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Academic Women's Caucus (University of Michigan) records, 1970-2015 (majority within 1975-1998)

5.5 linear feet

Organization of women faculty members established to exchange information about their status as faculty women and to investigate and resolve issues of special concern. records include history, awards files, correspondence, minutes, topical files, photographs, and video and sound recordings.

The records of the Academic Women's Caucus (AWC) provide an almost complete history of the AWC from its origins to the present, although the materials documenting the years 1972-1974 are not particularly strong. Many of the early records are from the co-chair Aline Soules. The records do provide valuable documentation of the general concerns of women faculty members at a major research university.


Affirmative Action Office (University of Michigan) publications, 1973 - 1995

3 linear feet

Newsletters, brochures, reports and other material published by the University of Michigan office responsible for overseeing campus-wide affirmative action programs and policies.

The Publications of the Affirmative Action Office measures 3 linear feet and covers the period from 1973 to 1994. The subgroup is divided into two series: Unit Publications and Sub-Unit Publications.

Unit Publications include Minority Student Reports, Reports to the Regents and a complete run of the newsletter In the Affirmative.

Sub-Unit Publications consist of materials produced by units within the Affirmative Action Office. These include the Council for Disability Concerns and the Study Committee on the Status of Lesbians and Gay Men.


Affirmative Action Office (University of Michigan) records, 1969 - 1993

39 linear feet — 1 oversize volume

Records of the administrative office responsible for developing and coordinating affirmative action programs for women, minorities and disabled faculty, staff, and students. Documentation includes topical files, minutes, reports, photographs and audio and video tapes. This record group also includes records of the Commission for Minority Affairs and the Commission for Women.

The records of the Affirmative Action Office span 1969 - 1993 and document the activities of the office and its predecessors, and provide information about affirmative action programs at the university and the status of minority, women, the disabled and other groups on campus. The records have come to the library in a number of accessions.

The Affirmative Action Office record group is organized into five subgroups: Affirmative Action Office, 1969 - 1993; Commission for Minority Affairs, 1971 - 1980; Commission for Women, 1970 - 1985; Council for Minority Concerns, 1979 - 1983; and Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action Programs, 1977 - 1986. The Affirmative Action Office subgroup includes records created or acquired by the Office. The other subgroups represent various university units that were merged into or whose function were taken over by the Affirmative Action Office.


Commission for Women (University of Michigan) records, 1989-1997

0.4 linear feet

Commission established in 1971 to investigate discrimination against women. It preceded the university's Affirmative Action Office which was formed in 1972. Membership includes faculty, staff, and students. Records contain material from the 25th anniversary of the Commission for Women, including audio-visual items. Also includes mission and planning documents and retirement subcommittee records.

The records are divided into three series. The Commission for Women Twenty-Fifth Anniversary series contains one folder of sample programs and invitations for the anniversary event which was held in 1996. The contents give a concise history of the organization and highlight the commission's most noteworthy activities.

A VHS video cassette of the anniversary festivities can also be found in the Audio Visual series. Another videotape contains the slide show Turnabout which was also shown at the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration. Turnabout was originally produced and presented in the early 1970s in an effort to raise stereotyping consciousness. One last item in the Audio Visual series is an audio cassette tape of a brown bag luncheon, which featured Carol Hollenshead on the history of the Commission for Women and Laura Calkins who spoke about updating the book A Dangerous Experiment a general history of women attending the University of Michigan.

Margaret Creger was chair of the commission from 1989 to 1991 and co-chair with Kathleen Alonozo from 1991 to 1992. Her records are held in the Margaret Creger Records series and contain correspondence regarding both the commission and the Commission for Women Retirement Subcommittee, meeting notes for this time period, several versions of the commission's strategic plan, and the annual report produced during her tenure. Of special importance are the results of a planning survey which was distributed to Commission for Women members in 1989. The collected information is neatly compiled and offers insight into the concerns of University women in the late 1980s.


Comparative Studies in Society and History records, 1956-1981

11 linear feet

Comparative Studies in Society and History (CSSH ) is an international quarterly journal founded by Sylvia Thrupp in 1958. Its goal was to bring together specialists in all branches of the social sciences and humanities to create truly comparative scholarship, review articles and books, and to bring readers in touch with current findings and issues across disciplines. These records document the CSSH during Sylvia Thrupp's tenure as editor from 1956 to 1974. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence between journal contributors (scholars, editors, publishers) and the CSSH staff as well as administrative records covering 1956 to 1980.

Records document the CSSH during Sylvia Thrupp's tenure as editor, and date from 1956 to 1974. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence between journal contributors (scholars, editors, publishers) and the CSSH staff as well as administrative records covering 1956 to 1980. Records include correspondence


Dorothy Gies McGuigan papers, 1938-1982 (majority within 1970-1982)

1 linear foot

Historian, instructor at the University of Michigan, program director at the Center for the Education of Women. Research files on historical topics and gender issues; lectures and conference papers; files relating to her involvement with the Alice and Edith Hamilton Award given for the best manuscript dealing with some facet of women's lives.

The papers of Dorothy McGuigan consist primarily of materials relating to her work and scholarly interests while at the University of Michigan. The most heavily documented areas of the collection pertain to her research and to her involvement with the Alice and Edith Hamilton Award at the University Michigan. The collection has been divided into five series: Scholarly Work, Lectures and Conference Papers, Research, the Alice and Edith Hamilton Award, and Organizational Affiliations and Interests.


Eliza Maria Mosher papers, 1846-1934

4.4 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Physician and first Dean of Women at University of Michigan. Correspondence, largely of a personal nature with her niece Sarah Searing; biographical information; scrapbooks with notes and letters about travels abroad; and photographs.

The collection consists of materials accumulated by Dr. Mosher's niece Sarah Searing. It includes both letters received from Eliza to her niece, general family correspondence, and other Mosher materials which came into Sarah Searing's possession upon the death of Dr. Mosher. The collection has been arranged into the following series: Correspondence; Personal and biographical; Writings, speeches and lectures; Miscellaneous; Travel; Clippings and scrapbooks; Realia; and Photographs.


Gwendolyn S. Cruzat papers, 1964-2014 (majority within 1970-1979)

1.3 linear feet (in 2 boxes) — 1.9 GB (online)

Professor Emerita of the University of Michigan's School of Information and Library Studies. Files of materials received from various University of Michigan committees and commissions on which she served, notably the Commission for Women; the Advisory Committee on Recreation, Intramurals and Club Sports; the Alumnae Athena Award Committee; and the University Club of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Also includes audiovisual material, biographical material (including an oral history transcript), correspondence, photographs, press releases, and publications.

The Gwendolyn S. Cruzat papers reflect Dr. Cruzat's involvement with several committees dedicated to regulating university athletics and maintaining equality for both men's and women's athletics, notably the Commission for Women; the Advisory Committee on Recreation, Intramurals and Club Sports; the Alumnae Athena Award Committee; and the University Club of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Also included are audiovisual material, biographical material, correspondence, photographs, press releases, and publications that document Dr. Cruzat's professional work, her retirement, and University of Michigan sports.


James J. Duderstadt Papers, 1963-2016 (majority within 1970-1996)

28.5 linear feet — 2215 digital files

Nuclear engineer, professor and eleventh president of the University of Michigan (1988-1996), leader in efforts to transform the University of Michigan, and higher education generally, into a culturally diverse, financially secure, and technologically advanced institution. Collection consists of both paper and digital documents, including speeches, presentations, writings and images. Portions of the collection are restricted. This collection represents the "personal papers" of president Duderstadt. Other material relating to his presidency is located in the record group "University of Michigan. President."

The James J. Duderstadt papers span the years from 1963 to the present, although the bulk of the material covers 1970 to 1996. The collection, consisting mainly of Speeches, Position Papers, and Presentations, effectively documents Duderstadt's vision, agenda, and planning process. There are two subgroups in the collection: Paper Documents and Digital Documents.

The Paper Documents subgroup is comprised of thirteen series: Biographical / Background Material, Speeches and Accompanying Material, Computer Printouts of Speeches, Position Papers, Publications, Presentations, Correspondence, Research, Topical Files (Pre-Presidency), Teaching, Presidential Transition Files, Strategic Planning, and Diaries and Notebooks. It includes a few papers from his years as engineering dean and his term as provost, along with a substantial amount of material from his years as professor of nuclear engineering and as president of the university.

A second subgroup, Digital Documents, is comprised of material created and maintained in electronic form (utilizing a number of software programs), and is particularly strong for representing Duderstadt's entire term as president of the university. The subgroup includes eight series: Speeches, Idea Files, Strategy, Position Papers, Presentations, Write Files and Legacy Files. The digital files of speeches and position papers frequently contain various and well-organized iterations of key documents. Of particular note are the Strategy Files, which hold substantial planning documents, many designed to encourage and promote vigorous response to change at many levels within the university. The subgroup also contains a series of Digital Images, most of which appeared in the 1996 publication Rebuilding the University: 1986-1996.


Jeanne Tashian papers, 1970-1973

1 linear foot

Teacher, writer, member of feminist organizations. Materials relating to her involvement with the University of Michigan Commission for Women, Ann Arbor Focus on Equal Opportunity for Women, PROBE into the Status of Women at The University of Michigan, and the Ad Hoc Committee Concerned That President Fleming Does Not Meet With Women.

The papers of Jeanne Tashian, 1970-1976, primarily relate to the feminist movement in Ann Arbor and at the University of Michigan between 1970 and 1973. Most of the files relate to her various organizational interests and activities.


Linda Kay Tanner Strodtman papers, 1966-1992

7 linear feet

Assistant professor of nursing and clinical nurse specialist at the University of Michigan. Subject files relating to her professional activities; and photographs.

The papers of Linda Strodtman relate primarily to her work with diabetic patients at the University of Michigan Hospitals and to her more general involvement with Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) during the years, 1970-1985. There is scant material on Strodtman's personal life. There are few documents in the collection relating to her research and teaching duties.

What the collection does document is Strodtman's work with diabetic patients, her involvement with the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center (MDRTC) and Diabetes Center Unit (DCU), and her activities as a CNS. The arrangement of the papers represents a blend of Strodtman's original order and description and series ordered by the processors. While this hybrid arrangement seeks to highlight aspects of her career, the researcher should note that series divisions are not absolute; some materials in the CNS series may relate to the MDRTC and vice versa.

The researcher is advised to be flexible and persistent in using the Strodtman collection; related materials are in separate and distinct areas of the collection. Furthermore, materials related to the MDRTC, the DCU, and nursing in general can be found in other collections held by the Bentley Library: The Diabetes Research and Training Center, School of Nursing, and Medical-Surgical Nursing Area collections all contain related materials.

The papers are organized into fourteen series:

  1. Correspondence, 1970-1985;
  2. Self-Evaluations, Progress Data, and Logs, 1970-1983;
  3. Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center (MDRTC), 1976-1986;
  4. Diabetes Center Unit (DCU), 1975-1983
  5. University of Michigan Hospitals, Early Diabetes Program, 1970-1976;
  6. University of Michigan Hospitals, Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), 1971-1983;
  7. University of Michigan Hospitals, Nursing Services, 1975-1979;
  8. Professional Activities, 1973-1988
  9. Photographs
  10. Medical Nursing Area Meetings, 1979-1984
  11. Diabetes Patient Education Program, DCU, 1973-1983;
  12. Educational Service for Nursing (ESN) 1978-1985
  13. School f Nursing and Nursing Services, U-M Hospitals, 1980-1992
  14. Patient Log Book, 1972-1982

The papers were received in several accession and several series are subdivided into subseries reflecting multiple accessions.


Margaret Elliott papers, 1920-1954

0.5 linear feet

Professor of personnel management in the School of Business Administration of the University of Michigan, also professor of economics in the department of economics. Margaret Elliott also wrote under her married name Elliott Tracy. The collection consists of scattered files from her professional career, documenting in part her research of women's roles in business and professional careers in the World War II era; file concerning her activities with the American Association of University Women; and various subject files.

The Margaret Elliott collection, arranged alphabetically, pertains to her professional career. Most of the papers focus on her research of women's roles in business and professional careers in the World War II era. The papers provide valuable insight into the way women viewed their role in higher education and the workforce in the 1930s and 1940s. One folder in the papers, "Dissertations and thesis critiques," contains interesting information about the topics students were choosing for their dissertations in the World War II era. This file is closed to researchers for seventy five years from the date of creation because it contains personally identifiable student information.


Marie D. Hartwig Papers, 1927-1988

7 linear feet — 1 oversize volume — 29 reels — 1 open reel videocassette

Instructor and professor of physical education, 1930-1977, and first director of women's athletics, 1972-1976, at the University of Michigan. Papers document the history of physical education and recreational sports for women and the development of women's varsity athletics at the university as well as Hartwig's involvement in various professional associations and her work with recreation programs at Interlochen Music Camp.

The papers of Marie Hartwig consist of 6 linear feet of material and one oversize volume concerning the career, activities, and thought of Marie ("Pete") Hartwig. The papers document Hartwig's wide range of activities as educator, coach and women's athletics administrator at the University of Michigan and her work with the recreation program at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan.

The papers contain material relating to the history of women's physical education, recreation and athletics at the University of Michigan from the 1930s to 1980s; the history of recreational activities and the Camper Education Program at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan from the 1940s to 1980s; and the evolution of Hartwig's ideas about instruction in sports, the training of counselors and management of recreational camps, and recreational programs for children and adults.


Marion T. Marzolf papers, circa 1961-1995 (majority within 1980-1995)

4 linear feet

Journalist, professor in the University of Michigan Department of Communication. The series in the collection include Personal/Research, Teaching, and Departmental. Personal/Research relates to awards received, research interests and her involvement in Women in Communication, Inc. The Teaching series includes course materials for classes in journalism, later communication, and the American Culture Program. The Departmental series concerns her activities within the department of communication, including its various reorganizations.

The Marion T. Marzolf papers document not only her career in the journalism and communication at the University of Michigan, but also the curricular changes that occurred during her career. The collection has been divided into three series: Personal/Research, Teaching, and Departmental.


Michigan Women In Science records, 1972-1976

0.5 linear feet

Unit of the University of Michigan Center for Continuing Education of Women established in 1972 to provide a forum for women scientists at the university. History, correspondence, minutes, and subject files.

Although limited in quantity, the MWIS collection is useful for studying the role women scientists play at the University of Michigan, as well as the environment in which these women have to work. The strength of the collection lies in the correspondence and in the topical files, although minutes contain useful information and are a valuable means of exploring the genesis of the organization.

The MWIS records consist of four series: History, Correspondence, Minutes, and Topical Files.


University Human Resources (University of Michigan) records, 1964 - 2006 (majority within 1974 - 1988)

27.4 linear feet (in 28 boxes) — 1.2 GB (online)

Records of the University Human Resources and its predecessors. University Human Resources plans, administers, and monitors the university policies regarding personnel and employee relations and nondiscrimination. This office coordinates with various executive officers and deans of the schools and colleges.

University Human Resources records (27.4 linear feet) are divided into three subgroups: Affirmative Action, Personnel, and Human Resources and Affirmative Action.


Women of the University Faculty (University of Michigan), records, 1939-2003

1 linear foot

Records, 1939-1983, of the Women of the University Faculty. Includes constitution, history, membership rosters, minutes, financial reports, and correspondence.

Most of the records, 1939-1983, of the Women of the University Faculty have been arranged in chronological order by academic year. The first files contain basic information -- such as a history, various revisions of the constitution, publicity, duties of officers, and summaries of activities. There are also files relating to the group's clubroom and the hosting of the Senate and House Club (wives of Michigan legislators) on two occasions. The general files, arranged by academic year, include membership rosters, lists of officers and committee members, minutes, financial reports, and correspondence.


Women's Research Club (University of Michigan) records, 1902-1999

4 linear feet — 0.2 MB (online)

The Women's Research Club of the University of Michigan was founded in 1902 in response to the exclusion of women from the recently established all-male research clubs. Records include minutes, correspondence and reports of club officers and committees, papers concerning the club anniversaries, and photographs.

Records of the Women's Research Club include minutes, 1902-1999; correspondence, 1903-1939 and 1952-1994; membership lists 1904-1999; financial records 1903-1999; correspondence and reports of club officers and committees, including Loan Fund materials; papers concerning the 25th, 50th, 75th, 85th and 90th anniversaries; relationships with the men's research club; histories, memorials, photographs, and clippings.


WUOM records, 1914-1982 (majority within 1940s-1960s)

33.25 linear feet — 1 oversize volume — 437 GB

University of Michigan radio station, founded 1948. Administrative records documenting the development of radio broadcasting at the University of Michigan; radio scripts, transcripts of talks given by faculty, publicity, scrapbooks, and photographs; and sound recordings of radio programs produced and broadcast by WUOM, as well as recordings of various University conferences, ceremonies, etc.

The records of radio station WUOM document the development of radio broadcasting at the University of Michigan from the 1920s through the 1960s. The bulk of the material dating from the founding of the campus radio station WUOM in 1948. The records include administrative files; scripts, publicity material, course guides and other program related material; and recordings of select broadcasts. the WUOM records are organized into three subgroups: Paper Records (including visual materials), Audio Materials (sound recordings) and Printed Material. The content description and arrangement idiosyncrasies of each are presented below. Though the dates of the current accession continue only into the early 1980s, with the bulk of materials concentrated in the 1940s-1960s, WUOM is a continuing unit of the university, and future accessions are anticipated.