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Lectures, Conferences, Exhibits, and Events, 1972-2018

Identifier: Series 2

Collection Scope and Content Summary

From the Collection:

This collection consists of materials from the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW), formerly known as the Barnard Women's Center.

It includes bylaws and charters; director's reports; financial reports and budgets; correspondence with other Barnard offices, administration and faculty at Columbia, and other organizations; minutes of the Excutive Committee and other committees; planning and publicity materials for the Scholar and the Feminist Conference, the Reid lectures, and other talks and events; recordings of the Scholar and the Feminist Conference; planning materials for career workshops and other non-credit courses; administrative materials related to women's studies curriculum at Barnard and elsewhere; correspondence and administrative materials concerning the Women's Center Resource Collection, the Women's Counseling Project, the Women's Work and Women's Studies bibliography, working groups, and various other projects and publications of the Center; photographs of events; and copies of publications and ephemera produced by the Center.

Included in the collection are papers of Jane S. Gould, founding director, which relate to her work with the Center, and the papers of Janet Jakobsen from her years as director of the Center (2000-2015).

Highlights of the collection include planning and publicity materials for the Scholar and the Feminist Conference, as well as audio recordings of sessions from the conference in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Among the scholars, activists, artists, writers, politicians, and others featured in the conference materials are bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Barbara Ehrenreich, Silvia Federici, Kate Millett, Barbara Kruger, Cherrie Moraga, Sharon Olds, Donna Haraway, and Bella Abzug. Other highlights include planning and publicity materials for the myriad events produced by the Center, and publications and ephemera from throughout the Center's history.


  • Creation: 1972-2018



Portions of Subseries 1.5, Personnel and Office Documents, and Subseries 1.6, Executive Committee, are restricted as they contain confidential personnel records. Personnel records are restricted for 75 years past the date of creation.


From the Collection: 57 Linear Feet (99 document boxes, 4 half-document boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 3 flat files)

From the Collection: 47.19 Gigabytes (11 A/V files and 1,669 digital images (.jpg))


From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States