Course

HIST-200 01 Gateway: Research

Document Type

Student Paper

Publication Date

2019

Disciplines

History

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

This project examines the growth of Women’s Liberation as a political force in the United States from the mid-1960’s into the early 1970’s and the impact of this movement on the campus of Augustana College. The project uses a single event, a student organized symposium on Women’s Liberation held in 1973, as the focal point for a discussion of short and long-term effects of the movement on gender equality at the institutional level. It will be shown that, while the student led action in the few years surrounding 1973 succeeded in fostering campus discourse and mobilizing support, long term institutional changes, often faculty led, can most accurately be understood as products of the Women’s Liberation movement more generally. For this purpose, this project relies heavily on the college’s student run newspaper as well as the organizational and institutional records of the college and the collected papers of faculty whose actions were central to this unfolding story.

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