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Women prisoners

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Carol Hutchings Maynard papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00674
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 of Materials: 1905 - 2002

Crime, prisons, and reform schools collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00424
Overview Documents the activities and experiences of female criminals, the efforts of social scientists to understand them, the work of prison reformers to improve their treatment, and the changing approaches and methods used by the state to manage them. Material includes printed material, correspondence, drawings, reports, and unpublished papers that focus on the United States and England.
Dates of Materials: 1850-1992

Jean Harris Defense Fund and Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00314
Overview Advocacy group for release of Jean Harris. The records consist of correspondence, petitions, newsletters, clippings, and records on contributors and supporters. The bulk of the material is correspondence, including committee correspondence with Jean Harris and supporters and petition letters to the Governor of New York; clippings by and about Harris; and writings by Harris. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent...
Dates of Materials: 1983-1993 (ongoing)

Jean Struven Harris papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00184
Overview Teacher; Headmistress of Madeira School; Prison reformer. While incarcerated in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, N.Y. (1981-93) for the murder in the 1980 death of Herman Tarnower she worked in the Children's Center, and published three books: Stranger in Two Worlds (1986), They Always Call Us Ladies (1988), and Marking Time (1991) as well as a number of articles and unpublished manuscripts about women in prison. In 1986 she helped establish the Children of Bedford Fund. The papers...
Dates of Materials: 1973 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1993

Kathleen O'Shea and Sarah Alida Conde O'Shea papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00578
Overview Kathleen O'Shea is an author, Lesbian activist, Social reform advocate and was a Catholic nun. Her mother, Sarah Alida Conde O'Shea, grew up in a working-class Catholic family in Kansas. Kathleen's papers include documents and memorabilia from O'Shea's childhood, correspondence, photographs, a small amount of material pertaining to lesbian former nuns, writing research, and video tapes. Sarah's papers include diaries, unpublished memoirs, photographs, memorabilia and genealogical information.
Dates of Materials: 1893 - 2013

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00800
Overview The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women's prime mission is to serve victims of battering charged with crimes related to their abuse. The Clearinghouse works with people who are experiencing the criminal justice system — often arrested, facing trial, or serving prison sentences — because of their defenses against life-threattening violence at the hands of their abuser. These records include documentation of the organization's work since 1987, as well as information that...
Dates of Materials: 1986 - 2018

No More Cages, 1980-84

 File — Box B00514: [Barcode: 310183630456837]
Identifier: (OCoLC)1024027961
Scope and Contents No More Cages was published by a group called Women Free Women in Prison. From their statement of purpose, the group expressed convinction that "women in prison are positioned dangerously at the intersection of a complex system of multiple oppressions, every one as deadly as the others. As Third World — primary Black - women, they bear the brunt of the genocidal colonialist policy of this government."No More Cages published news,...
Dates of Materials: 1980-84

Susan Rosenberg papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00713
Overview Author; Poet; Political activist; Prison reformer; Educator. Papers are primarily associated with her sixteen years in prison (1984-2001) and include correspondence, legal documents, photographs, poetry and essays written by Rosenberg, course work, her Master's thesis, and syllabi for courses she taught while incarcerated. Of particular interest are the personal journals she kept during her time in prison.
Dates of Materials: 1966 - 2011

Through the Looking Glass: A Women and Children's Prison Newsletter (Seattle), 1977

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: (OCoLC)499554968
Scope and Contents Holdings consist of a single issue -- Volume 2, Issue 1 -- which discusses the related cases of Michelle Whitnack and Laurie Raymond, who had been involved in leftist and feminist movements. Raymond was jailed because of a courtroom altercation during the hearing for Whitnack. This issue also includes a report on the jailing of a trans woman for jaywalking, reprints of poetry, an account of an incarcerated parent who gave birth in prison, book reviews, lists of publications...
Dates of Materials: 1977

Tightwire, 1976

 File — Box B00637: [Barcode: 310183630457520]
Identifier: (OCoLC)1080281817
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The SSC Periodicals Collection includes over 1,500 titles of current and historical, U.S. and international women's magazines, newsletters, and other serials dating from the 18th century to the present. Among these are Ladies' Companion (1840-1844), Woman's Journal (1870-1916), Lucifer: The Light Bearer (1897-1901), Eugenesia (Mexico, 1943-1945), ...
Dates of Materials: 1976

Tina Reynolds collection of WoRTH records and teaching files

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00803
Overview This collection is made up of administrative and program records of WoRTH (Women on the Rise Telling HerStory), including promotional material, financial and grant papers, collected articles and resources, and workshop and conference material. In addition to this material, there is a small amount of material related to Tina Reynolds, WoRTH's director, including her teaching material for a course on criminal justice at the City University of New York (CUNY).
Dates of Materials: 1985 - 2018

Voices from Inside records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00741
Overview This collection is primarily comprised of the creative output created by participants, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women of Western Massachusetts, of the on-going Voices from Inside program, a volunteer organization which holds poetry workshops, publishes anthologies, holds public readings, and generally seeks to give voice to women who are or have been within the criminal justice system through the poetry they create.
Dates of Materials: 2000 - 2019

Women on the Rise Telling HerStory records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00691
Overview Prison reform organization. The records include correspondence, financial materials, emails, conference materials, press releases, meeting agendas and minutes. Programs are fairly well-documented, including leadership and advocacy programs for women, anti-shackling campaigns, and community education. Major topics include reproductive justice, prison reform, incarcerated mothers and their children, legal advocacy for women, African American women and the U.S. prison-industrial complex, and...
Dates of Materials: 1975 - 2018