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Role of Women Students at MIT, Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Role of Women at MIT, 1972

 File — Box: 6

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection includes the records of Associate Dean Emily Wick (1965-1971); her associate, Dorothy Bowe; Coordinator of Women Student Interests Emily Weidman (1980?1982); and Associate Dean Linda J. Vaughan (1982-1984), who had responsibilities for women students at MIT. The collection consists of administrative files relating to student housing, commons, and related student environment issues, especially for women students(boxes 1-2). Boxes 3-4 contain records related to women's issues assembled in the dean's office from 1950 to 1982. They contain information about the MIT Women's Association, the Society of Women Engineers, and the MIT Association of Women Students. Planning information and correspondence document MIT's involvement with the American Women in Science and Engineering Symposium held in 1964. There are articles, reports, and statistics about issues concerning women at MIT on topics including housing, the building of a second tower at the McCormick Hall dormitory, and the Women's Forum, and a report from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Role of Women at MIT,1972. In addition to the administrative files from the 1970s and early 1980s, the records include historical background material dating back to 1882.The collection also contains material pre-dating the office which help document the activities of early women students at MIT.


  • 1972

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From the Collection: 7.3 Cubic Feet (5 record cartons, 7 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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