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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:

New Directions for Women Productions records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00564
Abstract Television production company. Collection consists of taped episodes of "New Directions for Women," a television series produced by Morris County, NJ Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), airing regular broadcasts on a broad range of topics related to women and feminism such as women's history, marriage, family and motherhood, women and employment, young women, education, aging women, violence against women. sexuality, gay and lesbian issues, abortion and reproductive rights,...
Dates of Materials: 1994-2005

New England Hospital for Women and Children records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00339
Abstract Women's hospital. This hospital was, for more than a century, a teaching hospital for women doctors and a place where women could receive treatment from them. It was the first hospital in Boston to offer obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics all in one facility. Material includes memoranda, written histories, photographs and scrapbooks. Also documented are such topics as a 1915 controversy over abortion, using chloroform as an anesthetic, and African American interns. The collection...
Dates of Materials: 1792 - 1994

Penfield Chester papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00205
Abstract Penfield Chester is a midwife who has had a rural homebirth practice in western Massachusetts since 1980 and became involved in local and national midwifery organizational politics after her son was born in 1984. She is the author of Sisters on a Journey: Portraits of American Midwives (1997), which documents the stories of 27 contemporary midwives. Her papers include material related to Sisters on a Journey, including...
Dates of Materials: 1991 - 1998

Planned Parenthood Federation of America records group II (PPFA II)

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00371a
Abstract The records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America provide substantial information about the history of the birth control and family planning movement nationally and internationally. They are a significant source of information on all aspects of the history of birth control and family planning, including women's health issues; sex education; women in poverty; international population planning and policy; and the legal, political and social aspects of contraception and abortion....
Dates of Materials: 1912 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1980

Planned Parenthood Federation of America records group III (PPFA III)

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00371b
Abstract The records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America provide substantial information about the history of the birth control and family planning movement nationally and internationally. They are a significant source of information on all aspects of the history of birth control and family planning, including women's health issues; sex education; women in poverty; international population planning and policy; and the legal, political and social aspects of contraception and abortion....
Dates of Materials: 1920 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2010

Planned Parenthood Federation of America records (PPFA I)

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00371
Abstract The records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America provide substantial information about the history of the birth control and family planning movement nationally and internationally. The records contain correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, publicity, publications, and congressional and legal materials. They document many aspects of the work of the PPFA and its predecessor organizations, advocacy, medical work, and the activities of its staff and affiliates. The PPFA Records are...
Dates of Materials: 1918 - 1974

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00359
Abstract Birth control advocacy organization. The records provide a unique source for the study of the establishment and development of an organization largely run by women. They document the half-century struggle to revoke the Massachusetts Comstock Laws through state initiative and referendum voting (1942, 1948) campaigns for the right to disseminate information on birth control. Also of interest are letters to and from Margaret Sanger, and from General Douglas MacArthur forbidding Sanger from...
Dates of Materials: 1859-2002; Majority of material found within 1916-1960

Population and Reproductive Health Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00406
Abstract

Forty-one interviews (with complete transcripts) of individuals throughout the world who have made important contributions to the reproductive health movement since 1965. Includes reproductive health advocates, communication specialists, lawyers, managers, physicians, researchers, social workers and others. The series addresses the historical period 1965-2005.

Dates of Materials: 1971-2006

Prison Birth Project records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00728
Abstract The Prison Birth Project (2008-2017) worked to "support, encourage, and train currently and formerly incarcerated mothers and trans* parents to become community leaders within a reproductive justice framework." The records include administrative files, program and event planning materials, forms, newsletters and other publications related to midwifery and the Prison Birth Project. Of particular interest are photos and videos of various events, curriculum materials related to Doula training;...
Dates of Materials: 1993 - 2018

Reproductive Justice For All Conference records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00547
Abstract Reproductive rights conference. Records include copies of conference packets, workgroup materials, memorabilia, and video documentation. Subject areas covered: the rights of pregnant women; the control of sexuality; the right to be a mother; and assisted reproduction and genetic technologies. Presenters included Toni M. Bond, Cathy J. Cohen, Lisa Crooms, Leslie Grant, Alice Hearst, Silvia Henriquez, Mia Herndon, Angela Hooton, Lisa C. Ikemoto, Sujatha Jesudason, Brenda Joyner, Anne Keenan,...
Dates of Materials: 2005

Reproductive Rights National Network records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00576
Abstract

Reproductive rights advocacy group. Records contain materials on political actions and activities; abortion legislation; affiliate organizations; women's clinics across the U.S.; and subject files. Member organization and subject files comprise the bulk of the records. In addition there are significant materials on allied organizations. Subject files include abortion; sterilization; other women's health issues; and the anti-abortion movement.

Dates of Materials: 1970-1985

Rhonda Copelon papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00693
Abstract Lawyer. Papers include Legal documents and research, correspondence, teaching materials, published writings, panel presentations, notes, and audio and video recordings documenting Copelon's legal activism and teaching. Major topics include reproductive rights, domestic violence, international women's rights, AIDS legislation. Audio recordings include her course lectures for Women and Law, Law and Family, and Constitutional Law. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online....
Dates of Materials: 1971-2006

Rosalind Petchesky papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00639
Abstract

The collection contains extensive documentation of Rosalind Petchesky's long involvement in reproductive rights and health, sexual rights, women's rights and gender equality, population control, global justice and economic justice, and women's studies and gender studies in academia.

Dates of Materials: 1959 - 2009

Saralee Hamilton papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00629
Abstract Feminist; Administrator; Reproductive rights advocate. Early records of the Reproductive Rights National Network, and materials documenting international women's rights organizing. Organizations and topics include the Reproductive Rights National Network, the Black Women's Health Project, Women's International Solidarity Affair in the Philippines (WISAP)/GABRIELA, MADRE, Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, sterilization abuse, reproductive rights advocacy and politics, lesbian...
Dates of Materials: 1911-2013; Majority of material found within 1972-2006

Schlesinger-Rockefeller oral history project transcripts

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00416
Abstract

Five oral history transcripts of women in health services, maternal and childcare, family planning, marriage counseling, and sex education. Interviewees are: Mary Steichen Calderone, M.D.; Loraine Leeson Campbell; Florence Clothier, M.D.; Frances Hand Ferguson; and Adaline Pendleton Satterthwaite, M.D.

Dates of Materials: 1973 - 1974

SisterLove records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00684
Abstract

SisterLove is the first women's HIV/AIDS organization in the southeastern United States. The SisterLove records include administrative and program files from the founding of SisterLove to the early 2000s. Particularly well documented are SisterLove's grant applications, their residential program for HIV positive women called "Love House," the Healthy Love Parties, the Women's HIV/AIDS Resources Project (WHARP), their programs in South Africa, and their outreach efforts.

Dates of Materials: 1985 - 2007

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00550
Abstract

Reproductive rights advocacy and healthcare reform organization. Conference materials, background information, and video recordings from the SisterSong National Membership Meetings.

Dates of Materials: 1994 - 2012

Sophia Smith Collection topical collection on women's health

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00394
Abstract

An artificial collection documenting the evolution of medical and scientific thinking and practice relating to women's health. Topics include abortion, birth control, childbirth, eugenics, female genital mutilation, lactation, infant mortality, marriage instruction, mental hygiene, motherhood, nutrition, obstetrics, sexuality, sterilization, and AIDS. Types of materials include printed material, research materials, reports, and surveys.

Dates of Materials: Majority of material found within 1860s-1980s; 1818 - 2004

Susan Hodges papers regarding Citizens for Midwifery

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00727
Abstract

The collection contains the professional papers of activist Susan Hodges, especially her founding and work with Citizens for Midwifery, a grassroots consumer organization that advocates for access to midwifery services and educates women on alternatives to hospital birth.

Dates of Materials: 1980-2014

Swanee Hunt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00721
Abstract Ambassador; Clergy member; Composer; Feminist; Foundation executive; Marriage counselor; Philanthropist; Political activist; Professor; Photographer; Reproductive health advocate; Rancher. The papers well document Ambassador Hunt's service as the American Ambassador in Austria during a most volatile period and her efforts to provide programming to assist, especially women, in the aftermath of the break up of the Soviet Union and during the Bosnian War. Materials include correspondence,...
Dates of Materials: 1968 - 2015

Tapestry Health Systems, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00365
Abstract Tapestry Health Systems was founded in 1973 by Leslie Tarr Laurie and others, as the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, to provide family planning services including birth control, pregnancy testing, referral for adoption and abortion services,and other health services. The records of consist primarily of files from the administrative office in Northampton. Included are correspondence; publications; minutes; reports; clinic data; medical protocols; publicity; photographs;...
Dates of Materials: 1971 - 2010

Third World Women's Alliance, Bay Area chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00697
Abstract Global women of color reproductive rights and social justice organization. TWWA broadened the scope of women's activism to address issues such as sterilization abuse, infant mortality, welfare rights, and low-wage work. The orientation of TWWA towards the "third world" brought the struggles, condition, and status of women in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to the forefront. The bulk of the records focus on the the West Coast and Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area Chapters of the...
Dates of Materials: 1971 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1971-1977

Thomas Thompson Trust records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00358
Abstract Charitable organization. Records consist largely of charity case records of poor women from Brattleboro and some from Rhinebeck, New York. Files contain correspondence from clients as well as case notes by the local agent. Collection contains the correspondence and papers of Richards M. Bradley, a trustee who oversaw the trust from 1901 to 1943. Also included are the records of the Brattleboro Mutual Aid Association and the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (includes blueprints and design). BMAA...
Dates of Materials: 1844-2001

Tonya Gonnella Frichner papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00703
Abstract

Lawyer; President and Founder, American Indian Law Alliance; Professor of Native American History, Law and Human Rights. Primarily professional papers. Major topics include social conditions and legal status of North American Indians, and related issues such as health care, environmental issues, land rights, and international rights of indigenous peoples.

Dates of Materials: 1977 - 2014

Undivided Rights Book Project records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00538
Abstract

Feminist; Professor, Women's Studies; Author; Reproductive rights advocate. Research files, correspondence and manuscripts related to the book Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice (2004) by Jael Miriam Silliman, Loretta Ross, Marlene Fried, and Elena Gutiérrez.

Dates of Materials: 1992-2002

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Women's Studies Department resource files

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00350
Abstract

Resource files from the UMASS-Amherst Women's Studies Department containing printed material on a variety of topics relating to women including abortion, rape, lesbianism, domestic violence, reproductive rights, journalism, literature, the arts, prostitution and women's rights.

Dates of Materials: 1960-1986

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00535
Abstract

Oral History Project documenting the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of audiovisual recordings and transcripts, plus some background information.

Dates of Materials: 1990-2014

Women of Color Resource Center records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00718
Abstract

Women of color grassroots network; Welfare rights, reproductive rights, and women's health advocacy organization in Oakland, California. Records include publications, pamphlets and catalogs of the WCRC; programming materials, conference reports, background research files, and audiovisual material.

Dates of Materials: 1984 - 2011

Women on the Rise Telling HerStory records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00691
Abstract 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

Women's Health Specialists of California records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00790
Abstract Founded in 1975 as the Chico Feminist Women's Health Center (FMWH) by a collective of women dedicated to the women's health movement, the organization, subsequently namedthe Women's Health Specialists of California, offers women in northern California access to reproductive health care, including abortion services, adoption services, and education. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, A/V, reports, publications, legal documents, clinic incident logs, scrapbooks, and...
Dates of Materials: 1967 - 2017