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Guide to the Highlands Women's Dialogue Records, 1992-2010

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought. The Women's Dialogue.
Title
Highlands Women's Dialogue records, 1992-2010
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.2 Linear Feet, 500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

History of the Women's Dialogue surveys and essays, 2001-2002 (2 folders)
Box 1
Autobiographical essays by Women's Dialogue founders, 1993
Box 1
Seminar materials, 1993-2009
Box 1
Seminars, 1996-2000
Box 1
Seminar, "Feminist Pragmatism," 2001
Box 1
Seminar, "Women and Faith Communities in the 21st Century," 2002
Box 1
Seminar, "A Longing Look at Chimpanzees: Learning About Women Through the Eyes of an Other," 2003
Box 1
Seminar, Marjorie Suchocki film festival, 2004
Box 1
Seminar, "How are pacifism and feminism related? Virginia Woolf's 3 Guineas," 2005
Box 1
Seminar, "The Goddess Phenomenon," 2006
Box 1
Seminar, "Distinguishing healthy, unhealthy, and toxic religious systems," 2007
Box 1
Seminar, "Conversations on religion, feminism, ethics, and spirituality: How/Can the well-being of women matter more?," 2008
Box 1
Seminar, "Feminism and Us in the 21st Century," 2009
Box 1
Finances, 2006-2009
Box 1
Speakers, 1995-2007
Box 1
Mailing list, 2001-2009 and undated
Box 2
Master rosters
Box 2
Programs, 2001-2003 (2 folders)
Box 2
Seminars, 1999-2005
Box 2
Seminars, 2007-2010 (7 folders)
Box 2
Finances, 2007-2008
Box 2
Feedback, 2008
Box 2
Speaker suggestions
Box 2
Old draft of organizing group, 1992-1993
Box 2
Labels
Box 2

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Highlands Women's Dialogue Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Highlands Women's Dialogue Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010.

Processing Information

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