Guide to the Women’s History Graduate Program Records
RG 3.5.4

Summary Information

Repository
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Creator
Sarah Lawrence College. Women's History.
Title
Women’s History Graduate Program Records
ID
RG 3.5.4
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1979-1989
Date [inclusive]
undated, 1968-present
Extent
8.0 linear feet 8 record cartons, digital objects
Language

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Sarah Lawrence College Archives September 1995

Sarah Lawrence College Archives
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708
914-395-2480
archives@sarahlawrence.edu

Revision Description

 Materials added, finding aid updated and the collection rehoused by Jessie Wilkerson in October 2005. In October 2005, photographs were removed and housed with the Photograph Collection, syllabi were removed and housed in the Syllabus/Course Assignment Collection, and audiovisual materials were removed and housed with the Audio-visual collection. Additional material added, collection reprocessed, and finding aid revised in spring 2011 by Sarah Pinard. Finding aid entered into Archivists' Toolkit by Elijah Black. 2012

Terms of use

All items are closed for 20 years from the date of creation. All student records, including applications, are restricted. Photocopying of documents with student information is prohibited. See the Archivist for details. Otherwise, the collection is open to researchers.

Acquisition note

Received in various accretions from the office of the Women’s History Program. Questionnaires from the 25th reunion of the 1979 Summer Institute in Women's History were donated by Betsy Brinson as accession 2004-002. These were replaced by the original questionnaires donated in 2013 by Betsy Brinson as accession 2013-051.

Processing Information note

Questionnaires from the 25th reunion of the 1979 Summer Institute in Women's History were donated by Betsy Brinson as accession 2004-002. These were replaced by the original questionnaires donated in 2013 by Betsy Brinson as accession 2013-051. The photocopies, 2004-002, were discarded.

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Historical note

The Master of Arts Program in Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence was founded in 1972 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, largely under the direction of Gerda Lerner. Lerner had attempted to create the program with a previous proposal in 1969, which was not accepted. The program was the first M.A. program of its kind and followed on the heels of the first women’s studies programs in the country.

In its early stages the program was co-directed by Gerda Lerner and Joan Kelly-Gadol. The program was organized into three sections: women’s studies course for undergraduates, women’s history for graduate students, and a scholarship program for returning students and returning female community leaders. The Center for Continuing Education took part in the program before implementing the Women in Community Activities program. Then the school established the Women’s Leadership Scholarship that was awarded to women who worked in women’s organizations before returning to college. After three years, however, the program lost funding for Women in Community Activities and became primarily a master’s program in Women’s History.

In the summer of 1979, the program organized and hosted the Sarah Lawrence College Summer Institute in Women’s History. A resolution calling for the creation of National Women’s History Week came out of that Institute to acknowledge and celebrate contributions made by women to the history of the United States. In 1987, Women’s History Week became Women’s History Month. Beginning in 1998, the Women’s History Program became host to annual conferences that center on the history of women’s activism and celebrate National Women’s History Month.

Directors
1972-1976, 1978-1979Gerda Lerner, Co-Director and Director (sabbatical leave, 1975-1976)
1972-1974Joan Kelly-Gadol, Co-Director
1974-1977Amy Swerdlow, Associate Director
1983-Fall 1993Amy Swerdlow, Director
1975-1976Alice Kessler Harris, Director
1977-1978Virginia Yans, Director
1979-1984Judith Papachristou, Director
1994 (Spring) -1997Elisabeth Perry, Director
1997-2002, 2003-2010Priscilla Murolo, Director
1998-2000Mary Reynolds, Coordinator
1997-1998Mary Reynolds, Assistant to the Director
2000-2001Mary Reynolds, Assistant Director
2001-2004Tara James, Assistant Director
2002-2003Lyde Sizer, Director
2004-Tara James, Associate Director
2010-Rona Holub, Co-Director
2010-Priscilla Murolo, Co-Director
Administrative Staff
1972-1974Margaret Helding, Coordinator
1972-1973Marion Madrid, Coordinator
1974 (circa) - 1977Jordy Bell, Admissions Coordinator
1976-1983Gloria Dorothy Linden, Secretary
1977-1979Carol Lopate, Coordinator
1978-1979Mary Louise Roberts, Co-Coordinator
Sheryl Kujawa, Co-Coordinator
1979-1984Carole Nichols, Administrative Assistant
1984-1990Renee Michaels, Secretary
1984-1987Carole Nichols, Coordinator
1988-1990Melanie Gustafson, Coordinator
1991-1994Patricia Picarillo, Secretary
1991-1992Kathy Griffin-Juechter, Coordinator
1992-1994Evelyn Leong, Coordinator
1994-1995Sara Neiditz, Secretary
1995-1997Julianne Maffeo, Secretary
1996-1998Jane Nusbaum, Coordinator

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains correspondence, curricular documentation, publicity and reference materials, conference and event related materials, as well as publications from the Master of Arts Program in Women’s History. These records consist of documents from 1968 to the present. The bulk of the records date from 1979 to 1989. Audiovisual recordings and photographs are located in the Audiovisual Collection and the Photograph Collection.

Records that highlight the early development of the Women’s History Graduate Program are found throughout the collection, but most notably in the files of committee records including Advisory Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, and the Women’s Studies Steering Committee. Annual Reports, curricular planning, and directors’ correspondence also document development of the Program.

Financial data, including fundraising, grants, and financial aid are located in the administrative files of the collection. All course descriptions and schedules are located in the Curriculum files. These files also include administrative materials such as course projections, correspondence between administration and faculty, and materials concerning the Women in Community Activities program and the seminar “Women: Myth and Reality.”

The Directors and Administrators files contain the majority of correspondence in the collection. These files include correspondence between Program directors, administrative staff, and other members of the College’s faculty and staff, students, alumnae/i, the broader Sarah Lawrence Community, and correspondence with external parties, mainly other colleges and universities and grant funding organizations.

A small series of files about faculty and staff contain correspondence, appointment materials, Women’s History faculty meeting materials, and faculty lists. The history files include two histories of the Women’s History Graduate Program; one of which is a review of women’s studies programs for the Advisory Council on Women’s Education Programs by Florence Howe of SUNY Old Westbury.

The program activities and events files make up the largest portion of this collection. These materials are organized into groups that reflect the type of activity or event and their association with College-sponsored programs. Annual conferences, Women’s History Month activities, lectures, and documentation of the Summer Institute for High School Teachers and the Summer Institute in Women’s History for Leaders of Women’s Organizations are located in the program activities files. This includes correspondence, flyers, evaluations, participant lists, and calendars.

The reference files consist of a significant number of bibliographies about the history of women by Sarah Lawrence faculty. These date from 1974 to 1984. Press releases and Women’s History Program newsletters and brochures are also located in the reference files.

The final series of records is about students and alumnae/i. This includes alphabetical student files, which are restricted, as well as general folders that contain directories, correspondence, lists and descriptions of student theses, graduate student meeting materials, and a file on student activism.

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Series Description

These records are arranged in eight series:

Series I. Administrative Files

Series II. Curriculum

Series III. Directors and Administrators

Series IV. Faculty and Staff

Series V. History

Series VI. Program Activities and Events

Series VII. Reference

Series VIII. Students and Alumnae/i

Series I. Administrative Files Contains administrative records including committee meeting minutes and background material, and financial aid and fundraising. Grant files include proposals to the New York Council for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation and others. Memos and procedures on applications, descriptions and correspondence about the Coordinator position, and general program descriptions and proposals are also located in this series. Finally there is a sub-series of reports, both annual and evaluation, and a sub-series of statistics. The Administrative Files series is divided into six sub-series: Sub-series A. Committees, Sub-series B. Finance, Sub-series C. General, Sub-series D. Recruitment, Sub-series E. Reports, and Sub-series F. Statistics. The Finance sub-series is further organized into three sub-series: Budget, Financial Aid, and Fundraising and Grants.

Series II. Curriculum In addition to course schedules and descriptions this series contains papers documenting Outreach programs including the High School In-Service Program, “Looking at Ourselves,” the Masters School, and the Program to Integrate Women’s Studies into Community Life. The Curriculum series also contains committee material for the Curriculum Committee and the Committee Planning the Interdisciplinary Lecture Course on Women’s Studies. The planning files house grant proposals, notes from the Advisory Committee on Appointments and the Curriculum Committee, and memos and correspondence with administration and faculty. The folder titled “Project G.R.O.W.T.H.” contains course descriptions, grant proposals, and correspondence for a cooperative project between Sarah Lawrence College and the Girls Club of America. The project aimed to give teenage girls from the inner city the opportunity to study and explore the accomplishments of women and to receive academic credit for their work.

Series III. Directors and Administrators This series is organized in two sub-series: Directors and Administrators. These sub-series are further arranged in chronological order by dates of the person’s tenure. The majority of these files contain correspondence between the Directors of the Program and external people and organizations, on-campus faculty, staff, and students, and alumnae/i. Of particular note is correspondence in Carole Nichols’ files about the Campbell Soup Company Boycott. The Directors and Administrators series also houses speeches, lectures, and writings.

Series IV. Faculty and Staff This is a small series of appointment materials, correspondence between the administration and faculty and staff, correspondence about donning, as well as Women’s Studies faculty meeting documentation and faculty lists. The folders in this series are arranged alphabetically by title.

Series V. History There are two folders in this series. The first, “Seven Years Later: Women’s Studies Programs in 1976” is a review of Women’s Studies Programs for the advisory council on Women’s Education Programs. The second, “Women’s History Program 1972-1982” is a brief history of the Sarah Lawrence Program written by Carole Nichols.

Series VI. Program Activities and Events This series is arranged in five sub-series: Sub-series A. Conferences and Workshops, Sub-series B. Events, Sub-series C. Lectures, Sub-series D. Summer Institute for High School Teachers and Sub-series E. Summer Institute in Women’s History for Leaders of Women’s Organizations. Sub-series A. Conferences and Workshops contain all Annual Conference material from 1999 to present. This material includes programs, correspondence, flyers, and transcripts of lectures and speeches. This series also houses information about conferences and workshops that took place prior to the establishment of the annual conference. There is significant documentation about the Festival of India Colloquium. The College hosted a colloquium of Indian and United States women scholars in June of 1985 as part of the International Festival of India. The colloquium aimed to explore the effects of development, new technology, and industrialization on the roles of women in India and the United States. Files about the colloquium include papers published as part of the festival, correspondence, and reports.

This sub-series also has noteworthy material about the Future of Housework Conference. This conference, officially titled “The Future of Housework, the Role of the Housewife, and the Sharing Arrangements for Child Care,” was organized to bring together individuals interested in women’s studies to discuss the economic and social status of housework in the U.S. Conference proceedings, participant lists, funding material, and questionnaires are located in these files.

Calendars of events, publicity, flyers, and correspondence are located in Sub-series B. Events. Sub-series C. Lectures contains lecture series posters as well as material from the Lunchtime Lecture Series, “Own Your Own” Lecture Series, Women of Color Lecture Series, and the Woman’s World/Woman’s Place Lecture Series.

Sub-series D. Summer Institute for High School Teachers was a three week program sponsored by the American Historical Association. The Institute, which was conducted by the Women’s History Program with consultation from a National Advisory Board, aimed to introduce and incorporate Women’s History into the high school curriculum. The official title of the program was the “Summer Institute on the Integration of Women’s History into the High School Curriculum.” There is a considerable amount of correspondence between the College, external organizations, and the American Historical Association in this sub-series. The original proposals and preliminary and final reports on the Institute are also in these files. The Seminar folders house student group packets which are curricular materials developed by the participants that were to be tested in the high school classroom.

The Summer Institute in Women’s History for Leaders of Women’s Organizations was a 17 day institute sponsored by the Women’s Action Alliance in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution and funded by the Lilly Foundation. Its purpose was to spread the knowledge of women’s history to activist women and to make women’s history an important part of the life of women’s organizations. In addition to administrative materials and correspondence, Sub-Series E. contains seminar materials, 2004 reunion information, and a folder of bibliographies.

Series VII. Reference This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title. Of particular note in this series are the bibliographies authored by Sarah Lawrence faculty. They cover the history of American women, Chinese-American women, European women, and the Black Women’s History Project. Gerda Lerner and Joan Kelly-Gadol authored many of these publications. The series also contains advertisements for the Women’s History Graduate Program, clippings, press releases, and newsletters.

Series VIII. Students and Alumnae/i This series is arranged in two sub-series: Sub-series A. Alphabetical Student Files and Sub-series B. General. All alphabetical student files and student lists are restricted. Materials in the General sub-series include memos and correspondence to students and alumnae/i from the administration and faculty regarding financial aid, employment opportunities at the College, masters’ essays and theses, and transfer credits. Other files relating to applicants and registration, graduate student meetings, student groups, and activism are also located in this sub-series. The activism file includes student petitions and proposals to support and expand the Program. Women’s History Graduate Program alumnae/i directories are also housed in this sub-series.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rockefeller Foundation.

Genre(s)

  • Annual reports
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Conferences
  • Correspondence
  • Curricula
  • Proceedings
  • Speeches
  • Workshops (seminars)

Personal Name(s)

  • James, Tara
  • Kelly, Joan, 1928-1982
  • Kessler-Harris, Alice
  • Lerner, Gerda, 1920-2013
  • Murolo, Priscilla, 1949-
  • Papachristou, Judith
  • Perry, Elisabeth
  • Swerdlow, Amy
  • Yans-McLaughlin, Virginia, 1943-

Subject(s)

  • Women's History Week

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Administrative Files 

Sub-series A. Committees 

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Advisory Committee 1971-1973 

1

Graduate Studies Committee 1972, 1974, 1978-1979, 1994 

1

Women’s Studies Steering Committee 1973-1975 

1

Women’s Studies Steering Committee 1975-1978 

1

Women’s Studies Steering Committee 1978-1981 

1

Women’s Studies Steering Committee 1981-1984 

1

Women’s Studies Steering Committee 1984-1989 

1

Women’s Studies Steering Committee – Student Proposal undated 

1

Sub-series B. Finance 

Sub-series 1. Budget 

Carton

General 1971-1983 

1

Sub-series 2. Financial Aid 

Carton

Exxon Corporation 1977 

1

General 1974-1982, 1997  

RESTRICTED

contains restricted material

1

Gerda Lerner Scholarship Fund 1982-1985, 1989, 1996, 1998  

1

Sub-series 3. Fundraising and Grants 

Carton

Annual Fund 1973 

1

Avon Foundation 1977-1978 

1

“Celebrating Westchester Women” Grant Proposal 1984-1985 

1

“Community Outreach Program on Social Change in Gender Roles and Family Life” Grant Proposal 1977-1978 

1

Consumers Union Foundation (folder 1 of 3) 1976-1978 

1

Consumers Union Foundation (folder 2 of 3) 1976-1978  

1

Consumers Union Foundation (folder 3 of 3) 1976-1978  

1

Consumers Union Foundation 1978-1979 

1

Corporate Grants 1977-1978 

1

Ford Foundation 1978-1980 

1

General 1972, 1974, 1978-1980 

1

Helen L. Harber Memorial Fund 1978 

1

National Endowment for the Humanities 1978 

1

National Science Foundation 1977-1978 

1

New York Council for the Humanities undated, 1979 

1

Rockefeller Foundation – Correspondence 1972-1978 

1

Rockefeller Foundation – Notes 1971-1976 

1

Rockefeller Foundation – Proposal 1971-1976 

1

Rockefeller Foundation – Reports 1971-1976 

1

Rockefeller Foundation – Student Questionnaire 1976  

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

1

Wickes Foundation 1972 

1

Sub-series C. General 

Carton

Applications 1974-1975 

1

Coordinator Position undated, 1973, 1976-1980, 1987-1988, 1998-1999 

1

Director Position 1977-1978 

1

Program Descriptions and Proposals undated, 1970-1982 

1

Sub-series D. Recruitment 

Carton

General 1974, 1979-1980 

1

Sub-series E. Reports 

Carton

Annual Report 1972 

2

Annual Report 1972-1973 

2

Annual Report 1973-1974 

2

Annual Report 1974-1975 

2

Annual Report 1977-1979 

2

Annual Report 1980-1989 

2

Annual Report 1990-1995, 1997-1998 

2

Annual Report 2000-2002 

2

Evaluation Report (1972-1976), 1976 

2

Evaluation Report (1972-1976) – Background Material 1976 

2

Sub-series F. Statistics 

Carton

Activities 1972-1973 

2

Admissions undated, 1973-1979 

2

Women’s Studies Program Survey 1985 

2

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Series II. Curriculum 

Carton

AT&T Course 1974-1975 

2

Committee Planning the Interdisciplinary Lecture Course on Women’s Studies 1971-1973 

2

Community History Project 1983 

2

Curriculum undated 

2

Curriculum 1972-1977  

See also

Slide Collection for slides used in “Woman’s World, Man’s Place” course

2

Curriculum 1978-1985 

2

Curriculum 1986-1993 

2

Curriculum Committee 1972-1973, 1977  

See also

Curriculum - Planning

2

Feminist Studies Committees 1972-1973 

2

Feminist Subcultures 1973-1974 

2

Guest Year in Women’s Studies 1986 

2

Historiography Seminar undated, 1983-1989 

2

Library Holdings undated, 1971-1975, 1981, 1986  

See also

Library Records

2

Outreach – High School In-Service Program 1976-1977  

RESTRICTED

contains restricted material

2

Outreach – Looking at Ourselves – Curriculum 1975-1976 

2

Outreach – Looking at Ourselves – Evaluations 1975-1976  

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

2

Outreach – Looking at Ourselves – General 1975-1976  

2

Outreach – Masters School 1975 

2

Outreach – Program to Integrate Women’s Studies into Community Life circa 1975 

2

Planning undated, 1972-1974  

2

Planning 1975-1979 

2

Planning 1979-1988  

2

Project G.R.O.W.T.H 1981-1983 

2

Reports 1973-1980 

2

Research Seminar 1982, 1985-1987 

2

Secondary School Social Studies Teachers Program 1984-1985 

2

Summer Program 1975 

2

Summer Studies 1976 

2

Women in Community Activities – Correspondence 1974-1976 

2

Women in Community Activities – General 1974-1975 

2

Women: Myth and Reality – Conference Work 1972-1973  

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

2

Women: Myth and Reality – Correspondence 1971-1976 

2

Women: Myth and Reality – Enrollment 1972-1973, 1975-1976  

RESTRICTED

Contains restricted material

2

Women: Myth and Reality – General 1972-1973, 1975-1976 

3

Women Organizing Women – General 1974-1975  

3

Women Organizing Women – Students 1974-1975  

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

3

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Series III. Directors and Administrators 

Sub-series A. Directors 

Sub-series 1. Gerda Lerner 

Carton

Correspondence – Applicants 1972-1973 

3

Correspondence – External undated, 1969-1976 

3

Correspondence – External 1977-1980 

3

Correspondence – Internal undated, 1969-1973 

3

Correspondence – Internal 1974-1976  

RESTRICTED

Contains restricted material

3

Correspondence – Internal 1977-1980  

RESTRICTED

contains restricted material

3

Correspondence – Students and Alumnae/i 1974, 1978-1980  

RESTRICTED

contains restricted material

3

Notes 1974, 1977-1978 

3

Retirement 1989-1990 

3

Speeches and Lectures 1974, 1978-1980  

See also

Conferences

3

Writings 1972, 1975, 1979, 1981 

See also

Conferences and Workshops – Conceptual Frameworks for Studying Women’s History

3

Sub-series 2. Joan Kelly-Gadol 

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Correspondence – External 1973 

3

Correspondence – Internal 1973-1974 

3

Speeches and Lectures 1974-1975  

See also

Conference and Workshops – Conceptual Frameworks for Studying Women’s History

3

Sub-series 3. Amy Swerdlow 

Carton

Correspondence – Coordinator Search 1977 

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

3

Correspondence – External undated, 1971-1976 

3

Correspondence – External 1977-1984 

3

Correspondence – External 1985-1987 

3

Correspondence – Internal undated, 1974-1989 

3

Correspondence – Students and Alumnae/i undated, 1974-1978, 1983-1987, 1991 

3

Speeches and Lectures 1976 

3

Sub-series 4. Alice Kessler-Harris 

Carton

Correspondence – Applicants 1975-1976 

3

Correspondence – External 1976 

3

Correspondence – Internal 1975-1976 

3

Sub-series 5. Virginia Yans-McLaughlin 

Carton

Correspondence – Internal 1977-1978 

3

Sub-series 6. Judith Papachristou 

Carton

Correspondence – External 1981-1983 

3

Correspondence – Internal 1980-1984 

3

Correspondence – Students and Alumnae/i 1981-1982 

3

Sub-series 7. Elisabeth Perry 

Carton

Correspondence – Internal 1993-1995 

2

Sub-series 8. Priscilla Murolo 

Carton

Correspondence – Internal 1993 

3

Sub-series 9. Tara James 

Carton

Correspondence – Students and Alumnae/i 2005  

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

3

Sub-series B. Administrators 

Sub-series 1. Margaret Heldring 

Carton

Correspondence – External 1973-1974 

3

Correspondence – Internal 1973-1974 

3

Correspondence – Students and Alumnae/i 1974  

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

3

Sub-series 2. Marion Madrid 

Carton

Correspondence – External 1972-1973 

3

Correspondence – Internal 1972-1973 

3

Correspondence – Students and Alumnae/i 1972-1973  

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

3

General 1972-1973 

3

Sub-series 3. Jordy Bell 

Carton

Correspondence – Applicants 1975, 1977 

3

Sub-series 4. Carol Lopate 

Carton

Correspondence – External undated, 1977-1979 

3

Correspondence – Internal 1977-1979 

3

Correspondence – Students and Alumnae/i 1978 

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

3

Writings 1976-1977 

3

Sub-series 5. Mary Louise Roberts 

Carton

Correspondence – External 1979 

3

Sub-series 6. Carole Nichols 

Carton

Correspondence – Campbell Soup Company Boycott 1980, 1983, 1985-1986 

3

Correspondence – External 1981, 1986-1987 

3

Correspondence – Internal 1980, 1984, 1986-1987 

3

Correspondence – Students and Alumnae/i 1982, 1984, 1986-1987  

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

3

Sub-series 7. Melanie Gustafson 

Carton

Correspondence – External 1988-1989 

3

Correspondence – Internal 1988-1990 

3

Sub-series 8. Renee Michaels 

Carton

Correspondence – Students and Alumnae/i 1987 

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

3

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Series IV. Faculty and Staff 

Carton

Appointments 1973-1980 

RESTRICTED

Closed until death of the individual mentioned. See Archivist for details.

See also

Advisory Committee on Appointments

3

Correspondence 1972-1987 

3

Donning 1973-1983, 1986-1987 

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely.

3

Lerner, Gerda – Class Lists 1968-1980  

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

3

Lerner, Gerda - Death Announcement 2013 

Digital Object Available
Carton

Lists 1977-1981, 1983  

RESTRICTED

Restricted indefinitely

3

Publicity 1974-1977, 1983 

3

Women’s Studies Faculty Meetings 1978, circa 1983, 1989 

3

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Series V. History 

Carton

“Seven Years Later: Women’s Studies Programs in 1976” 1976 

3

“Women’s History Program 1972-1982” 1982 

3

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Series VI. Program Activities and Events 

Sub-series A. Conferences and Workshops 

Carton

Annual Conference – Native Women Weaving Urban Traditions 1999 

4

Annual Conference – From the Other Side of Prosperity: Women Speak Out 2000 

4

Annual Conference – On the Front Lines: Women’s Activism in New Immigrant Communities 2001  

4

Annual Conference – “A Luta Continua!” (The Struggle Continues): Youth Activism in the 21st Century 2002 

4

Annual Conference – Sisters in Struggle: Honoring Women Veterans of the Modern Civil Rights Movement 2003 

4

Annual Conference – Orange Alert: Unite to Defeat the Bush Agenda 2004 

4

Annual Conference – Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: Making Sense of Experience 2005 

4

Annual Conference – Dangerous Desires: Queer Politics in the New Millennium 2006 

Digital Object Available
4

Annual Conference – Women at War: Soldiers, Sisters, and Survivors 2007 

4

Annual Conference – Black Power, Black Feminism 2008 

4

Annual Conference – “Gender and Power in the Muslim World” 2009 

4

Annual Conference – The Message is in the Music: Hip Hop Feminism, Riot Grrrl, Latina Music & More 2010 

4

Annual Conference – Breaking Boundaries: Body Politics & the Dynamics of Difference 2011 

4

Annual Conference - Women, the Arts, and Activism! 2012 

Digital Object Available

Annual Conference - The Newer Normal: Global Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender 2013- 

Digital Object Available

Annual Conference - Activism and Scholarship: A Conference Honoring Amy Swerdlow 2013 

Digital Object Available
Carton

Conceptual Frameworks for Studying Women’s History – Correspondence 1974-1976 

4

Conceptual Frameworks for Studying Women’s History – General 1974-1975 

4

Conceptual Frameworks for Studying Women’s History – Papers (version 1) 1975 

4

Conceptual Frameworks for Studying Women’s History – Papers (version 2) 1975 

4

Conferences – Off-campus 1972-1975, 1978, 1981, 1986 

4

Festival of India Colloquium – Correspondence undated, 1984  

4

Festival of India Colloquium – Correspondence 1985-1986 

4

Festival of India Colloquium – General 1984-1985  

See also

Subject files

4

Festival of India Colloquium – National Events 1985 

4

Festival of India Colloquium – Papers 1984-1985 

4

The Future of Housework – Conference Proceedings 1977 

4

The Future of Housework – General 1977 

See also

Slide Collection for slides used in “Women, Work, and the Family” Seminar

4

The Future of Housework – Grant Proposal 1975-1978 

4

The Future of Housework – Participants 1977-1978 

4

The Future of Housework – Pilot Questionnaire 1977 

4

The Future of Housework – Publicity 1977 

4

The Future of Housework – Report 1977 

4

The Future of the Women’s Movement 1976 

4

Gender, Work, and Family 1983-1984 

4

In/Security: Facts and Fears about the Nuclear Age 1982-1984 

4

Perspectives on Motherhood 1981 

4

Politics is a Family Affair/The Family is a Political Affair – Correspondence 1983-1984 

4

Politics is a Family Affair/The Family is a Political Affair – General 1984 

4

Reproductive Freedoms: A Workshop for Concerned Women and Men 1986 

4

Secondary School Students Workshop undated 

4

Summer Workshop in Women’s Studies for High School Women 1978 

4

Women and Consumer Activity 1980-1981 

4

Women and Their Bodies 1982 

4

Women and Politics 1982 

4

Women’s History Day for High School Teachers 1982 

4

Women’s History and Public Policy – Correspondence 1989 

4

Women’s History and Public Policy – General 1989 

4

Working – General 1984-1985 

5

Working – Grant Proposal 1983 

5

Sub-series B. Events 

Carton

“Annapurna” 1982-1983 

5

Celebrating Westchester Women 1985-1986  

See also

Women’s History Week

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Events - General undated, 1971, 1973-1983 

5

Events - General 1984-1989 

5

Events - General 1989-1990, 1994-2004, 2011-2013 

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Films 1978-1979 

5

Orientation 1973-1979, 1984-1988 

5

“Out of My Father’s House” 1975 

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Reunion 1979  

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“Society’s Ideal and the Reality of Women’s Lives” Performance undated 

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Thesis Presentations 2011 

5

Women Experiment in the Living Arts 1973 

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Women’s History Month 2000, 2004 

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Women’s History Week undated, 1979-1988 

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Women’s History Week – Off-campus 1979-1984, 1988 

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Women’s History Week – Resolutions 1980-1981 

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Sub-series C. Lectures 

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Correspondence 1973-1975 

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The Amy Swerdlow Brigade Lunchtime Discussions 2012-2013 

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Lecture Series 1979, 1985, 1989-1991 

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Lecture Series 2000-2003 

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Lecture Series 2003-2007, 2008-2010 

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Lecture Series 2011-2013 

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Lunchtime Lecture Series 1980, 1984, 1986-1987 

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“On Your Own” Lecture Series 1981-1983 

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Women in the Arts 1973 

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Women of Color Lecture Series 1983-1984 

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Woman’s World/Woman’s Place Lecture Series 1976 

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Administration 1975-1976, 1984 

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American Historical Association Proposal 1976 

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Applications Blank 1976, 1984 

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Applications Completed (A-M) 1976  

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Applications Completed (N-W) 1976  

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Applications Completed 1984  

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Bibliographies 1975-1976, 1975-1976, 1984 

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Budget 1975-1976, 1984-1985 

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Calendars 1982, 1984 

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Correspondence – American Historical Association 1974-1977 

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Correspondence – External 1974-1976 

6

Correspondence – External 1977-1978 

6

Correspondence – External 1984-1985 

6

Correspondence – Internal 1976, 1984 

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Correspondence – New York Council for the Humanities 1978, 1984-1985 

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Correspondence – Participants 1976, 1983-1984 

6

Correspondence – Women’s Action Alliance 1977-1979 

6

Evaluations 1984  

6

Evaluation Conference – Correspondence 1977 

6

Evaluation Conference – Evaluations 1977  

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6

Faculty and Staff 1983-1984  

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See also

Gerda Lerner – Speeches and Lectures

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Grants 1976 

6

Grants 1977-1978 

6

Grants 1984 

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Grants – Correspondence 1975-1976 

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National Advisory Board 1976-1977 

6

Participants 1976, 1984  

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Publicity 1976 

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Publicity 1984 

6

Reference 1983 

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Reports undated, 1976, 1977 

6

Seminars – “The Female Experience in America” 1976  

See also

Slide Collection for slides used in “Deviance in the 19th Century and the American Woman: The Female Experience” a seminar developed by Summer Institute participants

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Seminars – “A Gender Perspective on Political and Social History: Europe, the United States, and Latin America” 1984 

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Seminars – General 1973, 1976, 1984 

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Seminars – Packets 1976 

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Seminars – “Women in 20th Century America” 1976, 1979 

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Seminars – “Women in the Community” 1979 

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Seminars – “Women, Work, and the Family” 1976 

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Sub-series E. Summer Institute in Women’s History for Leaders of Women’s Organizations 

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Administration 1979 

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Applications Completed 1979  

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Bibliographies 1979 

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Calendars 1979 

6

Correspondence – External 1979 

6

Correspondence – Internal 1978-1979 

6

Correspondence – Participants 1979-1980 

6

Evaluations 1979 

6

Faculty and Staff 1979-1980 

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6

Participants 1979  

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Publicity 1979 

6

Resolutions 1979 

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Reunion 2004  

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Seminars 1978-1979 

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Student Work 1979  

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Series VII. Reference 

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Advertisements undated, 1974-1985 

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Audio Visual Material 1972-1976 

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Bibliography – Basic Books in the History of American Women, by Alice Kessler-Harris, Gerda Lerner, and Amy Swerdlow 1979 

7

Bibliography – Black Women’s History Project, by Gerda Lerner 1982 

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Bibliography – Chinese-American Women, by Ginger Chih circa 1980 

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Bibliography – History of American Women, by Gerda Lerner 1975 

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Bibliography – History of American Women, by Gerda Lerner 1978 

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Bibliography – History of American Women, by Gerda Lerner and Marie Laberge 1986 

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Bibliography – History of European Women, by Joan Kelly-Gadol 1974 

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Bibliography – History of European Women, by Joan Kelly-Gadol 1976 

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Bibliography – History of European Women, by Joan Kelly-Gadol, Persis Charles, Kathleen Casey and Barbara Engel 1982 

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Bibliography – History of Women in America, by Gerda Lerner circa 1972-1973 

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Bibliography – History of Women in the Progressive Era, by Judith Papachristou 1984 

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Bibliography – Miscellaneous undated, 1973, 1975 

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Bibliography – Women in U.S. History, by the Common Women Collective 1976 

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Brochures 1972-1990, 1994-1998, 2005, 2010 

7

Clippings n.d., 1972-1986, 1993, 2005 

7

Newsletters 1972, 1997-2005, 2007-2011, 2013 

7

Press Releases undated, 1972-1985, 1987 

7

Press Releases – Bibliographies 1975-1985 

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Publications Pamphlets 1978, 1982, 1985 

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Workbook on Sterilization 1978 

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Series VIII. Students and Alumnae/i 

Sub-series B. General 

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Activism 1975, 1978-1980, 1982  

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Alumnae/i Directories 1977-1979, 1983, 1987, 1990, 1992 

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Alumnae/i Directories 1994, 2004 

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Alumnae/i Meetings 1977-1978, 1980 

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Applicants and Registration 1972-1983  

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Correspondence – Employment 1975-1981  

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Correspondence – Financial Aid undated, 1975, 1979 

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Correspondence – Masters Essay and Thesis 1974, 1976-1982, 1985-1986 

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Correspondence – Memos to Alumnae/i 1973-1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1986 

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Correspondence – Memos to Students 1974-1988, 1994 

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Correspondence – Transfer Credit 1978-1979  

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8

Graduate Student Meetings 1976-1980, 1985 

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Petitions 1978-1980  

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Practicum 1980-1981  

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Program Evaluations circa 1975, 1980, 1987 

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Student Groups 1976 

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Student Lists 1973-1984, 1986-1988, 1991-1992  

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Thesis 1974-1983, 1987, 2001, 2003, 2011 

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