Guide to the Jean Walton Papers

Finding aid created by Tanya M. Kato, 2010
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Libraries of The Claremont Colleges
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Claremont, CA 91711
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Jean Walton Papers
creator: Walton, Jean, 1914-2006
Dates: 1962-1999
Abstract: The Jean Walton Papers consists of articles, correspondence, and periodicals used to inform the establishment of the Women's Studies program at The Claremont Colleges and chronicles the history of Intercollegiate Women's Studies of The Claremont Colleges.
Extent: 4.6 linear feet (9 boxes)
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Honnold/Mudd Library.
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Claremont University Consortium
Claremont, California 91711
Collection Number: h2009.10
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

Information for Researchers

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jean Walton Papers, Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

The Jean Walton Papers were donated by the Intercollegiate Women's Studies of The Claremont Colleges in March 2009.

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Tanya M. Kato, 2009. The books in the collection were separated and cataloged in the online catalog. The newspaper clippings were photocopied and deaccessioned. Duplicate items were also deaccessioned.

Accruals

No additions to the collection is anticipated.

Biographical Note

A native of George School, Pennsylvania, Dr. Jean B. Walton graduated with a BA degree from Swarthmore College in 1935 with Highest Honors. She earned a MA degree from Brown University and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania after serving as the acting Dean of Women at Swarthmore College. Dr. Walton arrived in Claremont, California in September 1949 to serve as Dean of Women at Pomona College (1949-1969). She also served as Dean of Students (1969-1976) and Vice President for Student Affairs (1976-1979). With Professor Harry Carroll, she was instrumental in founding Pomona's Education Abroad Program, which she administered for many years. A Fulbright Lectureship in Counseling and Guidance in Tokyo, 1955-1956, and a consultancy with the Danforth Foundation seven years later, enabled Dr. Walton to further her interest in the education of women. In 1972, as a result of her suggestions, Pomona College President David Alexander established a Commission on the Education of Women to make recommendations about equal employment opportunities for women on the Pomona College faculty and to develop curriculum responsive to the needs of women students. In 1975, for her contribution to the success of a new interdisciplinary course dealing with changing sex roles in contemporary society, Dr. Walton received the Wig Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Walton has held high elected office with the California Association of Women Administrators and Counselors and the National Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors. In 1974, she received the prestigious Scott Goodnight Award from the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators for her outstanding performance as dean. At the time of her retirement, some of her former students established the Jean B. Walton Scholarship Fund in her honor, and in 1981, a new residential lounge on the Pomona College campus was named Walton Commons, in recognition of her many years of distinguished service. A cofounder of the Intercollegiate Women's Studies program, Dr. Walton acted as its first coordinator and played a major role in the program for many years.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The books in the collection were separated and cataloged in the online catalog. The newspaper clippings were photocopied and deaccessioned. Duplicate items were also deaccessioned.

Series Arrangement

Series 1 Research Files, 1962 - 1998
Series 2 Periodicals, 1972 - 1999

Subject Headings

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
Walton, Jean, 1914-2006
Claremont Colleges
Women in education
Women scholars
Women school administrators
Women's studies
Women's studies--Periodicals


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:  Research Files, 1962 - 1998

box 1, folder 1

Women's Studies Speeches, 1972 - 1984

box 1, folder 2

Women's Studies Speeches, 1982 - 1983 and Undated

box 1, folder 3

Speeches, 1971 - 1983

box 1, folder 4

Women's Studies of The Claremont Colleges -- Correspondence, 1977 - 1997

box 1, folder 5

Women's Studies of The Claremont Colleges -- Correspondence and printed material, 1972 - 1998 and Undated

box 1, folder 6

Women's Studies of The Claremont Colleges -- Events, 1983 - 1995 and Undated

box 2, folder 1

Correspondence, 1981

box 2, folder 2

Correspondence, 1984

box 2, folder 3

Correspondence, 1984

box 2, folder 4

Women's Studies - Pomona, 1964 - 1979 and Undated

box 2, folder 5

Radcliffe College, 1980 - 1984

box 2, folder 6

Simon's Rock Early College, 1978 - 1982

box 2, folder 7

Wellesley College Center for Research on Women -- Annual Reports, 1983 - 1985

box 3, folder 1

Abigail Stewart, 1974 - 1980

box 3, folder 2

Anne Fausto-Sterling, 1980 - 1982

box 3, folder 3

Blythe Clinchy and Claire Zimmerman, 1975 - 1982

box 3, folder 4

Carol Gilligan, 1977 - 1984

box 3, folder 5

Helen Astin, 1980

box 3, folder 6

Jacob Orlosfsky, 1977 - 1978 and Undated

box 3, folder 7

Lee Knefelkamp, 1974 - 1982 and Undated

box 3, folder 8

Nancy Henley, 1984

box 4, folder 1

AAC Conference, 1980-1981 and Undated

box 4, folder 2

Papers - Education Courses, 1974 - 1981 and Undated

box 4, folder 3

Science and Technology, 1974 - 1983 and Undated

box 4, folder 4

Pace-CUES and Quality of Effort, 1962 - 1979 and Undated

box 4, folder 5

Sex Role Stereotypes and Self Concepts, Vogel et al., 1968 - 1970 and Undated

box 4, folder 6

Printed Material, 1972 - 1981 and Undated

box 5, folder 1

Project on the Status and Education of Women Sex Discrimination, 1971 - 1985 and Undated

box 5, folder 2

Project on the Status and Education of Women -- Printed Material, 1972 - 1977

box 5, folder 3

Project on the Status and Education of Women -- Guides and Resources, 1974 - 1991

box 5, folder 4

Project on the Status and Education of Women -- Field Evaluation Drafts, 1980

box 5, folder 5

Project on the Status and Education of Women -- The Campus Climate and The Classroom Climate, 1982 - 1986

 

Series 2:  Periodicals, 1972 - 1999

box 6, folder 1

About Women on Campus, Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 1991 - Vol. 4, No. 4, Fall 1995

box 6, folder 2

About Women on Campus, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 1996 - Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 1999

box 6, folder 3

NAWE News, Vol. 19, No. 4, June 1990 - Vol. 24, No. 4, June 1995

box 6, folder 4

NAWE News, Vol. 25, No. 1, September 1995 - Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 1999

box 7, folder 1

National Women's Studies Association Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 1982 - Vol. 2, No. 4, Fall 1984

box 7, folder 2

National Women's Studies Association Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 1984 - Vol. 3, No. 3, Summer 1985

box 7, folder 3

National Women's Studies Association Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 1986 - Vol. 5, No. 4, Fall 1987

box 7, folder 4

NWSAction, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1988 - Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 1990

box 7, folder 5

NWSAction, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 1991 - Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 1995

box 7, folder 6

NWSAction, Vol. 7, No. 1, Fall 1995 - Vol. 9, No. 2, Summer 1998

box 8, folder 1

On Campus With Women, No. 5, November 1972 - No. 29, Winter 1981

box 8, folder 2

On Campus With Women, No. 30, Spring 1981 - Vol. 16, No. 4, Spring 1987

box 8, folder 3

On Campus With Women, Vol. 17, No. 1, Summer 1987 - Vol. 21, No. 3, Winter 1992

box 9

National NOW Times, Vol. XXII, No. 3, July/August/September 1989 - Vol. XXV, No. 3, April 1993; Radcliffe News, January 1984 - Summer 1990; The Wingspread Journal, Winter 1981/1982