Augustana College Department of Women's and Gender Studies records
The Augustana College Department of Women’s and Gender Studies records, 1976-2011 and undated, contains meeting minutes, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and other papers created or collected by the Augustana College Women's and Gender Studies Department. The materials are arranged into four series.
The Administration series, 1993-2011 and undated, includes Women’s and Gender Studies Board meeting minutes and agendas, department financial records, invitations to join the Board, election ballots, and printed copies of email correspondence between Board members regarding departmental business.
The Curriculum series, 1989-2008 and undated, includes copies of course master schedules, proposed course syllabi, a 1996 report on the Women's and Gender Studies Department and its curriculum, and printed copies of email correspondence between Board members regarding scheduling.
The Events and Publicity series, 1989-2008 and undated, contains material about events sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, department brochures and newsletters, printed copies of email correspondence between Board members regarding Women’s and Gender Studies events, buttons and stickers from events attended by members of the department, and photographs. Photographs depict various departmental events held during the 1990s, including fundraisers, talks, and luncheons. The bulk of the photographs were taken at the department's Coffeehouse series, and these images depict Women's and Gender Studies students and faculty making protest signs, socializing, dancing, reading palms, and playing music. Also included are two photographs of Nancy Huse and a souvenir photograph of an unidentified woman in a NASA space suit.
The ERA history series, 1976-1982, includes clippings, pamphlets, flyers, and other ephemera on the campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. This material was collected by the Women's and Gender Studies department. Included are papers related to campaigns to pass the amendment staged by various women's rights organizations; ephemera such as buttons, brochures, stickers, and flyers; photographic negatives taken at the 10 May 1980 march in support of the ERA in Chicago; and pamphlets containing information on the amendment, including a book of "ERA battle hymns."
- 1976-2011 and undated
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Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.
The Augustana College Women’s and Gender Studies program was founded in 1985. The program uses an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the offerings of many different departments at the College— English, History, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology— to explore issues of gender, power, and sexuality. The department sponsors two writing awards: the Mary Wollstonecraft Award for Student Writing and the Vazquez-Valarezo Poetry Award. It also hosts a biannual Women's Leadership Symposium.
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The Augustana College Women’s and Gender Studies program was founded in 1985. The program uses an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the offerings of many different departments at the College—English, History, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology—to explore issues of gender, power, and sexuality. The Augustana College Department of Women’s and Gender Studies records, 1976-2011 and undated, contains meeting minutes, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and other papers created or collected by the Augustana College Women's and Gender Studies Department.
Original order within folders and original folder titles have been maintained. Within each series, folders are arranged alphabetically. Items within folders are loosely chronological. Duplicate and undated materials have been left in place in accordance with the Special Collections minimal processing guidelines.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from representatives of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and its advisory board in various accessions, 2010-2015.
Processed by Leslie Nellis, 2011. Updated by Julia G. Westblade, 2013, and Samantha Crisp, September 2015.
- Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.) -- Faculty
- Equal rights amendments -- United States
- Feminism -- United States
- Feminist theory
- Gender and society
- Rape -- Prevention
- Second-wave feminism
- Third-wave feminism
- Women's studies -- Study and teaching -- United States
- Women's studies -- United States -- 20th century
- Augustana College Department of Women's and Gender Studies records, 1976-2011 and undated.
- Samantha Crisp
- September 2015
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