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Affirmative Action Committee Records, 1972-1997
3 archives boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Minutes, reports, correspondence, printed material and other records documenting the activities of the Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Affirmative Action Committee Records for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Affirmative Action Committee Records should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Historical Note

The Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action advises the President and the college administration, bringing to the attention of the College opinions and suggestions regarding the provisions of the College's Affirmative Action Program. In carrying out its mission, the Committee has authority to solicit opinion from and issue reports to the College community. The Committee is composed of faculty members and staff and others, under the leadership of the Affirmative Action Officer. The Affirmative Action Advisory Committee has subcommittees on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues; diversity educators; women, work and family issues; sexual harassment; and the committee on collegiality.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Minutes, reports, correspondence, printed material and other records documenting the Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action and its role in helping Amherst College carry out the provisions of its Affirmative Action program, 1972-1997, addressing issues such as harassment and discrimination, workforce diversity, and work and family issues. The records include a number of statistical summaries based on workforce analysis as well as information about various campus events sponsored by the committee.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Affirmative Action Committee Records for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Affirmative Action Committee Records should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Affirmative Action Committee Records [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

88-022, 89-129, 95-046

Processing Information

Papers in this collection have been received from various members of the Affirmative Action Committee. In some cases, duplicates have been retained.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Report on Sex Discrimination in Staff Wage Patterns at Amherst College
1979 Apr

Box 1: folder 1
Consultant Search: administrative file, records
1979-1980

Box 1: folder 2
Consultant: questions for
1979

Box 1: folder 3
Consultant: Hayes/Hill correspondence
1980

Box 1: folder 4
Hayes/Hill Report
1980 Sep

Box 1: folder 5
Hayes/Hill Report- comments and assessment
1980

Box 1: folder 6
Staff Employee Evaluation System- Hayes/Hill Report press release to the Amherst Student
1980 Sep

Box 1: folder 7
Correspondence: general mailing from committee to Amherst College community
1980, 1983-1984

Box 1: folder 8
Sexual Harassment: Amherst College Policy, draft for staff handbook
1982

Box 1: folder 9
Interview questions
n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
Staff Figures for Affirmative Action: two-year summary of personnel by position categories
1979-1981

Box 1: folder 11
Workforce analysis
1984-1985

Box 1: folder 12
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment at Amherst College policy statement
1975

Box 1: folder 13
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policy statement
1984

Box 1: folder 14
Committee Information for New Members Handbook: minutes, committee charge, reports
1977-1978

Box 1: folder 15
Creation of Affirmative Action Officer position: Correspondence, drafts, reports
1980

Box 1: folder 16
Background material
1982

Box 1: folder 17
Affirmative Action materials of Robert F. Grose, Affirmative Action Officer
1982 Oct

Box 1: folder 18
Faculty Salary Analysis for Differences by Sex and Races
1983 Oct

Box 1: folder 19
Summary of a meeting with the women on Amherst College campus 1984 Dec 11
1985

Box 1: folder 20
Memo: Advisory on Affirmative Action and Personnel Policies
1987

Box 1: folder 21
Minutes, correspondence and reports
1976-1977

Box 1: folder 22
Minutes, correspondence and reports
1978-1979

Box 1: folder 23
Minutes, correspondence and reports
1979

Box 1: folder 24
Minutes, correspondence and reports
1980

Box 1: folder 25
Minutes, correspondence and reports
1981

Box 1: folder 26
Minutes, correspondence and reports
1982

Box 1: folder 27
Minutes, correspondence and reports
1983

Box 1: folder 28
Minutes, correspondence and reports
1985

Box 2: folder 1
Annual reports of the Affirmative Action Committee
1982-1989

Box 2: folder 1a
Faculty statistics
1985

Box 2: folder 2
Affirmative Action Committee Goals
1983 May

Box 2: folder 3
Goals for Faculty Positions
1985-1986

Box 2: folder 3a
Handbook: Trustee-Appointed Employees
1983-1984

Box 2: folder 4
Hiring procedures
1985, n.d.

Box 2: folder 5
Job Evaluation System Hayes/Hill Report
1980

Box 2: folder 6
Affirmative Action Committee materials
1982 Oct

Box 2: folder 7
Rotary Club issue
1982-1983

Box 2: folder 8
Staff handbook revised
1982 Sep

Box 2: folder 9
Supplementary materials
n.d.

Box 2: folder 10
Work force analysis
1979-1980

Box 2: folder 11
Work force analysis
1984-1988

Box 2: folder 11a
Meeting with women of the Amherst College campus
1984 Dec

Box 2: folder 12
Meeting minutes
1986-1987

Box 2: folder 12a
Meeting minutes
1985-1986

Box 2: folder 13
Meeting minutes
1984-1985

Box 2: folder 14
Meeting minutes
1983-1984

Box 2: folder 15
Meeting minutes
1982-1983

Box 2: folder 16
Annual report
1982 May

Box 2: folder 17
Annual report
1983 May

Box 2: folder 18
Annual report
1982

Box 2: folder 19
Affirmative Action booklet
n.d.

Box 2: folder 20
Progress report
1974

Box 2: folder 21
Statistics on Minority Personnel
1974 Oct

Box 2: folder 22
Report of the Committee
1976

Box 2: folder 23
Committee Report on Sex Discrimination in Wage Patterns
1979 Apr

Box 2: folder 24
Equal Opportunity Reports
1979 Nov

Box 2: folder 25
Special Report
1980 May

Box 2: folder 26
References in Minutes of the Board
1972-1980

Box 2: folder 27
Affirmative Action Advisory Committee
1993-1995

Box 3: folder 1
Advisory Committee on Personnel Policies
1994 Sep

Box 3: folder 2
Goals and Objectives
1994 Sep

Box 3: folder 3
Affirmative Action Faculty Orientation Booklet
1994 Aug

Box 3: folder 4
Affirmative Action Advisory Committee: Disability Issues Workgroup
1994-1995

Box 3: folder 5
Affirmative Action Advisory Committee Diversity Awareness Workgroup
1994-1995

Box 3: folder 6
Affirmative Action Advisory Committee Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues
1994-1995

Box 3: folder 7
Affirmative Action Advisory Committee Sexual Harassment/Sexual Respect Workgroup
1994-1995

Box 3: folder 8
Affirmative Action Advisory Committee Women and Family Issues Workgroup
1994-1995

Box 3: folder 9
Affirmative Action Advisory Committee Women/Minority Students and Employees
1994-1995

Box 3: folder 10
The First Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Alumni/Student Mentoring Weekend
1995 Mar-Apr

Box 3: folder 11
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
1995 Feb

Box 3: folder 12
Bi-semester Christian Worship Service
1994-1995

Box 3: folder 13
Affirmative Action Open House
1994,1995

Box 3: folder 14
Affirmations: An African-American Worship Service
1995-1996

Box 3: folder 15
Affirmative Action Annual Report
1994-1995

Box 3: folder 16
Brown Bag Lunch Series
1996-1997

Box 3: folder 17

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Affirmative action programs--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Amherst College--History--Sources.
  • Amherst College. Affirmative Action Committee.


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