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From the Collections

Note: The following is a small representation of audiovisual materials housed within the Sophia Smith Collection. We are continuing to digitize and provide online access to media on a regular basis, so be sure to check back and refresh this page for the newest content. We also encourage you to visit the SSC to browse our audiovisual collections or contact us for more information about our AV holdings. [Note: the lock icon lock icon indicates that content is restricted to on-campus use only. See below for more information on access.]

(Listed alphabetically by collection)

Frances Crowe
An Activist Life Oral History Project on-campus access only
A collection of life histories of women who have dedicated their lives to social and political activism. Transcripts of most of the oral histories are open to the public on the ALOHP Website.
Seneca slideshow
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 Papers.
Book Cover
Joan E. Biren: interviews for her book, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians on-campus access only
Audio recordings from the Joan E. Biren Papers
Birkby film still
Phyllis Birkby Films
Selection of home movies documenting the women's and gay rights movements and lesbian culture in New York, circa 1970s. Phyllis Birkby Papers.
Camp Bonnie Brae still image
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. Camp Bonnie Brae Records.
Helen Gurley Brown
Helen Gurley Brown on-campus access only
Audiotaped recordings from her papers include a lecture by Brown (1964) and a series of interviews in which she discusses her life and the making of the biographical musical, Helen, with co-writer Lyn Tornabene in 1972.
Wyoming Indian High School newsletter
Coalition of Indian-Controlled School Boards
Oral History Project
on-campus access only
Audio interviews with members of the Coalition who contributed to the movement for parental and community control of Indian education.
Lori Harris still image
Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project on-campus access only
Interviews with women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories.
Pauline Frederick still image
Pauline Frederick on-campus access only
Journalist and World War II correspondent. Her radio and television broadcasts, speeches, and miscellaneous events (audio and video). Pauline Frederick Papers.
Nancy Hamilton still image
Nancy Hamilton: Helen Keller in Her Story
Raw film footage (outtakes) from the Oscar-winning documentary "Helen Keller in Her Story" (1955). Nancy Hamilton Papers.
March for Women's Lives still image
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. SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Records.
National Congress of Neighborhood Women still image
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. NCNW Records.
A group discussion.
New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) on-campus access only
NELCWIT addresses the needs of women and children in Franklin County, Mass., who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse. Their program includes outreach to abusers and anti-racism efforts. These videos from their collection include rallies, marches, retreats, discussions, musical performances and television broadcasts, circa 1986-2012. Topics pertain primarily to domestic violence, sexual violence and NELCWIT's history.
Andy and Arden, 1948
Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project on-campus access only
Life stories of lesbians age 70 and older around the country. Over 174 audio interviews and transcripts. Many include appended photographs and documents.
Reproductive Justice for All still image
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. Reproductive Justice for all Conference Records.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edris_Rice-Wray_Carson
Courtesy of Henrylee Marlo
Edris Rice-Wray Oral History on-campus access only
This collection contains two oral histories conducted by James Reed and Ellen Chesler in 1987. Edris Rice-Wray Carson, M.D. attended Cornell University and was a public health physician, primarily in Central America and Mexico.
Loretta Ross video still image
Loretta Ross on-campus access only
Videos from her collection including speeches, conference panels, television broadcasts, workshops, protests, and documentaries, circa 1986-2001. Topics pertain primarily to human rights, racial justice, women's health, reproductive justice for women of color, and domestic violence.
Group at YWCA Student Conference, Waveland, Mississippi, 1931
Southern Women, the Student YWCA, and Race Oral Histories
This collection contains digitized audio recordings of interviews with YWCA staff responsible for interracial work with college and university students in the southeastern U.S., 1920s-40s. The interviews were conducted by Frances Sanders Taylor [Anton] in 1981 and 1982 as research for her doctoral dissertation.
Dorothy Allison
Voices of Feminism Oral History Project on-campus access only
Video interviews 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. Full transcripts and selected video excerpts are open to the public on the VOF website.

Video about the SSC and special events

Swanee Hunt at SSC
Ambassador Swanee Hunt
Ambassador Hunt shares her life story as she donates her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection, May 2014
Activist Archives panel
An Activist Archives 2014
Marielena Hincapié of the National Immigration Law Center and Miriam Yeung of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum in conversation with Sophia Smith Collection Activist in Residence, Sara Gould, April 2014
Loretta Ross
Loretta Ross: Basic Skills of Organizing for Social Justice Workshops on-campus access only
Three workshops given by the Activist-in-Residence, February 2013
Alison Bechdel at An Activist Archives
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
The Power of Women's Voices Conference still image
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
Gloria Steinem still image
Gloria Steinem: "The Future of Feminism"
Featured speaker at The Power of Women's Voices, 65th Anniversary Conference of the Sophia Smith Collection, 2007
Still image from Creating Women's History
Creating Women's History: The Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College
This brief film highlights Smith College’s pioneering contributions to the movement that is revolutionizing the writing and teaching of history.
Bethy
Meet the Archives Interns
This brief documentary chronicles the experience of being an intern in the Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives (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. It is also accessible on Smith's wireless network.
  • 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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