Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 157 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Margaret Sanger Research Bureau (MSRB) operated under numerous names and parent organizations from 1923 to 1974, providing birth control and infertility clicnical services to thousands of patients, and serving as a site for medical research and education on these topics. The MSRB records contain correspondence, printed material, clippings, books, glass slides, films, and a library of 59 books on birth control, sexuality, marriage, family, and related topics. Of particular interest are 19th...
Dates of Materials: 1815 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1917-1969
Overview 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
Overview Martha Ackelsberg is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emerita of Government and Professor Emerita of the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College. Born in 1946 in New York City to Socialist Zionist parents, Ackelsberg earned a bachelors degree in social studies from Radcliffe College, and a masters and doctorate degrees in political philosophy from Princeton. While at Princeton, she explored anarchist theories of justice in Godwin, Bakunin and Kropotkin, and her dissertation focused on...
Dates of Materials: 1929 - 2014
Overview Mary Daly (1928-2010) was a radical feminist philosopher, author, lecturer, and professor of religious and women's studies. This collection includes records of her personal and professional life. Of particular interest are Daly's fight with Boston College, her writing process, and her argument with Audre Lorde.
Dates of Materials: 1928 - 2013
Overview Theologian; Feminist; Professor. The Papers document Mary E. Hunt's career as a feminist theologian. Included are published and unpublished writings and lectures; audiovisual materials featuring Hunt; files on conferences and events she attended, and her travels. There is some biographical information, as well as a small amount of material documenting the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER, founded in 1983 by Hunt and her partner, Diann L. Neu) and Women Crossing Worlds,...
Dates of Materials: 1974 - 2011
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 of Materials: 1944 - 2013
Overview Photographer Carolyn “Meadow” Muska especially well documented the alternative lesbian culture in the 1970s and 1980s. She was born October 26, 1952 in Minnesota where she has spent much of her life, also employed in the building trades. The collection includes vintage photographic prints, slides and contact sheets as well as women in the building trades publications.
Dates of Materials: 1971-2018
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 of Materials: 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 of Materials: 1927 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1996
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 of Materials: 1983 - 2013
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Overview Peace Corps volunteer; Art historian; Artist; Professor, African Art History. The papers include seventy letters written by Maas to her parents during her time in the Peace Corps in Bolivia, circa 1960s, which are particularly descriptive of the country, early Peace Corps life and shifting social mores among American youth during the 1960s. There are also images of Peace Corps activities and travels in South America. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia...
Dates of Materials: 1964 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1966
Overview 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 the...
Dates of Materials: 1995 - 2019
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
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 of Materials: 1970 - 2013
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 of Materials: 1963 - 2011
Overview 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 cancer,...
Dates of Materials: 1934 - 2014
Overview Women's shelter. The NELCWIT Records include reports, planning board minutes, personal writings, fundraising and outreach materials, articles and clippings, and publications. The collection documents the organization's administration, shelter and counseling services, and educational programs from its founding in 1976 to the present. Included are personal writings by survivors of domestic violence and abuse; research papers; and publicity and printed materials related to issues of domestic...
Dates of Materials: 1975-2001 (ongoing)
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 of Materials: 1969 - 2006
Overview This collection consists of interviews conducted by Tamar Carroll for her dissertation on women's community activism in New York City, circa 1955-1995, including activists involved in Mobilization For Youth on New York City's Lower East Side and members of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women.
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2010
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 of Materials: 1968 - 2012
Overview "The Office of College Relations communicates the mission, values, image and news of Smith College." (SC College Relations web site) The department's records include events files, press releases and clippings, terminated faculty and staff files, inauguration files, photos, AV, scrapbooks, and a small portion of Presidents' files.
Dates of Materials: 1880-2018
Overview The project, begun by Arden Eversmeyer in 1997, continues to collect the life stories of lesbians 70 and older from around the country. The collection includes full transcripts and audio recordings (tapes and digital files); plus related correspondence, releases, and photographs (primarily color photocopies). Some interviewee files contain additional biographical material, writings, speeches, and memorabilia.
Dates of Materials: 1979 - 2018
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 of Materials: 1986 - 2018
Overview Jane Hanna Pease (1929-2016) and William Henry Pease (1924-2013) were scholars who published widely on the anti-slavery movement. Jane Pease's research interests also included nineteenth century American social history and antebellum urban history. Henry Pease's research interests included American reform, and American social and intellectual history. Jane Pease graduated from Smith College in 1951 and went on to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1969. She taught history at the...
Dates of Materials: 1861 - 2016
Overview This collection contains the writings, publications, and work files of Peggy Penn during her time as a therapist. Other writings include poetry by Peggy Penn and publications of other therapists. The collection also contains VHS tapes and audiocassettes of family therapy work by Peggy and various therapists, such as with the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy.
Dates of Materials: 1968-2011
Overview 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. Types...
Dates of Materials: 1920 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2010
Overview 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