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UH Women's Resource Center Records, 2004-2008 | University of Houston Libraries

By Timothy Wyatt

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Collection Overview

Title: UH Women's Resource Center Records, 2004-2008

ID: 02/2012-009

Primary Creator: University of Houston. Women’s Resource Center

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 09/00/2012

Subjects: University of Houston, University of Houston. Women's Resource Center

Forms of Material: Advertisements, Correspondence, Fliers (printed matter), Minutes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes materials related to the UH Women’s Resource Center. The collection is broken into four series: General Information, Advertisements, Organizations and Printed Materials.

Related Materials:

University Commission on Women Records (http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=534)

Biographical Note

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) opened on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 as a result of the recommendations of the University Commission on Women (UCW).  In September 1999, President Arthur K. Smith appointed 24 UH-affiliated women to the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women for a two-year period to address the issues and concerns of women on the University of Houston campus. The Commission was created to examine the lack of women in higher administrative positions and the workplace climate for women on campus. The Commission was later expanded to include men. The Commission’s first action was to undertake a campus-wide survey and developed a report with numerous recommendations, one of which was the creation of a university supported Women’s Resource Center. The recommendation was realized with the opening of the WRC in 2004.

The goals of the WRC are to provide a comfortable place where UH students, staff, and faculty can seek information on a variety of topics, obtain confidential referrals to appropriate campus and community resources, and discuss issues of concern; to educate the University of Houston community on topics that concern women with a special focus on violence against women due to gender, sexual identity, race, or disability; to identify and research issues that affect University of Houston women; to serve as a liaison between women on campus and the administration, often by working with the University Commission on Women; and to celebrate the achievements of University of Houston women by featuring a UH female faculty, staff or student each month on our web site in the "Spotlight" feature.

Subject/Index Terms

University of Houston
University of Houston. Women's Resource Center

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: University of Houston Women’s Resource Center

Related Materials: University Commission on Women Records (http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=534)

Preferred Citation: UH Women’s Resource Center Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Information],
[Series 2: Advertisements],
[Series 3: Organizations],
[Series 4: Printed Materials],

Series 1: General Information
This series contains materials directly related to the WRC. Included are meeting minutes, articles about the center and various other materials pertaining to the organization.
Box 1
Folder 1: Advisory Board Meeting, February 1, 2005
Folder 2: Advisory Board Meeting, July 12, 2005
Folder 3: Articles, undated
Folder 4: Certificate from Gov. Rick Perry, 2004
Folder 5: End of Year Report FY04, 2003
Folder 6: Mentoring Program, April 30, 2008
Folder 7: Open House Guest Book, 2004, 2006
Folder 8: Various, 2006-2008
Series 2: Advertisements
This series consists of advertisements placed in the Daily Cougar, the University of Houston daily newspaper. The materials consist mainly of advertisements of events held by the WRC.
Box 1
Folder 9: Announcements, 2005-2008
Folder 10: Books, 2007-2008
Folder 11: Charity, 2006, 2009
Folder 12: Events, 2004-2007
Folder 13: General Information, 2005-2006
Folder 14: Lectures, 2004-2007
Folder 15: Open House, 2006-2007
Folder 16: Theater, 2004-2008
Series 3: Organizations
This series contains materials related to organizations with which the WRC worked closely. Both organizations, like the WRC, focus on support and networking of women on the University of Houston campus.
Box 1
Folder 17: Coog Women at Work, 2006-2007
Folder 18: Women’s Network, 2006
Series 4: Printed Materials
This series consists of printed materials not directly related to the WRC. Transitions is a magazine for new students.
Box 1
Folder 19: Evening Student Services Brochure, undated
Folder 20: Transitions Vol. 17, Summer 2007

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Information],
[Series 2: Advertisements],
[Series 3: Organizations],
[Series 4: Printed Materials],

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