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Guide to the Jean O'Barr Papers, 1974-2008

Abstract

Professor and founder of Duke University's Women's Studies program.

Materials from the founding and operation of Duke's Women's Studies program, including proposals, reviews, and annual reports. Also includes scrapbooks with photographs and conference materials; correspondence about the Women's Studies program; and publications about O'Barr and the Women's Studies program. 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
O'Barr, Jean F.
Title
Jean O'Barr papers 1974-2008
Language of Material
English
Extent
18.6 Linear Feet, 13,950 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection consists largely of O'Barr's files and materials from the founding and operation of Duke University's Women's Studies Department. It includes proposals, reviews, and annual reports. Also includes scrapbooks with photographs and conference materials; correspondence about the Women's Studies program; and publications about O'Barr and the Women's Studies program. Also includes reviews of other women's studies programs throughout the United States; pamphlets and projects relating to the Women's Studies Department; materials relating to the founding of SIGNS magazine; student papers discussing gender; published and unpublished articles by O'Barr, including surveys of women at Duke, writings by O'Barr related to her African studies, and articles about women in academia and the workplace; graduate studies by O'Barr relating to Africa and anthropology; book reviews; and other miscellaneous material. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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Contents of the Collection

Accession (2010-0200) (6.0 lin. ft.; 4500 items; dated 1974-2008) includes materials from the founding and operation of Duke's Women's Studies program, including proposals, reviews, and annual reports. Also includes scrapbooks with photographs and conference materials; correspondence about the Women's Studies program; and publications about O'Barr and the Women's Studies program.

Proposal for Women's Studies Major, 1992-1996 (3 folders)
Box 1
Women's Studies Review, 10-11 April 1997 (4 folders)
Box 1
Women's Studies Program Review, 2001-2002
Box 1
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1983-1986 (3 folders)
Box 1
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1986-1987 and 1987-1988 (2 folders)
Box 1
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1988-1989 (3 folders)
Box 1
Women's Studies Program Annual Report Copy 2, 1988-1989 (3 folders)
Box 1
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1989-1990 (3 folders)
Box 1
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1990-1991 (1-2 of 3 folders)
Box 1
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1990-1991 (3 of 3 folders)
Box 2
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1991-1992 (3 folders)
Box 2
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1992-1993 (4 folders)
Box 2
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1993-1994 (3 folders)
Box 2
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1994-1995 (4 folders)
Box 2
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1995-1996 (5 folders)
Box 2
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1996-1997 (1 of 4 folders)
Box 2
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1996-1997 (2-4 of 4 folders)
Box 3
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1997-1998 (3 folders)
Box 3
Women's Studies Program Annual Report, 1998-1999 (3 folders)
Box 3
Women and Power Conference Scrapbook, 2001 (2 folders)
Box 3
Women's Studies Program email correspondence, 2001 (2 folders)

Contact list and information about members.

Box 3
Newspaper articles: Women's Studies and Sexism, 1991-1992
Box 3
Duke Women's Studies Program Photo Scrapbook, 1984-1992 (3 folders)

Photographs of program meetings, events and miscellaneous.

Box 3
Women's Studies Photo Scrapbook, 1983-1999 (3 folders)

Photographs of staff and students (classes and retreats).

Box 3
Loose scrapbook materials about O'Barr and Women's Studies Program, 1979-1998 (3 folders)
Box 4
Women's Studies, 1989-1999 (6 folders)

Published by or about Women's Studies at Duke.

Box 4
About O'Barr or Women's Studies, 1974-2008 (7 folders)
Box 4

Accession includes reviews of other women's studies programs throughout the United States; pamphlets and projects relating to the Women's Studies Department; materials relating to the founding of SIGNS magazine; student papers discussing gender; published and unpublished articles by O'Barr, including surveys of women at Duke, writings by O'Barr related to her African studies, and articles about women in academia and the workplace; graduate studies by O'Barr relating to Africa and anthropology; book reviews; and other miscellaneous material.

Arizona State University, April 2001
Box 5
Appalachian State University, October 1994
Box 5
University of California, Los Angeles, January 1998
Box 5
California Polytechnic State University, January 1992
Box 5
University of California, Santa Barbara, February 2002
Box 5
Colby College, February 1995
Box 5
University of Colorado, February 1992
Box 5
Dartmouth College, April 1997
Box 5
Elon College, June 1993
Box 5
Furman University, June 1990
Box 5
Greensboro College, March 1999
Box 5
Friends of KU Women's Studies, University of Kansas, September 1994
Box 5
University of Maine, April 2004
Box 5
North Carolina State University, June 1989
Box 5
Princeton University, November 1998
Box 5
University of Texas at Dallas, April 2001
Box 5
University of Texas at San Antonio, November 1993
Box 5
University of Virginia, March 1995
Box 5
University of Virginia, February 2005
Box 5
Western Kentucky University, February 1995
Box 5
University of Wisconsin, April 1998
Box 5
Notes on program review--update, 1997
Box 5
Appalachian State University, June 2006
Box 5
East Carolina University, Fall 2006
Box 5
Interdisciplinary articles, Spring 2001
Box 5
Utah correspondence, May-July 1994
Box 5
Notes on mentoring, 1997-2000
Box 5
Board memberships, 1999-2000
Box 5
Feminisms conference: Sally Bingham, 2005
Box 5
Title VI Proposal, 2000-2001
Box 5
Title VI Global Women grant, 2001
Box 5
Park School Project, 1993
Box 5
Arizona State University: The Next 25 years: A Conference on Women's Studies Program Administration, 1997

Floppy disk separated and transferred to Electronic Records Archivist.

Box 5
Literature review: Graduate Scholars, September 1998

Floppy disk separated and transferred to Electronic Records Archivist.

Box 5
Faculty Associates co-director, 1995-1997
Box 5
Women's Studies videotape, 1996-1997
Box 5
Women's Studies t-shirts, 1991
Box 5
Fundraising ideas, 1995-1998
Box 5
Program ideas, 1995-1997
Box 5
Feminist economics, 1996-1999
Box 5
Humanities Administrations, 1991-1997
Box 5
Alumni/ae Program coordinators, 1993-1994
Box 5
Special Events Committee, 1994-1999
Box 5
Women's Studies Instructor meetings, 1995-1998
Box 5
Photos of Richard White Lecture Hall, 2001
Box 6
Issues of Comment, 1983-1986
Box 6
Tobacco Road: The Women's Issue, 1982
Box 6
Women in Higher Education, 1997-2000
Box 6
Women in Leadership and Politics, 1992-2001
(2 folders)
Box 6
Establishing SIGNS, 1985-1988
Box 6
SIGNS Selection/Appointment, 1984-1994
Box 6
Anonymous, Campus Politics of Black Faculty Initiative, undated
Box 6
Jennifer Atler, house course on eating disorders, undated
Box 6
Cate Baker, eating disorders
Box 6
Heather Ginn, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, single-sex schools, 1993
Box 6
Erik Ludwig, Freedom in the Duke Workplace and Classrooms, 1996
Box 6
VJ and Lisa Misol, on women and economics, 1993
Box 6
Heather Thomas, in-depth study of life as a senior, undated
Box 6
Curriculum Study/Ford, Scholarship on Women and the Duke Curriculum, 1988
Box 6
Climceer: Interim Report from the Women's Overview Planning Committee, 1995
Box 6
Women in Campus Leadership Survey, 1987
Box 6
O'Barr, "Task Force on a Duke University Women's Center," 1987
Box 6
O'Barr, "Continuing Education: Ten Years of Experience at Duke, 1969-1979"
Box 6
NSF Model Project Report, 1992-1994
Box 6
Graduate Student Interviews, November 1990
Box 6
Graduate Student Survey, 1995
Box 6
Survey of Women's Studies Undergraduates, 1995
Box 6
Report on Graduate and Undergraduate Surveys, 1995
Box 6
Permissions for Women Imagine Change, 1997
Box 6
Women Imagine Change Correspondence/Contracts, 1997-2000
Box 6
Talking Gender Correspondence/Contracts, 1994-2000
Box 6
Feminism in Action Correspondence/Contracts, 1993-2000
Box 6
Women and a New Academy, 1994-2000
Box 6
Signs book review, 2006
Box 6
Engaging Feminism, 1992-1998
Box 6
Political Behavior in the Arab States, 1992-1994
Box 6
Language and Power, 1985
Box 6
Third World Women, 1976
Box 6
Perspective on Power, 1982
Box 6
Women and the Mau Mau in Kenya, 1985
Box 6
Africa and the Disciplines, 1993
Box 6
University of Florida Space Study, 1994
Box 6
Reconstructing the Academy, 1988-1995
Box 6
Sex and Scientific Inquiry, 1987
Box 6
Feminist Theory in Practice and Process, 1998
Box 6
Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages, 1989
Box 6
Black Women in America, 1989
Box 6
Ties That Bind, 1990
Box 6
Educating the Majority, 1989
Box 6
Directory of Women's Studies Programs and Library Resources, 1990
Box 6
Challenging Times, 1992
Box 6
Talking Gender, 1996
Box 6
Feminism in Action, 1994-1995
Box 6
Women Imagine Change, 1997
Box 6
National Council on Jewish Women: Article on Women's Studies
Box 6
American Political Science Review: Sex Among Allies, 1999
Box 6
Miscellaneous Correspondence with Alumnae, 1988-1997
(4 folders)
Box 6
Miscellaneous Letters/Professional: Praise, thank you, and sex discrimination, 1986-1993
(4 folders)
Box 7
Testimonials: Impact of Women's Studies
Box 7
Northwestern University Graduate School Orientation Information, 1964
Box 7
Institute of World Affairs Seminar, report and photographs, 1964
Box 7
Indian Villages paper, March 1965
Box 7
Political Alienation (Master in Arts thesis), Northwestern University, 1965
Box 7
M.A/Ph.D. Exams, 1965-1966
Box 7
"The Incorporative Process," June 1965
Box 7
"Mobilization and Incorporation in Tanzania," March 1966
Box 7
Political Anthropology paper, May 1966
Box 7
Computer Keyword Indexing, Current Anthropology, 1966
Box 7
Dissertation Grant Proposals, 1965-1968
Box 7
Dissertation: "Ten House Party Cells and Their Leaders: Micropolitics in Pare District, Tanzania," 1965
Box 8
National Unity Paper, May 1969
Box 8
"Popular Patterns of Orientation to African Political Leaders and Their Impact on Local Development," African Studies Association, February 1971
Box 8
"The Role of the Ten-House Cell Leader in Rural Tanzania," African Studies Association, 1970/Geneva Afrique 1971
Box 8
"Shindano: Swahili Essays and Other Stories," Syracuse University Program of Eastern African Studies, 1971
Box 8
Conference on Rural Tanzania. Rural Africana, 1971
Box 8
"Tanu Cells and their Leaders: The Pare Case," African Studies Association meetup, 1971
Box 8
"Microlevel Political Development: Some Observations from Tanzania" American Political Science Association, 1971
Box 8
"Cell Leaders in Tanzania," Toronto, 1971/African Studies Review, 1972
Box 8
"Ujamaa: Rural Development and Socialism in Tanzania," undated
Box 8
"Rural Development in Tanzania: The Political Discussion," African Studies Association, 1972
Box 8
"Pare Women: A Case of Political Involvement," Rural Africana, 1975-1976
Box 8
"Making the Invisible Visible: African Women in Politics and Policy," African Studies Review, 1975
Box 8
"Gender and Participant Citizenship: Evidence from Tunisia," Wellesley, 1976/Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1979
Box 8
"Third World Women," Duke, 1976
Box 8
"Tanu Cells and Their Leaders," Nairobi: East African Publishing, 1976
Box 8
"Cell Leaders in Tanzania," Correspondence and Drafts, 1973-1974
Box 8
Chapters on Language and Politics, 1976-1979
Box 8
Tanzania--Uganda, The Americana Annual, 1977
Box 8
"Studying Political Participation in Rural Africa," undated
Box 8
"Reflections on Forum '85 in Nairobi, Kenya," December 1985
Box 8
"African Women in Politics," African Women South of the Sahara, December 1984
Box 8
Political Economy of Development, July 1981
Box 8
"Participant Citizenship in Tunisia," Journal of Arab Affairs, 1982
Box 8
"Feminist Issues in the Fiction of Kenya's Women Writers," undated
Box 8
"Men on Gender Roles: African Writing on Women in Society," undated
Box 8
"Second Careers for Women," Office of Continuing Education, 1975
Box 8
"Life Long Learning: The Duke Experience," Council on Aging and Human Development, 1976
Box 8
"Coping with the future," Tift, 1976-1977
Box 8
"Support for Returning Students," Adult Leadership, 1976
Box 8
"Peer Teaching Encounters Deep Disparity in Goals," Generations, Summer 1978
Box 8
"Continuing Education and the Older Learner," Center Reports on Advances in Research, Spring 1979
Box 8
"Where the Jobs Are," Redbook, May 1979
Box 8
"Conflict of Interest" Conference Book, October 1979
Box 8
"Continuing Education: Ten Years of Experience at Duke," Office of Continuing Education, 1979
Box 8
"Dual Careers at Duke," Forum for Continuing Education, Spring 1980
Box 8
Women in Higher Education, Comment, 1980
Box 8
"Funding for Adult Counseling Programs," The Forum for Continuing Education, 1980
Box 8
"Dual Learners at Duke," 1980
Box 8
"The Dual-Career Couple and Academe?," American Association for Higher Education Bulletin, 1980
Box 8
"The New Scholarship in Women: Stirring In or Stirring Up?," Duke University Letters, November 1983
Box 8
"Planning Ahead With Undergraduates: Duke Teaches a Dual Careers Course," Network News, September 1985
Box 8
"University Should Accommodate Re-Entry Women," Duke Dialogues, September 1986
Box 8
"How Did It All Begin?," Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement, 1987
Box 8
"What Does It Mean To Be An Educated Person?," AAUP Annual Convention, October 1988
Box 8
"Enriching Higher Education Locally and Nationally: Women's Centers and Women's Studies," March 1989
Box 8
Article in Japanese Newspaper. The Chunichi Shimbun, September 1989
Box 8
Office of Continuing Education: Annual Report, 1982-1983
Box 8
Center for Continuing Education of Women Scholars, 1983-1984
Box 8
"Women and the University," Center for Continuing Education of Women, Annual Scholarship Awards, April 1984
Box 8
Center for Continuing Education of Women Scholars, 1984-1985
Box 8
Women of Achievement Silver Medallion Award Luncheon, March 1987
Box 8
"Feminists Continue to Struggle for Place in Political Realm," The Chronicle, May 1988
Box 8
"Women's Studies and the Campus: A Contemporary Overview," June 1988
Box 8
"Success and the Southern Belle," Southern Magazine, August 1988
Box 8
Libman, Gary: "New Career Trend: She Goes, He Follows," Los Angeles Times, August 1988
Box 8
The Changing Patterns of Our Lives: Women's Education and Women's Studies Symposium, March 3-5, 1989
Box 8
"Exclusions and the Process of Empowerment: The Cases for Feminist Scholarship," May 1989
Box 8
Women's Studies issue of Duke University Libraries, Fall 1989
Box 8
"What is Women's Studies?," Trumpet of Conscience, November-December 1989
Box 8
"Women and the Politics of Knowledge," Fall 1990
Box 8
Friends Newsletter: Women's Studies at Duke University, Spring 1988-Winter 1991
Box 8
"Studying Power in Literary Texts," undated
Box 8
"Men's Movement Stalks the Wild Side," Washington Post, February 1991
Box 8
Levine, Katherine: "Tanu Cells and Social Inequality in Dar Es Salaam," 1971
Box 8
Book Reviews by Jean O'Barr
Box 8
Book Reviews and Duke University Libraries, 2000-2004
Box 8
Talks and Publications on Women's Studies and Education, 1992 and prior
(2 folders)
Box 8
Pursuing Equity and Excellence, 1983(?)
Box 9
Correspondence and Talks, 1976-1987
Box 9
Talks and Publications, June 1987-May 1989
(2 folders)
Box 9
Talks and Publications, June 1989-May 1990
(2 folders)
Box 9
Correspondence and Talks, June 1990-May 1991
Box 9
"Getting Into a Conversation About Women, Black and Ethnic Studies," 19 June 1991
Box 9
Correspondence, Articles and Talks, June 1991-May 1992
(2 folders)
Box 9
Radio Spot Soundings: "Engaging Feminism: Students Speak Up and Speak Out," March 1993
Box 9
"Leadership, Women and an Aging Society," 22 February 1993
Box 9
"Emphasizing Teaching: Whose Priority?," American Council on Education Annual Meeting, January 1993
Box 9
Correspondence, Articles and Talks, June 1992-May 1993
(2 folders)
Box 9
Correspondence, Articles and Talks, June 1993-May 1994
(2 folders)
Box 9
"Lessons from the Majority: Women's Studies as a Model for Higher Education," October 1994
Box 9
ACE President's Conference on the New Agenda, Penn State University, June 1994
Box 9
FACA Seminar at Park School, 1991-1992
Box 9
Correspondence, Articles and Talks, June 1994-December 1994
(3 folders)
Box 9
Comments on Receiving Teaching Award, December 1995
Box 9
Correspondence, Articles and Talks, January 1995-May 1995
(2 folders)
Box 9
Correspondence, Articles and Talks, June 1995-May 1996
(Folder 1 of 2)
Box 9
Correspondence, Articles and Talks, June 1995-May 1996
(Folder 2 of 2)
Box 10
Correspondence, Articles and Talks, June 1996-December 1996
Box 10
Comments on Washington Women's Forum, 11 December 1996
Box 10
Correspondence, Articles and Talks, January 1997-May 1997
Box 10
Talks, Consults, Presentations, 1997-1998
(2 folders)
Box 10
Margaret Taylor Smith Inaugural Address (not published), April 1998
Box 10
Comments on Endowment of Directorship in Honor of Margaret Taylor Smith, March 1998
Box 10
Miscellaneous articles on women in church and politics, June 1998-August 1998
(2 folders)
Box 10
"Locating Feminism" Lecture Series: Introductory Comments, 6 February 1998
Box 10
Drafts of leadership paper: "Reflections on Women as Leaders," Lamberth Conference 1998
Box 10
Articles and Events for Education, September-December 1998
(2 folders)
Box 10
"Naming, Sharing, Speaking," Wise Women, November 1998
Box 10
University Events and Recognitions, January-April 1999
Box 10
SIGNS Special Issue, "Feminisms at the Millennium" 1998-2000
Box 10
Articles and Events on Women and Women's Studies, May 1999
Box 10
Events and Publications on Women and the Workplace, June-August 1999
Box 10
Notes for Continuing Education Lecture, July 1999
Box 10
Women's Center Opening (not published), September, 1999
Box 10
30th Anniversary of Continuing Education, September 28, 1999
Box 10
Women's Studies, Continuing Education and Spencer Foundation Conference, September-December 1999
(2 folders)
Box 10
Council on Women's Studies Duke University Event in Dallas, 4 February 2000
Box 10
"Women Imagine Change," University of Tulsa, 2000
(2 folders)
Box 10
"On Education and Women," University of Richmond, December 1999-February 2000
Box 10
On Women's Studies and Feminism, January-April 2000
Box 10
Women's Studies Ph.D. Planning Conference, April 2000
Box 10
Women's Studies Articles and Events, May-August 2000
Box 10
Guest Lecture: Introduction to African Studies, September 2000
Box 10
Correspondence and Planning, Washington, D.C., 28 September 2000
Box 11
National Women's Studies Association Journal Board Meeting, 28 September 2000
Box 11
Annual Founder's Day, 5 October 2000
Box 11
Women's Studies Event in Seattle/Colorado, October 2000
Box 11
Greensboro College NHE Seminar, 21 September 2000
Box 11
Visit to Cornell University and Ithaca, 18-21 October 2000
Box 11
The National Council for Research on Women, Philadelphia, 28-29 October 2000
Box 11
Judy Chicago Lectures, 30 October 2000
Box 11
The Power of Words, 1 November 2000
Box 11
Hester Baer Introduction, 3 November 2000
Box 11
Panhel Talk, 8 November 2000
Box 11
Durham Council Meeting, 10-11 November 2000
Box 11
Continuing Education Organizational Change, 16-19 November 2000
Box 11
Duke University Model United Nations Security Conference, 17 November 2000
Box 11
Visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico, 7 December 2000
Box 11
Wesleyan Teleconference, 11 December 2000
Box 11
Margaret Humphrey's Baby Shower, 7 January 2001
Box 11
Center for Teaching, 11 January 2001 and Fall 2004
Box 11
Visit to New Jersey, 25-26 January 2001
Box 11
"Questions on the Eve of Leave," Women's Studies Faculty Seminar, 5 February 2001
Box 11
Women's Studies Event in Tampa/Orlando, 6-8 February 2001
Box 11
"Faces of Feminism at Duke" March 2001
Box 11
Visit to Mexico, February-March 2001
Box 11
"Women and Power" and Women's Studies Meetings and Recognitions, March 2001
Box 11
Duke Women's History Month, March 2001
Box 11
Center for the Education of Women and other events in Michigan, March 2001
Box 11
Women's Studies Scholars Dinner, 28 March 2001
Box 11
Graduate and Professional Women's Network Dinner, 29 March 2001
Box 11
Duke Women's Athletics, 6-8 April 2001
Box 11
Reunions, 21 April 2001
Box 11
Durham Celebration for Jean O'Barr, 29 April 2001
Box 11
Women's Studies Graduation Ceremony, 12-13 May 2001
Box 11
LSAT Conference Call, 14 May 2001
Box 11
Gender Studies, Indiana University, 18-19 April 2001
Box 11
Indiana University Articles on Gender and Women, 2002
Box 11
Berea College, 21 June 2001
Box 11
Athena Society Incorporated Articles, Sarasota, Florida, 27-29 July 2001
Box 11
Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore, Maryland, 29-31 July 2001
Box 11
Visit to Denver, 2 August 2001
Box 11
Duke University Symposium on Interdisciplinary in Honor of Jean O'Barr, September 2001
Box 11
"Women in the Know," University of Richmond, September 2001
Box 11
Hear My Story: Women in the Civil Rights Movement Conference, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia, 21 September 2001
Box 11
University of Richmond, 21 September 2001
Box 11
Pleiffer University, "Women Imagine Change," 28 September 2001
Box 11
Founder's Day Lunch, 4-5 October 2001
Box 11
National Women's Studies Association Journal Meeting in Boone, NC, 5-7 October 2001
Box 11
Indiana University, Installation of Sharon Stephens Brehm as Chancellor, 9-10 October 2001
Box 11
Encyclopedia of Education, "Women's Studies," 15 October 2001
Box 11
Ph.D. Conference at Emory University, 12-14 December 2001
Box 11
Women's Studies Event in Atlanta, Dara DeHaven, 11 October 2001
Box 11
Betsy Hansen/Miriam. "Hear My Story" Oglethorpe University, October, 2001
Box 11
Pedagogy Workshop, 2 November 2001
Box 11
"Gender in the Classroom" Women in Science and Engineering Lunch, 1 November 2001
Box 11
"An Inward Journey" Altrusa Book Club of Durham, 1 November 2001
Box 11
Council on Women's Studies Weekend, 2-4 November 2001
Box 11
The Women's College Celebration 1930-1972, 8-10 November 2002
(2 folders)
Box 11
Teaching Breakfast, 10 January 2002
Box 11
Women's Studies Event in Charlotte, North Carolina, January 2002
Box 11
Women's Studies Event in New Canaan, Connecticut, 28-29 January 2002
Box 12
Gender Matters, Yale University, 2001-2002
Box 12
Williamette University, 12 February 2002
Box 12
Women's University Club in Seattle, 2002
Box 12
Duke Alumnae Reception, Katherine Tennyson, 11 February 2002
Box 12
Visit to Oregon: Correspondence Dodie Little, 15-17 February 2002
Box 12
Guest Lecture for Donna Lisker and Stephanie's Class, 27 February 2002
Box 12
Mary Armstrong's visit, 23-28 March 2002
Box 12
Women's Studies Visit to New Jersey and other publications, 5-7 April 2002
Box 12
Correspondence about Honors, 12 April 2002
Box 12
Women's Studies Reunion at Duke, 16 April 2002
Box 12
"Movement to Establish Women's Studies" (published), 2 May 2002
Box 12
Women's Studies Graduation Ceremony, 12 May 2002
Box 12
Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement 25th Anniversary Celebration, 13 October 2002
Box 12
Summer Institute on Globalization, Women and Development, June-August 2002
Box 12
"Women, Wellness, and the Transformation of Health Care," Integrative Health Conference, 11-13 October 2002
Box 12
McGee and Evers Consulting, Inc., 11 October 2002
Box 12
Sallie Bingham at Duke, 3-5 November 2002
Box 12
Joan Marie Johnson at Duke, 19 November 2002
Box 12
Visit to Williamette University, December 2002
Box 12
Conference on Ph.D. in Women's Studies in Atlanta, 12-15 December 2002
Box 12
Intro to African Studies Guest Lecture, 27-29 January 2003
Box 12
National Women's Studies Association Journal Meeting: on Hawaii 2002-2003
Box 12
Race and Gender in Global Perspective Symposium, 7-8 February 2003
Box 12
Visit to Fort Myers, Florida, 12-16 February 2003
Box 12
Robin Morgan, Duke University Libraries, 5 March 2003
Box 12
Lewis and Clark College Gender Studies Symposium, 6-16 March 2003
Box 12
Graduate Student Research Day, 21 March 2003
Box 12
"Women's Rights as Human Rights: A Global Perspective" University of North Carolina- Wilmington, 27 March 2003
Box 12
Reproductive Rights Film Festival, 26 March 2003
Box 12
University of California San Francisco National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, Nancy Milliken MD, 7-8 April 2003
Box 12
Women's Athletic Scholarship Campaign Committee, March-April 2003
Box 12
Alumni Weekend, 12 April 2003
Box 12
National Women's Studies Association 24th Annual Conference, New Orleans, 19-22 June 2003
Box 12
Program in the Study of Women and Gender, Princeton University, 15-16 May 2003
Box 12
Travel for Gender Initiative, 20-21 May 2003
Box 12
Friends of Library Reception, 29 May 2003
Box 12
"Women in the Know," University of Richmond, 12 December 2003
Box 12
Abortion: Research, Ethics and Activism Conference, Duke University, 31 October-1 November 2003
Box 12
Duke Women's Athletics and the Scholarship Campaign Luncheon, "Strength in Numbers", 22 October 2003
Box 12
"Thinking Differently: A Reader in European Women's Studies" Holland, 3-17 February 2004
Box 12
Visit to Austria, 15-31 March 2004
Box 12
Duke Directions Conference, 14 March 2004
Box 12
Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina Choice Affairs, Derby Party, 4 May 2004
Box 12
Visit to Russia, 15-27 June 2004
Box 12
Faculty Women's Reception Comments, 14 September 2004
Box 12
"Having Their Say: Women and Electoral Politics," Perkins Library, Duke, September 2004
Box 12
Duke University Panhellenic Association, Celebration of Women Leaders, 17 November 2004
Box 12
Working Women's Wednesdays Comments, 23 February 2005
Box 12
Leadership Development Program for Women, Charlotte, February 2005
Box 12
Alumni Reunion Weekend, April 2005
Box 12
"Women, Power and Academic Institutions" Comments, DUMC Department of Cardiology, 12 May 2005
Box 12
Concept Paper for The Atlantic Philanthropic Service Company, Inc., and Background Materials, 1999-2000
Box 12
Arts and Sciences Research Council Grants, 1994-2000
Box 12

Restricted files are CLOSED until 2036.

Policy/Personnel files
Box 13
Reviews of Women's Studies Program and Faculty
Box 13

Accession (2012-0005) houses the personal memorabilia of Jean Fox O'Barr and her parents, Jean Steward Fox and Robert Warren Fox. Materials include date books, family albums and scrapbooks, clippings and serial publications, schoolwork, and various correspondences. Box 15 of this series is currently restricted.

Box 15 is CLOSED until O'Barr's death.

Jean Fox O'Barr salary and appointment letters at Duke
Box 14
Women's Studies Council directories
Box 14
Jean Steward Fox scrapbook of her civic life
Box 14
Robert Warren Fox scrapbook of his civic life
Box 14
Childhood scrapbook for Jean Fox O'Barr
Box 14
Jean O'Barr calendars, address books, and date books, 1962, 1974, 1984-1990
Box 14
Personal Journals, 1952-1996
Box 15
Jean O'Barr date books, 1990-1999
Box 16
Jean O'Barr date books,2000-2011
Box 17
Jean Steward Fox wedding shower album, 1940
Box 18
Jean Steward Fox scrapbook, 1933-1939
Box 18
Sound recordings, 1950, 1965 and undated
Box 18
Commercial picture postcards, 1919-1942 and undated
Box 18
Bob and Jean Fox's honeymoon pictures, 1940
Box 18
Duke University continuing education, 1973-1977 and undated
Box 18
Duke Women's Studies Institute, 1987-1993 and undated
Box 18
Earlham College, 1968, 1969
Box 18
First Presbyterian Church, Michigan City, IN, 1964-1971 and undated
Box 18
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1978
Box 18
Institute of World Affairs, 1964
Box 18
Little 500 Variety Show, 1965 and undated
Box 18
NOLS courses, undated
Box 18
Pacific American Fisheries, Inc., 1935
Box 18
Pullman-Standard Manufacturing Co., 1943, 1955 and undated
Box 18
Service Civil International, undated
Box 18
Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, 1991 and undated
Box 18
Theater and concert programs, 1931-1986 and undated
Box 18
Miscellaneous brochures and pamphlets, 1915-1968 and undated
Box 18
Miscellaneous programs, 1924-1972 and undated
Box 18
Miscellaneous prose, poetry, and dramatic excerpts, undated
Box 18
Travel brochures and maps, undated
Box 18
Serial publications- Screams from the Eyrie, 1932
Box 18
Serial publications- Signs, 1986
Box 18
Serial Publications- Tobacco Road, 1984
Box 18
Serial Publications- We and Thee, 1978-1990
Box 18
General clippings, 1930s-1990s and undated
(8 folders)
Box 18
Wedding and engagement clippings, 1940-1977 and undated
Box 18
Carolina friends school, 1982-1989 and undated
Box 18
Chicago World Fair, 1934 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 19
Children's International Summer Villages (CISV), 1970-1993 and undated
Box 19
Serial publications- The Chronical (Duke University), 1981-1987
Box 19
Serial publications- The Crimson Comet, 1968 and undated
Box 19
Serial publications- Current Events, 1927
Box 19
Serial publications- Dr. Norman M. Beatty Hospital Community Services Newsletter, 1973 and undated
Box 19
Serial publications- Duke Alumni Magazine, 1972-1991
Box 19
Serial publications- Duke Dialogue, 1986
Box 19
Serial publications- Duke University Letters, 1983
Box 19
Serial publications- Earlham College Report, 1968-1970
Box 19
Serial publications- The Elston Literary Review, undated
Box 19
Serial publications- The Fog Horn (Rotary Club of Michigan City, IN), 1988
Box 19
Serial publications- Friends Newsletter (Women's Studies at Duke University), 1988-1992 and undated
Box 19
Serial publications- Horseshoe Herald, 1963-1968
Box 19
Serial publications- Indiana Daily Student, 1959-1962
Box 19
Institute Informer (High School Journalism Institute Indiana University), 1959
Box 19
Serial publications- Iteriorscapes, 1984
Box 19
Serial publications- Life ("National Purpose" series), 1960
Box 19
Serial publications- Madison News, 1947-1955
(2 folders)
Box 19
Serial publications- News Dispatch (Michigan City, IN), 1958-1991
Box 19
Serial publications- Northwestern University Alumni News, 1966
Box 19
Serial publications- The Parent (Indiana University), 1965
Box 19
Serial publications- The Presbyterian Newsletter (First Presbyterian Church, Michigan City, IN), 1963-1979
Box 19
Serial publications- The Rotarian, 1974
Box 19
Address books, 1929 and undated
Box 19
Christmas card and gift notebook, 1956-1992
Box 19
Household notes/notebook, 1935-1957 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 19
Medical records regarding auto accident in Spain, 1963-1965
Box 19
Travel logs and itineraries, 1954-1981 and undated
Box 19
YMCA and Jr. Tri-Hi-Y notebook, undated
Box 19
Serial publications- The Center Report (Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development), 1977
Box 19
Jean Fox O'Barr schoolwork- science, 1950-1954 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 19
Jean Fox O'Barr schoolwork- social studies, 1950-1951
Box 19
Jean Fox O'Barr Summer Camp, 1959
Box 19
Jean Fox O'Barr schoolwork- unidentified subjects, 1961 and undated
Box 19
Order of Rainbow for Girls, 1966
Box 19
Parent Teacher Association Yearbooks, 1928-1950
Box 19
Parker Civic League, 1932, 1933 and undated
Box 19
Parker Senior High School Commencement programs and miscellaneous memorabilia, 1931-1933 and undated
Box 19
Parker Senior High School Pine yearbook, 1931-1933
(2 folders)
Box 19
Purdue University North Central Commencement program and announcement, 1991
Box 20
University of Chicago Handbooks, 1933 and undated
Box 20
University of Denver Commencement program, 1977
Box 20
Juvenile artwork, 1949-1981 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 20
Northwestern University Commencement program, 1966
Box 20
Jean Fox O'Barr Academic Recognition, 1953-1962 and undated
Box 20
Jean Fox O'Barr schoolwork- Arithmetic, 1950-1954 and undated
Box 20
Jean Fox O'Barr schoolwork- English, writing and spelling, 1950-1952 and undated
Box 20
Jean Fox O'Barr schoolwork- geography, 1952-1953 and undated
Box 20
Jean Fox O'Barr Girlscout notebooks, 1953 and undated
Box 20
Jean Stewart Fox schoolwork- Social Science, 1933-1934
(2 folders)
Box 20
Jean Stewart Fox- study outlines various subjects, undated
Box 20
Jean Stewart Fox University of Chicago comprehensive exams, 1933
Box 20
Robert Fox Isaac Elston high school diploma, 1934
Box 20
Hirsch Junior High School Gleaner yearbook, 1929-1930
Box 20
Hirsch Junior High School graduation program, 1930
Box 20
Indiana University baccalaureate and commencement programs, 1964, 1966
Box 20
Isaac C. Elston Sr. High School commencement and baccalaureate programs, 1960-1968
Box 20
James H. Bowen High School commencement program, 1932
Box 20
Jean Stewart Fox English examination, 1933-1934 and undated
Box 20
Jean Stewart Fox history notes, undated
Box 20
Jean Stewart Fox math notes, 1930
Box 20
Jean Stewart Fox miscellaneous school projects pre-college, 1931 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 20
Jean Stewart Fox physics notes, undated
Box 20
Jean Stewart Fox political science, undated
Box 21
Jean Stewart Fox report cards and class schedules, 1925-1933
Box 21
Jean Fox Stewart social science examinations, 1932-1933
Box 21
Carolina Friends School meeting for graduation program, 1993
Box 21
Chicago Daily News Wide Awake Club, 1928
Box 21
Claire O'Barr Culver end of the year reports, 1979-1980 and undated
Box 21
Duke University M.A. in liberal studies graduation program, 1994
Box 21
Jean Stewart Fox accounting, 1933
Box 21
Jean Stewart Fox biology notes, 1933-1934
Box 21
Jean Stewart Fox biology examinations, 1933
Box 21
Jean Stewart Fox botany, undated
Box 21
Jean Stewart Fox civics, undated
Box 21
Jean Stewart Fox diary fragments, 1929-1933
Box 21
Jean Stewart Fox diplomas, 1930, 1933 (see oversized folder 1)
Box 21
Jean Stewart Fox English notes, 1929, 1933-1934 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 21
Jean Fox O'Barr University of Edinburgh notes, 1960-1964
(4 folders)
Box 21
Fox Anniversary, 1965-1989 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 21
Fox family birthdays, 1941-1992 and undated
(folders 1-3 of 5)
Box 21
Fox family birthdays, 1941-1992 and undated
(folders 4-5 of 5)
Box 22
Chi Omega Sorority, 1961 and undated
Box 22
Mary T. Clark, undated
Box 22
Tom Colling, 1931
Box 22
Evangeline Damian, 1953
Box 22
Ruth and Phil Domries, undated
Box 22
Fred and Gillian Drysdale, 1973, 1979
Box 22
Eckardt, 1954
Box 22
Earl N. Fielding, 1959-1960
Box 22
Sharon Ford, 1992
Box 22
Carol Fox, 1966-1967
Box 22
Edward and Jane Fox, 1960-1070 and undated
Box 22
Jean Stewart Fox, 1927-1992 and undated
Box 22
Raymond W. Fox, 1933-1958
Box 22
Robert Fox, 1939-1992 and undated
Box 22
Charles Haynie, 1967
Box 22
Roy and Verla Hulvey, 1989
Box 22
Mrs. Lewis F Jagger, undated
Box 22
Mary Ann Kelso, 1959-1960 and undated
Box 22
Harold Knott, 1967
Box 22
Nell Knox, 1968, 1979
Box 22
Jean Laidlaw, 1953
Box 22
Lewis, Picket and Co., 1937
Box 22
Robert McCarmick, 1950
Box 22
Ethel Meyers, undated
Box 22
Nettie Moe, 1969 and undated
Box 22
Frances Achurch, 1963-1965
Box 22
Kingsley Afful, 1967
Box 22
Charlotte Bauer, 1961
Box 22
Kate Bolton, 1968
Box 22
Ruby Ceder, undated
Box 22
Indiana High School University Journalism Institute, 1959
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr schoolwork- health, undated
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr schoolwork- history
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr schoolwork- home economics
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr Iowa Test of Educational Development, 1958
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr juvenile artwork, 1948 and undated
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr Kinder preference record, 1958
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr schoolwork- Latin, undated
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr miscellaneous college and scholarship application material, 1960 and undated
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr report cards and class schedules, 1948-1965
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr pre-college school projects, undated
Box 22
Indiana University scrapbook, 1963-1964
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr Chi Omega Sorority scrapbook, 1960-1961
Box 22
Jean Fox O'Barr summer in France scrapbook, 1962
Box 22
Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Miller, undated
Box 22
Roth, Bill, and David, undated
Box 22
Maribeth Rupsich, 1979
Box 22
Danny Sawyer, 1957-1960 and undated
Box 22
Betsy Smith, 1966 and undated
Box 22
Wade and Murial Smith, 1971
Box 23
Richard Snyder, undate
Box 23
Margaret Soutar, 1964
Box 23
John Stanfield, undated
Box 23
Ida Stollenz, 1954
Box 23
Effie Suttie, undated
Box 23
Betty and Tom Swan, 1938-1978 and undated
Box 23
Eleanor Swan. 1940, 1956 and undated
Box 23
Marty Swanson, 1983
Box 23
Dorothy Tilford, 1959
Box 23
Norma Wantling, 1967, 1983
Box 23
Kenneth B. Webb, 1967-1968
Box 23
Sybil and Earl Willingham, 1984
Box 23
Unidentified, 1926-1987 and undated
Box 23
Unidentified high school letters, 1958-1969 and undated
Box 23
Duke Documentation, 1987-1988
Box 23
Helen Jones, 1980s-2004
Box 23
Students, former and present, 1990-2010
(4 folders)
Box 23
Extended Family, 1990-2004
(3 folders)
Box 23
Friends, 1990-2010
(8 folders)
Box 23
Colleagues and Misc, 1990-2010
(5 folders)
Box 24
Helen R. Fox, 1967
Box 24
Raymond M. Fox Jr., 1982
Box 24
Raymond M. Fox Sr., 1955
Box 24
Carol M. Schwingendorf, 1960
Box 24
Agnes Stewart, 1979-1980
(3 folders)
Box 24
Thomas Stewart, 1969
(2 folders)
Box 24
John Edward Tilford, 1963
Box 24
Halloween, undated
Box 24
Mother's Day, 1982-1993 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 24
New Baby, 1941 and undated
Box 24
St. Patrick's Day,undated
Box 24
Thanksgiving, undated
Box 24
Valentine's Day, 1989 and undated
Box 24
Wedding invitations and cards, 1937-1965 and undated
Box 24
Christmas, undated
Box 24
Birthdays, undated
Box 24
Confirmation, undated
Box 25
Easter, 1980-1986 and undated
Box 25
Father's Day, 1982, 1993 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 25
Get Well, 1987-1989 and undated
Box 25
Grandparent's Day, undated
Box 25
Notes of Condolence, 1994
Box 25
Correspondence, 1994-1999 and undated
(7 folders)
Box 25

Historical Note

Jean Fox O'Barr was a professor and founder of Duke University's Women's Studies program, as well as a co-founder of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Chronology List

DateEvent(s)
1964B.A., Indiana University
1965M.A., Northwestern University
1969Joined the faculty at Duke University
1970Ph.D., Northwestern University
1971-1983Dean, Continuing Education, Duke University
1976Editor, Language and Politics (The Hague: Mouton)
1976Author, Third World Women: Factors in Their Changing Status (Durham: Duke University Comparative Area Studies Program)
1983Founded the Women's Studies Program, Duke University
1984Editor, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (journal)
1987Women's Studies graduate courses began, Duke University
1987Editor (with Sandra Harding), Sex and Scientific Inquiry (Chicago: University of Chicago)
1988Co-founded the Women's Studies Archivist position (later became the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture), Duke University
1989Editor, Women and a New Academy: Gender and Cultural Contexts (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin)
1992Editor (with Mary Wyer), Engaging Feminism: Students Speak Up and Speak Out (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia)
1992Jean O'Barr Fund established by Duke University alumnae
1994Undergraduate major established in Women's Studies, Duke University
1994Author, Feminism in Action: Building Institutions and Community through Women's Studies (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina)
1998-2001Named the first Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's Studies, Duke University
2000University Distinguished Service Professor, Duke University (The first woman in Duke's history to be so named)
2000Jean Fox O'Barr Professorship of Women's Studies chair awarded to Duke University by Lee/Ewing Foundation
2008Retired, Duke University

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jean O'Barr Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Jean O'Barr Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Cindy Abello, Meghan Lyon, October 2010

Encoded by Cindy Abello, Meghan Lyon, October 2010

Updated by Cindy Abello, Meghan Lyon, February 2011

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.