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Women in the motion picture industry

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Collections related to women working in film and television, particularly in independent documentaries.

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Alida Walsh papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00628
Overview Alida Walsh was an artist, filmmaker, feminist, and professor of film studies. Artwork by Alida Walsh, including copies of her films and other audiovisual media; photographs, slides, color photocopies, writings, and correspondence of and pertaining to her work; and posters, reviews, and press releases for her exhibitions.
Dates: 1960 - 2000

Art collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00429
Overview Documents women's participation in, and contributions to, the broad field of art. Contains primarily printed material, plus, correspondence, interviews, notes, photographs, postcards, posters, speeches, and typescripts. The collection documents the lives and work of individual designers, landscape architects, women in the fine arts, as well as the status of women in the arts and organizations of feminist artists.
Dates: 1857-1988; Majority of material found within 1920-1980

California, circa 1920-1949

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 163, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Hollywood Studios Club and the Imperial Valley, California association. Beginning in 1916, the Hollywood Studio Club was established to serve young women in the entertainment industry. The club offered safe and affordable residences and activities for those in the arts fields. As a county association, the YWCA of Imperial County serves women and girls across the valley. The association's governance and structure is outlined in its constitutions. Other...
Dates: circa 1920-1949

California, circa 1918-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 163, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Los Angeles association. As an association serving women and girls of a large metropolitan area the Los Angeles YWCA has a complex and robust program. Visitation reports describe and assess the association and its branches, the needs of its members and the challenges the association faces. World War II brings a time of expanded program to the association with the increase of women working in industry and contributions to the war effort in Los Angeles....
Dates: circa 1918-1950

Dee Mosbacher papers and Woman Vision records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00740
Overview Diane (Dee) Mosbacher is an activist, filmmaker, and practicing psychiatrist. Her production company, Woman Vision, has produced films with themes touching on homophobia in various contexts, women's history, and the lived experiences of people who are gay and lesbian. This collection documents Mosbacher's personal life and professional life both through and outside of Woman Vision. It includes writings by and about Mosbacher, paper records from Woman Vision's projects, and a large amount of...
Dates: 1950 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2013

Dyke TV records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00656
Overview Dyke TV was a weekly television series produced by and for lesbians and distributed from 1993 to 2005 as a way of empowering the lesbian community and increasing visibility and ending isolation of lesbians. It was founded by the Lesbian Avengers, and was part of their education and activist program. This collection includes video tapes, raw footage, and DVD dubs of Dyke TV programs, as well as administrative files and memorabilia. The materials cover a wide range of topics, including but not...
Dates: 1987 - 2007

Eleanor Sanger papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00286
Overview Journalist and television producer. Included are writings, correspondence, memos, and notes related to Sangers' production of television sports coverage for ABC.
Dates: 1950-1992

Equal Rights Amendment Campaign Archives Project records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00310
Overview Documentation program. The Equal Rights Amendment Campaign Archives Project Records include correspondence, speeches, legal documents, photographs, press releases, reports, articles, interview transcripts, audio and video tapes, legislative records, logbooks, notes, documentary footage, and memorabilia. The bulk of the records comprise audiovisual materials from two documentaries: "Who Will Protect the Family," Victoria Costello's PBS documentary based on the 1982 North Carolina ERA...
Dates: 1970-1985

Hollywood Studio Club Committee of Management minutes, 1959-1964

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 356, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents The Hollywood Studio Club is a residence club for women between the ages of 18-30 studying or employed in the entertainment industry. The club is managed by the Hollywood Studio Club Committee of Management of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The management committee meets to discuss staffing, finance, use and policy of the building. Also included are director's reports updating the management committee on the residents, building use, problems, staff and publicity. 
Dates: 1959-1964

Hollywood Studio Club Committee of Management minutes, 1950-1958

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 356, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents The Hollywood Studio Club is a residence club for women between the ages of 18-30 studying or employed in the entertainment industry. The club is managed by the Hollywood Studio Club Committee of Management of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The management committee meets to discuss staffing, finance, use and policy of the building. Also included are director's reports updating the management committee on the residents, building use, problems, staff and publicity. 
Dates: 1950-1958

Hollywood Studio Club Committee of Management minutes, 1924-1931

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 356, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents The Hollywood Studio Club is a residence club for women between the ages of 18-30 studying or employed in the entertainment industry. The club is managed by the Hollywood Studio Club Committee of Management of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The management committee meets to discuss staffing, finance, building use and club policy. 
Dates: 1924-1931

Hollywood Studio Club director's reports, 1959-1964

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 356, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents The Hollywood Studio Club is a residence club for women between the ages of 18-30 studying or employed in the entertainment industry. Director's reports concern the use, administration, publicity, services and finance of the club. In addition, the directors report on any challenges, future developments and building needs. 
Dates: 1959-1964

Hollywood Studio Club director's reports, 1955-1958

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 356, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents The Hollywood Studio Club is a residence club for women between the ages of 18-30 studying or employed in the entertainment industry. Director's reports concern the use, administration, publicity, services and finance of the club. In addition, the directors report on any challenges, future developments and building needs. 
Dates: 1955-1958

Hollywood Studio Club director's reports, 1951-1954

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 356, microdex: 11
Scope and Contents The Hollywood Studio Club is a residence club for women between the ages of 18-30 studying or employed in the entertainment industry. Director's reports concern the use, administration, publicity, services and finance of the club. In addition, the directors report on any challenges, future developments and building needs. 
Dates: 1951-1954

Hollywood Studio Club director's reports, 1930-1950

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 357, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents The Hollywood Studio Club is a residence club for women between the ages of 18-30 studying or employed in the entertainment industry. Director's reports concern the use, administration, publicity, services and finance of the club. In addition, the directors report on any challenges, future developments and building needs. A note in the microfilm indicates that the reports for the years 1941-1948 are missing. 
Dates: 1930-1950

Hollywood Studio Club director's reports, 1927-1937

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 357, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents The Hollywood Studio Club is a residence club for women between the ages of 18-30 studying or employed in the entertainment industry. Director's reports concern the use, administration, publicity, services and finance of the club. In addition, the directors report on any challenges, future developments and building needs. A note in the microfilm indicates that the reports for the years 1932-1936 are missing. 
Dates: 1927-1937

Hollywood Studio Club director's reports, 1917-1926

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 357, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents The Hollywood Studio Club is a residence club for women between the ages of 18-30 studying or employed in the entertainment industry. Director's reports concern the use, administration, publicity, services and finance of the club. In addition, the directors report on any challenges, future developments and building needs. 
Dates: 1917-1926

Jane Fonda papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00477
Overview 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: 1946 - 2019

Jennifer Abod papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00513
Overview Jennifer Abod is an audio and video documentarian. She hosted and produced programs on community, public, and commercial radio in New Haven, Philadelphia and Boston for nearly twenty years. In 1988, she created Profile Productions to produce and distribute audio and video projects featuring feminist and lesbian activists, cultural workers, particularly women of color. The collection documents a range of topics, primarily second wave feminism and women's rights, abortion, gay and lesbian rights,...
Dates: 1975 - 2007

Jezebel Productions records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00534
Overview Film production company. Collection includes original film and video footage and outtakes, scripts, production notes, interviews, catalogs from film festivals where Jezebel films were shown; and books, articles and film reviews by Andrea Weiss. Some records included in this collection are not the works of Jezebel Productions, such as materials related to the making of "Before Stonewall," co-produced by Greta Schiller.
Dates: 1970-2017

Lori Hiris papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00593
Overview Filmmaker. The collection includes primarily film, videotapes, and audiotapes pertaining to the making of Lori Hiris' film, With a Vengeance: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]
Dates: 1962-2001

Nancy Hamilton papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00189
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

New Directions for Women Productions records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00564
Overview 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: 1994-2005

Real estate, circa 1945-1965

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 238, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents The Hollywood Studio Club is a YWCA of the U.S.A. club and residence overseen by the National Board until its transfer to the YWCA of Los Angeles in 1964. The residence and club provides rooms and services for young women in the entertainment industry. The history of the development of the club and its services is outlined in historical summaries and chronologies. While under the authority of the National Board, the Hollywood Studio Club is managed by a committee on management. Letters and...
Dates: circa 1945-1965

Roberta Cantow papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00559
Overview Roberta Cantow is a filmmaker. This collection of her papers includes biographical information, personal writings, artwork, photographs, awards, and psychic readings (audio tapes), photographs, correspondence, email, publicity, and other documents pertaining to the production and distribution of Cantow's films, as well as Cantow's thoughts on issues and circumstances covered in the films, including: the documentary Clotheslines, Dr....
Dates: 1965-2018

World War I: Women war workers, motion picture operator, circa 1914-1920

 File — Box 1038: Series 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Photographs of women working and training as projectionists and motion picture operators. One photographs credits the woman as the "first girl motion picture operator."
Dates: circa 1914-1920