EMORY UNIVERSITY. CENTER FOR WOMEN.
Center for Women at Emory records, 1990-2013

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bmtkd

Digital Material Available in this Collection


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory University. Center for Women.
Title: Center for Women at Emory records, 1990-2013
Call Number:Series No. 108
Extent: 20 linear ft. (37 boxes), 1 oversized paper folder (OP), and 3 extra-oversized paper folders (XOP), and web sites.
Abstract:The Center for Women at Emory began as a recommendation to establish a center to advocate for women's issues and provide information, support services, and educational programs in 1990 by university-wide task force and began operations in 1992 as the Emory Women's Center. The records of the Center for Women at Emory consist of materials related to the administration of the center, events and programs sponsored by the center, and various audiovisual recordings and digital records produced by the center's activities.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Selected material removed and restricted in accordance with Emory University Arcives Policy for personnel and donor records. Researchers must contact Rose Library in advance to access audiovisual materials in this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Transfer.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Center for Women at Emory records, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed Cid Standifer, 2017.


Collection Description

Administrative History

The Center for Women at Emory, formerly the Emory Women's Center, was founded in 1992 following a recommendation by the Task Force on Security and Responsibility in 1990. The task force recommended that Emory establish a center to advocate women's issues and to provide information, support services, and educational programs for all university women. President James T. Laney convened an advisory committee to plan the center's goals and organizational structure in 1991. The President's Commission on the Status of Women acted in an advisory capacity to the committee.

In 1992, Ali P. Crown became the center's first director and a Women's Center Advisory Board was created to assist the director in identifying issues of importance to women at Emory. In September 1992, the Center officially opened in a modular unit outside the Dobbs University Center. In 2004, the center moved to a space in Cox Hall. Dona Yarbrough became the center's second director in fall 2008, following Ali Crown's retirement.

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Center for Women at Emory contain meeting minutes and agenda; budgets; annual reports; committee records; subject files on eating disorders, sexual assault, and other issues relevant to women at Emory; event publicity materials; handbooks; correspondence with guest speakers, staff members from other departments and organizations dealing with women’s issues; award applications; presentation materials; and recordings of lectures and events.

Series 1 includes meeting records and correspondence from various committees and task forces, resources collected by the center regarding women’s issues like sexual assault and eating disorders, internal reports, and documents collected by center staff on the center's background.

Series 2 includes documentation related to events, programs, and seminars organized or supported by the Center for Women at Emory. Events and speaking engagements associated with an annual programs are filed under the annual event, while nonrecurring programs are filed alphabetically.

Series 3 contains audiovisal recordings and digital media maintained by the Center for Women at Emory.

Series 4 consists of plastic binders created and maintained by the Center for Women at Emory. These binders contain announcements, promotion materials, publications, clippings, ephemera, and other materials collected by staff to represent the Center for Women at Emory's activities for each academic year between the center’s opening in 1992 and 2010.

Series 5 consists of captured and preserved web pages from the Center for Women at Emory that are made available through Archive-It and the Internet Archive. The Center for Women at Emory web archive contains web pages (http://womenscenter.emory.edu/) that provide information about events, programs, and services available at the Center for Women at Emory.

Arrangement Note

Organized into five series: (1) Administrative records, (2) Programming materials, (3) Audiovisual recordings and digital media, (4) Scrapbooks, and (5) Web sites.


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