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Prison Birth Project Records, 1997-2014
2 boxes (.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: 728

Abstract:
The records of the Prison Birth Project is comprised of correspondence, newsletters, and other publications related to midwifery and the Prison Birth Project.

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 caveat:

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

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the records of this organization. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials created 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.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

Founded in 2008 by Lisa Andrews and Marianne Bullock (Smith College ACS 2014), the Prison Birth Project "works within a reproductive justice framework to provide support, advocacy, and leadership training with women and trans* people at the intersection of the criminal justice system and parenthood" ( http://theprisonbirthproject.org/about/). In 2011, the Western Massachusetts-based organization transformed itself into a collective, adopting a leadership circle that operates by consensus. Their services include doula and breastfeeding support, childbirth education, and advocacy for incarcerated women and their families.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the Prison Birth Project is comprised of correspondence, newsletters, and other publications related to midwifery and the Prison Birth Project. Also included is the 2011 Prison Birth Project annual report.

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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 caveat:

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

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the records of this organization. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials created 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.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Prison Birth Project Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Prison Birth Project Records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection in 2014.

Accruals:

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

Processing Information

Accessioned by Kathleen Nutter Banks, 2015.


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
  • Bullock, Marianne
  • Midwives--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Midwives--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Prison Birth Project
  • Prison births
  • Women prisoners


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