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Guide to the Women's Center records, 1970-2005, bulk 1983-2005

Abstract

The Women's Center serves the Duke undergraduate, graduate and professional student communities. The center supports and promotes student women and gender issues on campus.

Materials present include subject files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, surveys, programming records, committee records, flyers, job descriptions, training materials, photographs, slides, videocassettes, and other materials relating to the history and daily operation of the Center.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Women's Center.
Title
Women's Center records 1970-2005, bulk 1983-2005
Language of Material
English
Extent
21 Linear Feet, about 21,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Women's Center records contain subject files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, surveys, programming records, committee records, flyers, job descriptions, training materials, photographs, slides, videocassettes, and other materials relating to the history and daily operation of the Center. Major subjects include sexual assault, crime prevention, safe sex, gender issues, sorority life, harassment, and women in science and engineering. Materials can also be found on the following groups or programs: BASES (Building Awareness through Shared Experiences); DARE (Duke Acquaintance Rape Education); GWPN (Graduate and Professional Women's Network); MAC (Men Acting for Change); SASS (Sexual Assault Support Services); Take Back the Night; VOICES (magazine published by the Women's Center); WISE (Women in Science and Engineering); Women of Color; and the Women's Center Art Gallery. Materials range in date from 1983-2005.

Administrative Information

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For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

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

Accession contains correspondence, reports, proposals, surveys, programming records, committee records, and other materials with inclusive dates 1986-1996. Some files concern Judicial Board matters and are restricted. Major subjects/programs present include Task Force on a Duke University Women's Center, Men Acting for Change, campus climate, sexual harassment, Women of Color, and Student Affairs.

Advisory Board Binder, 1989-1991
(4 folders)
Box 1
Women's Center Duke - Historical Documents, 1987-1989
Box 1
Proposal Draft #3 [includes results from college and university women's center survey and proposal for the Sarah Doyle Center at Brown University]
Box 1
Proposal Final Draft, 1986-1987 [Task Force on a Duke University Women's Center]
Box 1
Anecdotes, 1986 ["Why Duke needs a Women's Center" for proposal]
Box 1
Task Force Proposal, 1986 (Administration Interviews Student Affairs)
Box 1
Women's Center, Goals and Objectives 1990-1993, 1989 [includes Director's Report, 1989]
Box 1
Workshop - Starting a Women's Center, NWSA, 1990 [good historical Duke Women's Center information]
Box 1
Student Programming Council, 1989-1990
Box 1
Multiculturalism Task Force Meeting, 1990
Box 1
Leadership Research 1989-1990 Project, C. Pearcy, 1989-1990
(2 folders)
Box 1
Maternity Leave Policy, 1990
Box 1
Undergraduate Enrollment Report, Evans Report, 1990-1991
Box 1
Political Correctness Debate, Sept. 1991
Box 1
Committee on Social Alternatives, 1991
Box 1
Administration Women's Network Advocacy Project, 1983
Box 1
Campus Climate Survey: Faculty Comments, 1991
Box 1
Campus Climate Surveys, 1989-1991
Box 1
Survey Drafts, 1990
Box 1
Student Surveys, Examples
Box 1
Staff Surveys, Examples
Box 1
Men's Resource Initiative Consortium, 1992 [M1]
Box 1
Ad Hoc Committee on Central Campus Housing, 1991
Box 1
Marketing Plan, 1990-1991
Box 1
Women's Center Brochure, 1992-1993
Box 1
Women's Center Sign, 1993-1994
Box 1
Richard Whitted Leadership Workshop, undated
Box 1
Director's Report, January/February 1991
Box 1
Annual Report: Victoria, Summer 1990
Box 1
Events, 1989
Box 1
Women's History Month, 1989
Box 1
Goals 1989-1990 (May 1989, Bill Griffith)
Box 1
Programming, August/September 1989
Box 1
Programming, October 1989
Box 1
Proposal: Experiential Feminism Class, 1989
Box 1
Soviet Women's Visit, October 1989 [photographs]
Box 1
Playboy, October 1989
Box 1
Playboy petitions, copies
Box 1
Program for Administration Women's Network, October 1989
Box 1
MALS [Master of Arts in Liberal Studies] Panel, October 20, 1989
Box 1
Chris Williamson/Theresa Trull [concert], October 21, 1989
Box 1
Alcohol Conference, October 31- November 1, 1989
Box 1
Katherine Kolbert, November 2, 1989 [ACLU Lawyer, visit and lecture]
Box 1
Programming, November 1989
Box 1
Planning Office, November 1989/Accompanying Narrative
Box 1
Graduate and Professional School Women Lunch, November 6, 1989
Box 1
Montreal murders, December 1989
Box 1
Jabberwocky Controversy, 1989-1990
Box 1
Sexual Decision Making, 1990
Box 1
Dr. Susannah Heschel, February 12-13, 1990 [scholar in residence]
Box 1
Dr. Lenora Felani, February 19, 1990 [speaker]
Box 1
Feminist Theory Lectures - February/March 1990
Box 2
Publicity- Spring Events, 1990
Box 2
Women's Career Luncheon, March 31, 1991
Box 2
Women's Spirituality Meetings, 1990-1991
Box 2
Women's Center Scrapbook, 1989-1990
Box 2
Duke Life 202, and 303, 1991
Box 2
Luncheon, March 1990 [Career Exploration Luncheon for Duke Women]
Box 2
Women's Center Move, August 1991 [Photographs]
Box 2
Photographs, undated
Box 2
Career Exploration Luncheon foe Duke Women, Fall 1990
Box 2
Beijing Conference, June 26-30, 1990
Box 2
National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference Workshop "Starting a Women's Center" June 20-24, 1990
Box 2
Correspondence, 1989-1991 [Martha Simmons]
Box 2
Events 1990-1991
Box 2
Safety Skills Training - ASDU Sponsored, Fall 1990
Box 2
"Celebration of Our Work" November 2-3, 1990
Box 2
Administrative Women's Network, October 22, 1990
Box 2
Joan Baez, Page Auditorium, November 24, 1990
Box 2
Gender and Food Group, Fall 1990
Box 2
Stress Relief Sessions, December 1990
Box 2
ACE (American Council on Education) project, "New Agenda of Women," Spring 1991
Box 2
Mentoring Program: 1991 Heather Heckel/Seldon Holt
Box 2
Jean Kilborne, "Marketing Misery: Selling Addictions to Women, "February 25, 1991
Box 2
Jean Kilbourne, Funding Responses, 1990-1991
Box 2
Michael Kimmel, February 12, 1991
Box 2
Lesbian and Gay Awareness Week, February 9-16, 1991
Box 2
Madeline L'Engle, April 9-10, 1991
Box 2
Will Keim, May 1991
Box 2
Events 1991-1992
Box 2
Final Four Celebration, 1992
Box 2
December 2 lecture
Box 2
December 3 workshop
Box 2
Student Leadership Workshop, April 23, 1992
Box 2
Open Houses, Spring 1992
Box 2
Spring Lunch Series, 1992, 1989-1992 [opportunity for students to informally meet successful women to talk about balancing career and personal life]
Box 2
Flyers/Brochures/Events, 1991-1992
Box 2
Women's Outreach Day, September 26, 1992
Box 2
Mary Rowe visit, January 28-29, 1992 [consult on Duke's Harassment Policies]
Box 2
Sexual Harassment workshop with English Dept., spring 1992
Box 2
Events 1992-1995
(3 folders)
Box 2
Men Acting for Change (MAC), 1992-1993
(2 folders)
Box 2
Men Acting for Change (MAC), roster, undated
Box 2
Men Acting for Change (MAC), 1992 [slides and visual material for slideshow "What's so sexy about pornography?"]
(2 folders)
Box 2
Laura X [speaker on marital rape]
Box 2
Unfoldered material from binder [miscellaneous flyers, photographs, articles]
(4 folders)
Box 2
Take Bake the Night, 1987-1989
Box 2
Women's Center Volunteer and Staff Lists, 1992-1995
Box 2
Lesbian/Bisexual Women, 1992 (Beth Ann Koelsch)
Box 2
Career/Mentoring Lunches Series, 1990-1993 (Mentor name lists)
Box 2
Runner's Network, 1993-1994
Box 2
Issue Lunches, 1993-1994 (Laura Rosenstein, Anne DePrice)
Box 2
Women's Center Art Gallery, 1993-1994
Box 2
BASES, 1994-1996
Box 2
Practical Workshops, 1995
Box 3
Women's Center programs, 1992-1994
Box 3
Women of Color 1991-1992 (coordinator Tonya Robinson)
Box 3
Women of Color, 1992-1993 (coordinator Celia Naylor-Ojurongbe)
Box 3
In the Spirit: Women of Color 1992-1993
Box 3
Women of Color, 1993-1994 (coordinator Tiffany Speaks)
Box 3
Duke-Frontiers of Legal Thought, January 25-27, 1990 [conference]
Box 3
National Coalition against Domestic Violence, 1987
Box 3
North Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence
Box 3
North Carolina on the Status of Women, 1989
Box 3
National Women's Studies Association
Box 3
National Council for Research on Women
Box 3
National Association of Women's Centers, 1989
Box 3
Duke Students for Choice
Box 3
Project WILD, Body Image and Stereotyping
Box 3
Global Nomads
Box 3
Women in Engineering
Box 3
Women's Law Society, 1989
Box 3
Divinity School Women's Center, 1993
Box 3
Statistics-Women and Men at Duke University, 1988-1991
Box 3
Campus Climate - Women's Studies Report, Duke 1987
Box 3
Duke Gender Picture-General, 1988
Box 3
Misogynist Miscellaneous Information, undated
Box 3
Photos [University Photo Files] - Gender Balanced
Box 3
Duke Matriculant Study, 1985-1989
Box 3
Biology-Zoology (BoZo) Survey, 1989-1990
Box 3
Duke - Gender, 1990 [Distinguished Professorships]
Box 3
Religion Dept. 1989
Box 3
Epsilon Sigma Alpha, 1989
Box 3
Graduate and Professional Student Network, 1989-1993
Box 3
Retention Study - Duke Engineering, 1990-1991
Box 3
East Campus for 1st Year Students, 1990-1993
Box 3
Resident Advisors workshops - Group facilitation, 1989
Box 3
Residential Life Programming, 1989-1993
Box 3
Experimental Living/Learning Endowment, 1990
Box 3
Draft Policy-Sexual Harassment, April 7, 1993
Box 3
Non-Discrimination Policy, 1993
Box 3
Black Women Alumni Directory
Box 3
Backlash, 1990 and undated [topics present: conservative student groups; Twin Peaks posters; Anti-Semitism]
Box 3
Women's Center Advisory Board Meetings, 1989; 1991
Box 3
Duke Experience Survey Class of 1988
Box 3
Duke Admissions Materials-Gender Analysis, undated
Box 3
Center for Creative Learning, 1988-1989
Box 3
Women Housing on West, 1992-1993
Box 3
Duke's Vision, 1990-1991
Box 3
Process Papers, 1989-1991
Box 3
Ongoing Meetings, 1989
Box 3
Women Studies at Duke-Materials, 1989-1992
Box 3
House Courses, 1989-1993
Box 3
Student Affairs Strategic Planning, 1992-1993
Box 3
Student Affairs Staff Meetings, 1989-1991
Box 3
National Academy of Scholars (NAS), 1990
Box 3
Student Affairs Trustee Committee Meeting, December 8, 1989
Box 3
Duke Experience Survey, Class of 1988
Box 3
The Campus climate Revisited: Chilly for Women Faculty, Administrators, and Graduate Students, October 1986
Box 3
Chilly Papers Collection, 1982-1989 [Project on the status and education of women: published by the Association of American Colleges]
Box 3
Diversity, 1989-1991
Box 3
ESTEEM Program, 1992
Box 3
Community Service Center Board's Information, 1993-1994
(2 folders)
Box 3
Sexual Harassment Task Force, 1993
(2 folders
Box 3
Safety Task Force, 1992-1993
(2 folders)
Box 3
Staff, 1993-1994 [includes staff meeting notes and staff reports]
( 2 folders)
Box 3
Correspondence, 1993-1994 [Ellen Plummer]
Box 4
Correspondence, 1994-1995 [Ellen Plummer]
Box 4
Women Center Staff, students, 1994-1995
Box 4
Meetings with Janet, 1993-1994 [Ellen Plummer/Janet Dickerson]
Box 4
Budgets, 1994-1995
Box 4
Student Affairs - Performance Appraisal Subcommittee, 1993-1994
Box 4
Nan Keohane, 1992-1994
(2 folders)
Box 4
Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee, 1992
Box 4
Student Affairs Retreat, June 1992
Box 4
Provost - John Strohbehn, October 13, 1994
Box 4
Division [Student Affairs] Staff Meetings, 1993-1994
Box 4
Development-Student Affairs friends, 1994
Box 4
Student Affairs Staff Development/Enhancement Committee, 1993-1994
Box 4
Trustees-Student Affairs Committee "Women's Issues" presentation with Women's Studies, December 10, 1993
Box 4
Student Affairs-Strategic Plan, 1993
Box 4
Women's Studies, UNC-CH
Box 4
Durham County, Women's Commission, 1990
Box 4

The following three folders containing Administrative Panel Proceedings material are closed for a period of twenty-five years from date of origination.

Judicial Hearing - Sigma Phi Epsilon, November 1990
(2 folders)
Box 4
Administrative Hearing, 1990
Box 4
Administrative Panel Proceedings, 1989
Box 4
Women's Center Management Sessions with Barb Briner, Fall 1992
Box 4
Summary List Activities, Fall 1991
Box 4
September 1991
Box 4
October 1991
Box 4
November 1991
Box 4
December 1991
Box 4
January 1992
Box 4
February 1992
Box 4
March, 1992
Box 4
April 1992
Box 4
September-October 1992
Box 4
November 1992
Box 4
January 1993
Box 4
February 1993
Box 4
March 1993
Box 4
COFHE, 1985; 1987
Box 4
COFHE Project, 1991
Box 4
ACE Survey, 1990 [Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshman Survey Institutional Summary]
Box 4
Long Range Planning, Advisory Committee on Resources-Response, 1989
Box 4
Admitted Student Questionnaire (Highlights and detailed reports) Duke University, 1991
(2 folders)
Box 4
Women's Studies/Women's Center regular meeting notes, 1989-1990, undated
Box 4
Annual Report Materials, 1990-1991
Box 4
Descriptive Narrative of the Women's Center, 1990
Box 4
Budget Programming Summary, 1990-1991
Box 4
Harvard Conference, "Women and Men on Campus," 1991
Box 4
Women's Center Office Orientation, 1991
Box 4
Studio '91 (Theater/Production), 1991
Box 4
Response to inquiries on Women's Center, Spring 1992
Box 4
Miscellaneous Material, 1988-1992
Box 4
Abortion, local services (brochures), undated
Box 5
Abortion, University activism, 1989-1993
Box 5
Athletics, Manual for Women Athletes, 1990-1992
Box 5
National Association for Girls and Women in Sports, 1990
Box 5
local directory, 1992-1993
Box 5
Ladyslipper, 1993
Box 5
Southern Sisters, 1989-1990
Box 5
Chilly Papers, undated
Box 5
Ten years later, 1990, 1992
Box 5
Out of the Classroom, Campus Climate, undated
Box 5
Minority Students, 1988-1992
(2 folders
Box 5
"Minorities on Campus," pamphlets, 1991
Box 5
Campus Climate for Women Faculty, Administrators, and Graduate Students, 1991
Box 5
Campus Violence, 1988-1991
Box 5
Strategies to Combat Campus Violence (NWSA Pre-Conference, Women's Center Caucus), 1989 July
Box 5
Domestic Violence/Battering, undated
Box 5
Gender Balancing the Police: Stopping Violence Against Women, 1991
Box 5
National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 1990
Box 5
Orange/Durham Coalition for Battered Women, 1990
Box 5
North Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence, 1990-1991
Box 5
Violence against Women, 1991
Box 5
Violence against Women, bibliographies, 1994
Box 5

Accession contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, programming evaluations, and other print materials with inclusive dates 1983-1999, bulk 1989-1999. Major subjects include 10th anniversary plans, the Graduate and Professional Women's Network (GWPN), programming, gender issues, harassment, and VOICES magazine.

Woman's Center 10-Year Anniversary, 1999
Box 5
Graduate and Professional Women's Network (GPWN), Spring 1998
Box 5
GPWN Programming, 1997-1998
Box 5
Evaluations, 1997
Box 5
Evaluations, 1997
Box 5
Evaluations, 1997
Box 5
Evaluations and Handouts, 1997
Box 5
Evaluations, 1997
Box 5
Evaluations, 1997
Box 5
Evaluations, 1997
Box 5
Habitat Saturday, 1997
Box 5
Race/Gender/Sexuality, Small Group, 1997 [GPWN Program]
Box 5
Race/Gender/Class/Sex Orientation Discussion Group, 1997
Box 5
GPWN Advertising Information, 1997
Box 5
GPWN Summer Planning, 1997
Box 5
Evaluations, 1997
Box 5
Evaluations, 1997
Box 5
Evaluations, 1997
Box 5
Movie: "Antonia's Line," 1997 [GPWN Program]
Box 5
Book Discussion: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors ~ Domestic Violence, 1997 [GPWN Program]
Box 5
Surveys: Women with Children/Non-traditional age
Box 5
GPWN Summer Planning, 1997
Box 5
Stress Reduction, 1997 [GPWN Program]
Box 5
Shifting Social Roles, 1997
Box 5
GPWN Spring Scheduling, 1997
Box 5
Spring 1997 [GPWN Programs]
Box 5
Survey Results, 1996-1997 [Survey of GPWN Programs]
Box 5
Year End Evaluations GPWN, 1996-1997
Box 5
Annual Report, 1996-1997
Box 5
GPWN Evaluation, 1997
Box 5
GPWN Fall Schedule Information, 1996
Box 5
Diversity and Unity among Women at Duke: Finding Common Ground
Box 5
Fall Flyers, 1996

These are fall flyers and there are four files of them

(6 digital files)
Box 5
Year-End GPWN Evaluations, 1995-1996
Box 5
GPWN Directory
Box 5
GPWN Spring Schedule
Box 5
Graduate School Orientation, 1996
Box 5
Steering Committee, 1997
Box 5
GPWN Orientation, 1997
Box 5
Survey Evaluation, 1997
Box 5
GPWN Connection, Fall 1997
Box 5
GPWN Mentoring Program, 1996
Box 5
Mentoring Survey Results
Box 5
Housing and Mentors, 1996
Box 5
Mentoring Evaluations, 1996
Box 5
GPWN Mentoring Information Packet, 1996
Box 5
Mentoring Files
(4 digital files)
Box 5
VOICES, 1995-1996
Box 5
VOICES, Spring 1999
Box 5
General Programming, 1997-1998
Box 6
Senior Women Seminar Series, 1997-1998
Box 6
Senior Support Group, 1996-1997
Box 6
Co-sponsored Programs, 1998-1999
Box 6
Grad Resources [resources/issues concerning female graduate students]
Box 6
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Programming 1994-1998
(4 folders)
Box 6
Lady Blue, 1994-1998 [a capella group] [photographs]
Box 6
Out of the Blue, 1996-1997 [a capella group]
Box 6
Cleland, 1996 [all female selective living group]
Box 6
Academic Deans/SASS, 1994 [Sexual Harassment Protocol]
Box 6
Summer Protocol, 1994-1995 [Sexual Assault Support Services]
Box 6
Planning, 1970-1994
Box 6
Students as Leaders (Committee and Conference, materials and readings), October 14, 1997
Box 6
"Practicing What We Preach," Diversity discussion, June 3, 1997
Box 6
Planning, 1995
Box 6
Staff Notes 1995-1996
Box 6
Staff Notes 1996-1997
Box 6
Evangelical Groups Workshop, September 1996
Box 6
Diversity "Team," 1997 [traveling diversity dialogues meeting]
Box 6
Staff Notes, 1997-1998
(2 folders)
Box 6
Randall Kennedy, October 1997 ["Conversations on Race: Policing and Race Relations"]
Box 6
Robert Reich, November 17, 1997
Box 6
Peter Applebome, February 6, 1998 ["Building Community: conversations on Race, the Media, and Campus]
Box 6
Mary Lou Williams Workshop/Conference, April 18, 1998 [Visibility/Invisibility: African-American Students at Duke]
Box 6
Women's Center Press, 1993
Box 6
Women's Center Space/Few Federation Renovations and Repairs, 1989-1991
Box 6
Safety Task Force, 1994-1996
Box 6
Correspondence, July 1995-June 1996
Box 6
Staff, 1994-1995 -- Administration
Box 6
Women's Center, Phone Statistics, 1991-1995
Box 6
Student Staff Reports, 1995-1996
Box 6
Women of Color, 1994-1995
Box 6
Duke Student Government, 1995-1996
Box 6
Femilist, 1994-1995 [Duke Mailing List]
Box 6
Synergy Proposal, Student Affairs, April 1995
Box 6
East Campus (Duke Magazine Article), December 1995
Box 6
Residential Options Discussion, (Housing and Plans), 1994
Box 6
Visiting Committee, November 13, 1994 [for Student Affairs]
Box 6
Janet Smith Dickerson, 1994-1995 [Vice-President of Student Affairs]
Box 6
Meetings with Maureen/Family, 1993-1994 [Maureen Cullins-Dean of Campus Community Development]
Box 6
Maureen [Cullins - Dean of Campus Community Development], 1994-1996
(2 folders)
Box 6
Alcohol at Duke University, 1993-1995
(2 folders)
Box 6
Alcohol, 1994-1996
Box 7
North Carolina Governor's Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse - Duke Report, April 1995
Box 7
Campus Climate, 1993-1996
(3 folders)
Box 7
Staff Meetings, 1993-1994
Box 7
Staff Meeting Notes, 1994-1995
Box 7
Staff Meeting Notes, 1995-1996
Box 7
Resource File, 1994
Box 7
Survey-Women's Center/Women's Studies, 1989
Box 7
Women's Center Quickie Brochure, 1993
Box 7
Chronicle/Dialogue Articles, 1990-1991
Box 7
North Carolina Women's Legislative Agenda, 1989-1990
Box 7
"Men and Gender Issues" -- David Guttesman, 1990
Box 7
ACPA Article (MAC) "Gender Issues Programming for Men"
Box 7
Duke Gay and Lesbian Alliance -- Aurora [Newsletter], 1989
Box 7
AIDS Quilt Bus, 1996-1997
Box 7
"Women at Duke…A Room of Their Own" -- Tobacco Road, February 1988
Box 7
Duke Housestaff Spouse Connection, 1991
Box 7
Duke Women's Coalition-A History and Analysis, 1987-1997
Box 7
Sexual Harassment Research Project, 1991-1992
Box 7
Sexual Harassment Task Force Policy Drafts, 1992
Box 7
Sexual Harassment Duke Policy and Procedures, 1987; 1992 [clippings]
Box 7
Sexual Harassment - Duke History, background information, 1989-1992 [includes policies re: sexual harassment; romantic relationships: faculty student dating; discriminatory harassment]
Box 7
Sexual Harassment Task Force, 1991-1993
(2 folders)
Box 7
Beckum Group, 1991-1992 [Leonard Beckum University Vice President and Vice Provost]
Box 7
1993-1994
Box 7
Spring 1994
Box 7
Working Documents, Fall 1994
Box 7
Staff Reports, Spring 1995
Box 7
Fall 1995
Box 7
August 1996
Box 7
Spring 1998, 1997-1998
Box 7
Staff Report, Zeba Ali, undated
Box 7
Running Club, 1993-1994
Box 7
Movie Series, 1993
Box 7
Adrienne Rich, 1993
Box 7
Graduate Women of Color, 1995-1996
Box 7
"In the Spirit: A Celebration of the Challenges and Courage of Women of Color," 1992- 1993 [Women of Color (WOC) speaker series]
Box 7
Women of Color, 1993-1994 [Tiffany Speaks]
Box 7
Women of Color Retreat, January 1995
Box 7
Women of Color, 1994-1995 [Stacey Ebron]
Box 7
Women of Color Planning, Summer 1995
Box 7
Speaker Series, 1997-1998
Box 7
Graduate Decisions Panels, 1997-1998
Box 7
Current Propaganda [Women's Center Flyers], 1996-1997
Box 7
Publicity Opportunities, Triangle, 1996-1997
Box 7
Calendar, Fall 1996 [includes a calendar from 1994]
Box 7
Girlstown [Film], 1996-1997
Box 7
Calendar, 1997
Box 7
Co-sponsored Events, 1994-1995
Box 7
Issues Lunches, 1993 [Laura Rosenstein, work study programming coordinator for the Women's Center]
Box 7
General programming, 1994-1995
Box 7
Oleanna: A Power Play by David Mamet, 1995
Box 7
Practical Workshop Series, Spring 1995, 1994-1995 [contains the monthly staff reports for the series]
Box 7
Miscellaneous Programming Ideas, 1993; 1995; undated
Box 7
Rape Awareness week, March 29, 1993 - April 1, 1993
Box 7

Accession contains material concerning the program BASES (Building Awareness through Shared Experiences). Accession contains digital BASES files which have been separated and mounted on a library server; please contact University Staff for access to these files. Inclusive dates for the accession are 1996-2000.

Forming BASES
Box 7
BASES, 1996-1998
Box 7
Flyers
Box 7
Chronicle articles
Box 7
BASES, 1999
Box 7
BASES, 2000-
Box 7

Accession contains subject files mainly concerning events and programming materials. Groups/programs present include GPWN, VOICES, Women's Center Art Gallery, and BASES. Accession A2005-0077 was filed with A2003-37 and can be found in box 9. Inclusive dates 1992-2001.

Women of Color, 1996
Box 8
Tuesd'8, 1996 [a series designed to give students a break from studying and to provide them with a chance to socialize with fellow residents]
Box 8
Planning/Staff Meetings, Summer 1996
Box 8
Campus Community Leadership Institute, 1998
Box 8
Campus Community Development (CCD) Staff Meeting notes, 1998-2000
Box 8
Alcohol/Drug Initiative Task Force, 2000
Box 8
WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Programming, 1998-1999
Box 8
UNC WISE paper, undated
Box 8
WISE proposal, 1995
Box 8
WISE Task Force, 1998-2000
Box 8
GPWN History, 1993-1995
Box 8
GPWN, 1998-1999
Box 8
GPWN, 1999-2000
Box 8
VOICES, 1995
Box 8
VOICES, funding sources, 1993-1998
Box 8
VOICES, Reference and history, 1989-1995
Box 8
VOICES, feedback, 1993-1997
Box 8
General Programming Program Evaluations, Fall 1995
Box 8
General Programming Program Evaluations, 1996
Box 8
General Programming 1997-1998
Box 8
General Programming Program Evaluations, 1997-1998
Box 8
General Programming, 1998-1999
Box 8
General Programming Program Evaluations, 1998-1999
Box 8
General Programming, Fall 1999
Box 8
Student Affairs Staff Survey, 1995
Box 8
Student Affairs Staff Survey, Summer 1995
Box 8
Student Affairs Staff Survey, Spring 1996
Box 8
Student Affairs Staff Survey, Summer 1997
Box 8
SPC Committee Meetings
(2 folders)
Box 8
Professional Programmers Group, meeting minutes, 1990-1993
Box 8
General Art Gallery Information, 1993-1995
Box 9
Art Gallery Year End Report, 1993-1994
Box 9
Art Gallery: Samples of Exhibit postcards, brochures, and flyers, 1993-2001, bulk 1994
Box 9
Art of Women art duke: Inaugural Exhibit, 1993
Box 9
Art Gallery Exhibit: Susan B.A. Somers-Willett, 1994
Box 9
Art Gallery: World Works International Student Art
Box 9
"Visions of Femininity: A Photographic Exploration of Nudity"
Box 9
"Lesbian Identities: A Photodocumentary Exploring Lesbian Lives by…"
Box 9
"Sisters"
Box 9
"Primal Colours"
Box 9
"The Naked Truth about Women"
Box 9
Portraits and Statements, 1994-1995 (Black History Month Exhibit)
Box 9
Love Makes a Family: Living in Lesbian and Gay Families, 1994-1996
Box 9
"Warnings" Poster Exhibit, 1998 and "Wake up little Susie: Pregnancy and power before Roe v. Wade"
Box 9
A Positive Life: Portraits of Women Living with HIV, 1999
Box 9
"Remember the Ladies words of courage, compassion, and challenge from women of many cultures"
Box 9
Women's Center Staff Meetings, 1997-1998
Box 9
Women's Center Staff Meeting Notes, July 1998 to May 2001
Box 9
VOICES - Fall 1999, Special Edition
(2 folders)
Box 9
VOICES Printers, 1996-2000
Box 9
"Just Economics" workshop, 1998
(2 folders)
Box 9
Religion and Feminism/Ethics, 1998 ["The Education as Transformation Project: Religious Pluralism, Spirituality, and Higher Education" Wellesley College September 27-28, 1998]
(2 folders)
Box 9
Interfaith Dialogue, 1999
Box 9
Education as Transformation, 1998 [Wellesley College]
Box 9
BASES, 1993-2002
(8 folders)
Box 9
BASES mentors, 1998-1999
Box 9
BASES Mentor Evaluations, 1998-1999
Box 9
BASES, Student Programmer's files, 1997-1998
Box 9
Students against Sweatshops, 1997
Box 9
Women's Action Research Project (WARP), Interim Report, 1992
Box 9

Major subjects/programs present include DARE (Duke Acquaintance Rape Education), Task Force on a Duke University Women's Center, Men Acting for Change, campus climate, sexual harassment, Women of Color, and Student Affairs.

Acquaintance Rape Presentation Flyer, 1991
Box 10
DARE Booklet, 1991
Box 10
DARE Correspondence, 1991
Box 10
DARE Correspondence w/ Univ. of Colorado, 1991
Box 10
DARE Handbook (original), 1990
Box 10
DARE History, 1991
Box 10
DARE Manual, 1992
Box 10
DARE Manual Supplements, 1992
Box 10
DARE Meetings/Notes, 1991
(2 folders)
Box 10
DARE Presentation Notes, 1992
Box 10
DARE Programming/Roleplays, 1994
Box 10
DARE Programming, 1993
Box 10
DARE Resource Guide, 1992
Box 10
DARE Staff/Schedule, 1991
Box 10
DARE Training Manual (Bound), 1991
Box 10
DARE Training Sessions, 1991
Box 10
DARE Training Test, 1990
Box 10
DARE Training Test, 1992
Box 10
DARE Training/Meeting, 1992
Box 10
DARE Videocassette, 1990 (T-120 VHS)
Box 10
DARE Videocassette, 1991 (T-120SX VHS)
Box 10
DARE Videocassette "Socialization: Chris South", 1988 (T-120 VHS)
Box 10
Date and Acquaintance Rape Programming, 1990
Box 10
Date Rape and Sexual Assault Task Force, 1992
Box 10
Date Rape and Sororities/Greeks, 1989-1991
Box 10
Date Rape can be prevented - What you can do, 1987
Box 10
Correspondence regarding Date Rape on Trial, 1992
Box 10
Date Rape on Trial Discussion Guide, 1992
Box 10
Information Flyer on Date Rape on Trial, 1991
Box 10
Date Rape on Trial - Preparation for video, 1992
Box 10
Spring 1992 Version of Date Rape on Trial (goes with videotape) 1992 [5 ½" floppy disk]
Box 10
Date Rape on Trial w/ stage instructions, 1992
Box 10
Legal Consequences of Rape Program, 1991
Box 10
Rape Articles ("A Rally Against Rape" and "Sexual Exploitation"), 1984
Box 10
Rape and Sexual Assault Bibliography, 1989
Box 10
Rape Awareness Week Flyers, 1991
Box 10
Rape Awareness Week Publicity/Media, 1991
Box 10
Rape and Sexual Assault Resource Flyer, 1992
Box 10
Rape and Sexual Assault Packet for Academic Advisors, 1995
Box 10
Rape Awareness Week - Flyer, 1998
Box 10
Rape Colloquium and Education, 1989
Box 10
Rape Crisis of Durham, 1989
Box 10
Rape Prevention for Gilbert and Addoms Dorm, 1992
Box 10
Rape Prevention - Medical Center, 1989
Box 10
Six-Week Educational Campaign on Acquaintance Rape, 1990
Box 10
Student Affairs Committee on Date Rape at Duke, 1990
Box 10
Unofficial Sorority Rape Survey, Spring 1990
Box 10
"I Tied a Ribbon Because…", 1991
Box 11
"I Tied a Ribbon Because…", 1993
Box 11
"Sounds Dangerous" Forms, Labels, 1992
Box 11
"Sounds Dangerous" (Orientation Program), 1990
Box 11
"Sounds Dangerous" (Orientation Play), 1990-1993
(4 folders)
Box 11
"Sounds Dangerous" Sales, 1991
Box 11
Alpha Tau Omega Program, 1992
Box 11
Annual National Student Conference, 1993
Box 11
Basketball Game Sponsorship, 1994
Box 11
Center for Teaching and Learning, 1994
Box 11
Dinner Discussion - "Responding to Rape at Duke," 1991
Box 11
"Feeling Good about Sex" Decision Making Program, 1990
Box 11
Copyrighted materials, 1991
Box 11
Plan, 1991
Box 11
Requests, 1991
Box 11
Press, 1991
Box 11
GPWN Calendar, 1998
Box 11
Major Speaker - Dr. Williams "Contemporary Social Problems," 1992
Box 11
Major Speakers - Nancy Ziegenmeyer, 1991 [The Aftermath of Rape: Legal Alternatives]
Box 11
Offstage Production "But I Said No," 1996
Box 11
Play "Disciplining Women," 1994
Box 11
Pledge Education, 1994-1995, 1997
(3 folders)
Box 11
Professional Programmers Meetings, 1991-1993
Box 11
Program Sign-Up Sheets, 2002
Box 11
Programming Areas, 1995
Box 11
Programming Resources, 1991
Box 11
Project Build Crew Leader Training, 1992
Box 11
Project Build Presentation, 1991
Box 11
R.A. Training, 1991
Box 11
Safer Sex Week, 1990-1991
(2 folders)
Box 11
Talent Identification Program, 1994
Box 11
WISE Calendar, 1998
Box 11
Calendars, 1989
Box 11
Program Volunteer History, 1998
Box 11
Director's Report, 1990
Box 11
Women's Center Advisory Board Meeting Minutes, September/October 1990
Box 11
Women's Center Advisory Board Retreat Minutes, December 1990
Box 11
Women's Center Programming/Budget Planning, 1990
Box 11
Director's Report, January/February 1991
Box 11
Director's Report, March, 1991
Box 11
Women's Center Advisory Board Meeting Minutes, February 1991
Box 11
Women's Center, General Information, 1991
Box 11
Women's Center Job Descriptions (DARE), 1992
Box 11
Women's Center Goals and Objectives, 1993
Box 11
Women's Center Orientation Guide, 1995
Box 11
Women's Center and SASS Annual/Semester Reports, 1996
Box 11
Women's Center Programming Semester Report, 1997
Box 11
Women's Center Staff, Contact Information, 1997
Box 11
Student Staff, 2002
Box 11
Budget Narrative, 1992-1993
Box 11
"Men and Rape" Panel, 1990
Box 11
"Men Against Rape" Handbook, 1991
Box 11
Men on Rape Flyer, 1991
Box 11
MAC, MADR, DARE meeting, 1992
Box 11
Men's Initiative, 1992
Box 11
MAC: "What's so sexy about pornography?" [contains slides and visual material for presentation]
Box 11
MAC, 1993
(2 folders)
Box 11
Brochure, 1991-1992
Box 11
Program and Pledge Information, 1991-1992
Box 11
Workshop Training Materials, 1991=-1992
(2 folders
Box 11
Men's Project for Campus Equality, 1994
Box 11
Men's Project Funding Request, 1994
Box 11
Men's Project Report, 1994
Box 11
Duke Men's Project, 1995
Box 11
Agendas/Notes, 1990
Box 11
Correspondence, 1990
Box 11
Minutes/Memos, 1990
Box 11
684-SAFE Guide, 1990
Box 12
Crime Prevention and Safety Guide, 1992-1993
(2 folders)
Box 12
Crime Victims Handbook - Revised Crisis Center Handbook, 1985-1990
Box 12
Duke Safety Assessment, 1989
Box 12
Graduate and Professional Students Safety Guides, 1992
(2 folders)
Box 12
K. Wooden - Safety Proposal, 1989
Box 12
Monthly Report of Activities and Safety Task Force, 1991-1992
Box 12
Public Safety Program, 1991
Box 12
Safe Haven Flyers, 1993
Box 12
Safe Haven - Flyers/Ads, 2002
Box 12
Safe Haven Job Descriptions, 1992
Box 12
Safe Haven Materials, 1992
Box 12
Safe Haven Materials, 2002
Box 12
Safe Haven Resource Guide, 2002
Box 12
Safe Haven Training, 2002
Box 12
Safe Haven Training Evaluations, 2002
Box 12
Safe Haven Training Manual, 2002
Box 12
Safe Haven Training Manual (bound), 1993
Box 12
Safe Haven Training Manual and Protocol Guide, 1993
(2 folders)
Box 12
Safe Haven - Program Services, 1991
Box 12
Safe Haven Volunteers, 2001-2002
Box 12
Reception for Public Safety, 1992
Box 12
Safety Orientation, 1989
Box 12
Safety Phone Number Distribution, 1992
Box 12
Safety Presentation, 1992
Box 12
Safety Task Force, 1989
Box 12
Security Task Force Correspondence, 1993
Box 12
"Sexual Assault" Undergraduate Judicial Code, 1989-1991
Box 12
A Handbook for Survivors of Sexual Assault, 1992
Box 12
Duke Hospital ER - Sexual Assault, 1993
Box 12
Duke Sexual Assault and Intervention Handbook Draft, 1990
Box 12
Duke Sexual Assault and Intervention Handbook, Victim to Survivor, 1990
Box 12
Griffith Letter to Students re: Sexual Assault Judicial Changes, 1991
Box 12
Hamm-Alvarez Sexual Harassment Research Report, 1991
Box 12
Research Sexual Assault Coordinator, 1991
(2 folders)
Box 12
Sex Survey, 1991
Box 12
Sex Assault and Relationship Violence on the College Campus Conference, 1990
Box 12
Personal Notes, 1995
Box 13
"Dealing with Harassment Concerns," 1987 [Mary P. Rowe]
Box 13
Women's Duke Experiences Comparison Survey Report, 1987
Box 13
Newspaper Articles (various), 1988
Box 13
Women's Studies, Friends Newsletter, 1988
Box 13
Bates, Lisa "Is She Hot?" 1989
Box 13
Lisak/Roth/Luttrell, "Rape at Duke" 1989
Box 13
OPTIONS: A Dramatic Presentation of True Life Stories, 1989
Box 13
Paper: "The Socialization of Rape as a Cultural Norm…" 1989
Box 13
Articles on Rape at Duke, 1990
Box 13
Today Show, Interview, 1990 [Campus Violence]
Box 13
Judicial Board - "Should I File a Complaint?" 1992
Box 13
Citation Verification for book on Campus Rape, 1993
Box 13
Duke News Service, 1993
Box 13
On Campus With Women - Keohane is President, 1993
Box 13
Article: "Women Leaders @ Duke: A New Generation," 1994
Box 13
New York Times: "With money threatened, colleges are moving on all lobbying" feat. Keohane, 1995
Box 13
Videocassette (VHS) - Fox 22 News, 1996 - Interview w/ Selden Holt and Amy Ellison on filming of and casting call for Kiss the Girls.
Box 13
.edu the ratings, 1997 [U.S. News and World Report rating of colleges and universities]
Box 13
Open Forum: "Apathy Plagues Feminism at Duke" and "Rape on College Campuses" 1997
Box 13
Duke University News - Memorandum (March), 1998
Box 13
Academics and Motherhood Articles, 2002
Box 13
Advisory Board Bylaws/Goals, 1989
Box 13
Advisory Board Correspondence, 1989
Box 13
Advisory Board Minutes/Memorandums, 1990
Box 13
Advisory Board Nomination Letters, 1990
Box 13
Abshire-Simmons, Martha - Profile, 1989
Box 13
Saleh, May - Letter to Maureen Cullen, 1989
Box 13
Time Availability Form, 1989
Box 13
Union Facilities Meeting Minutes, 1989
Box 13
Letter to Writing Course Instructors, 1990 [re: Rape Awareness]
Box 13
Correspondence, 1991
Box 13
Faculty Education, 1991 [re: Sexual Assault]
Box 13
Few Fed Space [for Women's Center] Letter, 1991
Box 13
Religious Life Personal Letter, 1992
Box 13
Smith-Dickerson, Janet - Director's Correspondence, 1992-1993
(2 folders)
Box 13
Academic Deans Correspondence, 1994
Box 13
Correspondence - Convocation, 1995 [President Keohane's convocation address]
Box 13
Correspondence - Keohane-Alumni, 1995
Box 13
Correspondence - Malhotra-Keohane, 1995
Box 13
Correspondence - Smith Dickerson-Keohane, 1995
Box 13
Correspondence - Higgins-Keohane, 1996
Box 13
Correspondence - Plummer-Keohane, 1996
Box 13
Correspondence - Keohane-Duke-Parents, 1997
Box 13
Correspondence - Plummer-Keohane Memorandum, 1998
Box 13
Referrals, 2002 [community agencies]
Box 13
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), 1991
Box 13
CAPS/Women's Center Correspondence, 1991
Box 13
CAPS Colloquium on Sexual Assault and Harassment, 1992
Box 13
Relationship Violence House Course, 1991
Box 13
Gender Studies 247A, relationships and Sexuality, Final Exam, 1992
Box 13
Women as Leaders Course, 1995
Box 13
Flyers, 1991
Box 13
Get Involved Flyers (various), 1992
Box 13
Women of Color Celebration Week - flyer, 1996
Box 13
Senior Women's Seminar Series - flyers, 1998
Box 13
Student Health Flyers - PISCES and PICAD, 1991-1992
Box 13
Student Health Information, 1994
Box 13
Service of Healing Program, 1991
Box 13
"Victim to Survivor" Booklet, 1992
Box 13
Harassments - Notes/memos, 1994
(2 folders(
Box 13
Leave of Absence Policy, 1994
Box 13
Duke's Harassment Policy Pamphlet, 1997
Box 13
Domestic Violence Packet, 1998
Box 13
Law Enforcement Protocol, 1990-1992
Box 13
LGBT Materials, 1994
(2 folders)
Box 13
LGBT Subcommittee, 1994
Box 13
LGBT Correspondence, 1996
Box 13
Incest Resources Information, 1990
Box 13
Committee on Nondiscrimination Report, 1992
Box 13
Domestic Partnership Proposal, 1994
Box 13
Annual Report to the Faculty, 1997 [President Keohane's State of the University Address]
Box 13
Women's Coalition Notes, 1990
Box 13
Women's Coalition - Correspondence/Memo, 1992
Box 13
Women's Coalition Financials, 1995
Box 13
Women's Coalition Materials, 1995
Box 13

Accession subject files, memoranda, annual reports, correspondence, and other materials with inclusive dates 1986-2005. Major subjects include Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), Take Back the Night, and Duke Women's Handbooks.

Annual Reports (Programming and Women's Center), 1993-1997
Box 14
Annual Reports (Programming and Women's Center), 1997-1999
Box 14
Cappuccino and Jazz Program, 1992
Box 14
Career Exploration Luncheon for Undergraduate Women, 1991
Box 14
EarthHeart (Saphira Linden) - Spirituality, 1998
Box 14
GPWN Schedules of Events, Summer 2000-Spring 2002
Box 14
Lesbian/Bisexual Programming, 1993
Box 14
Lisa Kellmeyer/Seulky Shin Administrative Response [re: medical services treatment services available at Duke for rape survivors]
Box 14
Miscellaneous, 1986-1987 [contains brochures, flyers, memos]
Box 14
Miscellaneous, Women's Coalition, 1988-1989
Box 14
Rape Awareness Week, 1994; 1997-2000
Box 14
Response Protocol for Sexual Assault of Duke Students, 1992 and Report to the Security Task Force, 1993
Box 14
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), 1989-1991 [articles, ads, clippings, etc]
Box 14
SASS Activity Reports, 1992-1997
Box 14
SASS Brochures and Documents, 1992-1993
Box 14
SASS Introduction Letter, 1991
Box 14
Sexual Assault Prevention Week, 2005
Box 14
Sexual Assault Brochures, 1992
Box 14
Sexual Harassment Graduate Women Incidence Survey, 1991
Box 14
Take Back the Night, 1988
Box 14
Take Back the Night, 1991
Box 14
Take Back the Night, 1992
Box 14
Take Back the Night Articles, 1993
Box 14
Duke Women's Handbook, 1988-1989; 1991-1994, 1995-2002
(11 handbooks)
Box 14
Women's Center Budget, FY1993-1994
Box 14
Women's Center Goals and Programs, 1992-1993
Box 14
Women's Center Programming, 1993-1995
(2 folders)
Box 14
WISE Programming, Fall 1996; 1999-2001
Box 14
Women's Center Task Force Advisory Board, 1989-1990
Box 14
Women's Coalition, 2001-2002
Box 14

Historical Note

The Women's Center serves the Duke undergraduate, graduate and professional student communities. The Center was established in January of 1989 and began offering programming in the fall of 1989 after a two and a half year process begun by a group of undergraduate women who called themselves "The Coalition for a Women's Center at Duke." The Coalition researched and published a report outlining the need for a Center whose sole purpose was to support and promote student women and gender issues on campus. A task force was appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and its charge was to further research the need for and explore the feasibility of a Women's Center at Duke. After being founded, the Women's Center expanded its services to include the Office of Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) in the spring of 1991.

The Women's Center is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and part of the Campus Life management team within the Division. The Women's Center's Director reports to the Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs. The Women's Center's budget comes from the Division of Student Affairs. The SASS budget comes from Student Health fees. The Women's Center is currently (2008) staffed by 5 professional staff members: a Director, a Program Coordinator, an Office Manager, the Coordinator of Sexual Assault Support Services, and an Assistant Coordinator of Sexual Assault Support Services. Directors include: Martha Stewart, 1989-1993; Ellen Plummer, 1993-1998; Donna Lisker, 1999-2007; and Ada Gregory.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Women's Center records were received by the University Archives as transfers in 1993-2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, January 2009

Encoded by Josh Larkin Rowley, February 2009

Accessions A99-3, A2001-42, A2002-69, A2003-37, UA2006-0047, UA2008-0071 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.