Collection Number: 40206

Collection Title: Women's Concerns Coalition of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1988-1996

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 250 items)
Abstract The Women's Concerns Coalition formed in the summer of 1988 in preparation for the installation of Chancellor Paul Hardin. Its purpose was to allow leaders from various campus organizations that dealt with issues of concern for women to present their views and priorities to the new chancellor with a unified voice. Following Chancellor Hardin's installation, the group regularly discussed university reports and policies pertaining to women. Meetings and discussions on such topics became the basis for coalition statements and recommendations that were presented to campus administrative leaders. These statements dealt with issues ranging from child care to faculty development to harassment policies. Among the groups represented in the coalition were the University Affirmative Action Office, the American Association of University Professors, the Association for Women Faculty, the faculty's Committee on the Status of Women, the Women's Studies Program, the Black Faculty-Staff Caucus, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee, the State Employees' Association, the Office of the Provost, and the ad hoc Sexual Harassment Committee. Records of the Women's Concerns Coalition include correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence and documents related to Cornelia Phillips Spencer Day, correspondence and documents related to the university's medical and family leave policy, and documents presented to the chancellor and academic officers in 1988, including documents about the history of women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, reports on the current status of women at the university, the findings of the Survey of Women in the Division of Health Affairs, a report from the Chancellor's Committee on Day Care, the sexual harassment policy, the faculty maternity leave policy, and the American Association of University Professors' mentoring plan.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Women's Concerns Coalition.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Women's Concerns Coalition of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40206, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
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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The Women's Concerns Coalition formed in the summer of 1988 in preparation for the installation of Chancellor Paul Hardin. Its purpose was to allow leaders from various campus organizations concerned with women's issues to present their views and priorities to the new chancellor with a unified voice. Following Chancellor Hardin's installation, the group met regularly to discuss university reports and policies pertaining to women. These discussions became the basis for coalition statements and recommendations that were presented to campus administrators. These statements dealt with issues ranging from child care to faculty development to harassment policies.

Among the groups represented in the Coalition were the University Affirmative Action Office, the American Association of University Professors, the Association for Women Faculty, the faculty's Committee on the Status of Women, the Women's Studies Program, the Black Faculty-Staff Caucus, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee, the State Employees' Association, the Office of the Provost, and the ad hoc Sexual Harassment Committee.

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Records of the Women's Concerns Coalition include correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence and documents related to Cornelia Phillips Spencer Day, correspondence and documents related to the university's medical and family leave policy, and documents presented to the chancellor and academic officers in 1988, including documents about the history of women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, reports on the current status of women at the university, the findings of the Survey of Women in the Division of Health Affairs, a report from the Chancellor's Committee on Day Care, the sexual harassment policy, the faculty maternity leave policy, and the American Association of University Professors' mentoring plan.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1988-1993

The correspondence series contains general correspondence among Women's Concerns Coalition members as well as correspondence between coalition members and the chancellor's office.

Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1988-1991 #40206, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1988-1993" Folder 1

Folder 2

General Correspondence, 1992-1993 #40206, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1988-1993" Folder 2

Folder 3

Correspondence with the Chancellor 1992-1995 #40206, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1988-1993" Folder 3

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The Cornelia Phillips Spencer Day series includes information about the proposal and implementation of Cornelia Phillips Spencer Day, a day to celebrate the achievements of women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Named for Cornelia Phillips Spencer, a writer instrumental in the reopening of the university in 1875, the celebration included an award given to the woman who has contributed most to the university in the previous year. The award took the form of a bell because Spencer rang the university's bell to signal the reopening in 1875. The series includes correspondence about the planning of the celebration and general items related to the day.

Folder 6

General, 1994; undated #40206, Series: "3. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Day, 1992-1994; undated" Folder 6

Folder 7

Correspondence, 1992-1994; undated #40206, Series: "3. Cornelia Phillips Spencer Day, 1992-1994; undated" Folder 7

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I. Participants and Agenda #40206, Series: "4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988" Folder 8

II. History of Women at the University of North Carolina #40206, Series: "4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988" Folder 8

8: A. "The University in Transition: The Female Presence" #40206, Series 4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988, Folder 8

(article from Carolina Alumni Review by Mary Turner Lane)

8: B. "The 75th Anniversary of the Coming of Women to the University of North Carolina" #40206, Series 4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988, Folder 8

(speech from Carolina Alumni Review by Gladys Hall Coates)

8: C. Ten-Year Report of the Committee on the Status of Women, 1984 #40206, Series 4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988, Folder 8

III. Current Status of Women at the University of North Carolina #40206, Series: "4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988" Folder 8

8: A. Annual Report by the Committee on the Status of Women, 1987 and 1988 #40206, Series 4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988, Folder 8
8: B. Affirmative Action Summary #40206, Series 4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988, Folder 8
8: C. List of Women in Named Professorships #40206, Series 4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988, Folder 8
8: D. Summary of the 1988 Association of Women Faculty Survey #40206, Series 4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988, Folder 8
8: E. Description of the Pay Equity Review #40206, Series 4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988, Folder 8

IV. Women in Health Affairs Study #40206, Series: "4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988" Folder 8

8: A. Executive Summary from the Survey of Women in the Division of Health Affairs #40206, Series 4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988, Folder 8
8: B. Findings and Recommendations from the Survey of Women in the Division of Health Affairs #40206, Series 4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988, Folder 8

V. Report from the Chancellor's Committee on Day Care #40206, Series: "4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988" Folder 8

VI. Sexual Harassment Policy #40206, Series: "4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988" Folder 8

VII. Faculty Maternity Leave Policy #40206, Series: "4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988" Folder 8

VIII. American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Mentoring Plan #40206, Series: "4. Documents Presented to the Chancellor and Academic Officers, 1988" Folder 8

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The series contains correspondence and documents related to the development of the university's medical and family leave policy.

Folder 9

Medical and Faculty Leave Policy, 1992-1994 #40206, Series: "5. Medical and Family Leave Policy, 1992-1994" Folder 9

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff, May 1992, December 1998, February 2008

Encoded by: Johanna Russ, February 2008

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