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Women's Music Archives Collection, 1972-2005
79 boxes (circa 75 linear feet)
Collection number: MS 552

Abstract:
The Women's Music Archives Collection consists of bibliographies, biographical sketches, clippings, correspondence, flyers, newsletters, photographs, posters, publicity materials, songbooks, sound recordings, videotapes, and memorabilia. The bulk of the collection dates from 1975 to 1995 and consists of live and studio-produced recordings by women musicians and of women's music festivals, retreats, and conferences. There is also a significant amount of papers documenting the work of individual women musicians, women's music groups and choruses; and the production, distribution, concert booking, and publicity infrastructure for women's music recordings, concerts, festivals, and retreats. Included are extensive records of the North East Women's Music Retreat, a 1980s-90s regional festival, and a substantial set of files from Olivia Records, 1973-94.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

With the exception of the audiovisual items, the materials are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Original live recordings are closed to research. In some cases, in-house use copies have been made. Researchers interested in access to live recordings for which there is no use copy should contact the Sophia Smith Collection to discuss options. With the exception of reformatting for in-house research use, permission from all artists is required before any live tape recordings may be duplicated.

Commercially produced recordings are available for in-house research use provided the Sophia Smith Collection has the equipment necessary to play them. Due to copyright restraints, commercially available recordings may not be reproduced. Many of these materials are available for purchase or download via the Worldwide Web.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright is owned by the individual artists or record companies. 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 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

During a summer 1975 visit to Maine, friends introduced Lucia "Kim" Kimber and Kathy Lewis to recordings made by Meg Christian, Alix Dobkin, and The Deadly Nightshade. "We were instantly hooked," wrote Kimber in 1985. Two months later, Kimber and Lewis attended the First Boston Women's Music Festival with a small tape deck on which they recorded the two-day long festival held at Harvard University. "That was a mind boggling experience, not only for the music, but it was the first time that I had ever been in an auditorium with 500 women in one spot…. It was the first time that we ever heard music that was aimed particularly at women's issues, and it was composed by women and performed by women." (Lucia Kimber oral history with Amanda Izzo, 2009) Enthralled with the experience, Kimber and Lewis began attending and recording (with the artists' permission) every women's music concert they could get to. They also began collecting studio recordings, books, catalogs, clippings, flyers, posters, programs, memorabilia, newsletters, and other materials related to women's music, including information on artists, production companies, festivals, and the women's music and comedy concert circuit.

Lewis and Kimber first met Ruth Dworin at the 4th National Women's Music Festival in Champaign-Urbana in 1977. Dworin was also making recordings of festival concerts and owned a women's music production company in Toronto called Womanly Way Productions. After meeting at several more events, the three women decided to establish a formal entity to collect and preserve women's music materials. In the fall of 1978 they created the Women's Music Archives as a non-profit organization based at Kimber's home in Fairfield, Connecticut.

According to the WMA's 1980 Catalog, "The primary function of the Women's Music Archives is to collect and preserve, for herstorical listening and research purposes, all types of materials related to women's music." The bulk of the collection focused on "woman-identified, woman-made music, primarily, though not exclusively feminist and lesbian in orientation" that "evolved as a definite entity" beginning in the early 1970s. As the collection grew, Kimber, Lewis, and Dworin added earlier recordings by women "that spoke to the issues which were of vital concern and interest to women." Their Archives was conceived as a means to preserve part of the flourishing and self-affirming lesbian-feminist culture of the day.

In a 1980 article about the Archives for Sojourner, Kimber wrote:

Women derive strength and comfort from many various sources such as feminist literature, women's support groups, communal living situations, and women's art forms such as painting, sculpture, photography, and music…. It is certain…that women's music provides a kind of strength, support and inspiration which is found nowhere else and most certainly is not found in popular music which bombards us constantly over the airways today.

In addition to the Women's Music Archives, Kimber also participated in the "scene" through deep involvement in the North East Women's Musical Retreat (NEWMR), an organization which produced regional outdoor music festivals on Labor Day weekend from 1981 to 2000.

Eager for the Archives to be preserved beyond the lives of its founders, the WMA Directors decided to place it in the Sophia Smith Collection in 2004.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Women's Music Archives consists of circa 75 linear feet of materials collected and recorded in order to document "woman-identified, woman-made music, primarily, though not exclusively feminist and lesbian in orientation" that "evolved as a definite entity" from the early 1970s. Materials include bibliographies, biographical sketches, clippings, correspondence, flyers, newsletters, photographs, posters, publicity materials, songbooks, sound recordings, videotapes, and memorabilia.

The bulk of the collection dates from 1975 to 1995 and consists of live and studio-produced sound recordings by women musicians and of women's music festivals, retreats, and conferences. The collection also contains significant paper files documenting the work of individual women musicians; women's music groups and choruses; and the production, distribution, concert booking, and publicity infrastructure for women's music recordings, concerts, festivals, and retreats.

Major topics found throughout these files include the women's music movement, women in music more broadly, and differences and diversity within the feminist and lesbian-feminist movement since the 1970s. Though the impetus for founding the collection was "women's music" as it evolved in the early 1970s, there is also material on women in mainstream popular, classical, folk, jazz, blues, punk, and riot grrrl music, as well as stand-up comedy.

The Festivals, Retreats, and Conferences Series documents the thriving women's music, art, theater, and stand-up comedy "scene" (1974-2000), through advertising, newspaper clippings, and packets given out at the festivals. Also included are correspondence with festival organizers, credentials, and release forms for recording live performances for the Women's Music Archives. Especially extensive files on the North East Women's Music Retreat, a 1980s-90s regional festival for which Kim Kimber was a coordinator, reveal the dedication required to plan and produce these complex events. Through the minutes, memoranda, and correspondence, one can also see the ongoing debates and discord surrounding issues such as meaningful inclusion of disabled women, mothers, and women of color; and how to preserve women-only space -- i.e. policies which dictate who can be on the land during the retreat, ranging from male grounds keepers and other personnel to mothers of boy children. The audiovisual materials include extensive live recordings of festivals, concerts, and retreats.

The Artists Series contains press packages, clippings, and photographs. They document well-known artists such as Margie Adam, Meg Christian, Holly Near, Teresa Trull, and Cris Williamson, as well as numerous lesser-known artists. Most of the minor artists' files mainly consist of applications submitted to the North East Women's Music Retreat and accompanying promotional material. There are many stand-up comedians in these files as well.

The Organizations Series contains correspondence, fliers, brochures, and catalogs produced by business organizations and production companies, as well as other non-profit groups focused on women's music. Included is a substantial set of files from Olivia Records composed of correspondence from artists looking to record with Olivia, promotional materials from 1973 through 1994, information for distributors, and clippings, among other items. Of particular interest are the newsletters and correspondence regarding Sandy Stone, a transwoman who worked for Olivia, and some materials regarding Olivia's 1979 change in organizational structure. Other companies with more substantial files include Redwood Records, Goldenrod, Horizon, and Ladyslipper.

The Audiovisual Material Series primarily consists of compact discs, audiocassettes, and LPs. Many of these are live concert and festival recordings, a portion of which have been reformatted to compact disc and are available for research. Please contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

The Reference Materials Series includes bibliographies and research guides, special issues of newsletters and periodicals, pamphlets, directories, and transcripts of interviews with Meg Christian, Holly Near, Susan Freundlich, Margie Adam, Rosemary Schonfeld, and Janna Runnals.


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

With the exception of the audiovisual items, the materials are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Original live recordings are closed to research. In some cases, in-house use copies have been made. Researchers interested in access to live recordings for which there is no use copy should contact the Sophia Smith Collection to discuss options. With the exception of reformatting for in-house research use, permission from all artists is required before any live tape recordings may be duplicated.

Commercially produced recordings are available for in-house research use provided the Sophia Smith Collection has the equipment necessary to play them. Due to copyright restraints, commercially available recordings may not be reproduced. Many of these materials are available for purchase or download via the Worldwide Web.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright is owned by the individual artists or record companies. 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 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 Music Archives Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Lucia B. "Kim" Kimber donated the Women's Music Archives Collection to the Sophia Smith Collection in 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Alyssa Pluss, Anna Eisen, and Maida Goodwin, 2009


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/
Language
English
Sponsor
Processing of the Records of the Women's Music Archives was made possible by the generous support of Lucia B. Kimber and the Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender

Series Descriptions
(1974-2001, n.d.)
0.25 linear ft.

This series includes general historical information about the Women's Music Archives, newspaper clippings about the women's music movement, and a 2009 oral history interview with Lucia B. "Kim" Kimber.

(1964-2006, n.d.)
7.75 linear ft.

This series contains biographical and publicity files including newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, fliers, concert programs, and press releases, for individual women, groups, choruses, and choirs, circa 1981-96. The files are arranged alphabetically. See SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS for recordings by these artists.

(1974-2004)
3 linear ft.

In addition to detailed general files and program brochures of the National Women's Music Festival (NWMF) and North East Women's Music Retreat (NEWMR), this section includes newspaper clippings, fliers, brochures, and concert packets from numerous women's music festivals, circa 1976-2001. The bulk of the materials consist of records of NEWMR. See SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS for recordings of festival performances.

(1974-2005)
2 linear ft.

This series is comprised of correspondence, fliers, brochures, and catalogs of business organizations and production companies, as well as other non-profit groups focused on women's music, circa 1974-2005. The files are arranged alphabetically. Audition tapes submitted to Olivia Records are in SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS.

(1960s-2000s)


Restrictions on access:

This series is unprocessed and many of the materials must be reformatted before they can be used. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

Audiovisual materials include live concert and festival recordings, commercial sound recordings, commercial video recordings, tapes of NEWMR planning meetings, audition tapes submitted to Olivia Records and to NEWMR, and a few tapes of the radio program "Face the Music." The materials are in various formats including reel-to-reel audiotape, audiocassette, LP, 45 rpm, CD, videocassette, and DVD.

(circa 1970s-1990s)


Restrictions on access:

This series is unprocessed. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

This series contains songbooks, song sheets, and scores by women musicians or groups, circa 1970s-90s




Restrictions on access:

This series is unprocessed. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

Reference files include women's music publications, periodicals,and directories.




Restrictions on access:

This series is unprocessed. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

This series contains a sampling of memorabilia from women's music concerts and festivals, such as t-shirts, hats, stickers, buttons, and other artifacts.




Restrictions on access:

This series is unprocessed. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

Contents List
SERIES I. HISTORICAL MATERIALS



General
1980-85

Box 1
Oral history interview with Lucia "Kim" Kimber by Amanda Izzo
24 Feb 2009

Box 1
Correspondence



General
1979-90, n.d.

Box 1
Re: Olivia audition tapes
1983

Box 1
Clippings



General
1974-2001, n.d.

Box 1
Jazz and blues
1979-2003

Box 1
Punk and riot grrrl
1995-2004

Box 1
SERIES II. ARTIST FILES



320 East Ripa
n.d.

Box 1
4D YKES
2002, n.d.

Box 1
A


Box 1
Abod, Susan
1982-95, n.d.

Box 1
Abrams, Ann
1985-91, n.d.

Box 1
Absalom, Ria
n.d.

Box 1
Adam, Margie
1982-2005, n.d.

Box 1
Alder, D.J. (Deb)
1982-84, n.d.

Box 1
Alder, Lindsay
1985, n.d.

Box 1
Alexander and Noelle
1981-84, n.d.

Box 1
Alive!
1981-83, n.d.

Box 1
Allen, Lillian
1983-88, n.d.

Box 1
Allen, Linda
1983-89, n.d.

Box 1
Allison, Sparkie
1981-87, n.d.

Box 1
Alpert, Rache
1987-89, n.d.

Box 1
Altazor
1988-92, n.d.

Box 1
Amethyst
1987-88, n.d.

Box 1
Amethyst County
1989, n.d.

Box 1
Anderson, Jamie
1989-2001, n.d.

Box 1
Anderson, Laura
n.d.

Box 1
Anna Crusis Choir
1981-1989, n.d.

Box 1
Another Octave/Conn Women's Chorus
1990-2006

Box 1
Ars Pro Femina
n.d.

Box 1
Atabex
1984-1989, n.d.

Box 1
Avedis, Sirani
1980, n.d.

Box 1
Avery, Gwen
1979, n.d.

Box 1
B


Box 1
Baba Yaga
n.d.

Box 1
Bachelorettes
1981, n.d.

Box 1
Bagby, Rachel
1989, n.d.

Box 1
Bagwell and Winslow
1987, n.d.

Box 1
Baker, Brenda
1987-91, n.d.

Box 1
Bales, Ginny
1979-82, n.d.

Box 1
Barber, Kitty
1987, n.d.

Box 1
Barrett, Ruth
1991, n.d.

Box 1
Barton, Barb
1990-97, n.d.

Box 1
Barton, Carrie
1981, 1985, n.d.

Box 1
Bascombe, Lorretta (and Spirit)
1984-85, n.d.

Box 1
Be Be K'Roche
1976-77, 1988

Box 1
Ben, Lisa
1982-2002, n.d.

Box 1
Berezan, Jennifer
1988-92

Box 1
Berkeley Women's Music Collective
1979, n.d.

Box 1
Berkson, Laura
1988-91, n.d.

Box 1
Birtha, Becky
1989, n.d.

Box 1
Bishop, Heather
1987-89, n.d.

Box 1
Bitch and Animal
1999-2002

Box 1
Blazing Saxes
1982-83, n.d.

Box 2
Bond, Narissa
1995-97, n.d.

Box 2
Bonnet, Alicia Leonilda "Bubbles"
1988, n.d.

Box 2
Booth, Pat
1980-86, n.d.

Box 2
Bozena, Carol
1985-86, n.d.

Box 2
Bottomley, Judith and Jennifer (Twin Tide)
n.d.

Box 2
Bougainvillea
1981-85, n.d.

Box 2
Bowly, Laura
1997, n.d.

Box 2
Boyd, Marcie
1982-88, n.d.

Box 2
Boyle, Linda
n.d.

Box 2
Byham, Sue Marra
1995

Box 2
Brandy, Carolyn
n.d.

Box 2
Bratty, Beverly
1987-89

Box 2
Bread and Roses
1984-85, n.d.

Box 2
Brico, Antonia
n.d.

Box 2
Brodsky, Marla B.B.
1983-89, n.d.

Box 2
Brooks, Nancy
1982, 2002, n.d.

Box 2
Burris, Carole Anne
1987-90

Box 2
C


Box 2
Callahan, Slique
1985-90, n.d.

Box 2
Campbell, Sarah Elizabeth
1991-92, n.d.

Box 2
Candace & Camille
1988-91, n.d.

Box 2
Cantilena Wind Quartet
1984, n.d.

Box 2
Caputi, Anne
1981-84

Box 2
Carmitchell, Bobbi
1987, n.d.

Box 2
Carpenter, Beverly
1981-88, n.d.

Box 2
Carter, Betty
1981, 1986

Box 2
Carter, Judy
1992-93, n.d.

Box 2
Casselberry and Dupree
1984-96, n.d.

Box 2
Cassella, Maggie
n.d.

Box 2
Cazden, Joanna
1984, 1994, n.d.

Box 2
Chamberlain, Anne
1991

Box 2
Chandler, Teresa
1989-90, n.d.

Box 2
Chapman, Tracy
1985-89, n.d.

Box 2
Cheney, Joyce
1985, n.d.

Box 2
Cherish the Ladies
1985-87, n.d.

Box 2
Cherry Cokes, The
n.d.

Box 2
Chevere
1985, n.d.

Box 2
Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band
2002

Box 2
Christian, Meg
1977-95, n.d.

Box 2
Clark, Barbara
1979

Box 2
Clemmens, Ginni
1980, 1998, n.d.

Box 2
Clinton, Kate
1981-2001, n.d.

Box 2
Collier, Linda
1989, n.d.

Box 2
Collins, Mitzie
n.d.

Box 2
Concerted Effort
n.d.

Box 2
Conn, Marjorie
1999, n.d.

Box 2
Cook, Cathy
1984, n.d.

Box 2
Cooney, Christine
1985, n.d.

Box 2
Cotton, Elizabeth
1987, n.d.

Box 2
Cotto, Rayda
1983, n.d.

Box 2
Cowboy Girl
1992-95

Box 2
Crowsfeet Dance Collective
1985-89, n.d.

Box 2
CT and
April 1982, n.d.

Box 2
Cullum, Linda
1983-88, n.d.

Box 2
Culver, Casse
1972-82, n.d.

Box 2
Curtis, Catie
1989-96, n.d.

Box 2
Curtis, Pamela
1984-85, n.d.

Box 2
Cygnus
1990, n.d.

Box 2
Cytron, Sara
1988-93, n.d.

Box 2
D


Box 2
D'Amato, Catherine
1980-86, n.d.

Box 2
Dance Brigade
1986-89, n.d.

Box 2
Dashu, Max
1989

Box 2
Davidson, Dianne
1987-94

Box 2
Davies, Diana
1982, n.d.

Box 2
Davis, Hunter
1983-89, n.d.

Box 2
Day, Nancy
1984, 1987, n.d.

Box 2
D.C. Area Feminist Chorus


Box 2
Dee, Cristi
1989-90, n.d.

Box 2
Del Ray and the Blues Gators
1990, n.d.

Box 2
DeLaria, Lea
1990-93, n.d.

Box 2
Dembska, Anna
1984, n.d.

Box 2
Demi/Monde
1986-87, n.d.

Box 2
Denver Women's Chorus
1988-97

Box 2
Destiny
1990-97, n.d.

Box 3
Deuce
1980-87, n.d.

Box 3
Devon, Cruz
1983, n.d.

Box 3
Dickens, Hazel
1981

Box 3
Different Touch
1989, n.d.

Box 3
Difranco, Ani
1994-98

Box 3
Di Micele, Alice
1988-1992, n.d.

Box 3
Dinerman, Annie
1973-99

Box 3
disappear fear
1988-2005

Box 3
Dixon, Fostina
1984-85, n.d.

Box 3
Dobkin, Alix
1979-2005, n.d.

Box 3
Dos Fallopia
1991, n.d.

Box 3
Drach, Tracy
1991-93, n.d.

Box 3
Duffus, Anne
1985, n.d.

Box 3
Dufresne, Dusti
1992, n.d.

Box 3
Dunn, Barb
1982-83, n.d.

Box 3
[The Fabulous] Dyketones
1981-84, n.d.

Box 3
E


Box 3
Edell, Therese
1978-91, n.d.

Box 3
Einhorn, Lena
1987, 1992, n.d.

Box 3
Elliot, [Gwen] GEe
n.d.

Box 3
Ends and Means Committee
1981-82, n.d.

Box 3
Ester, Barbara
1990, 1993, n.d.

Box 3
Etheridge, Melissa
1989-95, n.d.

Box 3
Etzler, Carole
1983-88, n.d.

Box 3
Exit 154
1989-91, n.d.

Box 3
F


Box 3
Farrell, Alison
1979-85, n.d.

Box 3
Fasteau, Zususan Kali
1974-89, n.d.

Box 3
Feld, Janet
1988-89, n.d.

Box 3
Feldheim, Michele
1984, n.d.

Box 3
Feldman, Maxine
1974-95, n.d.

Box 3
Ferguson, Robin
1985-89, n.d.

Box 3
Ferron
1981-96, n.d.

Box 3
Field, Robin
1989, n.d.

Box 3
Fier, Debbie
1980-89, n.d.

Box 3
Fink and Marxer
1982-89

Box 3
Fink, Sue
1978-96, n.d.

Box 3
First Strike Theater Co.
n.d.

Box 3
Fjell, Judy
1981-89

Box 3
Flower, Robin
1978-91, n.d.

Box 3
Focal Point
1987-88, n.d.

Box 3
Ford, Eileen
1984, n.d.

Box 3
Fóta, Jamie
1993-97, n.d.

Box 3
Fox, Mimi
1981, n.d.

Box 3
Free, Jill
1981, n.d.

Box 3
Free River
1985, n.d.

Box 3
Freeway Fusion
1987, n.d.

Box 3
Freundlich, Susan
1979-85, n.d.

Box 3
Friedman, Judi
1984-91, n.d.

Box 3
Friesen, Cate
1988-90, n.d.

Box 3
Fure, Tret
1985-2002, n.d.

Box 3
G


Box 3
Gal (Janice Perry)
1981-93, n.d.

Box 3
Galey and Gonzales
1989

Box 3
Gardner, Kay
1974-2002, n.d.

Box 3
Garthwaite, Terry
1979-82, n.d.

Box 4
Gates, Purly
1982-93, n.d.

Box 4
Gemini, Mary
1983-89, n.d.

Box 4
Genfan, Vicki
1986, n.d.

Box 4
Gerendasy, Carrie
1985-88, n.d.

Box 4
German, Miriam
1989, n.d.

Box 4
Gilbert, Ronnie
1981-88, n.d.

Box 4
The Girlillas
1982-90, n.d.

Box 4
Girls in the Nose
1988-96, n.d.

Box 4
Glastonbury
1988-89, n.d.

Box 4
Glenn-Copeland, Beverly
n.d.

Box 4
Goddess Gospel
1989-91, n.d.

Box 4
Goldspinner (Wattles, J.)
1984, n.d.

Box 4
Gomez, Marga
1981-98, n.d.

Box 4
Good for a Girl
1988, n.d.

Box 4
Goodman, Eve
1989, n.d.

Box 4
Gorman-Jacobs, Judy
1985, n.d.

Box 4
Gowdey, Rosi
1984-85, n.d.

Box 4
Grace and Goddess Unlimited
1985-86, n.d.

Box 4
Graetz, Susan
1981-85, n.d.

Box 4
Grant, Monica
1988-92, n.d.

Box 4
Gray, Lisa
1991, n.d.

Box 4
Gribi, Gerri
1984-85, n.d.

Box 4
The Guest Stars
1984, n.d.

Box 4
Gygax, Lisa Lynn
1988, n.d.

Box 4
Gyra
1992, n.d.

Box 4
H


Box 4
Hamilton, Karen
1985

Box 4
Handleman, Randie
n.d.

Box 4
Haney, Lynn
1987, n.d.

Box 4
Hannan, Kathleen
1990-92, n.d.

Box 4
Haresuite
1985, n.d.

Box 4
Harris, Hillary
1986-87, n.d.

Box 4
Harrison, Joy Eden
n.d.

Box 4
Hawkins and DeLear
1984-86, n.d.

Box 4
The Heretics
1989-91, n.d.

Box 4
The Heroines
1987-90, n.d.

Box 4
Herrick, Susan
1986-96, n.d.

Box 4
Higbie, Barbara
1980-85, n.d.

Box 4
Hill, Nancy
1986-90, n.d.

Box 4
Hines, Ellen
1991, n.d.

Box 4
Hirsch, Dorothy
1989-97, n.d.

Box 4
Hirschhorn, Linda
1982-90, n.d.

Box 4
Hoffman, Nan
1983-85, n.d.

Box 4
The Holy War
1983-85, n.d.

Box 4
Hollander, Anita
1981-82, n.d.

Box 4
Holtz, Teddy and Leaf Miller
1983, n.d.

Box 4
Homi, Julie
1979-92, n.d.

Box 4
Hooke, Helen
1981-99

Box 4
Humphries, Pat
1987-90, n.d.

Box 4
Hunt, Janis
1989-90, n.d.

Box 4
I


Box 4
Ian, Janis
1980-2006

Box 4
Iris
1987-88, n.d.

Box 4
Ishantova, Davida
1981-82, n.d.

Box 4
Izquierda
1977-80, n.d.

Box 4
J


Box 4
Jade and Sarsaparilla
n.d.

Box 4
Jan and Ilse
1993-94, n.d.

Box 4
Jane Doe Band
1982-83, n.d.

Box 4
Jasmine
1982-87, n.d.

Box 4
Javanaise
1982, n.d.

Box 4
Jones, Diana
1996-97, n.d.

Box 4
Joy, Susan
n.d.

Box 4
Justice, Jennifer
1985, n.d.

Box 4
Justina and Joyce
1989-95, n.d.

Box 4
Jyosna (Jordan)
1985-93, n.d.

Box 4
K


Box 4
Kaldor, Connie
1982-86, n.d.

Box 4
Karen Beth
1977-88, n.d.

Box 4
Kay, Hillary
1986-90, n.d.

Box 4
Kelly, Julia
1989-90

Box 4
Keniston, Susan
1985-89, n.d.

Box 4
Kid Sister
1987-88, n.d.

Box 4
Koch, Lisa
1990-91, n.d.

Box 4
Kolb, Elaine
1980-87, n.d.

Box 4
Korantemaa, Nana
1990, n.d.

Box 4
Krietlow, Marienne
1984-89, n.d.

Box 4
Kron, Lisa
1989-91, n.d.

Box 4
Kruisbrink, Annette
1996-98, n.d.

Box 4
L


Box 4
Labrys
1983-88, n.d.

Box 4
Laduvane
1981-82, n.d.

Box 4
Lady Be Good
1989, n.d.

Box 5
Lamerduc, Anique
1993-94, n.d.

Box 5
lang, k.d.
1993, n.d.

Box 5
Langille, Suzanne
1985-86, n.d.

Box 5
Larkin, Patty
1980-95, n.d.

Box 5
Lavner, Lynn
1982, n.d.

Box 5
Lems, Kristin
1976-85, n.d.

Box 5
Les Amies Louisianaises
n.d.

Box 5
Levoy, Debbie
1987-92, n.d.

Box 5
Lewis, Zoe
1989-98, n.d.

Box 5
Libana
1980-2006, n.d.

Box 5
Lifeline
1983-90, n.d.

Box 5
Lilah
1988-89, n.d.

Box 5
Lindsay, Diane
1982-97, n.d.

Box 5
Lippett, Betsy
1980-90, n.d.

Box 5
Lorraine and Charlotte
1984, n.d.

Box 5
Loulan, JoAnn
1987-88, n.d.

Box 5
Love, Laura
1990-97, n.d.

Box 5
Lovie Sizzle (Jackie Haywood)
1987-89, n.d.

Box 5
Lucha
1975, n.d.

Box 5
Lyons, Abbe
1981, n.d.

Box 5
M


Box 5
Manning, Cyd
1990, n.d.

Box 5
McCalla, Dierdre
1982-2002, n.d.

Box 5
McCall, Tulis
1980, n.d.

Box 5
McClure, Kit
1986-2002, n.d.

Box 5
McIlwaine, Ellen
1980-83, n.d.

Box 5
McLaren, Libby
1988-89, n.d.

Box 5
MacDonald, Betty
1982-96

Box 5
MacDonald, Carol
1985-86, n.d.

Box 5
Mackay, Karen
1982-84, n.d.

Box 5
Mama Quilla II
1980-81, n.d.

Box 5
Marathon
1984-87, n.d.

Box 5
Marie, Gayle
1982-84, n.d.

Box 5
Marriechild and Goodman
1984-88, n.d.

Box 5
Marilyn T.
1990-91, n.d.

Box 5
Marley, Rita
1982, n.d.

Box 5
Marmaluk, Daria
1979, 1990, n.d.

Box 5
Masa
1992-97, n.d.

Box 5
Mathis, Nick
1987-90

Box 5
Mayhew-Franks Quintet
1986-91, n.d.

Box 5
Mermaids in the Basement
1992, n.d.

Box 5
Midsummer Revels
1982-83

Box 5
Miller, Mev
1981-88, n.d.

Box 5
Millington
June 1979-97, n.d.

Box 5
Ming, Lee Pui
1991-92, n.d.

Box 5
Mischief Mime
1983-85, n.d.

Box 5
Mitchell, Joni
1981-2000

Box 5
Moaks, Linda
1984-89, n.d.

Box 5
The Modern Fabrics
n.d.

Box 5
Molina, Jesse (Jesse X)
1989, n.d.

Box 5
Monk, Meredith
1988, n.d.

Box 5
Monsur, Melanie
1987-90, n.d.

Box 5
Montclair Women's Big Band
1996-2000, n.d.

Box 5
Morgan and Phelan
n.d.

Box 5
Morgan, Hillary
1981, n.d.

Box 5
Morgana
1980-93

Box 5
Morris, Bonnie
1994-99, n.d.

Box 5
Morton, Jaime
1989, n.d.

Box 5
Motherlode
1983-85, n.d.

Box 5
Mrs. Fun
1987-93, n.d.

Box 5
Mullaney, Beth
1990-91, n.d.

Box 5
MUSE (Cincinnati's Women's Choir)
1991-2005, n.d.

Box 5
Musica Femina
1983-87, n.d.

Box 5
N


Box 5
Near, Holly



1977-82

Box 5
1983-2005, n.d.

Box 6
New Haven Night Angels
1977

Box 6
New Haven Women's Chorus
1980

Box 6
Nichols and Potts
1990, n.d.

Box 6
Noelle, Lori
1985-87, n.d.

Box 6
No Regrets
1985-86, n.d.

Box 6
Nolan, Dianne Marie
1990-91, n.d.

Box 6
Nolan, Faith
1988-96, n.d.

Box 6
Nuchow, Leslie
1990-91, n.d.

Box 6
Nuru Dafina
1988-94, n.d.

Box 6
O


Box 6
Oakenstar, Jess Hawk
1990-92, n.d.

Box 6
O'Donnell, Maureen
1984-85, n.d.

Box 6
O'Hara and Laffey
1981, n.d.

Box 6
On Second Thought
1988, n.d.

Box 6
OVA
1980-88, n.d.

Box 6
Ozer / Moore / Herrold
1983-86, n.d.

Box 6
P


Box 6
Pappas, Steph
1984-89, n.d.

Box 6
Pat Graney Company, The
1985-92, n.d.

Box 6
Pelham, Ruth
1981-87, n.d.

Box 6
Petronella
1995-97, n.d.

Box 6
Pierson, Suzanne
1971-83

Box 6
Pontopiddan, Lisa
1989-90, n.d.

Box 6
Ponzio, Diane
1979-87, n.d.

Box 6
Povinelli, Sharon
1989-90

Box 6
Powell, Linda
1979, n.d.

Box 6
Powers, Doshie
1990-92, n.d.

Box 6
Preeshl, Artemis
1987-91, n.d.

Box 6
Presents of Mind
1991, n.d.

Box 6
Psalms Music Ministry
1986, n.d.

Box 6
Puckett and Person
n.d.

Box 6
R


Box 6
Ragsdale, Georgia
1992-94, n.d.

Box 6
Random Order
1992-93, n.d.

Box 6
Reagan, Judy
1980, n.d.

Box 6
Reagan, Bernice Johnson
1979-88, n.d.

Box 6
Reagon, Toshi
1984-94, n.d.

Box 6
RJ Nome / Rebecca Jane
1989-90, n.d.

Box 6
Reed, Ann
1981-91, n.d.

Box 6
Reynolds, Malvina
1964-2000, n.d.

Box 6
Reynolds, Valerie
1987-93, n.d.

Box 6
Rhiannon
1986-97, n.d.

Box 6
Rhines, Marie
1976-85, n.d.

Box 7
Rhode Island Feminist Chorus
1985-89, n.d.

Box 7
Righteous Mothers, The
1985-92, n.d.

Box 7
Ripley, Karen
1988-89, n.d.

Box 7
Roadknight, Margret
1984-85, n.d.

Box 7
Robbins, Jaime
1987-88, n.d.

Box 7
Roberts, Carol
1981-83, n.d.

Box 7
Robinson, Henrietta
1986-88, n.d.

Box 7
The Roches
1979-97, n.d.

Box 7
Roderick, Libby
1990-98, n.d.

Box 7
Romantic Bones
n.d.

Box 7
Rose, Betsy
1980-88, n.d.

Box 7
Rose, Betsy and Cathy
Winter 1979-86, n.d.

Box 7
Rude Girls
1986-88, n.d.

Box 7
Ruggles, Molly
1985, n.d.

Box 7
Ryder, Sue
1986-88, n.d.

Box 7
S


Box 7
Salko, Keishya
1987, n.d.

Box 7
San and Sabine
1987, n.d.

Box 7
Sapphire
1985-90, n.d.

Box 7
Sara Laughs
1987-88, n.d.

Box 7
Savage, Maggie and Jude Fogelquist
1977-79, n.d.

Box 7
Savell, Susan
1978-85, n.d.

Box 7
Sawagi Taiko
1994-96

Box 7
Schwendinger, Leni
1980

Box 7
Scott, Nancy
2002, n.d.

Box 7
Seale, Anne
1991, n.d.

Box 7
Sellers, Maria
1989

Box 7
Shaffer, Tanya
1988-89, n.d.

Box 7
Shanbaum, Suzanne
1981

Box 7
Shari and the Shy-Type
1985, n.d.

Box 7
Shaw, Vickie
n.d.

Box 7
She
1986-87, n.d.

Box 7
She Is
1991-97, n.d.

Box 7
Shear, Linda
1976, n.d.

Box 7
Sheets, Linda
1986-88, n.d.

Box 7
Sherwood, Sherli
n.d.

Box 7
Shih, Patricia
1994-2000, n.d.

Box 7
Shocked, Michelle
1988

Box 7
Shute, Sherry
1994-97, n.d.

Box 7
Silver, Elaine
1979-89, n.d.

Box 7
Silvermoon, Flash
1987-90, n.d.

Box 7
Simmons, Woody
1981-89, n.d.

Box 7
Siren
1985, n.d.

Box 7
Sisson, Pam
1985-86, n.d.

Box 7
Sister
1982, n.d.

Box 7
Sloan, Judy
1980-91, n.d.

Box 7
Slotoroff, Cyd
1980-2004, n.d.

Box 7
Small, Judy
1984-86, n.d.

Box 7
Software
1985, n.d.

Box 7
Soloway, Faith
1997, n.d.

Box 7
Sorrels, Rosalie
n.d.

Box 7
Souza, Susan
1997, n.d.

Box 7
Spiderwoman Theater Company
n.d.

Box 7
Spitz, Debbie
1986-89, n.d.

Box 7
Squeeze Louise
1983, n.d.

Box 7
Stato, Joanne
1989, n.d.

Box 7
Stonewall Chorale
1980, n.d.

Box 7
Strangers in Paradise
n.d.

Box 7
Street People and Herson
1984-86, n.d.

Box 7
Sudhalter, Carol
1985-86, n.d.

Box 7
Suede
1984-2004, n.d.

Box 7
Suhir
1991-95, n.d.

Box 7
Sweet Honey in the Rock
1977-94, n.d.

Box 7
Syli
1984-91, n.d.

Box 7
T


Box 7
Taylor, Marcia
1983-88, n.d.

Box 7
Tendre
1989, n.d.

Box 7
Theresa, Latetta
1982, n.d.

Box 7
Thomas, J.T.
1979-80, n.d.

Box 7
Thompson, Clarice
1989-97

Box 7
Thompson, Jill
1985, n.d.

Box 7
Thurston, Chris and Georgia Humphrey
1982

Box 7
Tillery, Linda
1977-95, n.d.

Box 7
Tilles, Nurit
1980-95, n.d.

Box 7
Tofa'ah
1983-84, n.d.

Box 7
Tomeo, Marilyn
1975-91, n.d.

Box 7
Tomlin, Lily
1986, n.d.

Box 7
Topping, Dana
1980, n.d.

Box 7
Torf, Adrienne
1981-99, n.d.

Box 7
Townsend, Elaine
1983-89, n.d.

Box 7
Tracy, Kathleen
1992, n.d.

Box 7
Tremblay, Lucie Blue
1986-2005, n.d.

Box 7
Triantafillou, Katherine
1982-83, n.d.

Box 7
Troia and Grier
n.d.

Box 7
Trull, Teresa
1977-92, n.d.

Box 7
Tucker, Nancy
1982-2002, n.d.

Box 7
Two Nice Girls
1988-91, n.d.

Box 7
Tyler, Edwina Lee
1979-85, n.d.

Box 7
Tyler, Robin
1979-97, n.d.

Box 7
Tyson, Willie
1974-81, n.d.

Box 7
U


Box 7
Urban Bush Women
1997, n.d.

Box 7
V


Box 7
Vance, Danitra
1984-94, n.d.

Box 7
Venus Envy
1990-92, n.d.

Box 7
Vogl, Nancy
1980-87, n.d.

Box 7
W


Box 7
Wade, Marion
1983, 1989, n.d.

Box 7
Wallflower Order
1980-85, n.d.

Box 7
Warnick, Leah
1984, n.d.

Box 7
Washington Sisters
1985-88, n.d.

Box 7
Watch Out!
n.d.

Box 7
Waters, Chocolate
1983-84, n.d.

Box 7
Watkins, Mary
1977-86, n.d.

Box 7
Weaver, Kay
1984-88, n.d.

Box 8
Weinbaum, Batya
1988, n.d.

Box 8
Weis, Sam
1991, n.d.

Box 8
Wells, Jess
1987, n.d.

Box 8
Welter, Paula Joy
1995-97, n.d.

Box 8
Wenz, Annie
1992-93, n.d.

Box 8
Wernimont, Tita
1984-85, n.d.

Box 8
Wes (Lori Wesoly)
1988-92, n.d.

Box 8
Westenhoefer, Suzanne
1991-95, n.d.

Box 8
Wetzel, Katharine
1980-83, n.d.

Box 8
Wetzler, Laura
1980-83, n.d.

Box 8
Wheeler, Erica
1983-99, n.d.

Box 8
Wheeler and Carol
1988-92, n.d.

Box 8
Wilansky, Laura
n.d.

Box 8
Williams, Karen
1991-99, n.d.

Box 8
Williams, Trish
1977-99, n.d.

Box 8
Williamson, Cris
1980-2004, n.d.

Box 8
Willis, Julia
1981-96, n.d.

Box 8
Wimindance
1989, n.d.

Box 8
Wind and Wood
n.d.

Box 8
Winslow, Jane
1987-91, n.d.

Box 8
Winstead, Lizz
1989-93, n.d.

Box 8
Winter, Cathy
1980-92, n.d.

Box 9
Wolf, Julie
n.d.

Box 9
Women's Philharmonic, The
1993-95, n.d.

Box 9
Womonsong (Madison, WI Women's Chorus)
1986, n.d.

Box 9
Wood, Laura
1989-90, n.d.

Box 9
Wright, Debra
1997, n.d.

Box 9
The Wyrd Sisters
1992-93, n.d.

Box 9
Yagottawanna
1992-95, n.d.

Box 9
Yer Girlfriend
n.d.

Box 9
York, Beth
1983-91, n.d.

Box 9
Z


Box 9
Zicari, Leah
1987-91, n.d.

Box 9
SERIES III. FESTIVALS, RETREATS, CONFERENCES



National Women's Music Festival: programs and general files
1974-2004

Box 10
North East Women's Music Retreat (NEWMR)



Accessibility: guidelines
1980, 1990

Box 10
Ads: press releases and media reviews
1982-99

Box 10
Artist care
1987-89

Box 10
Board of Directors : minutes and correspondence
1986-90, 1991-2001

Box 10
Budgets
1981-84, 1985-88, 1990-97

Box 10
Bylaws
1988-99

Box 10
Community Model: minutes and correspondence
1988-91

Box 10
Coordinators/Crew Chief information
1988

Box 10
Crafts information
1987-91

Box 10
Day Stage: budgets and information
1981-89

Box 11
Emma G's Canteen: coordinator information
1988

Box 11
Equipment/Inventory
1983, 1985

Box 11
Feedback on Festival
1981-99, n.d.

Box 11
ID badges and vouchers
1988

Box 11
Interpreter information
1979-84

Box 11
Legal documents and correspondence
1982-98

Box 11
NEWMR I
1981

Box 11
Policies
n.d.

Box 11
Performers



Audition guidelines and rejection letters
1983-97

Box 11
Information packets and contracts
1988-97

Box 11
Planning Committee



Minutes and memos
1981-2000

Box 11
Job Descriptions
n.d.

Box 11
Programs and brochures,
1981-99


Publicity/Printing,
1988-93


Site



General
1984, 1987-88, 1990-92

Box 11
Site and lawsuit documents
1991

Box 11
Site Search



Clippings re camps


Box 11
Notes


Box 11
Real estate information


Box 11
Site check lists


Box 11
Site sketches/maps


Box 11
Videos
1988

Box 11
Waterfront: coordinators and Lists
1985-86

Box 11
Workers



Lists
1990

Box 11
Applications and information


Box 11
Contracts


Box 11
Newsletters
1984-90

Box 11
Salary information
1984-85

Box 11
Miscellaneous events


Box 11
Amazon Autumn Conference
1986

Box 12
Beguines, Celebration of the
1976

Box 12
Boston Showcase for Women in the Arts
1982

Box 12
Boston Women's Music Festival
1975, 1977

Box 12
Boston Women's Music Weekend
1975

Box 12
Campfest
1984-99

Box 12
East Coast Lesbians' Festival
1981, 1989-94

Box 12
Folktree Festival
1986

Box 12
Gulf Coast Women's Festival
1991-93

Box 12
Independent Women Record Distributors' Conference
1979

Box 12
International Women's Music Festival
1986

Box 12
Long Island Women's Music Festival
1978-79

Box 12
Miscellaneous Events



Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
1976-2004

Box 12
Miscellaneous festivals and newsletters
1978-99

Box 12
National Congress on Women in Music
1981

Box 12
National Women's Choral Festival and Sistersingers' Network
1985-2001

Box 12
New England Women's Symphony
1979-93, n.d.

Box 12
Northampton Lesbian Festival
1992-95

Box 12
Rhythmfest
1990-96

Box 12
Sisterfire
1982-88

Box 12
West Coast Women's Music and Cultural Festival
1981-93

Box 12
Women's Independent Label Distributors' Conference (W.I.L.D.)
1979-81

Box 12
Women's jazz festivals
1980-1986, 1995

Box 12
SERIES IV. ORGANIZATIONS



Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 13
Amber Moon Productions
1981-84, n.d.

Box 13
Association of Women's Music and Culture (AWMAC)
1987-98, n.d.

Box 13
Beachfront Bookings
n.d.

Box 13
Bella Via Productions
1983

Box 13
Bloodroot Restaurant/Bookstore
1977

Box 13
Boston Women's Music Collective
1976-77

Box 13
Composers Recordings, Inc (CRI)
1980-94

Box 13
Eastern Region Producers' Network
1980-83, n.d.

Box 13
Fallen Woman Productions
1980-82, n.d.

Box 13
Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA) Choruses
1988-99

Box 13
Goldenrod Distribution



Agreements
n.d.

Box 13
Catalogs
1983-2004

Box 13
Greenwood Press: book catalogues
1979-81

Box 13
Greyfeather
n.d.

Box 13
Horizon Distribution
1987

Box 13
Hot Wire: Journal of Women's Music and Culture
1987-89

Box 13
Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA)
1991-93, n.d.

Box 13
International Congress on Women in Music
1982-88, n.d.

Box 13
Kate and Company
1993, n.d.

Box 13
Ladyslipper Music



General
1978-86, n.d.

Box 13
Catalogs



1980-91

Box 13
1992-98

Box 14
Fall 1998-2005

Box 15
Leonarda Records
1979-85, 1992, n.d.

Box 15
Macaroon Productions
1975-80, n.d.

Box 15
Manhattan Muse Records
n.d.

Box 15
Midwest Women's Music Distributors
1984

Box 15
Mountain Moving Coffeehouse
1987-2005

Box 15
National Women's History Project
1990

Box 15
New Song Library
1983-89, n.d.

Box 15
Nexus Records
1985

Box 15
Olivia Records



Correspondence
1976-83, n.d.

Box 15
Correspondence regarding Sandy Stone and separatism
1977-79

Box 15
Distribution agreements


Box 15
Information for distributors


Box 15
Letter regarding change in structure
1979

Box 15
Media
1978-88, n.d.

Box 15
Newsletters, #1-34
1975-79

Box 15
Publicity and catalogues
1973-94, n.d.

Box 15
Oven Productions
1991-93, n.d.

Box 15
Panopticon Library
1989

Box 15
People Meet, Inc.
1984

Box 15
Pleiades Records
1982-84, n.d.

Box 15
Putumayo World Music
n.d.

Box 15
Radical Rose Recordings
1983-84, n.d.

Box 15
Redwood Records: brochures, catalogs, and programs
1978-2001, n.d.

Box 15
Roadwork/Sisterfire
1980-87, n.d.

Box 15
Robin Tyler Productions
1990-93

Box 15
Rosetta Records
1981-94, n.d.

Box 15
Sampler Records
1988, n.d.

Box 15
Shanachie
n.d.

Box 15
Sing Out!
1994, n.d.

Box 15
Sister Singers Network
1988-2001

Box 15
Sound companies and technicians
1980-87

Box 15
Spivey Records
n.d.

Box 15
Stash Records
n.d.

Box 15
Studio Red Top
1984-88, n.d.

Box 15
Taping equipment and supplies
1978-90, n.d.

Box 15
Tape Recording Manual (National Braille Association)


Box 15
Troubadora/Troubadisc
1980-81, n.d.

Box 15
Variations
1983, n.d.

Box 15
Vivace Records: catalogs
1995, n.d.

Box 15
Wise Women Enterprises
n.d.

Box 15
Women on Stage
1981

Box 15
The Women's Music Calendar
1980-81

Box 15
Women's Music for Everyone
1981-84, n.d.

Box 15
Women Musicians' Cooperative of Washington
n.d.

Box 15
Women's Revolutions per Minute (WRPM)
1985-90

Box 15
Womanly Way Productions
1979-83, n.d.

Box 15
SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS




[This series is unprocessed. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information]




Subseries I. Festivals, Retreats, and Conferences: audition tapes



Subseries II. Festivals, Retreats, and Conferences: live recordings



Subseries III. Record Companies: demo tapes



Subseries IV. 45rpm records



Subseries V. LP vinyl albums



Subseries VI. Commercial compact discs: popular, folk, rock



Subseries VII. Commercial compact discs: classical



Subseries VIII. Commercial audiocassettes



Subseries IX. Videotapes



Subseries X. Reel-to-reel tapes



SERIES VI. SONGBOOKS AND SCORES




[This series is unprocessed. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information]




SERIES VII. REFERENCE MATERIALS




[This series is unprocessed. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information]




SERIES VIII. ARTIFACTS AND MEMORABILIA




[This series is unprocessed. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information]




SERIES IX. OVERSIZE MATERIALS



National Women's Music Festival: 20th anniversary display
Jun 1994



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