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Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education Records, 1985-2006
6 boxes (9 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 513

Abstract:
The mission of Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education (MWPHE) is to strengthen the status of women as professionals and to enhance the quality of public higher education. Founded in 1982, the records of Massachusetts Women in Public Higher education document the organization's work since their earliest days.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Biographical Note

Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education (MWPHE) is a non-profit organization open to women administrators, as well as to those women who aspire to administrative positions in public higher education in Massachusetts. Since 1982, the organization has established an information and support network, enhanced professional development, encouraged and promoted upward mobility, and addressed issues affecting Massachusetts public higher education and the status of women within the system.

Scope and contents of the collection

Founded in 1982, the records of Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education document the organization's work since their earliest days. Taken as a whole, the collection demonstrates the impact the MWPHE has had on the quality of public higher education in Massachusetts. In particular, the collection highlights the organization's mission to represent and support women administrators, encourage networking for women, and provide professional development through speakers, workshops and forums.


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

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

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

Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education Records (MS 513). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Diane Smith, 2006.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English.

Contents List
Address lists
1990-1991

Box 1.4.4
Agendas
1987-2002

Box 2.58

Conferences, Board meetings, retreats.

Annual retreat
2006 June 8-9

Box 6.12
Board members
1987-2003

Box 2.50

Board elections, campus coordinators, letters and emails, biographies, research committee report.

Briarwood retreat
1988-1996

Box 1.4.5

Minutes, memoranda, application form, schedules and calendars.

Brochure
1989-1995

Box 1.5.1

Invitations and membership applications.

Brochure
undated

Box 2.55
Budget
1994

Box 2.5
By-Laws Committee
1987-1994

Box 2.17

Letters, meeting minutes, financial records, campus coordinators, professional development funds, memoranda, reports.

By-laws
1987-1995

Box 1.5.2

Proposed revisions and changes to by-laws, memorandum.

By-laws
2002

Box 2.59

Proposed revisions and changes.

Calendar
1994-1995

Box 2.8
Campus Coordinators correspondence
1988-1995

Box 2.9

Memoranda of: Martha D. Jones, Anita Kaplan, Joan M. McGowan, Patricia E. Chisholm, Mary E. Wilson, Elaine Gardiner.

Campus Coordinators
1991-1993

Box 1.6.1

Memoranda.

Committee descriptions and members
1993-1995

Box 1.4.3

Executive Board, regional coordinators, conferences, retreats, members directory.

Committee descriptions and members
1990-1995

Box 2.10
Committee members
1990-1995

Box 1.6.2

Committee membership lists.

Conference brochures
1990-2002

Box 2.52
Conference brochures
undated

Box 6.15
Conference evaluation
2003 Spring

Box 4.3
Conference evaluation
2004 Spring

Box 4.4
Conference ideas
1987-1995

Box 2.6
Conference minutes
2004

Box 4.5
Conference photograph album
2001 Fall

Box 6.10
Conference sites and meetings
1993-1994

Box 2.40
Conference
1993

Box 4.6
Conference
2002

Box 2.1
Conferences
1988-1993

Box 2.11

Mission statement, memoranda, and information concerning: Educational Leadership (1990), High Strides (1993), and Little Flags Theatre (1988).

Cooperative ventures
1987-1994

Box 2.60

Articles, committees, letters from Dorothea Alexander, Joan M. McGowan, Cynthia McGurren, Mary E. Wilson, Martha A. Brine.

Correspondence with CEOs
1993-1994

Box 1.6.3

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Peter H. Cressy, Nancy Harrington.

Correspondence with CEOs
1993-1995

Box 2.13

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Marion Kilson, Paul Frydrych, Anita Kaplan.

Correspondence with CEOs
1993-1994

Box 2.14

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Adrian Tinsley, Grace Carolyn Brown, Daniel M. Asquino, Peter H. Cressy.

Correspondence with residents
1994-1995

Box 2.12

Special contributions, checks, and letters.

Correspondence with speakers
1987, 1993-1994

Box 2.15

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Lois Harrison-Jones, Mary Caton, Jacqueline Kral, Elaine Gardiner, Grace Carolyn Brown, Stanley Z. Koplik, Patricia McGovern.

Correspondence with speakers
1993

Box 1.6.4

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Grace Carolyn Brown, Stanley Z. Koplik, Patricia McGovern.

Correspondence
1990-1995

Box 1.4.1

Correspondence of Marion Bojas, Mary E. Wilson, Dorothea Alexander, Martha Jones.

Development
1994-1995, 2003

Box 2.3

By-laws and proposed revisions, memoranda, directory, money receipt book.

E-Board retreat
2005 June 9-10

Box 6.6
Elections
1988-1995

Box 2.7

Election committee, Executive Board, list of candidates.

Elections
1994

Box 1.7.1

Memoranda.

Evaluation results
2004

Box 4.7
Evaluations
1999-2001

Box 2.54

Conferences.

Events pamphlets
2003-2004

Box 5.5
Executive Board meetings
1987-1995

Box 1.4.6

Minutes, memoranda, Secretary's report.

Executive Board correspondence
1985-1997

Box 1.7.2

Correspondence and memoranda of Mary E. Wilson, Dorothea Alexander, Martha Brine, Carol Vaas, Elaine Gardiner, Martha Jones.

Executive Board correspondence
1990-1994

Box 2.18

Correspodence of Elaine Gardiner, Mary E. Wilson, Dorothea Alexander, Roberta T. Noodell, Diane Lapkin, Gail A. Indyk, Cynthia McCurren, Kay Ransdell.

Executive Board members
1990-1995

Box 1.7.3

Membership lists.

Executive Board
1988-1995

Box 2.16

Board officers and members, regional coordinators.

Executive Board
1994-1995

Box 2.19

Application for members, nomination forms, minutes, budget, memoranda.

Founding members
1994, 2002

Box 2.49

Newsletter, invitation, diskette.

How to Get Appointed to State Boards and Commissions: A Directory Prepared by Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
undated

Box 6.8
Job Postings
1994

Box 2.21
Kaori Kelts
1993-2002

Box 3.1

Binder containing mostly letters, memoranda, brochures.

Letterhead
undated

Box 6.1
Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, Annual Report
2005

Box 6.2
Meeting
2004 Aug 13

Box 4.1
Membership committee
1993-1994

Box 2.25

Memoranda, brochure, flyer.

Membership correspondence
1989-1996

Box 1.8.2

Letters, memoranda, invitations, faxes, reports.

Membership correspondence
1993-1995

Box 2.27

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Gwendolyn Rosemond, Cynthia McGurren, Dorothea Alexander, Elaine Gardiner.

Membership lists
1990-1994

Box 2.26
Membership lists
1993-1995

Box 1.8.1
Membership
1993-1997

Box 1.3

Professional development award application, Executive Board, annual retreat.

Membership
1994-1995

Box 1.4.2

Newsletter, Executive Board, annual retreat, committees.

Memoranda and letters
undated

Box 6.9
Minutes
1995-2002

Box 2.57

Executive Board minutes, annual board retreat, position descriptions, reports.

Miscellaneous
1992

Box 5.1
Miscellaneous
1995-1997

Box 5.2
Miscellaneous
2000-2003

Box 3.4

Letters, emails, brochures.

Miscellaneous
2003 Aug

Box 4.9
Miscellaneous
2004

Box 5.3
Miscellaneous
2005 Feb

Box 5.4
Miscellaneous
undated

Box 2.28

Business card and note.

Newsletters
1994

Box 2.29

Memoranda, copy of newsletter, fall and spring conferences.

Newsletters
1994-1996

Box 1.9.1

Issues of newsletter, memoranda, invoices, faxes, photographs.

Newsletters
2001

Box 2.2
Newsletters
2004 Spring

Box 6.7
Newsletters
2005 Spring

Box 6.4
Newsletters
1993-2004

Box 2.56
Nominations Committee
1988

Box 1.9.2

Mary E Mahoney to candidates concerning elections for the Executive Board.

Nominations Committee
1988-1994

Box 2.30

Letters ffrom Mary E. Mahoney, Mary E. Wilson, Dorothea Alexander.

OFC Day Care Project
1991-1993

Box 2.4
Parallel Lives: the Kathy and Mo Show, Stone Forge Inn.
2003 Apr 25

Box 5.6
Photograph album
undated

Box 6.14
Photographs
undated

Box 6.11
Positions descriptions
undated

Box 2.31

Regional coordinator, campus coordinator.

Positions descriptions
1988

Box 1.10
Professional Development Award application
2004

Box 4.2
Professional Development Committee
1991-1996

Box 1.11

Memoranda and faxes concerning professional development awards and scholarships.

Professional Development Committee
1991-1995

Box 2.33

Memoranda, letters, awards committee report.

Program committee
1990-1994

Box 2.34

Members, letters from Mary E. Wilson, Jean Goodwin, Dorothea Alexander.

Public Relations Committee
1993-1995

Box 1.1

Minutes, budget, memorandum, letters, invitation, pamphlet, photographs.

Public Relations Committee
1993-1995

Box 1.12

Letters and memoranda.

Public Relations Committee
1993-1994

Box 2.36

Letters, by-laws.

Raynham, Mass.
undated

Box 5.7
Real Cuts-Real People-Real Pain: The Effects of the Fiscal Crisis on Women and Girls in Massachusetts; prepared for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
2004 Dec

Box 6.5
Regional and campus coordinators
1988-1995

Box 2.37

Lists, job descriptions, memoranda.

Regional and campus coordinators
1990-1996

Box 1.13

Lists of coordinators.

Regional and campus members
1993-1994

Box 2.23

Campus coordinators, members, committees.

Regional coordinators
1991-1994

Box 2.38
Regional meetings
1987

Box 1.14
Regional meetings
undated

Box 2.39

Memorandum from Dorothea Alexander to Campus Coordinators

Research Committee
1986-1987

Box 1.15

Letters and memoranda concerning research questionnaire.

Resignations
1993-1995

Box 2.42
Resignations
1994

Box 1.16
Resource directory
2002-2003

Box 5.10
Retreat
1988-1995

Box 2.43

Letters and memoranda, schedules, financial records, Briarwood minutes,position descriptions.

Retreat
2003 June

Box 4.8
Speakers
1999-2001

Box 2.53

Biographies and professional summaries, conferences.

Spring conference brochures
2006 Apr 28

Box 6.3
Stationary
undated

Box 2.41
Stationary
undated

Box 1.17.3
Staying Upbeat in Downbeat Times, Publick House, Sturbridge, Mass.
2003 Oct 31

Box 5.8
Student Awards Committee
Letters and lists of winners.

Box 1.17.1
Student Awards Committee
1990-1995

Box 2.44

Criteria and nomination forms, letters and memoranda.

Tax documents
1990-1994

Box 1.2

By-laws, check register, bank slips, memoranda concerning tax exempt status.

Treasurer's reports
1989-1995

Box 2.47

Check registers, expense reports, federal tax information.

Treasurer's correspondence
1993-1994

Box 2.46

Letters and memoranda, receipts, financial statements.

Treasurer's reports
1999-2000

Box 2.51

Membership, conferences, retreats, invoices, letters.

Treasurer's report
2003 Nov

Box 4.10
Treasurer's report
2004 Nov

Box 4.11
Treasurer's report
2005

Box 5.9
Treasurer's Reports
1990-1996

Box 1.17.2

Letters and memoranda concerning conferences, check registers, reimbursements, donations.

Women's organizations: MAWE
1993

Box 2.48

Connections East Survey.

Worcester State College Catering Services
1985-2002

Box 3.5

Letters and memoranda, brochures, photographs.

You: Resilient in a World of Change, DiBurro's, Ward Hill, Mass.
2004 Apr 2

Box 5.11

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Subjects
  • Education, higher--Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education
  • Universities and colleges--Massachusetts
  • Women in higher education--Massachusetts
  • Women school administrators--Massachusetts

Genre terms
  • Photographs


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