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Preliminary Record for the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality Records 1971-2012

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality Records

Dates:

1971-2012

Accession Number:

2013-264

Size:

15.6 linear feet (10 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Records documenting the founding, operations, and programs of the University of Chicago Center for the Study and Gender and Sexuality, founded in 1996 as the Center of Gender Studies.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research, but access is restricted to portions containing administrative, financial, personnel, and student evaluative records. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality Records, Box #, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

The Center for the Study and Gender and Sexuality was founded in 1996 as the Center of Gender Studies. (See record for Center of Gender Studies for earlier accessions). As stated on the Center’s website, the mission of the center is as follows: “[t]he Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality seeks to advance new forms of interdisciplinary knowledge which connect academic learning to worldly problems and context.” The Center sponsors faculty research, conferences and campus events. Additionally, the Center also offers major and minor programs for undergraduates as well as graduate certificates. The following faculty members have served as director of the center: Leora Auslander (1996-1999), Laurne Berlant (1999-2000), Rebecca West (2002-2005), George Chauncey (2005-2006), Deborah Nelson (2006-2009), Jane Dailey (2009-2010) and Linda Zerilli (2010-present).

Materials in this accession include information about the Center’s founding, administration, various research projects, and programming and planning of conferences and other events. In the accession is an extensive collection of posters for the various events on and off campus with which the Center was involved.

This collection has not been organized.Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information about this collection.

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