Guide to the Women's Studies Program Records, 1970-2003

Summary Information

Title: Women's Studies Program Records, 1970-2003
Collection: UA.5054
Extent: 24.77 linear feet (49 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 2 folders)
Abstract:

The Women's Studies Program at Appalachian State University (ASU) was founded in 1976 - making it the second oldest program of its kind in North Carolina. It is currently housed in ASU's University College, which consists of the university's integrated general education curriculum and interdisciplinary degree programs. The Women's Studies Program Records contain mostly administrative files dating 1970 to 2003.

Creator: Office of Women's Studies.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Women's Studies Program at Appalachian State University was founded in 1976 - making it the second oldest program of its kind in North Carolina. It is currently housed in ASU's University College, which consists of the university's integrated general education curriculum and interdisciplinary degree programs. The program offers majors and minors in Women's Studies, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Women's Studies also offers some graduate course work, leading to a certificate. The program offers courses within the Women's Studies program, but also recognizes courses offered by other departments that pertain to Women's Studies.

Scope and Contents

The Women's Studies Program Records contain mostly administrative files dating 1970 to 2000. Most of the record group consists of the large accession titled Women's Studies Departmental Files (UA.2003.151). It includes information on budgets, program development, courses, workshops, speakers, committees, faculty, and students. Files contain correspondence, clippings, surveys, reports, lists, calendars, photos, video and audio cassettes, and newsletters. Other subjects include the Women's Task Force, Walk for Awareness, NOW, National Women's Studies Association, Women's History Month, and other organizations and events.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet been fully processed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in multiple accessions.

Processing Information

This record group has been minimally arranged and described in summary but has not yet been merged into a single collection. The record group currently consists of numerous individual accessions listed below.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5054: Women's Studies Program Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

Container List

The following accession list links to inventories of records received and added to this record group.

UA.2003.151: Women's Studies Departmental Files, 1970-2000 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2004.049: Report of the Appalachian Consultation on the Educational Needs of Rural Women and Girls, 1976

UA.2009.056: History File, 1979-2003 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2009.118: Women and Power Conference Speech, 1979