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SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Records, 1996-2010 (ongoing)
16 boxes (11.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 550

Abstract:
Reproductive rights advocacy and healthcare reform organization. Conference materials, background information, and video recordings from the SisterSong National Membership Meetings.

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

The collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective in these records. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals 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 SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is a network of local, regional and national grassroots agencies representing five primary ethnic populations/indigenous nations in the United States: African American, Arab American/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina, and Native American/Indigenous. The Collective was formed in 1997 and initially funded by the Ford Foundation to educate women of color and policy makers on reproductive and sexual health and rights, and to work towards the access of health services, information and resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. SisterSong agencies achieve these goals through public policy work, advocacy, service delivery and health education within their communities on the local, national and international levels. Formerly called SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, in 2009 the organization changed it's name to SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Records contain materials pertaining to the SisterSong national membership meetings, conferences and workshops including background information and audiovisual recordings. There are also video recordings of the 2004 March for Women's Lives in Washington, D.C., and a film by N'Dieye Danavall of the march entitled "Listen Up!"

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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 with the following exceptions:
Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

The collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective in these records. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals 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:

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Additional Formats

The raw footage of the March for Women's Lives, Apirl 2004 has been digitized and is available upon request.

Digital copies are available for select recordings. Please contact us for more information.

Research copies of audiovisual materials are available on DVD.

History of the Collection

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective began donating their records to the Sophia Smith Collection in 2006. Periodic additions are expected.

Accruals:

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

Processing Information

Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger.


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


Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Abortion--Law and legislation--United States
  • Abortion--Political aspects--History--Sources
  • African American women--Health and hygiene
  • Arab American women--Health and hygiene--History
  • Asian American women--Health and hygiene--History
  • Birth control--Law and legislation--History--Sources
  • Feminists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Health care reform--History--Sources
  • Hispanic American women--Health and hygiene
  • Indians of North America--Women--Health and hygiene--History
  • Latina women--Health and hygiene--History
  • Pacific Islander American women --Health and hygiene--History
  • Pro-choice movement--United States
  • SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective (Atlanta, GA)
  • SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective--History
  • SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
  • Women's health services--United States--History--Sources
  • Women--International cooperation


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