Guide to the Joan Ariel Files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine AS.105

Finding aid prepared by Joanna Lamb
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2009


Title: Joan Ariel files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine
Identifier/Call Number: AS.105
Contributing Institution: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Language of Material: English.
Physical Description: 6.2 linear feet (14 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1968-2000
Abstract: This collection comprises files retained by Joan Ariel that document the University of California, Irvine Women's Studies program, resources for women at UC Irvine, and the UC Irvine LGBT community. As the Women's Studies Librarian and a Women's Studies faculty member at UC Irvine, Ariel served with numerous groups and organizations that supported women's issues and the LGBT community on and off campus, including the Women's Studies Program Steering Committee, The Lilac Collective, and the Pacific Women's Studies Association. This collection reflects her involvement with these groups and many others and documents their activities from 1971 to 2000.
Language of Collection Materials: The collection is in English.
creator: Ariel, Joan

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Joan Ariel Files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine. AS-105. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joan Ariel, 2006.

Processing History

Processed by Joanna Lamb, 2009

Historical Background

Joan Ariel played a vital role in the development of the UC Irvine Women's Studies program. In addition to serving as the Women's Studies librarian for nearly twenty years, she served on the Women's Studies Steering Committee, as a Women's Studies course instructor, and as the academic coordinator for Women's Studies. Ariel participated in numerous campus groups and organizations that supported women's issues. She also contributed to the establishment of the many gay and lesbian groups that remain active on the UC Irvine Campus including the Lilac Collective and the Gay and Lesbian Faculty and Staff Network.
Ariel excelled as a women's studies librarian, contributing considerably to the field of women's studies librarianship. She was an active member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and in 1983 she helped form the ACRL Women's Studies Discussion Group. In 1987 Ariel published her book Building Women's Studies Collections: A Resource Guide. That same year the ACRL discussion group that Ariel helped establish became the ACRL Women's Studies Section. In 2002 Ariel received the ACRL Women's Studies Section Achievement Award for significant achievements and contributions to the field of academic women's studies librarianship. She ended her career at the University of California in 2006 as the shared print planning manager for UC system wide library planning in the Office of the President. At the time of her retirement she planned to continue working as the part-time library director at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises files retained by Joan Ariel that document the University of California, Irvine Women's Studies program, resources for women at UC Irvine, and the UC Irvine LGBT community. As the Women's Studies Librarian and a Women's Studies faculty member at UC Irvine, Ariel served with numerous groups and organizations that supported women's issues and the LGBT community on and off campus, including the Women's Studies Program Steering Committee, The Lilac Collective, and the Pacific Women's Studies Association. This collection reflects her involvement with these groups and many others and documents their activities from 1971 to 2000.
This collection includes agendas, minutes, correspondence, publications, reports, proposals, newsletters, photographs, and ephemera.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 3 series: 1. Women's Studies files, 1975-2000. 2. Resource materials for women at UC Irvine, 1971-1998. 3. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community files, 1984-1996.

Related Collections

Related materials can be found in the following collections:
Joan Ariel Files on Women's Political Activism. MS-R111. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.
Joan Ariel Collection of Lesbian Periodicals. MS-R136. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ariel, Joan -- Archives
Affirmative action programs -- California -- Irvine -- Archives.
Bisexuals -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
California Commission on the Status of Women--Archives
Gays -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
Lesbians -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
Newsletters -- 20th century.
Newspapers -- 20th century.
Syllabi--20th Century
Transgender people -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
Women's rights--California--Orange County--Archives.
Women's studies -- United States -- 20th century--Archives.

 

Women's Studies files, Series 1 1975-2000

Summary

This series comprises materials collected by Joan Ariel as the UC Irvine Women's Studies librarian and documents the development and activities of Women's Studies program at UC Irvine during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The majority of the materials relate directly to Ariel's participation in the UC Irvine Women's Studies program as instructor, administrator, and librarian. This series includes teaching files, organizational and administrative records, reports, photographs, and correspondence.

Restrictions

One file in this series is restricted until 2071. This file has been separated from the collection and has been moved to storage with the restricted materials files.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 14, Folder 5

AARP women's history month posters, 1989-1994

Box 1, Folder 1

Barriers to Equality in Academia: Women in Computer Science at MIT, 1983 February

Box 1, Folder 2

Book reviews and library selection materials, 1982

Box 1, Folder 3

Book reviews by Joan Ariel, 1984 and 1987

Box 1, Folder 4

Buttons on women's rights issues, undated

Box 1, Folder 5-7

Conference and seminar programs, ephemera, and other materials, 1976-1994

Box 1, Folder 8-9

Course syllabi, 1988-1994

Box 14, Folder 4

Hervine, 1979-1985

Box 1, Folder 10

Mailing lists, 1990-1994

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Pacific Women's Studies Association organizational records and ephemera, 1991-1993

Box 2, Folder 3

Photographs of Women's Studies students, exhibits, and other materials, undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Proposal for an Undergraduate Major in Women's Studies at UCSD, 1991 May

Box 2, Folder 5

"A Proposal to Form a Department of Women's Studies in the School of Humanities" draft, 2000

Box 2, Folder 6

A Report to the Profession: Liberal Learning and the Woman's Studies Major, 1991

Box 2, Folder 7

Sourcebook for integrating the study of women into the curriculum, 1983

Box-folder 2 : 8-9, Box-folder 3 : 1-4

UC Council of Women's Programs correspondence, agendas, minutes, and other materials, 1986-1994

Box 3, Folder 5

UC Irvine Women's Study Forum attendance records, agendas, and other materials, 1993

Box 3, Folder 6

We Advocate Gender Equality (W.A.G.E.) clippings, ephemera, and committee records, 1993

Box 3, Folder 7

The Woman Question: An Annotated Guide to the Women's Pamphlet Collection in the Department of Special Collections, 1976

Box 4, Folder 1

Women's studies bibliography from the City College of San Francisco, 1975

Box 4, Folder 2

Women's Studies department ephemera, correspondence and other materials, 1989

Box-folder 4 : 3-11, Box-folder 5 : 1-6, Box-folder 14 : 1

Women's Studies program files, 1973-2002

Scope and Content note

Includes reports, proposals, newsletters, correspondence, bulletin board display materials, ephemera, and other materials.
Box 5, Folder 7-9

Women's Studies newsletters from other universities, 1982-1994

Box 6, Folder 1-7

Women's Studies Steering Committee correspondence, agendas, and other materials 1999-2005

Box 6, Folder 8

Women's Studies Student Association organizational records, ephemera, and other materials, 1988-1994

Box-folder 6 : 9-10, Box-folder 7 : 1-4

Women's Studies teaching files, 1974-1998

Scope and Content note

Includes files from courses that Joan Ariel taught, including the courses that produced the Womyn's Quarterly and created the Women's Studies exhibits in the library.
Box Restricted Files

Student assignments from Womens Studies 199, 1995-1996 and undated

Restrictions note

All records in this folder are restricted until 2071.
Box 14, Folder 2-3

The Womyn's Quarterly newspaper, 1988-1997

 

Resource materials for women at UCI, Series 2

Summary

Series 2 includes handbooks, newsletters, and brochures created to provide resource information for women faculty, staff, and students at UC Irvine in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Additionally, the series includes status reports and other materials addressing sexual harassment and women's equality.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 7, Folder 5

Annual Report on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, 1980-1981

Box 7, Folder 6

Chancellor's Think Tank on Diversity report, 1989 July-October

Box-folder 7 : 7-8, Box-folder 8 : 1-8, Box-folder 9 : 1

Faculty Women's Association reports, agendas, and other materials, 1988-2001

 

The Orange County Feminist: PSWSA, undated

Box AV-012, Cassette V001-A

Archival original, undated

Physical description note

1 videocassette (VHS)
Bin AV-012, Cassette V001-U

Viewing copy, undated

Physical description note

1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 9, Folder 2

A Report on the Status of Women Employed in the Library of the University of California, Berkeley, with Recommendations for Affirmative Action , 1971 December

Box 9, Folder 3

Report on the Status of Women's Programs at UC Irvine, 1973 December

Box 9, Folder 4

Sexual Harassment Advisor Training Manual, 1998

Box 9, Folder 5

UC Irvine's Policy on Sexual Harassment and Guidelines for Sexual Harassment Complaint Resolution and Policy Workgroup contact list, 1986

Box 9, Folder 6

UC Irvine sexual harassment and disability brochures, circa 1980s

Box 9, Folder 7

University of California Berkeley Report of Coordinating Committee on the Status of Women, 1989 March

Box 9, Folder 8

University of California Committee on the Status of women reports, agendas, and other materials, 1987

Box 9, Folder 9

Women's campus and community handbooks, 1975

Box 9, Folder 10

Women's Resource Center newsletters, handbooks, and other materials, 1988

 

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) campus organization files, Series 3 1984-1998

creator: Ariel, Joan

Summary

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)campus organization files comprise materials collected by Joan Ariel from faculty, staff, and student groups and organizations supporting the LGBT community at UC Irvine. This series documents Ariel's participation in several LGBT groups including the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Lesbians and Gays, the Gay and Lesbian Faculty and Staff Network, the Lesbian, Gay, the Bisexual Resource Center Advisory Board, and the Lesbian and Gay Speakers Bureau. Also included are LGBT awareness training materials and materials documenting domestic partnership housing on the UC Irvine campus.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ariel, Joan -- Archives
Box-folder 9 : 11, Box-folder 10 : 1-6

Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Lesbians and Gays: reports, agendas, and other materials, 1985-1989

Box 10, Folder 7

The College Experience for Self Identified Lesbians and Bisexual Women at the University of California, Irvine, 1992 June

Box 11, Folder 1

Diversity retreat correspondence and other materials, 1988

Box 11, Folder 2-5

Domestic partnership housing files, 1988-1990

Box 11, Folder 6

First Annual Festival of Lesbian and Gay Film and Video: ephemera and Blade magazine program, 1992

Box-folder 11 : 7-9, Box-folder 12 : 1-3

Gay and Lesbian Faculty and Staff Network agendas, minutes, correspondence, and other materials, 1984-1993

Scope and Content note

Includes correspondence, agendas, newsletters, ephemera, clippings, brochures, and other materials.
Box 12, Folder 4

Gay and lesbian campus groups: ephemera and other materials, 1986

Box 12, Folder 5

GLBT Studies emails, 1998

Box 12, Folder 6

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Resource Center Advisory Board minutes, correspondence, and other materials, 1988-1994

Box 12, Folder 7-8

Lesbian and Gay Speakers Bureau manual, agendas and other materials, 1987-1988

Box 13, Folder 1

Lesbian Parenting Conference promotional materials, schedules, and other materials, 1987-1988

Box 13, Folder 2-3

The Lilac Collective correspondence and other materials, 1996-1998

Box 13, Folder 4

Los Angeles Directory of Local Lesbian and Gay Organizations, 1987

Box 13, Folder 5

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Campus Project newsletters and promotional materials, 1988-1991

Box 13, Folder 6

Orange County LGBT community newsletters and ephemera, 1984

Box 13, Folder 7-8

Student Affairs Office LGBT awareness training materials, 1994

Box 13, Folder 9

Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students, 1992 February 6