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Women's Public Leadership Consortium (Jacksonville, Fla.) Papers, 1979-1994

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Location of this collection:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
904-507-4122
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact 904-620-1533 or email lib-special@unf.edu
Preferred citation:
Papers of the Women's Public Leadership Consortium, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
The collection consists of subject files which chronicle the group's activities and development from 1979-1994. Materials include primarily correspondence, minutes and agendas of meetings, awards recognition, event planning, event programs and membership lists. Eight photographs from the group's 1984-85 awards luncheon are also included.
Extent:
250.00 items
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Papers of the Women's Public Leadership Consortium, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact 904-620-1533 or email lib-special@unf.edu

Background

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of subject files which chronicle the group's activities and development from 1979-1994. Materials include primarily correspondence, minutes and agendas of meetings, awards recognition, event planning, event programs and membership lists. Eight photographs from the group's 1984-85 awards luncheon are also included.

Biographical / Historical:

The Consortium was organized in Spring 1979 by Dr. Bette Soldwedel, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida. A steering committee consisted of women representatives (faculty, administrators, and students) from four area colleges: Edward Waters College, Florida Junior (later Community) College, Jacksonville University and UNF. The Consortium's purpose was to develop innovative programs for political education and to encourage women's political and public leadership. The Consortium sponsored or collaborated in forums directed at increasing women's leadership skills in academic and civic settings. An inaugural seminar was held in May 1980, featuring a keynote address by the 1977 Nobel Prize winner Mairead Corrigan. In November 1991, the Consortium changed it's name to Women in Higher Education in Jacksonville. It's new statement of purpose was, in part, to provide a forum for Jacksonville women in higher education to exchange ideas on subjects of current interest and concern. It held regular programs focusing on issues affecting the female faculty, students, and staff of local institutions of higher learning. The organization ceased to exist in 1995.

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Acquisition information:

The materials were acquired by Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida via gifts of UNF faculty members, 2003-2009

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives on 00/00/2003.

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