University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Women's Studies Institute Records, 1986-2017



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Women's Studies Institute
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio. Women's Studies Institute Records
Dates: 1986-2017
Creator Abstract: The Women's Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio opened in January 2003. The Institute functions as a research center, also developing curricula in women's studies and performing community outreach activities. In 2007, the Institute established the Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies degree program. The Institute sponsors lectures and conferences, hosts Women’s History Month celebrations, and works toward the furthering of Women's Studies curriculum development.
Content Abstract: This collection spans the years 1986 through 2017 and includes records of the Women's Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well records created by the UTSA Center for the Study of Women and Gender. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, posters, and other materials.
Identification: UA 14.03
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (2 Boxes + 3 oversize folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Women's Studies Institute (WSI) at the University of Texas at San Antonio opened in January 2003. The WSI functions as a research center, also developing curricula in women's studies and performing community outreach activities. In 2007, the WSI established the Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies degree program (a major offered by the College of Liberal and Fine Arts). The WSI sponsors lectures and conferences, hosts Women’s History Month celebrations, and works toward the furthering of Women's Studies curriculum development.


Scope and Content Note

This collection spans the years 1986 through 2017 and includes records of the Women's Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well records created by the UTSA Center for the Study of Women and Gender.

Accession 2002-021 includes planning materials and brochures from Women's History Week, UTSA's annual recognition of women's history. This event began in 1986 and was celebrated for one week each year; in 2003 it was expanded to a month-long event. This series spans the years 1986 to 2007 and includes materials donated to the archives as Acc. 2002-021. Staff from the Women's History Institute are highly involved in organizing the event each year. As a result, materials from subsequent Women's History Week (Month) celebrations were later incorporated into this collection.

Accession 2004-061 comprises posters from Women's History Week, 1986 through 2004.

Accession 2004-067 comprises documentation of the Committee for the Advancement of Women and various subcommittees, the development of the women and gender studies minor, and assorted records pertaining to grant administration.

Materials Collected by UTSA Archives and Special Collections, 2001-2007 include records of the UTSA Women's Studies Curriculum Committee, a copy of Women's Studies Institute News [newsletter of the Women's Studies Institute], and a copy of a letter from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approving the creation of a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Women's Studies.

Accession 2017-053 primarily includes materials from the annual conference for the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, an organization dedicated to recognizing the Chicana feminist writer, scholar, and cultural theorist.


Organization of Collection

Deposit of 2002 (Acc. 2002-021)
Addition of July 2004 (Acc. 2004-061)
Addition of August 2004 (Acc. 2004-067)
Materials Collected by University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections, 2001-2007
Addition of September 2017 (Acc. 2017-053)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

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 schedule a visit.

Usage Restrictions

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


Index Terms

Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. Women's Studies Institute.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Subjects
Women's studies.
Universities and colleges--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--History--21st century.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Brochures.
Correspondence.
Curricula.
Reports.
Posters.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records
Women

Related Materials

Material related to this collection may be found in the UTSA Center for the Study of Women and Gender Records (UA 13.01).

There are no other known archival collections created by the UTSA Women's Studies Institute at the date of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UTSA Women's Studies Institute Records, UA 14.03, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Women's Studies Institute in 2002, July 2004, August 2004, and September 2017 (Acc. 2002-021, 2004-061, 2004-067, and 2017-053). Additional materials collected by University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections, 2001-2007.

Processing Information

The collection is in four accessions, 2002-021, 2004-061, 2004-067, and 2017-053, with additional materials collected by University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections, and has been encoded by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist.


Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Women's Studies Institute Records

Women's History Month (Acc. 2002-021)

This series includes planning materials and brochures from UTSA's annual recognition of women's history. This event began in 1986 and was celebrated for one week each year; in 2003 it was expanded to a month-long event. This series spans the years 1986 to 2007 and includes materials donated to the archives as Acc. 2002-021. Staff from the Women's History Institute are highly involved in organizing the event each year. As a result, materials from subsequent Women's History Month celebrations were later incorporated into this collection.
Box
1 Women's History Week brochures, 1986-2001
Women's History Week planning materials, 1988
Women's History Quilt, 1992
Women's History Week planning materials, 1993
Women's History Week planning materials, 1999
Women's History Week planning materials, 2000
Women's History Week planning materials, 2002
Women's History Month planning materials, 2003
Women's History Month planning materials, 2004
Women's History Month planning materials, 2005
Women's History Month planning materials, 2006
Women's History Month planning materials, 2007



Addition of July 2004 (Acc. 2004-061)

This accession comprises posters from Women's History Week, 1986 through 2004.
Folder
OSF 1 Women's History Week posters, 1986-2004



Addition of August 2004 (Acc. 2004-061)

Materials in this accession comprise documentation of the Committee for the Advancement of Women and various subcommittees, the development of the women and gender studies minor, and assorted records pertaining to grant administration.
Committee on the Advancement of Women
Box
1 Expanding Opportunities for Women and Minorities in The University of Texas System: Report to the Board of Regents by Chancellor William H. Cunningham, February 10, 1994
Subcommittee - Policy Review and Development - drafts, 1995-1996
Committee on the Advancement of Women - rough draft for discussion, September 9, 1996
Committee on the Advancement of Women - rough draft for discussion, October 7, 1996
Cunningham reponse to Report by Committee on the Advancement of Minorities, November 9, 1995
Comparing job satisfaction of men and women [survey, correspondence, report], 1996
The University of Texas System: Report of the Committee on the Advancement of Minorities, August 7, 1995
Subcommittee on Faculty Promotion and Tenure [Committee on the Advancement of Women], 1995-1996 and undated
Subcommittee on Professional Development and Training [Committee on the Advancement of Women],1994-1996
Subcommittee - Accountability, 1996
Committee on the Advancement of Women list / Meetings / Info, 1994-1995 and undated
UT Arlington - Women Committee meeting reports / statistics
Harvard survey - minority and female faculty
Statistics on Women in Academic Medicine, 1994-1995
UT System demographics, 1989-1993
UT El Paso - assorted materials, 1994-1995 and undated
Gender Distribution Report at UTHSCSA [UT Health Science Center at San Antonio], 1994
UTHSCSA Women's Faculty Association - memorandum, bylaws, newsletter, 1994
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Annual Report for 1993-94 Committee on Women in the University, 1994
MIT - information brochure for incoming women faculty, 1992
Faculty/salary/equity analysis, UT Pan American
UT Dallas
UTSA tenure and promotion policies, 1993 and undated
UTSA Affirmative Action and sexual harassment policies, 1991-1994
UT Health Center Tyler - workforce demographics report, 1994
Strategic initiative - CSWG, UTSA, 1994
Subcommittee on Salary Review and Equity Issues [Committee on the Advancement of Women], 1995-1996
U.S. Department of Labor - Primer on Potential Barriers to Advancement, 1991
Higher Education Salary Evaluation Kit - UTHC Tyler
NIH guidelines - inclusion of women and minorities as subjects in clinical research, 1994
NSF conference women and science
Texas Faculty Association - sexual harrassment info
Sexual harrassment
Women's Bureau lists/statistics, women in the workforce
Biomedical careers - women recruitment/retention/promotion
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board / study, women and minorities recruitment
Mailing lists and databases
WGS curriculum development, 2000
Texas Women's Faculty Forum - women's studies in Texas, 2001 and undated
Sexual misconduct policies - UT components and others
Box
2 Women's Philanthropy Institute
Kellogg Award letter, 1998
Grant writing information
SAAF [San Antonio Area Foundation] application, 2001
Packard Foundation - funded
Packard - interim report, proposal and award letter, 2000
Packard - interim report, September 2001
Teaching American history grant information [funded but after dissolution of CSWG - turned over to History Dept.]
Flags, undated
Women's History Week brochures, 1987-1993
Can We Talk flyers
NEH - Extending the Reach grant proposal, June 2001
NHPRC grant proposal and correspondence, 2000
Ann Eisenberg - NSF proposal and CSWG grant development applications
Richard Wenzlaff - NSF proposal
Women and Gender Studies
Box
2 Women and Gender Studies minor - flyers, 2002
The Courage to Question: Women's Studies and Student Learning [book], 1992
Women's Studies minor at UTSA, 1994-1996 and undated
Courses for WS minor, Fall 1999
Course descriptions for WS minor, 1999
Articles on women's studies programs
Preliminary work on job market requirement of Feasibility Study
The National Council for Research on Women
UT Arlington articulation agreement
Women's studies at Southwest Texas State University
Vicki Ruiz [speaker], 2001
Women's History Week volunteers, 2002
Assorted Women's History Week materials
WGS minor
Mary Baker Eddy traveling exhibit, 2002
Bios
Course descriptions: Women and Gender Studies [from Undergraduate Catalog], 1996
Assorted materials



Materials Collected by UTSA Archives and Special Collections

Materials comprise records of the UTSA Women's Studies Curriculum Committee, a copy of Women's Studies Institute News [newsletter of the Women's Studies Institute], and a copy of a letter from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approving the creation of a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Women's Studies.
Box
2 Materials Collected by UTSA Archives and Special Collections, 2001-2007



Addition of September 2017 (Acc. 2017-053)

This accession primarily consists of materials related to the annual conference of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa.
"Güera y Prietas: Celebrating 20 Years of Borderlands/La Frontera" Conference Materials, 2007
Box
2 Local Arrangements Committe Meeting Agenda
Lunch Ticket
Program
Working Schedule
"El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference on the Work and Life of Gloria Anzaldúa" Conference Materials, 2009
Box
2 Call for Proposals
Press Release
"El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference on Anzaldúan Thought, Art and Performance" Conference Materials, 2010
Box
2 Call for Proposals
Lunch Ticket
Folder
OSF 2 Poster
Box
2 Program
Registration Form
"El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference TRANSFORMATIONS" Conference Materials, 2012
Box
2 Call for Proposals
Lunch Ticket
Folder
OSF 2 Poster
Box
2 Program
"El Mundo Zurdo: Activism, Philosophy and Pedagogy" Conference Materials, 2013
Folder
OSF 2 Poster
Box
2 Program
"El Mundo Zurdo: Memoria y Conocimiento: Interdisciplinary Anzaldúan Studies Archive, Legacy, and Thought" Conference Materials, 2015
Folder
OSF 2 Poster
"El Mundo Zurdo: Nepantla-Theories and Practices" Conference Materials, 2016
Box
2 Flyer
Program
Letter from Dr. Romo to the SSGA Attendees
Folder
OSF 3 Tote Bag
"El Mundo Zurdo: BORDERLANDS 1987-2017, The 30th Anniversary of Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza" Conference Materials, 2017
Box
2 Local Arrangments Committee for Conference Planning - Correspondence
"El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference on the Work and Life of Gloria Anzaldúa" Conference Materials, undated
Box
2 "'I change myself, I change the world' - Gloria Anzaldúa" button
Querida Maestra: Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa art exhibition flyer, 2013
Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa Newsletters, 2012-2014
Women's Studies Fall Schedule of Classes, 2017