Five College Archives and Manuscript
                        Collections
Home >> Sophia Smith Collection >> Finding aid to the Helaine Victoria Press records SSC.MS.00209
Smith College seal
Helaine Victoria Press records, 1973-2001 (Bulk: 1970s-80s)
23 boxes (27.5 linear feet)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00209

Abstract:
Non-profit organization for purpose of publishing and distributing postcards on women's history. Records include correspondence, administrative records, publications, photographs, memorabilia, samples and prototypes of women's history postcards (images circa 19th-20th century) with biographical sketches and quotations.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. Collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use. Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, Jocelyn Cohen has assigned the copyright in the Helaine Victoria Press' works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Cohen, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Sophia Smith Collection

Biographical / Historical

Non-profit organization begun 1973 for purpose of publishing and distributing postcards on women's history. Maintained a retail outlet and mail-order base in Bloomington, Indiana, and products carried by bookstores nationwide.

Scope and Contents

Records include correspondence, administrative records, publications, photographs, memorabilia, samples and prototypes of women's history postcards (images circa 19th-20th century). Each postcard carries on the verso a biographical sketch of the subject, quotations, historical context, and credits. Postcard series include: Artists and Their Work; Authors; African American Women; History and Culture of U.S. Latinas and Latin American Women; Jewish Women; Native American Women; Working Women, Organized Labor and Immigration; Women and Ecology; and Social Protest.


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

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. Collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use. Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, Jocelyn Cohen has assigned the copyright in the Helaine Victoria Press' works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Cohen, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

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

Helaine Victoria Press Records, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00209, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The collection was gifted by Jocelyn Cohen between 1999 and 2012.


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
Other Finding Aids

This online finding aid currently provides detailed description of only the most recent additions to this collection. Additional materials are described in unpublished lists that can be sent to you upon request by contacting specialcollections@smith.edu

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
2012-S-0023. Cohen, Jocelyn, Various materials related to Helaine Victoria Press
1973-2000
0.75 linear feet2 boxes. (1 folder added to OS box at West Street)

Search Terms
Cohen, Jocelyn

2012-S-0023. Publications about women by other authors
undated

Box 1
2012-S-0023. Correspondence
1980-1989

Box 1
2012-S-0023. Hleaine Victoria Press not for profit returns
1992-2000

Box 1
2012-S-0023. Publications by other authors
undated

Box 2
2012-S-0023. Photographs
1970-1989

Box 2
2012-S-0023. Memorabelia
undated

Box 2
2012-S-0023. Newspaper clippings regarding Carrie Nation
undated

Box 2
Helaine Victoria Press website
Captured Dec 19, 2012
1 website(archived website)

The archived website of the Helaine Victoria Press (http://www.jocelync.com/womhst.html) includes a sampling of the many postcard images in the collection. The site was captured in 2012 and is no longer active.


Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • Cohen, Jocelyn
  • Cohen, Jocelyn
  • Helaine Victoria Press
  • Helaine Victoria Press
  • Helaine Victoria Press--History--Sources
  • Photography of women--History--Sources
  • Postcards--United States
  • Women--History--Pictorial works

Genre terms
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Postcards
  • Publications
  • correspondence
  • photographs


Questions about this collection? Contact the archives
Home | Help | About | Search