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Guide to the Donna Lisker Papers, 1999-2014

Summary

Donna Lisker was the head of the Women's Center and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at Duke University in the 2000s and 2010s. The Donna Lisker Papers include materials on the development of the Baldwin Scholars Program, Lisker's service on the Women's Initiative and the President's Council on the Status of Women, retreats for women alumni of Duke, student housing, and other topics.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.29.02.0243
Title
Donna Lisker papers
Date
1999-2014
Creator
Lisker, Donna
Extent
3 Linear Feet, 525 Megabytes
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The Donna Lisker Papers include materials from Lisker's work with the Baldwin Scholars Program, on the Steering Committee of the Women's Initiative, and as Associate Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education. Topics covered include planning and development of the Baldwin Scholars Program, particularly in correspondence with Jean O'Barr, research and reports from the Women's Initiative and follow-up committees, Lisker's work with Alumni Affairs, planning of Central Campus/New Campus, retreats for and outreach to women alumni, curriculum and budget planning for the Baldwin Scholars Program, and other subjects. Included are correspondence, reports, research, budget documents, and other materials.

More Biographical / Historical Info

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series: Administrative Files, Baldwin Scholars Program, and Women's Initiative.

Using These Materials

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warning Access to the Collection

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 of administrative records. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

Electronic records in this collection have been migrated to a library server and digital use copies can only be accessed onsite in the Rubenstein Library Reading Room. To request access, please contact a reference archivist before coming to use these records.

Use of audiotapes and videotapes from this collection requires the creation of reference copies. Reference copies for some materials may have been made, and if a reference copy exists, it is noted in this finding aid. To arrange for the creation of reference copies of other items, please contact University Archives staff. Although these recordings are now stored in a stable environment, their condition and playback quality is unknown.

warning Use & Permissions

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.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Donna Lisker Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Administrative Files, 1994-2012

1 Linear Feet

This series primarily consists of materials from Donna Lisker's time as Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Included are materials related to retreats, workshops, and outreach efforts for women alumni coordinated with Alumni Affairs; planning for renovations and housing changes to Central Campus, also referred to as New Campus; strategic planning; student housing; the Winter Forum speaker program; and other topics. Files include correspondence, brochures, flyers, reports, and other materials.

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 of administrative records. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities), 2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 1
AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities), 2010

Restricted until 2035

Box 1
Academics, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Admissions, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Advising, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Alcohol, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Alumni Affairs, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Assessment, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Athletics, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Board of Trustees, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2064.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0002
Central Campus, 2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 1
Central Campus Residential Groups, 2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 1
Chicago [Women's Forum], spring 2012

Restricted until 2037

Box 1
COFHE, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
DCCE, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2084.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Development, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Dining, 2008-2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 1
DL, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Duke Conversations, 2009-2010

Restricted until 2035

Box 1
Duke Immerse, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Duke Social Relationships Project Meeting 10/28/08, 2008-2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 1
Duke Student Government Task Force on Financial Aid: Financial Aid Report, 31 July 2000

Restricted until 2025

Box 1
Financial Aid, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Financial Aid Project, 2004

Restricted until 2029

Box 1
FLUNCH, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Gates Scholars, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Governance, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Institutional Equity, 2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 1
Internationalization, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Andrea LaRue, 1994
Box 1
Majors Unions, 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
MIT Report, 1999
Box 1
Money, Sex, & Power [Alumnae Weekend], 2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 1
Moxie Conference [Women's Weekend], 2014

Restricted until 2039

Box 1
NASPA Leadership, 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
New Campus, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
New Campus: Student Feedback, 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
New Campus, 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
New Campus: Student Service Space, 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
New Campus: Draft Design Guidelines, July 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
New Campus: Housing Plans, 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
Old House Model, 2008-2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 1
Orientation, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
OUSF, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2084.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0002
OWW (Orientation Welcome Week) Advisory Committee, 2007-2010

Restricted until 2035

Box 1
Pass/Fail, 2008-2010

Restricted until 2035

Box 1
Presentations, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
QEP, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Reinvention Conference, 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
Residential Life, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Senior Survey, 2007

Restricted until 2032

Box 1
St. Bernard Project, 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
Strategic Plan 2005-2006: Undergrad Experience, 2006-2007, 2011

Restricted until 2036

Box 1
Strategic Plan/University, 2005

Restricted until 2030

Box 1
Strategic Planning, 2010-2012

Restricted until 2082.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0002
Student Affairs, 2009-2012

Restricted until 2082.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0002
Student Initiatives, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Summer Reading, 2008-2013

Restricted until 2038

Box 1
Teaching Innovation, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Underload Proposal, 2007-2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
University Leadership Committee, 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 1
ULG, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Website, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
West Union, 2007, 2011

Restricted until 2036

Box 1
West Union, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
WILL Replication, October 1999

Restricted until 2024

Box 1
Winning Women [Women's Weekend], 2012

Restricted until 2037

Box 1
Winter Forum 2010, 2009-2010

Restricted until 2035

Box 1
Winter Forum 2011, 2010-2011

Restricted until 2036

Box 1
Winter Forum 2012, 2011-2012

Restricted until 2037

Box 1
Winter Forum, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Women's Summit, 2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 1

2. Baldwin Scholars Program, 2003-2012 and undated

0.5 Linear Feet

This series includes materials related to the Baldwin Scholars Program, especially its early development. Included are materials related to program parameters and structure; courses and curriculum; budget and funding, including fundraising; student scholars; planning; staff; and many other topics. Files include correspondence, reports, budgets, and other materials. Jean Fox O'Barr, co-director of the Program, is a frequent correspondent.

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 of administrative records. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

BSP Constitution, 2006

Restricted until 2031

Box 2
Class of 2008, 2005-2006

Restricted until 2031

Box 2
Class of 2009, 2009, undated

Restricted until 2034

Box 2
Class of 2010, 2006, undated

Restricted until 2031

Box 2
Class of 2011, 2007, 2011

Restricted until 2036

Box 2
Class of 2012, circa 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 2
Upperclass Affiliates, 2004

Restricted until 2029

Box 2
BSP Program Review, Fall 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 2
Baldwin Internships, 2003-2005

Restricted until 2030

Box 2
Baldwin Scholars Advisory Board Final Report, 2008-2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 2
Baldwin Assessment, 2004-2010

Restricted until 2035

Box 2
Duke Endowment Reports, 2006-2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 2
Baldwin Retreat, 2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 2
Baldwin Scholars/Programmatic, 2004-2005

Restricted until 2030

Box 2
Baldwin Commencement, 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 2
Duke Magazine story, 2005, 2007

Digital materials in this folder are a copy of the student documentary Alice Baldwin and the Durhamites; not all contents of this folder are available in digital format.

Restricted until 2032

Box 2
Atlantis MS, undated

Restricted until 2030

Box 2
CAPE: Henry Friedman, 2005

Restricted until 2030

Box 2
Mother-Daughter Weekend, April 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 2
Mother-Daughter, 2012

Restricted until 2037

Box 2
Baldwin budget, 2004-2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 2
Baldwin Ast. Dir. Search, 2004

Restricted until 2029

Box 2
Administrative & Personnel, 2003-2010

Restricted until 2035

Box 2
Website, 2007-2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 2
Advisory Board, 2004-2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 2
Marketing & Recruitment, 2004-2006

Digital materials in this folder are a poster for the Baldwin Scholars Program; not all contents of this folder are available in digital format.

Restricted until 2031

Box 2
Correspondence: Development, 2003-2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 2
Fundraising, 2004-2005

Restricted until 2030

Box 2
Fundraising Dinner NYC, 12 October 2006

Restricted until 2031

Box 2
Baldwin Curriculum Committee, 2004-2005

Restricted until 2030

Box 2
Baldwin Proposal & Initial Planning, 2003

Restricted until 2028

Box 2
Senior Seminar, 2006-2007, undated

Restricted until 2032

Box 2
SOC 49S, Spring 2005

Restricted until 2030

Box 2
SOC 90S, Spring 2006

Restricted until 2031

Box 2
SOC 90S, Spring 2007

Restricted until 2032

Box 2
SOC 90S, Spring 2008

Restricted until 2033

Box 2
SOC 90S, Spring 2009

Restricted until 2034

Box 2
SOC 90S Evaluations, 2011-2012, undated

Restricted until 2037

Box 2
Effortless Perfection MS, 2006

Restricted until 2031

Box 2
Sophomore Seminar, 2009, undated

Restricted until 2034

Box 2
Program Review, undated

Restricted until 2035

Box 2
Upperclass Affiliates, 2005

Restricted until 2075

Box 2
Autobiography Readings, undated

Restricted until 2030

Box 2
Administration, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Alumnae donors, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Baldwin Pics, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Budget, 2004-2011

Restricted until 2081.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0002
CAPE, circa 2008-2014

Restricted until 2039.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Proposals, 2004-2010

Restricted until 2035.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Scholarship, 2007-2009, undated

Restricted until 2034.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001

3. Women's Initiative, 2001-2007

0.25 Linear Feet

This series includes materials related to Lisker's participation in the Women's Initiative Steering Committee, the President's Commission on the Status of Women, and the President's Council on Women. Files include correspondence, reports, research, and other materials.

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 of administrative records. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

Women's Steering Committee binder, 2001-2003
(3 folders)

Restricted until 2028

Box 2
President's Commission on the Status of Women binder, 2004-2006
(3 folders)

Restricted until 2031

Box 2
President's Council on Women, 2006-2007

Restricted until 2032

Box 2
Women's Initiative audio recordings, 2002-2003 and undated

Recordings of interview sessions with groups of women during the research phase of the Women's Initiative.

FERPA restricted until 2072.

Box 3
Womens Initiative, 2002-2008

Restricted until 2033.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
Women's Initiative Follow-Up, 2004-2013

Restricted until 2038.

Digital-materials UA29020243-SET-0001
 

Historical Note

Donna Lisker served as the Director of the Women's Center and Associate Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education at Duke University, and co-founded the Baldwin Scholars Program.

Donna Lisker recieved her B.A. in English from Williams College in 1988, and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. She became the Assistant Director of the Women's Center at Virginia Tech in 1995, and then came to Duke University in 1999 to serve as the Director of the Women's Center. She served on the steering committee of the Women's Initiative, a group that studied the place and status of women at the University, including students, faculty, and staff, and produced a report with recommendations for action, from 2001-2003. In 2004 she became one of the founders of the Baldwin Scholars Program, the four-year leadership program for undergraduate women at Duke, named for Alice Mary Baldwin, the first Dean of the Woman's College at Duke. She also served on the President's Commission on the Status of Women, also called the President's Council on Women, which implemented recommendations from the Women's Initiative report.

In 2007 Donna Lisker became an Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, later an Associate Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education. In this role she oversaw many aspects of undergraduate life, including housing and residential life and co-curricular activities such as the Winter Forum, and worked with Alumni Affairs on programs for women alumni such as the Women's Weekend. She was involved with strategic planning, including planning around the renovation of Central Campus. In 2013 she briefly served as the interim Vice Provost for Duke Kunshan University and China Initiative. Throughout her time at Duke, she taught courses in women's studies.

In 2014, Lisker was appointed the Dean of the College and Vice President for Campus Life at Smith College.

Related Material

Baldwin Scholars Program Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Women's Center Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Susan Roth Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


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Provenance

The Donna Lisker Papers were recieved by the Duke University Archives as a transfer in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Tracy M. Jackson, October 2017.

Accessions described in this finding aid: UA2014.0039, UA2014.0044, UA2014.0066.