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New Jersey Project records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00548

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

  • 1969 - 2006

Creator

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.

Extent

57 boxes (71.25 linear feet)

0.173 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Processing Information

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.

Creator

Title
New Jersey Project records
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 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.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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