Women's Music Archives Collection
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.
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.
Processed by Alyssa Pluss, Anna Eisen, and Maida Goodwin, 2009