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Loretta Ross is a reproductive rights advocate, civil rights and women’s health activist, and feminist. The Loretta Ross papers are comprised of materials related to her activism for reproductive justice, rights for women of color, anti-violence, and international human rights, as well as files from the organizations with which she has actively participated. The collection also contains materials related to the topics of black women’s health, women’s health, abortion, teenage pregnancy, housing, as well as others.

Collections in Compass are comprised of digitized or born-digital materials and, therefore, may not represent the whole of a collection. If you are interested in materials that may not yet be digitized or made available on Compass, check out the finding aid or contact us.

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26 items found in collection

Loretta J. Ross papers

Marjory Gane (Class of 1901) is an alumna of Smith College. The collection contains correspondence and a memorabilia book describing student life and Gane's perspective. Topics range broadly from exams to professors, college and community social events, basketball and dramatics, cross-college events at Amherst College and Mount Holyoke, home life and trips to large cities, such as New York City and Boston.

Collections in Compass are comprised of digitized or born-digital materials and, therefore, may not represent the whole of a collection. If you are interested in materials that may not yet be digitized or made available on Compass, check out the finding aid or contact us.

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167 items found in collection

Marjory Gane papers

Nkenge Touré is a political and civil rights activist, health reformer, and feminist, who has written and presented extensively with regard to rights and justice for women of color. The Nkenge Touré papers are comprised of materials pertaining to Touré’s activism in health reform, civil and political rights for African American women, and her professional and public life.

Collections in Compass are comprised of digitized or born-digital materials and, therefore, may not represent the whole of a collection. If you are interested in materials that may not yet be digitized or made available on Compass, check out the finding aid or contact us.

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24 items found in collection

Nkenge Touré papers

The William Allan Neilson collection documents his official duties as President of Smith College. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, organization files, and confidential files. Neilson's collaboration with trustees is demonstrated in the correspondence files. His involvement in the development of the curriculum, alumnae relations, construction of buildings, and the basic running of the college is highlighted in the subject files. Of particular interest in the organization files is information on donors to Smith College. The confidential files document the acquisition of pieces of art for the Smith College gallery.

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1 item found in collection

Office of President William Allan Neilson Files

The Prison Birth Project (2008-2017) worked to "support, encourage, and train currently and formerly incarcerated mothers and trans* parents to become community leaders within a reproductive justice framework." The records include administrative files, program and event planning materials, forms, newsletters and other publications related to midwifery and the Prison Birth Project. Of particular interest are photos and videos of various events; curriculum materials related to Doula training; and records related to the organization's work on anti-shackling legislation. [source: PBP website]

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1 item found in collection

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This record group is comprised of materials related to special programs at Smith College, including but not limited to the honors program, honor societies (Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi), Junior Year Abroad programs, and the Gloria and Wilma School for Organizers.

Collections in Compass are comprised of digitized or born-digital materials and, therefore, may not represent the whole of a collection. If you are interested in materials that may not yet be digitized or made available on Compass, contact us.

 

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Record Group 50. Special Programs

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