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Catherine Parsons Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0680
The Catherine Parsons Smith Papers, Accession 2014-8, consist of correspondence, music scores, publications, and research papers - unprocessed.

Dates

  • 1909-2008

Creator

Restrictions

Unprocessed collection is not available at this time.

Extent

7.2 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)

Abstract

The Catherine Parsons Smith Papers, Accession 2014-8, consist of correspondence, music scores, publications, and research papers - unprocessed.

Biographical Note

Catherine Parsons Smith began as a part-time lecturer in the Music Department, University of Nevada, Reno, in 1969. By 1972, Smith was teaching under a complicated multiple contract arrangement that equaled almost full-time, but without equal compensation. She filed a complaint and, after numerous hearings, was terminated in 1975. The U.S. Department of Labor filed suit on her behalf, the first in the nation under the Equal Pay Act, against the University of Nevada, and an out-of-court settlement was reached. She became a tenured member of the Music Department faculty. She died in Reno in 2009.

Arrangement

Unprocessed; unarranged

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Shipped to University Archives by a colleague of Catherine P. Smith, Dr. Gayle Murchison, Department of Music, College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Related Materials

Catherine Parsons Smith Papers, AC 0341. University Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno.
Title
A Guide to the Catherine Parsons Smith Papers
Status
unprocessed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

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