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PTU View

The August 1986 PTU View newsletter called for adjunct faculty to sign a "union authorization" card. In addition to listing how the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) had failed to represent the interests of contingent faculty, the PTU’s demands [...]

Trench Scholar!

Will Petry, an adjunct who had recently been elected Chairperson of the Doctoral Students' Council (DSC) at the Graduate Center, wrote this 1986 editorial in Refuse. Petry recounted a series of specific events in relation to his employment as an [...]

CUNY Advocate Archives

This item links to the digital archive of The CUNY Advocate. It includes links to issues from 1989 to 2016. The Advocate serves as the newspaper for the students, staff, and faculty of the Graduate Center, CUNY. It is published six times per [...]

Women's Studies Advisory Committee Minutes

These minutes from the Women's Studies Advisory Committee Meeting on April 10, 1996, discussed the future of Women's Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Specifically noted was a conversation about the relationship [...]

Ford Foundation Grant Proposal: Infusing Material on Women of Color into the Liberal Arts Curriculum of the CUNY Senior Colleges

This revised June 1989 grant proposal from the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) to the Ford Foundation requested support for a project designed to incorporate material by and about women of color (WOC) into introductory courses at [...]

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 [...]

CUNY Edu-Factory

“CUNY is becoming an Edu-Factory… and we need to be talking about it.” In conjunction with Equity Week, this poster was created as a teaching-resource. Using the factory as a way to visualize the precarity of contingent labor and how it [...]

Forming CLAGS' Board: The Minutes

These minutes were taken during CLAGS' executive committee meetings and are dated February 10th and December 16th, 1990. They highlight CLAGS' development process prior to its institutionalization at the CUNY Graduate Center in the spring of 1991. [...]

Sissies and Tomboys

This poster advertises Sissies and Tomboys, CLAGS’ one-day conference, which was held at the CUNY Graduate Center on February 10th, 1995. The conference explored the relationship between homosexuality and gender “nonconformity,” how and why [...]

CLAGS Directory of Lesbian and Gay Studies

“We believe this directory will prove an important tool for facilitating communication between scholars already working in the field or hoping to enter it. And that, in turn, will help to guarantee the secure place of lesbian and gay studies in [...]

Black Nations/Queer Nations? Proposal

This draft of a proposal for the Black Nations/Queer Nations? (BNQN) conference highlights the importance of having such a conference as well as the way that the event was conceived of early on. According to the proposal, BNQN was the result of [...]

Lesbian and Gay History: Defining a Field

This poster promotes a conference entitled Lesbian and Gay History: Defining a Field, which was held by CLAGS in association with the Doctoral Program in History at the CUNY Graduate Center on October 6th and 7th, 1995. As the name suggests, this [...]

CLAGS NEWS

This newsletter, dated Summer 1996, was sent to the members of CLAGS to keep them abreast of information regarding the center, including changes to the board, current news, and upcoming events. This particular issue of the newsletter is significant [...]

Identity Space Power

This poster promotes the Identity Space Power conference that was held by CLAGS on February 8th and 9th, 1996. The conference discussed political issues related to the queer community including how to create a political agenda, how to organize, and [...]

Queer Middle Ages Conference Proposal

This proposal was written in advance of CLAGS’ Queer Middle Ages conference that was held on November 5-7, 1998. The conference was created by a panel of 15 graduate students and faculty. Perhaps the most notable of whom was Steven Kreuger, a [...]

CLAGS Newsletter: 10 Year Anniversary

This special edition of the CLAGS newsletter, sent to members in 2001, celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the organization as well as the progress that the center has made. The newsletter places the history of CLAGS in the context of the [...]

Item Type: Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Subject: LGBTQ Studies
Fall 2014 Calendar of Events

This item features the events sponsored by CLAGS during the Fall 2014 semester. The diversity and range of events throughout the semester, including topics such as a panel on sports culture and queerness, discussions of safe spaces, and the launch [...]

Queers and Comics Keynote: Alyson Bechdel

In this keynote address delivered by Alyson Bechdel on the final day of CLAGS Queers and Comics conference, Bechdel reflects on the history of queer comics and how it can serve as a stand-in for queer history. Bechdel, who is known for her [...]

CLAGS 25th Conference Directors Panel

As part of CLAG’s 25th Anniversary conference, the organization led a panel consisting of past and present CLAGS executive directors. The panel was comprised of the executive director at the time Kevin Nadal, along with Alisa Solomon, Paisley [...]

CLAGS' 25th Anniversary Conference - Keynote Speech by Martin Duberman

In the keynote address of CLAGS’ 25th Anniversary conference, founding executive director of CLAGS Martin Duberman reflects on the history of the organization as well as his hopes for its future. Duberman begins by sharing some anecdotes about the [...]

Black Nations/Queer Nations? Conference Video

This panel was one of many held during CLAGS’ Black Nations/Queer Nations? conference held at the Graduate Center from March 9 to 11 1995. It brought together famed, queer, black literary figures Samuel R Delaney, Coco Fusco, and Essex Hemphill. [...]

The Nation and the Closet

One of CLAGS’ first events, held on November 19, 1991, The Nation and the Closet brought together four distinct academics to discuss queerness in Latin America. The first speaker, Lehman College professor, Oscar Montero discusses the way in which [...]

Annual Report of Research Centers and Institutes July 1, 1991 - June 30, 1992

This annual report of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) from July 1, 1991, to June 30, 1992, provided a summary of CSWS's mission, activities, scholarly papers in refereed journals, abstracts, and other publications, financial [...]

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 [...]

Annual Report for CSWS by Patricia Clough

This report described the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) research and sponsored programs in the 2005-06 fiscal year. It included the Conviction Project Seminar, the College and Community Fellowship Program, the Community [...]

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 [...]

Addendum to the “Center for the Study of Women and Society: Plans for Expansion and Future Development” grant proposal

This correspondence from the director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS), Mary Brown Parlee, to Alison Bernstein from the Education and Culture Program at the Ford Foundation on September 23, 1983 served to elaborate on the [...]

Item Type: Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
CUNY's Board of Higher Education Meeting to Approve Study of Women and Sex Roles (CSWS)

This Summary of Action Taken at the November 22, 1976, Meeting of CUNY's Board of Higher Education contained a report of the approval of the Institute for the Study of Women and Sex Roles, which became the Center for the Study of Women and Society [...]

Institute for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Bylaws

This two-page report detailed the Institute for the Study of Women and Sex Roles' purpose and scope, need, functions, audience, space required, estimated costs, sources of funds, and relation to existing centers, schools, and institutes in the [...]

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 [...]

Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP) Proposal

This proposal for a certificate program in Women's Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School and University Center (Graduate Center) provided the purpose and objectives, need, and curriculum for such a program. The author [...]

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 [...]

Item Type: Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal / Catalogue)
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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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 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 [...]

"We're all in this Together": CUNY in Solidarity with the Home Care Strike

This flyer promoted an April 17th CUNY rally held in opposition to budget cuts and tuition hikes. The CUNY rally participants joined Local 1199 and DC 1707 home care workers on the picket line. One of the core tenets of the Graduate Student [...]

“Graduate Center Student Strike Update”: 16 Demands

On April 18th, a "Graduate Center Student Strike Update" document confirmed the students' 16 demands and announced that a negotiation process had begun with Graduate Center administrators. Some of the demands were tied directly to the building [...]

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