Guide to the Organization on the Status of Women Records, 1973-1989, Undated

Summary Information

Title: Organization on the Status of Women Records, 1973-1989, Undated
Collection: UA.5172
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (3 standard archival boxes)
Abstract:

The Organization on the Status of Women was created in 1973 and continued to support inquiry into issues concerning faculty women at Appalachian throughout the late 1980s. This collection is comprised of notebooks containing the minutes, reports, meeting notes, and other files regarding the organization activity.

Creator: Organization on the Status of Women

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1973, the Organization on the Status of Women (OSW) was created to support the inquiry into issues concerning faculty women at Appalachian. Between 1974 and 1975, the organization sponsored a committee to study faculty salaries at Appalachian State University. This was the first of many studies made under the auspices of the Organization on the Status of Women. The Organization on the Status of Women advocated elimination of sexist language in the Appalachian State University Summer School Contracts from 1976-1977. In the late 1970s, the organization participated in active support of North Carolinians United for ERA. The Organization on the Status of Women also sponsored the "Women in Power" conference, gathering regional participants and nationally recognized speakers. The organization supported the Women's Week activities during the 1980s, developing a questionnare on sex discrimination at Appalachian State University. The Organization on the Status of Women sponsored various seminars and hosted influential women speakers like Gloria Steinem.

Scope and Contents

The Organization on the Status of Women Records is comprised of notebooks containing the minutes, reports, memorandums, correspondences, meeting notes, professional development and other handouts regarding the organization. Documents date from 1973-1989 with some undated files.

Arrangement

This collection was organized alphabetically on an item-level due to limited files in this collection. OSW materials were organized chronologically by date in the academic year compilation.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Materials are open for public use and research in the Dougherty Reading Room, Special Collections, Belk Library and Information Commons. The following items are restricted from public use and access: "OSW [3 of 3], 1983-1984" "OSW, August-December, 1982"

Acquisitions Information

Materials were accessioned and transferred from University Records.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Dan Devine, October 2015.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA. 5172: Organization on the Status of Women Records. University Archives, Special Collections, Belk Library and Information Commons, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA, 28608.

Container List

 

  Box Folder

Faculty Concerned with Status of Women [1 of 2], 1971-1981, Undated

1 1

Faculty Concerned with Status of Women [2 of 2], 1979-1981, Undated

1 2

Meetings and Reports [1 of 3], 1981-1989, Undated

1 3

Meetings and Reports [2 of 3], 1981-1989, Undated

1 4

Meetings and Reports [3 of 3], 1981-1989, Undated

1 5

OSW, 1973-1975

1 6

OSW, 1975-1976

2 1

OSW, 1976-1977

2 2

OSW, 1977-1978

2 3

OSW, January-May, 1982

2 4

OSW, August-December, 1982

2 5

OSW, January-July, 1983

2 6

OSW [1 of 3], 1983-1984

2 7

OSW [2 of 3], 1983-1984

2 8

OSW [3 of 3], 1983-1984

3 1

OSW, 1984-1985

3 2

OSW, 1985-1986

3 3

OSW, President Judy B. Carlson, 1986-1987

3 4

Roledex on Membership, 1977

3 5

Women in Management, 1983-1984

3 6