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Guide to the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee records, 1969-1973

Abstract

The Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEOC) was established by President Sanford in April 1970 to monitor the implantation of the University's Affirmative Action Plan.

The collection contains minutes, memoranda, copies of affirmative action plans, correspondence, reports, employment and compliance statistics, news articles, and other materials relating to the operations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. The materials in the collection range in date from 1969-1973.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Equal Employment Opportunity Committee.
Title
Equal Employment Opportunity Committee records 1969-1973
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains minutes, memoranda, copies of affirmative action plans, correspondence, reports, employment and compliance statistics, news articles, and other materials relating to the operations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. The materials in the collection range in date from 1969-1973.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Affirmative Action Plans for Equal Employment opportunity, March 17, 1970 and revised January 1, 1972
Box 1
Affirmative Action Report, no. 1; no.3-no.9, and some unnumbered, 1970-1971
Box 1
Agenda and meeting minutes, 1969-1973
Box 1
Correspondence, 1969-1973
Box 1
Subcommittees, 1971-1973
Box 1

Historical Note

The Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEOC) was established by President Sanford in April 1970 to monitor the implantation of the University's Affirmative Action Plan. The chair was Richard Bindewald, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Business and Finance. In the fall of 1969, the Vice President had established a compliance program, and Sanford's EEOC appears to be an extension or further development of that program.

There were sixteen members, appointed by the President to the EEOC. Individually the committee members were responsible for counsel with employees and supervisors to assist in handling verbal and formal (written) complaints of discrimination and to promote the advancement of minority group employees. As a group the committee members were charged with regularly reviewing the University's Affirmative action plan in order to make recommendations and changes as well as monitor the Plan's implantation. The committee was also responsible for submitting regular reports to the President on the status of the Affirmative Action Plan.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Office was established in 1972.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Office of Institutional Equity records, 1979-[ongoing]. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Opportunity Development Center records, circa 1970-1984. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Special Assistant to the President records, circa 1970s-1980s. (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Equal Employment Opportunity Committee Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Committee records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, August 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, August 2007

Accession A73-84 is described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.