Corlann Gee Bush Papers, 1976-1985  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Corlann Gee Bush
Title
Corlann Gee Bush Papers
Dates
1976-1985 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG178 (collection)
Summary
Correspondence, reports, and other mailings concernings women's issues, including material from the American Association of University Women, the International Women's Year, and the Taking Hold of Technology Workshop. Also cassette tapes primarily of interviews with rural women.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 208-885-0845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Corlann Bush began her career at the University of Idaho as an Instructor of English in September 1967, a position she held until she became Director of Intercultural Programs in September 1970. In 1974 she became Director of Special Services, a position which included developing and administering the Women's Center and its programs, coordinating the National Student Exchange Program, supervising the International Student Advisor and Director of Drug Education, and serving as a member of the Affirmative Action Committee. One of the Women's Center programs was the Rural Women's History Project for which she was principal investigator. In March 1977 she was appointed Assistant Dean for Student Advisory Services. She resigned this position to become Affirmative Action and Human Resources Director at Montana State University, Bozeman, on October 1, 1985.

Bush received her B.A. degree in American Studies/Geology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio in 1965 and her M.S. in English from Montana State University in 1967. She was Program Planning Chair of the Idaho Coordinating Committee for International Women's Year, and vice chair of the Idaho delegation to the International Women's Year National Conference in Houston, Texas, in 1977. She was also coordinator of the Northwest Women's Studies Association, and chair of the Idaho Committee for International Women's Decade. In 1978 she was selected as the Outstanding Young Woman of the Year for the State of Idaho, and was included in MS. magazine's article "80 Women to Watch in the 80s."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers of Corlann Bush span the years 1976 to 1985, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1980 to 1985.

The items in the collection reflect her involvement with women's issues and include reports and other mailings from the American Association of University Women and other organizations, personal correspondence, photocopies of articles, and cassette tapes primarily of interviews with rural women.

The papers of the Rural Women's History Project for which Corky Bush was principal investigator are in Manuscript Group 68 in the University of Idaho Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Although the papers in this record group were in labeled folders, there was no apparent order to the material. Therefore while folder headings were retained, a series order was imposed during processing.

The first series, which contains material concerning the American Association of University Women, was divided into two subseries, the Idaho Division and the National organization. Included in the Idaho section are reports from various branches, division reports and mailings, and a list of notable women in Idaho. Items in the folder for the Moscow Branch include directories and brochures. The items in the National organization subseries include Action Alerts and other mailings, and information on several workshops. Corky Bush was chairman of the Topic Committee Taking Hold of Technology, and folders in that section include correspondence, memos, photocopies of articles on various types of technology, handouts for workshops, and evaluations of courses. Folders in this series were placed in alphabetical order, but no attempt was made to organize material within the folders.

The material for the series International Women's Year includes correspondence, memos, programs for both the state and the national congresses, and evaluations of the state congress.

The personal papers include correspondence, campus and community courses and workshops she taught, articles about her, letters of commendation, and certificates of performance and achievement.

Most of the cassette tapes are from Bush's involvement with rural feminism. Others include a recording of a 10 Year Plan Council Meeting, and a lecture on agriculture.

Acquisition Information

The papers of Corlann "Corky" Gee Bush were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Ms. Bush in October 1985.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. American Association of University Women , 1977-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
A. Idaho Branch
1979-1984
Box/Folder
1/1
Branch Reports
18 items
1984
1/2
Division Mailings
3 items
1984
1/3
Division Reports
43 items
1984
1/4
Moscow Branch
12 items
1979-1982
1/5
Notable Women in Idaho
5 items
1984?
B. National Organization
1977-1985
Box/Folder
1/6
Action Alerts
9 items
1981-1982
1/7
Educational Foundation
7 items
1981-1983
1/8
Families and Work Project
4 items
1982
1/9
Forms
3 items
1983-1984
1/10
Nominating Procedures
5 items
1983-1984
1/11
Policies and Bylaws
4 items
1977-1981
1/12
Position Papers
9 items
1982
Box
1
Taking Hold of Technology
Box/Folder
1/13-17
Topic Committee correspondence, memos, reports, etc.
161 items
1981-1983
1/18
Bio-Medical Technology
48 items
1980-1985
1/19
Computer Literacy
14 items
1983
1/20
Future Technology
13 items
1979-1982
1/21
Information Technology
17 items
1980-1981
1/22
Order of Consequences
4 items
undated
1/23
Women's Vote Project
5 items
1984
1/24
Workshops, General Information
2 items
1984
Box
1
Workshop Exercises
Box/Folder
1/25
Communication Skills
10 items
undated
1/26
Conflict Management
3 items
undated
1/27
Group Process
15 items
undated
1/28
Personal Growth
7 items
undated
1/29
Problem Solving
8 items
undated

Series II. International Women's Year , 1977-1979Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/30-31
National Conference
45 items
1977-1979
1/32
Idaho Conference
49 items
1977

Series III. Personal Papers , 1976-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/33-34
Correspondence, General
176 items
1976-1985
1/35
ERA and other Political Correspondence
13 items
1978-1980
1/36
Assertiveness Training Workshop
32 items
undated
1/37
Science Fiction and Women
2 items
undated
1/38
Sex Roles Class: Androgyny
2 items
undated
1/39
Environmental Education and Women
1 item
undated
1/40
Farm Women's Organization
7 items
1978-1984
1/41
Women's Study Class, U of I
3 items
1983
1/42
Women in Idaho
7 items
1976
1/43
Items About Corky Bush
4 items
1980
1/44
Professional Recognition
34 items
1977-1983

Series IV. Cassette Tapes, undated Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/45-76
Interviews with Women
32 items
undated
2/77-78
Rural Feminism, Final Report
2 items
undated
2/79
Rural Feminism, Stan Thomas Lecture
1 item
undated
2/80
Historical Songs by Cathy Winter
1 item
undated
2/81-82
Female Energy
2 items
undated
2/83
Lecture on Agriculture
1 item
undated
2/84
10 Year Plan Council Meeting
1 item
undated
2/85
Corky Bush
1 item
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • International Women's Year, 1975
  • Rural women -- Idaho -- History -- Sources

Corporate Names

  • American Association of University Women
  • Taking Hold of Technology Workshop

Occupations

  • University of Idaho director of special services, 1974-1977, and assistant dean for student advisory services, 1977-1985.

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Bush, Corlann G., 1943- --Archives.