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

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Summary Information

Repository:

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(715) 836-2739
http://www.uwec.edu/Library/archives/info.htm

Reference Code: USGZE AS586

Accession Number: 08-019

Collection Number: Archives Series 586

Creators: Harder, Sarah

Title: Sarah Harder Papers

Inclusive Dates: 1970–2000

Creator: Harder, Sarah

Call Number: Archives Series 586

Quantity: 6.4 linear feet (1 archives box, 6 record center cartons)

Archival Locations: B9/1a (Box 1), B9/3a (Box 2), B9/2a (Box 3-5), B9/1a (Box 6-7)

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: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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. From 1968 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.

Content Description

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 Information

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright 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.

Processing Information: Processed by Allen Ramsey in August 2007.

Arrangement of the Materials: By series.

Subjects

Personal Names: Harder, Sarah

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

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

Genre Terms: School Records

Detailed List of Contents

Series 1: Biographical Information and Publications
Series contains biographical information about Sarah Harder including essays, vita, speeches and publications.
Dates: 1970–2000
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder

1/1

Photos

ca. 1970–1980

Box/Folder

1/2

Memorabilia (buttons)

ca. 1970s

Box/Folder

1/3

Memorabilia

ca. 1970s

Box/Folder

1/4

Vita

1990–1998

Box/Folder

1/5

Personal Correspondence

1980–1998

Box/Folder

1/6-1/8

Writings and Speeches

ca. 1970–1985; 1986–1989; 1992–1998

Box/Folder

1/9

Publications About Sarah Harder

1978–1997

Box/Folder

1/10

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

ca. 1978

Box/Folder

1/11

Vision: Sarah Harder, Exclusive Profiles with Influential Feminists, UW-EC Past & Present

ca. 2000s

Series 2: Women’s Issues in Higher Education. 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.

Dates: 1970–2000

Extent: 3.0 linear feet (3 record cartons)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder

2/1

UW System Task Force on Women’s Studies—Final Report

1974

Box/Folder

2/2

Presentation—Board of Regents

1977

Box/Folder

2/3

Sarah Harder Reports

1977–1978

1981–1985

Box/Folder

2/4

Women’s Task Force—Minutes

1979–1980

Box/Folder

2/5

Women’s Task Force—Academe and Staff

1979–1980

Box/Folder

2/6

Status of Women Task Force—Report on Status of Women

1980

Box/Folder

2/7

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

1981

Box/Folder

2/8

Status of Women Task Force—Correspondence, Misc.

1981–1982

Box/Folder

2/9

UW System Status of Women Report

1981–1984

Box/Folder

2/10

Women—UW System Report on Status

August, 1982

Box/Folder

2/11

UW System Task Force on Women

1983–1987

Box/Folder

2/12

Status of Women Report—UW System

1985

Box/Folder

2/13

Regent Study Group on Future of UW System—“Women as Students and Faculty”

July, 1986

Box/Folder

2/14

Women & Future of UW System

1987

Box/Folder

2/15

Women’s Studies—Students “Equal Opportunities in Education—Eliminating Discrimination on Basis of Gender” UW System

1989

Box/Folder

2/16

UW System Gender Data

1990

Box/Folder

2/17

Gender Issues UW System and Academe

1990–1991

Box/Folder

2/18

UW System Gender Policy & Statute

1990–1991

Box/Folder

2/19

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

April, 1980

Box/Folder

2/20

UWEC Report to UW System Task Force on Status of Women

April, 1980

Box/Folder

2/21

UWEC Response to Task Force on Status of Women

ca. 1981

Box/Folder

2/22

Task Force on Women’s Issue Survey

1983

Box/Folder

2/23

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

undated

Box/Folder

2/24

Commission on the Status of Women

1973–1981

Box/Folder

2/25-2/26

PEER

1981–1983

Box/Folder

2/27

Status of Women—Resource Committee

1980

Box/Folder

2/28

Resource Committee on Women

1980

Box/Folder

2/29-2/30

Commission on Status of Women

1982–1983; 1982–1987

Box/Folder

2/31

Regents Task Force Women—Background Papers 2-33

undated

Box/Folder

3/1

UW Regents Task Force on Women

1979–1981

Box/Folder

3/2

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Report on Employment-Status of Women

1976

1980

Box/Folder

3/3

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Salaries

1980–1992

Box/Folder

3/4

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Regents Task Force on Women-Report

1981

Box/Folder

3/5

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Regents Task Force on Women-Implement

1986

Box/Folder

3/6

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Women/future Regents Document

1986

Box/Folder

3/7

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Women/future

1986–1988

Box/Folder

3/8

Women’s Issues-Faculty—Status of Academic Staff—Women Following Swoboda

June, 1988

Box/Folder

3/9

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Equal Employment Annual Report-Swoboda

1988–1992

Box/Folder

3/10

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Women in Admin.

1990

Box/Folder

3/11

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Tenure—Women and Minorities

1990

Box/Folder

3/12

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Report on the Status of Women Employees

1990

Box/Folder

3/13

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Management

1990–1992

Box/Folder

3/14

Child Care—UW System

1992

Box/Folder

3/15

Commission on the Status of Women-Focus Groups

1999

Box/Folder

3/16

UWEC Resource Committee on Status of Women

1980

Box/Folder

3/17

Individual/Intercultural Difference Committee

1980–1985

Box/Folder

3/18

Women’s Issues-Faculty—UW System Entry Profile

1980–1992

Box/Folder

3/19

Women’s Issues-Faculty—Staff Data

1980–1991

Box/Folder

3/20

Women’s Issues—Classroom Climate—“Classroom Climate: A Chilly One for Women”

1983

Box/Folder

3/21

“Mentoring Through Scholarly Collaboration”

1993

Box/Folder

3/22

Equal Justice Task Force—Judge Peterson

1990

Box/Folder

3/23

Women’s Issues-Faculty—Teacher Ed Gender Issues

1989–1990

Box/Folder

3/24-3/27

Commission on the Status of Women

1988–1991

Box/Folder

3/28

Task Force: Increasing the Retention of Women at UWEC

1992–1993

Box/Folder

3/29

Commission on the Status of Women

1992–1993

Box/Folder

3/30

Commission on the Status of Women/Task Force on the Retention of Women

1993–1994

Box/Folder

3/31-3/32

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

1994–1995; June 1996–1997

Box/Folder

3/33

CSW-Meetings

February–May, 1996

Box/Folder

3/34

CSW

September 17, 1996

Box/Folder

3/35

Commission on the Status of Women Meeting—Handouts

October 8, 1996

Box/Folder

3/36

CSW-Arrowhead Room

December 10, 1996

Box/Folder

3/37-3/39

CSW

February 26, April 9, September 16, 1997

Box/Folder

3/40

CSW-Final Meeting

May 20, 1997

Box/Folder

3/41

Women’s Issues—Diversity—Task Force on Diversity

1993

Box/Folder

3/42

Women’s Issues—Diversity—Friends of Diversity at UWEC

1993

Box/Folder

3/43

“The Diversity Climate at UWEC”

1995–1999

Box/Folder

4/1

Task Force on the Status of Women

1982–1983

Box/Folder

4/2

Academic Staff-Gender Equity

1991–1993

Box/Folder

4/3

Title IX Legislation

1970–1977

Box/Folder

4/4

Title IX Seminar

March 12, 1976

Box/Folder

4/5

Title IX Hearings UWEC

May, 1976

Box/Folder

4/6

Title IX Meeting

September 13–14, 1977

Box/Folder

4/7

AIAW Correspondence

1980–1981

Box/Folder

4/8

UW System/Women’s Athletics

1989–1991

Box/Folder

4/9

Title IX Self Evaluations & Surveys (Blue Binder)

ca. 1975–1976

Box/Folder

4/10

Title IX UWEC Chronology (Blue Binder)

1976–1977

Series 3: Programs and Events
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.

Dates: 1970–1998

Extent: 3.0 linear feet (3 record cartons)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder

5/1

Watching the Women’s Vote Forum (Women’s History Week)

March 6, 1984

Box/Folder

5/2

Women’s History Week Schools

1983–1984

Box/Folder

5/3

Whither the Women’s Vote? (Women’s History Week 1985)

March 1, 1985

Box/Folder

5/4

Women’s History Week

1984–1985

Box/Folder

5/5

Women’s History Week 1985 — Planning Ideas

1984–1985

Box/Folder

5/6

Women’s History Week/Women’s Organizations

1983

Box/Folder

5/7

Women’s History Week — Outreach to the Schools Project, March 1984

1983–1984

Box/Folder

5/8

La Crosse Choices Initiative Task Force

Feb. 4, 1988

Box/Folder

5/9

CHOICES Proposal to DHSS — for Technical Assistance Project to Improve Regional Services for Adolescent Females

1988

Box/Folder

5/10

Women’s History Week — Student Research Competition

March 1984

Box/Folder

5/11

Photographs and slides — Women’s History Week

1984

Box/Folder

5/12

Women’s Studies — Center of Excellence Proposal (folder 1)

1987–1988

Box/Folder

5/13

Women’s Studies — Center of Excellence Proposal (folder 1)

1987–1988

Box/Folder

5/14

Women’s Studies — Center of Excellence Proposal (folder 1)

1987–1988

Box/Folder

5/15

Women’s Studies — Center of Excellence Proposal (folder 1)

1987–1988

Box/Folder

5/16

Diversification Symposium

Aug. 1989

Box/Folder

5/17

Diversification Symposium

1989

Box/Folder

5/18

Women’s History Month

1987–1990

Box/Folder

5/19

Women’s History Month — Classroom Activities

1990

Box/Folder

5/20

Women’s History Month — Rural Women Series

1989–1990

Box/Folder

5/21

Women’s History Month — Women’s Studies Student Research/Project Competition

March 1990

Box/Folder

5/22

Women’s History Month — Women’s Studies Student Research/Project Competition

March 1989

Box/Folder

5/23

Women’s History Month

March 1989

Box/Folder

5/24

Women’s History Month — Elizabeth Jameson Visit (from UW-La Crosse WS

March 1989

Box/Folder

5/25

Women’s History Week 1987

1986–1987

Box/Folder

5/26

Women’s History Week 1986

1986

Box/Folder

5/27

Women’s History Week 1986 — Gerri Gribi concert

1985–1986

Box/Folder

5/28

Women’s History Week 1984 — Voices

1984

Box/Folder

5/29

Women’s History Week Committee

1983–1984

Box/Folder

5/30

Women’s Day on Campus Tea (at the home of Mrs. Leonard Haas)

1978–1979

Box/Folder

5/31

Women’s Day on Campus Evaluations

1979

Box/Folder

5/32

Women’s Day Reports

1976–1979

Box/Folder

5/33

Women’s Day on Campus 1980

1980

Box/Folder

5/34

Women’s Day on Campus 1979

1976–1979

Box/Folder

5/35

Women’s Day on Campus 1978

1978

Box/Folder

6/1

Women’s Day on Campus 1976

1976

Box/Folder

6/2

Women’s Day on Campus 1975

1975

Box/Folder

6/3

Women’s Day on Campus 1974

1974

Box/Folder

6/4

Take Back the Night Rally

Sept. 30, 1990

Box/Folder

6/5

Diversity Now! Teach-In/Speak-Out

1992

Box/Folder

6/6

Women’s Leadership Workshop

1998

Box/Folder

6/7

Eau Claire Futuresight Camp

1986

Box/Folder

6/8

Challenges and Choices Technology and Life Work Workshops for Girls — Miscellaneous

1984–1988

Box/Folder

6/9

Challenges and Choices Technology and Life Work Workshops for Girls — Miscellaneous

1985

Box/Folder

6/10

Challenges and Choices — Evaluations

1985

Box/Folder

6/11

Challenges and Choices Technology and Life Work Workshops for Girls — Folder Packets

1985

Box/Folder

6/12

Challenges and Choices Technology and Life Work Workshops for Girls — Folder Packet

1986

Box/Folder

6/13

Challenges and Choices Technology and Life Work Workshops for Girls — Folder Packet

1987

Box/Folder

6/14

Challenges and Choices Technology and Life Work Workshops for Girls — Folder Packets

1989

Box/Folder

6/15

Challenges and Choices — Miscellaneous

1984

Box/Folder

6/16

Challenges and Choices — Keynote Speakers

1984

Box/Folder

6/17

Challenges and Choices — Planning Committee

1984

Box/Folder

6/18

Challenges and Choices — Presenters

1984

Box/Folder

6/19

Challenges and Choices

1991

Box/Folder

6/20

Education for Employment

1990

Box/Folder

6/21

Blue Ribbon Committee Background

1980–1990

Box/Folder

6/22

Blue Ribbon Council for Business/Education Partnership

1988–1989

Box/Folder

6/23

China: Consortium Project “Wingspread”

1993–1995

Box/Folder

7/1

“The Desk Set”

Feb.-March 1976

Box/Folder

7/2

“Men and Women Working Together” Workshop

June 10. 1976

Box/Folder

7/3

Breast Self-Exam Program

1976

Box/Folder

7/4

Breast Self-Exam Program

1977

Box/Folder

7/5

Breast Self-Exam Program

1978–1979

Box/Folder

7/6

Affirmative Action/Title IX Workshop

1976

Box/Folder

7/7

Divorce Workshop

Oct. 30, 1976

Box/Folder

7/8

Forum Special — WI Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson

Dec. 6, 1976

Box/Folder

7/9

Business Ethics Seminar

1978

Box/Folder

7/10

“Changing Lives” Workshop

1978

Box/Folder

7/11

“Changing Lives” Workshop

1978

Box/Folder

7/12

“Changing Trends and Why” — Sex — Stereotyping Seminar

1977

Box/Folder

7/13

Classified Staff Seminar

March 20–21, 1979

Box/Folder

7/14

“Women and the Issues” Classified Seminar

March 20, 1978

Box/Folder

7/15

Classified Seminar

March 19–20, 1981

Box/Folder

7/16

Classified Seminar “Futures for Women in Civil Service

April 1, 1977

Box/Folder

7/17

Classified Staff Advisory Committee Spring Seminar

1982

Box/Folder

7/18

DFL Feminist Caucus

1980

Box/Folder

7/19

Emerging Woman in Management

1975–1976

Box/Folder

7/20

Materials for Staff Meeting

Aug. 14–16, 1978

Box/Folder

7/21

Equal Rights Conference (green folder)

1976–1977

Box/Folder

7/22

Examining Affirmative Action in Action

Nov. 14–16, 1974

Box/Folder

7/23

National Commission on Working Women

1978–1980

Box/Folder

7/24

Classified Seminar – “Women in the 80’s – 100 Years of Progress”

April 1, 1980

Box/Folder

7/25

“Single Women: The New Pioneers” Seminar — UW-Extension

March 1, 1980

Box/Folder

7/26

National Hispanic Feminist Conference

March 28–31, 1980

Box/Folder

7/27

“What’s a Woman Doing in College?”

1973–1975

Box/Folder

7/28

Project Join (Folder 1)

1979

Box/Folder

7/29

Project Join (Folder 2)

1979

Box/Folder

7/30

Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction and PTA Council Discussion

1979–1980

Box/Folder

7/31

Sex-Stereotyping Workshop

1976

Box/Folder

7/32

Women in Administration Program

Jan. 31, 1979

Box/Folder

7/33

Single Women Task Force

1980

Box/Folder

7/34

Wellness Workshop at Eau Claire Civic Center

Sept. 13–15, 1978

Box/Folder

7/35

Teaching Unit Women in Management (Affirmative Action Office)

ca. 1970s–1980s

Box/Folder

7/36

Equal Employment and Affirmative Action in Higher Education Conference (blue folder)

March 1976

Box/Folder

7/37

Women’s Bureau 60th Anniversary Conference — Women & Work in the 80’s (white folder)

Sept. 2–4, 1980