Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Women's Center Records, 1971-2011

Scope and Content Note

The Women's Center Records document the Center's educational, research, and advocacy roles at Oregon State University. The collection consists primarily of reports and publications, correspondence, committee records, surveys, course records, conference and workshop materials, and subject files. The records also include brochures, calendars, handbooks, newsletters, newpaper clippings, notes, photographs, and videotapes.

The records provide information on a variety of topics, including child care resources; campus safety; sexual assault prevention; salary parity for women faculty and staff; equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; ethnic, cultural and racial diversity, and the campus climate.

The collection documents interactions between the Women's Center and other OSU offices and organizations, including the President's Commission on the Status of Women; Faculty Women's Network; Student Affairs; Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program; and Intercultural Student Services. Records of the Women's Center Advisory Board are part of the collection. The Center's administration of the Women of Achievement Awards for OSU are documented as well.

Materials pertaining to the Oregon Women in Higher Eduation (OWHE) and the OSU Women's Leadership Conferences are included.

The photographs include portraits of prominent OSU women that were exhibited in the Center; these include Jane Lubchenco, Jo Anne Trow, Phyllis Lee, and Helen Gilkey.

The records include reports and publications written by Jeanne Dost; a large component of the records were created or assembled during the time that Beth Rietveld was Executive Director of the Women's Center.

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