Miscellaneous organizations collection, 1824-2000 (ongoing).


Sophia Smith Collection. Miscellaneous organizations collection, 1824-2000 (ongoing).

Miscellaneous organizations collection, 1824-2000 (ongoing).

This collection includes small amounts of material by and about women dating from the early 19th century to the present. The myriad of organizations represented include women's professional, social, political, charitable, and patriotic organizations, as well as women's rights groups and organizations for consumer advocacy, ethnic and racial equality, community service, civic improvement, social welfare, labor advocacy, war relief, and animal rights. National Organizations are arranged by country or region, the United States constituting the largest section. Other countries prominently represented include Canada, England, Germany, India, Japan, and South Africa. Types of materials include articles, pamphlets, periodicals, newsletters, reports, minutes, conference proceedings, brochures, leaflets, newspaper clippings, histories, memorabilia, books, fliers, directories, and small amounts of original correspondence, memoranda, unpublished writings, photographs, and six film reels. Some materials are in languages other than English. U.S. organizations include the Association for the Advancement of Women, National Consumers League, National Council of Negro Women, National Woman's Party, and the Women's Educational and Industrial Union. Organizations under other countries include Black Sash (South Africa), Women's Culture Club (Thailand), Lanka Mahila Samiti (Ceylon), Buro fur Frauenfragen (Germany), All Pakistan Women's Association, and the Fawcett Society (England). Also included are women's organizations and congresses that are international in scope and purpose. Topics include women's rights, peace, professional women networks, economic development, international law, and international cooperation. Organizations include the Associated Country Women of the World, International Federation of University Women, and the World YWCA. A large section documents the United Nations' activities relating to women, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, International Women's Year, the Decade for Women, and various reports on the status of women around the world.

14.75 linear ft. (32 boxes; v. on shelf, oversized materials on shelf and in flat file)

Related Entities

There are 9 Entities related to this resource.

National Woman's Party

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National Woman’s Party (NWP), formerly (1913–16) Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, American political party that in the early part of the 20th century employed militant methods to fight for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Formed in 1913 as the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, the organization was headed by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. Its members had been associated with the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), but their insistence that woman suffr...

National Council of Negro Women

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The National Council of Negro Women (NANW) was founded December 5, 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune. It grew out of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW). Bethune was an educator and the daughter of former slaves. She branched off the ideas of the NACW and began the start of the NCNW to help African American women and their families. Women on the council fought more towards political and economic successes of black women to uplift them in society. NCNW fulfills this mission through researc...

Sophia Smith collection

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National Consumers' League

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Organization founded in 1899 to monitor the conditions under which goods were manufactured and distributed. From the description of National Consumers' League records, 1882-1986 (bulk 1920-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981678 The League was founded in 1898 to improve conditions for workers. From the description of Records, 1912-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006759 The National Consumers' League was founded in 18...

Associated Country Women of the World.

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The Associated Country Women of the World group was organized in June 1933 in Stockholm, Sweden. The object of the group is "to promote and maintain friendly and helpful relations between country women and homemaker associations of all nations, to further the common interests of these groups in the economic, social, and cultural spheres, and to encourage the formation of similar organizations." From the description of Records, 1953-1994. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 4...

Association for the Advancement of Women

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World Young Women's Christian Association

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American Women's Association (Jakarta, Indonesia)

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The American Women's Association in Jakarta, Indonesia, was open to any adult female American citizen or wife of an American citizen residing in Indonesia. Its purpose was to conduct activities for and foster a feeling of friendship among its members, to further interest in Indonesian cultural events, and to promote interest in social welfare. It met monthly, published a newsletter, conducted cultural tours, sponsored programs, and encouraged charitable endeavors. From the descriptio...

International Federation of University Women.

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