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UCSC Feminist Studies Department Records
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This collection documents the administrative and curricular functions of the Feminist Studies (formerly Women's Studies) Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as events, initiatives, and lectures sponsored by the department. It includes curriculum planning and advertising materials, staffing reports, professional correspondence, event advertisements, lecture recordings, course syllabi, and collected files on the development of Women's Studies programs outside of UC Santa Cruz. Major topics covered in these papers include the establishment of the department, development of the undergraduate curriculum and PhD program, the Institute of Advanced Feminist Research (IAFR), the Focused Research Activity (FRA) in Women's/Feminist Studies, and the development of similiar women's studies programs around the country.
The UC Santa Cruz Feminist Studies Department is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in the United States. Founded in 1974 as the Women's Studies program by student and faculty initiative, it fosters the development of interdisciplinary, transnational, and community-oriented scholarship on the UC Santa Cruz campus and beyond.
25 Linear Feet (26 boxes)
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