From the collections
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From the Collections
Note: The following is a small representation of audiovisual materials housed in the SSC. We continue to add more to this site on a regular basis but also encourage you to browse our audiovisual collections in-house or contact us for more information about our AV holdings.
- An Activist Life Oral History Project (on-campus access only)
- Note: Full transcripts are open to the public on the ALOHP Website
- Joan E. Biren: "Look To the Women for Courage: Stories From the Seneca Encampment for Peace and Justice," 1984
- Slideshow with narration
- Joan E. Biren: interviews for her book, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians (1979)
- (audio, on-campus access only)
- Phyllis Birkby
- Selection of films documenting the women's and gay rights movements in New York, circa 1970s; as well as lesbian culture through home movies.
- Camp Bonnie Brae films
- Short film clips portraying camp activities at Camp Bonnie Brae, the oldest continuously operating Girl Scout camp in the United States.
- Coalition of Indian-Controlled School Boards Oral History Project (on-campus access only)
- 60 audio interviews with members of the Coalition who contributed to the movement for parental and community control of Indian education. Conducted by Jerry Reynolds, 2005 to 2009 (audio)
- Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project (on-campus access only) - DRAFT
- Note: Full transcripts are available on the DLL Website (on-campus access only)
- Pauline Frederick, Journalist; War correspondent (on-campus access only)
- Radio and television broadcasts, speeches, and miscellaneous events (audio and video)
- Nancy Hamilton: footage for Helen Keller in Her Story
- Original video and audio from the Oscar-winning film Helen Keller in Her Story (1955), a doctumentary produced by Smith alumna Nancy Hamilton (Smith Class of 1930).
- March for Women's Lives, Washington, DC, 2004 (on-campus access only)
- Raw video footage used for the documentary "Listen Up! New Voices for Reproductive Justice," by N'Dieye Gray Danavall. From the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Records.
- National Congress of Neighborhood Women
- Videotaped footage from the 1970s documenting the early activities of this grassroots support network for women working to improve their communities in low-income areas.
- Reproductive Justice for all Conference (on-campus access only)
- Video footage from the conference held in 2005 at Smith College to examine and discuss issues pertaining to women's rights in the realm of sexuality, reproductive health, assisted reproduction and genetic technologies.
- Voices of Feminism oral histories (video, on-campus access only)
- Note: Full transcripts and selected video excerpts are open to the public on the VOF site
About the SSC and special events
- Loretta Ross: Basic Skills of Organizing for Social Justice Workshops (on-campus access only)
- Three workshops given by the Activist-in-Residence, February 2013 (video)
- An Activist Archives: The Sophia Smith Collection at 70
- Celebration in honor of Sherrill Redmon featuring Alison Bechdel, Marianne Bullock, Katsi Cook, Anna Holley, Loretta Ross, and Gloria Steinem, February 2013 (video)
- The Power of Women's Voices Conference
- Celebrating 65 Years of Collecting Women's History at Smith College, featuring Margie Adam, Loretta Ross, Gloria Steinem, and many others, 2007 (video)
- Gloria Steinem: "The Future of Feminism"
- Featured speaker at The Power of Women's Voices, 65th Anniversary Conference of the Sophia Smith Collection, 2007 (video)
- Creating Women's History: The Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College
- 20 minute video about the SSC, 2001
- Meet the Archives Interns
- See what some of our interns and student assistants were up to in the Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives during the Summer of 2011
Notes on access and use:
- Due to copyright or privacy concerns, some audiovisual content is available only from computers on Smith College campus. Non-Smith users are welcome to use the public computers in the SSC or Smith College Libraries to access the restricted content.
- The content on this site is provided for educational and research purposes only. Files cannot be copied or downloaded. To order digital files, please contact the Sophia Smith Collection. See Duplication Services for more information.
- Adobe Flash player is required to play videos (available for free download). Videos may take several minutes to load depending on your internet connection.
- Video and audio quality varies depending on the conditions of the original recordings and possible deterioration of the original media over time.
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