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Department of Women's Studies Collection


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This collection contains materials relating to the founding and administration of the Women's Studies Program, including course descriptions, meeting records, and ephemera.


State University of New York at Albany. Department of Women's Studies
Date Coverage:
0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

Women's studies at the University began in the fall of 1971 with a course on women in modern literature offered through the College of General Studies. In the Fall of 1972, the Albany chapter of the Caucus for Women's Rights of the State University of New York formed to develop a women's studies program. In the Spring of 1973, women's studies became an officially approved minor, and a part-time director of women's studies was appointed. A Women's Studies B.A. was first offered in 1989. The department is now known as the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and it offers a B.A., an M.A., a certificate in Women and Public Policy, and a joint M.A./Sociology Ph.D.

Materials in this collection include: course descriptions, course announcements, planning documents, event fliers, documents from the Women's Studies Advisory Committee, and correspondence.

The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Processed by: Benjamin Covell

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Published: 2018-09-13 10:28:04 -0400

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Access to this collection is restricted because it is unprocessed. Portions of the collection may contain recent administrative records and/or personally identifiable information. Please contact an archivist for more information.

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Department of Women's Studies, 1972-2000. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Department of Women's Studies).