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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 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
  • Majority of material found within 1979 - 2013

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Extent

12.305 Cubic Feet (Thirty one letter-size full-width manuscript boxes and one cubic foot box)

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.

Biographical Information

Purdue University’s Women’s Studies Program first started in 1979 when the first Intro to Women’s Studies class was offered. At that time, the program was known as the Committee on Women's Studies. The program expanded and began running a curated film series, conferences and festivals. The program later added an undergraduate minor (1983), a graduate minor (1995), and an undergraduate major (2004). The name of the program changed to the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program in 2013.

Arrangement

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program records are arranged in seven series.
  1. Administrative Documents
  2. Women’s Studies Events
  3. Newsletters and Other Publications
  4. Curriculum
  5. Clipping Files
  6. Film Collection
  7. Helen Schleman Files

Custodial History

In 1984, the Women’s Center, Helen Schleman, and Kathryn P. Johnsen all donated files and books to the Women’s Studies Program. Many of those files predate the origin of the Women’s Studies Program, but are included in this collection.

Acqusition Information

Materials transferred by the Women's Studies Department via Julie Knoeller on January 10, 2013 and Teasha McKinley, Program Coordinator, on July 1, 2014. Additional materials belonging to the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program were found in the College of Liberal Arts records accession in May, 2019. These items were integrated into the collection.

Related Materials

MSP 150, The Sisters for Health Education (S.H.E.) records, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

MSF 334, Helen B. Schleman papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Separated Materials

Papers relating to the Sisters for Health Education (S.H.E.) were removed and described as MSP 150, Sisters for Health Education records.

A bulletin of Purdue University titled "Purdue trains women to serve in war and peace" was removed and is located in the Reading Room.

Processing Information

The original order of the materials has been retained whenever possible. Materials created by the Sisters for Health Education were separated and described as their own collection. A bulletin of Purdue University was placed in the Reading Room with other Purdue publications. External publications that are widely available through other institutions were removed and discarded. A detailed list of these publications is available in the Collection File. Four 3 1/2 inch floppy disks were discarded as the information was not recoverable. Duplicate or redundant photographs, budget and financial records, professional or commercial filmsn and floppy disks containing materials related to departmental newsletters were disposed.
Title
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program records
Status
under_revision
Author
Purdue Archives staff.
Date
06/04/2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed August 10, 2015.

Revision Statements

  • 2017-01-31: Collection identifier updated from UA 18.26 to UA 63
  • 2019-06-04: Materials found in the College of Liberal Arts records accession were integrated into the collection by Katey Watson

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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