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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 63
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program records (1950-2012; 12.6 cubic feet) documents the creation, evolution, and activities of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (known as Women’s Studies Program until 2013) through administrative records and other materials produced by the program, as well as reference material, such as clippings and publications, collected by members of the department. Of particular interests to researchers may be the meeting minutes and departmental newsletters that document the process of the field of Women’s Studies entered into the University system. The collection of curriculum, syllabi, and teaching portfolios will be of interest to researchers of pedagogy. The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program records are organized into seven series:

Dates

  • 1950 - 2013
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1979 - 2003
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/01/2015

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Abstract

Material either produced by the Purdue University Women’s Studies program or donated to that program from other collectors. Types of material include administrative memos and meeting records, event records, pedagogical documents, newsletters and other publications, audio-visual recordings, and clippings.

Arrangement Note

1. Administrative Documents, 1967 – 2011 (3.6 cubic feet) This series contains meeting minutes and notes, annual reports and budget information, directories, and other material related to the creation, organization, and day-to-day functioning of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Materials in the series are generally arranged in the original order as received from the WGSS department and within this general arrangement like material is arranged chronologically.     2. Women’s Studies Events, 1979­ – 2008, (1.5 cubic feet) This series is composed of planning notes, budget documents, fliers and other advertising material, photographs, clippings, and ephemera  relating to events held at Purdue sponsored by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. A large portion of this series is about the annual Women’s Studies Symposium. 3. Newsletters and Other Publications, 1956 – 2013, (2.8 cubic feet) This series contains newsletters produced by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and newsletters from other organizations, as well as other kinds of publications. Unique or particularly relevant titles from the WGSS library, an informal circulating library housed in the WGSS department, are included in this series, although the majority of the library has not been added to the collection. A list of all titles originally in the Women’s Studies library is available. 4. Curriculum, 1979 – 2012, (1.2 cubic feet) This series contains syllabi, course lists, graduate course descriptions, teaching portfolios and other pedagogical documents. 5. Clipping Files, 1979 – 1998, (0.8 cubic feet) The majority of this series is a collection of clippings from 1984 – 1985, organized by research topic. This series is organized according to original folder titles and order. 6. Film Collection, 1989 – 2000 (1 cubic foot) The Women’s Studies program kept a VHS video library consisting of departmental recordings of local events and a smaller selection of professional/commercial films. The departmental recordings have been added to the collection, while the professional/commercial films have not. A complete list of the original film collection is available. Purdue Archives and Special collections plans to convert the VHS recordings to digital formats, but this project is not complete. 7. Helen Schleman Files, 1966 – 1985, (2.0 cubic feet) The majority of this series contains files on the International Women’s Year organizational efforts at regional, state, and national levels. Additionally, there is a collection of material on the Commission on the Status of Women. For more information about Helen Schleman, refer to MSF 334 Helen B. Schleman papers.

Source of Acquisition

Women's Studies Department
Method of Acquisition Transfer via Julie Knoeller

Accruals and Additions

Addition received July 1, 2014; Transfer from the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies via Teasha McKinley

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

MSP 150 The SIsters for Health Education (S.H.E.) records MSF 334 Helen B. Schleman papers
Title
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program records
Status
in_progress
Date
08/10/2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Revision Statements

  • 09099999: Collection identifier updated from UA 18.26 to UA 63 as of January 31, 2017

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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