Committee on Status of Women records, 1970-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Oregon. Status of Women Committee
Title
Committee on Status of Women records
Dates
1970-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
UA 187
Summary
The Committee on Status of Women at the University of Oregon may have begun operating in the 1970s and may have consisted of only women; by the 1990s, males were included in membership and the committee reported to the University Senate. The collection contains committee charges, correspondence, and reports regarding (among other topics) sexual discrimination, tenure, and pay rates, primarily about female faculty, but also students.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Committee on Status of Women at the University of Oregon may have begun operating in the 1970s and may have only consisted of only women. By the 1990s, males were included in membership and the committee reported to the University Senate.

According to the Faculty Assembly Governance archive website:

the committee "shall be primarily concerned with women members of the University community. The responsibilities of the committee shall include the following: 1) To act in an advisory capacity in developing affirmative action programs to the University administration, faculty, and students; 2) To provide opportunities for women to explore a variety of potential careers that may not be defined by traditional roles; 3) To identify barriers which may block job opportunities and career development of women, and to stimulate career development programs for women; 4) To encourage more women to take part in the administration of the University, and to encourage greater faculty and administrative efforts to assure that access to participation in University governance is accorded women; and, 5) To review and consider other women's issues as appropriate."

The Status of Women Committee ceased to be active in 2005 and was abolished by US07/08-3 in November 2007.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is organized by accession. As of March 2013, there is only one accession.

Material in accession 11522.A includes, but is not limited to: committee charges, correspondence, and reports, 1970-1990.

Topics include sexual discrimination, tenure, and pay rates. The information is primarily about female faculty, but also includes information about issues facing female students.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Committee on Status of Women records, UA 187, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Affirmative action programs in education--Oregon--Eugene
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene
  • Women college students--Oregon--Eugene
  • Women college teachers--Oregon--Eugene
  • Women in higher education--Oregon--Eugene
  • Women--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Eugene
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon. Status of Women Committee--Records and correspondence
  • University of Oregon--Faculty
  • University of Oregon--History--20th century
  • University of Oregon--Students
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Reports