University of Montana Department of Women's Studies Records, 1971-2003

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Montana Department of Women's Studies
Title
University of Montana Department of Women's Studies Records
Dates
1971-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
9.2 linear feet
Collection Number
RG 087
Summary
The collection contains correspondence, notes, newsletters and committee information regarding the administration and development of the Women’s Studies program at The University of Montana-Missoula.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 4062432053
Fax: 4062434067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program at the University of Montana that first began development in the early 1970s. The first step in the development of Women’s Studies occurred in 1971 when eight faculty and community members collaborated to present a symposium on campus entitled, “Realities and Reaction: A Symposium on Women.” Following the symposium, faculty members began to offer courses focusing on women’s contributions to knowledge. Many of these courses were offered in collaboration with the Women’s Resource Center on campus.

In 1975, the first proposal for establishing a women’s studies concentration within the Liberal Arts major was presented to the faculty senate. Although the Senate approved the proposal, the program was not funded or implemented. The program continued to develop though the efforts of faculty on campus. In 1984 a brochure entitled “Women in Curriculum” was published. The brochure outlined over forty courses with an emphasis on women at the University of Montana. In September 1990, a final proposal to create a Women’s Studies emphasis within the department of Liberal Studies was submitted to the Board of Regents and accepted. The emphasis was implemented in the fall of 1991.

Fall of 1992 marked the first year of a significantly funded program with Professors Deborah Slicer and Bari Burke acting as co-directors. Fall of 1993 brought the authorization of a half-time director of Women’s Studies and Dr. Julia Watson served as director from 1993-1995. Since 1996, various directors and co-directors have developed and expanded the program. As of 2007, the Department offers a minor in Women and Gender Studies open to students of all majors, and a continually evolving course list.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection is comprised of the files of G.G. Weix, Women’s Studies program director from fall 1997-Spring 2001 and co-director of the program from fall 2001-spring 2003. The collection contains correspondence, notes, newsletters and committee information regarding the administration and development of the Women’s Studies program, correspondence and notes on committees and programs related to Women’s Studies, and information and newsletters about other women’s organizations both local and national. The collection includes course lists and curriculum information regarding classes offered through the program as well as courses cross-listed with other departments. The collection also includes notes, correspondence, and information regarding speakers and events organized by the department.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright of some materials are held by The University of Montana

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], University of Montana Department of Women's Studies Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

This collection is divided into 5 series:

Series I: Program Administration, 1987-2003, 2.2 linear feet

Series II: Related Committees and Programs, 1971-2003, 0.8 linear feet

Series III: Curriculum and Instruction, 1984-2003, 1.2 linear feet

Series IV: Speakers and Events, 1971-2003, 4.2 linear feet

Series V: Other Women's Organizations, 1991-2003, 0.8 linear feet

Custodial History

Materials were held by G. G. Weix, Professor of Anthropology at The University of Montana, until their donation to the Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated to the Archives by G. G. Weix.

Processing Note

Materials were divided into series with foldered material organized either alphabetically or chronologically.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Program Administration, 1987-2003Return to Top

2.2 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Director's Correspondence
1996-2000
1/2
Director's Correspondence
2001-2003
1/3
Director Evaluation Correspondence
2002
1/4
Director's Notes
1996-2000
1/5
Director's Notes
2001-2003
1/6
Director: Position Description
1/7
Director Search
1992-1993
1/8
Director Search
1994-1995
1/9
Director Search
1995-1996
1/10
Director Search
1996-1997
1/11
Director Search
2001
1/12
Director Search
2002
1/13
Program Coordinator Search
2002
2/1
Faculty
1984-1994
2/2
Faculty
2001
2/3
Faculty Affiliates
2000
2/4
Faculty Biographies
1996
2/5
Faculty Correspondence
1993-1997
2/6
Faculty Diversity Reports
2002
2/7
Faculty Search
1995
2/8
Faculty Search
1996
2/9
Faculty Search
2000
2/10
Faculty/Staff with International Qualifications
1993-1994
3/1
Advisory Council
1994
3/2
Evaluation Committees
1999-2000
3/3
Long Term Planning Committee
2000-2001
3/4
Steering Committee
1991-2000
3/5
Steering Committee
2000-2001
3/6
Steering Committee Correspondence
2001-2002
3/7
Steering Committee Memos
1989-1995
3/8
Steering Committee Minutes/Memos
1996-2000
3/9
Steering Committee Meeting Minutes/Notes
2001-2002
3/10
Structure of Committees
4/1
'About Women's Studies at the University of Montana' guide
c. 2003
4/2
Annual Program Overviews
1993-2003
4/3
Budget
1999-2004
4/4
Clippings
1992-1994
4/5
Correspondence
1989-1995
4/6
Correspondence
2001-2003
4/7
Girlfriend's Guide for Women Faculty at the University of Montana
c. 2000
4/8
Program Development
1992-1993
5/1
Newsletters
1993-1997
5/2
Newsletters
1998-2003
5/3
Newsletter Notes
1994-1999
5/4
Newsletter Survey
1992-1993

Series II:  Related Committees and Programs, 1971-2003Return to Top

.8 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/1
Academic Officer's Notes
2000-2001
6/2
Ad-hoc Committee representing Full Time Faculty Women
1971-1973
6/3
College of Arts and Sciences Faculty/Staff Meetings
1999-2000
6/4
College of Arts and Sciences Chairs Meetings
2000-2001
6/5
College of Arts and Sciences Correspondence
2001-2002
6/6
Council of Deans Meeting Minutes
1995-2000
6/7
Gender Equity Committee
1994-1998
6/8
Gender Equity Committee, Case, and Settlement
1994-1998
7/1
Gender Equity Committee Salary Evaluation Kit
7/2
Graduate Women's Studies Programs
1995
7/3
Humanities Steering Committee
2000-2001
7/4
Miscellaneous Clippings
1974-1987
7/5
National Women's Centers
1988-1997
7/6
National Women's Studies Association
c.1975
7/7
National Women's Studies Programs
1987-1989
7/8
Provost Workshop
2002-2003
7/9
Scholarship Committee
1992-1995
7/10
Women's History Month Meetings Minutes/Correspondence
2002
7/11
Women's Studies Minor at Montana State University
1990

Series III:  Curriculum and Instruction, 1984-2003Return to Top

1.2 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1
Catalog Copy
1998-2003
8/2
Course Lists
1991-1992
8/3
Course Lists
1992-1993
8/4
Course Lists
1993-1994
8/5
Course Lists
1994-1995
8/6
Course Lists
1995-1996
8/7
Course Lists
1996-1997
8/8
Course Lists
1997-1998
8/9
Course List Review
1997-1998
8/10
Course Lists
1998-1999
8/11
Course Lists
1999-2000
8/12
Course Lists
2000-2001
8/13
Course Lists
2001-2002
8/14
Course Lists
2002-2003
8/15
Curriculum
1991-2003
8/16
Department Enrollment Figures
1992-1995
8/17
Department Enrollment Figures
1995-2000
8/18
FIPSE Project/Women in Curriculum
1984
8/19
Women in Curriculum
1984-1985
8/20
Women in Curriculum
1987-1988
8/21
Women in Curriculum
1989-1990
9/1
Courses, Affiliate Campus Equivalents
9/2
Syllabi, African American Studies
1998-1999
9/3
Syllabi, Art
1997
9/4
Syllabi, Biology
1996
9/5
Syllabi, Communication Studies
1993-2002
9/6
Syllabi, Drama/Dance
1994-2000
9/7
Syllabi, English
1992-2002
9/8
Syllabi, Foreign Languages and Literatures
1993-2002
9/9
Syllabi, Geography
1997
9/10
Syllabi, Health and Human Performance
2000-2002
9/11
Syllabi, History
1992-1999
9/12
Syllabi, Honors College
1993-1997
9/13
Syllabi, Liberal Studies
1996-2000
9/14
Syllabi, Management
1996
9/15
Syllabi, Native American Studies
1999-2001
10/1
Syllabi, Philosophy
1994-2002
10/2
Syllabi, Political Science
1994-2002
10/3
Syllabi, Psychology
1994
10/4
Syllabi, Religious Studies
1994-2000
10/5
Syllabi, Sociology
1993-2001
10/6
Syllabi, Social Work
1996-2000
10/7
Syllabi, Women's Studies
1993-2003
10/8
Masters of Social Work Program
2002
10/9
Women in Science Project at the University of Montana
1996

Series IV:  Speakers and Events, 1971-2003Return to Top

4.2 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/1
Realities and Reaction: A Symposium on Women
1971
11/2
Northwest Women's Studies Association Conference
1982
11/3
Women in Curriculum Retreat
1982
11/4
Regional Programs and Conferences
1988-1992
11/5
Feminism in the '90s Conference
Spring 1988
11/6
Women's Studies Brown Bag Series, Early Years
1991-1993
11/7
Speakers
1992-1993
11/8
Feminist/Gender Studies Reading Group
1992-1995
11/9
Co-Sponsor History
1993-1997
11/10
Proposed Van de Wetering Lectures
1993-2004
11/11
Women's History Month
1993
11/12
Calendar of University of Montana Events Highlighting Women
Fall 1993
11/13
Fatou Snow, Guest Lecturer
Fall 1993
11/14
Brown Bag Series
1993-1994
11/15
Brown Bag Procedures
1993-1994
11/16
Women's Studies Speakers
1993-1994
11/17
Brown Bag Series
Spring 1994
11/18
Charlotte Kasl, Guest Lecturer
January 1994
11/19
Bella Abzug, Guest Lecturer
February 1994
11/20
"Courage to Write" radio show
February 1994
11/21
Amy Ling, Guest Lecturer
March 1994
11/22
Jackie White, Guest Lecturer
March 1994
11/23
Janet Braun-Reinitz, Guest Lecturer
March 1994
11/24
Sue Giller, Guest Lecturer
March 1994
11/25
Symposium on Women in the West
March 1994
11/26
Women's History Month
March 1994
12/1
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Guest Lecturer
April 1994
12/2
Smith-Rosenberg Reading File
April 1994
12/3
Panel on Native American Women
April 1994
12/4
Poverty in Montana Panel
April 1994
12/5
Middle Eastern/North African Cultural Festival
April-May 1994
12/6
Lois Gibbs, Guest Lecturer
May 1994
12/7
Mark Johnson, Guest Lecturer
May 1994
12/8
Brown Bag Series
Fall 1994
12/9
Reception for Women Faculty
September 1994
12/10
Carol Williams, Guest Lecturer
October 1994
12/11
Ousmane Sembere Film Festival
October-November 1994
12/12
Dawn-Marie Driscoll, Guest Lecturer
November 1994
12/13
Julie McKay, Guest Lecturer
November 1994
12/14
Potential Speakers
1994-1995
12/15
Women as Leaders Academic Seminar
1994-1997
12/16
Faculty Women's Studies Retreats
1994-1999
12/17
Faculty Women's Retreat Reader
1994-1995
12/18
Diane Nash, Guest Lecturer
February 1995
12/19
Marginalized Literature Conference
March 1995
12/20
Patricia Locke, Guest Lecturer
March 1995
13/1
Speaker's Bureau
March 1995
13/2
Speaker's Bureau Working File
1995-1999
13/3
Women's History Month
March 1995
13/4
Women's History Month General File
1995-1996
13/5
Gloria Steinem, Guest Lecturer
April 1995
13/6
Christina Hoff-Sommers Reading File
April 1995
13/7
Anette Kolodny, Guest Lecturer-Cancelled
April 1995
13/8
Year-end Reception
May 1995
13/9
Brown Bag Series
Spring 1995
13/10
Prospective Brown Bag Speakers
1995-2002
13/11
Brown Bag Series
Fall 1995
13/12
Reception for New Women Faculty
September 1995
13/13
Marilyn Chin, Guest Lecturer
October 1995
13/14
Conference on Sexual Assault
October 1995
13/15
Noretta Koertge Reading File
November 1995
13/16
Sarah Weddington, Guest Lecturer
November 1995
13/17
Carol Gilligan, Guest Lecturer
December 1995
13/18
Mentorship Program
1995-1996
13/19
Speakers
1995-1996
13/20
University of Montana Lectures of Interest to Women
1996
13/21
Brown Bag Series
1996
14/1
Patricia Williams, Guest Lecturer
1996
14/2
Patricia Williams Reading File
1996
14/3
Alison Jaggar, Guest Lecturer
March 1996
14/4
Speaker's Bureau
March 1996
14/5
Women's History Month
March 1996
14/6
Agnes Varda, Guest Lecturer
April 1996
14/7
Marginalized Literature Conference
April 1996
14/8
Take Back the Night
April 1996
14/9
End of the Year Reception
May 1996
14/10
Out of the Shadows
May 1996
14/11
Brown Bag Series
Fall 1996
14/12
Reception for Women Faculty
September 1996
14/13
Reception for New Women Faculty
September 1996
14/14
United Nations Teleconference
September 1996
14/15
World Conference on Women, Beijing
September 1996
15/1
Co-Funded Speakers
1996-1997
15/2
Presidential Lecture Recommendations
1997
15/3
Women's History Month Exhibit
1997
15/4
Brown Bag Series
Spring 1997
15/5
Women's Studies Conference
February 1997
15/6
Carol Delaney, Guest Lecturer
March 1997
15/7
Carol Delaney Reading File
March 1997
15/8
Emily Martin Reading File
March 1997
15/9
Joan Brumberg, Guest Lecturer
March 1997
15/10
Speaker's Bureau
March 1997
15/11
Women's History Month
March 1997
15/12
Take Back the Night
April 1997
15/13
Brown Bag Series
Fall 1997
15/14
Cosponsored Lectures
Fall 1997
15/15
Chris Cuomo, Guest Lecturer
September 1997
15/16
Doris Schattshneider
September 1997
15/17
Reception for New Women Faculty
September 1997
15/18
Sheila Skemp, Guest Lecturer
September 1997
15/19
Ed Robbins, Guest Lecturer
October 1997
15/20
Miguel Scherer, Guest Lecturer
October 1997
15/21
Viva El Salvador
November 1997
15/22
Reception for Women's Studies Majors
December 1997
15/23
University of Montana Lectures of Interest to Women
1998-2000
15/24
Brown Bag Series
Spring 1998
15/25
Co-Funded Speakers
Spring 1998
15/26
Fatimah Rony, Guest Lecturer
Spring 1998
15/27
Joan Copjec, Guest Lecturer
Spring 1998
15/28
Sister Rosemary Meyer, Guest Lecturer
March 1998
16/1
Speaker's Bureau
March 1998
16/2
Val Plumwood, Guest Lecturer
March 1998
16/3
Women's History Month
March 1998
16/4
Year End Reception
May 1998
16/5
Brown Bag Series
Fall 1998
16/6
Cosponsored Events
Fall 1998
16/7
Take Back the Night
Fall 1998
16/8
5 Rivers Film Festival
September 1998
16/9
Provost Extravaganza
September 1998
16/10
Reception for New Women Faculty
September 1998
16/11
Brackette Williams, Guest Lecturer
October 1998
16/12
Shohini Ghosh, Guest Lecturer
October 1998
16/13
Recommended Speakers
1999
16/14
Brown Bag Series
Spring 1999
16/15
Brown Bag Speaker Vitae
Spring 1999
16/16
Co-Funded Lectures
Spring 1999
16/17
Drew Faust, Guest Lecturer
March 1999
16/18
Lillian Faderman, Guest Lecturer
March 1999
16/19
Speaker's Bureau
March 1999
16/20
Women's History Month
March 1999
16/21
Women's History Speeches
1995-1999
16/22
Ana Maria Shue, Guest Lecturer
April 1999
16/23
Joan Acker/Sandy Morgan, Guest Lecturers
April 1999
16/24
Take Back the Night
April 1999
16/25
Year-end Reception
May 1999
16/26
Brown Bag Series
Fall 1999
16/27
Women's Health Series-Cancelled
Fall 1999
16/28
Reception for Students and Faculty
September 1999
16/29
Reception for Students and Faculty
December 1999
17/1
Co-Funded Events
1999-2000
17/2
Speaker's Bureau
2000
17/3
Brown Bag Series
Spring 2000
17/4
Take Back the Night
Spring 2000
17/5
Diane Sands, Guest Lecturer
March 2000
17/6
Faith Wilding, Guest Lecturer
March 2000
17/7
International Women's Day
March 2000
17/8
Women's History Month
March 2000
17/9
Women's History Month Clippings
March 2000
17/10
Women's West Conference
July 2000
17/11
Brown Bag Series
Fall 2000
17/12
Sondra O'Neale, Guest Lecturer
Fall 2000
17/13
New Faculty Reception
September 2000
17/14
Co-Funded Events
2000-2001
17/15
FRAU
2001
17/16
Brown Bag Series
Spring 2001
17/17
Kristin Hoganson, Guest Lecturer
March 2001
17/18
Montana Girls and Women in Sports Day
March 2001
18/1
Brown Bag Series
2001-2002
18/2
Linda Gordon, Guest Lecturer
2002
18/3
V-Day
2002
18/4
Women's Studies Retreat
2002
18/5
Women's History Month
March 2002
18/6
Focus on Algeria
April 2002
18/7
Service Learning in Women's Studies Conference
October 2002
18/8
Brown Bag Flyers
2002-2003
18/9
Lectures
2002-2003
18/10
Women's Studies Retreat
2003
18/11
American Men's Studies Association Conference
April 2003
19/1
Binder/Scrapbook: Women's Studies Program Programming Events
1991-2000

Series V:  Other Women's Organizations, 1991-2003Return to Top

.8 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
20/1
AAUD Mailing List
20/2
American Business Women's Association
20/3
Blue Mountain Clinic
20/4
Child and Family Resource Council
20/5
Children's Defense Fund
20/6
Clark Fork Coalition
20/7
Community Resource
20/8
Council on International Educational Exchange
20/9
Feminists for Animal Rights
20/10
Feminists for a Compassionate Society
20/11
Feminist Majority Foundation
20/12
Institute of Medicine and Humanities
20/13
International Association for Women in Development
20/14
International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development
20/15
International Programs
20/16
International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture, and Education
20/17
International Woman of the Year-Tibet
20/18
Missoula Biographies
20/19
Missoula Family Violence Council
20/20
Montana Shares
20/21
Montana Women's Lobby
20/22
NARAL
20/23
National Women's Political Caucus
20/24
National Programs
20/25
National Women's Health Network
20/26
NOW
21/1
Outspoken
21/2
Planned Parenthood
21/3
Population Reference Bureau
21/4
PRIDE
21/5
Rocky Mountaineers
21/6
subRosa
21/7
Unitarian Universalist Women's Heritage Society
21/8
United Nations
21/9
Welfare Advocates of Missoula
21/10
Western Montana Gay and Lesbian Community Center
21/11
Women's Action for New Directions
21/12
Women's Directory
21/13
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
21/14
Women's International Network
21/15
WORD
21/16
Women's Place
21/17
WEEL
21/18
YWCA

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Women's studies--Montana--Missoula