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Pro-Life Alliance Records, 1990-1997
3 boxes (1.3 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
Records contain budget proposals, pamphlets, flyers, minutes, photographs, clippings, and correspondence.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives except where noted in the finding aid.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The Smith College Senate chartered the Pro-Life Alliance in 1990, and the organization held its first meeting the following fall. The organization became inactive during the autumn of 1997. Clea Emerson-Farley, Class of 1997 and club secretary, compiled the majority of these files. The Pro-Life Alliance organized an annual Pro-Life 5-College Conference, actively attended pro-life conferences at other universities (such as Harvard and Brown), participated in Boston's annual Respect Life Walk, distributed pro-life literature throughout the Smith community, and brought in speakers such as journalist Kathleen Howley from the Boston Globe and Teresa Donovan, an active member of the Massachusetts Citizens for Life.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Pro-Life Alliance files are primarily composed of pro-life literature, including pamphlets, flyers, and newsletters from various national organizations. Some of the files contain information regarding the organization's activities on campus; however, these files are not particularly detailed or comprehensive. In relation to the group's work on campus, the folder containing issues of The Sophian proves to be informative as it contains a series of letters to the editor, both from the organization itself explaining its stance, and responses from the student body. The treasurer's notebook provides interesting insight into the activities of the club, as it contains many letters from students and club correspondence.


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

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives except where noted in the finding aid.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

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

Pro-Life Alliance, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The records of the Pro-Life Alliance were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Budget proposal
1995-1996

Box 3017.2: folder 1
Contact list
1993-1996

Box 3017.2: folder 2
Correspondence
1994-1997

Box 3017.2: folder 3
Educational materials
1992-1996

Box 3017.2: folder 4
Events
1994-1996

Box 3017.2: folder 5
Executive board
1991-1996

Box 3017.2: folder 6
Flyers and announcements
1996, n.d.

Box 3017.2: folder 7
Fundraising
1994-1996

Box 3017.2: folder 8
Meeting notes
1994-1995

Box 3017.2: folder 9
Pamphlets and literature
1985-1995

Box 3017.2: folder 10
Petition
n.d.

Box 3017.2: folder 11
Photographs
1994, 1996

Box 3017.2: folder 12
Press clippings
1990, 1994

Box 3017.2: folder 13
Sophian articles
1996

Box 3017.2: folder 14
Treasurer's notebook (budget reports, correspondence, pamphlets)
1993-1998

Box 3017.2: folder 15
Related organizations:



Black Americans for Life
1991-1992

Box 3017.3: folder 1
Feminists for Life
1994-1996

Box 3017.3: folder 2
Massachusetts Blacks for Life
1990

Box 3017.3: folder 3
Massachusetts Citizens for Life
1993-1994

Box 3017.3: folder 4
N.O.W. (National Organization for Women)
1994-1996

Box 3017.3: folder 5
National Right to Life Committee
1992-1994

Box 3017.3: folder 6
Related publications:



Colleges
1994-1995

Box 3017.3: folder 7
Human Life Alliance of Minnesota
1996

Box 3017.3: folder 8
Life Cycle
1989-1994

Box 3017.3: folder 9
Massachusetts Citizens for Life
1994-1997

Box 3017.3: folder 10
Newspapers and Pamphlets
1993-1995

Box 3017.3: folder 11
National Right to Life News
1994-1995

Box 3017.3: folder 12
National Right to Life News
1996

Box 3017.3: folder 13
Speakers
1994-1996

Box 3017.3: folder 14
Artifacts: t-shirt, plastic fetus model, pins
1993-1998

Box 3017.4

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