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Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts records, 1986-2007
10 linear feet (11 containers)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00331

Abstract:
The Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts is a volunteer group that generates donations from individuals and foundations to make loans to low-income women seeking abortions. The group also works to increase public awareness of curbs on freedom of choice. The papers include organization records, including financial material, conference materials, correspondence, fundraising material, publications, and other printed material.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Closed until conditions governing access have been approved by the donor.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, Marlene Gerber Fried has assigned the copyright in the works of Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical Note

The Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts is a volunteer group that generates donations from individuals and foundations to make loans to low-income women seeking abortions. The group also works to increase public awareness of curbs on freedom of choice. It was a founding member of the National Network of Abortion Funds and participates in and helps organize regular conferences.

Scope and Contents

The Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts papers include organization records, including financial material, conference materials, correspondence, fundraising material, publications, and other printed material.


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

Closed until conditions governing access have been approved by the donor.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, Marlene Gerber Fried has assigned the copyright in the works of Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts records, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00331, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

This collection was donated by Marlene Gerber Fried on 1998-09-24.


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
Related Materials

Related materials may be found in the following collections: National Network of Abortion Funds Records, Voices of Feminism Oral History Project (Marlene Fried)


Contents List

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts
  • Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Abortion counseling--United States--History--Sources
  • Abortion services--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Abortion--Political aspects--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Abortion--United States--History--Sources
  • Lowenstein, Susan
  • National Network of Abortion Funds
  • Pro-choice movement--United States--History--Sources

Genre terms
  • Financial records
  • Publications
  • Videotapes
  • correspondence
  • photographs


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