals, pamphlets, flyers, biographical articles, writings, correspondence,...
Overview This collection contains the writings, publications, and work files of Peggy Penn during her time as a therapist. Other writings include poetry by Peggy Penn and publications of other therapists. The collection also contains VHS tapes and audiocassettes of family therapy work by Peggy and various therapists, such as with the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy.
Overview Architect; film maker; lesbian activist; feminist; founder, Women's School of Planning and Architecture; and professor. The Birkby papers include her own documentation of women's activities through various forms of documentation. Materials include films, photographs, journals, writings, and correspondence with several notable feminists.
Dates: 1932-1994; Majority of material found within 1960-1994
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
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. The records contain correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, publicity, publications, and congressional and legal materials. They document many aspects of the work of the PPFA and its predecessor organizations, advocacy, medical work, and the activities of its staff and affiliates. The PPFA Records are...
Dates: 1918 - 1974
Overview 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: 1941 - 2013
Overview Reproductive rights conference. Records include copies of conference packets, workgroup materials, memorabilia, and video documentation. Subject areas covered: the rights of pregnant women; the control of sexuality; the right to be a mother; and assisted reproduction and genetic technologies. Presenters included Toni M. Bond, Cathy J. Cohen, Lisa Crooms, Leslie Grant, Alice Hearst, Silvia Henriquez, Mia Herndon, Angela Hooton, Lisa C. Ikemoto, Sujatha Jesudason, Brenda Joyner, Anne Keenan, Alia...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Lawyer. Papers include Legal documents and research, correspondence, teaching materials, published writings, panel presentations, notes, and audio and video recordings documenting Copelon's legal activism and teaching. Major topics include reproductive rights, domestic violence, international women's rights, AIDS legislation. Audio recordings include her course lectures for Women and Law, Law and Family, and Constitutional Law. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact...
Overview Richard A. Cloward was a sociologist and social activist who was an architect of the welfare rights movement and the co-author of a groundbreaking critique of the welfare state as a tool for containing social unrest. Included are electronic mail, correspondence, memorandums and articles about Cloward's and Frances Piven’s social welfare activism; correspondence, clippings, and writings about Cloward's legal entanglements with Brandeis and Columbia Universities; Frances Piven's appointment...
Dates: 1944 - 2006
Overview Roberta Cantow is a filmmaker. This collection of her papers includes biographical information, personal writings, artwork, photographs, awards, and psychic readings (audio tapes), photographs, correspondence, email, publicity, and other documents pertaining to the production and distribution of Cantow's films, as well as Cantow's thoughts on issues and circumstances covered in the films, including: the documentary Clotheslines, Dr....
Overview The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Ronnie Gilbert, singer, playwright, psychotherapist, narrator of numerous documentary films, feminist, and global peace worker. Also includes extensive audiovisual materials documenting concerts, albums, and interviews with Ronnie Gilbert and others.
Overview The collection contains extensive documentation of Rosalind Petchesky's long involvement in reproductive rights and health, sexual rights, women's rights and gender equality, population control, global justice and economic justice, and women's studies and gender studies in academia.
Dates: 1959 - 2009
Overview Poet; Playwright; Author. Manuscript of Adam's Rib (including revisions; and Norwegian and Swedish editions); and The Old Sex and the New; published books, articles and poetry; unpublished writings. Major themes in the collection include literature, sexuality, and the women's movement.
Dates: 1861 - 2005
Overview Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse was a psychiatrist, theologian, and ordained Episcopal priest known for being poet Syvia Plath's psychiatrist, and for her theological publications related to homosexuality, sex, and women in the Christian church. This collection contains materials reflecting both her personal and professional lives, most of it from about 1970 and later. The collection contains a small amount of materials related to Sylvia Plath, which have been put in separate series for ease of access...
Dates: 1915-1999, 2008
Overview Feminist; Administrator; Reproductive rights advocate. Early records of the Reproductive Rights National Network, and materials documenting international women's rights organizing. Organizations and topics include the Reproductive Rights National Network, the Black Women's Health Project, Women's International Solidarity Affair in the Philippines (WISAP)/GABRIELA, MADRE, Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, sterilization abuse, reproductive rights advocacy and politics, lesbian and...
Dates: 1911-2013; Majority of material found within 1972-2006
Overview Sayre Sheldon is an antinuclear activist, professor, and writer. The collection contains materials documenting Sayre Sheldon's involvement in international women's rights, peace, and nuclear disarmament movements. A significant amount pertains to Women's Action for New Directions, and a smaller amount to Dr. Helen Caldicott.
Overview SisterLove is the first women's HIV/AIDS organization in the southeastern United States. The SisterLove records include administrative and program files from the founding of SisterLove to the early 2000s. Particularly well documented are SisterLove's grant applications, their residential program for HIV positive women called "Love House," the Healthy Love Parties, the Women's HIV/AIDS Resources Project (WHARP), their programs in South Africa, and their outreach efforts.
Dates: 1985 - 2007
Overview Community service organization. The Sisters Inc. (sometimes known as Sisters Ink) a community-based organization in the rural hill towns of Western Massachusetts operated from 1996-2008 in support of girls as they entered adolescence. Founded by Ellen Pulleyblank Coffey and Deborah Coffey, the organization was directed by Kelly Anderson for most of its tenure. Programs included: an art-based mentoring program for girls ages 9-12, a music based program for teen girls, a mother-daughter reading...
Dates: 1996 - 2008
Overview Reproductive rights advocacy and healthcare reform organization. Conference materials, background information, and video recordings from the SisterSong National Membership Meetings.
Dates: 1994 - 2012
Overview Child abuse prevention and advocacy organization. The records document the organization's work to prevent the sexual abuse of children through education and intervention. Materials include conference materials; newsletters; printed material pertaining to sexual abuse of children; brochures; reports; clippings; administrative records of various branches in the U.S.; and writings and speeches by the organization's founder, Fran Henry.
Dates: 1993 - 2008
Overview Welfare rights activist organization. The records document the work of this welfare rights organization based in the Boston area, as well as work done by the grassroots organization Advocacy for Resources for Modern Survival (ARMS). Major topics include welfare reform, economic justice, poverty, homelessness, grassroots organizing, and cross-class and bi-racial women's organizations. Especially well-documented is co-founder Dottie Stevens' 1990 Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign. [NOTE: The...
Dates: 1973 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1990s
Overview Tapestry Health Systems was founded in 1973 by Leslie Tarr Laurie and others, as the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, to provide family planning services including birth control, pregnancy testing, referral for adoption and abortion services,and other health services. The records of consist primarily of files from the administrative office in Northampton. Included are correspondence; publications; minutes; reports; clinic data; medical protocols; publicity; photographs;...
Dates: 1971 - 2010
Overview Thomas Dublin has been a leader in the field of US women's labor history while also focusing on immigration history and ethnic studies. He and his wife founded the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender. The collection contains personal and professional correspondence, teaching and research materials, project files, published articles and books, teaching awards, and grant applications.
Dates: 1947 - 2012
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Una Elizabeth Jacobs was a birth control activist and member of the Legislative Council of Jamaica. Her papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, photographs, video tape, writings, and printed material relating to family planning, sex education, family life and health, child welfare association, the International Planned Parenthood Foundation and the Beth Jacobs Family Planning Clinic in Jamaica, 1950-1998.
Overview International organization. Records of officers, Board of Trustees and directors, and annual meetings make up approximately half of the collection. Correspondence and memoranda are extensive. The other half consists of files of various committees, including the Project Grants Committee, whose members screen grant applications and semi-annually recommend the most promising ones to the Board of Trustees and directors for funding. Records of the Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF)...
Dates: 1969 - 2012
Overview Oral History Project documenting the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of audiovisual recordings and transcripts, plus some background information.
Overview Abortion rights advocacy group. Records contain correspondence, photographs, fundraieing and public relations materials, reports, conference materials, printed materials, and audiovisual materials. Records document the organization's mission to preserve abortion rights by way of media campaigns and endorsing pro-choice candidates for political office.
Dates: 1977-2002 (ongoing)
- Subject: Videotapes X
- Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History 129
- Smith College Archives 1
- correspondence 104
- Audiotapes 91
- Photographs. 82
- clippings 74
- Computer media 59
- Electronic records 56
- memorabilia 55
- articles 52
- Financial records 46
- reports 43
- DVD-Video discs 42
- Books 41
- Publications 39
- Writings 39
- Notes 38
- Speeches. 35
- CD-ROMs 34
- Pamphlets 33
- Newsletters 31 ∧ less
- Spanish; Castilian 10
- Portuguese 2
- Danish 1
- Dutch; Flemish 1
- French 1
- National Organization for Women 8
- Steinem, Gloria 8
- National Women's Health Network 5
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America 5
- Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966 5
- International Planned Parenthood Federation 4
- Millett, Kate 4
- National Abortion Rights Action League 4
- Ross, Loretta J. 4
- American Birth Control League 3
- Avery, Byllye 3
- Biren, Joan E. 3
- Birkby, Phyllis 3
- Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau (New York, N.Y.) 3
- Black Women's Health Imperative 3
- Caldicott, Helen 3
- Hammer, Barbara 3
- Hunt, Mary E. 3
- McCormick, Katherine Dexter, 1876-1967 3
- Miller, Isabel, 1924-1996 3 ∧ less