Guide to the Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues (SWOPSI), records SC1383

Jenny Johnson
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
September 2018
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064
specialcollections@stanford.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: The Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues (SWOPSI), records
creator: Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues.
Identifier/Call Number: SC1383
Physical Description: .25 Linear Feet 1 box
Date (inclusive): 1977-1982
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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], The Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues (SWOPSI), records (SC1383). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research use; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jane Benson, 1998.

Scope and Contents

SWOPSI course proposals regarding feminism, including reading lists, section outlines, workshop leaders’ resumes, and other miscellaneous notes; SWOPSI course description catalog, along with dates, times, and locations of first meetings with workshop leaders for Winter 1979-1980.

Biographical / Historical

The SWOPSI workshops were first organized by two graduate students and one undergraduate at Stanford University in fall 1969. There was a desire present among the student body to study issues of local and national concern directly – specifically in order to consider what can be done about them. The subjects of these courses ranged from air pollution in the San Francisco Bay Area to international arms control and disarmament, and almost all of them were offered for full academic credit.
Excerpted from http://dynamics.org/SWOPSI/ADVICE_AND_DISSENT/

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Feminism.
Marxism
Lesbianism.
Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues.

 

Records Accession ARCH-1998-106

Box 1, Folder 1

Marxism-Feminism: Dissolving the Hyphen

Box 1, Folder 2

What Are We Fighting For? A Closer Look at Feminism

Box 1, Folder 3

The Female Condition: Search for a Marxist Approach 1976 Spring

Box 1, Folder 4

Workshop on Sexism 1977 Winter

Box 1, Folder 5

Contemporary Women's Poetry & Politics 1978 Fall

Box 1, Folder 6

Women & Science 1982 Winter

Box 1, Folder 7

Two Women, Eye to Eye: Lesbian Visions in Literature 1982 Spring

Box 1, Folder 8

SWOPSI Catalog 1979-1980 Winter