Collection Number: 40202

Collection Title: University Women for Affirmative Action Records, 1972-1974

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Size 400 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract University Women for Affirmative Action (UWAA) was organized on 27 February 1973 in response to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action findings that discriminatory practices in hiring and promotion appeared to be widespread on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The goals of the organization were to work against discriminatory hiring and promotion practices, to work to equalize salary and fringe benefit levels, and to promote the organization of a comprehensive University-sponsored day care facility for children of University employees and students. The UWAA was organized into five caucuses: (1) faculty, (2) EPA non-faculty employees, (3) SPA personnel, (4) graduate students, and (5) undergraduate students. Representatives of each caucus formed a steering committee, which selected the coordinator and other officers. By mid-1974, UWAA membership had declined to the point that only the steering committee remained active. Functions of the UWAA had been assumed by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action and the faculty Committee on the Role and Status of Women. Records of University Women for Affirmative Action (UWAA) include minutes of meetings, attendance lists, correspondence, publicity material, and other documents.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. University Women for Affirmative Action.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the University Women for Affirmative Action Records #40202, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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University Women for Affirmative Action (UWAA) was organized on 27 February 1973 in response to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action findings that discriminatory practices in hiring and promotion appeared to be widespread on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The goals of the organization were to work against discriminatory hiring and promotion practices, to work to equalize salary and fringe benefit levels, and to promote the organization of a comprehensive University-sponsored day care facility for children of University employees and students. The UWAA was organized into five caucuses: (1) faculty, (2) EPA non-faculty employees, (3) SPA personnel, (4) graduate students, and (5) undergraduate students. Representatives of each caucus formed a steering committee, which selected the coordinator and other officers. By mid-1974, UWAA membership had declined to the point that only the steering committee remained active. Functions of the UWAA had been assumed by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action and the faculty Committee on the Role and Status of Women.

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Records of University Women for Affirmative Action (UWAA) include minutes of meetings, attendance lists, correspondence, publicity material, and other documents.

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