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RIT Women's Network records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0277

Scope and Contents

The RIT Women's Network records contains correspondence, newletters, meeting minutes, membership directories, promotional flyers,Rhona Genzel lecture series flyers, book discussion group information, by-laws, events, historical materials, newsclippings beginning in 1989. The records document the RIT Women's Networks development and activities through 1997. It is unclear from these records when the group disbanded but as of this writing, the group no longer exists.

Dates

  • 1985-1997

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: RIT Women's Network

TheRIT Women's Network(RITWN) was started in 1989 byRhona Genzel. The group was dedicated to bringing together women at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for the purpose of networking, professional development, and sharing of ideas and mutual concerns about the role of women at the Institute, in higher education, and in society at large.

The membership was open to all women faculty, staff and students at RIT. There was a small membership fee which entitled members to the newsletter, monthly programs, membership directory and a holiday luncheon. There were special committees and programs within the Women's Network; a book club, and the Deaf Awareness Women's Network (DAWN) group. There were programs such as Frugal Featers and In the company of women for women to social together after work.

The greatest accomplishment for the RIT Women's Network was establishing the Women's Resource Center on campus. Located on A-level of the Student Union, the center housed books, videotapes and information on women's issues. It was coordinated byBarbara Fox, and staffed byKaren Kimmel.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 small document box)

Language

English

Overview

Records related to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Women's Network. The Women's Network was a group started in 1989 by Rhona Genzel. The collection contains correspondence, newletters, meeting minutes, membership directories, promotional flyers.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by series and then chronologically.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 230

Related Materials

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2011.
Title
RIT Women's Network records
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
1 November 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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