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Old Dominion University Women’s Center Papers, 1975-2011, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Old Dominion University Women’s Center Papers, 1975-2011, undated

Predominant Dates:1985-2005

ID: 07/RG 7-9A

Primary Creator: Old Dominion University. Women's Center (1976-)

Extent: 3.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I. Administrative: This series relates to the administrative aspect of the Women’s Center. It includes correspondence in regards to Julie Dodd’s candidacy for Coordinator of the National Women’s Studies Association as well as an i It includes pamphlets that provide general information on the Women’s Center.  It includes various newsletters published by the Women’s Center.

Sub-series A: Women’s Center Director and General Information: This sub-series includes an undated pamphlet that explain the general overview of the Women’s Center.

Sub-series B: Newsletters: This sub-series includes the Women’s Center newsletters from 1981 through 2002.  It is made up of The Women’s Center Newsletter, 1981-1988, Returning Women’s Newsletter, 1986 through 1988, The Returning Woman Newsletter, 1988, 1990, 1991, Prisms Newsletter, 1989 through 1992, and The Collegiate Woman, 1998-2002.

Series II. Courses, Programs, Seminars and Workshops: This series includes brochures that provide information on courses being offered during the semester, 1978 through 1987, and include the date and time of each.  It also includes fliers and pamphlets on the courses, as well as programs, seminars and workshops, late 1970s through 1980.  W.I.L.D. memos and brochures are also included, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.

Series III. Events: This series includes memos and letters on conferences and receptions, late 1970s through mid-1980s, brochures on lectures and discussions, 1979, and a flier and invitation of the tenth anniversary of the Women’s Center, 1986.  It also includes an undated flier for a personal support group, a brochure for co-sponsored event at Obici Hospital, 1990, and a report on the Hidden from History conference, 1978.

Series IV. Photographs: This series includes three photographs of women involved in Women’s Center activities.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2009

Subjects: Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University--Women's Center, Women college students--Virginia--Norfolk

Languages: English

Abstract

The collection dates from 1975 to 2011, and documents the Women’s Center, which provides information and support to women students through courses, programs, conferences and support groups. The collection contains newsletters, course and event fliers, memos, a listing of courses offered each semester, photographs, newspaper clippings.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains newsletters, event fliers, memos, photographs, and other material related to the Women's Center at Old Dominion University. Aimed at the female student population at Old Dominion University, the Women's Center offers programs and services to promote gender equality.

Portions of the Women's Center Papers have been digitized and can be found in the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.

Collection Historical Note

The Women’s Center opened in 1976 and is responsible for providing information and support to older and/or returning women students through courses, programs, conferences and support groups.  It also provides information on issues important to students, including sexual assault on campus.  In 1995, the Women in Leadership and Development (W.I.L.D.) program was started, which supports women aspiring to attain leadership roles by enhancing leadership skills, and creating a social network for like-minded women.

Subject/Index Terms

Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University--Women's Center
Women college students--Virginia--Norfolk

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Hollinger case, 2 record center cartons, 1 microfilm case

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Old Dominion University Women's Center

Acquisition Method: Various transfers.

Related Materials: Old Dominion University Women's Caucus Records (RG 36-4A).

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [number], Folder [number and title], The Papers of the Old Dominion University Women’s Center, Special Collections, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative, 1981-2002, undated],
[Series II: Courses, Programs, Seminars and Workshops, circa 1977-2004],
[Series III: Events, circa 1978-2014],
[Series IV: Photographs, undated],
[Series V: Unprocessed Material, 1975-2011],
[All]

Series V: Unprocessed Material, 1975-2011
This series contains flyers, research papers on women's issues, correspondence, photographs, and other material related to the Women's Center at Old Dominion University from 1975-2011. Box 2 contains records from 1975-1994; Box 3 contains records from 1995-2011; and Box 4 contains 2 buttons from the 20th Anniversary of the Women's Center. The series is currenlty unprocessed. Please see a staff member for further information.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative, 1981-2002, undated],
[Series II: Courses, Programs, Seminars and Workshops, circa 1977-2004],
[Series III: Events, circa 1978-2014],
[Series IV: Photographs, undated],
[Series V: Unprocessed Material, 1975-2011],
[All]

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