UG 59

University of Idaho Woman’s Center

Records, 1958-1997
1.5 cubic feet

 

The Women’s Center transferred its records to the University of Idaho Library between 1998 and 2001 (accessions UA1998-009; UA 2001-13).  Jessica Bowman processed them in February 2007.

History

The Women’s Center was founded in November 1972 to benefit the women of the University of Idaho and the community of Moscow.  Its original goals were to increase the number of University women and decrease the dropout rates.  Goals later expanded to include development and sponsorship of programs designed to increase awareness of the status, needs, and problems of Idaho women and to provide informative and educational resources.

 

The Women’s Center has had four different locations on campus since it’s beginning.  Until 1975, funding came directly from a $.50 fee assessed to every woman student.  It has evolved into the largest and most active women’s centers of the Pacific Northwest as well as one of the oldest in the United States.

Scope And Content

The records of the Women’s Center span the years 1958 to 1997, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1972 to 1980.  Included in the records are photographs, newspaper articles, lawsuits, a rape survey, budget and grant proposals, and various projects concerning the Women’s Center.

Arrangement and Description

Most of the content of this archival group was in labeled folders when received.   Although many of the files have retained their original title, some were changed to clarify their contents.  The organization of the files was rearranged to create a more coherent arrangement.

 

The first series consists of office files and provides an historical background for the Women’s Center.  It includes publications, advertisements, projects, broadcasts, articles, photographs, videos, and annual records.

The second series is a collection of laws, rights, and statistics.  It includes information on the Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, expense statements, Affirmative Action procedures, legal statutes, a UI rape survey of 1990, and various lawsuits pertaining to the Women’s Center.

 

The third series is restricted.  The Head of Special Collections may grant permission for access.  This box contains the original rape survey research forms, summaries of which are available in Box 2.

Series List

I.  Office Files

Box 1

II. Laws, Rights, and Statistics

Box 2

III. Restricted

Box 3

Inventory

I. Office Records
Box Folder Description   Items
1

1

Women’s Caucus

1972-1980

 

 

2

Beginnings

1968-1972

 

 

3

History and Members

1997

 

 

4

Women’s Center Logos

1978-1994

 

 

5

25th Anniversary Contributions

1997

 

 

6

Miscellaneous records

1995-1997

 

 

7

Newspaper Articles

n.d.

 

 

8

Booklets

1958-1972

 

 

9

Publicity and Blueprints

n.d.

 

 

10

Equal Rights Amendment Convention Photograph

n.d.

 

 

11

Women’s Center Quilt

1997

 

 

12

Quilt Exhibit Photographs

1997

 

 

13

Quilt Exhibit Photographs

1997

 

 

14

READI

1983-1985

 

 

15

Rural Women’s History Project

1975-1976

 

 

16

Articles, aims, budget

1973

 

 

17

Articles, poetry

1974

 

 

18

“Half the Sky,” photographs, Survival Catalogue

1975

 

 

19

Articles, broadcasts, grant proposal

1976

 

 

20

Survival Catalogue, letter, pamphlet on women and law

1977

 

 

21

Articles, letters

1978

 

 

22

Articles, sexual harassment information, broadcasts, Women’s Center functions

1979

 

 

23

Articles, Survival Catalogue, broadcasts, objectives

1980

 

 

24

Articles, broadcasts, caucus survey

1981

 

 

25

Articles, Survival Catalogue

1982

 

 

26

Articles, Building Bridges booklet

1983

 

 

27

Articles, broadcasts, famous quotes

1984

 

 

28

Articles, broadcasts

1985

 

 

29

Articles, photographs, letter

1986

 

 

30

Articles, faculty newsletter

1987

 

 

31

Articles

1988

 

 

32

Articles, photographs

1989

 

 

33

Articles, photographs, Elizabeth Zinser

1990

 

 

34

Articles

1991

 

 

35

Articles, student/faculty newsletter

1992

 

 

36

Articles, open house

1993

 

 

37

Articles, photograph

1994

 

 

 

Video - Martin Luther King Jr. Promotion

1987

 

 

 

Video - Oprah Winfrey “College Age Date Rape”

1996

 

II. Laws, Right, and Statistics
2

38

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

1985-1991

 

 

39

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse workshop, audit, miscellaneous

1989-1992

 

 

40

Alternatives to Violence By-Laws

1984

 

 

41

Rape/sex survey statistics

1988-1990

 

 

42

Rape education grant proposal

1992-1993

 

 

43

Domestic violence media

1995-1996

 

 

44

Women’s Caucus Conciliation Agreement

1974

 

 

45

Lawsuit and related {Implications of Conciliation Agreement}

1972-1996

 

 

46

Laws: Idaho Statutes, Sexual Abuse Victim’s Rights and Compensation

1985-1989

 

 

47

State vs. Gonzales

1986-1988

 

 

48

State vs. Gonzales

1986-1988

 

III. Restricted
3

49

Rape Survey [Original forms]

1990

 

 

50

Rape Survey [Original forms]

1990

 

 

51

Rape Survey [Original forms]

1990

 

 

52

Rape Survey [Original forms containing additional hand-written responses]

1990

 

 

53

Rape Survey Statistics

1990

 

 

54

Lawsuit proceedings

1988-1994

 

 

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