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Asian American women

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Identity categories provide another way of understanding the lives of women documented in our collections. Identities are assigned based on information available to the Smith College Special Collections, as declared by historical actors. Terms that people may have used to describe their own identities change over time. Because of this, not all collections are categorized. If we have made a mistake in our identity classification, please contact us.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Alliance Against Women's Oppression records

 Collection
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

Asian American Reproductive Justice Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00722
Overview The Asian American Reproductive Justice Oral History Project presnets oral histories of Asian American women who have been active in the Reproductive Justice movement since the 1980s. The collection includes interviews, transcripts, photographs, published materials, author's note, and original grant proposal.
Dates: 2012-2014

Committee on Women, Population and the Environment records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00768
Overview The collection contains the business records of the Committee on Women, Population,& the Environment (CWPE), a multi-racial alliance that works on the local, regional, national, and international levels to oppose population control policies that blame overpopulation for poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and political volatility.
Dates: 1979 - 2012

Lora Jo Foo papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00561
Overview Lawyer; Labor organizer. Materials documenting Foo's activism in advocating for the rights of immigrant workers in the U.S., primarily via the Asian Law Caucus and Sweatshop Watch; plus published writings, speeches, and interviews.
Dates: 1973 - 2009

Miriam Ching Yoon Louie papers

 Collection
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 Asian Pacific American Women's Forum records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00586
Overview Advocacy group; Civil rights activists. Records include administrative files, correspondence, conference and retreat materials, reports, newsletters, articles, photos, videos, and research files. Major topics include women's rights, reproductive rights, women's health, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender rights, immigration reform, domestic violence, human trafficking, labor reform, economic justice, voter registration initiatives, and the history of NAPAWF activism.
Dates: 1995 - 2013

Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association of the U.S.A. records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00336
Overview International women's organization. The records of the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association of the U.S.A. consist of international conference proceedings, from the 10th, 11th, and 13th-15th conferences; correspondence; minutes of the executive board and other meetings; reports; constitution and by-laws; publications and printed material; and photographs of the national PPSEA taken between 1950-1985. The records also include two scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and records from...
Dates: 1928 - 2009

Patsy T. Mink papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00105
Overview Lawyer, legislator, and local official. The Mink Papers focus primarily on her first tenure as a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii, 1965 to 1977. Types of materials include speeches, photographs, press releases, articles, legislative bills, and an oral history transcript. Topics include education, the status of women, women in politics, foreign relations with Vietnam and China, labor unions, the armed forces and national defense, and minority rights.
Dates: 1965-1982; Majority of material found within 1965-1975

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00550
Overview Reproductive rights advocacy and healthcare reform organization. Conference materials, background information, and video recordings from the SisterSong National Membership Meetings.
Dates: 1994 - 2012

Third World Women's Alliance, Bay Area chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00697
Overview Global women of color reproductive rights and social justice organization. TWWA broadened the scope of women's activism to address issues such as sterilization abuse, infant mortality, welfare rights, and low-wage work. The orientation of TWWA towards the "third world" brought the struggles, condition, and status of women in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to the forefront. The bulk of the records focus on the the West Coast and Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area Chapters of the...
Dates: 1971-1980; Majority of material found within 1971-1977

Undivided Rights Book Project records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00538
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.
Dates: 1992-2002

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00535
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.
Dates: 1990-2014

Women of color collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00439
Overview The Women of Color Collection consists primarily of published material relating to the status of women of color in the United States. Includes printed materials, bibliographies, position papers, the Indian School Journal, unpublished position papers from the Wesleyan College Center for Research on Women, A Resource Guide of American Indian-Alaskan Native Women, and reports from conferences on the educational and occupational...
Dates: 1903-1992

Women of Color Resource Center records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00718
Overview Women of color grassroots network; Welfare rights, reproductive rights, and women's health advocacy organization in Oakland, California The WCRC seeks to educate and empower women and girls of color, helping them to become effective leaders while at the same time advocating for public policies that help women of color, and bringing their concerns to the forefront of all social justice and women's rights movements. The WCRC has also sought to build transnational relationships with sister...
Dates: 1980-2011