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National Congress of Neighborhood Women records

Repository: Smith College. Sophia Smith Collection

Collection Description (CRHP): The collection includes audio interviews of Rosalie Wysoboski and Elizabeth Sporanza and the following videos:

"Metropolitan Avenue" (documentary on Williamburg-Greenpoint neighborhood women), 1985

"Partnership in East Harlem: James Weldon Johnson Houses and National Congress of Neighborhood Women," n.d.

"Voices from the Summit: Neighborhood Women Tell their Stories" (Oregon Women's Summit, NCNW affiliate), 1997

"Working-Class Women Changing Their World" (first NCNW national conference), 1975

Collection Description (Extant): Feminist grassroots network. The primary goal of this organization was to empower poor and working-class women to become community leaders. The collection offers valuable source material for the study of working-class feminist organizing; urban studies; and women in community development. Also documented are the inner workings of grassroots organizing, with all of the personal and political dynamics that come with incorporating a feminist consciousness into an organization, where issues of class, race and ethnicity are acknowledged and openly discussed. Material includes correspondence, publications, funding proposals, photographs and audiovisual material.

Access Copy Note: The processed portion of the records is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection, with the following restriction: Researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form agreeing to not identify individuals who are still living without their written permission.

Unprocessed accessions are closed.

Date(s): 1974-1999

Digital Status: No

Extent: 144 boxes (58 linear ft.)

Finding Aid URL: http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss78.html#list-videotapes External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Rosalie Wysoboski, Elizabeth Sporanza

Rights (Extant): The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the records of NCNW. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns.

Subjects:

African American women--Employment
Congress of Racial Equality
National Congress of Neighborhood Women
Poverty
Women's rights
Working class

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Speeches
Transcripts
Videorecordings

 

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