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Guide to the Joan Ariel Files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine AS.105
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Description
This collection comprises files retained by Joan Ariel that document the University of California, Irvine Women's Studies program, resources for women at UC Irvine, and the UC Irvine LGBT community. As the Women's Studies Librarian and a Women's Studies faculty member at UC Irvine, Ariel served with numerous groups and organizations that supported women's issues and the LGBT community on and off campus, including the Women's Studies Program Steering Committee, The Lilac Collective, and the Pacific Women's Studies Association. This collection reflects her involvement with these groups and many others and documents their activities from 1971 to 2000.
Background
Joan Ariel played a vital role in the development of the UC Irvine Women's Studies program. In addition to serving as the Women's Studies librarian for nearly twenty years, she served on the Women's Studies Steering Committee, as a Women's Studies course instructor, and as the academic coordinator for Women's Studies. Ariel participated in numerous campus groups and organizations that supported women's issues. She also contributed to the establishment of the many gay and lesbian groups that remain active on the UC Irvine Campus including the Lilac Collective and the Gay and Lesbian Faculty and Staff Network.
Extent
6.2 linear feet (14 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.