Academic Women's Equity Coalition Collection

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UA 050.10

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Academic Women's Equity Coalition Collection


  • 1983-1992 (Accumulation)


0.21 linear feet (1 small document case)

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The Academic Women's Equity Coalition began in 1983-84, developing out of informal discussions on equity issues among some women faculty members at South Dakota State University. Membership was open to all female faculty members at South Dakota State University and other persons, male or female, who supported the purposes of the Academic Women's Equity Coalition. The purposes of the coalition included working to identify, investigate and seek solutions related to issues of equity at South Dakota State University; to providing opportunity for the exchange of information and ideas related to academic women's issues; and to serving as support and action group for faculty women. The coalition's area of activity included the promotion of non-sexist language, equality in hiring practices, salaries and promotions and tenure, and encouraging women to move into administrative positions at South Dakota State University.

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This collection is composed of clippings, membership and committee lists, correspondence, meeting agenda, programs, finances and a brief history of the group. Also included is a rough draft of an official complaint of discrimination at South Dakota State University filed with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and notification of results of the investigation.

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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UA 50.10

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