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Tapestry Health Systems, Inc. records, 1971-2010
201.25 linear feet (166 boxes. Other materials in the collection: posters, 1 oversize calendar.)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00365

Abstract:
Tapestry Health Systems was founded in 1973 by Leslie Tarr Laurie and others, as the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, to provide family planning services including birth control, pregnancy testing, referral for adoption and abortion services,and other health services. The records of consist primarily of files from the administrative office in Northampton. Included are correspondence; publications; minutes; reports; clinic data; medical protocols; publicity; photographs; clippings; personnel summaries; financial reports; project files; and grant proposals which document Tapestry's administration, finances, advocacy, publicity activities, education, training, and activities of the Northampton clinic.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is closed until processed due to patient and other confidential files

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, Leslie Tarr Laurie has retained copyright in Tapestry Inc's works donated to Smith College. 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 those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by Tapestry Inc., 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

Tapestry Health Systems was founded in 1973 by Leslie Tarr Laurie and others, as the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, to provide family planning services including birth control, pregnancy testing, referral for adoption and abortion services, as well as STD testing, gynecological exams. Its programs expanded into about 12 clinics in Western Massachusetts and into other family planning and health care areas including teenage pregnancy, AIDS, smoking cessation and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Tapestry is funded largely by federal and other grants and donations.

Scope and Contents

The records of Tapestry Health Systems consist primarily of files from the administrative office in Northampton. Included are correspondence; publications; minutes; reports; clinic data; medical protocols; publicity; photographs; clippings; personnel summaries; financial reports; project files; and grant proposals which document Tapestry's administration, finances, advocacy, publicity activities, education, training, and activities of the Northampton clinic. The materials contain some records of the predecessor program, Worthington and Wesson Women's Hospital (1971-1973). Included is some Leslie Tarr Laurie personal material related to her family planning work outside of Tapestry.


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

The collection is closed until processed due to patient and other confidential files

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that she owns copyright, Leslie Tarr Laurie has retained copyright in Tapestry Inc's works donated to Smith College. 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 those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by Tapestry Inc., 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

Tapestry Health Systems, Inc. records, SSC-MS-00365, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

These records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Leslie Tarr Laurie


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

Leslie Tarr Laurie papers


Contents List

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Subjects
  • AIDS (disease) -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Birth control clinics--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Birth control--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Erwin, Kelly
  • Hartry, Lucy
  • Laurie, Leslie Tarr
  • Laurie, Leslie Tarr
  • Public health -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Publicity
  • Reproductive health--United States--History--Sources
  • Reproductive rights -- United States -- History -- Sources
  • Sex instruction -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Sexually transmitted diseases -- Massachusetts -- History -- Sources
  • Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.)
  • Story, Ellen
  • Tapestry Health Systems
  • Tapestry Health Systems, Inc. -- History -- Sources
  • Teenage pregnancy -- Massachusetts -- Prevention -- History -- Sources
  • Women in development--International cooperation--History--Sources
  • Women's health services--Massachusetts--History--Sources

Genre terms
  • Audiotapes
  • Financial records
  • Grant proposals
  • Instructions
  • Legislative documents
  • Maps
  • Minutes
  • Oral histories
  • Personnel records
  • Photographs.
  • Publications
  • Videotapes
  • clippings
  • correspondence
  • memorabilia
  • reports


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