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Reproductive and sexual health

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Ssc
Scope Note: Collections documenting both reproductive and sexual healthcare, and activism advocating for that healthcare.

Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:

Jane Burr papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00025
Abstract

Journalist; Poet; Playwright. Papers include articles, photographs, and correspondence from Havelock Ellis, Margaret Sanger, H.G. Wells, Agnes Smedley, Fannie Hurst, Roger Baldwin, and Max Eastman, among others.

Dates of Materials: 1860s-1958

Jane Fonda papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00477
Abstract Jane Fonda is an actor, activist, philanthropist and pop culture figure. Her family’s notoriety and her work on Broadway led her to pursue an acting career in film. Fonda gained positive and negative criticism due to her Vietnam War-era activism and anti-war stance. The collection documents Fonda’s personal and professional life, including her numerous philanthropic endeavors. It includes digitized clips of the 1974 documentary, Introduction to the Enemy,...
Dates of Materials: 1946 - 2019

Jennifer M. Guglielmo papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00515
Abstract Historian; Professor; Reproductive rights advocate. Papers consist of senior thesis, "The Community Health Representative Program: Two Decades of American Indian Women's Health Activism" and related materials, including taped interviews with Native American women and men who were active in redesigning health care throughout Wisconsin's Indian reservations, 1970s-1980s. There are also files relating to her involvement in the Collective for Feminist and Socialist Alternatives and Defend...
Dates of Materials: 1988 - 2005

Joan Banks Dunlop papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00707
Abstract

The Joan Banks Dunlop collection documents the life and work of Dunlop, an activist and leader in women's rights and reproductive health. Especially well documented is the work Dunlop did with International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) and A Women's Lens on Global Issues.

Dates of Materials: 1916 - 2012

Jorge Villarreal papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00474
Abstract

Physician; Professor; Reproductive rights advocate. Biographical materials, family photographs, correspondence, writings, and lectures documenting Villarreal's work pertaining to population issues and policies, birth control, and abortion rights primarily in his native Colombia. Much of the material is in Spanish.

Dates of Materials: 1953-2002

Joy Dryfoos papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00407
Abstract

Researcher; Author; Reproductive health specialist. Papers contain extensive research and printed material, primarily from Dryfoos's work at the Alan Guttmacher Institute in the 1960s and 1970s. They include her working files on such subjects as family planning and abortion as well as numerous articles, reports, and speeches authored by Dryfoos.

Dates of Materials: 1960 - 2008

Katsi Cook papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00528
Abstract Midwife, environmentalist, American Indian rights activist. The Papers consist of information about Cook and her midwifery and women's health practice in the Akwesasne Mohawk community on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in northern New York State and on the adjacent Akwesasne reserve in Ontario and Quebec, Canada. The Papers also contain information about Cook's activism related to environmental contamination and human health and about indigenous rights and environmental justice. Included...
Dates of Materials: 1977-2008

Lawrence Lader papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00704
Abstract

Lawrence Lader (1919-2006) was a birth control and abortion-rights activist and author. Among many other actions, he co-founded NARAL Pro-Choice America with Betty Friedan and others, and was active in the lawsuits that made RU-486 legal in the United States in 2000. This collection documents his work as an author and activist for women's reproductive rights, including safe and legal abortion.

Dates of Materials: 1929 - 2006

Leslie Tarr Laurie papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00735
Abstract Leslie Tarr Laurie helped found The Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts (later known as Tapestry Health Systems) 1973 to provide family planning services (birth control, pregnancy testing, referral for adoption and abortion services) and other health services (STD testing, gynecological exams). She would serve as CEO/Executive Director of the agency for the next 40 years until her resignation in early 2014. The collection contains correspondence, publications, minutes, reports,...
Dates of Materials: 1963 - 2014

Linda Burnham papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00736
Abstract Linda Burnham is a journalist, activist, and leader in women's rights movements, particularly with organizations and projects serving and advocating for women of color. Collection is comprised of photographs, writings by Burnham, and biographical material. Also, in addition to materials and photographs related to the Third World Women Alliance (TWWA), there is also much material related to its successor organizations, the Alliance Against Women's Oppression and the Women of Color Resource...
Dates of Materials: 2000 - 2015

Linda Janet Holmes oral histories of African-American midwives

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00672
Abstract Linda Janet Holmes is a women's health researcher, writer, independent scholar, and activist. She is a research scientist for the New Jersey Department of Public Health, has served as executive director of the New Jersey Office of Minority and Multicultural Affairs, and a board member of the National Black Women's Health Project. This collection contains sixty oral history interviews (audio recordings) with African-American midwives who practiced in the southern United States, primarily...
Dates of Materials: 1979 - 2010

Loraine Hutchins papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00701
Abstract Author; Bisexual rights activist; Professor, Women's Studies; Sex coach. Papers include correspondence, photographs, research subject files, published and unpublished writing by Hutchins and others, newspaper clippings, fliers, newsletters, and periodicals. The periodicals include extensive runs of radical feminist and feminist spirituality related periodicals and zines from the 1970s and bisexuality-themed periodicals of the 1990s. Other social justice movements--African American civil...
Dates of Materials: 1948-2020; Majority of material found within 1970s-1990s

Loretta J. Ross papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00504
Abstract Loretta J. Ross is a Reproductive Rights advocate, Civil Rights activist, feminist, women's health activist. Her papers contain speeches, writings, correspondence, organization and conference files, and audiovisual materials. The collection pertains primarily to Ross' activism for reproductive justice rights for women of color, anti-violence, international human rights work, and particularly to issues related black women's health. Other topics include abortion, women's health, teenage...
Dates of Materials: 1956 - 2014

Luz Alvarez Martinez papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00620
Abstract Health reformer. Papers document Luz Martinez's personal life through an interview, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia. There are also materials that document her leadership role in fostering the health and well-being of minority women and records and photographs of her activism with the National Latina Health Organization include Board files, program files, posters, artwork, and photomontages; and her work with the Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice...
Dates of Materials: 1978 - 2007

Luz Rodriguez papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00539
Abstract Reproductive rights advocate. Papers include organization, conference, and symposia materials; appointment books; writings; educational records; correspondence; photographs; and memorabilia. They document Rodriguez's many professional activities, especially her activism in health and education for women of color, including SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective and the Latina Roundtable on Health and Reproductive Rights. In addition they document her activities on behalf of...
Dates of Materials: 1945-2006; Majority of material found within 1968-2006

Marcia Lawrence Planned Parenthood of New York City papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00779
Abstract

As Communications Director of Planned Parenthood of New York City from 1969 to 1993, Marcia Lawrence wrote and produced materials on abortion, birth control/family planning and women's right to choose. The records include booklets, ads (mostly NY Times), fundraising and policy papers, and a book manuscript.

Dates of Materials: 1966 - 1998

Mari Patkelly papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00460
Abstract

Mari Patkelly has been a social worker, an independent childbirth educator, a birth attendant/apprentice, and an independent home birth midwife. Her papers include patient records, correspondence, newsletters and other IMS material, computer disks, subject files on medical and birth-related topics, information about lay midwifery certification, diaries, photographs, and memorabilia.

Dates of Materials: 1957 - 2016

Marlene G. Fried papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00636
Abstract

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Marlene Fried, author, reproductive rights activist, and founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts.

Dates of Materials: 1956-2008

Martha Scott papers regarding Jane: The Abortion Counseling Service

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00820
Abstract

Martha Scott was a member of the Abortion Counseling Service (Jane) and the Emma Goldman Women's Clinic from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The collection of instruments were regularly used for aspiration abortions by members of Jane in Chicago from 1969-1973.

Dates of Materials: 1969 - 1980

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. Pioneer Valley Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00763
Abstract Founded in 1993 by a group of Western Massachusetts women concerned about issues related to breast cancer, the Pioneer Valley Chapter was associated with the statewide organization, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), until 1996 and in 2000 re-organized as the Cancer Connection which is still serving the Pioneer Valley in 2019. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, newspaper articles, meeting minutes and agendas, membership lists and programming...
Dates of Materials: 1990 - 2004

Midwifery collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00454
Abstract

The Midwifery Collection includes articles, pamphlets, periodicals, by-laws, and newsletters pertaining to the practice of midwifery and home birth. Included are publications of the Alliance of Radical Midwives, the Alternative Birth Association, National Midwives Association and the American College of Nurse Midwives. The collection also contains information on schools and training for midwifery, insurance, legal status, and protocols of practice.

Dates of Materials: 1972-1999

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00759
Abstract

Founded in 1991 by the National Coalition of Midwifery Educators, the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) serves as a non-profit and nationally recognized accrediting agency, making midwifery more accepted as it becomes more professionalized. The collection contains accreditation documentation, reports, minutes, agendas, and correspondence.

Dates of Materials: 1990 - 2013

Midwives' Alliance of North America records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00375
Abstract

Records consist of administrative records, printed material, photographs, audio- and videotapes, computer disks, and memorabilia. Documents issues of standards and practices, education, the registration of midwives, and the division between lay and nurse midwives.

Dates of Materials: 1927 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1996

Ms. Foundation For Women records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00583
Abstract Feminist advocacy organization. Records pertain to all aspects of the Foundation's work since its inception and include records of the Board, correspondence, emails, minutes, agendas, reports, grant applications and proposals, programs, brochures, pamphlets, publications, membership and publicity materials, photographs, posters, audiovisuals, and memorabilia. Much of the collection consists of files documenting the Foundations' projects such as Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day; Free...
Dates of Materials: 1973-2008

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00586
Abstract Advocacy group which focuses on the rights and needs of Asian and Pacific Islander American Women. 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...
Dates of Materials: 1995 - 2019

National Latina Health Organization records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00686
Abstract

Latinas; Youth advocate; Women's health advocacy organization. The National Latina Health Organization Records include health education and workshop curricula, office files, surveys, conference materials, and newsletters. The NLHO's programming for Latina health issues and their teen programs are well documented. There are also some records of the Board of Directors and a few financial records.

Dates of Materials: 1986-2003

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00527
Abstract

The collection contains Newsletters and pamphlets of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, an organization that ensures the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building.

Dates of Materials: 1992-2010

National Network of Abortion Funds records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00542
Abstract Abortion rights advocacy group. The records document the organization's mission and work to increase access to abortion for low-income women and girls across the U.S. Their emergency contraception initiative is also well-documented. Types of materials include publicity; founding conference materials; Board of Directors' files; funding materials and other financial records. There are also documents generated by numerous other organizations are, e.g. Catholics For a Free Choice, People for the...
Dates of Materials: 1990 - 2017

National Women's Health Network records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00360
Abstract Non-profit women's health advocacy organization focusing on the diversity of women's experiences; advocating women's self-determination in all aspects of their reproductive and sexual health; establishing universal health care that meets the needs of diverse women; monitoring the actions of federal regulatory and funding agencies, industry, and health care professions; providing women with objective health information from a feminist viewpoint; and supporting grassroots action. The records...
Dates of Materials: 1963 - 2021

Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00526
Abstract Women's health advocacy organization. The Records focus on NAWHERC's administration, funding, programs, studies, and work in coalition with other women's health, indigenous rights, environmental stewardship, and women of color organizations. Major topics found throughout these papers include Native American health and cultural survival, rights of indigenous peoples, alcoholism and other drug dependency problems, abortion and reproductive health, fetal alcohol syndrome, diabetes, breast...
Dates of Materials: 1934 - 2014