The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
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: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/vof/vof-intro.html
Digital Status: Partial
Existing IDs: Collection number: MS 535
Extent: 78 boxes (30.75 linear ft.)
Finding Aid URL: http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss291_main.html
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
Women civil rights workers