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Guide to the Women's Network Records, 1975-1988

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Women's Network.
Title
Women's Network records 1975-1988
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet, 2,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Meeting Announcements/Minutes, 1977-1978 (1)
Box 1
Meeting Announcements/Minutes, 1977-1978 (2)
Box 1
August 31, 1978 Meeting
Box 1
September 27, 1978 Meeting (1)
Box 1
September 27, 1978 Meeting (2)
Box 1
November 9, 1978 Meeting
Box 1
December 7, 1978 Meeting
Box 1
December, 1978 Update
Box 1
January 19, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
January 29, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
February 14, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
February 21, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
February 28, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
March 7, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
May 10, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
July 12, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
September 12, 1979 Party
Box 1
September 24, 1979 Meeting (1)
Box 1
September 24, 1979 Meeting (2)
Box 1
October 9, 1979 Meeting (1)
Box 1
October 9, 1979 Meeting (2)
Box 1
October 24, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
November 8, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
December 11, 1979 Meeting
Box 1
December 19, 1979 Party
Box 1
HERS Workshop Group Assignments, 1979
Box 1
HERS Workshop Materials (1), 1979
Box 1
HERS Workshop Materials (2), 1979
Box 1
HERS Workshop Materials, Addendum to, 1979
Box 1
HERS Workshop Participants, 1979
Box 1
HERS Workshop Pre-Registration, 1979
Box 1
HERS Workshop Questionnaire (1), 1979
Box 1
HERS Workshop Questionnaire (2), 1980
Box 1
HERS Workshop Schedule, 1979
Box 1
HERS Workshop Statistical Information, 1979
Box 1
Affirmative Action Report, 1977-1978
Box 1
Annual Report on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 1978-1979
Box 1
Duke Affirmative Action Material, 1977-1978
Box 1
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 1977-1979
Box 1
1979-1981 Records (1)
Box 1
1979-1981 Records (2)
Box 1
General, 1978-1979
Box 1
General, 1983-1984
Box 1
Anthropology Reports, 1978-1979
Box 1
Chronicle (Ruby), 1975-1976
Box 1
Correspondence, 1978
Box 1
Duke Benefits, 1978-1980
Box 1
Endorsements of Original Letter, 1977
Box 1
Goldhor, Susan - How to Keep a Job/How to Get a Job, 1978
Box 1
Guidelines, 1977
Box 1
Harassment Materials, 1979
Box 1
Interviewing Candidates, 1977
Box 1
Materials, Spring 1979
Box 1
Materials, Summer 1979
Box 1
National Science Foundation/Women in Science Projects, 1979-1980
Box 1
Network Article
Box 1
Network Directory
Box 1
Part-time and Visiting Appointments, 1979
Box 1
Retention, 1979
Box 1
Smeal, Eleanor Cutri, 1977
Box 1
Sociology Department, 1977-1979
Box 1
Survey Results, 1978
Box 1
Tables, Articles and Statistics, 1978
Box 1
Title IX Material, 1979
Box 1
UNC-Chapel Hill Salary Study. 1979
Box 1
Wardropper Correspondence, 1979
Box 1
Women in Medicine Correspondence, 1979
Box 1
Young Letter and Endorsements, 1979
Box 1
[Addition] Records, 1979-1983
Box 1
Add-On Policy, 1984-1985
Box 2
Administrative Searches, 1984-1985
Box 2
Committee A, 1984-1985
Box 2
Committee B, 1984-1985
Box 2
General (1), 1977-1978
Box 2
General (2), 1977-1978
Box 2
General (3), 1979
Box 2
Non-Regular Faculty, 1986-1987
Box 2
Parenting Leave, 1986-1987
Box 2
Recruitment and Hiring (1), 1977-1980
Box 2
Recruitment and Hiring (2), 1977-1980
Box 2
Recruitment and Hiring (3), 1978-1987
Box 2
Recruitment and Hiring (4), 1978-1987
Box 2
Retirement - TIAA-CREF, 1976-1981
Box 2
Salary Equity, 1981-1985
Box 2
Sexual Harassment, 1980-1987
Box 2
Steering Committee, 1986-1988
Box 2
Tenure and Retention of Female Faculty
Box 2

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Women’s Center records, 1984-2002. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Women's Network Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1985-1987.

Processing Information

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.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.