Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 205 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Mary Thom was a feminist activist, author and editor of Ms Magazine. The materials in this collection document Thom's personal and professional life. They include correspondence; manuscript drafts; research and interviews for her biography of Bella Abzug and Ms. magazine projects; published works by Thom and others; and photographs.
Dates: 1944 - 2013
Overview The collection contains papers relating to Michele Kort's book projects, childhood history, "Ms. Magazine" and other publications, photographs, audio interview recordings, correspondence, research, articles, and manuscript drafts, including considerable material related to Laura Nyro.
Dates: 1942 - 2015
Overview 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: 1927 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1996
Overview Suffragist; Writer; Political activist. The collection includes biographical information about Jones, including an unpublished biography by her great-granddaughter Jeanne S. Dunn; oral histories (audio recordings) of Jones' descendents; diaries, including transcripts; political essays by Jones, including anti-prohibition pieces; family photographs; and numerous scrapbooks containing clippings by and about Minona Jones, and about suffrage, women's rights, temperance, and prohibition. There is...
Overview Labor organizer; Women's rights activist; Author; Activist; Poet. The papers include correspondence, organizing materials, conference materials, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. There is also Louie's course work as both student and instructor. Major topics include women and labor organizing, Asian American women's history, social justice activism, international women's rights, and issues surrounding race, class, immigration and poverty in the U.S. Especially impressive...
Dates: 1970 - 2016
Overview Professor, education; Dean, Lesley College; Sociologist; Director, Management Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The papers consist of Ritvo's writings and teaching materials (syllabi, class exercises, etc.). Research files cover the contemporary women's movement and organizational sociology, as well as women in employment, management training, and women in higher education.
Dates: 1958-2003 (ongoing)
Overview Includes small amounts of mostly printed material on subjects related to women, including aging and aged women, alcoholism, anarchism, costume, fascism, friendship, girls, Nazism, physically handicapped women, postage stamps, rural women, sex, sex education, female sexuality, single women, taxation, tobacco, and witchcraft. Material includes printed material, books, cassette tapes, correspondence, position papers, questionnaires, reports, memorabilia, and stamps.
Overview Mary Alexander (Molly) Yard was a political, civil rights and feminist organizer, best known for her work as the president of the National Organization for Women from 1987-1991, during which time she organized the 1989 National March for Women's Lives, one of the largest marches in Washington D.C. history. Born in 1912 in Shanghai, China, where her parents had sought temporary refuge from the political conflicts rocking Chengtu, the provincial home of their Methodist Episcopl mission. She lived...
Dates: 1917 - 1993
Overview 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 To...
Overview The collection contains the office files of Ms. Magazine, a magazine edited, published, and written by women, focusing on women's issues and the women's movement, including fiction, poetry, readers' letters, and "No Comment" column on sexist journalism and ads.
Dates: circa 1970-circa 1995
Overview Musicians; Women's music organization. Includes materials for the first 30 years for women's music organization from Cincinnati, Ohio. Grant applications, organizational periodicals, and administrative papers. Also included are DVDs and audio CDs of performances as well as CDs with photographs of MUSE members. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]
Dates: 1983 - 2013
Overview Documents a wide variety of women's participation in the broad field of music. Material consists of books, catalogs, concert programs, interviews (both written and recorded), musical scores, printed material, photographs, publicity, recordings and songbooks. Contains biographical material on well-known women singers and composers (both classical and popular). Includes the women's liberation rock bands and folk music of the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as feminist recording companies.
Dates: 1848-2003; Majority of material found within 1930s-1980
Overview Business executive; Researcher; Affirmative action coordinator. The papers include correspondence, employment applications, writings, and printed material relating to her professional activities with the National Industrial Conference Board, the Commerce and Industrial Association of New York, Bell Laboratories, and AT&T. Also included are writings, and an oral history interview in which she describes her experiences as an African American professional woman, circa 1950s to 70s.
Overview Playwright, Lyricist, Actress, Producer. Collection includes correspondence; promotional material; scripts (some in braille); photographs; original film footage and soundtrack chiefly relating to filming, production and distribution of the Oscar winning documentary film Helen Keller in Her Story (1955). Included are research files, biographical information, correspondence and other papers relating to Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, actress Katharine Cornell,...
Dates: 1862-1992; Majority of material found within 1952-1959
Overview Nancy Staver was a social worker, specializing in children's learning problems. The collection contains correspondence, lecture notes, publications, and an oral history consisting of ten cassette tapes and a transcript.
Dates: 1941 - 1989
Overview Nanette K. Gartrell, born in 1949, is an American psychiatrist, researcher, lesbian activist and author. The collection documents Gartrell's personal and professional life and is comprised of materials concerning Gartrell's advocacy for women's rights and LGBT people within the American Psychiatric Association; educational programs to promote non-homophobic healthcare; the lesbian physician's conference, Women in Medicine; studies on sexual abuse and her U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian...
Overview The National Congress of Neighborhood Women (NCNW) is a feminist grassroots network. The primary goal of this organization was to empower poor and working-class women to become community leaders. The collection offers valuable source material for the study of working-class feminist organizing; urban studies; and women in community development. Also documented are the inner workings of grassroots organizing, with all of the personal and political dynamics that come with incorporating a feminist...
Dates: 1970 - 2013
Overview Records of the NOW Springfield Chapter include administrative records, membership records, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, financial material, projects and programs, national and state NOW material, feminist memorabilia, and audiovisual material. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.
Overview 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: 1963 - 2011
Overview Feminist advocacy and educational program. Collection is a rich source of information about issues of race, class, and gender in higher education, in New Jersey specifically, and the efforts of that State to address them among its college and university students and faculty. Types of materials include administrative files, publications, correspondence and emails, reports, writings, books, photographs, conference packets, audiocassettes, DVDs, videocassettes, grant applications, financial...
Dates: 1969 - 2006
Overview Political activist; Health reformer; Feminist; Civil rights activist. The papers consist of extensive files pertaining to Nkenge Touré's activism in health reform and civil and political rights for African American women. SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and the D.C. Rape Crisis Center are well-documented, as are many conferences and workshops in which Touré participated. Touré's international work in these fields is also represented, and there is a small amount of...
Overview The North Fork Women for Women Fund was founded in 1992 by a group of lesbians who had been living on the North Fork of Long Island, New York since the 1970s. Its primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to its members for uninsured medical expenses. This collection includes NFWFWF newsletters and flyers; results of a 2002 questionnaire; photocopies of interviews of Patsy Rogers and Lucille Goodman; videotapes; NFWFWF Board of Directors' minutes, reports, and financial information;...
Dates: 1968 - 2012
Overview Old Lesbians Organizing for Change(OLOC) is a national (United States) organization of lesbian activists age 60 and over. This collection includes extensive documentation of all OLOC gatherings since 1987, including photographs of activities, and videotapes of panel discussions and keynote speeches. Administrative files, newsletters and other publications, and educational and public relations materials are also included, as is a history of the organization. The collection also contains a small...
Dates: 1986 - 2018
Overview Veteran. The P. Lough O'Daly Papers are the result of O'Daly's research and volunteer efforts relating to American women in the military. Included are oral histories (recordings and partial transcripts) of 10 women who served in the Vietnam War, conducted by O'Daly between 1982 and 1984, as part of the Smith Scholars Project ("Survivors: Women in Uniform During the Vietnam War"), and research materials related to the project. There are also files related to her organizational and committee...
Overview The collection contains papers related to Patricia Bernstein's 1993 book, "Having a Baby: Mothers Tell Their Stories," including multiple manuscript drafts, research materials, release forms, and photographs.
Dates: 1896 - 2004
Overview Journalist and war correspondent. Papers relate primarily to her professional life, including teaching and her career as journalist. Includes coverage of the Second Quebec Conference and political conventions; World War II and its aftermath; the Berlin Airlift; the Korean War; China and the UN; Dag Hammarskjold; war in the Congo; Cuban Missile Crisis; Adlai Stevenson's trip to Latin America; the Vietnam War; and the 1976 presidential debates. Material includes writings, broadcast scripts,...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview 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: 1991 - 1998
Collection — Box 1
Overview The collection contains the records of the Worcester Women's Center, a center providing information and support to women in the Worcester area, as well as tapes of Penny Sablove's weekly radio program, "Women's Voice."
Overview Architect; film maker; lesbian activist; feminist; founder, Women's School of Planning and Architecture; and professor. The Birkby papers include her own documentation of women's activities through various forms of documentation. Materials include films, photographs, journals, writings, and correspondence with several notable feminists.
Dates: 1932-1994; Majority of material found within 1960-1994