Series I, Academic Work: This series, which contains materials that range from approximately 1970 to 2003, is a record of the teaching and academically
related work and teaching of Dr. Bonnie Zimmerman. Each subseries holds materials from different aspects of Dr. Zimmerman’s
academic career. The first subseries contains a history of courses taught in the Women’s Studies and other departments.
In the folders are course syllabi, lecture notes, relevant articles, bibliographies, overheads, and other course materials.
The second subseries contains all of the administrative work Dr. Zimmerman took part in for the last several decades. This
includes committees from the Women’s Studies department, committees on campus, Academic Senate, and other administrative
committees. Papers in this subseries are meeting agendas, timelines, strategic plans, correspondence, and other materials
from the administrative activities Dr. Zimmerman participated in. Subseries three are all theses that were chaired by Dr.
Zimmerman. The theses of the students, as well as other thesis-related papers such as proposals and bibliographies are included.
The materials in subseries four are a collection of conference fliers and schedules, syllabi from other classes, program information
from other women’s studies and gay/lesbian studies departments, and academically related correspondence.
Dr. Bonnie Zimmerman worked for the Academic Affairs division of San Diego State University (SDSU) as the Associate Vice President
for Faculty Affairs. Prior to assuming administrative duties, she was a distinguished Professor of Women’s Studies, with capacious
publications in numerous journals, books, and anthologies in the fields of Literary Studies and Women’s Studies, her work
often focusing on the nexus of the two. One of the greatest achievements of this synergy is thearticle, “What Has Never Been,”
first published in the Fall of 1981 edition of Feminist Studies and later anthologized in the Norton Anthology of Theory &
Criticism, as well as Feminisms.