Joyce and Leon Nower Papers MS-0510

Kim Schwenk
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Joyce and Leon Nower Papers
Creator: Nower, Leon
Creator: Nower, Joyce (1932-2010)
Identifier/Call Number: MS-0510
Physical Description: 0.60 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1968-1981
Language of Material: English .

Scope and Contents

The Joyce and Leon Nower papers document the formation of the San Diego State University Women's Studies Program and free speech activism in San Diego late 1960s and early 1970s. The papers traces curriculum development for the women's studies courses and document the Nower's committment to supporting women's rights and black communities. The files also contain information about projects advocating the formation of one of the first women's shelter for survivors of domestic violence in San Diego. The papers are arranged in two series: Series I. Subject Files and Series II. Teaching Materials.
Series I: Subject Files This series contains files relating to Joyce and Leon's activism and scholarly endeavors. It is arranged alphabetically.
Series II: Teaching Materials This series contains course material from the foundations of the Women's Studies Department at SDSU. It consists of syllabus and research materials for curriculum for beginning women's history and bibliography. It is arranged by course title and covers from 1970-1975.

Arrangement Note

I.    Subject Files
II.   Teaching Materials

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.  A large majority of the collection was separated and cataloged or placed in the Radical Ephemera and Underground Publications Collection, 1966-1983.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Joyce and Leon Nower Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nower, Joyce
Nower, Leon
San Diego State University. Women's Studies Department--History--Sources
San Diego State College--Faculty--History--20th century--Sources

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Subject Files Series 1

box 1, folder 1

Correspondence Folder 1 1968

box 1, folder 2

Female Studies II - Collected by the Commission on the Status of Women of the Modern Language Assocation - Florence Howe, chairwoman, Carol Ahlum, special assistant Folder 2 1970-1971

box 1, folder 3

Feminist Poetry and Graphic Center Folder 3 1976-1981

box 1, folder 4

Intracultural Council of the Arts - Community Arts Project Folder 4 1976-1981

box 1, folder 5

Project Repair Folder 5 1972-1974

box 1, folder 6

Proposals for Communal Income Folder 6 1970

box 1, folder 7

San Jose City College - "Study" magazine Folder 7 1960-1963

box 1, folder 8

Study Guide for Malcolm X - Black Literature Folder 8 1968

box 1, folder 9

Traditions of Negro Literature in the United States - (Public lecture co-sponsored by the San Diego State College American Studies Lecture Series and the Humanities Lecture Series Folder 9 April 24, 1968

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Teaching Files Series 2

box 2, folder 1

Women's Studies 330 - Contemporary Issues Folder 1 1975

box 2, folder 2

Women's Studies course materials Folder 2 1970-1974

box 2, folder 3

Women's Studies - Exams (Restricted) Folder 3 1975-1978