University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Linda Pritchard Papers, 1974-1998



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pritchard, Linda
Title: Linda Pritchard Papers
Dates: 1974-1998
Creator Abstract: From 1980 to 1993, Linda Pritchard was Assistant Professor of History in the Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio. From 1993-1998, she served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Content Abstract: The Linda Pritchard Papers pertain to her academic career at UTSA and her research on women in relation to economic development and to religion in the United States. The collection includes administrative records, correspondence, committee files, planning materials, and research articles.
Identification: UA 99.0004
Extent: 3 linear feet (3 Boxes)
Language English
Repository University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

From 1980 to 1993, Linda Pritchard was Assistant Professor of History in the Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio. From 1993-1998, she served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Pritchard earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research is centered on organizational models for women's and gender studies programs, women and economic development, and women and religion in the United States.

After teaching at UTSA, Dr. Pritchard was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Arkansas State University from 1998-2002 and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Michigan University from 2002-2005. From 2008-2012 she was also department head of Women’s and Gender Studies. In addition to her positions in university administration, Dr. Pritchard has been a professor of history at Eastern Michigan University since 2002.


Scope and Content Note

The Linda Pritchard Papers pertain to her academic career at UTSA and her research on women in relation to economic development and to religion in the United States. The collection includes administrative records, correspondence, committee files, planning materials, and research articles.

The papers span the years 1974-1998 and are organized into four series: 1. Women’s History Week, 2. Organizations, 3. Administrative Files, and 4. Research.

Dr. Pritchard was one of the co-founders of Women’s History Week at UTSA (along with Dr. Susan Smulyan). Subsequently, half of the collection (1.5 linear feet) consists of documents related to Women’s History Week activities from 1986-1996. Other materials relate to organizations that Dr. Pritchard was a member of, including SALGA (San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly) and the San Antonio Chapter of the National Organization for Women. A small number of administrative files are concerned with the development of a women’s studies program at UTSA. The remainder of the collection is research files and articles related to public policy, child care, sexuality, and identity.


Organization of Collection

Series 1. Women's History Week
Series 2. Organizations
Series 3. Administrative Files
Series 4. Research

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


Index Terms

Persons
Pritchard, Linda.
Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio.
Subjects
Gender studies.
Universities and colleges--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--Texas--San Antonio.
Women’s studies.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.).
Genres/Formats
Administrative records.
Articles.
Brochures.
Correspondence.
Pamphlets.
Programs.
Local Subjects
Education/Educators
UTSA History
UTSA Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Linda Pritchard Papers, UA 99.0004, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the University Archives from Linda Pritchard in August 1998 (Acc. 1998-028h).

Processing Information

Processed by Kristin Law, University Archivist, in September 2016.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Women's History Week, 1984-1986

Box Folder
1 1 Potential Speakers, 1984-1993
2 Brochures/Conference of Women Historians in Texas Brochure, 1986-1993
3 Final Reports, 1987-1990
4 Exhibits, 1991-1992
5 Planning (1 of 2), 1986
6 Planning (2 of 2), 1986
7 Planning (1 of 3), 1987
8 Planning (2 of 3), 1987
9 Planning (3 of 3), 1987
10 Contributions, 1987-1988
11 Organizing Committee, 1988
12 Program, 1988
13 Financial, 1988
14 Organizing Committee, 1989
15 Program, 1989
16 Financial, 1989
17 Organizing Committee, 1990
18 Program, 1990
19 Financial, 1990
Box Folder
2 1 Organizing Committee, 1991
2 Program, 1991
3 Financial, 1991
4 Publicity, 1991
5 Organizing Committee, 1992
6 Program, 1992
7 Financial, 1992
8 Organizing Committee, 1993
9 Program, 1993
10 Financial, 1993
11 Planning, 1994
Drawer Folder
71 1 Women's History Month Proclamation, 1996



Organizations, 1980-1998

Box Folder
2 12 Book Group and Softball, 1987-1998
13 Kerrville Women's History, 1982
14 National NOW Conference, 1980
15 SAAWDAC - San Antonio Area Women's Deans, Administrator, and Counselors, 1995
16 San Antonio Coalition on Women's History, 1988-1997
17 SALGA (San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly), 1990-1992
18 SALGA Conference, 1992
19 SALGA Conference, 1993
20 SALGA Conference, 1994
21 SA NOW (San Antonio Chapter, National Organization for Women), 1982-1986
22 San Antonio Women's Coalition, 1994-1995
23 TLC (Texas Lesbian Conference), 1989-1994
24 Women Aware, 1987



Administrative Files, 1982-1997

Box Folder
3 1 Kirk, Sister Martha Ann - Correspondence, 1987
2 Vowell, Arvella - Correspondence, 1984-1996
3 Fulbright, 1977
4 Sarah Lawrence - American Historical Association Institute for the Integration of Women's History into the High School Curriculum, 1976
5 Women and Gender Studies, 1986-1987
6 Center for the Study of Women and Gender, 1992-1997
7 Two Tenure Cases that were Litigated, 1982-1985
8 Pritchard, Linda - Tenure Review, 1987-1988
9 Schott, Linda - Tenure Case Correspondence, 1994



Research, 1974-1998

Box Folder
3 10 Gay, 1975-1990
11 San Antonio Gay, 1982-1998
12 Quotes and Articles, 1987-1990
13 Articles (1 of 4), 1974-1987
What Are the Benefits of Quality Child Care for Preschool Children?, undated
NAEYC Position Statements on Child Care Licensing and Family Day Care Regulation, 1984
Accreditation by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, undated
Why Feminists Want Child Care, undated
How to Do Day Care, 1986
Testimony Concerning the Availability of Child Care for Low-Income Parents, 1985
Who Pays for Child Care?, 1982
The Teacher Shortage: A Professional Precipice, 1986
In Whose Hands: A Demographic Fact Sheet on Child Care Providers, 1985
The Child Care Boom: Growth in Licensed Child Care from 1977-1985, 1985
Industry-Related Day Care: Trends and Options, 1982
Debate Rages Over Mandatory Leave, 1987
Plan Administrator's Compliance Manual For All Types of Benefit Plans, 1987
Early Childhood and the Public Schools: An Essential Partnership, 1985
Priority '86: A Guide for Prekindergarten Education, 1986
How to Attract Yuppies to Your Center, 1985
Advocacy Aptitude Assessment, 1986
Women at Work, 1986
Women's History on Trial, 1985
Texas Women's Alliance Position Paper: Comparable Worth, 1986
Comparable Worth: Questions and Answers for Early Childhood Staff, undated
If the Wage System Doesn't Work, Fix It, 1985
The Wage Gap: Myths and Facts, 1982
Work, 1983
Bad Girls and 'Good' Politics, 1982
Comparable Worth, undated
14 Articles (2 of 4), 1974-1987
Cuentos: Stories by Latinas,
Thou Gaia Art I: Matriarchal Mythology in Former Times and Today, undated
Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology, undated
The Journey is Home: The Goddess as Metaphoric Image, undated
I Love Myself When I Am Laughing: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader, 1979
On the Political Morality of Fiction, 1985
15 Articles (3 of 4), 1974-1987
Women of Wonder: Science Fiction Stories By Women About Women, 1974
Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law, 1987
The Wheel of Love, undated
First Views of the Enemy, undated
In the Region of Ice, undated
Don't Bare Your Soul!, undated
A Legacy, undated
Out of Place, undated
What is Feminism?, 1986
Making Connections with Feminists: An Oral History Project for the Senior Seminar, 1984
16 Articles (4 of 4), 1974-1987
Filling in the Frameworks: Sexuality, undated
(Re)writing the Body: The Politics and Poetics of Female Eroticism, undated
Interpreting Anorexia Nervosa, undated
The Coming Out Stories, undated
Sex (American Couples), undated
Lesbian Origins Sex Ratio Theory, 1979
The Celibacy Letters, 1979
Loving Women: Lesbian Life and Relationships, undated
Sexuality, undated
On Lust and the Lusty, 1984
Re-membering and Interrupted Conversation: the Mother/Virgin Split, undated
Coming to Power, undated
Against Sadomasochism: A Radical Feminist Analysis, 1982
Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom: A Closer Look, undated
Pornography and the Women's Liberation Movement, 1978
Pornography and Pleasure, 1981
Lust is Just a Four-Letter Word, 1981
Pornography, Power, and the First Amendment: A Feminist View, 1985