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Table of Contents
- Overview of the Collection
- Content Description
- Use of the Collection
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Names and Subjects
Association for Faculty Women Papers, 1972-1993
- Association for Faculty Women.
- Association for Faculty Women Papers
- 1972-1993 (inclusive)19721993
- 2.25 Linear feet of shelf space, (5 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Cage 631 (collection)
- The papers consist of business records of the Washington State University Association for Faculty Women, with other documents related to its activities. Washington State University's Association for Faculty Women (AFW) originated in 1975. After AFW was formed it continued working on equity issues important to women in academe.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Association for Faculty Women (AFW) originated in 1975. The forerunner of the group was the subcommittee on academic women of the Committee of Women, a Pullman organization founded in 1968. This early group proposed the first women's studies course at Washington State University and also secured modification of several other university policies changes that furthered faculty women's opportunities.
After AFW was formed it continued working on equity issues important to women in academe. Additionally, in 1984 the group began honoring outstanding women graduate students.
The association is active to date (as of 1999), and its highest priority for the future is to open up the university's decision-making positions to capable women.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The papers consist of business records of the Washington State University Association for Faculty Women, with other documents related to its activities.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Copyright restrictions apply.
[Item Description] Association for Faculty Women papers, 1972-1993
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is arranged in seven series that follow the organization in which the papers were received. The series are: Activities, Business Records, Correspondence, Membership, Miscellaneous, Newsletters, and Added Materials (internship, ad hoc committee, and miscellaneous items received in 1999, after the collection was processed).
Series 1: Activities Records. Includes a range of AFW's projects such as the Re-Entry Women's Emergency Fund, the Outstanding Woman Graduate Student Award, and faculty career advancement work.
Series 2: Business Records. Includes minutes, financial reports, and planning documents.
Series 3: Correspondence. Spans the diverse areas of the group's activities.
Series 4: Membership materials. Contains names of women faculty in the organization and records of their dues.
Series 5: Miscellaneous. Includes a variety of materials relevant to gender issues, grants, legal information, etc.
Series 6: Newsletters. Contains sample publications from several different organizations.
Series 7: Added Materials (internship, ad hoc committee, and miscellaneous items).
The Association for Faculty Women of Washington State University donated the organization's records to the WSU Libraries in five installments between 1986 and 1993 (accession numbers UA86-10, UA88-31, UA89-15, UA91-22 and UA93-14). Jean Johnson processed the records in 1995. Susan Armitage, WSU Professor of History, donated additional AFW records in 1999 (UA99-19), and these were added to the collection in 2011.
This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: ActivitiesReturn to Top
AFW Fund, 1981-1985
Faculty Positions, 1979-1985
Graduate Student Award
National Organization for Women (NOW), Pullman, 1974
President's Seminar Series, 1986-1987
Re-Entry Women's Emergency Loan Fund, 1986-1990
Search Interviews, 1982-1985
Series 2: Business RecordsReturn to Top
Bank Statements, 1977-1987
Catering Bills, 1980-1987
Minutes, Memberships Lists, Attendance, 1978-1985
Series 3: Correspondence, 1978-1985Return to Top
Series 4: Membership, 1978-1988Return to Top
Series 5: MiscellaneousReturn to Top
Faculty Lists, 1978-1983
Gender Issues, 1977-1979
Grants and Fellowships, 1979
Legal Information, 1972-1979
Organizational historic information, 1970-1971
Series 6: Newsletters, 1978-1981Return to Top
Series 7: Added Materials (internship, ad hoc committee, and miscellaneous items)Return to Top
Administrative internships, 1978-1982
AFW Ad Hoc Committee, 1987-1990
AFW Ad Hoc Committee, 1985-1989
AFW Ad Hoc Committee--Implementation, 1985-1991
Paper by Myrna Hall, "Women in Education: Barriers to Advancement, 1972-1987," 1987
Talk: "The Status of Faculty Women at WSU," delivered October 1987
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Feminism and higher education -- Washington (State) -- History -- Archives.
- Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- Women -- Archives.
- Women college teachers -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- History.
- Women in higher education -- Societies, etc. -- Archives.
- Women in higher education -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- History.
- Association for Faculty Women -- Records and correspondence.
- Washington State University -- Faculty -- Women -- History.
- Washington State University -- Faculty -- Women -- Societies, etc.