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Women's Action for New Directions Records, 1973-2012 (ongoing)
66 boxes (72.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 317

Abstract:
Pacifist, anti-nuclear organization. Records include correspondence and memoranda; videotapes, films and photographs; printed material, including pamphlets and flyers; articles, periodicals, and newsletters; educational and staff training materials and manuals; reports; personnel files; financial records; Board meeting and staff meeting agendas and minutes; speeches; publicity material; conference material; and memorabilia. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.

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 restrictions:

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

Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

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Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns.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

The Women's Action for New Directions was founded in 1980 by Dr. Helen Caldicott as a Washington, DC lobbying group comprised largely of mothers concerned about the proliferation of nuclear arms. The organization has chapters throughout the U.S. as well as in several other countries. Its purpose was "to educate people to use their voting, purchasing, lobbying and other powers...to halt and reverse the nuclear arms race, and seek peaceful solutions to domestic and international problems...." This was to be accomplished through political action on the national level, and grassroots organizing and education through local "affiliates." The organization was originally called the Women's Party for Survival, then Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament. The name was changed again circa 1992 to reflect their broadened focus.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of correspondence and memoranda; videotapes, films and photographs; printed material, including pamphlets and flyers; articles, periodicals, and newsletters; educational and staff training materials and manuals; reports; personnel files; financial records; Board meeting and staff meeting agendas and minutes; speeches; publicity material; conference material; and memorabilia.

NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.


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 restrictions:

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

Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

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:

Women's Action for New Directions 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


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Subjects
  • Antinuclear movement--History--Sources
  • Caldicott, Helen
  • Environmental protection--Citizen participation--History--Sources
  • Nuclear disarmament--History--Sources
  • Nuclear power plants--Environmental aspects--History--Sources
  • Nuclear warfare--Environmental aspects
  • Nuclear warfare--Moral and ethical aspects
  • Peace movements--History--Sources
  • Women's Action for New Directions


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