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Women's liberation

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Ssc
Scope Note: Collections documenting the women's liberation movements of the 1970s and 1980s.

Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:

Abe Louise Young papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00399
Abstract

Abe Louise Young is a poet, activist, Sophia Smith Scholar in Poetry, and a founder of the Poetry Center at Smith College. Collection contains correspondence; diaries; poetry and writings; passport; flyers, brochures and newsletters pertaining to the women's movement and lesbian activism; and miscellaneous printed material, memorabilia, and photographs. A typescript of an interview with Elizabeth Alexander, first director of the Smith Poetry Center, is also included.

Dates of Materials: 1973 - 2016

Abortion and Birth Control Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00786
Abstract

The collection contains the newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, forms, and correspondence of the Abortion and Birth Control Committee, a pre-Roe v. Wade committee associated with Valley Women's Center.

Dates of Materials: 1969-1974

Abortion collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00428
Abstract

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).

Dates of Materials: 1936-2005

Aileen C. Hernandez papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00730
Abstract Aileen C. Hernandez (1926-2017) was a Black feminist known for her roles as an original Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and as the second president of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She was an active member of more than 100 activist and community-based organizations concerned with racial justice, women’s equality, economic equity, fair housing, education, and other social issues. The Aileen C. Hernandez papers document decades of activism by a...
Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2014

Ain't I a Woman?, 1970-1974

 File — Box B00005: [Barcode: 310183630451846]
Identifier: (OCoLC)42314897
Scope and Contents

Publication of the midwestern radical feminist movement, published by the Publications Collective, Iowa City WLF (Women's Liberation Front). This publication was created to provide the midwestern women's perspective on the women's liberation movement. Common articles included poetry, cartoons, news around gay rights and abortion access, left-wing perspectives from around the world, and personal testimonies about queer and lesbian life.

Dates of Materials: 1970-1974

Anna H. Askanasy papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00007
Abstract

Author, Feminist. Correspondence, travel journals, and writings. Letters between Askanasy and archivist Margaret Grierson discuss social, economic, and political situation in the U.S. and Canada, 1950-70. Her journals and letters provide accounts of travels. Writings include her unpublished book, "The Catastrophe of Patriarchy."

Dates of Materials: 1931-1970

Barbara Love research files regarding Feminists Who Changed America

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00664
Abstract Barbara J. Love is a feminist activist and writer. Among other projects she founded the Pioneer Feminist Project, which resulted in publication of Feminists Who Changed America (2006), the first comprehensive directory to document many of the founders and leaders, including both well-known and grassroots organizers of the Second Wave Women's Movement.The collection includes administrative files for the project, as well as the biographical files pertaining to...
Dates of Materials: 1999 - 2010

Batya Bauman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00541
Abstract Batya Bauman is an animal welfare advocate; ecofeminist; feminist; lesbian activist; editor and writer. Her papers consist of biographical information and documents pertaining to Bauman's early life, her feminist lecture businesses, and activism in the realms of lesbian feminism, Jewish feminism, and animal rights. Materials include writings, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, memoranda, articles, photographs, newsletters, personal calendars, and memorabilia. There are also clippings,...
Dates of Materials: 1947 - 2006

Betty Millard papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00673
Abstract Betty Millard was a writer, political and labor activist, and photographer. She was involved in Communism and Marxism and was interested in global social justice. Millard was the author of Woman Against Myth, a key feminist seminal that examined the history of the women’s movement in the United States, in the socialist movement, and in the USSR. The papers document Millard's personal and professional life. It includes writings and photos by, about, and...
Dates of Materials: 1911 - 2010

Carol Waldron diaries and legal documents

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00483
Abstract

Carol Waldron (1925-2007) was a mother of four who divorced her husband, became self-sufficient, and was active in the Lexington, Massachusetts branch of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in the 1970s. She was also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1966. This collection consists primarily of her personal diaries, which are extraordinary both for their completeness and their candor about Waldron's life and feelings.

Dates of Materials: 1915 - 2002

Carole De Saram papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00794
Abstract

Carole De Saram was a feminist activist in the 1970s, working as President of New York City National Organization for Women (NOW) for women's equality in all fields. Her papers include documents, legal information, conference and protest information, and organizational information about the National Organization for Women, as well as photographs, correspondence, and personal documents of Carole De Saram.

Dates of Materials: 1970-2017

Carolyn McDade papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00724
Abstract

Born June 19, 1935 to a Southern Baptist family, Carolyn McDade is a feminist, a writer of women's music, and self-described activist. The collection includes personal and professional papers, including correspondence, music, writing, and organizational documents.

Dates of Materials: 1940 - 2014

Cary Herz papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00574
Abstract Photographer. Photographic prints, slides, and contact sheets documenting events of political, social and economic significance in the U.S., circa 1970s to the early 2000s. Topics include musicians and musical events, theater performances, political gatherings and demonstrations (including anti-Vietnam War), rape and sexual violence, religion and women in the ministry, homelessness, the ERA, women in sports, the rights of flight attendants, the National Organization for Women, and women...
Dates of Materials: 1950 - 2009

Cynthia Propper Seton papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00142
Abstract

Author. Papers consist primarily of typescripts of Seton's columns, essays, and novels; biographical material; detailed correspondence; and a few photographs. Major themes addressed in the papers are Smith College; the city of Northampton; the social movements of the 1960s (especially the women's movement); the impact of feminism on middle-aged women; and writing.

Dates of Materials: 1946 - 1982

Diana Davies papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00309
Abstract

Musician; Photographer; Artist; Theater worker. Papers consist primarily of Davies' photographs of individuals and groups, musicians, artists, political activists in the civil rights, peace, anti-poverty, and feminist events (marches, demonstrations, conferences, etc.); celebrities, musicians, politicians, and street people. Included is material related to her publication Photojourney: Photographs; fliers, broadsides; memorabilia; and artwork.

Dates of Materials: 1960s-1996 (ongoing)

Dolores Alexander papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00582
Abstract 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...
Dates of Materials: 1945-1998; Majority of material found in 1960s-70s

Dori Jacobson women's rights portfolio

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00279
Abstract

Photographer and feminist. Includes photos of individual women and events, including women's rights actions in Illinois, the Equal Rights Amendment movement in Illinois, the National Organization for Women, New York anti-pornography rally, abortion rights and antinuclear events, and the March for Women's Lives, Washington, D.C.

Dates of Materials: 1977-1986

Dorothy Pitman Hughes papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00733
Abstract Dorothy Pitman Hughes is a civil rights feminist activist, movement leader and author. In the collection there are: fliers, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, proposals, certificates, and photographs. Of special interest, though in very fragile condition, are several issues of The Black Panther,the party's official newspaper. This collection also includes one oversize copy of Dan Bagan's 2014 black and white photograph of Dorothy Pitman Hughes and Gloria...
Dates of Materials: 1964 - 2016

Ellen Shumsky papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00493
Scope and Contents

Writings about lesbian and feminist issues by Shumsky and others; fliers; minutes of meetings of Radical Lesbians (NYC); other printed materials; photographs (photocopies); and 7 issues of the newspaper, Come Out. The photographs are identified and provide excellent documentation of women together - working, relaxing, marching, etc., and the written and printed materials offer a very good record of aspects of radical gay and lesbian political activism.

Dates of Materials: 1969-1972

Equal Rights Amendment Campaign Archives Project records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00310
Abstract Documentation program. The Equal Rights Amendment Campaign Archives Project Records include correspondence, speeches, legal documents, photographs, press releases, reports, articles, interview transcripts, audio and video tapes, legislative records, logbooks, notes, documentary footage, and memorabilia. The bulk of the records comprise audiovisual materials from two documentaries: "Who Will Protect the Family," Victoria Costello's PBS documentary based on the 1982 North Carolina...
Dates of Materials: 1970-1985

Eve Hinderer papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00403
Abstract

Feminist; Anarchist; Bisexual; founding member of New York Radical Women in New York City, 1960s. The Eve Hinderer Papers contain journals and diaries, correspondence, email, writings, clipppings and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1967-2012 (ongoing)

Families collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00391
Abstract Collection contains articles, bibliographies, books, greeting cards, leaflets, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, periodicals, reports, and syllabi addressing "the family," including topics such as homemakers, housework, marriage, unwed mothers, and divorce. Includes feminist critique of marriage and the family by both well-known feminists and more mainstream writers and journalists. Contains documentation of the changes in American family structures and norms that resulted from the cultural...
Dates of Materials: 1829 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980

Focus on Women, Inc. records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630269636]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00342
Abstract

Feminist advocacy and intercultural exchange organization. Correspondence, financial records, and printed material regarding activities of Focus on Women, Inc., serving women and girls in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Dates of Materials: 1980-1986

Fran Worden Henry papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00509
Abstract Fran Worden Henry became executive director of the first Massachusetts Governor's Commission on the Status of Women in 1973. Subsequently, she served as the director of the President's Citizens Advisory Committee for Women under Gerald Ford (1975-1976) and, later, the as Northeast conference coordinator for the President's International Women's Year Commission under Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter (1976-1978). She has written extensively on women in business and other topics. This collection...
Dates of Materials: 1961 - 2017

Future is Female Project records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00463
Abstract A research project undertaken in the early 1980s by Annie Cheatham and Mary Clare Powell. They interviewed North American women about their efforts to create alternative structures for family life, arts, education, work, and politics. The results were published in the book, This Way Daybreak Comes: Women's Values and the Future (1986). Project records contain research material, writings, speeches, correspondence, slides, and photographs. Of particular...
Dates of Materials: 1979-1990

Ginny Berson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00819
Abstract Ginny Berson is a radical lesbian feminist, political activist, and community organizer who lived and worked collectively as a lesbian separtist with The Furies Collective and Olivia Records. The Ginny Berson papers document Berson’s work in collective, feminist organizations and community radio. The bulk of the records relate to Olivia Records administrative history and Berson's writings and publications. The collection includes several photo albums documenting the different stages of...
Dates of Materials: 1943 - 2017

G.J. Stillson MacDonnell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00070
Abstract

Lawyer; Civic leader; Lobbyist. Papers document the Connecticut women's movement in the 1970s and 1980s, including women's organizations such as the Feminist Credit Union, the Coalition of Connecticut Organizations Concerned with Women's Issues, the Connecticut Commission on the Status of Women, the first rape crisis service and the first battered women's shelter in Connecticut. Topics include the Equal Rights Amendment, gay rights, married women's surname, and taxation of single people.

Dates of Materials: 1970-1987

Gloria Steinem papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00237
Abstract 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...
Dates of Materials: 1908 - 2016

Helen Gurley Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00022
Abstract Helen Gurley Brown was editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, advertising copywriter, journalist, and author. The bulk of the material provides a comprehensive picture of Brown's intertwined personal and professional lives. Materials include speeches and scripts, writings, audiovisual material, and memorabilia, as well as records from Cosmopolitan. A large selection of photographs include images of celebrity friends. There is extensive...
Dates of Materials: 1938 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1961-1990

Joan E. Biren papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00587
Abstract 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 of Materials: 1944-2019