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Series 1: Shelly Ross Files, 1998 April 28-2017 April 11
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Sirleaf Market Women's Fund Records document the operations of SMWF International, the fundraising arm of SMWF, including its administration, governance, outreach, finances, fundraising, and programming. The collection contains information on members and meetings of the Board of Directors of both SMWF International and SMWF Liberia, as well as well as materials related to SMWF's strategic planning and general policies and procedures. Promotional materials related to SWMF's work on behalf of Liberian market women compose a large portion of the collection in the form of videos, press releases, newsletters, and reports. Materials on specific fundraising and advocacy events are also included, such as the launch of the "Adopt-a-Market" campaign in June 2008, along with more general fundraising resources and planning. Most of SMWF's programming files relate to the building and renovation of local markets, but SWMF's support of literacy training, Ebola awareness, micro-finance, and other issues is also documented. To a lesser extent, the collection contains research on topics and organizations relevant to SMWF's mission.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Approximately one linear foot of out-of-scope and duplicative paper materials and CDs/DVDs from accessions ML.2016.019 and ML.2016.023 were removed from the collection.
From the digital files in accession ML.2016.019, directories titled ""Off Limits" and "Database" were deleted.
From the digital files in accession ML.2016.023, 44 empty directories were deleted. Two individual files and three directories containing sensitive data were also deleted.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection will open for research use on April 27, 2026.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- Credit this material:
Series 1: Shelly Ross Files; Sirleaf Market Women's Fund Records, MC289, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 1-5; 8