I have successfully processed the Association for Women Faculty Records (MS 334)!!!
This collection definitely was more challenging than the last one I had processed for reasons I’ve already lamented to in my post prior to this one. I am very happy to have yet another processed collection completed- just another feather in my archival cap.
The Association for Women Faculty (AWF) was created because of an identified need to rectify inequities within the university institution that were gender based. The AWF’s most noted work began in 1982 which called for the reorganization of salary equity (or inequity really) and ended in 1984 with a comprehensive study which showed that women faculty received $4200 less than their male faculty counterpart. As a direct result of the AWF’s monitoring and advocacy, the UA made over $200,000 in salary adjustments to women faculty.On another note, the Special Collections had been augmenting a good portion of the archival storage area since the start of the semester until now. A lot of rearrangement of the stacks down in the archives has been going on as well. At any rate, the new processors’ workspace is now available- I think it’s really great.
This is the kind of workspace that was needed for the work that we do and how we do it- by being able to spread out all of our materials in order to better organize it. This will be perfect for my next project underway. I will be doing a digitization project utilizing the UA Photographic Collection. But more of this to come next time!!!