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Abortion Collection, 1936-1995
5 boxes, 8 volumes (2.5 linear feet)
Collection number: MS 428

Abstract:
Primarily printed materials, plus legislative records, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials documenting the efforts of both the pro-life and pro-choice movements. The Legal status section documents specific court cases, with an emphasis on the Roe v. Wade case (1973). Organizations represented include the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and the Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC).

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. 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

Scope and Contents of the Collection
Flyer for Abortion Action Week, May 1972

Flyer for Abortion Action Week, May 1972

The Abortion Collection is comprised of mostly published materials. Articles, pamphlets, newsletters, books, newspaper clippings, legislative records, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials document the efforts of both the pro-life and pro-choice movements from the 1930s to the present, although the bulk of the collection dates from the 1970s. The Legal status series documents specific court cases, with an emphasis on the Roe v. Wade case (1973), and includes court transcripts and audiotapes from the Supreme Court hearing. Organizations represented include the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and the Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC). There are also clippings and newsletters on abortion-related issues in countries other than the United States. The Opposition series includes memorabilia, printed material, books and videotapes related to the anti-abortion rights movement.


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.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. 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:

Abortion Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Materials in this subject collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern. Recent additions may not be reflected in the finding aid.


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
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
SERIES I. GENERAL



Bibliographies


Box 1: folder 1
Abortion Action Week,
May 1972

Box 1: folder 2
Newsletter: Abortion Trends,
1975-78

Box 1: folder 2a
Center for Disease Control: Abortion Surveillance: report,
1973-75

Box 1: folder 3
Buttons, cartoons, and miscellaneous memorabilia


Box 1: folder 4
Pamphlet: Knowledge and Control: The Issue of Abortion,
1970

Box 1: folder 5
Articles


Box 1: folder 6
Miscellaneous


Box 1: folder 7
[Folder moved to SERIES V. OPPOSITION]


Box 1: folder 8
Pamphlets


Box 1: folder 9
Religious opinions


Box 2: folder 10
SERIES II. LEGAL STATUS: LEGISLATION



General


Box 2: folder 11-12
Massachusetts vs. Brunelle: briefs,
1971

Box 2: folder 12a
Roe v. Wade (Supreme Court decision) oral arguments: tapes,
22 Jan 1973

Box 2: folder 13
SERIES III. ORGANIZATIONS



Abortion Law Reform Association


Box 3: folder 14
Abortion Rights Coalition


Box 3: folder 14a
Abortion Rights Movement of Women's Liberation


Box 3: folder 14b
Association for the Study of Abortion


Box 3: folder 14c
Boston Women's Abortion Coalition


Box 3: folder 15
Commission of Population Growth and the American Future


Box 3: folder 16
Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse


Box 3: folder 16a
Concerned Citizens for Choice on Abortion (CCCA)


Box 3: folder 16b
Feminist Organization for Communication, Action and Service (FOCAS)


Box 3: folder 17
Gay Women for Abortion Repeal


Box 3: folder 18
Massachusetts Organization to Repeal Abortion Laws (MORAL)


Box 3: folder 19
National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)



Letters and information


Box 3: folder 20
Newsletter


Box 3: folder 21
National Network of Abortion Funds and miscellaneous local funds


Box 3: folder 21a
National Organization for Women (NOW): Abortion Task Force


Box 3: folder 22
New Yorkers for Abortion Law Repeal: newsletter


Box 3: folder 22a
Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights: newsletter


Box 3: folder 22b
Society for Humane Abortion


Box 3: folder 23
Western Massachusetts Coalition for Reproductive Freedom


Box 3: folder 23a
Women's National Abortion Action Campaign


Box 3: folder 24
Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC)


Box 3: folder 25
Women's National Abortion Conference,
Aug 1970

Box 3: folder 26
Zero Population Growth: newsletter: National Reporter,
Aug 1970

Box 3: folder 27
Miscellaneous


Box 3: folder 27a
SERIES IV. COUNTRIES



Australia and Canada


Box 4: folder 28
France and Great Britain


Box 4: folder 29
Germany and Italy


Box 4: folder 30
Portugal and Soviet Union


Box 4: folder 31
Sweden


Box 4: folder 32
United States



General


Box 4: folder 33
Alaska


Box 4: folder 34
Arizona


Box 4: folder 35
California


Box 4: folder 36
Colorado


Box 4: folder 37
Connecticut


Box 4: folder 38
District of Columbia


Box 4: folder 39
Florida


Box 4: folder 40
Georgia


Box 4: folder 41
Hawaii


Box 4: folder 42
Illinois


Box 4: folder 43
Kansas


Box 4: folder 43a
Maine


Box 4: folder 44
Maryland


Box 4: folder 45
Massachusetts


Box 4: folder 46-47
Michigan


Box 4: folder 48
Minnesota


Box 4: folder 49
Missouri


Box 4: folder 50
New Jersey


Box 4: folder 51
New York


Box 4: folder 52-53
North Carolina


Box 4: folder 54
Ohio


Box 4: folder 55
Oregon


Box 4: folder 56
Pennsylvania


Box 4: folder 57
Rhode Island


Box 4: folder 58
Texas


Box 4: folder 59
Vermont


Box 4: folder 60
Virginia


Box 4: folder 61
Washington


Box 4: folder 62
Wisconsin


Box 4: folder 63
Abortion Bibliography for 1970, by Mary K. Floyd,
1970

Box 4
SERIES V. OPPOSITION



Printed material



General


Box 5: folder 64
Black Americans for Life


Box 5: folder 65
Bumper stickers


Box 5: folder 66
Books



Crutcher, Mark, Lime Five


Box 5
Kasun, Jacqueline, War against Population


Box 5
Sweet, Gail Grenier, ed., Pro-Life Feminism


Box 5
Feldt, Gloria, Behind Every Story is A Choice
2002

Box 5
Videotapes



A Doctor Explains the Abortion Procedure


Box 5
Meet the Abortion Providers


Box 5
Project Truth


Box 5
The Right Choice


Box 5
Silent Scream


Box 5
Window to the Womb


Box 5
BOOKS ON SHELF



The Abortion Holocaust: Today's Final Solution by William Brennan,
1983


Abortion Part-1; S.J. Res. 119 and S.J. Res. 130
(1972)


Abortion (Part I): U.S. Senate: Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee Constitutional Amendments,
1974


Abortion, Spontaneous and Induced: Medical and Social Aspects by Frederick Taussig,
1936


Abortion Questions and Answers by Dr. and Mrs. J.C Wilkie,
1984 (revised 1991)


Constitutional Aspects of the Right to Limit Childbearing, U.S. Commission of Civil Rights: report,
Apr 1971


Constitutional Aspects of the Right to Limit Childbearing: A Report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights;
(1975)


Moore-Cavar, Emily Campbell, International Inventory of Information on Induced Abortion,
(1973)



Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Abortion--History--Sources
  • Abortion--Law and legislation--History--Sources
  • Abortion--Moral and ethical aspects--United States
  • Abortion--Political aspects--United States
  • National Abortion Rights Action League--History
  • Pro-choice movement--United States--History--Sources
  • Pro-life movement--United States--History--Sources
  • Roe, Jane, 1947- --Trials, litigation, etc.
  • Wade, Henry--Trials, litigation, etc.
  • Women's National Abortion Action Coalition--History


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