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California State University, Long Beach, Center for Women's Studies records
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Women's Studies Program history. 1970-1997.

Scope and Content

This series is the most broad of the three series in this collection, covering everything from documents charting the department's inception to administrative materials and files concerning curriculum formation, as well as complaints against the department and clippings concerning the controversy.
Box 1, Folder 1

Program proposals and recommendations. ca. 1970-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and reports
Box 1, Folder 2

Women's Studies Association constitution, bylaws and charter. ca. 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeographed copies
Box 1, Folder 3

"Womenpeople" newsletters. 1973-1977.

Box 1, Folder 4

Committee Against Sexism in Employment (C.A.S.E.) written materials. 1974.

Scope and Content Note

Response to KTTV presentation on CSULB hiring issue, bill of demands, letter from Department of Health, Education and Welfare concerning alleged sex discrimination, fact sheet, directory and memoranda.
Box 1, Folder 5

Betty Brooks dismissal. 1974-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, petition signatures, clippings, press releases concerning the dismissal of physical education instructor Betty Brooks. See also, series 3, box 4, folder 1 for additional materials re: her employment.
Box 1, Folder 6

Linda Shaw reappointment. 1974-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda concerning instructor Linda Shaw and her decision to exclude male students from a self-gynecological exam presentation.
Box 1, Folder 7

Memoranda concerning complaints. 1974-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Concerns complaints against the department as well as complaints by the department. Includes issues such as harassment of an instructor, exclusion of male students, use of pornography in a fraternity rush flyer.
Box 1, Folder 8

Affirmative Action materials. 1975.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, newsletters, clippings, meeting minutes, letters and notes. Includes materials about Women's Studies College at SUNY, copy of interim affirmative action plan for CSULB, academic senate statement and a 1974 ethnic survey.
Box 1, Folder 9

Women's Studies College at SUNY Buffalo statements. 1975.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeographed statements by the Women's College re: their abolishment.
Box 1, Folder 10

Women's Studies minor approval. 1975.

Scope and Content Note

Chancellor's letter and academic planning memo regarding the creation of a Women's Studies minor at CSULB.
Box 1, Folder 11

Women's Studies special major checklist and written objectives. 1976.

Scope and Content Note

A student's files containing checksheets, a letter, and written objectives regarding the study of women and Christianity.
Box 1, Folder 12

Program self study reports. 1976, 1984, 1988-1989.

Box 1, Folder 13

Announcements re: National Women's Studies Association founding convention in San Francisco. 1977.

Box 1, Folder 14

Evaluation materials. 1977-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, advisory board update, program review, faculty evaluation, external evaluation report, enrollment numbers for 1977-1979.
Box 1, Folder 15

Grant Proposal for campus wide support system for the non-traditional female student. 1979.

Box 1, Folder 16

University Women's Center memoranda and appraisal. 1979-1982.

Box 1, Folder 17

Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association (PSWSA) publications and memorandum. 1978-1982.

Box 1, Folder 18

Research topics. 1978-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Research proposal, bibliography and call for papers.
Box 1, Folder 19

Meeting minutes. 1979.

Box 1, Folder 20

Memoranda re: Teaching Service Areas in Women's Studies. 1980-1981.

Box 2, Folder 1

Course offerings. 1975-1995.

Scope and Content Note

Syllabi, memoranda and approval request for courses. Also a proposal for bachelor of arts degree in Women's Studies.
Box 2, Folder 2

Course 102 course and administrative materials. 1988-1999.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, approval requests, catalog description, syllabus, exam.
Box 2, Folder 3

Newsletters. 1979-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Friends of Women's Studies," " News from the Front," "Women's Studies Program: A Newsletter," and "West Coast Association of Women Historians."
Box 2, Folder 4

Press clippings. 1979-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, photo-copied articles, editions of the "Daily Forty-Niner" and "Union Daily."
Box 2, Folder 5

Communications and press regarding controversy. 1981-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Letters, memoranda, press clippings concerning opposition from critics of the program including a complaint filed by Jessica Shaver.
Box 2, Folder 6

Ad Hoc Committee memoranda and report. 1982.

Scope and Content Note

From Ad Hoc Committee on School Programs and Structures concerning recommendations re: Women's Studies Program.
Box 2, Folder 7

Drafts of Women's Studies Constitution. 1982-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts of constitution, memoranda and May 4, 1982 edition of "Union Daily."
Box 2, Folder 8

Staffing issues and employee relations. 1982-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda re: tenure track positions, academic freedom, staffing for Fall 1982. Also, copy of policies from scheduling office.
Box 2, Folder 9

""At Home"" calendar of events". 1983.

Scope and Content Note

"At Home" was a celebration of feminist art in Southern California from 1970-1983
Box 2, Folder 10

Center for Continuing Education of Women (C.C.E.W.). 1983-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, summary of goals and activities, flyer, calendar, copy of "CSULB Network" newsletter, edition of "Forty Niner". Includes Women's Studies Student Association's letter of no support.
Box 2, Folder 11

Flyers and announcements. 1983-2008.

Scope and Content Note

For various events including a large selection of flyers for the annual Women's Recognition Banquet.
Box 2, Folder 12

Communications re: support for CSULB Women's Studies. 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, letters and mailers. Includes resolutions from the Associated Students Senate and materials related to the formation of "Friends of Women's Studies."
Box 3, Folder 1

Copy of poems from "Of Power and Dreams" Women's Studies poetry reading. 1988 December.

Box 3, Folder 2

Self-study report guidelines. 1997.

Box 3, Folder 3

Copy of university institution codes. Undated.

 

Women's Resource Center. 1974-1982.

Scope and Content

This series concerns the development of the women's resource center and includes training materials, proposals, memoranda, pamphlets, reports, and evaluation materials.
Box 3, Folder 4

Questionnaires. ca. 1974-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Questionnaires for academic programs, subsector planning and women's center workshop.
Box 3, Folder 5

Women's Resource Center staff training materials. ca. 1975-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Workshop schedules and agendas, job descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 6

Friends of Women's Referral Center. 1976-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, organization application form, memoranda, pre-application for federal assistance, letters, outline of the program, steering committee update.
Box 3, Folder 7

Research materials. 1976-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Career Planning Center brochures, press clipping on self-examination, mailing re: Tay-Sachs disease, flyer for "Voice of the People" performance for United Farm Workers, announcement re: state conference, list of fellowships.
Box 3, Folder 8

Goals and activities. 1976-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, proposals, and outlines of goals and activities.
Box 3, Folder 9

Women's Center and Women's Referral Center organization and structure. 1976-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and memoranda. Note: Women's Center and Women's Referral Center were two separate entities and one proposal was to merge them.
Box 3, Folder 10

Press clippings. 1976-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, photocopies of articles and edition of "University Review."
Box 3, Folder 11

Program review for Center for Women's Studies. 1978.

Box 3, Folder 12

University Women's Center Reports. 1979-1982.

Box 3, Folder 13

Meeting minutes and agendas. 1982.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes and agendas for organizations like University Women's Center Advisory Board Meeting and Student Academic Services.
Box 3, Folder 14

Pamphlets and programs. 1982.

Scope and Content Note

Includes "University Women's Center: Final Edition," issued before close of the Women's Center in 1982.
Box 3, Folder 15

Staff evaluations. 1982.

Scope and Content Note

Memorandum and letter.
Box 3, Folder 16

Constitution for Center of Women's Studies. Undated.

Box 3, Folder 17

Handwritten notes and photographs. Undated.

 

Lawsuit against CSULB. 1976-1991.

Scope and Content

This series concentrates on the lawsuit filed by discharged employees with the ACLU against the department and includes clippings, memoranda, legal files and materials concerning the appointment of Betty Brooks as an instructor.
Box 4, Folder 1

Betty Brooks teaching appointment materials. 1976-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Evaluations, copies of curriculum vita, recommendation letters, teaching appointment and copy of grievance filed by Brooks.
Box 4, Folder 2

Legal files. ca. 1982-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Includes complaints, order of dismissal, arbitrator's opinion and reward, post-hearing brief.
Box 4, Folder 3

Memoranda and announcements. 1982-1987.

Scope and Content Note

Includes arbitration decision re: Betty Brooks, requests for contributions to defense fund, flyers and CSULB memoranda re: conflict with Women's Studies Department. Also, CSULB memorandum and report for response phase of program review.
Box 4, Folder 4

Press clippings. 1982-1991.