Joan E. Biren Papers
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 caveats:
Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
Portions of this collection have not been fully processed and therefore some portions may be difficult to use.
Restrictions on use:
TJoan Biren retains copyright to her published and unpublished works. Copyright to works by others may be owned by them, their heirs or assigns. 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.
Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:
Joan E. Biren Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
Some audiovisual recordings have been converted to digital format for research use.
A slideshow produced by Joan Biren entitled: "Look To the Women for Courage: Stories From the Seneca Encampment for Peace and Justice" is available to view online.
Audio interviews with subjects of Joan Biren's book Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians (1979) can be heard online (Smith campus access only).
History of the Collection
The Joan E. Biren Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Joan E. Biren beginning in 2007.
Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.
Preliminary processing done by Maida Goodwin, 2010