Friends of Women’s Studies Records, 1983-2018
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Brief Description: This collection contains materials related to the formation of the Friends of Women’s Studies with materials dating from 1983-2005. Included are administrative materials including by-laws and correspondence; news articles; newsletters; event invitations; information on grants and scholarships; and a few photos.
Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at]
Record Series Number: 17/RG 17-28A1
Created by: Old Dominion University. Department of Women's Studies (1977-)
Volume: 0.9 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/2005.

Series Descriptions:

Series I: Administrative. This series contains administrative and business related materials including by-laws; correspondence; address lists; and promotional brochures for the organization.

Series II: Events. This series contains event invitations for the various events and lectures, including the retirement party for Nancy Bazin and the appointment of Dr. Ellen Lewin as the director of Women’s Studies in 1986. Also included is a program for the 1986 lecture series “Changing Perspectives for Women.”

Series III: Grants and Scholarships. This series contains Endowed Lecture Grant Applications from 1983 to 1987, and information on the Nancy Topping Bazin Graduate Scholarship and its recipients in 1999.

Series IV: Meetings. This series contains meeting minutes from the first year of the Friends of Women’s Studies in 1986; promotional materials for the Friends of Women’s Studies Annual Dinner Meeting from 1986 to 2005; and meeting invitations for the inaugural meeting of the organization on January 25, 1986 and the April 16, 1996 Annual Meeting.

Series V: Newsletters/News Articles. This series contains issues of the Like Minds Newsletter from 1998-2005, along with the group’s first unnamed newsletter from 1986; news articles related to the formation of the Friends of Women’s Studies; and an annotated copy of Belles Letters magazine from the Summer of 1995.

Series VI: Photos. This series contains various photos related to the Friends of Women’s Studies including awards and celebrations.

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University--Faculty
Old Dominion University--Women's Studies
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/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 Notes: Dr. Carolyn Rhodes  Gift.
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PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Friends of Women’s Studies Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.