Cage 631

Association for Faculty Women

Papers, 1972-1993

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.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of containers: 5

Linear feet of shelf space: 2.25

Organizational History

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.

Collection Description

The papers consist of business records of the Washington State University Association for Faculty Women, with other documents related to its activities.

Collection Arrangement

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).

Subjects

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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]

Association for Faculty Women papers, 1972-1993

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Washington State University Libraries

Pullman, WA

Languages

Items are in English.

Container List:

Box Folder Description
    Series 1: Activities
1 1 AFW Fund, 1981-1985
  2 Announcements, 1976-1985
  3 Faculty Positions, 1979-1985
  4-5 Graduate Student Award
  6 Grants, 1988-1990
  7 Miscellaneous, 1985-1990
  8 National Organization for Women (NOW), Pullman, 1974
  9 President's Seminar Series, 1986-1987
  10 Re-Entry Women's Emergency Loan Fund, 1986-1990
  11 Search Interviews, 1982-1985
    Series 2: Business Records
2 12 Bank Statements, 1977-1987
  13 Catering Bills, 1980-1987
    General
  14 1978-1986
  15 1986-1987
  16 1987-1988
  17 1988-1989
  18 1989-1990
3 19 1990-1991
  20 1991-1992
  21 1992-1993
    General Treasurer
  22 1978-1987
  23 1980-1988
  24 1987-1990
  25 Ledger, 1975-1980
  26 Minutes, Memberships Lists, Attendance, 1978-1985
    Series 3: Correspondence, 1978-1985
4 27 Correspondence, 1978-1985
    Series 4: Membership, 1978-1988
  28 Membership, 1978-1988
    Series 5: Miscellaneous
  29 Faculty Lists, 1978-1983
  30 Gender Issues, 1977-1979
  31 Grants and Fellowships, 1979
  32 Legal Information, 1972-1979
  33 Organizational historic information, 1970-1971
    Series 6: Newsletters, 1978-1981
  34 Newsletters, 1978-1981
    Series 7: Internship, ad hoc committee, and miscellaneous items, 1978-1991.
  35 Administrative internships, 1978-1982
  36 AFW Ad Hoc Committee, 1987-1990
5 37 AFW Ad Hoc Committee, 1985-1989
  38 AFW Ad Hoc Committee--Implementation, 1985-1991
  39 Paper by Myrna Hall, "Women in Education: Barriers to Advancement, 1972-1987," 1987
  40 Talk: "The Status of Faculty Women at WSU," delivered October 1987