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Women's Committee records

 Record Group
Identifier: AC-05

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the records range from 1973-1991 and contain meeting minutes, correspondence, proposals, surveys, statistics, and newspaper and magazine clippings.


  • 1972-2003

Language of Materials

The records are in



Open: materials are available for research.


Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.

Historical Information

At a staff meeting held on January 19, 1973, Director Paul Fye appointed a committee to look into employment practices and procedures for minority groups and women at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The Women’s Committee is an outgrowth of that group. Mary McGilvray was asked by Director Fye to chair a committee made up of staff members whose objective was to act, per the charter, as "a forum for the ideas and concerns of women associated with WHOI", and to sponsor seminars and programs of interest to all employees.


7 boxes (3.25 linear feet)


The collection consists of records relating to the Women's Committee at WHOI dating from 1972-2003.


Arranged in a single series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

The custodial history of the records is unknown.

Acquisitions Information

The records of the Women’s Committee of WHOI came from the Education department in August, 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Marisa Hudspeth in 2003. Folders without dates were dated during processing and filed chronologically.

A Guide to the Women's Committee records, 1972-2003
Marisa Hudspeth
November 21, 2003
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Language of description note
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository