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Sophia Smith Collection Streaming Media

Note: The following is a small representation of audiovisual materials housed within the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History. We also encourage you to visit the Special Collections to browse our audiovisual collections or contact us for more information about our AV holdings.

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From the Collections

The Asian American Reproductive Justice Oral History Project
Interviews of organizers in the Reproductive Justice movement with the specific aim of capturing voices of Asian American women and their fight for reproductive justice since the 1980s.

Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995 lock, restricted access
Video from the Ms. Foundation Records and Women of Color Resource Center Records

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.

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.

Black Women's Health Imperative lock, restricted access
A health advocacy organization that addresses the health disparities that are a reality for black women. Videos from their collection include workshops, conferences, educational videos, and television broadcasts, circa 1987-2004.

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 lock, restricted access
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.

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project lock, restricted access
Interviews with women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories.

Dyke TV 
Dyke TV was a half-hour weekly, nation-wide cable tv show featuring five-minute segments covering issues relevant to lesbian lives from a lesbian perspective.

Pauline Frederick lock, restricted access
Journalist and World War II correspondent. Her radio and television broadcasts, speeches, and miscellaneous events (audio and video). Pauline Frederick Papers.

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, Washington, DC, 2004 lock, restricted access
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
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.

New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) lock, restricted access
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.

Reproductive Justice for all Conference lock, restricted access
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.

Loretta Ross 
Videos and audio 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.

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project lock, restricted access
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.


Righting the Wrongs of Rock History: Women, Gender and Rock
A panel discussion introducing the Women of Rock Oral History Project, October, 22, 2015

Ambassador Swanee Hunt
Ambassador Hunt shares her life story as she donates her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection, May 2014

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

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
Celebrating 65 Years of Collecting Women's History at Smith College, featuring Margie Adam, Loretta Ross, Gloria Steinem, and many others, 2007

Gloria Steinem: "The Future of Feminism"
Featured speaker at The Power of Women's Voices, 65th Anniversary Conference of the Sophia Smith Collection, 2007

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.

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 Special Collections. See Rights and reproductions for more information.
  • Video and audio quality varies depending on the conditions of the original recordings and possible deterioration of the original media over time.