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Program for the Studies of Women and Gender records, 1970 - ongoing
5 record cartons ( 5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 52

Abstract:
Department. This collection contains the records generated by the Program for the Studies of Women and Gender from its founding to present day.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives pending review and release by the College Archivist.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

Building on its origins in women's studies, our program continues to examine the experiences, ideologies, works and actions of women in a variety of national, cultural, historical and political contexts. As an interdisciplinary endeavor, the Program for the Study of Women and Gender shows students how different academic disciplines view the operation of gender in the labor market, the family, political systems and cultural production. Research and theory emerge from these everyday realities and feminist theory, in turn, informs our analysis of political choices. The study of women and gender is joined to an understanding of the forms of activism around the globe.

Papers were donated by:

  • Martha Ackelsberg, Professor of Government and SWG and Chair/Program Director 1988 - 1989, 2012 - 2013
  • Marilyn Schuster, Professor of French and SWG and Chair/Program Director 1986 - 1987, Provost 2009 - 2014
  • Susan Van Dyne, Professor of English and SWG and Chair/Program Director 1987 - 1988, 1989 - 1996, 1997 - 2002, 2004 - 2011

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records contain materials describing the history of the program as well as its publications and programs. Types of materials include agendas, budgets, class materials (syllabi, lecture notes, notes on classes) program meeting minutes, magazine and newspaper articles, notes on conferences, department newsletters, brochures, and publications, as well as material concerning the Junior Year in Women's Studies, and the Meridians journal.

This collection is organized into three series:


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

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives pending review and release by the College Archivist.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

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

Program for the Studies of Women and Gender, Box #, Smith College Archives

History of the Collection
  • Martha Ackelsberg, Professor of Government and Studies of Women and Gender
  • Marilyn Schuster, Professor of French and Studies of Women and Gender
  • Susan Van Dyne, Professor of English and Studies of Women and Gender

Processing Information

Elizabeth Carron, Archives Specialist

Appraisal of records

Kaitlin C. Hackbarth, Quigley Fellow for Program for the Study of Women and Gender


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
SERIES I: Administration



Founding Documents
1970 - ongoing

Box 1
Founding of WST
1970 - ongoing

Box 1
Women's Studies
1970 - ongoing

Box 1
Women's Studies Advisory Committee
1970 - ongoing

Box 1
WST clippings (The Sophian)
1970 - ongoing

Box 1
Women's Studies Program
1994 - 1996

Box 1
Women's Studies Program
1993 - 1995

Box 1
Women's Studies Program
2004 - 2005

Box 1
syllabus lunches
2006

Box 1
Women's Studies Program
2007 - 2008

Box 1
Departmental Relations
1990 - 1997

Box 1
agendas
2008 - 2011

Box 1
Women's Studies Program
2009 - 2010

Box 1
Women's Studies Program
2011 - 2012

Box 1
table of contents
2011

Box 1
Women's Studies Program
2013 - 2014

Box 1
Women's Studies Program
2004 - 2005

Box 1
chair records
1987 - 1988

Box 1
curricular committee
2005 - 2008

Box 1
SWG Annual Calendar
2011 - 2012

Box 1
agendas
1980 - 2000

Box 1
agendas
1993

Box 1
agendas
2001 - 2002

Box 1
agendas
2006 - 2011

Box 1
agendas
2012 - 2013

Box 1
minutes
2002 - 2003

Box 1
minutes
2006 - 2007

Box 1
minutes
2006 - 2001

Box 1
Women's Studies at Smith for Fran Volkmann
1982

Box 1
reports
1991 - 1994

Box 1
Junior Year in SWG
1993

Box 1
Reduction and Affinities
2010

Box 1
membership
2001, 2003 - 2005

Box 1
governance and membership
2005 - 2011

Box 1
governance and membership
2007 - 2010

Box 1
Stimpson on WST
1980

Box 1
self - study
1989 - 1991

Box 1
self - study
1990

Box 1
self - study
1990

Box 1
self - study
1990

Box 1
self - study
1996

Box 1
self - study
1996

Box 1
self - study
2003 - 2010

Box 1
self - study
2012

Box 1
crones proposal
1983, 1991 - 1997

Box 2
crones proposal
1999 - 2000

Box 2
common ground
2001 - 2006

Box 2
reaffirming action
2004 - 2005

Box 2
reaffirming action
2004 - 2005

Box 2
background documents for microclimates project
2005

Box 2
affirmative action in employment
2005 - 2006

Box 2
microclimate
2006

Box 2
common ground r & d
2006 - 2007

Box 2
microclimate
2007

Box 2
microclimate
2007

Box 2
Rutgars Institute for Women's Leadership
2008

Box 2
microclimate
2008

Box 2
final team meeting for reaffirming action project
2008

Box 2
Retreat on Pedagogy, Newton VT
2001

Box 2
retreat
2002

Box 2
faculty retreats
2006 - 2007

Box 2
retreats
2007 - 2008

Box 2
SWG retreats
Jan-12

Box 2
Chairs and Directors retreats
8/27/2012

Box 2
SWG retreats
1/23/2013

Box 2
SWG funds for research pr conferences
undated

Box 2
NWSA
1989

Box 2
Budgets
1993

Box 2
mater files
1997 - 2012

Box 2
SWG pink
2004 - 2007

Box 2
SWG program files
2008 - 2012

Box 2
Collett Funds
2009 - 2010

Box 2
Budgets
2009 - 2015

Box 2
general
1984 - 1996

Box 2
staffing
1992 - 1993

Box 2
Butler - Haraway Seminar
1993

Box 2
joint appointments
1993

Box 2
Conway Funds
1993 - 1999

Box 2
Susan Van Dyne
1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000

Box 2
joint appointments
1997 - ongoing

Box 2
joint appointments
1998, 2008 - 2011

Box 2
curriculum and staffing
1982, 2005

Box 2
joints
2004, 2006

Box 2
searches
2006 - 2009

Box 2
queer studies
2006 - 2011

Box 2
TT Request, GOV
2008 - 2010

Box 2
2010 Authorization
2008 - 2010

Box 2
extra departmental correspondence
2009 - 2011

Box 2
recent position requests
2009 - 2011

Box 2
QST Plan
2010 - 2011

Box 2
Mellon Joint
2010 - 2011

Box 2
Mendenhall
2010 - 2011

Box 2
joint appointments
2011

Box 2
position requests
2013 - 2014

Box 2
senior statements
undated

Box 2
prizes and programs
1980 - 1993

Box 2
major lists
1992 - 1993

Box 2
advising
2006 - 2011

Box 2
majors and minors
2010

Box 2
Quigley Fellowships
2007

Box 2
students
2007 - 2009

Box 2
SWG 110: Public Cultures
2008

Box 2
SWG Annual Prizes
2006

Box 2
SWG/SSC Internships
2011

Box 2
Honors
2011

Box 2
student liaisons
2011 - 2012

Box 2
Series II: Faculty



faculty seminar
1990

Box 3
"About Women"
3/3/1992

Box 3
faculty development
1992

Box 3
"Gender and Science"
1993, 2001 - 2010

Box 3
faculty seminar
1993 - 1994

Box 3
faculty seminar notes
Jan-94

Box 3
faculty seminar
1996

Box 3
faculty development workshop
1985

Box 3
faculty development workshop
01/1986

Box 3
"Teaching in the WST Classroom
1992

Box 3
January Residency
1993

Box 3
January Residency
1994

Box 3
January Residency
1994

Box 3
January Residency
1997

Box 3
January Residency
1998

Box 3
January Residency
1998

Box 3
January Residency
1998

Box 3
January Residency
1998

Box 3
Post-colonial Residency
circa 1999

Box 3
Postcolonial Feminism
Jan-00

Box 3
January Residency
2000

Box 3
January Residency
2002

Box 3
"The Future of Women's Studies
2002

Box 3
Homeland (In)Security
2003

Box 3
January Residency
2006 - 2007

Box 3
Exploding Fundamentalisms
01/2007

Box 3
January Residency
2007 - 2011

Box 3
Ross Nomination
2008 - 2012

Box 3
Loretta Ross/Patricia
2013

Box 3
Critical Pedagogy Conference
1986

Box 3
Pedagogy Workshop
1995

Box 3
Pedagogy Workshop
1996

Box 3
Five College Workshops
2006

Box 3
Five College Workshops
2012 - 2013

Box 3
Illegitimate Knowledge
1996

Box 3
Illegitimate Knowledge
1996

Box 3
Queer Activism/Queer Studies
1998

Box 3
Reproductive Justice
2005

Box 3
Race, Class, and Culture: Challenges to Feminism
1985

Box 3
Reading Gender in History
1987

Box 3
Feminist Studies: The Next Stage
1989

Box 3
Queer Activism/Queer Studies
1997 - 1998

Box 3
Queer Activism/Queer Studies
1998

Box 3
Queer Studies
1998

Box 3
Kixie Denison
2005 - 2007

Box 3
Kixie Denison
2010

Box 3
Kixie Denison
2011 - 2012

Box 3
Steinem Program
1996, 2006

Box 3
C & D Assessment Workshop
2013

Box 3
Meridians: feminism, race, and transnationalism
1984, 2005 - 2006

Box 3
women's studies publications
1984. 2004 - 2006

Box 3
public and media relations
1993 - 2001

Box 3
Mother Jones
1993

Box 3
Illegitimate Knowledge
1994

Box 3
A Culture for the Education of Women
1995

Box 3
Smith table
1996

Box 3
newsletters
1998 - 1999

Box 3
Reaffirming Action
2004 - 2006

Box 3
SSC Project
2008 - 2010

Box 3
Series III: Curriculum



general
2003 - 2008

Box 4
general
2007 - 2008

Box 4
general
2010 - 2014

Box 4
archive photographs (duplicates)
1895 - 1983

Box 4
Thinking About Women
1979 - 1983

Box 4
course notes
1988 - 1993

Box 4
Gov 364a Feminist Theory
1993

Box 4
WST 350b
1990

Box 4
seminars
1992

Box 4
WST350
1993

Box 4
teaching notes
1994

Box 4
teaching notes
1995 - 1996

Box 4
course notes
1995 - 1996

Box 4
feminist political theory notes
1996

Box 4
Gov364b: Fem Theory
1996

Box 4
course notes
1997 - 1998

Box 4
course notes
1998

Box 4
course notes
1999

Box 4
course notes
2000

Box 4
course notes
2003

Box 4
course notes
2005

Box 5
course notes
2006

Box 5
course notes
2007

Box 5
Fem Theory Special Studies
2012

Box 5
SWG150
2013

Box 5
SWG150
2013

Box 5
JYA in Women's Studies
undated

Box 5
group meeting
1982 - 1983

Box 5
transfers
1983, 1987, 1990

Box 5
JYA in Women's Studies
1996

Box 5
Women, Race, and Culture
2004 - 2005, 2007

Box 5
course clusters
1982

Box 5
Women and Power
1982

Box 5
course clusters
1982 - 1996

Box 5
course clusters
1982

Box 5
course clusters
1983

Box 5
course clusters
1983

Box 5
course clusters
1984

Box 5
course clusters
1985

Box 5
course clusters
1985

Box 5
course clusters
1986

Box 5
course clusters
1987

Box 5
course clusters
1988

Box 5
course clusters
1990

Box 5
course clusters
1991

Box 5
course clusters
1992

Box 5
policies
1981 - 1996

Box 5
SWG honors
2011

Box 5
seminars
1980

Box 5
seminars
1982

Box 5
seminars
1983

Box 5
seminars
1983 - 1992

Box 5
seminars
1984

Box 5
seminars
1984

Box 5
seminars
1985

Box 5
seminars
1986

Box 5
seminars
1987

Box 5
seminars
1988

Box 5
seminars
1989

Box 5

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Subjects
  • Van Dyne, Susan R.
  • Women -- Study and teaching
  • Women's studies


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