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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
Overview Professor, languages; Naturalist; Civic volunteer; Army Intelligence officer, World War II; Author; Teacher. The Townsend-O'Brien-Hoffheimer Family papers consists primarily of correspondence between these three generations of women and other family; diaries of Smith College years for both mother and daughter.
Dates: 1878 - 1991
Overview Founded in 1995, TAWG (Training and Access Working Group) is a clearinghouse of more than two dozen local, state and national organizations working together to ensure the continued availability of well-trained abortion providers. The papers contain meeting agendas, minutes, participant lists, notes, correspondence, brochures and publications by others.
Dates: 1976 - 2005
Content Description Oral history interviews with Smith College students and alumnae who identify as trans and/or non-binary, conducted by Sam Davis (Class of 2017) for his documentary project entitled "In Our Own Words: On Being Trans at Smith." The interviews explore how these trans students fit into Smith's vision of "women for the world"; how are trans students supported or unsupported by the administration and their fellow students; and issues of erasure, hypervisibility, transphobia, views about trans...
Content Description The Transnational Adoptee Oral History Project documents the experiences of transnationally and transracially adopted students at Smith College. The project consists of eight oral histories (video recordings and transcripts) conducted during October 2017 by Rebecca York and Leigh Johnston, both members of Smith Class of 2018. These interviews are the first step in building a community of transnational, transracial adoptees at Smith. The interviews represent a chance to push back...
Dates: October 2017
Collection — Box: 1
Overview Tribad Productions was an all-women's theatrical company that produced plays written by women, for women and existed from 1991 to 1995. The records include six plays, including gay and lesbian themes, submitted for a playwriting contest sponsored by Tribad Productions in 1992. Includes related correspondence.
Overview The collection contains the personal papers, artworks, photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings of Gertrude "Trudy" Feiss, illustrator and artist. Particularly well represented are Feiss' time at Smith and her service in the Marines.
Overview Author; Labor organizer; Lesbian activist; Professor, English; Professor, Women's Studies. The papers contain materials from her academic career and study groups. Most material is related to Marxist Feminist Group 1 (MF 1) which include an extensive amount of discussion notes, minutes, planning materials, and publications. The group's topics ranged significantly over the years, and have included socialism, homophobia, racism, and postmodernism. Some records also exist of her participation in...
Dates: 1969 - 2010
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 Undergraduate life records contains papers related to student clothes and fashions, events, distinct groups (informational files on foreign students, minorities, Ada Comstock Scholars), Student Government (includes Council and House minutes, course critiques, SGA records), and student publications.
Dates: 1875 - 1999
Overview Feminist; Professor, Women's Studies; Author; Reproductive rights advocate. Research files, correspondence and manuscripts related to the book Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice (2004) by Jael Miriam Silliman, Loretta Ross, Marlene Fried, and Elena Gutiérrez.
Overview Contains correspondence, clippings, and photographs.
Dates: 1947 - 1965
Overview Resource files from the UMASS-Amherst Women's Studies Department containing printed material on a variety of topics relating to women including abortion, rape, lesbianism, domestic violence, reproductive rights, journalism, literature, the arts, prostitution and women's rights.
Overview The Upton Family papers include materials created by Cornelia Babcock Upton and Winslow Upton, and their two daughters, both graduates of Smith College. This collection includes correspondence, diaries, and notes by Cornelia Upton documenting her travels in America, Hawaii, Alaska, Africa, and the Far East. Bacteriologist Margaret Upton and librarian Eleanor Upton's papers include documents of a children's club in Providence, RI, to which they belonged.
Dates: 1853 - 1971
Overview Publisher, Magic Circle Press; Editor; Consultant; Instructor; Therapist. The Papers include personal and professional correspondence; articles; proposals; unpublished manuscripts, notes, and research files for Harms' writings, including Voices From Within: Women Prisoner's Poetry, and her unpublished novels; copies of her books; Magic Circle Press material; conference and workshop material on the "Intensive Journal method"; and audio tapes from...
Dates: 1940 - 2014
Overview Women's center. Founded in Northampton, Massachusetts, the VWC identified with radical feminism and provided a myriad of free services to women in the community, such as legal and educational resources; pregnancy counseling; vocational counseling; and support groups. The records reveal the inner workings of a local feminist organization at the height of women's liberation movement in the early 70s. Materials include correspondence, administrative records, histories, photographs, publications,...
Dates: 1970 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1971-1972
Overview Vera Holmes was a professor of History at Smith College from 1924 to 1958. At Smith, she focused on the History of the Americas and produced two major works on the subject, A History of the Americas (1950) and From Nationhood to World Status (1964). Her papers contain documents from her years at Smith, including her dissertation, professional photographs, class notes for various courses she taught, and her 1960 Honorary Degree.
Dates: 1923 - 1980
Overview Pacifist; Suffragist; Civic leader; International relations specialist. This small collection of Vera Beggs' papers includes extensive correspondence to and from Carrie Chapman Catt describing women's rights and peace activism and organizations.
Overview Professor of Music. Collection contains biographical material, research notes, correspondence, and songs.
Dates: 1810 - 1999
Overview Prints from an exhibit which featured plant portraits created by Victoria I and Lillian Nicholson Meyer for Jashemski’s book A Pompeian Herbal. The illustrations portray medicinal plants identified in the excavations and those that still grow in the area today. The text, adapted from the book, documents the varied ways both the ancient Romans and the modern Pompeians have used these plants.
Dates: approximately 1999
Found in: Mortimer Rare Book Collection
Overview Professor of English. Contains photographs, letters, clippings, and published academic work.
Dates: 1919 - 1944
Overview Professor, English; Founder, College Settlements Association; Settlement house worker; Pacifist; Religious writer; and Social reformer. Papers consist of printed material, writings, photographs, and correspondence. Including letters to Margaret Storrs Grierson, Smith College Archivist and Director of the Sophia Smith Collection. Journals include her College Settlement Association notebook; six journals containing the original draft of her autobiography as well as personal reflections; and three...
Overview Collection documents efforts to draw attention to and provide resources and support for women victimized by violence. Topics include domestic violence, pornography, rape and sexual assault, shelters, counseling services, and legal support for victims. Materials include creative writing and personal stories, national legislation, reports, newsletters, and a variety of printed material.
Overview Catholic nun; Lesbian activist; AIDS activist; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force director. Correspondence, reports, news coverage, speeches and speech notes, financial records, and photographs. The papers particularly well document the burgeoning AIDS crisis of the 1980s and the political response. The papers also show well how the Gay and Lesbian Movement grew over time and gained wider acceptance as personified by this one woman's rise in relative political power from the State House in...
Dates: 1940 - 2012
Overview The Virginia Corwin papers contain materials related to her career at Smith College as professor of religion, class notes from her graduate work at Yale University and research notes and preliminary drafts for a book on modern Hinduism.
Dates: 1930 - 1996
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 Virginia Heim George was a YWCA executive, YWCA overseas secretary, and USO official. Most material in the George papers pertains to her foreign secretary work in South America and Czechoslovakia and her USO work in the Caribbean. Personal letters and travel diaries include descriptions of life in Brazil and the Caribbean and in post-war Czechoslovakia and West Germany. Material also includes speeches, clippings and photographs.
Dates: 1925 - 1981
Overview Virginia White was a senior chemistry laboratory instructor at Smith College. Her papers consist of primarily professional materials including Chemistry lab photographs, class notebooks and publications.
Dates: 1940 - 1999
Overview Influential English writer best remembered for her innovative stream-of-consciousness novels. Papers include correspondence, reading notes, drafts of essays and short stories, corrected page proofs of novels and collected essays, printed ephemera, and photographs.
Found in: Mortimer Rare Book Collection
Overview Vivion Lenon Brewer was a co-founder of Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools, a volunteer, banker, and lawyer. A native of Arkansas, Vivion Brewer was an advocate of civil rights and integration and also participated in several women's organizations. This collection sheds some light on her personal and professional life, as well as offering insight into larger questions about the motives and experiences of white Southerners who opposed racism and segregation. Materials include...
Dates: 1947 - 2004
- Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History 798
- Smith College Archives 437
- Mortimer Rare Book Collection 128
- correspondence 606
- Photographs. 447
- clippings 343
- memorabilia 253
- Writings 247
- articles 244
- Audiotapes 202
- reports 185
- notes 174
- books 171
- diaries 147
- pamphlets 145
- Electronic records 141
- Speeches. 139
- Publications 133
- financial records 133
- Videotapes 130
- Computer media 128
- scrapbooks 127
- newsletters 123 ∧ less
- Smith College - Faculty. 62
- Smith College -- Students 55
- Smith College. 50
- Smith College -- Alumni and alumnae. 31
- Smith College -- Students -- Correspondence 26
- Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966 19
- Steinem, Gloria 18
- YWCA of the U.S.A. 17
- Smith College. Office of President. 15
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America 13
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A 13
- National Organization for Women 11
- Smith College. School for Social Work. 11
- Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 10
- Plath, Sylvia 10
- Grierson, Margaret Storrs 8
- SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective 8
- Smith College -- Administration 8
- International Planned Parenthood Federation 7
- Smith College--Students--Social life and customs 7 ∧ less