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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. It chronicles the 1942 founding of the nation's oldest women's manuscripts collection by historian Mary Ritter Beard and archivist Margaret Storrs Grierson and features cameo appearances by: Gloria Steinem; Rebecca Walker, Third Wave feminist; Amy Richards, Third Wave feminist; Jan Peterson, Grassroots activist; Frances Fox Piven, Political scientist/Activist;
Daniel Horowitz, Historian; Linda Gordon, Historian; and Linda Kerber, Historian.
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