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Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass). Committee on the Status of Women.
Title:Committee on the Status of Women records
Dates:1986-1987
Call Number:A65
Location:30/1
Volume:.35 cubic ft. (1 box)
Scope and Content Note:The collection primarily documents a survey of working women at Northeastern University undertaken by the Decision Research Corporation in 1986. The collection includes correspondence, a data tape (ASCII 1600BPI), the survey instrument, and statistical data and narrative responses from the survey. The narrative responses shed light on the employees' thoughts concerning sexual harassment, career advancement, discrimination, and equal pay for equal work. The collection also includes information about the work of the committee, but does not contain any information about its formation or dissolution.
Historical Note:The Committee on the Status of Women at Northeastern University (NU) was founded in the spring of 1985 to explore issues of concern to full-time female employees. Decision Research Corporation conducted the survey called Women Working at NU and compiled its results. The surveys were sent out in May 1986 to all full-time female employees at NU. Recommendations based on the survey were sent to the Executive Vice President John Curry on October 6, 1986 and then released to the Northeastern community in December. The chairperson for the committee was Helen H. Lambert.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Curry, John A. (John Anthony), 1934-
  • Lambert, Helen H.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Faculty
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Employees
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Committee on the Status of Women

  • Women -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Karen Arnold, February 2003