This collection comprises the papers of Lynn Moses Osen, who helped develop the Women's Studies program at the University
of California, Irvine and actively spoke on behalf of women's education. The papers document Osen's teaching career at the
University of California, Irvine and her speaking engagements at high schools, colleges, workshops, churches, and women's
events throughout Southern California. The collection includes correspondence, awards, academic papers, resumés, course proposals
and syllabi, clippings, fliers, and a signed copy of Osen's book,
Women in Mathematics (1974).
Author and lecturer Lynn Moses Osen was an energetic spokesperson for women's rights throughout Southern California in the
latter half of the 20th century. She actively participated in many professional and community organizations including the
Orange County League of Women Voters and the Orange County Commission on the Status of Women. As an instructor at the University
of California, Irvine (UCI), Osen was instrumental in the development of the Women's Opportunities Center and the Women's
Studies Program and taught courses in mathematics, statistics, psychology, and women's issues.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.