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Women of Color Collection, 1903-1992
4 boxes (1.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 439

Abstract:
The Women of Color Collection consists primarily of published material relating to the status of women of color in the United States. Includes printed materials, bibliographies, position papers, the Indian School Journal, unpublished position papers from the Wesleyan College Center for Research on Women, A Resource Guide of American Indian-Alaskan Native Women, and reports from conferences on the educational and occupational needs of Black, Hispanic, Asian-Pacific-American, and American Indian women.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without further restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials created by individuals or organizations may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection
Flyer for "Indian Women: Their Roles in the Resistance," a benefit for Women of All Red Nations (W.A.R.N.), undated

Flyer for "Indian Women: Their Roles in
the Resistance," a benefit for Women of
All Red Nations (W.A.R.N.), undated

The Women of Color Collection consists primarily of published material relating to the status of women of color in the United States. For the purposes of this collection, "women of color" is used as a "solidarity definition," indicating (in the words of Loretta Ross) "a commitment to work in collaboration with other oppressed women of color who have been 'minoritized.'"

Materials in the collection date from 1903 to 1992, with the bulk of the material ranging from 1968 to 1982. Types of materials include articles, pamphlets, newsletters, bibliographies, position papers, and clippings. Items of particular interest include an issue of The Indian School Journal, published by the U.S. Indian School in Chilocco, Oklahoma, 1926; a selection of publications related to American Indian/Alaska Native women put out by the Ohoyo Resource Center in Wichita Falls, Texas, 1981-82; unpublished position papers from the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, 1980-82; A Resource Guide of American Indian-Alaskan Native Women and reports from conferences on the educational and occupational needs of Black, Hispanic, Asian-Pacific-American, and American Indian women, published by the U.S. Department of Education, 1976-80.


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

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without further restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials created by individuals or organizations may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

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

Women of Color Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass."

History of the Collection

The Women of Color Collection is an on-going collection comprised of materials purchased by and donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors

Accruals:

Periodic additions are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern, and in 2015.


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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
General
1903-1984, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1-2
The Minority Woman in America: Professionalism at What Cost?, proceedings of a conference at the University of California, San Francisco
1979 March 16-18

Box 1: folder 3
Morena 1992 Calendar, Women of Color Resource Guide
1992

Box 1: folder 4
"Moving Mountains Past, Present, and Future: The Role of Women of Color in the American Political System," Brown Papers, National for Women of Color, issue 1,
1984

Box 1: folder 5
The Organizer, National Alliance Against Racist and Political Oppression
1981-1983

Box 1: folder 6
Racism
1973, n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
African-American women
1979 March 16-18

Box 1
General
1913-1984, n.d.

Box 1: folder 8-11
Bibliographies



General
1955-1978, n.d.

Box 1: folder 12-13
Black Lesbians: An Annotated Bibliography, compiled by J.R. Roberts and foreward by Barbara Smith, Naiad Press
1981

Box 1: folder 14
"Black Women Calendar"
1981-1983

Box 1: folder 15
Black Women's Educational Policy and Research Network Newsletter
1981-1982

Box 1: folder 16
In the Memory and Spirit of Frances, Zora and Lorraine: Essays and Interviews on Black Women and Writing, edited by Juliette Bowles, Howard University Institute for the Arts and Humanities
1979

Box 2: folder 1
Wellesley College Center for Research on Women: Working Papers
1980-1982

Box 2: folder 2-3
Asian Pacific American women



General
1957-1978, n.d.

Box 2: folder 4
Conference on the Educational and Occupational Needs of Asian-Pacific-American Women, U.S. Department of Education
1976 August 24-25

Box 2: folder 5
Hispanic and Latina women



General
1974-1980, n.d.

Box 2: folder 6-7
Conference on the Educational and Occupational Needs of Hispanic Women, U.S. Department of Education
1976 June 29-30 and 1976 December 10-12

Box 2: folder 8
La Raza,
1971, n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Indigenous women



General
n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
Conference on the Educational and Occupational Needs of American Indian Women, U.S. Department of Education
1976 October 12-13

Box 3: folder 2
The Indian School Journal, Chilocco, Oklahoma
1926 February

Box 3: folder 3
"Native Women" issue of Canadian Women's Studies/les cahiers de la femme, volume 10, numbers 2 and 3
1989 summer/fall

Box 3: folder 4
Ohoyo Inkhana: A Bibliography of American Indian-Alaska Native Curriculum Materials, Ohoyo Resource Center
circa 1981

Box 3: folder 5
Ohoyo Makachi: Words of Today's American Indian Women, a first collectoin of oratory by American Indian/Alaska Native women, Ohoyo Resource Center
circa 1981

Box 3: folder 6
Ohoyo One Thousand: A Rsource Guide of American Indian Alaska Native Women, Ohoyo Resource Center
1982

Box 3: folder 7
Resource Guide of American Indian-Alaska Native Women, edited by Owanah P. Anderson and Sedelta D. Verble, U.S. Department of Education
1980

Box 3: folder 8
OVERSIZE MATERIALS



The White Brute, by Mary White Ovington
1915

Box 4

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • African American women--Social conditions--History--20th century
  • Asian American women--Social conditions--History--20th century
  • Civil rights--United States--History--20th century
  • Ethnicity--United States--History--20th century
  • Hispanic American women--Social conditions--History--20th century
  • Indian women--United States--Social conditions--History--20th century
  • Minority women--Education--United States-- History--20th century
  • Minority women--Employment--United States-- History--20th century
  • Minority women--United States--History--Sources


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