Records of the Alverno Research Center on Women 1970-

Alverno College (Milwaukee, Wis.). Research Center on Women


22.2. cubic ft 54 boxes.
Series; Organized into eleven subseries: I. Historical Information, II. Administration, III. Correspondence, IV. Projects and Programs, V. Subject files, VI. Publications, VII. Scrapbooks, VIII. Ephemera, IX. Photographs, X. Audiovisual Materials, XI. Oral History Project; Arranged Alphabetically by Subject then Chronologically.
The collection, dating from 1970, contains correspondence, questionnaires, programs, publicity and planning materials documenting Center-sponsored programs such as: Careers for Women Conference, Conference of Women Theologians, Midwest Conference on Women's Studies, Sperry-Hutchison Foundation Lecture Series, Smithsonian Exhibit on Women Workers, Women in Public Life in Wisconsin and the Women's Educational Equity Act Grant Project. There are also subject files, materials from an oral history project (Alverno students were interviewed), Center publications, photographs, and audio and videotapes of some Center-sponsored programming.
The Alverno College Research Center on Women (RCW) was established by Austin Doherty, Chair of the Psychology Dept.; Barbara Mulligan, Director of continuing Education; and Victoria Hinshaw, Political Science Instructor in 1970. Created to contribute empirical and historical data to the study of women, the RCW began conceptually as three centers--a resource center on women, a research center about women, and an outreach center for women. The first co-directors of RCW were Austin Doherty and Barbara Mulligan with a staff of four researchers. Changes to the administrative structure occurred by 1973 when a board of directors was created to oversee RCW functioning with a coordinator, Kathleen Casey Gigl. From 1976 until August 1978, Sandra Smith Moore was coordinator. By 1981, the RCW board was replaced by the RCW Interest Group and the coordinator was replaced by the first RCW Librarian, Lola Stuller.
Restricted: Institutional permission required.
Finding aid available.

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