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Women in Development Collection

Abstract

Title:
Women in Development Collection
Author/Creator:
Women in Development
Collection number:
91-201, 97-77, 99-105
Size:
39.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1975-1985
Inclusive dates:
1944-1990
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

This collection consists of pamphlets, government documents, and reports published by international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank and by government agencies in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Indonesian that facilitate research on women and women's issues in third world or developing countries. The collection contains "working" or "occasional" papers sponsored by organizations in developed or developing countries, unpublished papers and speeches, and journal offprints. Also included are published conference papers, monographs, annual reports, bibliographies, brochures, news clippings, newsletters and journal issues. Among the major topics addressed are agriculture; education; employment; project design and evaluation; and water, health, and sanitation. Additional addenda to the collection are unprocessed.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research. Other accessions may be unprocessed. For more information contact the curator.

Preferred citation:

Women in Development Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1284
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

In March 1990, the Agency for International Development/Women in Development (AID/WID) program contacted the Women's Studies program at the University of Maryland at College Park to ascertain their interest in the Women in Development (WID) collection. AID/WID wanted to donate their archival library collection of books, government documents, working papers, unpublished papers, pamphlets, audio-visual materials, and other items to a library that would provide access to the collection and to which they could refer potential researchers. They welcomed proposals from libraries in the Washington D.C. region as well as libraries specializing in women's studies outside the metropolitan area. The Woman Studies program contacted Betty Day, the Women's Studies bibliographer, who, with the assistance of Hugh O'Connor of Government Documents, prepared a proposal. In addition, Dr. William E. Kirwan, president of the University of Maryland at College Park, and a number of faculty members wrote letters of support to show how the collections would support research and teaching on women in developing countries at the University. In the fall of 1990, Ms. Day was informed that the collection would be given to the University of Maryland.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Women in Development collection contains a wide range of material covering the period from 1944 to 1990 with the bulk of the material dating from 1978 to 1983. This pamphlet collection consists of items written predominantly in English but including documents written in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Norwegian, Portuguese and Indonesian. The collection contains "working or "occasional" papers sponsored by organizations in developed or developing countries, unpublished papers and speeches, and journal offprints. Also included are published conference papers, monographs, annual reports, bibliographies, brochures, news clippings, newsletters and journal issues.

This collection is designed to facilitate research on women and women's issues in third world or developing countries; included are extensive files arranged by country or region of the world. Among the major topics addressed are agriculture; education; employment; project design and evaluation; and water, health and sanitation. The collection also offers a historical view of the operations of an agency dedicated to international development.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Women in Development Collection was donated to the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries by the Agency for International Development/Women in Development program in fall of 1990. Additional accessions were received in 1996 and 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Sharon Groves, April 1991. Revised by Maureen Cech, May 2010.

Processing note:

In November 1990 the materials in the Women in Development collection were sorted; federal and international government documents were transferred to the Government Documents Department, monographs were sent to the Technical Services Division of the University Libraries to be cataloged for addition to the Libraries to be cataloged for addition to the Libraries' general collection, and manuscript/pamphlet materials were transferred to the Historical Manuscripts and Archives Department of the Special Collections Division.

In preparing this collection for patron use, duplicated items, office correspondence, and news letters were sorted out. Office correspondence was returned to the Agency for International Development/Women in Development program, duplicates were discarded and long runs of newsletters were sent to the Technical Services Division of the University Libraries to be cataloged for the general library collection; individual and scattered issues of newsletters were integrated into the Women in Development Collection. The materials were then organized into the Subject and Geographical series, using acid-free folders and boxes. Paper clips, staples and other fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips; items too thick to be clipped have been filed between sheets of acid-free bond paper. Lastly, the guide was written.

Two addenda to the collection were acquired in 1996 and 1999, comprising twenty-seven linear feet of materials such as government reports and publications. These accessions are unprocessed. The present guide represents the first processed accession.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged in two series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Subject Files, 1970-1990 and undated (4.50 linear feet)

This series consists of "working" or "occasional" papers, speeches, journal issues and offprints, published and unpublished conference papers, monographs, reports, newsletters and other publications arranged alphabetically by subject. Included are such topics as agriculture, education, employment, energy and natural resources, funding, project design and evaluation, water, health and sanitation. General information about specific topics in included here; coverage of the same topic in a given country or region of the world appears in Series II, Geographical Files.
DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Agriculture -- Appropriate technologies, 1976-1986 series 1box 1folder 1
Agriculture -- Domestic concerns/food processing, 1977-1986 and undated series 1box 1folder 2
Agriculture -- Economic roles for women, 1978-1986 and undated series 1box 1folder 3
Agriculture -- Extension services, 1979-1986 and undated series 1box 1folder 4
Agriculture -- Food aid, 1985-1988 series 1box 1folder 5
Agriculture -- General, 1979-1985 and undated series 1box 2folder 1
Agriculture -- Nutrition, 1977-1987 and undated series 1box 2folder 2
Agriculture -- Children/girls, 1976 series 1box 2folder 3
Agriculture -- Economics and the status of women, 1975-1988 and undated series 1box 2folder 4
Education -- Equality, 1975-1983 series 1box 2folder 5
Education -- General, 1976-1988 series 1box 3folder 1
Education -- Legal and human rights, 1975-1985 and undated series 1box 3folder 2
Education -- Media and communications, 1980-1987 and undated series 1box 3folder 3
Education -- Media and communication, 1980-1987 and undated series 1box 3folder 4
Education -- Science and technology, 1982 and undated series 1box 3folder 5
Education -- Training programs, 1981-1984 and undated series 1box 3folder 6
Employment -- Cooperatives, 1975-1989 and undated series 1box 3folder 7
Employment -- Credit, 1979-1985 and undated series 1box 4folder 1
Employment -- Economic roles/labor distribution, 1972-1987 and undated series 1box 4folder 2
Employment -- Equality, 1977-1988 series 1box 4folder 3
Employment -- Family, 1970-1988 and undated series 1box 4folder 4
Employment -- Family, 1970-1988 and undated series 1box 4folder 5
Employment -- General, 1980-1986 series 1box 4folder 6
Employment -- Migration and refugees, 1974-1983 series 1box 5folder 1
Employment -- Small scale enterprises, 1979-1985 and undated series 1box 5folder 2
Employment -- Urban problems, 1977-1986 and undated series 1box 5folder 3
Energy and natural resources -- Energy, 1978-1984 series 1box 5folder 4
Energy and natural resources -- Forestry, 1980-1987 and undated series 1box 5folder 5
Energy and natural resources -- Forestry, 1980-1987 and undated series 1box 5folder 6
Funding, 1980-1987 series 1box 5folder 7
General information/Women in Development, 1975-1987 series 1box 5folder 8
General information/Women in Development, 1975-1987 series 1box 5folder 9
General information/Women in Development, 1981-1988 series 1box 6folder 1
General information/Women in Development, 1981-1988 series 1box 6folder 2
Institut Africain pour le Développement Economique et Social (INADES), 1975-1978 and undated series 1box 6folder 3
Organizations -- General, 1980-1987 series 1box 6folder 4
Organizations -- Private volunteer organizations, 1978-1987 and undated series 1box 6folder 5
Organizations -- Women's organizations, 1971-1980 series 1box 6folder 6
Organizations -- World Bank, 1980-1989 series 1box 6folder 7
Project design and evaluation -- Design and planning, 1977-1988 and undated series 1box 6folder 8
Project design and evaluation -- Design and planning, 1977-1988 and undated series 1box 7folder 1
Project design and evaluation -- Design and planning, 1977-1988 and undated series 1box 7folder 2
Project design and evaluation -- Education and training, 1979-1990 and undated series 1box 7folder 3
Project design and evaluation -- Evaluation, 1983-1988 and undated series 1box 7folder 4
Project design and evaluation -- Evaluation, 1983-1988 and undated series 1box 7folder 5
Project design and evaluation -- Profiles notebook, 1989 series 1box 7folder 6
Reference materials -- Bibliographies series 1box 8folder 1
Reference materials -- Bibliographies series 1box 8folder 2
Reference materials -- Directories series 1box 8folder 3
Statistics -- General series 1box 8folder 4
United Nations Decade for Women 1985 Nairobi Conference -- AID/WID funded activities -- participants and workshops, 1985 and undated series 1box 8folder 5
United Nations Decade for Women 1985 Nairobi Conference -- Foreign press, 1985 series 1box 8folder 6
United Nations Decade for Women 1985 Nairobi Conference -- Original position papers, 1985 series 1box 8folder 7
United Nations Decade for Women 1985 Nairobi Conference -- Press clippings, 1985 series 1box 8folder 8
United Nations Decade for Women 1985 Nairobi Conference -- State Department and United States delegation, 1985 and undated series 1box 8folder 9
United Nations Decade for Women 1985 Nairobi Conference -- United States press, 1985 series 1box 8folder 10
Water, health and sanitation -- Child care, 1976 and undated series 1box 9folder 1
Water, health and sanitation -- Health, 1980-1987 and undated series 1box 9folder 2
Water, health and sanitation -- Health, 1980-1987 and undated series 1box 9folder 3
Water, health and sanitation -- Housing and shelter, 1979 series 1box 9folder 4
Water, health and sanitation -- Irrigation, 1985 and undated series 1box 9folder 5
Water, health and sanitation -- Population and fertility, 1974-1981 and undated series 1box 9folder 6
Water, health and sanitation -- Waste management, 1984 series 1box 9folder 7
Water, health and sanitation -- Water and sanitation, 1979-1985 and undated series 1box 9folder 8
Women in Development information links, 1984-1985 series 1box 9folder 9

Series 2: Geographical Files, 1944-1989 (8 linear feet)

This series consists of published and unpublished conference papers, reports, newsletters, monographs, speeches, and journal issues and offprints documenting women and women's issues in developed and developing countries and various regions of the world. These files have been arranged in two groupings, Countries and Regions. Within each grouping, the files are arranged alphabetically. Coverage of a specific topic in a given geographical region can be found in this series; for more general information on the same topic, Series I should be consulted.
DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Countries -- Afghanistan, undated series 2box 1folder 1
Countries -- Argentina, 1976 series 2box 1folder 2
Countries -- Australia, 1979-1983 and undated series 2box 1folder 3
Countries -- Bahrain, 1986 series 2box 1folder 4
Countries -- Bangladesh, 1974-1987 and undated series 2box 1folder 5
Countries -- Barbados, 1980-1981 series 2box 1folder 6
Countries -- Belgium, undated series 2box 1folder 7
Countries -- Belize, 1977 series 2box 1folder 8
Countries -- Benin, undated series 2box 1folder 9
Countries -- Bolivia, 1975-1983 and undated series 2box 1folder 10
Countries -- Botswana, 1974-1981 and undated series 2box 2folder 1
Countries -- Brazil, 1984 and undated series 2box 2folder 2
Countries -- Burkina Faso, 1986 and undated series 2box 2folder 3
Countries -- Cameroon, 1972-1984 and undated series 2box 2folder 4
Countries -- Canada, 1965-1986 series 2box 2folder 5
Countries -- Chile, 1975-1981 series 2box 2folder 6
Countries -- China, 1975-1982 series 2box 3folder 1
Countries -- Costa Rica, 1978 series 2box 3folder 2
Countries -- Cuba, 1978 series 2box 3folder 3
Countries -- Denmark, 1976-1985 and undated series 2box 3folder 4
Countries -- Dominican Republic, 1975-1983 and undated series 2box 3folder 5
Countries -- Ecuador, 1974-1985 series 2box 3folder 6
Countries -- Egypt, 1973-1985 and undated series 2box 3folder 7
Countries -- Ethiopia, 1973-1980 and undated series 2box 3folder 8
Countries -- Finland, 1979 series 2box 3folder 9
Countries -- France, 1979 series 2box 3folder 10
Countries -- Gambia, 1973-1979 and undated series 2box 4folder 1
Countries -- Germany, 1977-1979 series 2box 4folder 2
Countries -- Ghana, 1974-1981 and undated series 2box 4folder 3
Countries -- Greece, undated series 2box 4folder 4
Countries -- Guatemala, 1978 and undated series 2box 4folder 5
Countries -- Guinea-Bissau, 1976-1979 series 2box 4folder 6
Countries -- Guyana, undated series 2box 4folder 7
Countries -- Haiti, 1986 and undated series 2box 4folder 8
Countries -- Honduras, 1979 and undated series 2box 4folder 9
Countries -- Hungary, 1978 series 2box 4folder 10
Countries -- India, 1975-1986 and undated series 2box 5folder 1
Countries -- India, 1975-1986 and undated series 2box 5folder 2
Countries -- Indonesia, 1975-1982 and undated series 2box 5folder 3
Countries -- Iran, 1979-1980 series 2box 5folder 4
Countries -- Iraq, 1975-1985 series 2box 5folder 5
Countries -- Ireland, 1975 series 2box 5folder 6
Countries -- Israel, 1976-1983 series 2box 5folder 7
Countries -- Ivory Coast, 1979 series 2box 5folder 8
Countries -- Jamaica, 1983-1984 series 2box 5folder 9
Countries -- Japan, undated series 2box 6folder 1
Countries -- Jordan, 1977 series 2box 6folder 2
Countries -- Kenya, 1976-1986 and undated series 2box 6folder 3
Countries -- Kenya, 1976-1986 and undated series 2box 6folder 4
Countries -- Kenya, 1976-1986 and undated series 2box 6folder 5
Countries -- Korea, undated series 2box 6folder 6
Countries -- Lebanon, 1983 series 2box 6folder 7
Countries -- Lesotho, undated series 2box 6folder 8
Countries -- Liberia, 1974-1977 series 2box 6folder 9
Countries -- Malawi, 1972 series 2box 6folder 10
Countries -- Maldives (Republic of Maldives), undated series 2box 6folder 11
Countries -- Mali, undated series 2box 6folder 12
Countries -- Mauritius (Republic of Mauritius), 1984-1986 and undated series 2box 6folder 13
Countries -- Mexico, 1975-1979 series 2box 6folder 14
Countries -- Morocco, 1975-1988 and undated series 2box 7folder 1
Countries -- Nepal, 1976-1985 and undated series 2box 7folder 2
Countries -- Nepal, 1976-1985 and undated series 2box 7folder 3
Countries -- Nepal, 1976-1985 and undated series 2box 7folder 4
Countries -- Netherlands, 1979-1985 series 2box 7folder 5
Countries -- New Guinea, 1980-1981 series 2box 7folder 6
Countries -- Niger, 1977-1979 series 2box 8folder 1
Countries -- Nigeria, 1963-1984 and undated series 2box 8folder 2
Countries -- Norway, undated series 2box 8folder 3
Countries -- Pacific Islands, 1980 and undated series 2box 8folder 4
Countries -- Pakistan, 1976-1984 series 2box 8folder 5
Countries -- Panama, 1975-1983 series 2box 8folder 6
Countries -- Paraguay, 1975 series 2box 8folder 7
Countries -- Peru, 1977-1984 and undated series 2box 8folder 8
Countries -- Peru, 1977-1984 and undated series 2box 8folder 9
Countries -- Phillipines, 1976-1986 and undated series 2box 9folder 1
Countries -- Phillipines, 1976-1986 and undated series 2box 9folder 2
Countries -- Poland, ybdated series 2box 9folder 3
Countries -- Portugal, 1982 series 2box 9folder 4
Countries -- Sahel, 1976-1977 series 2box 9folder 5
Countries -- Senegal, undated series 2box 9folder 6
Countries -- Sierra Leone, 1976-1982 and undated series 2box 9folder 7
Countries -- Somalia, 1980 series 2box 10folder 1
Countries -- South Vietnam, 1979 and undated series 2box 10folder 2
Countries -- Sri Lanka, 1975-1985 and undated series 2box 10folder 3
Countries -- Sri Lanka, 1975-1985 and undated series 2box 10folder 4
Countries -- Sudan, 1979 series 2box 10folder 5
Countries -- Swaziland, 1977-1983 series 2box 11folder 1
Countries -- Sweden, undated series 2box 11folder 2
Countries -- Taiwan, 1980-1981 series 2box 11folder 3
Countries -- Tanzania, 1976 series 2box 11folder 4
Countries -- Thailand, 1976-1985 and undated series 2box 11folder 5
Countries -- Thailand, 1976-1985 and undated series 2box 11folder 6
Countries -- Tunisia, 1969-1987 and undated series 2box 11folder 7
Countries -- Turkey, 1978 and undated series 2box 12folder 1
Countries -- Uganda, undated series 2box 12folder 2
Countries -- Upper Volta, 1979-1980 and undated series 2box 12folder 3
Countries -- U. S. S. R. (Soviet Union), 1976 and undated series 2box 12folder 4
Countries -- U. S. A. (United States), 1977 series 2box 12folder 5
Countries -- Venezuela, 1974 series 2box 12folder 6
Countries -- West Indies, 1981 series 2box 12folder 7
Countries -- Yemen, 1983 and undated series 2box 12folder 8
Countries -- Zaire, 1972-1975 and undated series 2box 12folder 9
Countries -- Zambia, 1978-1982 and undated series 2box 12folder 10
Regions -- Africa, 1972-1989 and undated series 2box 13folder 1
Regions -- Africa, 1972-1989 and undated series 2box 13folder 2
Regions -- Afrida, 1972-1989 and undated series 2box 13folder 3
Regions -- Asia, 1944-1978 series 2box 13folder 4
Regions -- Asia, 1979-1988 series 2box 14folder 1
Regions -- Asia, 1979-1988 series 2box 14folder 2
Regions -- Latin America/Caribbean, 1971-1977 series 2box 14folder 3
Regions -- Latin America/Caribbean, 1978-1986 and undated series 2box 15folder 1
Regions -- Latin America/Caribbean, 1978-1986 and undated series 2box 15folder 2
Regions -- Latin America/Caribbean, 1978-1986 and undated series 2box 15folder 3
Regions -- Latin America/Caribbean, undated series 2box 16folder 1

Related Material

Related material can be found in the University of Maryland Libraries' Women's Studies Pamphlet Collection and the Archives of the National Women Studies Association.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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