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University of Connecticut, Women's Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-0175

Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of booklets, correspondence, notes, fliers, clippings, publications, legal records, and legal transcripts relating to the University of Connecticut's Women's center. Some of the subjects in the collection include materials related to the Marcia Lieberman vs. University of Connecticut lawsuit, Women's Council meeting records, metanoia, and various surveys and statistics. The collection encompasses the period of 1971 through 2018.

Dates

  • 1970-1989

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from owners of the copyright.

History

The Women's Center at the University of Connecticut was formed in 1972 after many years of active petitioning by students and faculty. The Center was established through the initiative of the Free Women's Collective, and was initially set up in the Bishop Center under the Continuing Education for Women's program. The Women's Center participated in affirmitive action, discrimination, and accessible facilities debates on campus, and helped to bring numerous women's collectives together. These collectives were later consolidated into other organizations on campus, such as the Rape Crisis Collective which became the Sexual Assault Crisis Center. The Center has served the needs of a diverse cross section of students on campus, and has provided counseling services, operated crisis centers, and brought awareness to numerous issues facing gay, African American, and divorced students, in addition to helping the victims of discrimination, assault, and rape. The Women's Center continues to educate members of the university, as well as the community at large, about different forms of oppression through community organization, interaction, and education. For more information about the Women's Center please visit their website website.

Extent

2.6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The University of Connecticut's Women's Center collection is comprised of booklets, correspondence, notes, fliers, clippings, publications, legal records, and legal transcripts. The Center serves the needs of a diverse cross section of students on campus, and has provided counseling services, operated crisis centers, and brought awareness to numerous issues facing gay, African American, and divorced students, in addition to helping the victims of discrimination, assault, and rape. Additional information and contacts can be found at https://womenscenter.uconn.edu/.

Provenance and Acquisition

The records were transferred to the University Archives beginning in 2006.

Title
University of Connecticut, Women's Center Records
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2012 July
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US
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