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Organization of Women Faculty Records

 Collection
Identifier: 4/6/7

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Organization of Women Faculty fill two boxes and span the years 1969-1992, with the bulk of material dating from 1981-1992. The records are divided into annual files and subject files. The annual files are arranged chronologically by date and typically contain correspondence, flyers, meeting agendas and minutes, sign-in sheets, inter-office memoranda, drafts and reports generated by OWF.

Folders typically contain a variety of material including reports, notes, and clippings. Documented in the Records of the Organization of Women Faculty are suggested improvements in the treatment of lecturers at Northwestern University, a report on promotion and tenure in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a “survival kit” for new women faculty.

Dates

  • 1964-1994

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Addition None.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

5.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Organizing efforts leading to the founding of the Organization of Women Faculty began on the campus of Northwestern in 1969 with an ad-hoc committee of faculty and graduate women who studied the status of women at Northwestern University. The OWF was eventually established in February 1981 by a unanimous vote of more than thirty Northwestern University women faculty. The Records of the Organization of Women Faculty fill two boxes and span the years 1969-1992, with the bulk of material dating from 1981-1992. The records are divided into annual files and subject files. The annual files are arranged chronologically by date and typically contain correspondence, flyers, meeting agendas and minutes, sign-in sheets, inter-office memoranda, drafts and reports generated by OWF. Folders typically contain a variety of material including reports, notes, and clippings. Documented in the Records of the Organization of Women Faculty are suggested improvements in the treatment of lecturers at Northwestern University, a report on promotion and tenure in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a "survival kit" for new women faculty.

Arrangement Note

Subject folders are arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically by date within each folder.

Method of Acquisition

The Records of the Organization of Women Faculty were donated to the University Archives by Shirley Chi of the Women's Center in October 1996 as Accession 96-149.

Addition This addition to the Records of the Organization of Women Faculty was donated to the University Archives by Becket Bessolo of the Women's Center on June 13, 1997 as Accession 97-66.

Separated Materials

Approximately four inches of duplicate materials were discarded, and an additional four inches of extraneous materials were transferred to the Library's Special Collections Department. Two issues of the publication Program on Women (vol. 6, no. 1 and vol. 9, no. 1) were separated and filed with the University Archives holdings of University generated serial publications.

Addition Approximately one cubic foot of duplicates and extraneous material was discarded. Numerous photos were separated and added to the Archives photograph collection.

Processing Information

Aaron Skog and Kaia L. Densch, April, 1997.

Addition Heather Guadagnino, July, 1997
Title
Guide to the Organization of Women Faculty Records
Author
Aaron Skog and Kaia L. Densch
Date
01/04/1997
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635