Tanya Pearson (Smith AC class 2016) created the Women of Rock Oral History Project in 2015 for her Archives Concentration Capstone Project and the interviews formed source material for her honors thesis. It is the first known oral history project about female rock & rollers. Tanya has donated the interviews to the Sophia Smith Collection.
To celebrate the project, Tanya organized and moderated a panel discussion: Righting the Wrongs of Rock History: Women, Gender and Rock, held at Smith College, October, 22, 2015. Panelists (pictured, from left): Julie Cafritz, JD Samson, Kristen Hersh, Alice Bag, Kim House, and June Millington.
A collection of interviews, conducted by Smith College students, of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience.
A collection of life histories of women who have dedicated their lives to social and political activism. Fifteen interviews document both the diversity and the persistence of women's activism, as organizers and as cultural workers, in a variety of social movements such as women's health, economic justice, LGBT liberation, peace, education, and environmental sustainability.
Learn about the wide array of local, regional, national and international internship opportunities for students in the Archives Concentration at Smith.
Smith student Adrian (left) during her summer internship in the Ms. Foundation office, New York City
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: