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The Sophia Smith Collection at 75

Sophia Smith Collection at 75

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Sophia Smith Collection, Smith’s internationally recognized women’s history manuscript collection, we’ve created an anniversary Web site where we’ll be publishing stories, memories, and highlights throughout the year. Do you have a memory to share? Check it out at

New MOOC on the Psychology of Women's Activism

Beginning in Spring 2016, anyone interested in the psychology of women’s activism will be able to take part in a free massive open online course (or MOOC) offered by Smith.

The Sophia Smith Collection is proud to be a partner in this project which draws extensively on the Voices of Feminism Oral History Project and personal papers of nine leading activists: Gloria Steinem, Loretta Ross, Virginia Apuzzo, Katsi Cook, Byllye Avery, Joan Biren, Luz Alvarez Martinez, Nkenge Touré and Carmen Vázquez.

The course will be taught by Lauren Duncan, professor of psychology. It will launch in March 2016 and run for seven weeks through the end of April. To learn more, or to enroll, go to

CLIR Grant Award

The Sophia Smith Collection has been awarded a grant of $250,000 from the Council on Library and Information Resources for a two-year project to digitize, create metadata, and make available online 379 reels of microfilmed records, serials, and photographs in the YWCA of the USA Records. This popular and rich content represents transnational history, as well as the intersections of race, gender, geography, immigration, socio-cultural politics, and U.S. national policy.

CLIR's Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Enabling New Scholarship through Increasing Access to Unique Materials is a national competition for digitizing collections of rare and unique content in cultural memory institutions. Thank you CLIR for your support!

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