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Women's Studies Program Records
Scope and Contents
- 1969 -- 2011
- Majority of material found within 1985 -- 2000
- Women's Center (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The Women's Studies program grew out of the Experimental College in the 1970s and shared many resources with the Women's Center. It officially offered a minor in 1983-1984. In 1985, they organized the first "Beyond the Classroom" forum for students to present their work. Initially there were two committees overseeing the program: the Curriculum Committee which developed the department's curriculum, and the Program Board which oversaw events and program development. Following an external review of the department in 1997, Women's Studies restructured. It consolidated the committees into one Faculty Committee with several sub-committees and was encouraged to break its structural ties with the Women's Center. Beginning in 1999, Women's Studies offered an interdisciplinary major. In 2005, they hosted the first International Women's Day to celebrate the achievements of women. Additionally, they host a yearly Research Colloquium Series that brings in speakers to talk on topics relating to women and gender.
Women's Studies Program, records, 1981-2010. UA220. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.
6.0 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
46 Digital Object(s)
These boxes were first stabilized by removing materials from binders and hanging file folders, and condensing the number of boxes to 5. If hanging folder was named, made note on folder title. Items arrived with no apparent original order. Digital stabilization included transferring files from 3.5 floppy disks, .zip disks, CDs and creating preservation copies. Decided not to break information on disks into two series. If one disk contained material in both series, it was cataloged in series 1 and a note was made as to its intellectual association. Decided on two series: Program and Curriculum Development, and Workshop and Conferences. While arranging, tried to keep material that was grouped in hanging folders together.
Weeded for destruction: transitory financial documentation, excess copies of flyers, copies of published articles, student evaluations, empty 3.5 floppy disks, .zip disks "My Docs (main computer) 12/12/00-9/13/01" and "My Docs 02/11/00-9/16/02" because material was duplicated on other disks, staff performance review, commercial film entitled "Not Yet Rain," audiocassette of answering machine phone messages. Weeded to be returned to department/creator: faculty Rosemary Taylor's files, petty cash, current financial documentation, and student work including senior papers and videos. Weeded because not related to collection: "Culpepper Proposal" transferred to new collection UA223, "Chemistry" photographs transferred to new collection UA224, video and audio relating to CIS (Center for Interdisciplinary Studies) to UA207 for processing.
Processed by Erin Faulder from June 27, 2011 to August 5, 2011. Decisions made in consultation with Veronica Martzahl, Records Archivist.
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