Association for Faculty Women
Acquisition And Processing Information
The Association for Faculty Women of Washington State University donated the organization's records to the WSU Libraries in five installments between 1986 and 1993 (accession numbers UA86-10, UA88-31, UA89-15, UA91-22 and UA93-14). Jean Johnson processed the records in 1995. Susan Armitage, WSU Professor of History, donated additional AFW records in 1999 (UA99-19), and these were added to the collection in 2011 (Series 7), with support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to member institutions of the Washington Women’s History Consortium, a program managed by the Washington State Historical Society.
Number of containers: 5
Linear feet of shelf space: 2.25
The Association for Faculty Women (AFW) originated in 1975. The forerunner of the group was the subcommittee on academic women of the Committee of Women, a Pullman organization founded in 1968. This early group proposed the first women's studies course at Washington State University and also secured modification of several other university policies changes that furthered faculty women's opportunities.
After AFW was formed it continued working on equity issues important to women in academe. Additionally, in 1984 the group began honoring outstanding women graduate students.
The association is active to date (as of 1999), and its highest priority for the future is to open up the university's decision-making positions to capable women.
The papers consist of business records of the Washington State University Association for Faculty Women, with other documents related to its activities.
The collection is arranged in seven series that follow the organization in which the papers were received. The series are: Activities, Business Records, Correspondence, Membership, Miscellaneous, Newsletters, and Added Materials (internship, ad hoc committee, and miscellaneous items received in 1999, after the collection was processed).
- Series 1: Activities Records. Includes a range of AFW's projects such as the Re-Entry Women's Emergency Fund, the Outstanding Woman Graduate Student Award, and faculty career advancement work.
- Series 2: Business Records. Includes minutes, financial reports, and planning documents.
- Series 3: Correspondence. Spans the diverse areas of the group's activities.
- Series 4: Membership materials. Contains names of women faculty in the organization and records of their dues.
- Series 5: Miscellaneous. Includes a variety of materials relevant to gender issues, grants, legal information, etc.
- Series 6: Newsletters. Contains sample publications from several different organizations.
- Series 7: Internship, ad hoc committee, and miscellaneous items, 1978-1991.
Association for Faculty Women -- Records and correspondence
Washington State University -- Faculty -- Women -- History
Washington State University -- Faculty -- Women -- Societies, etc.
Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- Women -- Archives
Women in higher education -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- History
Women in higher education -- Societies, etc. -- Archives
Women college teachers -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- History
Feminism in education -- Washington (State) -- History -- Archives
This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.
The suggested citation for the collection is:
Association for Faculty Women papers, 1972-1993
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Items are in English.