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Guide to the Center for Women Policy Studies Records, 1970-2012 and undated

Abstract

The Center for Women Policy Studies was founded in 1972 as the nation’s first feminist policy analysis, research and advocacy institution.

Collection documents the day-to-day operation, programs, and mission of the Center for Women's Policy Studies. The records include subject files, research files, publication materials, lectures, project documentation, program files, surveys, survey data and chronological files accumulated by the organization. Topics include women and AIDS, girls, teenage girls, work/life balance, women and violence, women and leadership, women and bio ethics and reproductive rights. The collection includes audio cassettes and VHS tapes, and patrons must request use copies to access the content of these materials. Acquired by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University
Creator
Center for Women Policy Studies
Title
Center for Women Policy Studies papers, 1970-2012 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
315.5 Linear Feet, 236250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection (2010-094)(147375 items, dated 1970-2005) documents the day-to-day operation, programs, and mission of the Center for Women Policy Studies and was accumulated by the organization throughout its history. Materials range in date from 1970-2012.

Topics covered include equal credit opportunity, educational equity, violence against women and girls, welfare reform, work/family balancing and workplace diversity policies, reproductive rights and health, the women’s HIV/AIDS epidemic and access to health care for low income women. The collection contains many speeches and articles by President Leslie R. Wolfe.

This addition (2012-0239)(41625 items, dated 1975-2009) continues to document the Center's activities. Materials include program files, development files, administrative documentation, and publications.

This addition (2013-0067)(20250 items, dated 1979-2012) covers more recent activities of the organization as well as some earlier materials not included in previous accessions. Materials include program files, publicity and fund raising files, publications, and project documentation.

This addition (2013-0137)(5625 items, dated 1975-2012) includes program files and publications from director Leslie R. Wolfe's office, mostly documenting the most recent activities of the Center.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

However, collection may contain materials to which the Acknowledgment of Legal Responsibilities and Privacy Rights form applies. Patrons must sign this form before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. There may be a 24-hour delay in obtaining these materials.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Research Services staff need to produce use copies before contents can be accessed.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

Contents of the Collection

This series contains subject files, research files, publication materials, lectures, project documentation, program files, surveys, survey data and chronological files. Some boxes contain audio cassettes and VHS tapes that need to be reformatted before use.

Grants, 1996-1998
Box 1
Original lease/building info, 1996
Box 1
Wise Women, 2001
Box 2
From Poverty to Self-Sufficiency sources
Box 3
Post-secondary education sources
Box 3
National Work/Life Survey, 2002
Box 4
Women and AIDS
Box 5-6
Leslie R. Wolfe chronological files, 2004
Box 7
Women and AIDS program files
Box 8
Leslie R. Wolfe chronological files, 2000
Box 9
Leslie R. Wolfe speeches, 2003-2004
Box 10
Publishing Contracts
Box 11
Leslie R. Wolfe chronological files, 2000
Box 12
Leslie R. Wolfe chronological files, Sept. 1989-Dec. 1992
Box 13
Women and AIDS program files
Box 14
Program Files/Spelman Internship
Box 15
Women and AIDS/Access to meds
Box 16
Women and AIDS
Box 17
Files, papers, publications inventory, 1999-2000
Box 18
HIV/AIDS program files
Box 19
Teen Women Leadership Development Institute
Box 20
Girls and Violence focus groups
Box 20
Center publications, 1970s
Box 20
Literature review
Box 21
Report
Box 21
Partner Organization-Reproductive Health Technology Project
Box 21
Working group members
Box 21
Description
Box 21
Meeting agenda, correspondence, notes
Box 21
Virucide Meeting
Box 21
1995 Update on Topical Microbicides (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Box 21
Women and AIDS program files
Box 22
Girls and Violence, 1996
Box 23
Summit on Girls and Violence transcript (December 1997)
Box 23
Victims No More: Girls Fight Back Against Male Violence
Box 23
Girls and Violence survey
Box 23
Feminist Futures
Box 24
Women's Environment and Development Organization-Waste, Nov. 10 2001
Box 25
Leslie R. Wolfe speech Feb. 7-9, 2002, San Francisco
Box 25
Kansas Coalition Against WAV speech and background materials, Nov. 8 2001
Box 25
United States Information Agency/Women and AIDS India, Sept. 19 2001
Box 25
United States Information Agency Mumbai
Box 25
US Committee for UniFem and Sarasota, May 31-June 4 2001
Box 25
Sexual Trafficking Seattle, Nov. 2001
Box 25
Sahott Foundation, Gender Equity, July 21 2001
Box 25
PSE Welfare Conference, March 2, 2001
Box 25
Public Leadership Education Network, Jan. 2002
Box 25
MBVA @ SASSI: Inaugural, April 9, 2002
Box 25
BCRC, Oct. 5, 2002
Box 25
National Hispana Leadership Institute Orlando: Nov. 1, 2002
Box 25
National Conference of State Legislatures Women's Network Regarding Domestic Violence, July 23, 2002
Box 25
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Aug. 7 2002
Box 25
National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 2001
Box 25
TWPR, June 8, 2001, NMBAU + PSE
Box 25
Intersectionality + Health, University of Michigan, May 18-19, 2001
Box 25
Girls Inc., Center for Girls' Rights, April 29, 2002
Box 25
Carlow College Pittsburgh, March 19, 2002
Box 25
Business and Professional Women Conference Feb 8, 2002
Box 25
Association for Gender Equity Leadership Education, June 17, 2002
Box 25
American Association of University Women, Dec. 8, 2001
Box 25
Jennifer Tucker program files, chronological
Box 26
Rejected proposals
Box 27
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS prototypes, training curricula (contains VHS tapes)
Box 28
US PACT Publications For Clearinghouse
Box 29
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS
Box 30
Program files
Box 31
Leslie R. Wolfe speeches, 1974-1987
Box 32
Women and AIDS program files
Box 33
Leslie R. Wolfe speeches
Box 34
Leslie R. Wolfe speeches Sept. 13, 1993-Nov. 10, 1997
Box 35
Detailed inventory in box
Box 36-37
In-depth interview transcripts
Box 36-37
Focus group
Box 36-37
Segments of interview data, July 1998
Box 36-37
Work/Family focus groups (includes VHS tapes)
Box 38
Women's Health Decision-Making (includes 2 audio cassettes)
Box 39-40
Leslie R. Wolfe speeches, 1984-1991
Box 39-40
Work/Family focus groups (includes VHS tapes)
Box 41
Surveys with written responses-Work and Family
Box 42
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS for Women with HIV/AIDS
Box 43
Women and AIDS
Box 43
Medicaid Managed Care
Box 44-45
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS for Women with HIV/AIDS
Box 46
Women and AIDS
Box 46
Women-focused AIDS Policy
Box 47
National Advisory Committee members, 1994
Box 47
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS for Women with HIV/AIDS
Box 48
Women and AIDS
Box 48
US PACT publications for clearinghouse
Box 49
CWPS early archives, 1982-1985
Box 50
Leslie R. Wolfe old projects archives
Box 51
Leslie R. Wolfe old projects archives
Box 52
Girls and Violence
Box 52
Work/Family study, tabular report, 1997
Box 53
WICS impact evaluation study
Box 54
Survey mailing, survey literature review, audio cassettes
Box 54
Moderator's guide for CWPS, 1992
Box 55
Focus group participants, 1992
Box 55
Interview guide responses, 1992
Box 55
Summary report, 1992
Box 55
Correspondence, 1992
Box 55
Regret letters
Box 55
Yes letters
Box 55
Transcripts
Box 55
Sources
Box 55
Report
Box 55
List of participants
Box 55
List to receive symposium materials
Box 55
Symposium agenda
Box 55
Wise Women, 1995
Box 56
Leslie R. Wolfe boards, inactive, 1993-1994
Box 57-58
Women and AIDS
Box 59
Reproductive Rights and Mandatory HIV Testing, 1996-1999
Box 59
Reproductive Rights, HIV, and Drug Policy Seminar, 2000
Box 59
Wolfe chronological files, 2005
Box 60
Former staff/intern/consultant files
Box 60
Post-secondary education/Poverty to Self-Sufficiency (mostly research publications)
Box 61
Leslie R. Wolfe Speeches, Jan. 7 1992-July 12, 1993
Box 62
Files, papers, publications, inventory, 1999-2000
Box 63
Post-secondary education state files, Illinois-Pennsylvania
Box 64
Department of Justice grant files, 1983-1985
Box 65
Files, publications inventory, papers, 2000
Box 66
Wise Women, 1994
Box 67
Violence Against Women
Box 68
Teen Women
Box 68
Leadership Development Institute
Box 68
Women and AIDS
Box 69
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS
Box 69
Wolfe chronological files, Sept. 1987-Aug. 1989
Box 70
Work Family/Diversity
Box 71
Wise Women, 1990-1991
Box 72
Work/Family survey responses
Box 73
WICS Impact Evaluation Study
Box 74
Articles about WICS
Box 74
WICS' history and background
Box 74
Brandeis Report
Box 74
Articles on feminist methodology
Box 74
Articles on Survey Research and people of color
Box 74
Articles on interviewing and focus groups
Box 74
E and R Associates Evaluation Tools
Box 74
Focus group consent forms and participant lists
Box 74
Program proposal
Box 74
Crivens and Dorsey Evaluation
Box 74
Address labels for Life skills in Shelby County
Box 74
Families First contract and address lists
Box 74
HOPE VI proposal and address labels
Box 74
Portland State Evaluation
Box 74
Mailing labels
Box 74
General articles on women in prisons
Box 74
Jennifer Tucker's on-site visit file
Box 74
Unity Program progress report
Box 74
Find Work contract, address labels and on-site survey list
Box 74
San Francisco
Box 74
Proposal
Box 74
Jennifer Tucker's on-site visit file
Box 74
WICS internal phone survey of program graduates
Box 74
San Francisco self-evaluation, address labels, consent forms and survey completion forms
Box 74
Leslie R. Wolfe chronological files, 1997
Box 75
Peer publications
Box 75
Fiscal year files, 1998
Box 76
Women's Bio ethics Project
Box 76
Original publications, 1970s-1980s
Box 77
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS-segments of in-depth interviews
Box 78
Data
Box 78
Audits, 1994-2001
Box 79
WICS impact evaluation study
Box 80
WICS men respondents
Box 80
Surveys for respondents in prison programs and other programs
Box 80
All mail returned survey used in study included two categories shown above and Survey 001M-201M (five separate files)
Box 80
Response and other publications
Box 81
Conference tapes (VHS and cassette)
Box 82
WICS impact evaluation study
Box 83
Late surveys not included in survey
Box 83
Stipend receipts
Box 83
SPSS operator file
Box 83
SPSS survey entry corrections
Box 83
WICS travel
Box 83
Memphis on-site
Box 83
New Orleans
Box 83
San Francisco
Box 83
Bad addresses (resent surveys
Box 83
Survey (final versions for four sites)
Box 83
Surveys returned (not able to use in study)
Box 83
Memphis
Box 83
New Orleans
Box 83
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS
Box 84
Legal Status of Homemakers - reports by state
Box 85
Workplace Cultures: A Reality Check. Listening to Voices of Women of Color, December, 1995
Box 86
Moderator's guide for CWPS
Box 86
Interview responses/research data
Box 86
Women of Color Advancing in the Workplace: Issues and Strategies, August 16, 1996
Box 86
Wise Women, 2000
Box 87
Wise Women, 1989-1993
Box 88
Wise Women, 1999 (2 VHS tapes)
Box 89
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS
Box 90
Poverty to Self-Sufficiency/Post-secondary education research
Box 91
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS years 2-4
Box 92
Sandler lawsuit
Box 93
Leslie R. Wolfe chronological files, 2003
Box 94
Audio cassettes
Box 94
Grant project files
Box 95
Teen Women Leadership Development Institute
Box 96
Survey responses, 2000
Box 96
Report of survey findings, 2000
Box 96
Lucent Links: TWLDI Frequencies, 1999-2000
Box 96
Leslie R. Wolfe speeches, 1974-1987
Box 97
National Advisory Committee for Women-Focused AIDS - correspondence
Box 98
National Advisory Committee for Women-Focused AIDS - RSVP's and declined participants
Box 98
AIDS net, 1994
Box 98
Women and AIDS position statements, 1995-1996
Box 98
Medicaid Managed Care: Serving Women With HIV/AIDS, 1996
Box 98
National Resource Center on Women and AIDS, 1989-1991
Box 98
Women to Women project
Box 98
Midlife and Older Women and HIV/AIDS seminar/report, 1993
Box 98
In-depth interview research packet
Box 98
Disability and marriage
Box 99
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS
Box 100
Trafficking central files/archives
Box 101
FPI, 2003
Box 102
Federal Policy statements, 1998-2004
Box 103
Girls and Violence - focus group, 1993-1995
Box 104
GIRLS!, 1995
Box 104
Girl Stabs Boy at School, Leslie R. Wolfe article, 1994
Box 104
Teen Women Leadership Development Institute survey report - FREQS open-ended questions
Box 104
Raw data and frequencies
Box 104
B'nai Brith Project
Box 104
Violence and Victimization data sets and surveys
Box 104
Research/sources
Box 104
Other data and sources
Box 104
Women and AIDS program files
Box 105
Metro DC Collaborative for Women with HIV/AIDS segments of in-depth interview data
Box 106
Leslie R. Wolfe chronological files, Sept. 1987-Aug. 1989
Box 106
Misc. publications and supplies
Box 106
FPI 2004-2005
Box 107
Contract with Women of the USA State Legislator's Initiative
Box 108
Women and AIDS
Box 109
FPI 2004-2005
Box 110
Central files
Box 111
Post-secondary education
Box 112
National Work/Life Survey
Box 113
Young women's programs
Box 114
Teen women program
Box 114
Final Teen Survey
Box 114
Lucent Links
Box 114
Assessments 1 and 2
Box 114
Certificates
Box 114
Lucent Partnerships
Box 114
Lucent Report
Box 114
Documents
Box 114
Lucent links
Box 114
Reports
Box 114
Resources
Box 114
Curriculum - domestic violence
Box 114
Program Files, Jennifer Tucker, chronological
Box 115
Fatherhood
Box 116
Contract with Women of the USA
Box 117
Mirabella surveys
Box 118
Girls and Violence surveys
Box 118
Leslie R. Wolfe boards and AIDSCAP
Box 118
Contract with Women of the USA
Box 119
Girls and Violence
Box 120
SAT gender gap
Box 120
Parents focus group training
Box 120
Old CWPS publications, 1970s, includes VHS
Box 121
National Conference of State Legislators sessions
Box 122
Work/Family survey, symposium
Box 123
SAT gender gap
Box 124
State Legislative Database
Box 125
Archives, 1986-1987
Box 127
Proposals/manuscripts, 1970s-1980s
Box 128
Foreign Policy Institute for State Legislator, Part 1 of 2, 2001
Box 129
Fiscal Year 1997 files
Box 130-131

Contains program files, publicity and development files, publications, and project documentation.

Leslie R. Wolfe's unofficial grants/proposal files, 2005-2010
Box 132-133
Women's Educational Equity Act, 1979-1984
Box 134
Leslie R. Wolfe's unofficial grants/proposal files, 2006-2008
Box 135
Funders, 1998-2006
Box 136
Funders, 2002
Box 137
Funders, N-R
Box 138
Funders F and P
Box 139
Board of Directors materials including strategic planning, 1997-1999, 2003
Box 140
Op-eds, Press releases and contacts
Box 140
Correspondence
Box 140
Newsletter and Administrative Files
Box 141
Foreign Policy Institute, 1972-1990
Box 141
Op-eds
Box 141
Publications
Box 141
Publications on women and violence
Box 142
Funders, C through E
Box 143
Funders, A-W
Box 144
Funder files: American Express-Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust
Box 145
Funders: Ford Foundation-Keiser
Box 146
Funders: Ford Foundation-George gund
Box 147
Funders: Ford Foundation
Box 148
Funders: J-N, 1987-2004
Box 149
Publications
Box 150
Funder files Abelard-Amfar
Box 150
Project files, 1993-2005
Box 151
Legislative files
Box 151
Board of Directors files, 2004 (4 audio cassettes)
Box 151
Legislative (earmarks) files, 2004-2007
Box 152
Legislative files, 2001-2004 and undated; Board of Directors files, 1993-2004 and undated
Box 153
Earmarks 2007; Legislative files; Foreign Policy Institute, 2006-2007
Box 154
FPI files and audio recordings, 2006-2009, 50 audio cassettes
Box 155
Press clips, 1988-1999 and undated
Box 156
Funders, 2002
Box 157
Global Power, 2006
Box 158
Newsletters, 2003-2004; Program Files, 1998-2001
Box 159
Action Alerts, 1996-2003; National Conference of State Legislatures audio tapes, 2002-2006
Box 160
Founders L through O
Box 161
Foreign Policy Institute, 2006-2008
Box 162
Global Power, 2006-2009
Box 163
Funding and HR sign on
Box 164
Board meeting materials, 2002-2007; Quarterly reports, 1993-2000
Box 165
Funders G-K
Box 166
Women's Bio ethics Project
Box 167
Trafficking Files, 2000-2003
Box 167
Legislative Exchange on Reproductive Rights and Health
Box 167
Sign-ons, 2005-2006
Box 167
News, 2004; Legislative Surveys, 2001-2004
Box 168
Honor Roll, 2001-2004
Box 169

Contains program files, publicity and development files, publications, and project documentation.

CWPS anniversaries, 2001-2002 (3 reel-to-reels)
Box 170
Board of Directors files, 2005
Box 170
Global Power
Box 171
Women's Empowerment Group (WEG), 2004-2006
Box 171
Administrative files, 1994-1996
Box 172
WEG, continued
Box 172
State Legislative reports, 2002-2004
Box 173
Quarterly Affiliate reports, 1997-2002
Box 173
Post Election Action Convening (PEAC) 2005 (40 audio cassettes)
Box 174
Fighting for Our Lives: Women Confronting AIDS CWPS-produced videotape (4 VHS tapes)
Box 174
Publications, 1975-1982
Box 175
AIDS program materials, 2008
Box 175
Women and Care, HIV Resource Center, 1992
Box 176
Files on women legislators, 2011
Box 177
Fund raising; lobbying, 2006
Box 178
AIDS programming, 2011
Box 178
Lobbying, 2011
Box 179
Administrative materials, 2011
Box 179
Publications
Box 179
Department of Justice proposal files, 2004-2006
Box 180-183
Educational Foundation of America (EFA), 2005-2009
Box 180-183
Completed survey forms from National Women of Color Work/Life Survey
Box 184
CWPS publications
Box 185-186
Survey of mathematics, science technology education programs assisting girls of color, 1992
Box 187
Foreign Policy Institute, 2002-2009
Box 188
Board Meeting minutes, 1994-1999
Box 188

Contains program files and publications from Leslie R. Wolfe's office.

Program files, 2006-2012
Box 189
Program files and CWPS publications, 1975-2012
Box 190
Program files, 2000-2012
Box 191
Program files and publications, 1994-2012
Box 192

Historical Note

The Center for Women Policy Studies was founded in 1972 as the nation’s first feminist policy analysis, research, and advocacy institution. Their mission is to shape public policy to improve women's lives and preserve women's human rights. Leslie R. Wolfe has been President since 1987.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Center for Women Policy Studies Records, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Center for Women Policy Studies Records were received by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library as a gift in 2010, 2012, and 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Megan E. Lewis, May 2010

Encoded by Megan E. Lewis, March 2011; updated March 2012 and September 2013

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition. The collection description is taken from container lists provided by the Center for Women Policy Studies.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.