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Faculty Women's Caucus Records

Identifier: UA 36

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Scope and Contents

The collection of the Faculty Women's Caucus at the College of William and Mary includes correspondence from 1973-1996 related to women faculty salaries and tenure; maternity leave and childcare; EEO and Affirmative Action; women's athletics, dealing mostly with Title IX, both within the College of William and Mary and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA); sexual harassment; campus security; the Women's Studies program; and discriminatory findings. Also included are salary survey reports, William and Mary climate studies,  copies of the newsletter Caucus News, event fliers, articles, newspaper clippings, related publications, and other resource material.


  • Creation: 1973-1998
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1978-1995


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Conditions Governing Access:

All correspondence about faculty tenure files are restricted. Consult Special Collections Research Center staff for assistance. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The Faculty Women's Caucus, established in 1979, evolved from the Women's Equality Association which was established in 1973. The Caucus was created to improve communication among faculty and faculty-equivalent women in the different departments and schools, to identify issues of concern, and to attempt to resolve those issues in a favorable manner.


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Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1987.038; Acc. 1992.007 transferred 2/11/1992 by Virginia Laycock; Acc. 1997.016; 1999.021 received from Prof. Elaine Themo.


Future accruals are not expected, but would be welcomed.

Processing Information:

All accessions were processed by David Bassett, SCRC Staff, and added to the Archon database by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in January 2008.

Guide to the Faculty Women's Caucus Records
David Bassett.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository