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Collection Overview

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Primary Creator: Women's Studies Department (1970-)

Extent: 19.65 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

I. Administrative Files, 1970-2002

     1.) Annual Reports & Self Studies, 1974-1990

     2.) Department Office Files, 1970-2002

II. Curricular Files, 1972-2004

     1.) Syllabi, 1972-2004

     2.) Course Development Files, 1975-1990

     3.) New Views on Women Records, 1977-2000

III. Organization & Event Files, 1966-1996

     1.) Special Events and Women's Organizations, 1966-1996

     2.) Workshop for Careers for Women in Science and Engineering, 1968-1982

IV. Multimedia Materials, 1975-2000

Date Acquired: 00/00/1992. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Feminism--Study and teaching (Higher)--California--San Diego--History--Sources, San Diego State University. Women's Studies Department--Archives, San Diego State University. Women's Studies Department--History--Sources, Women's studies--California--San Diego--History--Sources, Women college students--California--San Diego--History--Sources

Forms of Material: Institutional Archives, Photographs, Slides, Video Recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Women's Studies Department Records (1966-2006) document the growth and development of the first women's studies department in the nation, including its formation, early relationship with the Center for Women's Studies and Services (CWSS), now named Center for Community Solutions, course development, student work, and interactions between students and faculty with local, national, and international women's groups.  It includes annual reports, self studies, syllabi, correspondence, reports, budgets, minutes, newsletters, course development materials, files from various events and organizations, and photographic slides.  The collection consists of four major series: Administrative Files (1970-2002), Curricular Files (1972-2004), Organization and Event Files (1966-1996), and Multimedia Materials (1975-2000).  The Administrative Files have two sub-series: Annual Reports and Self Studies and Department Office Files.  The Curricular Files are filed in three sub-series: Syllabi, Course Development Files, and New Views on Women Records.  The Organization and Event Files are divided in two sub-series: Special Events and Women's Organizations and Workshop for Careers for Women in Science and Engineering Files.

The Administrative Files (1970-2002) includes two subseries, Annual Reports and Self Studies (1974-1990) and Department Office Files (1970-2002).  These files document the department's growth, development, and change over four decades.  The bulk of materials date from the mid- to late-1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.  The Annual Reports and Self Studies (1974-1990) consist of internal progress reports and studies completed every few years for the Divisions of Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Affairs.  The material is filed chronologically.  The Department Office Files (1970-2002) document the department's early formation, internal administration, development of the Women's Studies Major, Minor, and Master's degrees, department chair actions, budget issues, and department committees.  It includes the original department proposal, notes from discussions about the department's formation, the Chair's correspondence, course records, grade reports, minutes, and budgets, and is filed alphabetically by file name.

The Curricular Files (1972-2004) include three subseries: Syllabi (1972-2004), Course Development Files (1975-1990), and New Views on Women Records (1977-2000).  These files document the development of the women's studies curriculum and course content from the 1970s to the present time. The Syllabi (1972-2004) cover women's studies department courses, as well as a few courses relating to women's studies from other departments, and a few women's studies courses taught at other universities.  Researchers should be advised that classes were sometimes offered under different course numbers in different semesters, while the same course numbers sometimes represent different course titles in different semesters.  The sub-series is filed by course number.  The Course Development Files (1975-1990), document changes to the curriculum and course offerings over the first twenty years of the department's existence.  It consists primarily of course proposals.  The New Views on Women Records (1977-2000) include correspondence, schedules, programs, and agendas from the New Views on Women lecture series.  It is filed chronologically.  Because New Views on Women was originally offered as a course (Women's Studies 101), the earliest New Views on Women materials are filed with the other syllabi in sub-series 1.

The Organization and Events Files (1966-1996) include two subseries, Special Event and Women's Organization Files (1966-1996), and the Workshop for Careers for Women in Science and Engineering Files (1968-1982).  These files document the Women's Studies Department's involvement with local, national, and international women's organizations, as well as its participation in women's-related events both on campus off.  The Special Event and Women's Organization Files (1966-1996) include reports, correspondence, newsletters, and other records documenting the department's relationship with the Center for Research on Women, National Institute of Education, Older Women's League, the Women's Coalition of San Diego County, and several others, as well as various conferences and other events planned by the department in conjunction with many of those groups.  The Workshop for Careers for Women in Science and Engineering Files (1968-1982) documents the growth and development of the Workshop, including the National Science Foundation's participation, and includes brochures, budget information, correspondence, reports, programs, speaker lists, and many other files.  Both subseries are filed alphabetically.

The Multimedia Materials (1975-2000) provides photographic and film documentation of the people, events, and scholarship which developed and grew in the Women's Studies Department throughout its existence.  It includes slides, photographs, and videotapes documenting lectures, conferences, colloquia, panel discussions, campus rallies, and guest speakers.

Biographical Note

In 1969, students from SDSU's Women's Liberation Group, in cooperation with faculty and community women, formed an Ad Hoc Committee for Women's Studies.  The committee collected signatures from over 600 students in support of establishing a Women's Studies Program at SDSU.  In response, the university started an informal Women's Studies Program for the Spring 1970 semester.  By the start of the Fall 1970 semester, SDSU had formally established a department of Women's Studies which offered 11 courses. It was the first such department in the United States.

Early instructors included students, faculty from several existing departments, and one full-time Women's Studies lecturer.  The Ad Hoc committee established a nineteen member Women's Studies board, which included ten students, three staff members, and six faculty members, to oversee the program.  In spring of 1974, the Faculty Advisory Committee undertook a nationwide faculty recruitment campaign to develop women's studies as a strong academic department. The faculty developed an eighteen-unit minor, which was approved by the University Senate in May 1975.

In 1983, the department first offered an undergraduate major in Women's Studies, in the College of Arts and Letters.  Faculty at that time consisted of one full professor, four associate professors, one assistant professor and one lecturer.  Also during the 1980s three Women's Studies faculty attained tenure, rendering the Faculty Advisory Committee unnecessary.  The department weathered budget crises in the 1990s and 2000s while continuing to grow and develop both in terms of size and reputation.  In 1996 the department first offered a Master's program in Women's Studies.  In 2000, it began a program offering admission into a 12-unit Certificate Program in Women's Studies through the College of Extended Studies.

SDSU's Women's Studies Department has developed a national and international reputation for excellence in its curriculum and faculty.  It maintains a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and is taking a leadership role in university affairs.  In 2010 the department celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Subject/Index Terms

Feminism--Study and teaching (Higher)--California--San Diego--History--Sources
San Diego State University. Women's Studies Department--Archives
San Diego State University. Women's Studies Department--History--Sources
Women's studies--California--San Diego--History--Sources
Women college students--California--San Diego--History--Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 2003, 2006, 2010

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. 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.

Acquisition Source: Women's Studies Department

Related Materials:

Center for Women's Studies and Services Records, 1947-1997 (MS-0036)

Bonnie Zimmerman Papers, 1966-2003 (MS-0329)

Kathleen B. Jones Papers, 1977-2003 (MS-0365)

Radical Ephemera and Underground Publications Collection, 1966-1983 (MS-0013)

Women's Resource Center Records

Naitonal Organization for Women (NOW), San Diego Chapter Records

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Women's Studies Department Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Processing Information: Collection was temporarily closed for reprocessing from Jan. - May 2009.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid revised May 2009 to reflect reprocessing.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Administrative Files],
[Series 2: Curricular Files],
[Series 3: Organization and Event Files],
[Series 4: Multimedia],
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Series 3: Organization and Event FilesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Special Event and Women's Organizations FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 9: California Women's Commission on Alcoholism, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Center for Research on WomenAdd to your cart.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Center for Research on WomenAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Center for Research on WomenAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Center for Women's Studies and Services (CWSS)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Center for Women's Studies and Services (CWSS) Newsletter, 1971-72Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Commission on the Status of Women, circa 1982-83Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Conference- Family Life Education for Peace, circa 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Conference on Technology and Women, circa 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Conference- Nairobi, Reports from, circa 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Conference- United Nations International Women in Copenhagen, circa 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Cuadernos de trabajo: La geografica importa, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Cuadernos de trabajo: Contradiciones en el perfil sociodemografics de las mujeres en la frontera norte de Mexico, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Cuadernos de trabajo: Los Estudio de Genero en Estados Unidos, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Cuadernos de trabajo: Los Estados de Genero en Mexico Hoy, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Cuadernos de trabajo: Dilemas de los Feminismos Latioamericanos, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Cuadernos de trabajo: Reflejano a Canada: Observaciones en Estudios de la Mujer y Estudios de Genero al final de sigio XX, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Cuadernos de trabajo: Un Enfoque psicoanalitico sobre la sexualidad femenina, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 17: The Development of Women's Studies within the Field of Political ScienceAdd to your cart.
Box 32Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Women- Ethnic Minorities, circa 1982-83Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Eve in AdamocracyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Female Studies VI Closer to the Grand Women's Classess, Criticisms, and Programs, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Feminist MovementAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Full- Time Staff and Volunteer CommissionerAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Holly Near Tour for NWSA, circa 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Imperial Valley College Conference on "Issues in Sex Equity", circa 1977-80Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Interpersonal Communication and the Women's Movement as a Source of Political InnovationAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs- Seven Years Later- Women's Studies Programs, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 10: National Institute of Education- Women's Studies as a Catalyst for Faculty, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 11: National Institute of Education- Women's Studies in the Community College, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 12: National Institute of Education- Women's Studies Graduates, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 13: National Organization for Women (NOW)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)Add to your cart.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 1: National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: National Women's Studies Association Pacific Southwest Branch (PSWSA)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: National Women's Studies Association Pacific Southwest Branch (PSWSA)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)- conferences, convention, 1981-84; 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)- correspondence, circa 1981-83, 1976, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)- Newsletters and brochures, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)- program network notes, circa 1980-83Add to your cart.
Folder 8: National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)- proposed NWSA Constitutional revisions, presented February 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)- scholarships, circa 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Older Women's League (OWL)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Organization of American HistoriansAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association (PSWSA)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Personality Characteristics of Women in American PoliticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Political Socialization Among Black ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Radical Therapy- outline and newsletters, circa 1971-73, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Rape Crisis Center, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: The Role and Status of Women in the Daley OrganizationAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: San Diego Women's Center Newsletters, circa 1971, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Socio-Political Environment and Eligibility and Selection of Women LegislatorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: The Transborder Consortium- Working Papers on Gender, Reproductive Health and Transborder Context, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Transformations" - Women's Studies Department Newsletter, Spring 2000-Spring2006Add to your cart.
Folder 9: United Nations Association- Women's Equity Council, circa 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Women's Coalition of San Diego CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: WEECN Women's Educational Equity Communications NetworkAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Women in Business (WIB)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Women's Center Newsletter from Washington D.C., San Francisco, circa 1969-70Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Women's Needs Committee, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Women and Soviet PoliticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: The Women's Coalition of San Diego County, list of organizations, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Women's Liberation- Abortion leaflets, circa 1966-76, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Women's Liberation- Articles and Booklets, circa 1966-72, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Women's Liberation- newspaper clippings, circa 1968-70s, no dateAdd to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Women's Liberation- Articles and Booklets, circa 1966-72, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Women's Resource Center ActivitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Women's Resource Center NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Women's Theatre- screenplays and newsletters, circa 1970-71, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: WSSA CAL (Blue Folder) Women's Studies and CAL GrassrootsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: WSSA CAL (Blue Folder) Women's Studies and CAL GrassrootsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: WSSA CAL (Blue Folder) Women's Studies and CAL GrassrootsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: WSSA CAL (Blue Folder) Women's Studies and CAL GrassrootsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: WSSA Minutes, 1982-83Add to your cart.
Box 42: OvrszAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Women's Studies FlyersAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Women's Studies MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Women's Studies PostersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Workshop for Careers for Women in Science and EngineeringAdd to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Brochures on the workshopAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Budget Reports, circa 1977-78Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Committee for Protection of Human Subjects, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence (incoming), circa 1977-78Add to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Counselors, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Critical People (names, job title, and phone number), circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Deaton's Proposals, circa 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Educating Women for Science: a continuous spectrum, conference at Mills College, circa 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Educating Women for Science: a continuous spectrum, conference at Mills College, circa 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Engineering: Professional Registration, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Evaluation of Workshop, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Experts- Biographical ParagraphAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Experts- Contacted but Did Not Attend, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Experts Expenses, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Experts Information (Arrangements), no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Experts- Information, Charts, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Experts Participated A thru GAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Experts Participated H thru MAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Experts Participated N thru ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Experts Recommended, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Experts-SolicitedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Extra Letters, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Faculty (SDSU): Communications, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Final Technical Report- rough draft, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Final Technical Report- original copy, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: FundraisingAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Handbook of Marion's Material from Workshop, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Information Packet for Workshop, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: List of Participating Scientists and Engineers, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: List of Speakers by DepartmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: National Science Foundation correspondence re: Workshops, circa 1977-79Add to your cart.
Folder 12: National Science Foundation- Guide for Preparation of Proposals: Women in Science, Science Career Workshops, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 13: National Science Foundation- New Alternatives for Women Graduate Students, sponsored by NSF Women in Science Program and University of Arizona, circa March 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 14: National Science Foundation- Proposal Information, circa 1976-77, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: National Science Foundation Proposal- List of 2 year collegesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Newspaper clippings, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Other Correspondence, circa 1976-77Add to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Packet- Booklets Considered, circa 1968-73Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Packets- Handouts, circa 1977, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Photographs from Workshops with Correspondence, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Program, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Publicity for Workshop, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Publicity and Distribution to different colleges, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Reception Invitees- List, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Solorzano, Rosalia- "New Dimensions in Chicano Studies"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Students' attendance to workshop, circa 1977, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Student Confirmation List, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Workshop applicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Workshops on Career for Women in Science and Engineering- correspondence (outgoing), circa 1977-78Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Workshop Program Proposal, circa 1976-77, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Workshop Schedule, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Women in Science Program- Miscellaneous, circa 1981-82Add to your cart.

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