Name and location of repository
Level of description
Commission on the Status of Women records
- 1970–2016 (Creation)
2.50 Linear Feet
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The collection contains materials related to the Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) at Kansas State University from 1974 to 1989. The commission was appointed in 1972 by President James McCain and was charged with studying the status of women at K-State, searching out opportunities for women to achieve complete equality with men, creating an understanding of the needs of women within the academic community, and developing recommendations for change. This collection contains reports, correspondence, and committee notes primarily from the time the donor, Linda Morse, was an active member of the Commission. Also included are interview materials from a 2016 interview between a student and Morse, such as the student’s questions, handwritten notes, and a draft of the paper resulting from the interview.
System of arrangement
Material has been arranged chronologically by year: Box 1, 1970–1977; Box 2, 1977–1980, undated; Box 3, 1980–1984; Box 4, 1984–1987; Box 5, 1987–1989, 2016.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, propety, and libel laws as they apply.
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Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Records acquired on 05/26/2017 received accession number 2017-18.017.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acqusition Source: Linda Morse
Acqusition Method: Transfer.
Acqusition Date: 20170526
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
These are significant university records related to policies and procedures regarding women's rights at K-State.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Related Materials: Related materials in the same repository:
- University Women’s Caucus papers, 1998; Box 1, Folders 11 and 12.
- James C. Carey papers, 1945–1988; Box 8, 1970–1975
- Office of the Provost records, 1936–2009; Series 1, Box 2, Folder 1: 1992–1996; Series 1, Box 13, Folder 30: 1986–1992
- Center for Student Development records
Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Commission on the Status of Women records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
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Rules or conventions
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Finding Aid Author: Audrey Swartz
Processing Info: Processor Audrey Swartz arranged and described the materials and university archivist Cliff Hight reviewed them in 2017.
Publication Date: 2017-12-18