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Abstract

The mission of Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education (MWPHE) is to strengthen the status of women as professionals and to enhance the quality of public higher education. Founded in 1982, the records of Massachusetts Women in Public Higher education document the organization's work since their earliest days.

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Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education Records
1985-2006
6 boxes (9 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 513
Background on Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education

Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education (MWPHE) is a non-profit organization open to women administrators, as well as to those women who aspire to administrative positions in public higher education in Massachusetts. Since 1982, the organization has established an information and support network, enhanced professional development, encouraged and promoted upward mobility, and addressed issues affecting Massachusetts public higher education and the status of women within the system.

Contents of Collection

Founded in 1982, the records of Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education document the organization's work since their earliest days. Taken as a whole, the collection demonstrates the impact the MWPHE has had on the quality of public higher education in Massachusetts. In particular, the collection highlights the organization's mission to represent and support women administrators, encourage networking for women, and provide professional development through speakers, workshops and forums.

Collection inventory
Address lists
1990-1991
Box 1.4.4
Agendas
1987-2002
Box 2.58

Conferences, Board meetings, retreats.

Annual retreat
2006 June 8-9
Box 6.12
Board members
1987-2003
Box 2.50

Board elections, campus coordinators, letters and emails, biographies, research committee report.

Briarwood retreat
1988-1996
Box 1.4.5

Minutes, memoranda, application form, schedules and calendars.

Brochure
1989-1995
Box 1.5.1

Invitations and membership applications.

Brochure
undated
Box 2.55
Budget
1994
Box 2.5
By-Laws Committee
1987-1994
Box 2.17

Letters, meeting minutes, financial records, campus coordinators, professional development funds, memoranda, reports.

By-laws
1987-1995
Box 1.5.2

Proposed revisions and changes to by-laws, memorandum.

By-laws
2002
Box 2.59

Proposed revisions and changes.

Calendar
1994-1995
Box 2.8
Campus Coordinators correspondence
1988-1995
Box 2.9

Memoranda of: Martha D. Jones, Anita Kaplan, Joan M. McGowan, Patricia E. Chisholm, Mary E. Wilson, Elaine Gardiner.

Campus Coordinators
1991-1993
Box 1.6.1

Memoranda.

Committee descriptions and members
1993-1995
Box 1.4.3

Executive Board, regional coordinators, conferences, retreats, members directory.

Committee descriptions and members
1990-1995
Box 2.10
Committee members
1990-1995
Box 1.6.2

Committee membership lists.

Conference brochures
1990-2002
Box 2.52
Conference brochures
undated
Box 6.15
Conference evaluation
2003 Spring
Box 4.3
Conference evaluation
2004 Spring
Box 4.4
Conference ideas
1987-1995
Box 2.6
Conference minutes
2004
Box 4.5
Conference photograph album
2001 Fall
Box 6.10
Conference sites and meetings
1993-1994
Box 2.40
Conference
1993
Box 4.6
Conference
2002
Box 2.1
Conferences
1988-1993
Box 2.11

Mission statement, memoranda, and information concerning: Educational Leadership (1990), High Strides (1993), and Little Flags Theatre (1988).

Cooperative ventures
1987-1994
Box 2.60

Articles, committees, letters from Dorothea Alexander, Joan M. McGowan, Cynthia McGurren, Mary E. Wilson, Martha A. Brine.

Correspondence with CEOs
1993-1994
Box 1.6.3

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Peter H. Cressy, Nancy Harrington.

Correspondence with CEOs
1993-1995
Box 2.13

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Marion Kilson, Paul Frydrych, Anita Kaplan.

Correspondence with CEOs
1993-1994
Box 2.14

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Adrian Tinsley, Grace Carolyn Brown, Daniel M. Asquino, Peter H. Cressy.

Correspondence with residents
1994-1995
Box 2.12

Special contributions, checks, and letters.

Correspondence with speakers
1987, 1993-1994
Box 2.15

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Lois Harrison-Jones, Mary Caton, Jacqueline Kral, Elaine Gardiner, Grace Carolyn Brown, Stanley Z. Koplik, Patricia McGovern.

Correspondence with speakers
1993
Box 1.6.4

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Grace Carolyn Brown, Stanley Z. Koplik, Patricia McGovern.

Correspondence
1990-1995
Box 1.4.1

Correspondence of Marion Bojas, Mary E. Wilson, Dorothea Alexander, Martha Jones.

Development
1994-1995, 2003
Box 2.3

By-laws and proposed revisions, memoranda, directory, money receipt book.

E-Board retreat
2005 June 9-10
Box 6.6
Elections
1988-1995
Box 2.7

Election committee, Executive Board, list of candidates.

Elections
1994
Box 1.7.1

Memoranda.

Evaluation results
2004
Box 4.7
Evaluations
1999-2001
Box 2.54

Conferences.

Events pamphlets
2003-2004
Box 5.5
Executive Board meetings
1987-1995
Box 1.4.6

Minutes, memoranda, Secretary's report.

Executive Board correspondence
1985-1997
Box 1.7.2

Correspondence and memoranda of Mary E. Wilson, Dorothea Alexander, Martha Brine, Carol Vaas, Elaine Gardiner, Martha Jones.

Executive Board correspondence
1990-1994
Box 2.18

Correspodence of Elaine Gardiner, Mary E. Wilson, Dorothea Alexander, Roberta T. Noodell, Diane Lapkin, Gail A. Indyk, Cynthia McCurren, Kay Ransdell.

Executive Board members
1990-1995
Box 1.7.3

Membership lists.

Executive Board
1988-1995
Box 2.16

Board officers and members, regional coordinators.

Executive Board
1994-1995
Box 2.19

Application for members, nomination forms, minutes, budget, memoranda.

Founding members
1994, 2002
Box 2.49

Newsletter, invitation, diskette.

How to Get Appointed to State Boards and Commissions: A Directory Prepared by Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
undated
Box 6.8
Job Postings
1994
Box 2.21
Kaori Kelts
1993-2002
Box 3.1

Binder containing mostly letters, memoranda, brochures.

Letterhead
undated
Box 6.1
Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, Annual Report
2005
Box 6.2
Meeting
2004 Aug 13
Box 4.1
Membership committee
1993-1994
Box 2.25

Memoranda, brochure, flyer.

Membership correspondence
1989-1996
Box 1.8.2

Letters, memoranda, invitations, faxes, reports.

Membership correspondence
1993-1995
Box 2.27

Correspondence of Mary E. Wilson, Gwendolyn Rosemond, Cynthia McGurren, Dorothea Alexander, Elaine Gardiner.

Membership lists
1990-1994
Box 2.26
Membership lists
1993-1995
Box 1.8.1
Membership
1993-1997
Box 1.3

Professional development award application, Executive Board, annual retreat.

Membership
1994-1995
Box 1.4.2

Newsletter, Executive Board, annual retreat, committees.

Memoranda and letters
undated
Box 6.9
Minutes
1995-2002
Box 2.57

Executive Board minutes, annual board retreat, position descriptions, reports.

Miscellaneous
1992
Box 5.1
Miscellaneous
1995-1997
Box 5.2
Miscellaneous
2000-2003
Box 3.4

Letters, emails, brochures.

Miscellaneous
2003 Aug
Box 4.9
Miscellaneous
2004
Box 5.3
Miscellaneous
2005 Feb
Box 5.4
Miscellaneous
undated
Box 2.28

Business card and note.

Newsletters
1994
Box 2.29

Memoranda, copy of newsletter, fall and spring conferences.

Newsletters
1994-1996
Box 1.9.1

Issues of newsletter, memoranda, invoices, faxes, photographs.

Newsletters
2001
Box 2.2
Newsletters
2004 Spring
Box 6.7
Newsletters
2005 Spring
Box 6.4
Newsletters
1993-2004
Box 2.56
Nominations Committee
1988
Box 1.9.2

Mary E Mahoney to candidates concerning elections for the Executive Board.

Nominations Committee
1988-1994
Box 2.30

Letters ffrom Mary E. Mahoney, Mary E. Wilson, Dorothea Alexander.

OFC Day Care Project
1991-1993
Box 2.4
Parallel Lives: the Kathy and Mo Show, Stone Forge Inn.
2003 Apr 25
Box 5.6
Photograph album
undated
Box 6.14
Photographs
undated
Box 6.11
Positions descriptions
undated
Box 2.31

Regional coordinator, campus coordinator.

Positions descriptions
1988
Box 1.10
Professional Development Award application
2004
Box 4.2
Professional Development Committee
1991-1996
Box 1.11

Memoranda and faxes concerning professional development awards and scholarships.

Professional Development Committee
1991-1995
Box 2.33

Memoranda, letters, awards committee report.

Program committee
1990-1994
Box 2.34

Members, letters from Mary E. Wilson, Jean Goodwin, Dorothea Alexander.

Public Relations Committee
1993-1995
Box 1.1

Minutes, budget, memorandum, letters, invitation, pamphlet, photographs.

Public Relations Committee
1993-1995
Box 1.12

Letters and memoranda.

Public Relations Committee
1993-1994
Box 2.36

Letters, by-laws.

Raynham, Mass.
undated
Box 5.7
Real Cuts-Real People-Real Pain: The Effects of the Fiscal Crisis on Women and Girls in Massachusetts; prepared for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
2004 Dec
Box 6.5
Regional and campus coordinators
1988-1995
Box 2.37

Lists, job descriptions, memoranda.

Regional and campus coordinators
1990-1996
Box 1.13

Lists of coordinators.

Regional and campus members
1993-1994
Box 2.23

Campus coordinators, members, committees.

Regional coordinators
1991-1994
Box 2.38
Regional meetings
1987
Box 1.14
Regional meetings
undated
Box 2.39

Memorandum from Dorothea Alexander to Campus Coordinators

Research Committee
1986-1987
Box 1.15

Letters and memoranda concerning research questionnaire.

Resignations
1993-1995
Box 2.42
Resignations
1994
Box 1.16
Resource directory
2002-2003
Box 5.10
Retreat
1988-1995
Box 2.43

Letters and memoranda, schedules, financial records, Briarwood minutes,position descriptions.

Retreat
2003 June
Box 4.8
Speakers
1999-2001
Box 2.53

Biographies and professional summaries, conferences.

Spring conference brochures
2006 Apr 28
Box 6.3
Stationary
undated
Box 2.41
Stationary
undated
Box 1.17.3
Staying Upbeat in Downbeat Times, Publick House, Sturbridge, Mass.
2003 Oct 31
Box 5.8
Student Awards Committee
Letters and lists of winners.
Box 1.17.1
Student Awards Committee
1990-1995
Box 2.44

Criteria and nomination forms, letters and memoranda.

Tax documents
1990-1994
Box 1.2

By-laws, check register, bank slips, memoranda concerning tax exempt status.

Treasurer's reports
1989-1995
Box 2.47

Check registers, expense reports, federal tax information.

Treasurer's correspondence
1993-1994
Box 2.46

Letters and memoranda, receipts, financial statements.

Treasurer's reports
1999-2000
Box 2.51

Membership, conferences, retreats, invoices, letters.

Treasurer's report
2003 Nov
Box 4.10
Treasurer's report
2004 Nov
Box 4.11
Treasurer's report
2005
Box 5.9
Treasurer's Reports
1990-1996
Box 1.17.2

Letters and memoranda concerning conferences, check registers, reimbursements, donations.

Women's organizations: MAWE
1993
Box 2.48

Connections East Survey.

Worcester State College Catering Services
1985-2002
Box 3.5

Letters and memoranda, brochures, photographs.

You: Resilient in a World of Change, DiBurro's, Ward Hill, Mass.
2004 Apr 2
Box 5.11
Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired from Diane Smith, 2006.

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