Guide to the Highlands Women's Dialogue Records, 1992-2010
The Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought (HIARPT) was established in Highlands, North Carolina, as a result of the expansion of the American Journal of Theology and Philosophy. The Women's Dialogue began in 1992 as a means to discuss theology and philosophy from a feminist perspective. It hosts annual seminars and monthly discussion groups on feminist theology.
Collection (2010-0173) (500 items; 1.2 lin. ft.; dated 1992-2010) includes seminar files and materials from Women's Dialogue seminars, historical perspectives gathered by the Women's Dialogue members for their 10th anniversary, correspondence between members, information on speakers, finances, and membership rosters. Patricia Boyd's files, a separate series, contains additional seminar materials and other supplemental files on speakers and programs. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought. The Women's Dialogue.
- Highlands Women's Dialogue records 1992-2010
- Language of Material
- 1.2 Linear Feet, 500 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
The collection is separated into two series: the Women's Dialogue series and the Patricia Boyd Papers series. Despite this division, both series include corresponding files and materials from the activities of the Women's Dialogue.
The majority of the collection consists of program information and planning from the Dialogue's annual seminars. The earliest material dates from the 1996 seminar, but the seminars from the year 2001 and later all have more information and details. Common materials include the seminar's agenda, some information about its speaker, and other registration or logistical information. Other aspects of the collection include some historical financial records, mailing lists and rosters, and program files or speaker information.
One file is full of autobiographies of some of the Women's Dialogue founders, written in 1993. Another interesting component is the survey conducted by the Women's Dialogue during its tenth anniversary in 2001-2002, which resulted in the publishing of the History of the Women's Dialogue. For more information on the Women's Dialogue and its parent organization, the Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought, visit their website: http://www.hiarpt.org/index.html.
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The Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought (HIARPT) was established in Highlands, North Carolina, as a result of the expansion of the American Journal of Theology and Philosophy. Its original mission was to sponsor two conference series: one on Philosophical Theology (which began in 1988) and one on American Religious and Philosophical Thought (which began in 1990). These conferences run on a five-year schedule in Highlands.
The organization also developed an annual seminar series, beginning in 1990, that gradually expanded in scope and attendance. One result was the establishment of the Women's Dialogue, which began in 1992 as a means to discuss theology and philosophy from a feminist perspective. "Writing Our Lives," the first Women's Dialogue Seminar was held in June 1993. Today, the Women's Dialogue hosts annual seminars and monthly discussion groups on feminist theology.
[Identification of item], Highlands Women's Dialogue Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Highlands Women's Dialogue Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, October 2010
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2010
This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.
Accessions included in this collection: 2010-0173