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UMASS-Amherst Women's Studies Department Collection, 1960-1986
3 boxes (3.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 350

Abstract:
Resource files from the UMASS-Amherst Women's Studies Department containing printed material on a variety of topics relating to women including abortion, rape, lesbianism, domestic violence, reproductive rights, journalism, literature, the arts, prostitution and women's rights.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The Collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Note: This collection has not been fully processed and may be somewhat difficult to use. This means the container list may not have very detailed descriptions, or be completely accurate. Some items may also be fragile or deteriorated, requiring further preservation treatment. Handle fragile or deteriorated items with extreme care. Locations of materials are subject to change when the collection is fully processed at a later date; therefore, when citing materials do not depend solely on box and folder numbers as they may change.

Restrictions on use:

Published material may be protected by copyright. Copyright for unpublished material, such as student papers, may be owned by the authors. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission 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 Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst was begun in 1974. It is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in the United States. Its objective is to introduce students to analytical tools and basic approaches to the study of women in a variety of fields.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The UMASS-Amherst Women's Studies Department is the source of this collection rather than its substance. These are resource files from the Women's Studies Department containing printed material on a variety of topics relating to women including abortion, rape, lesbianism, domestic violence, reproductive rights, journalism, literature, the arts, prostitution and women's rights. Types of materials include newsletters, pamphlets, flyers, catalogs, handbooks, brochures, syllabi, clippings, and bibliographies. There are some student papers and other manuscript material, but the collection consists primarily of printed materials. The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.


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

The Collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Note: This collection has not been fully processed and may be somewhat difficult to use. This means the container list may not have very detailed descriptions, or be completely accurate. Some items may also be fragile or deteriorated, requiring further preservation treatment. Handle fragile or deteriorated items with extreme care. Locations of materials are subject to change when the collection is fully processed at a later date; therefore, when citing materials do not depend solely on box and folder numbers as they may change.

Restrictions on use:

Published material may be protected by copyright. Copyright for unpublished material, such as student papers, may be owned by the authors. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. 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:

UMASS-Amherst Women's Studies Department Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The UMASS-Amherst Women's Studies Department Collection was donated to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1987 by Karen Lederer. Subsequent donations have been filed in the Sophia Smith Collection's subject collections.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing done by Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Fraenkel intern, 2009


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

Contents List
SERIES I. SUBJECT FILES



Abortion: flyers, letters, proposals and conference programs and schedules


Box 1: folder 1
Affirmative action: "Project on the Status and Education of Women" periodicals, lists and clippings


Box 1: folder 2
AIDS: single pamphlet, "What Every Student Should Know"
1983

Box 1: folder 3
American Assoc. of University Women: single pamphlet, "AAUW Is..."
n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Anthropology: student papers, photocopied excerpts


Box 1: folder 5
Arts: reviews, clippings, ephemera, and "afterimage" issues


Box 1: folder 6
Athletics: publications and material on sex discrimination


Box 1: folder 7
Biology: Women in Cell Biology,
1976-78

Box 1: folder 8
Business management: Newsletters, mailings, flyers and studies


Box 1: folder 9
Childcare: writings, publications, newsletters


Box 1: folder 10
Chilean women: newsletter, "Action for Women In Chile" packet and guide


Box 1: folder 11
Civil rights: "Catalogue of Publications," U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
1975

Box 1: folder 12
Contraception: clipping from '74, World Watch Paper
1977

Box 1: folder 13
Counseling psychology: Women's Institute of Alternative Psychology publications, clipping, presentation


Box 1: folder 14
Curriculum material (non-sexist): syllabi, administrative materials


Box 1: folder 15
Dance: clippings


Box 1: folder 16
Discrimination: memo


Box 1: folder 17
Divorce: essay


Box 1: folder 18
Domestic Violence: letter, newsletter, essay


Box 1: folder 19
Encyclopedia of Women: chronology (Vol. 1)
1978

Box 1: folder 20
E.R.A: clippings, memos, NOW material


Box 1: folder 21
Grand Jury: flyers, "people's guides," and clippings


Box 1: folder 22
Health care: Reports, essays, newsletters


Box 1: folder 23
Journalism: syllabus, Her Say newsletters


Box 1: folder 24
History: university program pamphlets, clippings, essays, etc.


Box 1: folder 25
Law: letters, publications, university program pamphlets, publications etc.


Box 1: folder 26
Lesbian issues: newsletters, Lesbian Herstory Archive, literature


Box 1: folder 27
Literature: newsletters, university programs


Box 1: folder 28
Newsletters



Academy of Management


Box 2: folder 1
Alert


Box 2: folder 2
American Friends Service Committee


Box 2: folder 3
Chronicle


Box 2: folder 4
Council for Women in Massachusetts for Higher Public Education


Box 2: folder 5
Conscience


Box 2: folder 6
Echoes


Box 2: folder 7
EDC News


Box 2: folder 8
ETS Developments


Box 2: folder 9
Livelihoods


Box 2: folder 10
Isis


Box 2: folder 11
Matrices


Box 2: folder 12
Monitor


Box 2: folder 13
Miscellaneous titles


Box 2: folder 14-15
Peer Perspective


Box 2: folder 16
SANEnews


Box 2: folder 17
Sociologists for Women in Society


Box 2: folder 18
Tabs


Box 2: folder 19
Task Force Report/ It's Time


Box 2: folder 20
William Petscheck National Jewish Family Center


Box 2: folder 21
WEECN


Box 2: folder 22
UWW Newsletter


Box 2: folder 23
Voice for Girls


Box 2: folder 24
Older women: newsletters
1973-85, n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
Political Science: syllabus, periodical and speech
1971-76

Box 3: folder 2
Pornography: Feminist Anti-Pornography News: An Action Bulletin (Vol. I Number 1), 1985


Box 3: folder 3
Presidential Commission on the Status of Women: review with manuscript material
1976

Box 3: folder 4
Professional organizations: clippings, pamphlet, listings and periodical
1977-81, n.d.

Box 3: folder 5
Project on the Status of Women: newsletters and field reports
1975-84

Box 3: folder 6
Prostitution: edited manuscripts/ essays, interview and publicationn.d
1975,

Box 3: folder 7
Rape: handbooks, reference material, clipping, and reviews
1975-87, n.d.

Box 3: folder 8
Religion: Clippings, bibliography, pamphlets, and newsletters
1976-84

Box 3: folder 9
Record: publications, catalogs, advertisements, clippings, letters, supplements
1976-85

Box 3: folder 10
Research resources: university pamphlets, brochures, newsletters and publications
1974-82

Box 3: folder 11
Sexuality: periodicals, statements and advertisement
1973-83

Box 3: folder 12
622: periodical
1975, 1978

Box 3: folder 13
Third world women: mailings, bibliography, publications, clippings
1975-81

Box 3: folder 14
Title IX: "Project on the Status and Education of Women" publications, evaluation, letters, supplements
1975-83

Box 3: folder 15
WEAL [Women's Equity Action League]: WEAL fund kit, publications, newsletters
1979-82

Box 3: folder 16
Women from other cultures: Advertisements, newsletter, pamphlets
1974-19

Box 3: folder 17
Women's History Research Center: press releases/letters from Center, course listing, advertisement, 19776-
82, n.d.

Box 3: folder 18
Women writers: clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, bibliographies, reading lists, syllabi
1972-84

Box 3: folder 19
Women and work: various periodicals
1982, 1985, 1986

Box 3: folder 20
Women's Studies Quarterly: letter/press release, and Forum
1982-83

Box 3: folder 22

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • Abortion -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Family violence -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Lesbians -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Rape -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Reproductive health -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • University of Massachusetts (Amherst campus). Dept. of Women's Studies
  • Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Women's studies -- History


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