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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

Alan Guttmacher Institute records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00720
Overview The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a birth control research and advocacy organization; fields of study include abortion, contraception, HIV and STI's, pregnancy and teenage sexual health research. As the Guttmacher Institute website states, 'Good reproductive health policy starts with credible research'; indeed, the Institute's records provide accurate and accessible research from a wide range of sexual and reproductive health fields. Records include reports, data, publications, administrative...
Dates: 1960 - 2018

Alliance Against Women's Oppression records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00699
Overview International women of color organization, Welfare rights activists, Reproductive rights and Women's health advocates. The Records are primarily related to the Bay Area Chapter of the Alliance and contain documents that articulate and demonstrate the challenges of developing a revolutionary mass organization through position and discussion papers, drafts, and publications produced by the Alliance. There is abundant documentation of the processes of coalition and social investigation that AAWO...
Dates: 1980-1989

Arise for Social Justice records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00458
Overview Grassroots advocacy, low-income rights and social justice organization based in Springfield, Mass. The Records provide a detailed record of the activities, decision-making processes, and political foundation of the organization and its work in coalition with regional, state, national, and international groups. Major topics found in the records include criminal justice, economic justice, HIV/AIDS prevention, homelessness, housing, poverty, social justice, and welfare rights. In addition there...
Dates: 1956 - 2010

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: 1951 - 2011

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

Eldri Louise Dieson papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00602
Overview YWCA executive and overseas official. The Eldri Dieson Papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, research notes, and scrapbooks primarily related to Dieson's work for the YWCA of the U.S.A. The bulk of the papers focus on Dieson's work for the YWCA's Foreign Division in Japan and in Chile.
Dates: 1905-1994

Ely Chinoy papers

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Identifier: CA-MS-00386
Overview Faculty. Department of Sociology. Contains various documents relating to the career of Ely Chinoy at Smith College including correspondence, photographs, news clippings, published works, research, course materials, and programs.
Dates: 1921 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1977

Francesca Rheannon papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00543
Overview Social worker; Public health specialist; Broadcast journalist; Radio producer. Papers consist of audio CDs, transcriptions, and research materials pertaining to "Voices of HIV", a five-part radio series produced by Francesca Rheannon and Luis Melendez for WFCR 88.5 (Amherst, Mass.), 2006. The bilingual radio project that looks at how HIV and AIDS are affecting the Latino communities of Western New England and includes interviews with Latino/a men and women infected with HIV/AIDS. Audio CDs of...
Dates: 2001-2006 (ongoing)

Garnet J. Knights papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00291
Overview YWCA overseas official. Material reflects a small portion of Knights' professional life. Includes photographs (YWCA), information generated by the YWCA, tributes given at her memorial service, and reminiscences she wrote of her service in Uruguay. Much of the correspondence is in Spanish, although there are brief translations attached to some of the letters.
Dates: 1927-1986; Majority of material found within 1962-1983

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

Inter-American Commission of Women records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00312
Overview The Inter-American Commission of Women Records primarily consists of bulletins, publications, and reports (many in Spanish), as well as correspondence, clippings, photographs, and reports. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1933 and 1959.
Dates: 1928-1976

International Institute for Girls in Spain records

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Identifier: CA-MS-00103
Overview The International Institute for Girls in Spain evolved out of a school founded by a Protestant missionary in Santander, Spain, in 1877. The Institute was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1892 as a non-denominational Christian organization "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining an institution for the education of girls in Spain." The collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, minutes, reports, photographs, and publications.
Dates: 1871 - 1993

Jorge Villarreal papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00474
Overview Physician; Professor; Reproductive rights advocate. Biographical materials, family photographs, correspondence, writings, and lectures documenting Villarreal's work pertaining to population issues and policies, birth control, and abortion rights primarily in his native Colombia. Much of the material is in Spanish. 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: 1953-2002

Luz Rodriguez papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00539
Overview Reproductive rights advocate. Papers include organization, conference, and symposia materials; appointment books; writings; educational records; correspondence; photographs; and memorabilia. They document Rodriguez's many professional activities, especially her activism in health and education for women of color, including SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective and the Latina Roundtable on Health and Reproductive Rights. In addition they document her activities on behalf of...
Dates: 1945-2006; Majority of material found within 1968-2006

Marian Storm papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00156
Overview Journalist, Author, Poet, Animal rights advocate, Conservationist. Papers include biographical materials; correspondence; drafts and research notes; photographs; memorabilia; artwork; journals; scrapbooks; and published and unpublished writings on Mexican society, culture, history, and natural history; animal welfare; nature and plant conservation; and travels in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Dates: 1857 - 1975

Mary E. Hunt papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00531
Overview Theologian; Feminist; Professor. The Papers document Mary E. Hunt's career as a feminist theologian. Included are published and unpublished writings and lectures; audiovisual materials featuring Hunt; files on conferences and events she attended, and her travels. There is some biographical information, as well as a small amount of material documenting the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER, founded in 1983 by Hunt and her partner, Diann L. Neu) and Women Crossing Worlds,...
Dates: 1974 - 2011

Miriam Ching Yoon Louie papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00719
Overview Labor organizer; Women's rights activist; Author; Activist; Poet. The papers include correspondence, organizing materials, conference materials, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. There is also Louie's course work as both student and instructor. Major topics include women and labor organizing, Asian American women's history, social justice activism, international women's rights, and issues surrounding race, class, immigration and poverty in the U.S. Especially impressive...
Dates: 1970 - 2016

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 Latina Institute for Reproductive Health records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00527
Overview The collection contains Newsletters and pamphlets of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, an organization that ensures the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building.
Dates: 1992-2010

National Network of Abortion Funds records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00542
Overview Abortion rights advocacy group. The records document the organization's mission and work to increase access to abortion for low-income women and girls across the U.S. Their emergency contraception initiative is also well-documented. Types of materials include publicity; founding conference materials; Board of Directors' files; funding materials and other financial records. There are also documents generated by numerous other organizations are, e.g. Catholics For a Free Choice, People for the...
Dates: 1990 - 2017

Nola Reinhardt papers

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Identifier: CA-MS-01107
Overview Nola Reinhardt was an associate professor of economics at Smith College until her death in 2015. Her papers consists primarily of department proposals pertaining to economics and international studies, thesis research, and committee reports.
Dates: 1977 - 2013

Periodicals collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00537
Overview Periodicals Collection includes over 1,500 titles of current and historical, U.S. and international women's magazines, newsletters, and other serials. Holdings range from full-runs to single subscriptions for certain titles.
Dates: 1784- (ongoing)

Rosario Morales papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00712
Overview Feminist; Communist; Author; Poet. Papers contain correspondence, writings (manuscripts, drafts, journals, free writing, publications), conference files, memorabilia, and awards that document her personal and professional life as an author, poet, feminist, and activist. Writings included here are primarily autobiographical, focusing on her identity as a Puerto Rican feminist. Morales' writings often underscore the importance of intersectionality in the feminist movement. Correspondents include...
Dates: 1980-2011

Saralee Hamilton papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00629
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

Survivors, Inc. records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00687
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

Theresa Carr papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00748
Overview Theresa Carr was an activist and became involved in numerous political activities during her lifetime. Her papers include correspondence, journals, poetry, photographs, minutes, pamphlets, fliers, and organizational records. Also included is a significant amount of personal papers, political materials, and photographs related to Carr's long time lover, Alessandra Nichols.
Dates: 1920 - 2014

Tonya Gonnella Frichner papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00703
Overview Lawyer; President and Founder, American Indian Law Alliance; Professor of Native American History, Law and Human Rights. Primarily professional papers. Major topics include social conditions and legal status of North American Indians, and related issues such as health care, environmental issues, land rights, and international rights of indigenous peoples. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]
Dates: 1980 - 2014

Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00530
Overview Religious organizations; Feminist advocacy organization. Records consist of administrative records dating from the organization's inception in 1983, and includes extensive documentation of WATER programs in Latin America and in the U.S., its fundraising and outreach initiatives, its publications, and audiovisual records of its program speakers. The organization's commitment to justice and social activism through a feminist interpretation of theology, and its commitment to promoting women's full...
Dates: 1983 - 2013