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New York City Women Community Activists Oral History Project, 2004-2006
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 524

Abstract:
Interviews conducted by Tamar Carroll for her dissertation on women's community activism in New York City, circa 1955-95, including activists involved in Mobilization For Youth on New York City's Lower East Side and members of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

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

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This oral history collection consists of fourteen interviews conducted by Tamar Carroll for her dissertation on women's community activism in New York City, circa 1955-95 (for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). Included are interviews with activists involved in Mobilization For Youth, one of the country's first anti-poverty agencies founded in 1957 on New York City's Lower East Side to combat juvenile delinquency such as Frances Fox Piven, Rosalyn Baxandall, attorneys Faith Colangelo and Nancy LeBlanc, and other MFY staff members. Also interviewed are members of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women (of Brooklyn, N.Y.), Sally Martinez Fisher and Ethel Velez. Audio CDs and transcripts.

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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.

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

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission 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:

New York City Women Community Activists Oral History Project, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Additional Formats

Original audio recordings have been transferred to CD-ROM for research use.

History of the Collection

The New York City Women Community Activists Oral Histories were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Tamar Wilder Carroll in 2005 and 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2005, 2006.


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
  • AbuBakr, Rashida Ismaili
  • Baxandall, Rosalyn Fraad, 1939
  • Birnbaum, Ezra
  • Colangelo, Faith
  • Community development--New York (State)--New York--History--Sources
  • Dowery, Mary Anne
  • Feminists--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Fisher, Sally Martinez
  • Gore, Marilyn
  • Josephs, Barbara
  • Juvenile delinquency--United States--History--Sources
  • LeBlanc, Nancy
  • Mizrahi, Terry
  • Mobilization for Youth--History--Sources
  • National Congress of Neighborhood Women--History--Sources
  • New York (N.Y.)--Social conditions--20th century
  • Piven, Frances Fox
  • Poor--United States--Political activity--History--Sources
  • Public welfare--United States--History--Sources
  • Urban renewal--United States--History--Sources
  • Velez, Ethel

Contributors
  • Carroll, Tamar

Genre terms
  • Oral history--Archival resources


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