Sisters for Health Education (S.H.E.) records
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 150
Scope and Contents
The Sisters for Health Education (S.H.E.) records (1979 – 1982; 1.4 cubic feet) documents the creation and operations of this Purdue student organization. The educational materials in this collection record the kinds of sexual and reproductive health information available to college students at the time. The collection also shows the difficulties encountered trying to establish an organization that talked openly about issues of abortion, birth control, and rape during this era. Types of materials include circulars, clippings, correspondence, and planning notes.
- Other: Date acquired: 10/01/2013
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
1.40 Cubic Feet (Three full-width letter-size manuscript boxes and one half-width letter-size manuscript box)
Language of Materials
Correspondence, administrative records, pamphlets, and circulars documenting the formation and activities of a student group focusing on women's health issues.
The S.H.E. records were housed in the Women's Studies Program office before being transferred to the Karnes Archives and Special Collections in 2013. The custodial history before this transfer is unclear.
Source of Acquisition
Women's Studies Program
Method of Acquisition
Transferred from Women's Studies Program.
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
- Whisman, Marcia L
- Birth control
- Circulars (Fliers)
- Clippings (Information artifacts)
- Committee on Institutional Cooperation
- Field Notes
- Reproductive rights
- Sisters for Health Education (S.H.E.) (1979-1982)
- Women college students
- Women's health services
- Women's rights -- United States -- History
- Sisters for Health Education (S.H.E.) records
- In Progress
- Jonnie McConnell
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description