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University of Nevada, Reno. Committee on the Status of Women Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0656
The Committee on the Status of Women Records consist of brochures, by-laws, correspondence, campus data sets, non-UNR dissertations about campus women's centers, event marketing material, meeting agendas and minutes, Intercultural Council material, membership lists, reports, the UNR Faculty Survival Handbook for 1982-83, AAUW WAGE Project Workshop material, timelines of the history of women at the University, and planning material for a proposal to re-establish a women's center on campus.

Dates

  • 1972-2017

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

1.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

The University's Committee on the Status of Women was formed in the fall of 1981, consisting of faculty, staff, students and community members. Its original purpose was to communicate with and educate people interested in women's issues at the University and in the broader community, and to investigate or research, as appropriate, timely issues of University import. Collection consist of committee agendas and minutes as well as other administrative materials, issues and special events led by the committee, and subcommittee and projects pursued by the committee.

Administrative History

The University's Committee on the Status of Women was formed in the fall of 1981, consisting of faculty, staff, students and community members. Its original purpose was to communicate with people interested in women's issues at the University and in the broader community, to educate the University community about the scope and progress of Affirmative Action at UNR, and to investigate or research, as appropriate, timely issues of University import. The Committee was also charged with producing reports with recommendations for action to the UNR community and appropriate administrative and faculty officers. The Committee initially reported to the University's Vice President. Later it reported to the President through the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity. The Committee currently reports to the Provost. Through the years, the Committee has had various subcommittees addressing various issues, including: campus safety, personnel matters, scholarships, and a women's center planning subcommittee.

The Committee collaborates with AAUW of Northern Nevada to provide WAGE Project workshops for university students to develop their salary negotiation skills when entering the workforce. The Committee is a member of the Intercultural Council.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series: 1) Administrative Records; 2) Issues and Special Events; 3) Subcommittees and Projects

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by members of the Committee in 2013, 2015, and 2017.

Related Archival Materials

Related archival materials held by University Archives:

UNR Equal Opportunity Committee Records (AC 0091); UNR Human Relations Commission Records (AC 0092); UNR Affirmative Action Compliance Committee Records (AC 0094); Women's Resource Center Records (AC 0299)
Title
A Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno, Committee on the Status of Women Records
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
August 2013
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)