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Voters for Choice Records, 1977-2002 (ongoing)
7 boxes (7.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 461

Abstract:
Abortion rights advocacy group. Records contain correspondence, photographs, fundraieing and public relations materials, reports, conference materials, printed materials, and audiovisual materials. Records document the organization's mission to preserve abortion rights by way of media campaigns and endorsing pro-choice candidates for political office.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following restriction:

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must request boxes 48 hours in advance.

Note: this collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

Co-founded in 1979 by Gloria Steinem and Kristina Kiehl, Voters for Choice is the nation's largest independent non-partisan action committee. It is committed to maintaining safe, legal and accessible abortion services for all women, regardless of geographical location, age or economic status. Based in Washington, D.C., it's main agenda is to elect candidates who support a woman's right to make decisions regarding abortion, contraception, and child-bearing without government interference.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Voters for Choice records contain correspondence; photographs related to the pro-choice movement, fundraising, political activism; public relations materials; press releases; reports; conference materials; financial information; miscellaneous printed material; video and audio tapes of campaign ads, radio spots, interviews, debates, etc.. Also included are records of the Board of Directors pertaining to the organization's purpose (the preservation of a woman's right to choose), by way of media campaigns and endorsing pro-choice candidates for political office. There is also a small amount of personal material generated by Kristina Kiehl.

NOTE: The container list for this collection is available in the Sophia Smith Collection. Please contact us to request a copy.


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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following restriction:

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must request boxes 48 hours in advance.

Note: this collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Voters for Choice Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection
Accruals:

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


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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

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


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Subjects
  • Abortion services--United States--History--Sources
  • Abortion--Political aspects--United States--History--Sources
  • Kiehl, Kristina
  • Political campaigns--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Pro-choice movement--United States--History--Sources
  • Steinem, Gloria
  • Voters for Choice (Washington, D.C.)--History--Sources


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