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Guide to the Sarah Harder Papers,​ 1970-​2000

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Summary Information

Title: Sarah Harder Papers

Inclusive Dates: 1970-2000

Creator: Harder, Sarah

Call Number: Archives Series 586

Quantity: 7.4 linear ft. (1 archive box, 7 record center cartons)

Repository: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, McIntyre Library, Special Collections & Archives

Archival Locations: UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr. E6/5c-E6/5f

Abstract: Sarah Harder was a professor and administrator from 1970 to 2000 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The collection includes biographical and administrative files.

Language: English

Biography/History

Sarah Snell Harder was born in 1937 in Chicago. In 1963 she received bachelors' degrees in History and English from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She received an M.A. in English from Bowling Green State University in 1966. In the mid-1960s, she married Harry Harder, and both were hired as faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1968.

Harder held many administrative positions at the university, including Assistant to the Chancellor for Affirmative Action and Education Opportunity, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Educational Opportunity Programs, and Women's Studies Coordinator. From1968 to 2000 Sarah Harder was active in numerous campus and UW System committees, including the Affirmative Action Review Board, the Commission on the Status of Women, the Children's Center Advisory Board, Faculty and Curriculum Development Committee. She also served in university administrative roles, implementing programs for affirmative action, Title IX, and 504 regulations. Responsibilities as an administrator included developing university programs related to adults, minorities, disabled, and educationally underprepared students. She oversaw departments and programs such as the Academic Skills Center, Adult Opportunity Office, American Ethnic Coordinating Office, Upward Bound Program, and Special Services Projects for Disadvantaged Students. She also taught English courses and helped establish the Women's Studies program at UWEC.

Sarah Harder participated in many state, regional, national and international women's organizations. Most notably, she served as President of the Association of University Women from 1985 to 1989. She retired from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2000.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes biographical information and administrative files from Sarah Harder's tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The collection is divided into three series: Biographical Information and Publications, Women's Issues in Higher Education, and Programs and Events. Other materials related to Sarah Harder can be found in Archives Series 429: Affirmative Action Files, and Archives Series 486: Educational Opportunity General Files. Also, the Wisconsin Historical Society holds a collection of Sarah Harder's papers focusing on her involvement in the national and international women's movement.

Administrative/Restriction Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the University Archives and Special Collections, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire prior to March 2006 (accession 08-019).

Preferred Citation

We recommend the following citation model:

Sarah Harder Papers, 1970-2000. AS 586. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Information

Processed by Allen Ramsey in August 2007.

Arrangement of the Materials

By series

Search Terms

Personal Names: Harder, Sarah

Corporate Names: University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Educational Opportunity

Subject Terms:
College teachers--Wisconsin--Eau Claire--Biography o College administrators--Wisconsin--Eau Claire--Biography
Women--Education (Higher)--Wisconsin--Eau Claire o Affirmative action programs--Wisconsin--Eau Claire

Genre Terms: School Records

Contents List

Series: 1. Biographical Information and Publications, 1970-1998
Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 archive box)
Scope and Content Note: Series contains biographical information about Sarah Harder including essays, vita, speeches and publications.

Box 1
Folder 1

Photos, ca. 1970-1980

Box 1
Folder 2

Memorabilia (buttons), ca. 1970s

Box 1
Folder 3

Memorabilia, ca. 1970s

Box 1
Folder 4

Vita, 1990-1998

Box 1
Folder 5

Personal Correspondence, 1980-1998

Box 1
Folder 6-8

Writings and Speeches, ca. 1970-1985; 1986-1989; 1992-1998

Box 1
Folder 9

Publications About Sarah Harder, 1978-1997

Box 1
Folder 10

Voices from Eau Claire: Some Perspectives on Women and the Campus (based on interview with Sarah Harder), Circa 1978

Series: 2. Women's Issues in Higher Education, 1970-2000
Quantity: 3.0 linear feet (3 record cartons)
Scope and Content Note: Series contains both UW System and University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire records of committee meeting minutes, reports, and supporting documentation. Also, the series includes materials about Title IX, of the 1972 Education Amendments, at the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire.

Box 2
Folder 1

UW System Task Force on Women's Studies—Final Report, 1974

Box 2
Folder 2

Presentation—Board of Regents, 1977

Box 2
Folder 3

Sarah Harder Reports, 1977-1978, 1981-1985

Box 2
Folder 4

Women's Task Force—Minutes, 1979-1980

Box 2
Folder 5

Women's Task Force—Academe and Staff, 1979-1980

Box 2
Folder 6

Status of Women Task Force—Report on Status of Women, 1980

Box 2
Folder 7

Status of Women Task Force—Reports (Blueprint for Achievement and Appendices), 1981

Box 2
Folder 8

Status of Women Task Force—Correspondence, Misc., 1981-1982

Box 2
Folder 9

UW System Status of Women Report, 1981-1984

Box 2
Folder 10

Women—UW System Report on Status, August, 1982

Box 2
Folder 11

UW System Task Force on Women, 1983-1987

Box 2
Folder 12

Status of Women Report—UW System, 1985

Box 2
Folder 13

Regent Study Group on Future of UW System—"Women as Students and Faculty", July, 1986

Box 2
Folder 14

Women & Future of UW System, 1987

Box 2
Folder 15

Women's Studies—Students "Equal Opportunities in Education—Eliminating Discrimination on Basis of Gender" UW System, 1989

Box 2
Folder 16

UW System Gender Data, 1990

Box 2
Folder 17

Gender Issues UW System and Academe, 1990-1991

Box 2
Folder 18

UW System Gender Policy & Statute, 1990-1991

Box 2
Folder 19

Report to UW-System Task Force on Status of Women, UW-Eau Claire, April, 1980

Box 2
Folder 20

UWEC Report to UW System Task Force on Status of Women, April, 1980

Box 2
Folder 21

UWEC Response to Task Force on Status of Women, ca. 1981

Box 2
Folder 22

Task Force on Women's Issue Survey, 1983

Box 2
Folder 23

Consultation and Reports to the Commission on Status of Women on Regents Task Force Recommendations, undated

Box 2
Folder 24

Commission on the Status of Women, 1973-1981

Box 2
Folder 25-26

PEER, 1981-1983

Box 2
Folder 27

Status of Women—Resource Committee, 1980

Box 2
Folder 28

Resource Committee on Women, 1980

Box 2
Folder 29-30

Commission on Status of Women, 1982-1983; 1982-1987

Box 2
Folder 31

Regents Task Force Women—Background Papers 2-33, undated

Box 3
Folder 1

UW Regents Task Force on Women, 1979-1981

Box 3
Folder 2

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Report on Employment-Status of Women, 1976, 1980

Box 3
Folder 3

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Salaries, 19801992

Box 3
Folder 4

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Regents Task Force on Women-Report, 1981

Box 3
Folder 5

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Regents Task Force on Women-Implement, 1986

Box 3
Folder 6

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Women/future Regents Document, 1986

Box 3
Folder 7

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Women/future, 1986-1988

Box 3
Folder 8

Women's Issues-Faculty—Status of Academic Staff— Women Following Swoboda, June, 1988

Box 3
Folder 9

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Equal Employment Annual Report-Swoboda, 1988-1992

Box 3
Folder 10

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Women in Admin., 1990

Box 3
Folder 11

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Tenure—Women and Minorities, 1990

Box 3
Folder 12

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Report on the Status of Women Employees, 1990

Box 3
Folder 13

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Management, 19901992

Box 3
Folder 14

Child Care—UW System, 1992

Box 3
Folder 15

Commission on the Status of Women-Focus Groups, 1999

Box 3
Folder 16

UWEC Resource Committee on Status of Women, 1980

Box 3
Folder 17

Individual/Intercultural Difference Committee, 1980-1985

Box 3
Folder 18

Women's Issues-Faculty—UW System Entry Profile, 19801992

Box 3
Folder 19

Women's Issues-Faculty—Staff Data, 1980-1991

Box 3
Folder 20

Women's Issues—Classroom Climate—"Classroom Climate: A Chilly One for Women", 1983

Box 3
Folder 21

"Mentoring Through Scholarly Collaboration", 1993

Box 3
Folder 22

Equal Justice Task Force—Judge Peterson, 1990

Box 3
Folder 23

Women's Issues-Faculty—Teacher Ed Gender Issues, 1989-1990

Box 3
Folder 24-27

Commission on the Status of Women, 1988-1991

Box 3
Folder 28

Task Force: Increasing the Retention of Women at UWEC, 1992-1993

Box 3
Folder 29

Commission on the Status of Women, 1992-1993

Box 3
Folder 30

Commission on the Status of Women/Task Force on the Retention of Women, 1993-1994

Box 3
Folder 31-32

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), 1994-1995; June 1996-1997

Box 3
Folder 33

CSW-Meetings, February-May, 1996

Box 3
Folder 34

CSW, 35325

Box 3
Folder 35

Commission on the Status of Women Meeting—Handouts, 35346

Box 3
Folder 36

CSW-Arrowhead Room, 35409

Box 3
Folder 37-39

CSW, February 26, April 9, September 16, 1997

Box 3
Folder 40

CSW-Final Meeting, 35570

Box 3
Folder 41

Women's Issues-Diversity-Task Force on Diversity, 1993

Box 3
Folder 42

Women's Issues-Diversity-Friends of Diversity at UWEC, 1993

Box 3
Folder 43

"The Diversity Climate at UWEC", 1995-1999

Box 4
Folder 1

Task Force on the Status of Women, 1982-1983

Box 4
Folder 2

Academic Staff-Gender Equity, 1991-1993

Box 4
Folder 3

Title IX Legislation, 1970-1977

Box 4
Folder 4

Title IX Seminar, 27831

Box 4
Folder 5

Title IX Hearings UWEC, May, 1976

Box 4
Folder 6

Title IX Meeting, September 13-14, 1977

Box 4
Folder 7

AIAW Correspondence, 1980-1981

Box 4
Folder 8

UW System/Women's Athletics, 1989-1991

Box 4
Folder 9

Title IX Self Evaluations & Surveys (Blue Binder), ca. 1975-1976

Box 4
Folder 10

Title IX UWEC Chronology (Blue Binder), 1976-1977

Series: 3. Programs and Events, 1970-2000
Quantity: 4.0 Linear Feet (4 record cartons)
Scope and Content Note: Series contains women's programming at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The majority of records document women's programs including Women's Day, Women's History Week and Month, and Challenges and Choices. The remaining materials include information about the Blue Ribbon Committee, Classified Staff Seminars, University Symposiums, Upward Bound and Workshops.

Box 5-8

Program and Events Series, circa 1970-1990

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