The records are arranged in eight boxes, dating between 1970 and 1984, and are organized in the following categories: General and administrative correspondence (1974-1980), which includes correspondence between Director Arlene Kaplan Daniels and University Provost Raymond Mack, and between Daniels and Vice President for Research and Dean of Science David Mintzer (1973-1979). These letters document persistent conflict between Daniels and the University administration over the proper purpose and direction of the Program on Women. General inquiries addressed to the Program on Women from the public (1977-1980), arranged chronologically, are included in this subseries. General files, comprising approximately one-half linear foot, are arranged alphabetically by folder title, and include budget materials and receipts, files on public events sponsored by the Program on Women, and a questionnaire concerning daycare needs at Northwestern University (1974-79). Subject files, comprising approximately one linear foot, include material on grant proposals and projects sponsored by or affiliated with the Program on Women, including “Quilts in Women's Lives” and Daniels' “Roster of Resource Persons.” The records include approximately one-third linear foot of applications files concerning post-doctoral research fellowships with the Program on Women (1979-80), arranged alphabetically by applicant's name. Reports and press releases occupy three folders at the end of the series.
Addition 1, Boxes 9-13
This addition to the Program of Women records, filling four boxes, is arranged into the following categories: correspondence and related materials, general files, committees, reports, press releases, and conference mailing lists and related materials. The correspondence is arranged with the general materials first, followed alphabetically by correspondence with specific people or about specific topics. Much of the correspondence relates to arrangements for guest lecturers at the Program on Women sponsored events. The general files are arranged alphabetically by folder title. The bulk of the material relates to the internal operations of the Program and its scheduled events. Both categories, committees and reports, are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Conference mailing lists are arranged alphabetically by folder title as well. Most folders consist of membership lists from concerned women's organizations in the Chicago area. Other mailing lists are of attendees at Program of Women events.
This addition to the Records of the Program on Women consists of 3 folders of correspondence.
The addition to the Program on Women records fills one half-box and is arranged in the following categories: committees, reports and subject files. Subject files generally contain correspondence, memos, reports and drafts. The bulk of the material relates to the later operations of the Program on Women. All categories are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within each folder.