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Records of Women and Gender Studies

Identifier: RU 75

Content Description

Files, ephemera, and artifacts from the WGST program from it's inception in 1993 through 2018. The files detail the early development of the Women's Studies program at TCU and it's development into the WGST program. The records also include posters promoting events sponsored by the department, graphic designs honoring the first African-American student enrolled at TCU, Allene Jones, and promotional items and artifacts.


  • 1993-2008


Biographical / Historical

The department of Women and Gender Studies is a unit within TCU's School of Interdisciplinary Studies. In 1992, a committee of faculty proposed an interdisciplinary minor in Women's Studies, and the Women's Studies Program was established in 1994 under the leadership of Jean Giles Sims. In 2004, the program launched a graduate certificate program. The program grew througout the 2000s and began to offer additional courses in LGBTQ issues. The program was rebranded as Women and Gender Studies in 2014 at the suggestion of the Office of the Provost. The program continued to grow and add faculty througout the 2010s, including the approval of both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in 2018.


2 Linear feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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