Guide to the Association for Faculty Women Papers 1972-1993
Cage 631

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Association for Faculty Women.
Title
Association for Faculty Women Papers
ID
Cage 631
Date [inclusive]
1972-1993
Extent
5.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
2.25 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The papers consist of business records of the Washington State University Association for Faculty Women, with other documents related to its activities. Washington State University's Association for Faculty Women (AFW) originated in 1975. After AFW was formed it continued working on equity issues important to women in academe.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Association for Faculty Women papers, 1972-1993

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Association for Faculty Women (AFW) originated in 1975. The forerunner of the group was the subcommittee on academic women of the Committee of Women, a Pullman organization founded in 1968. This early group proposed the first women's studies course at Washington State University and also secured modification of several other university policies changes that furthered faculty women's opportunities.

After AFW was formed it continued working on equity issues important to women in academe. Additionally, in 1984 the group began honoring outstanding women graduate students.

The association is active to date (as of 1999), and its highest priority for the future is to open up the university's decision-making positions to capable women.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers consist of business records of the Washington State University Association for Faculty Women, with other documents related to its activities.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in seven series that follow the organization in which the papers were received. The series are: Activities, Business Records, Correspondence, Membership, Miscellaneous, Newsletters, and Added Materials (internship, ad hoc committee, and miscellaneous items received in 1999, after the collection was processed).

Series 1: Activities Records. Includes a range of AFW's projects such as the Re-Entry Women's Emergency Fund, the Outstanding Woman Graduate Student Award, and faculty career advancement work.

Series 2: Business Records. Includes minutes, financial reports, and planning documents.

Series 3: Correspondence. Spans the diverse areas of the group's activities.

Series 4: Membership materials. Contains names of women faculty in the organization and records of their dues.

Series 5: Miscellaneous. Includes a variety of materials relevant to gender issues, grants, legal information, etc.

Series 6: Newsletters. Contains sample publications from several different organizations.

Series 7: Added Materials (internship, ad hoc committee, and miscellaneous items).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Association for Faculty Women of Washington State University donated the organization's records to the WSU Libraries in five installments between 1986 and 1993 (accession numbers UA86-10, UA88-31, UA89-15, UA91-22 and UA93-14). Jean Johnson processed the records in 1995. Susan Armitage, WSU Professor of History, donated additional AFW records in 1999 (UA99-19), and these were added to the collection in 2011.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Association for Faculty Women -- Records and correspondence.
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Women -- History.
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Women -- Societies, etc.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Feminism and higher education -- Washington (State) -- History -- Archives.
  • Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- Women -- Archives.
  • Washington (State)
  • Women
  • Women college teachers -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- History.
  • Women in higher education -- Societies, etc. -- Archives.
  • Women in higher education -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- History.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Activities 

 

Box Folder

AFW Fund, 1981-1985 

1 1

Announcements, 1976-1985 

1 2

Faculty Positions, 1979-1985 

1 3

Graduate Student Award 

1 4-5

Grants, 1988-1990 

1 6

Miscellaneous, 1985-1990 

1 7

National Organization for Women (NOW), Pullman, 1974 

1 8

President's Seminar Series, 1986-1987 

1 9

Re-Entry Women's Emergency Loan Fund, 1986-1990 

1 10

Search Interviews, 1982-1985 

1 11

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Series 2: Business Records 

 

Box Folder

Bank Statements, 1977-1987 

2 12

Catering Bills, 1980-1987 

2 13

General 

Box Folder

1978-1986 

2 14

1986-1987 

2 15

1987-1988 

2 16

1988-1989 

2 17

1989-1990 

2 18

1990-1991 

3 19

1991-1992 

3 20

1992-1993 

3 21

General Treasurer 

Box Folder

1978-1987 

3 22

1980-1988 

3 23

1987-1990 

3 24

 

Box Folder

Ledger, 1975-1980 

3 25

Minutes, Memberships Lists, Attendance, 1978-1985 

3 26

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Series 3: Correspondence, 1978-1985 

 

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1978-1985 

4 27

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Series 4: Membership, 1978-1988 

 

Box Folder

Membership, 1978-1988 

4 28

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Series 5: Miscellaneous 

 

Box Folder

Faculty Lists, 1978-1983 

4 29

Gender Issues, 1977-1979 

4 30

Grants and Fellowships, 1979 

4 31

Legal Information, 1972-1979 

4 32

Organizational historic information, 1970-1971 

4 33

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Series 6: Newsletters, 1978-1981 

 

Box Folder

Newsletters, 1978-1981 

4 34

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Series 7: Added Materials (internship, ad hoc committee, and miscellaneous items) 

 

Box Folder

Administrative internships, 1978-1982 

4 35

AFW Ad Hoc Committee, 1987-1990 

4 36

AFW Ad Hoc Committee, 1985-1989 

5 37

AFW Ad Hoc Committee--Implementation, 1985-1991 

5 38

Paper by Myrna Hall, "Women in Education: Barriers to Advancement, 1972-1987," 1987 

5 39

Talk: "The Status of Faculty Women at WSU," delivered October 1987 

5 40

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