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Third Community Advisory Board Meeting Minutes

These minutes document the Hunter Asian American Studies Program (AASP)’s third Community Advisory Board meeting which took place on January 18th, 1994. In attendance included representatives from prominent community organizations including the [...]

Asian American Women and Feminism

This program is for a panel event titled "Asian American Women and Feminism," which took place on March 6, 1997. The event was sponsored by the Hunter Asian American Studies Program and the Asian Pacific American Student Association. The panel [...]

LOTUS: An Asian American Student Journal at Hunter College

This is the first issue of LOTUS, a student-run publication devoted to Asian/Asian American perspectives at Hunter College, which came out in the Spring of 1988. The issue includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, and reflections on the [...]

Oral History Interview with Lilia Melani

“I was not interested in changing CUNY’s policies. I wanted to transform the very nature of the power structure.” – Lilia Melani Conducted in 2019, as part of the Professional Staff Congress' (PSC) oral history initiative, this interview [...]

Annual Report: Center for the Study of Women and Society

This July 1, 2014, annual report of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) covered the 2014-15 fiscal year, from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. It identified Professor Linda Martín Alcoff as the director of CSWS, which was now [...]

Background History and Philosophy of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) from 1979 - 1996

This 1996 document provided a concise background history of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) from its inception in 1977. It began with CSWS's organizing goals in 1977, which were to promote interdisciplinary research and [...]

An Email Thread: Who Actually Was the First Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS)?

This document provides an email thread that began on March 31, 2008, with Anne Humpherys, part of the Graduate Center's External Review Committee for the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS). In her email, Humpherys stated she was [...]

External Review and Self-Study of Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP)

This self study was prepared by the Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP) on March 23, 2007. The self study states that WSCP began in 1990 and that its student enrollment had risen steadily from 132 students in the 2001–02 academic year to [...]

Letters requesting information regarding the Gender Balancing Project of CSWS

This file from 1986 included inquiries from various educators about the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) guide for"Putting Women into CUNY's Curriculum." This Fall 1985 publication contained resources and materials for community [...]

Institute for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Proposal Addendum

This addendum to the proposal for an Institute for the Study of Women and Sex Roles, which would later become the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS), gave a clearer picture of the Institute's desired role in the CUNY system. Expressed [...]

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: Vol. 1, No. 1

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CWSW) – October 1979 Newsletter, was the first issue published for its members and those interested in the Center's activities. This early [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: Vol. I, No. 2

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CWSW) – November 1979 Newsletter contained notes, announcements, and information on women's studies programs and events at different City [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: Vol. 1, No. 3

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) – December 1979 Newsletter began with reflections on The Second Sex Conference, which commemorated the publication of Simone de [...]

The Center For the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL. I, NO. 4

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) January 1980 Newsletter – focused on grants and funds available to its members. The issue provided information on foundations, [...]

The Center For the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL.1, NO. 5

The February 1980 issue of the Newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – covered the feminist conferences sponsored by the CSWS; the first on Asian and Pacific [...]

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The Center For the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL.1 NO. 6

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) – March 1980 Newsletter began with a reflection on Naomi Weisstein's talk at SUNY Buffalo on February 28, 1980. Called "Fair Science, [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL, 1, NO 7

The April 1980 Newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – began with a note from the director, Mary Brown Parlee, where she discussed her research on the [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL. I, NO. 8

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) May 1980 Newsletter opens with a piece by Susan Saegert describing her research and the questions she wished to address in her upcoming [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Vol. I, No. 9

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles - now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) June 1980 Newsletter began with a piece by Judith Lorber discussing her research. Her objective was to identify invisible barriers and [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Vol. II, No. 1

This 1980 issue of the Newsletter by Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles - now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) - dedicated its "Work in Progress" section to introduce the research twenty-six of its members would be [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Vol. II, No. 2

This November 1, 1980 Newsletter issued by the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles - now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) - began with an excerpt by the Newsletter's editor, Nancy Brocklehurst. The excerpt provided [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Volume II, No. 3

This January 1, 1981 issue of the Newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – began with an in-depth piece on Judith Walkowitz's November 14 talk at the CUNY [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Volume II, No. 4

This issue of the Newsletter dated March 1st, 1981 by the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – opened with Muriel Dimen's remarks from the "Feminism and Psychotherapy: Narrowing [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Volume III, No. 1

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles 's – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – first issue of the third volume of the 1981 Newsletter informed readers of the Center's new office locations; and enumerated and [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Volume III, No. 2

The Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) 1981 Newsletter began with a report on Dr. Marilyn Gittell's talk on October 6, 1981, called "Activist Women and Political Priorities." This talk discussed how different types of women leaders [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume III, No. 4

The Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) 1982 Newsletter was the first issue to feature the Center's current name; previous issues had all used "the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles." The Newsletter opened with a report on [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume III, No. 5

Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) May-June 1982 Newsletter began with an analysis of medical management of birth. Referencing Barbara Katz Rothman's "In Labor: Women and Power in the Birthplace." the editor argued for changes in [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume IV, No.3

The Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) 1983 Newsletter opens with a review of the CUNY Feminist Network Conference, which convened on November 12, 1982. Lisa Master reported that the conference aimed to create a CUNY-wide feminist [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society Newsletter: Volume IV, No. 4

The Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) 1983 Newsletter opens with Renate Bridenthal's  Marxist-Feminist Approaches to Women's History . In this piece, Bridenthal explained how feminist Marxists used Marxist theory in their [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume IV No. 5

This 1983 issue of the Newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) opened with Eleanor Fapohunda reviewing Women and Development: Theory and Practice, a one-day conference on March 23, 1983. One of the conference's stated [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume IV, No. 1

The Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) 1982 Newsletter opens with Lisa Master's piece on the National Council for The Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) 1982 Newsletter opens with Lisa Master's article on the National [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume IV, No. 2

This 1982 newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) began with an article called "New York City Commission on the Status of Women," where editor described the commission's work as educational and political. The piece [...]

A Series of Correspondences between Zalk and Orozco

Through the Visiting Scholar program, The Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) supported international scholars impacting communities far beyond CUNY. This 1991-93 collection of primary materials showed the profound and lasting [...]

The National Health Organization for Women's Health in the 21st Century Program

This pamphlet for the National Health Council's (NHC) 40th Annual Health Forum titled "Health for Women in the 21st Century," held on June 2, 1993, in the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, was sent to the Center for the Study of Women and [...]

Zora Hurston Festival Pamphlet

This pamphlet sent to the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) announced the Fifth Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, an international celebration, which took place from January 24-30, 1994, in Eatonville, [...]

Expanding the Women's Activist Agenda Conference: Directory of Participants

This Directory of Participants provided information on all those who participated in the "Expanding the Women's Activist Agenda: Uniting Activists, Researchers, Funders and Policymakers" conference at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate [...]

The Center for the Study of Women and Society: Report on Activities

This activities report from the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) provided information for the rest of the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School and University Center regarding the Spring 1995 semester. It began with a [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society Self Study – 2008

Submitted on May 7, 2008, this report on the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) was part of the City University of New York (CUNY) Center/Institute Periodic Review. The history section stated that CSWS was founded by CUNY Graduate [...]

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