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Focus on Women, Inc. Records, 1980-1986
1 box (1.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 342

Abstract:
Feminist advocacy and intercultural exchange organization. Correspondence, financial records, and printed material regarding activities of Focus on Women, Inc., serving women and girls in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. NOTE: There is no container list for this finding aid. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

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Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns.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

Focus on Women, Inc. was organized in 1978 as a network of local groups and agencies serving women and girls in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Their goals were to enhance, improve and foster the educational, economic, social and cultural opportunities available to women. They sought to lessen and eliminate prejudice, discrimination, abuse, and exploitation, and diversify cultural opportunities for women by organizing conferences, and obtaining and disseminating information. Groups involved included the Women's Services Center, League of Women Voters of Central Berkshire, Berkshire County Extension Service, the Girls Club of America, Berkshire Community College, Minority Women's Alliance, Junior League and Family Planning Council of Western Mass.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Focus on Women Records consist of correspondence, financial records, and printed material regarding FOW activities, especially annual conferences, 1980- 82.

There is no container list for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.


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:

Focus on Women, Inc. Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


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


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Subjects
  • Berkshire County (Mass.)--History--20th century--Sources
  • Feminists--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Focus on Women Inc.
  • Women--Berkshire County (Mass.)--History--Sources
  • Women--Services for--Massachusetts--History--Sources


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