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University of Massachusetts Boston. Women’s Studies Program : Records, 1972-2006 (bulk, 1972-1990)
The collection was donated to the Archives and Special Collections Department by Ann Froines and Jean Humez in two parts, September 28, 2004, and August 22, 2008.
Professors Ann Froines and Jean Humez conceived of offering students at the University of Massachusetts Boston a series of courses that would address issues related to women’s history, women and the law, women and science, women and health and many other topics. What began in 1972 as an idea, developed first into a program of study, and eventually, in the 1980s, into an academic major recognized and approved by the university administration.
Scope and Content
The collection is organized into five series: