Guide to the Women's Network Records, 1975-1988
The Women's Network began in 1975 when female faculty began meeting in a caucus to discuss issues surrounding "the recruitment, retention, and treatment of faculty women." Later on its focus expanded to include matters of sexual harassment, salary equity, and the dual responsibilities of work and family. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, committee minutes, flyers, reports, clippings, and other materials form the faculty and the staff/administrative divisions of the Women's Network.
- Record Group
- Women's Network records
- Duke University. Women's Network
- 3 Linear Feet, 2,000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, committee minutes, flyers, reports, clippings, and other materials form the faculty (committee A) and the staff/administrative (committee B) divisions of the Women's Network. Subjects include parental leave, tenure, recruitment and hiring, salary equity, sexual harassment and TIAA-CREF matters. There is one sealed envelope containing records of a sexual harassment case. It has been removed from the collection and placed in the vault; it will remain closed until 2037.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Women's Network Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Female faculty began meeting in a caucus in 1975. A formal organizational plan was drawn up and approved in March of 1979. The Women's Network was originally concerned with issues surrounding "the recruitment, retention, and treatment of faculty women." Its focus later expanded to include matters of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, salary equity, the dual responsibilities of work and family, and other matters. In the early 1980's, the Women's Network separated into two distinct divisions, one for faculty, and one for staff and administrators. Members of the Women's Network also assisted in setting up a network for graduate and professional women students.
One sealed envelope containing records of a sexual harassment case has been removed from the collection and placed in the vault; it is closed until 2037.
- Women’s Center records, 1984-2002. (University Archives, Duke University.)
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- United States
- Pay equity
- Sexual harassment of women -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Sex discrimination in higher education -- United States
- Sex discrimination in employment -- United States
- Universities and colleges -- Employees -- Salaries, etc.
- Women college teachers -- North Carolina -- Durham
- Women in higher education -- North Carolina -- Durham
- Women college administrators -- North Carolina -- Durham
The Women's Network Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1985-1987.
Processed by Alyssa Reichardt, January 2008
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2008
Accessions A85-83, A87-40 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.