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Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. Mount Holyoke College Chapter Records, 1986-2002, n.d.
3 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 25.3.4 (LD 7095.5)

Abstract:
Contains articles, an interview, photographs, publications, objects and clothing documenting the activities of the Mount Holyoke College chapter of Second Amendment Sisters and the group's parent organization, Second Amendment Sisters, Inc., established in 1999 to educate people about self-defense and to defend the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Also includes National Rifle Association of America publications.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted.

Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.)

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Historical Note

The Mount Holyoke College chapter of Second Amendment Sisters was founded by Christie Caywood, Class of 2003 in September of 2001. The group was the first college chapter of Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. an organization established in 1999 to educate people about self-defense and advocate for Second Amendment rights (the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms). At Mount Holyoke, the approximately fifty members of the group met to socialize and practiced target shooting. The group is listed as a student organization in Mount Holyoke College telephone directories through the 2004/2005 academic year.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Records of the Mount Holyoke College chapter of Second Amendment Sisters (SAS) contain articles, an interview, photographs, publications, clothing and objects dating from 1986-2002. Most of the material in the collection consists of articles, booklets, newsletters, books and pamphlets issued by the group's parent organization, Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. or the National Rifle Association of America (NRA). These publications discuss federal and state Constitutional provisions for the right to keep and bear arms, gun control legislation, self-defense, firearm safety, and issues such as children and guns and suicide and firearms. The publications also include a cookbook, All American Recipes from the Second Amendment Sisters. Articles from 2001-2002 discuss the history, goals, and membership of the Mount Holyoke chapter of SAS. The collection includes a 2002 audiocassette interview of group's founder, Christie Caywood, Class of 2003, recorded during her appearance on the "Live Fire" radio program.. Photographs of group members date from 2001-2002. The collection also contains a poster, a banner, t-shirts, hats rubber stamps, buttons, bumper stickers and a bullet-shaped pen issued by Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. or the NRA.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted.

Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.)

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. Mount Holyoke College Chapter Records, Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Phone: (413) 538-2013
Fax: (413) 538-2370

Email Reference Form: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/forms/areq.htm
URL: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/
Language
English

Contents List
Articles,
1994-2002


Articles about the Mount Holyoke College chapter of Second Amendment Sisters (SAS)
2001-2002

Box 1: folder 1
Second Amendment-related articles
1994-2002

Box 1: folder 2
Interview,
2002


Audiocassette tape interview of Christie Caywood, Class of 2003, founder of the Mount Holyoke College chapter of SAS
2002

Box 1: folder 3
Photographs,
2001-2002


Of members of the Mount Holyoke College chapter of SAS
2001-2002

Box 1: folder 4
Publications,
1986-2002, n.d.


NRA/ILA folders
2001-2002, n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Gun Facts booklet
2000

Box 1: folder 6
Voice of Reason, Vol. 1, Issue 2
Summer 2001

Box 1: folder 7
Voice of Reason, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Summer 2002

Box 1: folder 8
Voice of Reason, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Autumn 2002

Box 1: folder 9
The Second Amendment by David Barton
2000

Box 1: folder 10
"I'm in the NRA, and I vote!" bumper sticker, button
ca.2002

Box 1: folder 11
Origins and Development of the Second Amendment by David T. Hardy
1986

Box 1: folder 12
All American Recipes from the Second Amendment Sisters
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Second Amendment Sisters bumper stickers
n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
Misc. pamphlets
ca.1994-2001

Box 1: folder 15
MHC SAS. contact card
ca.2001

Box 2: folder 1
"Bill of Rights" pamphlet
n.d.

Box 2: folder 2
"Firearms Laws" for various East Coast states: Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont2001

Box 2: folder 3
"A Citizen's Guide to Federal Firearms Laws" pamphlet
1999

Box 2: folder 4
"Firearms Quiz" pamphlet
n.d.

Box 2: folder 5
Second Amendment Sisters pamphlet
n.d.

Box 2: folder 6
"Above All, Be Safe" pamphlet
n.d.

Box 2: folder 7
"Top 10 Ways to Support the Second Amendment" pamphlet
n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
"Self Defense Quiz" pamphlet
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Second Amendment Sisters pamphlet 2
n.d.

Box 2: folder 10
MHC SAS meeting sign
ca.2001

Box 2: folder 11
"It's Amazing What You Have to Believe to Believe in Gun Control "pamphlet
2001

Box 2: folder 12
"Physician or Educator" pamphlet
n.d.

Box 2: folder 13
"Women and Firearms: Misinformation and Myths" pamphlet
n.d.

Box 2: folder 14
"Dear Gun Control Lady" pamphlet
n.d.

Box 2: folder 15
SAS misc. printing (3)
n.d.

Box 2: folder 16
Price list for SAS products
n.d.

Box 2: folder 17
NRA-ILA poster
n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
Clothing and Objects,
n.d.


Bullet-shaped pen
n.d.

Box 3: folder 2
SAS: buttons, 3 types
n.d.

Box 3: folder 3
Second Amendment Sisters Banner
n.d.

Box 3: folder 4
T-shirt: SAS "Firearms: The Ultimate in Feminine Protection"
n.d.

Box 3: folder 5
T-shirt: Little Red Riding Hood kills the Wolf
n.d.

Box 3: folder 6
T-shirt: SAS official shirt (red)
n.d.

Box 3: folder 7
Hat: SAS official hat
n.d.

Box 3: folder 8
Hat: I"t takes a REAL MAN to be a SASister"
n.d.

Box 3: folder 9
Rubber stamps: "Gun owner", "Home of the Brave", and "Land of the Free"
n.d.

Box 3: folder 10

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Caywood, Christie.
  • College students--Massachusetts--South Hadley.
  • Firearms--Law and legislation--United States.
  • Gun control--United States.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Organizations.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Student life--2001-2002.
  • Mount Holyoke College--Students.
  • National Rifle Association of America.
  • Second Amendment Sisters, Inc.
  • Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. Mount Holyoke College Chapter.
  • Self defense for women.
  • Student activities--Massachusetts--South Hadley.
  • Women college students--Massachusetts--South Hadley.

Genre terms
  • Audiocassettes.
  • Banners.
  • Buttons (Information artifacts).
  • Cookbooks.
  • Hats.
  • Pens.
  • Photographs.
  • Posters.
  • Rubber stamps.
  • T-shirts.


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