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Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Department of Women's Studies collection

  • F-62
  • Collection
  • 1972 - 1992

The collection consists of agendas and minutes from the Women's Studies Coordinating Committee and the Women's Studies Graduate Committee. The collection also includes a proposal for a minor in Women's Studies and a correspondence file that contains letters exchanged between Lolita Wilson, Assistant to the Vice-President, Academic and the Committee on the Status of Women of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). The latter file also contains a copy of Wilson's 1972 report, "Women at Simon Fraser University."

Archives and Records Management Department

Women's Studies and the Women's Movement

Sub-sub-series consists of photocopied material relating to the Women's Movement, SFU's early feminists, and the development of the Women's Studies Department. This material contains two numerical sequences of pages: from 1-166 and from 789-824 (with gaps). Subjects, activities and events documented include the Committee on the Status of Women for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; the Status of Women Council; the American Sociological Association; the Working Women’s Association; the Vancouver Women's Caucus; Edmonton's Women's Liberation Movement; President Pauline Jewett; Margaret Benston; Andrea Lebowitz; Frances Wasserlein; the Women's Studies Curriculum Committee; and the Women's Studies Program. Records include briefs, minutes, correspondence, discussion papers, magazine articles, newsletters, proposals, and reports.

New and emergent programs

Sub-series consists of records relating to planning for the budget requirements of new and proposed academic programs, including proposals that were not successful. For a list of departments whose proposals are included in the files, see "Access points" below. Records include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, program proposals and curricula, comments by external reviewers, and budget estimates and calculations.