Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
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
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 Material includes printed material, correspondence, drawings, reports, and unpublished papers that focus on the United States and England.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
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)
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in Two Worlds (1986), They Always Call Us Ladies (1988), and Marking Time (1991) as well as a number of articles and unpublished manuscripts about women in prison.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
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
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
File — Box B00514: [Barcode: 310183630456837]
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
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
File — Multiple Containers
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
File — Box B00637: [Barcode: 310183630457520]
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
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
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
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