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Title: Women's Center records
Call Number: Coll094
Creator: University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Women's Center
Dates: 1991-2013
Size: 5 boxes (2.75 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: This collection contains materials from the Women's Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Includes records relating to on-campus programming and services, administrative files, finances, correspondence, recordings, and ephemera.
Citation: Women's Center records, University Archives, Collection 94, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Established in 1991 as the Women's Union, the Women's Center at UMBC works to advance gender equality and promote critical social justice in the community through programming, workshops, and education.

Scope & Content


Arranged by accession.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Accessions UARC 2011-019, UARC 2012-003, and UARC 2015-03 transferred from the Women's Center. Accession UARC 2015-04 was donated by Suzanna Merritt, former UMBC employee and the first dedicated staff member of the Women's Center.

Processing Note

Collection unprocessed. Digital files from UARC 2015-13 has been transferred to Library storage. A list of files included in UARC 2012-003 is available.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

Access & Use

Finding Aids

Container list available.

Finding Aid:

Access Conditions

This collection requires review by Special Collections staff prior to use by researchers. Users should submit their request to view this collection at or 410-455-2353.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. UMBC is the copyright owner; permission to reproduce is required.

Subject Headings


University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Women's Center


University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Women's Center -- Archives

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Students

Series Description & Container List

  1. UARC 2011-019

    Date: 1994-2002

    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)

    Description: 5 videocassettes

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      LLC colloqium with Dr. Natalie Sokoloff, 11/19/2002 2002
      Lani Guinier lecture at UMBC, 4/13/1995 1995
      Fine Arts Recital Hall, Women Artists, 4/8/1996 1996
      International Women's Day Forum at UMBC, 3/8/1994 1994
      Student Socialist Forum. African American Feminists: Resisting Racism, Male Dominance, and Violence, 3/13/1997 1997
  2. UARC 2012-003

    Date: 1996-2012

    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)

    Description: Digital files covering development, programming, finances, administration, and campus resources from the Women's Center, 1996-2012. 58 3.5" discs and 1 CD. File listing available in collection folder.

  3. UARC 2015-13

    Date: 1991-2013

    Extent: 2 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      Fabric poster
      Publications and strategic plans
      Plaque: UMBC Community Service Award, 1991. Women's Union.
      Plaque: S.O.L.D. Awards Ceremony. Presented to Women's Union, "Take Back the Night", 1996.
      7 CDs with files from the Women's Center documentary, 2011.
  4. UARC 2015-04

    Date: 1993-2000

    Extent: 1 box (0.25 linear feet)

    Description: Women's Center records from former employee, Suzanna Merritt. Containing information on the Her Hands exhibit (1993), correspondence, publications, and information on the Women's Center.

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      Publications; a history of the Women's Center; Women's Forum information; and Freda Pyles, Suzanna Merritt, and other correspondence.
      Binder containing information from the Her Hands exhibit (1993).
      Floppy diskettes: Women's Center, Women's Commission, Women's Forum, Women's Center No. 2, and Women's Forum.

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