Showing Collections: 1 - 30 of 253
Overview Primarily printed materials, plus legislative records, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials documenting the efforts of both the pro-life and pro-choice movements. The Legal status section documents specific court cases, with an emphasis on the Roe v. Wade case (1973). Organizations represented include the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and the Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC).
Overview Adrienne Aurswald entered the music program at Smith College in 1939 and graduated in 1943. She returned to Smith to teach in 1957. In 1962, Auerswald earned her Master's degree and became a faculty member. The collection contains her photograph albums and memorabilia books from her time as a Smith College student as well as committee files from when she was a faculty memeber.
Dates: 1936 - 1979
Found in: Smith College Archives
Overview Agnes De Mille was a dancer and choreographer. The first woman to choreograph on Broadway, Agnes de Mille was an innovator who combined American folk dances with American music and transformed the world of musical comedy forever. Papers include writings, extensive family correspondence, photographs, research notes for two autobiographies, and memorabilia. Correspondence describes her life and activities in great detail and discusses many notable people including Cecil B. de Mille, Rebecca West,...
Dates: 1897 - 1993
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
Overview Dog trainer and breeder. Small collection of material from Erlanger's work with war dogs during World War II, including correspondence, photographs, citations, and books on dog training.
Overview Alice Mayer Stetten was a civic leader, pacifist, philanthropist, and international relations specialist. Papers consist primarily of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, and memorabilia documenting Stetten's work with the American-Korean Foundation, the American Women's Association's Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, the Common Council for American Unity (later called American Council for Nationalities Service), the National Council of Women, the Overseas Education Fund of the League...
Dates: 1930 - 1972
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: 1932-2011 (ongoing)
Overview Physician, Settlement house worker, Relief worker, World War I. Small collection related to Tallant's medical career at Joy Settlement and St. Martha's House, Philadelphia, and in France during World War I.
Overview Abortion rights advocacy group. Videotapes, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the anti-abortion protestors who formed around the Summit Medical Center, an abortion clinic in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Also contains court documents pertaining to a federal suit filed against some protestors.
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: 1925-1992 (ongoing)
Overview Women's collegiate association. Collection conisists primarily of printed material relating to the organization and its Boston and Los Angeles branches.
Dates: 1921-1983 (ongoing)
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.
Overview Genealogical and biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, artwork, writings, research, photographs, and printed materials. The bulk of the collection pertains to Blanche Ames Ames, suffragist, birth control advocate, artist, and inventor; her father, Adelbert Ames who was a Civil War general and Provisional Governor of Mississippi during the Reconstruction era; her husband, Botanist Oakes Ames; and their daughter Pauline Ames Plimpton. Also included are papers of Benjamin Butler, Sarah...
Overview Dean, Smith College School for Social Work; Professor, social work; Political activist; Editor. The Ann Hartman Papers consist of professional papers, including activities in professional organizations as editor for the journal Social Work and secretary for the National Association of Social Workers; course material from Smith and the University of Michigan; published writings and miscellaneous research files, including interview tapes for College Settlement House research; correspondence from...
Dates: 1943 - 2012
Overview Anna Moscowitz Kross was a lawyer, judge, New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner, and social reformer. The bulk of the collection covers Kross's career as the Commissioner of Correction. Writings, speeches, and taped interviews reflect Kross's efforts to institute major reforms focusing on education and social rehabilitation for women prisoners. Correspondents include Constance Baker Motley and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Dates: 1905 - 1976
Overview Communist Party official, Labor organizer. Papers include include correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, interviews, audiovisual materials, and an unfinished autobiography. Subject and organization files are a boon to anyone interested in the history of the Communist Party of the U.S.A. (CPUSA), U.S.-Soviet relations, and peace and justice organizations. Timpson's indictments under the Smith and McCarran Act are well documented, as are other U.S. Communists who...
Dates: 1886-2003; Majority of material found within 1912-2003
Overview Author; Poet; Aviator. Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, photographs, memorabila, scrapbooks, and printed materials. The writings series includes notes, manuscript drafts, galley proofs, published works, correspondence, reviews, clippings, and other materials collected by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh, family members, and editors during the composition of AML's works, especially North to the Orient, Gift...
Collection — Box: 1
Overview Women's club. The records relate primarily to the club's mission of preserving Italian traditions in America, offering support to newly arrived women immigrants, and promoting an interest in Italian language and culture among the citizenry of Northampton, Massachusetts.
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: 1902 - 1974
Overview Social worker and professor. Reynolds' professional career is well documented, including her years as associate director of the Smith College School for Social Work; as case supervisor at National Maritime Union; and as a teacher of social work. She also published numerous texts on the practice of social work. Material includes correspondence, published and unpublished writings, lectures, oral histories, and memorabilia.
Dates: 1907-1994; Majority of material found within 1925-1979
Overview YWCA overseas official. The bulk of the Bessie Boies Cotton Papers focus on her work in the YWCA, particularly during her time in Russia, and the courtship between Cotton and her husband, Thomas. Cotton's papers provide valuable insight into the work of the YWCA in Russia from 1917 to 1919 as well as the conditions in Russia during the Revolution and World War I. Although Cotton worked with several women's rights organizations and groups devoted to promoting peace, there is little evidence of...
Overview This collection consists of biographical material on both famous and lesser-known women and men. For the most part, there is only a small amount of material on each individual. Materials typically include published and unpublished biographical sketches, books, correspondence, diaries, genealogies, photographs, and published and unpublished writings.
Dates: 1771-1995; Majority of material found within 1920-1970
Overview Women of color, reproductive rights, and women's health advocacy organization. The records consist of materials pertaining to the administration and the public outreach work of the Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI), including board of directors files reports, correspondence, conference materials, photograph albums, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials. There is a large amount of promotional and educational materials produced by BWHI including pamphlets, posters, brochures, fact sheets,...
Dates: 1980 - 2018
Overview Papers cover 10 generations of the Bodman family, from small town New England farmers to Midwestern bankers and grain elevator owners. They are an extremely rich source for the study of U.S. social history, providing a long-term look at an American family. The earliest material documents rural New England life. Family and business correspondence documents the daily life and business ventures in the Midwest. Materials include diaries, photographs, writings, and papers relating to the service...
Dates: 1687-1980 [ongoing]; Majority of material found within 1840-1920
Overview Traveler, author, English teacher, Smith graduate, and librarian. Papers are primarily those of Anna Gertrude Brewster and Mary Kate Brewster. Both sisters were devoted to theatre, particularly to the Academy of Music in Northampton. They also wrote several books and plays, some of which were published. Material documents world travel, and includes scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, correspondence, and the Brewster children's family newspaper.
Overview The Bulkley-Shelland Family papers primarily includes material relating to Annie Dorothy Trickey, James Shelland, and Julia Ellen Bulkley. The collection contains family history, correspondence, photographs, lectures, travel diaries, and Julia Bulkley's high school scrapbook.
Overview Includes papers of sculptor Henry Kirke Brown; his nephew, sculptor Henry Kirke Bush-Brown; his wife, painter Margaret Lesley Bush-Brown); their daughter, artist Lydia Bush-Brown Head; and sons, Harold Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown.
Overview Camp for girls. Records document camp activities and include photographs; administrative records from the camps founding in 1919 through 2007, including correspondence, reports, minutes, financial information, information about staff, songbooks, publicity materials, and publications; and as well as files pertaining to buildings and grounds.
Dates: 1917-2007 (ongoing)
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
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Farmer; Teacher; Poet; Suffragist. Papers document an unconventional life, from suffrage campaigns of her youth to the artistic output of her later years. Materials related to Maynard's art and her career as a farmer and educator showcase an unusual set of interests and talents. Maynard retained clippings and correspondence from her difficult tenure at a South Carolina reform school. Papers from the Massachusetts Refomatory for Women feature writing assignments completed by inmates. Creative...
Dates: 1905-2002; Majority of material found in 1910s-50s
- Subject: memorabilia X
- Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History 251
- Smith College Archives 2
- Smith College--Students--History--Sources 19
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A--History 8
- Steinem, Gloria 7
- Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962--Correspondence 5
- Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966 5
- Abzug, Bella S., 1920- 4
- Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 4
- Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950 4
- Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 4
- International Planned Parenthood Federation 4
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America 4
- American Birth Control League 3
- Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 3
- Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906--Correspondence 3
- Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 3
- Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958--Correspondence 3
- Birkby, Phyllis 3
- Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau (New York, N.Y.) 3
- Caldicott, Helen 3
- Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947--Correspondence 3 ∧ less