Northwestern

Program On Women Records Edit

Summary

Identifier
8/2/10

Dates

  • 1970-1986 (Creation)

Extents

  • 14.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    In November 1971, Northwestern University established an "interdisciplinary Program on Women." The goals of the Program on Women have been to "guide the expansion of the educational curriculum to include interdisciplinary courses at the undergraduate level and specialized seminars at the graduate level which will focus on the causes, concomitants and consequences of present alterations in sex roles and sex stereotypes and explore the implications of these changes for personal, social, and institutional adjustment. These papers contain correspondence, general files, committees, reports, press releases, and conference mailing lists as well as other materials pertaining to the administration and goals of the Program on Women.

  • Scope and Contents

    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.

    Addition 2 This addition to the Records of the Program on Women consists of 3 folders of correspondence.

    Addition 3 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.

  • Arrangement Note

    The records are arranged in eight boxes, dating between 1970 and 1984, and are organized in the following categories: Historical materials, General and administrative correspondence, General files, Subject files, and Postdoctoral research appointments. Subseries and folders are arranged alphabetically.

  • Method of Acquisition

    These records were transferred to the University Archives by Program on Women Director Bari Watkins and by Women's Collection Librarian Sarah Sherman, in five accessions, between 1979 and 1982 (Accession #79-190, October 9, 1979; #80-159, September 25, 1980; #82-81, June 30, 1982; #82-116, August 18, 1982; and 82-166, December 9, 1982). Approximately .3 linear feet of material was added to these accessions from the University Archives general files.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Related Materials

    See also the Arlene Kaplan Daniels Papers.

  • Processing Information

    Patricia Cloud, May 1986.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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