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Oral histories

 Subject
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Found in 96 Collections and/or Records:

A Woman's Legacy: Five Women Who Made a Difference oral history series

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630041597]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00533
Overview Series of oral histories of four notable women: Belva Davis, journalist; Bernice Hemphill, bio-analyist; Marian Cleeves Diamond, scientist; Mary Lanigar, accountant; and Sandra Day O'Connor, supreme court justice. Published by Women's Forum West Legacy Foundation (San Francisco, Calif, 2004).
Dates of Materials: 1998-2003

Activist Life Oral History Project oral histories

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00641
Overview A collection of life histories of women who have dedicated their lives to social and political activism. Fifteen interviews, conducted by Smith College students, document both the diversity and the persistence of women's activism, as organizers and as cultural workers, in a variety of social movements such as women's health, economic justice, LGBT liberation, peace, education, and environmental sustainability.
Dates of Materials: 2008 - 2009

Alice Fordyce papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00272
Overview Foundation executive; Philanthropist; Public relations specialist. Papers include personal correspondence, organization records, speeches, and an interview. The collection focuses on Fordyce's volunteer and philanthropic work with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the National Organization for Rare Disorders, and others.
Dates of Materials: 1967-1991

Alice O. Howell papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00660
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 of Materials: 1930 - 2011

Alumnae Oral History Project collection

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Identifier: CA-MS-00301
Overview The Alumnae Oral History Project collection is comprised of oral histories conducted with Smith College alumnae during reunion weekends from 2010 to 2017. The project was funded by the President's Office and the College Archives and coordinated by Kelly Anderson. Students from the Archives Concentration and Anderson's classes in oral history conducted the interviews. The collection contains video recordings, transcripts, and project records.
Dates of Materials: 2010-2018

Ann Hartman papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00289
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 of Materials: 1943 - 2012

Asian American Reproductive Justice Oral History Project oral histories

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00722
Overview The Asian American Reproductive Justice Oral History Project presents 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 of Materials: 2012-2014

Ausonia Club Oral History Project oral histories

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00412
Overview The mission of the Ausonia Club was to preserve Italian traditions in America, as well as offer support to the community. This collection includes interviews of the six female Ausonia Club members, as well as two male relatives. For each subject there are audiotapes and transcripts of the interviews, some in Italian with English translations. There is also a small amount of biographical material, correspondence, and photographs.
Dates of Materials: 1965-1987

Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00133
Overview Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll was an anthropologist. Her papers include diaries, notes, correspondence, biographical articles, writings, printed material, photographs, research material, and an oral histoty. Much of the collection is comprised of field notes, photographs and somatotypes taken in the village of Pere in Papua New Guinea, where Roll worked with Margaret Mead, 1966 and 1975.
Dates of Materials: 1920 - 1995

Bertha Capen Reynolds papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00128
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 of Materials: 1907-1994; Majority of material found within 1925-1979

Betsko-Koenig Women Playwrights collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00427
Overview Source material for book, Interviews with Contemporary Women Playwrights compiled by Kathleen Betsko and Rachel Koenig (1987), featuring thirty women playwrights, including Rosalyn Drexler, Beth Henley, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange, Megan Terry, and Kathleen Betsko. Materials include audio tapes, edited and unedited interview transcripts, biographical materials, play scripts, reviews, programs, correspondence, and photographs.
Dates of Materials: 1955-1990

Biography collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00393
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 of Materials: 1771-1995; Majority of material found within 1920-1970

Carolyn G. Heilbrun papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00274
Overview Carolyn Gold Heilbrun was born 13 January, 1926. She was Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University from 1960-1992, specializing in British Modernism, and published more than a dozen mystery novels under the pseudonym Amanda Cross, plus nine scholarly books. Her papers include personal correspondence and professional papers, including writings (published and unpublished), research files, teaching material, speeches and professional activities. The collection also...
Dates of Materials: 1945 - 2003

Cheri Appel Oral History, Interviewed by Ellen Chesler

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00413
Overview Oral history interview of Cheri Appel, M.D., physician and early birth control worker primarily discussing her work and Margaret Sanger. Interview conducted by Ellen Chesler in 1989. Includes audiotape and transcript.
Dates of Materials: 1989 February 1

Coalition of Indian-Controlled School Boards Oral History Project Records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00696
Overview Oral history interviews with individuals who made "unrivaled contributions to Indian parental and community control of Indian education." The collection includes audio recordings, partial transcripts, related correspondence and published documents. A large percentage of the interviews are with women and many who were involved in the Indian rights movement, including Rebecca Adamson, the first field coordinator for the coalition.
Dates of Materials: 1967- 2009

Committee of Correspondence records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00340
Overview International women's organization. The records include extensive official correspondence (1952-69) as well as hundreds of letters to and from correspondents throughout the world documenting the work of the organization. In addition there are official records; minutes; complete files of multi-lingual publications entitled "Community Action Series" and "Meeting Community Needs;" miscellaneous publications; conferences and workshop material; circa 150 photographs; oral history transcripts,...
Dates of Materials: 1952-1989; Majority of material found within 1952-1971

Constance Baker Motley papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00110
Overview Judge, lawyer, civil rights advocate, and state senator. The bulk of the Motley papers document her professional life; material includes speeches, interviews, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection sheds light on the successes and failures of programs that emerged from the public policy applications of civil rights in such areas as the war on poverty and race discrimination; urban renewal; and in the New York State courts and political systems. Notable correspondents include: Bella Abzug,...
Dates of Materials: 1934-2018

Diana Davies papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00309
Overview 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)

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project oral histories

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00661
Overview Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project is a collection of life histories of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience. Narrators include grassroots activists and political organizers; educators and academics; musicians, writers, and artists; as well as community and religious leaders. They come from...
Dates of Materials: 2010-2019

Dorothea de Schweinitz and Louise de Schweinitz (Darrow) papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00398
Overview Papers of Louise de Schweinitz Darrow, physician and birth control advocate include correspondence, diaries, photographs and memorabilia. Papers of Dorothea de Schweinitz, social worker and labor researcher, include correspondence documenting her trip to Germany, 1913, where she first learned of class issues, management and labor issues, and an oral history.
Dates of Materials: 1912-1997; Majority of material found within 1970-1980

Dorothy Kenyon papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00085
Overview Lawyer, feminist, judge, and political activist. The Kenyon collection illuminates the continuity of social activism around such issues as race, class, poverty, and gender from the 1930s-60s. Topics reflected include worldwide suffrage; abortion rights; minority legal rights; the Equal Rights Amendment; and civil rights. Materials include writings, speeches, organizational records, photographs, memorabilia, and audio tapes of interviews and speeches. Significant correspondents include: Bella...
Dates of Materials: 1850 - 1998

Edris Rice-Wray Oral History, Interviewed by Ellen Chesler and James Reed

 Collection — Box SSC Shared 5: [Barcode: 310183630276003]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00436
Overview Two oral histories of birth control advocate and physician Edris Rice-Wray, who founded Mexico's first family planning clinic in Mexico City. Includes audio tapes and one draft transcript.
Dates of Materials: 1987 March 14

Elder Women Oral History Project oral histories

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00766
Overview This collection exists because Rebecca Winborn was motivated by a desire to incorporate elder women into a "working, living archive" of their generational experiences. It includes interview transcripts, audio recordings (in the form of one cassette tape, twelve CDs, and digital files), photographs of all participants, and, in the case of one participant who passed away before the end of the project, materials from a funeral and correspondence with the family.
Dates of Materials: 2010 - 2013

Eleanor Copenhaver Anderson papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00622
Overview YWCA worker, Labor reform advocate. The papers are primarily related to her professional and public life and focus on her work for the YWCA of the U.S.A. Types of materials include correspondence; writings; photographs; press releases; reports; journal and newspaper articles; transcripts of interviews; and memorabilia. Included is a copy of her 1933 Columbia masters thesis on working women in San Francisco. The correspondence is revealing of Anderson's intensely religious family background. Of...
Dates of Materials: 1901-1993; Majority of material found within 1922-55

Elisabeth Luce Moore papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00225
Overview Journalist; Editor; Trustee, State University of New York; YWCA official; and International relations specialist. Papers include an scrapbooks; oral history; correspondence; photographs and clippings; travel files from trips to Asia, Europe, Australia, and China; speeches and writings; and files pertaining to organizations concerned with international relations, education, and international development, among them the Young Women's Christion Association and SUNY.
Dates of Materials: 1928 - 1989

Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00780
Overview The collection contains personal and professional papers reflecting Elizabeth Kennedy's role as one of the pioneers in the field of Women's Studies and LGBTQ Studies as well as her activism, both in Buffalo, NY and in Arizona. Especially well documented is the emergence of Women's Studies as a viable academic field, as well as the opening up of American Studies and cultural anthropology.
Dates of Materials: 1951-2017

Elizabeth Thompson Bunce papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00411
Overview Marine geophysicist. Papers contain a transcript of an oral history interview, professional correspondence, biographical material, photographs, and awards and citations.
Dates of Materials: 1936-1986; Majority of material found within 1962-1980

Elmina Rose Lucke papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00192
Overview Professor of social work and social studies, founder and director of the Dehli School of Social Work, consultant for social work education, and YWCA official. The Elmina Lucke papers focus on her work abroad as educator, administrator, and consultant for social work. Materials include correspondence with former students and associates in Egypt, India, and Pakistan; photographs of her travels; speeches; writings, including an unpublished memoir; and a transcript and tapes of an oral history.
Dates of Materials: 1897-1987

Employment collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00456
Overview Primarily printed materials and books, plus some unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, pertaining to employment issues and specific occupations of women primarily in the U.S. and England. Topics include affirmative action, sex discrimination, labor organizing, child labor, immigrant workers, women in industry, jury duty, wartime work, Social Security, and protective legislation. Over eighty occupations represented include: law, academics, social work, sciences,...
Dates of Materials: 1817 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1920-1976

Equal Rights Amendment Campaign Archives Project records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00310
Overview 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 ERA...
Dates of Materials: 1970-1985