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Voices of feminism oral history project

Repository: Smith College. Sophia Smith Collection

Collection Description (Extant): Oral History Project documenting the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of audiovisual recordings and transcripts, plus some background information.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1990-2006

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: Collection number: MS 535

Extent: 78 boxes (30.75 linear ft.)

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Smith also has the Marjory Nelson Papers and Mary Metlay Kaufman Papers as well as copies of the Black Women's Oral History Project of Harvard's Schlesinger Library.

Interviewees: Byllye Avery, Frances Beal, Michaelann Bewsee, Linda Burnham, Gerda Lerner, Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez, Geraldine Miller, Achebe Betty Powell, Loretta Ross, Nkenge Touré

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American women civil rights workers
African American women--Political activity
Black Panther Party
Gay rights
Labor movement
Peace movements
Women civil rights workers
Women's rights


Sound recordings


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