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Cambridge Women’s Commission Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P003

Collection Description

The collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, and planning materials relating to Cambridge Women’s Commission activities between 1979 and 1993. Subjects include the Meeting to Report on Credit in 1979, the Women’s History Photograph Exhibition of 1979, and the “Women Working” 1981 calendar. The collection also includes a number of loose captions from the 1979 Photograph Exhibition, though these are not attached to their respective images.

Dates

  • 1850-1993

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Access

Collection is available for research under the CHC rules of use.

Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives.

Historical Note

The Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women was founded in 1977 as a City department. The Commission works in an inclusive manner to promote equality for all women and girls and advocates on their behalf with other City departments and officials, local organizations, and state government to increase their opportunities through policy recommendations, program development, and public education in key issue areas identified by the Commission as significantly affecting women and girls.

Extent

1 flat box

2 loose items

Abstract

The collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, and planning materials relating to Cambridge Women’s Commission activities between 1979 and 1993. Subjects include the Meeting to Report on Credit in 1979, the Women’s History Photograph Exhibition of 1979, and the “Women Working” 1981 calendar. The collection also includes a number of loose captions from the 1979 Photograph Exhibition, though these are not attached to their respective images.

Processing and Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic.

Physical Location

Collection is stored on-site

Provenance

Gift of Cambridge Women’s Commission, 1994.

Processing Information

Processing and finding aid by Emily Magagnosc, October 2016.

Encoded by: Brittany Fox, July 2020.
Title
Inventory of the Cambridge Women’s Commission Collection, ca. 1850-1993
Author
Processing and finding aid by: Emily Magagnosc, October 2016; machine-readable finding aid by: Brittany Fox, July 2020.
Description rules
Finding Aid Was Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives Repository

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