Northwestern

Organization of Women Faculty, Records of the Edit

Summary

Identifier
4/6/7

Dates

  • 1964-1994 (Creation)

Extents

  • 5.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

    Addition None.

  • 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.

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

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

    Addition Heather Guadagnino, July, 1997

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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