North Carolina State University, Committees, Women's Studies Curriculum Committee Records 1976, 1981-1990

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North Carolina State University. Women's Studies Curriculum Committee
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0.5 linear feet (1 archival box)
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UA 022.032

The records of the Women's Studies Committee at North Carolina State University span from 1981 to 1990, in addition to one document dated 1976. The papers include correspondence and other records, many of which are addressed to Lina L. Cofresi, who was integral in the success of the program. The correspondence and records are arranged chronologically in two folders. In addition to these folders, a file with collection of pamphlets, articles, and fliers, a folder of syllabi and course information, a file of newspapers and periodicals, and a folder of undated materials are included in the collection.

The formation of a Women's Studies program at North Carolina State University seems to have been an interest as early as 1976, but its establishment does not appear to be pursued actively until the early to mid 1980s. Lina L. Cofresi, a faculty member at North Carolina State University, was essential to the founding of this program. Much of the correspondence included in the records is addressed to her. The first reference to the Women's Studies Curriculum Committee is, apparently, included in a note, addressed to professor Cofresi, and attached to course curriculum from 1986. The original intent of this group was to form a Women's Studies minor and learn about how to further incorporate Women's Studies into the University. The Women's and Gender Studies Program was established at North Carolina State University in 1989. A major in Women's and Gender Studies was added in 2006. The Women's Studies Curriculum Committee is referred to by several names, these include the Women's Studies Minor Committee and the Women's Studies Program Committee.

Biographical/historical note

The formation of a Women's Studies program at North Carolina State University seems to have been an interest as early as 1976, but its establishment does not appear to be pursued actively until the early to mid 1980s. Lina L. Cofresi, a professor at North Carolina State University, was essential to the founding of this program. Much of the correspondence included in the records is addressed to her. The first reference to the Women's Studies Curriculum Committee is, apparently, included in a note, addressed to professor Cofresi, and attatched to course curriculum from 1986. The original intent of this group was to form a Women's Studies minor and learn about how to further incorporate Women's Studies into the University. The Women's and Gender Studies Program was established at North Carolina State University in 1989. A major in Women's and Gender Studies was added in 2006.

The Women's Studies Curriculum Committee is referred to by several names, these include the Women's Studies Minor Committee and the Women's Studies Program Committee.

Scope/content

The records of the Women's Studies Committee span from 1981 to 1990, in addition to one document dated 1976. The papers include correspondence and other records, many of which are addressed to Lina L. Cofresi, who was integral in the success of the program. The correspondence and records are arranged chronologically in two folders. In addition to these folders, a file with collection of pamphlets, articles, and fliers, a folder of syllabi and course information, a file of newspapers and periodicals, and a folder of undated materials are included in the collection.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically with additional folders arranged by material type.

Use of these materials

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item],Women's Studies Curriculum Committee Records,UA 022.032, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State University Women's Studies Curriculum Committee.

Processing information

Processed by Kelsey Chandler, August 2011; finding aid created by Kelsey Chandler, August 2011.

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Correspondence and Records 1976, 1981-1986
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence and Records 1987-1990
Box 1, Folder 2
Pamphlets, Articles, and Fliers 1986-1990
Box 1, Folder 3
Undated Materials
Box 1, Folder 4
Syllabi, Course Information 1980s, primarily undated
Box 1, Folder 5
Newspaper and Periodicals 1980s, primarily undated
Box 1, Folder 6
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Committees, Women's Studies Curriculum Committee Records, UA 022.032, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. 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. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.