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Guide to the Joan Ariel Files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine AS.105
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  • Publication Rights
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  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
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  • Title: Joan Ariel files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.105
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Language of Material: English.
    Physical Description: 6.2 linear feet (14 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1968-2000
    Abstract: This collection comprises files retained by Joan Ariel that document the University of California, Irvine Women's Studies program, resources for women at UC Irvine, and the UC Irvine LGBT community. As the Women's Studies Librarian and a Women's Studies faculty member at UC Irvine, Ariel served with numerous groups and organizations that supported women's issues and the LGBT community on and off campus, including the Women's Studies Program Steering Committee, The Lilac Collective, and the Pacific Women's Studies Association. This collection reflects her involvement with these groups and many others and documents their activities from 1971 to 2000.
    Language of Collection Materials: The collection is in English.
    creator: Ariel, Joan

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Joan Ariel Files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine. AS-105. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Joan Ariel, 2006.

    Processing History

    Processed by Joanna Lamb, 2009

    Historical Background

    Joan Ariel played a vital role in the development of the UC Irvine Women's Studies program. In addition to serving as the Women's Studies librarian for nearly twenty years, she served on the Women's Studies Steering Committee, as a Women's Studies course instructor, and as the academic coordinator for Women's Studies. Ariel participated in numerous campus groups and organizations that supported women's issues. She also contributed to the establishment of the many gay and lesbian groups that remain active on the UC Irvine Campus including the Lilac Collective and the Gay and Lesbian Faculty and Staff Network.
    Ariel excelled as a women's studies librarian, contributing considerably to the field of women's studies librarianship. She was an active member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and in 1983 she helped form the ACRL Women's Studies Discussion Group. In 1987 Ariel published her book Building Women's Studies Collections: A Resource Guide. That same year the ACRL discussion group that Ariel helped establish became the ACRL Women's Studies Section. In 2002 Ariel received the ACRL Women's Studies Section Achievement Award for significant achievements and contributions to the field of academic women's studies librarianship. She ended her career at the University of California in 2006 as the shared print planning manager for UC system wide library planning in the Office of the President. At the time of her retirement she planned to continue working as the part-time library director at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises files retained by Joan Ariel that document the University of California, Irvine Women's Studies program, resources for women at UC Irvine, and the UC Irvine LGBT community. As the Women's Studies Librarian and a Women's Studies faculty member at UC Irvine, Ariel served with numerous groups and organizations that supported women's issues and the LGBT community on and off campus, including the Women's Studies Program Steering Committee, The Lilac Collective, and the Pacific Women's Studies Association. This collection reflects her involvement with these groups and many others and documents their activities from 1971 to 2000.
    This collection includes agendas, minutes, correspondence, publications, reports, proposals, newsletters, photographs, and ephemera.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 3 series: 1. Women's Studies files, 1975-2000. 2. Resource materials for women at UC Irvine, 1971-1998. 3. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community files, 1984-1996.

    Related Collections

    Related materials can be found in the following collections:
    Joan Ariel Files on Women's Political Activism. MS-R111. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.
    Joan Ariel Collection of Lesbian Periodicals. MS-R136. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ariel, Joan -- Archives
    Affirmative action programs -- California -- Irvine -- Archives.
    Bisexuals -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
    California Commission on the Status of Women--Archives
    Gays -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
    Lesbians -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
    Newsletters -- 20th century.
    Newspapers -- 20th century.
    Syllabi--20th Century
    Transgender people -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
    Women's rights--California--Orange County--Archives.
    Women's studies -- United States -- 20th century--Archives.