The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
New York City women community activists oral history project
Repository: Smith College. Sophia Smith Collection
Collection Description (Extant): This oral history collection consists of fourteen interviews conducted by Tamar Carroll for her dissertation on women's community activism in New York City, circa 1955-95 (for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). Included are interviews with activists involved in Mobilization For Youth, one of the country's first anti-poverty agencies founded in 1957 on New York City's Lower East Side to combat juvenile delinquency such as Frances Fox Piven, Rosalyn Baxandall, attorneys Faith Colangelo and Nancy LeBlanc, and other MFY staff members. Also interviewed are members of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women (of Brooklyn, N.Y.), Sally Martinez Fisher and Ethel Velez.
Access Copy Note: The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.
Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
Digital Status: Yes
Existing IDs: MS 524
Extent: 1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Finding Aid URL: http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss446_main.html
Related Archival Items: Smith also has the Frances Fox Piven Papers (http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss52_bioghist.html) and National Congress of Neighborhood Women Papers (see separate database record).
Interviewees: Rashida Ismaili AbuBakr, Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, Ezra Birnbaum, Faith Colangelo, Mary Anne Dowery, Sally Martinez Fisher, Marilyn Gore, Barbara Josephs, Nancy LeBlanc, Terry Mizrahi, Frances Fox Piven, Ethel Velez
Rights (Extant): The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."
Mobilization for Youth
National Congress of Neighborhood Women