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Institute of Women's Professional Relations

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Identifier: RG80
The records within this collection pertain to the move of the Institute of Women’s Professional Relations’ research headquarters from North Carolina to Connecticut, and its subsequent activities while partnered with the College. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence between Institute staff such as Chase Going Woodhouse, and Connecticut College president Katharine Blunt. Programs for various conferences held by the IWPR are also included within this collection.

Dates

  • 1934-1947

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers

Extent

0.139 Linear Feet (.33 Hollinger box )

.417 Linear Feet (oversize Hollinger box) ; 5 x15

Overview

This collection contains documents pertaining to the move of the IWPR’s research headquarters from the University of North Carolina to Connecticut College, and its subsequent activities while partnered with the College.

Administrative History

The Institute of Women’s Professional Relations was founded in September of 1929 as a source of information for college educated women about occupations and desirable training and experience. The research headquarters of the Institute were housed in Greensboro, North Carolina at the University of North Carolina until September 1934 when it was moved to Connecticut College. The IWPR conducted studies of women in different professions and published their findings with help from the College. They also published a quarterly magazine entitled Women’s Work and Education, which provided information on jobs, interviews, and book reviews. In addition, conferences were regularly held to discuss topics concerning women in professional settings. Chase Going Woodhouse was the original director of the institute, and gave lectures at many of these events.

References:

Summary of the Activities of the Institute of Women’s Professional Relations January 1937 to January 1938, Folder 2c, Box 1, Institute of Women’s Professional Relations Records. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

The Institute of Women’s Professional Relations Research Headquarters Connecticut College, Folder 2c, Box 1, Institute of Women’s Professional Relations Records. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically in one series

Acquisitions Information

Transferred from several Connecticut College offices, date unknown.

Processed By

Sarah N. Johnson, 2017.
Title
Guide to the Institute of Women's Professional Relations Records
Status
completed
Author
Sarah N. Johnson
Date
2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

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