New Jersey Project records
Scope and Contents
The New Jersey Project Records document the organization from its inception through its termination in 2006. The collection is a rich source of information about issues of race, class, and gender in higher education, in New Jersey specifically, and the efforts of that State to address them among its college and university students and faculty. Types of materials include administrative files, publications, correspondence and emails, reports, writings, books, photographs, conference packets, audiocassettes, DVDs, videocassettes, grant applications, financial information, articles, and photographs.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1969 - 2006
- New Jersey Project (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Biographical / Historical
The New Jersey Project on Inclusive Scholarship, Curriculum and Teaching was established by the State of New Jersey as the first statewide, state-funded gender and multi- cultural scholarship and curriculum project in the U.S. Its diverse activities, which dealt with virtually all aspects of the learning experience, promoted and supported curriculum transformation and faculty/student development regarding issues of gender, race, ethnicity, class, culture, and sexuality.
The Project published a journal, Transformations; sponsored ALANA, a support network for women of color in higher education in New Jersey; conducted conferences, workshops, and regional network meetings; held annual residential Summer Institutes for New Jersey college faculty; sponsored art exhibitions, poetry readings, and other special events; and made awards to students who demonstrated excellence in feminist scholarship during their undergraduate studies.
In 1994, The New Jersey Project was awarded the national Progress in Equity Award from the American Association of University Women's Legal Advocacy Fund, and in 2001, the National Association for Multicultural Education honored the Project with its Multicultural Program Award. Paula Rothenberg served as Director of the New Jersey Project for many years. The organization ceased operating in 2006.
52.25 linear feet (51 containers)
Language of Materials
Feminist advocacy and educational program. Collection is a rich source of information about issues of race, class, and gender in higher education, in New Jersey specifically, and the efforts of that State to address them among its college and university students and faculty. Types of materials include administrative files, publications, correspondence and emails, reports, writings, books, photographs, conference packets, audiocassettes, DVDs, videocassettes, grant applications, financial information, articles, and photographs.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
This collection contains materials received from the donor in digital form that are not currently available online. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request access to this digital content.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by the New Jersey Project, 2006.
The contents of computer media in this collection has been copied to networked storage for preservation and access; the original directory and file structure was retained and file lists were created.
Genre / Form
- Computer media
- DVD-Video discs
- Electronic mail
- Faculty papers
- Financial records
- Grant proposals
- Organization files
- Education, Higher -- New Jersey -- Curricula
- Electronic records
- Fund raising
- Multicultural education -- New Jersey
- Multiculturalism -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- New Jersey
- Sex discrimination in education
- Women -- Education -- New Jersey
- Women's studies -- New Jersey
- New Jersey Project records
- Finding Aid
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
- 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
- 2017-07-26T17:48:17-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2020-06-24: Description added for born-digital content.
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