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Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Administrative Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WUA-01-wua00092

Dates

  • 1972-1992

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Extent

3.00 Linear Feet

3 boxes

Historical Information

In 1972, a petition circulated the campus of Washington University, asking for the formation of a Women’s Studies program. The petition was successful and the program began soon thereafter. This program was designed to cover women’s experience in the past, examine their experience in the present, and chart such directions as may make their future more fulfilling. Women’s Studies was a field that combines the traditional concerns of many disciplines and applies their methods to new ends.  After its initial formation, the program coordinated courses offered by many departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, incorporated courses offered by other schools within the University, and offered tutorials and occasional cross-disciplinary seminars of its own.  It granted a B.A. in Women’s Studies to any student who, in addition to fulfilling the College requirements, completed twenty-one upper division units in Women’s Studies and a senior thesis or project.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into six series as follows:

Series 01:  Correspondence (arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject)

Series 02:  Business Matters (arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject)

Series 03:  Washington University Courses (arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject)

Series 04:  Publications and Events (arranged publications then events, both arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject)

Series 05:  Records of the Washington University Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women Faculty (arranged publications then events, both arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject)

Series 06: Records relating to a proposal for an Office of Women’s Affairs and the Council for Women’s Affairs (arranged publications then events, both arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject)

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives by the Women’s Studies Program in January 1992 and 1994 and by others at various times.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Pabarcus in February 2006.
Title
Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Administrative Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Revision Statements

  • 2021 May 12: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Contact:
Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495