Reproductive and sexual health
Found in 92 Collections and/or Records:
Abortion and Birth Control Committee records
The Abortion and Birth Control Committee was a pre-Roe v. Wade committee associated with Valley Women's Center in Western Massachusetts that attempted to connect people with reproductive health services when such services were difficult to obtain. The collection contains the newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, forms, and correspondence of the Committee.
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).
Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts records
The Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts is a volunteer group that generates donations from individuals and foundations to make loans to low-income women seeking abortions. The group also works to increase public awareness of curbs on freedom of choice. The papers include organization records, including financial material, conference materials, correspondence, fundraising material, publications, and other printed material.
Activist Life Oral History Project oral histories
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.
Adaline Pendleton Satterthwaite papers
Physician; Birth control advocate. The papers include extensive correspondence, diaries, medical records and reports, photographs, writings, and subject files pertaining to Satterthwaite's career as a physican, birth control pioneer, and internationally renowned expert in family planning. The collection is rich in materials documenting Satterthwaite's work in family planning in Puerto Rico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and China.
Adrienne Germain papers
The Adrienne Germain papers contain the working papers of Adrienne Germain, a champion for women's health and human rights in low-income countries, including essays, research materials, and correspondence related to her work with the Ford Foundation and the International Women's Health Coalition.
Alan Guttmacher Institute records
Alexander C. Sanger papers
The Alexander C. Sanger papers document Alexander Sanger's work as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City, and his involvement in Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and the general struggle for reproductive rights in the U.S. and abroad. The collection also includes materials related to the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Program for Commissioning Women in the Performing Arts, founded by Alexander Sanger in 2013.
Alfred Moran collection of Planned Parenthood of New York City records
Alfred F. Moran served as chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) from 1966 until 1989. The materials include meeting minutes, Planned Parenthood clinic statistics, reports and studies on reproductive services and health, redacted patient forms, and training, policy, and procedure documents.
Alison King Parra Bastien papers
Alison King Parra Bastien is a midwife and anthropologist who has studied with midwives and doctors in Mexico and been a regional representative for the Midwives' Alliance of North America. Her papers consist of correspondence, professional papers, notebooks documenting her midwifery practice, and notebooks and catalogs pertaining to her practice of herbology.
Alliance Against Women's Oppression records
Black Women's Health Imperative records
Brigitte Jordan papers
Byllye Avery papers
Health reformer; reproductive rights advocate. Papers document Avery's work as an activist in the field of black women's health and reproductive rights, including clippings, articles, correspondence, financial information, conference materials, speaking engagements, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials. Materials relating to Avery's involvement in the Black Women's Health Imperative are also included.
Carol Leonard papers
Charon Asetoyer papers
Choice USA records
Committee on Women, Population and the Environment records
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.
DES Action, Connecticut records
DES Action USA records
DES Action USA is a national consumer advocacy group, whose mission is to educate and raise awareness about diethylstilbestrol (DES), an oral synthetic estrogen drug; and support and advocate for the DES-exposed population. The DES Action USA records are primarily comprised of materials documenting the activities, programs, and projects of the organization.
Dolores Klaich papers
Dolores Klaich (1936–2023) was a lesbian author of fiction and non-fiction and an teacher of human sexuality and HIV/AIDS. She was also a co-founder of the East End Gay Organization (EEGO) on Long Island and was active in various gay and lesbian causes. The Dolores Klaich papers consist of Klaich's writings, teaching materials on human sexuality and HIV/AIDS, and her files relating to various lesbian causes and organizations she was involved in.
Dorothy Hamilton Brush papers
Dázon Dixon Diallo papers
Elizabeth Steel Genné papers
Forward Together records
Founded in 1989, Forward Together is a multi-racial organization dedicated to working for reproductive justice. The collection includes APIRH/ACRJ/Forward Together publications, VHS tape, and posters. Digital files include photographs, Board documents, staff information, staff planning and strategy session documents, Strong Families documents, Youth Organizing documents, and video footage.
Francesca Rheannon papers
Gena Corea papers
The Gena Corea collection documents the work of Corea, a co-founder of FINRRAGE (Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering) and author writing on the international politics of reproductive technologies. The collection also documents her work with men who have committed violence against women.
Global Campaign for Microbicides records
Harriet F. Pilpel papers
Informed Homebirth/Informed Birth and Parenting records
Women's health care organization. Records include teaching manuals for childbirth education and childbirth assistant training, conferences, and workshops; publications on home birth and midwifery; video and audio tapes; and some professional papers of founder Rahima Baldwin Dancy.