University of Kentucky Women's Forum records

Abstract

The University of Kentucky Women's Forum records (dated 1988-2013, undated; 4 cubic feet, 920.96 gigabytes; 14 boxes and 1 oversize folder) comprise correspondence, bylaws, reports, spreadsheets, publications and newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, videocassettes, and audio documenting the establishment, the Board of Directors, committees, programs and events, and finances of this university organization dedicated to empowering and supporting women at the university.

Descriptive Summary

Title
University of Kentucky Women's Forum records
Extent
4 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Motion pictures.
Women college administrators -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Women college teachers -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Women in education -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Women in higher education
Women -- Kentucky -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Women -- Social networks
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject into seven series: Board of Directors; Events; External Correspondence; Governing Documents and Women's Forum History; Marketing, Publicity, and Publications; Financial Documents; and Audiovisual. Thereunder, series are arranged alphabetically or chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Kaitlyn Bucholtz, Ruth E. Bryan, Josh May
Preferred Citation
2000ua020 : [identification of item], University of Kentucky Women's Forum records, 1988-2013, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Established in 1991, the University of Kentucky's Women's Forum evolved from a University of Kentucky Women Administrators' group active from 1988-1990. The Women's Forum is open to all employees at the University of Kentucky and strives to empower, validate and celebrate the women working at the University. In 1992, the Women's Forum inaugurated the first UK Staff Appreciation Day, an event that is now organized by the university Staff Senate. The Forum began the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award and Award luncheon in 1994. This award celebrates the legacy of Sarah Bennett Holmes, a former Dean of Women at the University of Kentucky who spent her career empowering and promoting women while struggling against personal odds. The award recognizes female employees who are doing the same. From 1991-1996, The University of Kentucky Women's Forum also hosted many brown bag lunch programs, usually accompanied by a general members meeting. The Women's Forum continues to be an active University of Kentucky organization.
Sources: 1. University of Kentucky Women's Forum, https://www.uky.edu/womensforum/, accessed 12/5/2018.
Scope and Content
The University of Kentucky Women's Forum records (dated 1988-2013, undated; 4 cubic feet, 920.96 gigabytes; 14 boxes and 1 oversize folder) comprise correspondence, bylaws, reports, spreadsheets, publications and newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, videocassettes, and audio documenting the establishment, the Board of Directors, committees, programs and events, and finances of this university organization dedicated to empowering and supporting women at the university. The collection includes Board of Directors meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports. Programs and events represented in the collection include UK Staff Appreciation Day, the Women's Forum retreat, the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award and Award luncheon, and brown bag lunch presentations, discussions, and general member meetings. Topics documented in the collection that the Women's Forum was concerned with include harassment, parenting and working, university benefits, and women's representation in the workplace. Women's Forum committees represented in the collection and dealing with these issues include the parenting and issues committees. Individuals found in the collection include Louise Stone, Marguerite Floyd, Randolph Hollingsworth, Susan Hodgetts Stempel and Mary Ida Gray. There are also records for the pre-Women's Forum group, University of Kentucky Women Administrators, 1988-1990. Because the Women's Forum had an archive committee from 2000-2001, the collection is relatively complete for the years 1992 to 2002. There are some records from 2002 to 2004. Post-2004 records primarily comprise Board of Directors agendas and meeting minutes and newsletters.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Board of Directors, 1991-2013, undated

Committee: archives , 2000-2001

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Committee: awards, 1996

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Committee: bylaws, 1994-1995

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Committee: bylaws and nominating , 1999-2000

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Committee description, 1993

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Committee documents, Undated

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Committee: issues, 1992-1993, 1995-1996

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Committee: nominating, 1992, 1994-1997, 2003-2005

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Committee: parenting, 1993-1997

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Committee: program planning, 1992-1997, 2001-2002

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Committee: publicity, 1992-1993

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Committee: publications, 2000-2001

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Committee templates, undated

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Committee: UK Women, 1992-1996, 2001-2002, undated

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Committee: UK Women Advisory Board, 1992-1993

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Correspondence (2 folders), 1992-1993

  • Box 1, folder 16-17
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Correspondence, 1993-1994

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Correspondence (3 folders), 1994-1995

  • Box 2, folder 2-4
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Correspondence, 1995-1996

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Correspondence, 1996-1997

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Election, 1991-1992

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Election and recruitment, 1992-1993

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Election, 1994-1995

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Election, 1998-1999

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Election, 1999-2000

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Election and nominations, 2000-2001

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Election and nominations, 2001-2002

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Election and nominations, 2003-2004

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Handwritten notes, 1991, 1995, undated

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Highlights and reflections, 1996 June 26

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Lexington Chancellor's award, 1995

  • Box 2, folder 17
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Louise Stone goal statement, undated

  • Box 2, folder 18
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Resolutions, 2001 May 24

  • Box 2, folder 19
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Resource people , undated

  • Box 2, folder 20
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Summary of activities to date, 1991-1992, 1992-1993

  • Box 2, folder 21
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Survey results, undated

  • Box 2, folder 22
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Treasurer description , undated

  • Box 2, folder 23
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Secretary report, 1991-1994

  • Box 2, folder 24
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 1991-1992

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 1992-1993

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 1993-1994

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 1994-1995

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 1995-1996

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 1996-1997

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Meeting minutes, 1997-1998

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 1998-1999

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 2000-2001

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Meeting minutes, 2001-2002

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Meeting minutes, July 2002-October 2002

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 2003-2004

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Meeting minutes, 2005-2006

  • Box 3, folder 13
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Meeting minutes, 2008-2009

  • Box 3, folder 14
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 2009-2010

  • Box 3, folder 15
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 2010-2011

  • Box 3, folder 16
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Meeting minutes and agendas, 2011-2012

  • Box 3, folder 17
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Meeting minutes, 2012-2013

  • Box 3, folder 18
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Membership lists, 1992-2005, undated

  • Box 3, folder 19
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Events, 1988-2006, undated

A support group for women, 1992

  • Box 6, folder 9
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Affiliations with groups related to staff representation meeting, 1994 November 2

  • Box 6, folder 10
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Brown bag meetings, 1991-1992, 1994-1996

  • Box 6, folder 11
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Directory of Women Administrators', 1989

  • Box 6, folder 12
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Domestic violence program, 1994-1995

  • Box 6, folder 13
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Forum retreat, 1996

  • Box 6, folder 14
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Forum retreat, 1997

  • Box 6, folder 15
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Forum retreat, 1998

  • Box 6, folder 16
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Forum retreat, 1999

  • Box 6, folder 17
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Forum retreat, 2003

  • Box 6, folder 18
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Forum retreat, 2004

  • Box 6, folder 19
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Forum retreat, 2006 June 13

  • Box 6, folder 20
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Holiday luncheon information, 2001

  • Box 6, folder 21
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Holiday luncheon reservations, 1995

  • Box 6, folder 22
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Holiday luncheon reservations, 2000 December 5

  • Box 6, folder 23
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Interactive telecommunications with community colleges notes , 1995 February 8

  • Box OS1
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Lunch programs, 1995-1996

  • Box 6, folder 24
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Meeting of concerned UK staff, 1994 April 23

  • Box 6, folder 25
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Member meeting opening comments, 1992-1993

  • Box 6, folder 26
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Mentoring workshop, 1991 April 16

  • Box 6, folder 27
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Professional development workshop, 2001

  • Box 6, folder 28
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Programs, 1991-1992

  • Box 6, folder 29
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Programs, 1994-1995

  • Box 6, folder 30
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Programs and projects, 1998 Spring

  • Box 6, folder 31
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Reference material on relevant topics, not categorized, 1990-1999, undated

  • Box 6, folder 32
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Reservation confirmation, 1996 Spring

  • Box 7, folder 1
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 1994-1994

  • Box 7, folder 2
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 1994-1995

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 1995-1996

  • Box 7, folder 4
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 1996-1997

  • Box 7, folder 5
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 1997-1998

  • Box 7, folder 6
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 1998-1999

  • Box 7, folder 7
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award (2 folders), 1999-2000

  • Box 7, folder 8-9
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 2000-2001

  • Box 7, folder 10
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award-correspondence, 2000-2001

  • Box 7, folder 11
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Sarah Bennett Homes award-publicity, 2000-2001

  • Box 7, folder 12
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 2000-2001

  • Box 7, folder 13
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 2002-2003

  • Box 7, folder 14
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 2003-2004

  • Box 7, folder 15
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award-biography , undated

  • Box 7, folder 16
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Sarah Bennett Homes award-example of nominee certificate, undated

  • Box 7, folder 17
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award-history, 1991-2001

  • Box 7, folder 18
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Sexual harassment session, 1993 July 21

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Special programs, 1993-1994

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Staff representative election, 1998, 2001, 2004

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Staff Appreciation Day , 1992 March

  • Box 8, folder 4
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Staff Appreciation Day , 1992-1993

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Staff Appreciation Day , 1993-1994

  • Box 8, folder 6
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Staff Appreciation Day , 1994-1995

  • Box 8, folder 7
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Staff Appreciation Day , 1995-1996

  • Box 8, folder 8
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Staff Appreciation Day , 1996-1997

  • Box 8, folder 9
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Staff Appreciation Day , 1997-1998

  • Box 8, folder 10
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Staff Appreciation Day-correspondence , 1998-1999

  • Box 8, folder 11
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Staff Appreciation Day (3 folders), 1998-1999

  • Box 8, folder 12-14
  • Disk 06
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Staff Appreciation Day, 1999-2000

  • Box 8, folder 15
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Staff Appreciation Day, 2000-2001

  • Box 8, folder 16
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Staff Appreciation Day, 2001-2002

  • Box 8, folder 17
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Staff Appreciation Day, 2003-2004

  • Box 8, folder 18
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Staff Appreciation Day, undated

  • Box 8, folder 19
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Subcommittee and Women Administrators' lunch, 1988-1990

  • Box 8, folder 20
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The Clothesline Project , 1996

  • Box 9, folder 1
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Tree dedication , 1992-1993

  • Box 9, folder 2
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UK Women's Forum general meeting, 1992 July 17

  • Box 9, folder 3
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UK Liaisons to UKWF Board of Directors, 1994 December 8

  • Box 9, folder 4
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University Senate On the Status of Women, Women Administrators', 1990

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Work place violence discussion, 1996 April 23

  • Box 9, folder 6
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Women's Implementation Directory, undated

  • Box 9, folder 7
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Volunteer assignments , undated

  • Box 9, folder 8
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External Correspondence, 1990-2004

Correspondence, 1990-1991

  • Box 4, folder 17
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Correspondence, 1991-1992

  • Box 4, folder 18
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Correspondence (2 folders), 1992-1993

  • Box 4, folder 19-20
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Correspondence, 1993-1994

  • Box 4, folder 21
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Correspondence (2 folders), 1994-1995

  • Box 4, folder 22
  • Box 5, folder 1
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Correspondence, 1996 January 11

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Correspondence , 1998-1999

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Correspondence, 2000-2002

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Correspondence, 2002-2003

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Correspondence, 2003-2004

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Faxes, 1995-2001

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Governing Documents and Women's Forum History, 1990-2008

Additions, 1995

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Bylaws, 1992-1993

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Bylaws, 1993-1994

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Bylaws (WordPerfect file format), 1994

  • Box 4, folder 4
  • Disk 01
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Bylaws, undated

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Bylaws and proposed changes, 2001

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Comments and recommendations, 1992

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Handbooks, 1994-1996

  • Box 4, folder 8
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History, 1991-1993, 2006-2007, undated

  • Box 4, folder 9
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Ideal UK for UKWF, 1996-1997

  • Box 4, folder 10
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Mission, bylaws, and positions , 2005-2008

  • Box 4, folder 11
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Mission statement, 1994-1995

  • Box 4, folder 12
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Mission statements, 1997

  • Box 4, folder 13
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Mission statement, undated

  • Box 4, folder 14
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Proposals, 1990 September 5

  • Box 4, folder 15
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Symbol, 1999 June 28

  • Box 4, folder 16
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Marketing, Publicity, and Publications, 1991-2006, undated

Copies of newspaper clippings, 1991, undated

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Newsletters (includes Pagemaker 4 file format), 1992-1998

  • Box 6, folder 3
  • Disk 01
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Newsletters , 2001-2006

  • Box 14, folder 1
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Flyers, 1993-1996

  • Box 6, folder 2
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Newspaper clippings, 1992, 1994-1995, 2002

  • Box 6, folder 4
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Pamphlets, 1995-1996, 1998-1999, undated

  • Box 6, folder 5
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The Majority Report, 1994 March

  • Box 6, folder 6
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UK News, 2001-2002

  • Box 6, folder 7
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Want ads and UK women information, 1992, undated

  • Box 6, folder 8
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Financial Documents, 1990-2004, undated

Financial information, 1990-1991

  • Box 5, folder 8
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Financial information , 1992-1993

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Financial information, 1993-1994

  • Box 5, folder 10
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Financial information, 1994-1995

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Breakdown of contributions, 1994-1996

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Financial information, 1995-1996

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Financial information, 1996-1997

  • Box 5, folder 14
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Financial information, 1997-1998

  • Box 5, folder 15
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Financial information, 1998-1999

  • Box 5, folder 16
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Financial information, 1999-2000

  • Box 5, folder 17
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Financial information, 2000-2001

  • Box 5, folder 18
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Financial information, 2001-2002

  • Box 5, folder 19
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Financial information, 2004 May

  • Box 5, folder 20
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Donations, undated

  • Box 5, folder 21
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Audiovisual , 1993-2008, undated

Photographs, 1994-2008, undated

Board members, 1999-2000

  • Box 11, item 1-2
Includes Christie Hall Hayes and Laura Holmes.
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Negatives, Board of Directors members, undated

  • Box 13, item 1-10
Includes Back, Biddle, Caldwell, Higgs, Johnson, McIntrye, Ramlow, Shaw, Stanwix-Hay, Tschop.
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Negatives (no prints), undated

  • Box 13, item 11-14
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Negatives, Sarah Bennett Holmes Award luncheon, 1999 March 24

  • Box 13, item 15-23
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Negatives, Sarah Bennett Holmes Award luncheon, 2000

  • Box 13, item 24-30
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Negatives, Women's Forum retreat, June 1999

  • Box 13, item 31-40
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New Board member retreat , 1998?

  • Box 11, item 3-4
Includes Anna Allen, Debbie Armstrong, Angela Bade, Linda Blair, Jeanie Caldwell, Karen Cline-Saper, Laura Holmes, Setha Sabrini, Pat Tschop.
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Race for the Cure, 1999

  • Box 11, item 5
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Race for the Cure, 2000

  • Box 11, item 6
Includes Linda Blair, Mary Carol Blembeck, Jeanie Caldwell, Missy Caldwell, Roger Davis, Delena Floyd, Retha Higgs, Lisa Lewis, Rebecca Rudd, Sue Scheff, Pam Shew, Monich Stoch, Marie Wilburn
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Race for the Cure 2002, 2002

  • Box 9, folder 12
  • Disk 02
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Race for the Cure, 2003?

  • Box 11, item 7
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Relay for Life , 2004

  • Box 9, folder 13
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Retreat, Asbury College challenge course , 2003 June 16

  • Box 11, item 8-35
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award winner Pam Shaw, 1998

  • Box 11, item 36
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award luncheon, 1999 March 24

  • Box 11, item 37-79
Includes Kim Anderson, Kay Chard, J. Noonan, Nancy Ray, Pam Shaw, Retia Walker, Elisabeth Zinser.
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award luncheon, 2000 March 3

  • Box 11, item 80-105
Includes Bernadette, Angela Bade, Kathy DeBore, Nancy DeMarcus, Adrienne Memahan, Barbara Romlaw, Sue Scheff, Kathy Steini, Louise Stone.
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award, 2001

  • Box 12, item 1-44
Includes Mary Arthur, Doug Bruce, Jeanie Caldwell, Sylvia Daunert, Nancy DeMarcus, Judy Duncan, Ruthan Fields, Betty Gabehart, Ann Hargis, Abby Marlatt, Sue Nokes, Connie Johnson, Cheryl Jones, Mary O'Brien, Sue Scheff, Pamella Shaw, Kathy Stanwix-Hay, Carol Steltenkamp, Louise Stone, Sherry Thomas, Evgenia Toma, Pam Woodrum.
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Sarah Bennett Holmes award-recipient , 2000

  • Box 9, folder 14
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Staff Appreciation Day , 2000

  • Box 11, item 106-108
Includes Faze Biddle, Kathy Hay, Retha Higgs, Sue Scheff.
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Staff Appreciation Day (included CD cover), 2001 May 11

  • Box 10, folder 1
  • Disk 04
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Staff Appreciation Day (included CD cover and handwritten list), 1999 May 14

  • Box 10, folder 2
  • Disk 03
  • Disk 07
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Staff Appreciation Day (includes photo book), 2002 May 8

  • Box 10, folder 3
  • Disk 05
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Women's Forum Board members , undated

  • Box 11, item 109-122
Includes Angela Bade, Faze Biddle, Jeanie Caldwell, Kathy Hay, Retha Hayes, Kathy Johnson, Barbara Ramlow, Pam Shaw, Pat Tschop.
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Women's Forum conference photo book, 2008 April 28-29

  • Box 10, folder 5
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Women's Forum picnic photos (3 items), 1994-1995

  • Box 10, item 6-8
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Women's Forum retreat , 1997

  • Box 12, item 45
Includes Debbie Scott and Lisa Mullins.
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Women's Forum retreat, 1998

  • Box 12, item 46
Includes Linda Blair, Diana Rast and Jane Seitsam.
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Women's Forum retreat, 1999 June

  • Box 12, item 47-63
Includes Linda Bach, Angela Back, Faye Biddle, Analeise Bratcher, Jeanie Caldwell, Bernadette Dupoint, Kathy Johnson, Laura McIntyre, Diana Rast, Jane Seltsam, Pam Shaw, Kathy Stanwix-Hay
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Videocassettes and Audio Tapes, 1993-1999

A Tale of O videocassette, audio tape, and instructor manual , 1993

  • Box 9, folder 9-10
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Land of O videocassette and audio tape, 1995

  • Box 9, folder 11
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Staff appreciation day videocassette, 1999

  • Box 10, folder 4
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