Inventory of the EUA096 Women's and Gender Studies Collection, 1985 - ongoing EUA096

Inventory of the EUA096 Women's and Gender Studies Collection, 1985 - ongoing
EUA096


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Elon University



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Contact Information:

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina
27244
336-278-6599
Email: belkarchives@elon.edu
URL: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/library/libraryinfo/archiveinfo.xhtml

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Elon University
Title: EUA096 Women's and Gender Studies Collection, 1985 - ongoing
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection contains documents and information relating to the Women's and Gender Studies academic program at Elon University. For detailed information about the program, please consult the section below titled "Historical Note." For more information about what is in the collection, please see the section below titled "Detailed Description of the Collection."
Extent: 1.5 linear feet, 2 archival boxes

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], EUA096 Women's and Gender Studies Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.


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Gift or Purchase Note

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.


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Accession Information

Not applicable


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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, December, 2013

Encoded by Katie Nash, January, 2013


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Historical Note

Please note that this section was written by Jennifer Smith, Belk Library staff member.

A minor in Women’s Studies was first offered at Elon in the Fall of 1988 after having been approved during a February 1988 faculty meeting. In the mid-1980s Elon professors, Dr. Seena Granowsky and Dr. Martha Smith attended a conference on Women’s Studies programs at Duke University and were inspired to create a program at Elon. The two worked together to create the minor and the program of Women’s Studies in order to expose students to women’s issues through courses in English, History, Philosophy, Economics, and other related fields. Some examples of early course titles included Introduction to Women’s Studies, Feminist Approaches to Literature, and History of Women in the United States.

Dr. Martha Smith became the first coordinator of the program and held that position until 1994. Smith started working at Elon in 1963 as an English professor and retired in 1994. When asked about creating the minor Smith said that “We weren’t doing this because somebody up there said you should go out and do this; we did it because we wanted to do it, and because the students responded to it.”

In 2013, the Elon’s Women’s and Gender Studies program offers classes that help students analyze gender, inequality, and sexuality taught by faculty that are highly distinguished in their fields of study. Although a minor, there have also been students that have chosen an Independent Major focusing on Women’s/Gender Studies.

The program has developed strong ties to the newly formed Gender and LGBTQIA Center; working with the center’s director to create programs and other learning opportunities that explore the study of gender identities and feminism at the university. The program brings speakers to campus, helps to support a feminist student group (EFFECT), and also sponsors programs such The Vagina Monologues and a film series.


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Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material.


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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Smith, Martha S.
Granowsky, Seena.
Women's studies -- Study and teaching.
Gender identity -- Study and teaching.
Elon College -- Gender studies program.
Elon University -- Gender studies program.
Elon University -- Archival resources

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Related Material

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1. 1985-2006.
159 Folders.
Undated. Audio-Video List.
Undated. Brochure.
Undated. Correspondence (circa 1980s).
Undated. Course Information.
Undated. Flyer.
Undated. General History.
Undated. Magazine Clipping.
Undated. Planning Questionnaire.
Undate. Program Mission Statement.
Undated. Research Notes.
Undated. Syllabi.
1985. Course Information.
1986. Correspondence.
1986. Essays. Issues for Women in Higher Education.
1986. Planning Questionnaire.
1987. Correspondence.
1987. Course Information.
1987-1988. Budgets.
1988. Course Information.
1990. Course Information.
1990. Report.
1990. Syllabi.
1991. Article.
1991. Correspondence.
1991. Course Information.
1991. Syllabi.
1991. Women's Studies Committee. Agenda.
1992. Committee on the Status of Women.
1992. Correspondence.
1992. Course Information.
1992. Film Series.
1992. Surveys.
1992. Syllabi.
1992. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Agenda.
1992. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Meeting Minutes.
1992. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Reports.
1992. Women's Studies Committee. Agenda.
1993. Correspondence.
1993. Course Information.
1993. Film Series.
1993. Grant Proposal.
1993. Report.
1993. Research Notes.
1993. Syllabi.
1993. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Agenda.
1993. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Meeting Minutes.
1993. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Reports.
1993. Women's Studies Committee. Agenda.
1994. Audio-Video Catalog.
1994. Audio-Video List.
1994. Bibliography.
1994. Brochure.
1994. Budgets.
1994. Conferences.
1994. Correspondence.
1994. Course Information.
1994. Film Series.
1994. Invitation.
1994. Newsletter.
1994. Newsletter. Women's Studies at Duke University.
1994. Objectives.
1994. Report.
1994. Research Notes.
1994. Surveys.
1994. Syllabi.
1994. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Agenda.
1994. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Meeting Minutes.
1994. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Reports.
1994. Women's Studies Committee. Meeting Minutes.
1995. Book Catalog. The Crossing Press.
1995. Book Chapter.
1995. Budgets.
1995. Correspondence.
1995. Course Information.
1995. Evaluations.
1995. Five Year Plan.
1995. General History.
1995. Goals.
1995. Newspaper Clippings.
1995. Research Notes.
1995. Schedule of Events.
1995. Syllabi.
1995. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Agenda.
1995. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Meeting Minutes.
1995. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Reports.
1996. Brochure.
1996. Budgets.
1996. Correspondence.
1996. Course Information.
1996. Five Year Plan.
1996. Invitation.
1996. Research Notes.
1996. Surveys.
1996. Syllabi.
1996. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Agenda.
1996. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Meeting Minutes.
1996. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Member List.
1996. Women's Studies Committee. Agenda.
1997. Audio-Video List.
1997. Bibliography.
1997. Correspondence.
1997. Course Information.
1997. Flyer.
1997. Report.
1997. Research Notes.
1997. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Agenda.
1997. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Meeting Minutes.
1997. Women's Studies Committee. Reports.
1997. Workshop Notes.
1998. Audio-Video List.
1998. Brochure.
1998. Correspondence.
1998. Course Information.
1998. Faculty/Staff List.
1998. Flyer.
1998. Objectives.
1998. Schedule of Events.
1998. Speeches.
1998. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Agenda.
1998. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Meeting Minutes.
1998. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Reports.
1998. Women's Studies Committee. Reports.
1999. Brochure.
1999. Correspondence.
1999. Course Information.
1999. Evaluations.
1999. Flyer.
1999. Invitation.
1999. Program.
1999. Schedule of Events.
1999. Surveys.
1999. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Agenda.
1999. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Reports.
1999. Women's Studies Committee. Agenda.
2000. Course Information.
2000. Faculty/Staff List.
2005. Correspondence.
2005. Course Information.
2005. E-Net Article.
2005. Film Series.
2005. Invitation.
2005. Schedule of Events.
2005. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Meeting Minutes.
2005. Women's Studies Committee. Agenda.
2005. Women's Studies Committee. Meeting Minutes.
2006. Brochure.
2006. Correspondence.
2006. Course Information.
2006. Evaluations.
2006. Faculty/Staff List.
2006. Film Series.
2006. Form.
2006. Online Article.
2006. Schedule of Events.
2006. Women's Studies Committee. Agenda.
2006. Women's Studies Committee. Meeting Minutes.
2006-2007. Priorities.
2006-2012. Five Year Plan.
2008. Essay. Manifesting Change: A Case Study and History of Feminist Activism at Elon University.
Box 2. 2007-ongoing.
47 Folders.
2007. Brochure.
2007. Correspondence.
2007. Course Information.
2007. Film Series.
2007. Flyer.
2007. Schedule of Events.
2007. Schedule of Events. Media Series.
2007. Women's Studies Committee. Meeting Minutes.
2008. Artifacts.
2008. Brochure.
2008. Correspondence.
2008. Course Information.
2008. Film Series.
2008. Flyer.
2008. Program.
2008. Schedule of Events.
2008. Women's Studies Advisory Committee. Agenda.
2009. Brochure.
2009. Correspondence.
2009. Course Information.
2009. Curriculum Vita.
2009. Film Series.
2009. Flyer.
2009. Magazine. Undressed.
2009. Newspaper Clippings.
2009. Programs.
2009. Schedule of Events.
2010. Course Information.
2010. Film Series.
2010. Flyer.
2010. List of Faculty/Staff Scholarship.
2010. Programs.
2010. Schedule of Events.
2011. Brochure.
2011. Film Series.
2011. List of Faculty/Staff Scholarship.
2011. Programs.
2011. Schedule of Events.
2011-2012. Course Information.
2012. Film Series.
2012. Invitations.
2012. Programs.
2012. Schedule of Events.
2013. Programs.
2014. Correspondence.
2014. Flyer.
2014. Programs.