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Book Library Catalog - updated 12/12/06

Author Title Date

Abbott, Sidney and Barbara Love Sappho was a Right-On Woman 1978
Adams, Carol J. Neither Man Nor Beast Feminism and the Defense of Aniamls 1995
Adams, Gail Galloway The Purchase of Order Stories 1988
Afshar, Haleh Women, State, and Ideology: Studies from Africa and Asia 1987
Alcott, Louisa M. Little Women 1868
Alexander, M. Jacqui and Chandra Talpade Mohanty Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures 1997
Allen, Mary The Necessary Blankness Women in Major American Fiction of the Sixties 1976
American Psychological Association Research Agenda for Psychological and Behavioral Factors in Women's Health 1996
Anderlini-D'Onofrio, Serena Women and Bisexuality: A Global Perspective 2003
Anderson, Peggy Great Quotes from Great Women 1997
Angier, Natalie Woman, An Intimate Geography 1999
Anshaw, Carol Aquamarine 1992
Archer, Jules Breaking Barriers The Feminist Revolution from Susan B. Anthony to Margaret Sanger to Betty Friedan 1991
Aryanpour, Azar Behind the Tall Walls From Palace to Prison 1998
Ashcraft, Donna M. Women's Work A Survey of Scholarship By and About Women 1998
Austen, Jane Emma 1816
Aulicino, Christine and JoAnn Deak The Book of Hopes and Dreams For Girls and Young Women; Notable Women Share Their Experiences and Wisdom 1999
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Cracking the Code 2004
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Keys to the Governor's Office 2004
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Speaking with Authority 2004
Baumgardner Jennifer and Amy Richards Manifests-Young Women, feminism and the future (3 Copies) 2000
Barrett, Eileen and Mary Cullinan American Women Writers Diverse Voices in Prose Since 1845 1992
Barrett, Martha Barron Invisible Lives The Truth About Millions of Women-Loving Women 1990
Beattie, Melody Journey to the Heart Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul 1996
Beckwith, Karen and Baldez, Lisa Politics & Gender, Vol.1, #4 December 2005 2005
Beckwith, Karen and Baldez, Lisa Politics & Gender, Vol.1, #3 September 2005 2005
Beckwith, Karen and Baldez, Lisa Politics & Gender, Vol.1, #2 June 2005 2005
Beckwith, Karen and Baldez, Lisa Politics & Gender, Vol.1, #1 March 2005 2005
Beckwith, Karen and Baldez, Lisa Politics & Gender, Vol.2, #1 March 2006 2006
Beckwith, Karen and Baldez, Lisa Politics & Gender, Vol.2, #2 June 2005 2006
Beckwith, Karen and Baldez, Lisa Politicc & Gender, Vol 2, #3 September 2006 2006
Berger, Karen and John Bostwick III, MD A Woman's Decision Breast Care, Treatment, and Reconstruction Second Edition 1994
Bernikow, Louise The American Women's Almanas 1997
Blotnick, Srully Otherwise Engaged The Private Lives of Successful Carrer Women 1985
Blumberg, Rae Lesser, et al Engendering Wealth and Well-Being Empowerment for Global Change 1995
Bohmer, Carol and Andrea Parrot Sexual Assault on Campus The Problem and The Solution  
Bolden, Tonya 33 Things Every Girl Should Know Stories, Songs, Poems, and Smart Talk by 33 Extraordinary Women 1998
Borgese, Giuseppe Antonio Beautiful Women 2001
Boston Women's Health Book Collective Our Bodies, Ourselves For the New Century A Book by and for Women 1998
Bradley, Jane Power Lines and Other Stories 1989
Brant, Beth A Gathering of Spirit A Collection By North American Indian Women 1988
Bravo, Ellen and Ellen Cassedy The 9 to 5 Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment: Candid Advice from 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women 1999
Bravo, Ellen The Job/Family Challenge: Not for Women Only 1995
Bright, Susie Sexual Reality A Virtual Sex World Reader 1992
Bright, Susie Sexual State of the Union 1997
Briles, Judith Woman to Woman 2000 Becoming Sabatoge Savy in the New Millennium 1999
Brown, Dee The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West 1974
Brown, Judith C. Immodest Acts The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy 1986
Brownmiller, Susan Against Our Will Men, Women, and Rape 1975
Brownmiller, Susan Femininity 1984
Brumberg, John Jacobs The Body Project An Intimate History of American Girls 1997
Brumberg, John Jacobs Fasting Girls The History of Anorexia Nervosa 1989
Bulkin, Elly and Joan Larkin Amazon Poetry An Anthology of Lesbian Poetry 1975
Bullough, Vern Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context 2002
Burk, Martha 50 Ways to Improve Women's Lives: The Essential Women's Guide to Achieving Equality, Health, and Success 2005
Butler, Matilda and William Paisley Women in the Mass Media Sourcebook for Research and Action 1980
Carey, Miriam 365 Ways to Meet People in Cleveland 2001
Cary, Lorene Black Ice 1991
Caraway, Nancie Segregated Sisterhood Racism and the Politics of American Feminism 1991
Casamayou, Maureen Hogan The Politics of Breast Cancer 2001
Cather, Willa O Pioneers! 1913
Chauncey, George Gay Newyork: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940 1994
Charpentier, Etienne How to Read the New Testament 1998
Chernin, Kim Reinventing Eve Modern Woman in Search of Herself 1987
Chira, Susan A Mother's Place Choosing Work and Family Without Guilt or Blame 1998
Chopin, Kate The Awakening and Selected Stories 1983
Christ, Carol P. and Judith Plaskow Womanspirit Rising A Feminist Reader in Religion 1979
Christian-Smith, Linda K. and Kristine S. Kellor Everyday Knowledge and Uncommon Truths Women of the Academy 1999
Chrystos Dream On 1991
Chrystos Fugitive Colors 1995
Chrystos Not Vanishing 1988
Cisneros, Sandra The House on Mango Street 1984
Cisneros, Sandra Loose Woman 1994
Clark, Margaret C. and Alexis R. Faust Women's Voices, Women's Work 1990
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art Threads of Vision: Toward a New Feminine Poetics 2001
Clift, Eleanor and Tom Brazaitis Madam President Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling 2000
Cohen, Marcia The Sisterhood The True Story of the Women Who Changed the World 1988
Cohen, Mary Anne French Toast for Breakfast Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating 1995
Conway, Jill Ker Written by Herself Autobiogrqaphies of American Women: An Anthology 1992
Corbett, Sarah Venus to the Hoop A Gold Medal Year in Women's Basketball 1997
Cooper, J. California Family 1991
Costa, Maria Dolores Latina Lesbian Writers and Artists 2003
Crutcher, Chris Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes 1993
Deak, JoAnn How Girls Thrive An Essential Guide for Educators and Parents 1998
De Beauvoir, Simone The Second Sex 1952
D' Emilio, John Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970 1998
Dempsey, Jack Women Who Would Vote: The Dramatic Story of the Daring Leaders of the Woman Suffrage Movement 2000
Depaulo, Bella Single Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored and Still Live Happily Ever After 2006
Dickinson, Emily Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson 1896
Dickinson, Emily Selected Poems and Letters of Emily Dickinson 1959
Drachman, Virginia Enterprising Women--250 years of American Business 2002
Dreamer, Oriah Mountain The Dance Moving to the Rhythms of your True Self 2001
Dworkin, Andrea Pornography Men Possessing Women 1981
DiMona, Lisa and Constance Herndon Women's Sourcebook Resources and Information to Use Everyday 1994
Dodge, Norton T. Women in the Soviet Economy Their Role in Economic, Scientific, and Technical Development 1966
Domitrz, Michael Voices of Change--Inspiration from Survivors of Sexual Assult 2005
Duff, Alan Once Were Warriors 1990
Dunn, Dana Workplace/Women's Place 1997
Dziech, Billie Wright and Linda Weiner The Lecherous Professor Sexual Harassment on Campus 1990
Edut, Ophira Adios, Barbie Young Women Write About Body Image and Identity 1998
Ehrenreich, Barbara and Deirdre English For Her Own Good 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women 1979
Ehrenreich, Barbara and Deirdre English Witches, Midwives, and Nurses A History of Women Healers 19??
Eisler, Riane The Power of Partnership: Seven Relationships That Will Change Your Life 2002
Emswiler, Tom Neufer Money -- How To Get It For Your Campus Ministry, Church, or Other Non-Profit Organization 1981
Eng, Phoebe Warrior Lessons An Asian American Woman's Journey into Power 1999
Enloe, Cynthia Bananas, Beaches, and Bases Making Feminst Sense of International Politics 1989
Erdrich, Louise The Blue Jay's Dance A Birth Year 1995
Ettorre, Elizabeth Making Lesbians Visible in the Substance Use Field 2005
Exley, Helen In Celebration of Women A Selection of Words and Paintings 1996
Faludi, Susan Backlash An Undeclared War Against American Women 1991
Flagg, Fannie Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café 1987
Feldman, Cathy The Men at the Office Working Women Talk About Working With Men 1993
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock In Search of Islamic Feminism One Woman's Global Journey 1998
Feyder, Linda Shattering the Myth Plays by Hispanic Women 1978
Firestone, Shulamith The Dialectic of Sex The Case for Feminist Revolution 1971
Ford Foundation Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy 2002
Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth Feminism Without Illusions A Critique of Individualism 1991
Franco, Betsy Conversations With a Poet 2001
Franco, Betsy Things I have to Tell You--Poems and Writing by Teenage Girls 2001
Frankenberg, Ruth White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness 1994
Frankfort, Ellen Vaginal Politics Who Controls a Woman's Body: Doctors? Lovers? Drugs? Women? 1971
Friday, Nancy My Mother, My Self The Daughter's Search for Identity 1977
Funk, Rus Ervin Stopping Rape A Challenge for Men 1993
Furnish, Victor Paul The Moral Teaching of Paul Selected Issues 1979
Gage, Matilda Joslyn Woman Church and State A Historical Account of the Status of Women Through the Christian Ages 1823
Gager, Nance Women's Rights Almanac A Unique Reference Guide About and For All American Women 1974
Galgoczi, Erezsebel Another Love 1980
Gawain, Shankti Creative Visualization 1995
Garden, Nancy Annie on My Mind 1982
Gaston, Marilyn Hughes and Gayle K. Porter Prime Time--The African American Woman's Comlete Guide to Midlife Health and Wellness 2003
Gilligan, Carol In A Different Voice Psychological Theory and Women's Development 1982
Giovanni, Nikki My House 1972
Goldman, Emma Anarchism and Other Essays 1969
Goldstein, Laurence The Female Body Figures, Styles,Speculations 1991
Gordon, Linda Heroes of Their Own Lives The Politics and History of Family Violence 1988
Gordon, Linda Pitied But Not Entitled Single Mothers and the History of Welfare 1994
Gornick, Vivian Women in Science 100 Journeys into the Territory 1983
Greenberg, JoAnne I Never Promised You a Rose Garden 1964
Grobe, Jeanine Beyond Bedlam Contemporary Women Psychiatric Survivors Speak Out 1995
Guerrilla Girls Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls How a Bunch of Masked Avengers Fight Sexism and Racism in the Art World 1995
Hansen, Joseph and Evelyn Reed Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women 1986
Harding, M. Esther Woman's Mysteries Ancient and Modern 1971
Harragan, Betty Lehan Games Your Mother Never Taught You Corporate Gamesmanship for Women 1977
Harrison, Beverly Wildung Making Connections: Essays in Feminist Social Ethics 1985
Hayslip, Le Ly and Jay Wurts When Heaven and Earth Changed Places 1989
Heyzer, Noeleen A Commitment to the World's Women Perspectives on Development for Beijing and Beyond 1995
Hinding, Andrea Feminism Opposing Viewpoints 1986
Hooks, Bell Ain't I A Woman? Black Women and Feminism 1981
Hooks, Bell Feminism is for Everybody Passionate Politics 2000
Hooks, Bell Wounds of Passion A Writing Life 1997
Houston, Victoria Loving A Younger Man How Women Are Finding and Enjoying a Better Relationship 1987
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God 1990
Hyde, Janet Shibley Half the Human Experience The Psychology of Women 1996
Inness, Sherrie Millennium Girls Today's Girls Around the World 1998
Ireland, Patricia What Women Want 1996
Jacobs, Harriet A. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 1987
Jacobs, Krista Abortion Under Attack: Women on the Challenges Facing Choice 2006
Jarrell, Donna and Ira Sukrungruang Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology 2005
Jewler, A. Jerome and John N. Gardner with Mary-Jane McCarthy Your College Experience Strategies for Success Concise Edition 1993
Joeres, Ruth-Ellen Boetcher and Elizabeth Mittman The Politics of the Essay Feminist Perspectives 1993
Jones, Riki Robbins The Empowered Woman Survival Strategies for Women of the Nineties 1992
Jordan, June Affirmative Acts Politcal Essays 1998
Jordan, June Kissing God Goodbye Poems 1994-1997 1997
Jordan, June Living Room New Poems 1985
Juster, Norton A Woman's Place Yesterday's Women in Rural America 1996
Karnes, Frances A and Stephens, Kristen R. Young Women of Achievement: A Resource for Girls in Sciene, Math and Technology 2002
Karp, Marcelle and Debbie Stoller The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order 1999
Karssen, Gien Her Name is Woman Book 1 of the Women in the Bible 1991
Klass, Perri A Not Entirely Benign Procedure Four Years as a Medical Student 1987
Kleiman, Carol Women's Network The Complete Guide to Getting a Better Job , Advancing Your Career and Feeling Great as a Woman Through Networking 1980
Klein, Ethel Gender Politics 1984
Koller, Alice An Unknown Woman Journey to Self-Discovery 1981
Kreps, Bonnie Subversive Thoughts, Authentic Passions Finding Love without Losing Yourself 1990
Lally, Margaret Juliana's Room 1988
Lancaster, Lynne C. and David Stillman When Generations Collide 2002
Lash, Joseph P. Eleanor: The Years Alone 1972
Lehmann, Linda Goldstein Roses Bloomed in Winter: Women Medical Graduates of Western Reserve College, 1852-1856  
Lesko, Wendy Schaetzel, et al The 26% Youth Solution 1998
LeVeness, Frank P. and Jane P. Sweeney Women Leaders in Contemporary U.S. Politics 1987
Lerner, Goldhor Harriet The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships 1985
Levenkron, Steven The Best Little Girl in the World 1978
Levin, Miriam R. Defining Women's Scientific Enterprise: Mount Holyoke Faculty an the Rise of American Science 2005
Linthwaite, Illona Ain't I A Woman? A Book of Poetry From Around the World 1993
Lorber, Judith Gender Inequality Feminist Theories and Politics 1998
Lorde, Audre Zami A New Spelling of My Name 1982
Lowell, Susan Ganado Red A Novella and Stories 1988
Lunardini, Chrisitne What Every American Should Know About Women's History 200 Events that Shaped Our Destiny 1994
MacKinnon, Catharine A. Feminism Unmodified Discourses on Life and Law 1987
MacPhee, Rosalind Picasso's Woman A Breast Cancer Story 1994
Maggio, Rosalie The Nonsexist Word Finder A Dictionary of Gender-Free Usage 1987
Mairs, Nancy Remembering the Bone House An Erotics of Place and Space 1990
Malinowski, Sharon and Christa Brelin The Gay and Lesbian Literary Companion 1995
Mankiller, Wilma and Michael Wallis Mankiller a Chief and Her People An Autobiography by Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation 1993
Martin, Wendy We Are the Stories We Tell The Best Short Stories by North American Women Since 1945 1990
Mainely Girls Mainely Girls: A Special Report Maine Girls: Who We Are and Who We're Becoming Data and Finding from the 1998/99 Survey 1999
Maison Universelle de Justice La Femme French Compilation 1986
Mathews, Donald G. and De Hart, Jane Sherron Sex, Gender, and the Politics of Era: A State and the Nation 1990
McKenna, Elizabeth Perle When Work Doesn't Work Anymore Women, Work, and Identity 1997
Merryman, Molly Clipped Wings The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II 1998
Miedzian, Myriam and Alisa Malinovich Generations A Century of Women Speak About Their Lives 1997
Miller, Isabel Patience and Sarah 1969
Mistral, Gabriela Women 2000
Monacelli, Linda Big Mama 1971
More, Ellen Restoring the Balance--Women Physicians and the Profession of Med., 1850-1995 1999
Morgan, Robin The Demon Lover On the Sexuality of Terrorism 1989
Morgan, Robin Sisterhood is Powerful An Anthoogy of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement 1970
Mori, Kyoko Polite Lies On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures 1997
Morrison, Toni Sula 1973
Musil, Caryn McTighe The Courage to Question Women's Studies and Student Learning 1992
Naperstek, Belleruth Your Sixth Sense Unlocking the Power of Your Intuition 1997
National Comission on American Jewish Women Voices for Change: Future Directions for American Jewish Women 1995
NARAL Choice Action Kit A Step-by-Step Guide for Unmasking Fake Clinics 2000
NARAL A State-by-State Review of Abortion and Reproductive Rights 1998
Naylor, Gloria Mama Day 1988
Naylor, Gloria The Women of Brewster Place 1980
Neft, Naomi and Ann D. Levine Where Women Stand An International Report on the Status of Women in 140 Countries 1997-1998 1997
Nelson, Jill Finding Martha's Vineyard--African Americans at Home on an Island 2005
Niethammer, Carolyn Daughters of the Earth The Lives and Legends of American Indian Women 1977
Novy, Marianne Engaging with Shakespeare Responses of George Eliot and Other Women Novelists 1994
Northrup, Christiane Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing 1994
NWSA NWSA Journal Vol. 15, No. 3 Gender and Modernism Between the Wars, 1918-1939 2003
Oktay, Julianne S. Breast Cancer--Daughters Tell Their Stories 2005
Oliver, Kelly Subjectivity without Subjects From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers 1998
Otis, Rose A Gift of Love 1994
Otto, Whitney How To Make An American Quilt 1991
Owen, Laura Her Blood is Gold Celebrating the Power of Menstruation 1993
Orenstein, Peggy Schoolgirls Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap 1994
Orleck, Annelise Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working- class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 1995
Pagels, Elaine The Gnostic Gospels 1979
Paglia, Camille Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertit to Emily Dickinson 1991
Pearson, Carol S. and Donna Shavlik and Judith G. Touchton Educating the Majority Women Challenge Tradition in Higher Education 1989
Peters, Joan K. When Mothers Work 1997
Petrocelli, William and Barbara Kate Repa Sexual Harassment on the Job 1994
Petry, Ann The Narrows Black Women Writers Series 1953
Petry, Ann The Street 1946
Phillips, Debora How To Fall Out of Love How to Free Yourself of Love that Hurts and Find the Love that Heals 1978
Piercy, Marge Available Light 1995
Piercy, Marge Mars and Her Children 1995
Piercy, Marge My Mother's Body 1994
Piercy, Marge What Are Big Girls Made Of? 1997
Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar 1971
Plath, Sylvia The Collected Poems 1960
Plath, Sylvia Letters Home Correspondence 1950-1963 1975
Plimpton, George The Paris Review Interviews Women Writers at Work 1998
Plaskow, Judith and Carol P. Christ Weaving the Visions New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality 1989
Plant, Judith Healing the Wounds The Promise of Ecofeminism 1989
Pointer, Yvonne Behnind the Death of a Child--Mommy Speak for Me 1997
Potter, Nancy Legacies 1987
PRETERM In Our Own Words Reflections on Abortion 1995
Proulx, E. Annie and Katrina Kenison The Best American Short Stories 1997 1997
Quindlen, Anna Thinking Out Loud On the Personal, the Political, and the Private 1993
Reichl, Ruth Tender at the Bone Growing Up at the Table 1998
Richardson, Laurel and Verta Taylor Feminist Frontiers III 1993
Rivers, Victor Rivas A Private Family Matter 2005
Roberts, Elizabeth Women and Families; An Oral History, 1940-1970 1995
Robinson, Lori S. I Will Survive The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse 2002
Rose, Suzanna M. Lesbian Love and Relationships 2002
Rossi, Alice S. The Feminist Papers From Adams to de Beauvoir 1973
 Rothblatt, Martine The Apartheid of Sex A Manifesto on the Freedom of Gender 1995
Rothenberg, Paula S. Racism and Sexism An Integrated Study 1988
Rule, Jane Memory Board 1987
Rutter, Virginia Beane Celebrating Girls Nuturing and Empowering Our Daughters 1996
Ryan, Barbara Femenism and the Women's Movement 1992
Sandler, Bernice Resnick and et. Al The Chilly Classroom Climate A Guide to Improve the Education of Women 1996
Santiago, Esmeralda Almost a Woman 1998
Sapphire Black Wings & Blind Angels 1999
Schaef, Anne Wilson Meditations for Women Who do Too Much 1990
Schlaffy, Phyllis A Choice Not an Echo The Inside Story of How American Presidents Are Chosen 1964
Schulman, Sarah My American History Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years 1994
Schultz, Susan Polis I Want to Laugh, I Want to Cry 1973
Schwartz, Lita Linzer and Florence W. Kaslow Painful Partings Divorce and its Aftermath 1997
Scott, Joan Wallach Gender and the Politicals of History 1999
Scott, Joan Wallach Feminsim and History 1996
Seid, Roberta Pollack Never Too Thin Why Women Are At War With Their Bodies 1989
Sentilles, Renee M. Performing Menken 2003
Sharpe, Tanya Telfair Behind the Eight Ball 2005
Shelley, Mary Frankenstein 1963
Sherfey, Mary Jane The Nature and Evolution of Female Sexuality 1973
Shulman, Alix Kates A Good Enough Daughter 1999
Shulman, Alix Kates Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen 1997
Shute, Jenefer Life-Size 1992
Siebert, Muriel and Aimee Lee Ball Changing the Rules Adventures of a Wall Street Maverick 2002
Smith, Sidonie A Poetics of Women's Autobiography: Marginality and the Fictions of Self- Representation 1987
Smyth, Cherry Lesbians Talk Queer Notions 1992
Solomon, Rivka (ed.) That Takes Ovaries!  Bold Females and their Brazen Acts 2002
Spelman, Elizabeth V. Inessential Woman Problems of Exclusion in Feminist Thought 1988
Spretnak, Charlene The Politics of Women's Spirituality 1994
Stansell, Christine City of Women: Sex and Class in New York 1789-1860 1987
Stanton, Donna C. The Female Autograph 1984
Steedman, Carolyn Kay Landscape for a Good Woman A Story of Two Lives 1997
Steinem, Gloria Moving Beyond Words 1994
Steinem, Gloria Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions 1984
Steinem, Gloria Revolution from Within A Book of Self-Esteem 1992
Stern, Daniel N. and Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern The Birth of A Mother How the Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever 1998
Stiglmayer, Alexandra Mass Rape The War Against Women in Bosnia-Herzegovina 1994
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 2000
Strohmeyer, Sarah Barbie Unbound A Parody of the Barbie Obsession 1997
Sutherland, Donald Gertrude Stein: A Biography of Her Work 1951
Tanner, Leslie B. Voices From Women's Liberation 1970
Taylor, Valerie A World Without Men The Second Book in the Erika Frohmann Series Erika Loves Kate 1982
Teacher, Janet Bukovinsky Women of Words A Personal Introduction to Thirty-Five Important Writers 1994
Thayer, Helen Polar Dream The Heroic Saga of the First Solo Journey by a Woman and Her Dog to the Pole 1993
Thompson, Becky W. A Hunger So Wide and So Deep 1994
Thompson, Kathleen and Hilary Mac Austin The Face of our Past 1999
Thornwell, Emily The Lady's Guide to Perfect Gentility 1973
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Battered Women Issues of Public Policy 1978
Walker, Alice The Color Purple 1982
Walker, Alice In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens Womanist Prose 1983
Walker, Alice Possessing the Secret of Joy 1992
Ward, Geoffrey C. and Ken Burns Not For Oursleves Alone The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony 1999
Warner, Marina Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary 1983
Warren, Roz Revolutionary Laughter The World of Women Comics 1995
Weed, Elizabeth Coming to Terms: Feminist Theory, Politics 1989
Weedon, Chris Feminist Practice & Poststructuralist Theory 1997
Wegner, Daniel M. White Bears and Other Unwanted Thoughts Suppression, Obsession, and the Psychology of Mental Control 1989
Weitzman, Lenore J. The Divorce Revolution The Unexpected Social and Economic Consequences for Women and Children in America 1985
Welch, Sharon D. A Feminist Ethic of Risk 1990
Wells, Ida B. Crusade for Justice The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells 1970
White, Evelyn C. The Black Women's Health Book 1994
Wider, Jenniferq The Doctor's Complete College Girls' Health Guide: From Sex to Drugs to the Freshman 15 2006
Williams, Rhonda The Politics of Public Housing-Black Women's Struggles Against Urban Inequality 2004
Wolf, Naomi Promiscuities The Secret Struggle for Womanhood 1997
Woolf, Virginia A Room of One's Own 1989
Woolf, Virginia Between the Acts 19??
Woolf, Virginia Orlando 1956
Women's eNews Africa's Rising Leaders 2005
Women's eNews Beijing+10--Journey of Small Steps, Large Leaps 2005
Women's eNews O'Connor's Legacy--Landmark Decisions on Rights for Women and Minorities 2005
Women's eNews The Women of Saudi Arabia 2005
Zimmerman, Jean and Gil Reavill Raising Our Athletic Daughters How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem and Save Girls' Lives 1998
Zucchino, David Myth of the Welfare Queen 1997

1951 Student Deanships

The Student Deanships were created as a means of co-ordinating the all-university agencies such as Reading Improvement, Health Service, Placement Service and the programs of the personnel officers of the several colleges.  The action provides for the two deans as well as for a Co-ordinator of Student Affairs at Cleveland College.  It also established the University Chaplin as a member of the staff of Dean of Students.

The new program also established the University Committee on Student Welfare consisting of the personnel officers of the several colleges andthree members of the faculty of Arts and Sciences.  IT provides for several appropriate committees, one of which is to study and define areas of responsibility of various college officers and Dean of Students to insure continued autonomy of the colleges in the matters of student welfare and the co-ordination of services for the best interests of students, according to Dr. Millis.



By Elizabeth Walker, ‘39
Associate Dean Flora Stone Mather College

It is an understatement to say that the past ten years have brought many changes to the Mather campus.  The student themselves represent the greatest change.  For example, prior to 1956 more than half of each freshman class were students from Greater Cleveland schools who lived at home rather than on campus.  In September, 1967, only 85 of the 366 freshmen lived in Cuyahoga County.  In other words, the number of freshmen from the Cleveland area has remained fairly constant, but the total number in the freshman class has tripled.  As a result, we have become in less than ten years a residential campus with an increase in dormitory population from approximately 400 to over 1100.

In addition to the radical change in the relative size of the commuting and residential groups, there has been a change in the residential group itself.  The geographical statistics of freshman classes shown in the table below illustrate that change and suggest that the students can now bring to one another a wider variety of environmental influences.      

Not only have we seen changes in the size and character of the college during the past decade, but we have found the students themselves to be a different group.  Their attitudes and values reflect the attitudes and values of their families and of the communities where they live.  Only 25 years ago the parents of college freshmen were men and women who had been born soon after the turn of the century and had lived through the World War I period.  Both parents and children had faced the challenges of a major depression and recession.  Our students then were seeking security—financial rather than personal.

The parents of the present college generation were born after World War I.  They had known the hardships of the depression as children and started their married lives during or immediately after World War II.  Some of the families moved several times while the children were in school and in many, both parents worked wherever they lived. Parents and children have enjoyed financial security for the most part, but the children have not experienced the same personal security and stability within their families which their parents had.

A less important, but perhaps more obvious, result of these changes in family life is the lack of concern on living.  This is a “wish and wear” generation.  Students, both boys and girls, who have worn shorts, levis, sweat shirts and tee shirts almost exclusively for the first ten or twelve years of their lives are most comfortable in that “uniform.”  So if we tend to criticize their dress, or their manners, we should remember their earlier patterns.

Our present students are the later post-war babies, but they still suffered the effects of the high birth rate at that time.  Their schools were overcrowded and the faculty and staff were often not ready for the large groups who appeared each fall.  Theirs were the first few classes who were subjected to the use of data processing equipment and who often saw and heard numbers instead of names.  All of these factors have influenced our present college generation.  They have had less personal attention and perhaps less personal security and affection than any previous group.  If some of them are “turned off,” perhaps it is with good reason.

There is, I hope, no “typical” Mather girl, but our students do show patterns which are common to many.  They are seeking identity and recognition as persons rather than as groups.  They need and want privacy, but they seek intimacy, too.  They want to understand and to be understood, but often they haven’t learned how to communicate effectively.  Some have been “brushed off” so often that they don’t know how to react to personal attention.  They are idealistic and sensitive and therefore troubled by the ugliness and violence they see.  They don’t want to be led but they do want to be heard.  They want to learn but they often lack the discipline to become really successful students.  They are, indeed, an interesting and challenging group of young women, sometimes difficult to work with or to understand but never dull.

As students change, so does the life on every campus.  The change at Mather has been even more dramatic because of our rapid evolution from a commuter to a relatively residential campus.  Although group identity, per se, is relatively unimportant to our students, they do have and sustain a “ready-made” affiliation in their dormitories.  Among the students in the eight large dormitories, we find very few who move from house to house and almost none who move from complex to the other.  To be a Cutter girl or a Sherman girl is all of the group identification that most of our students need.

Obviously, this change has affected the interest in sororities, which formerly provided the Cleveland girls with a social “group” and furnished an important link between the commuter majority and the resident minority on the campus.  We now have only three sororities, but they have strong support from their members, who have chosen a sorority as an activity important to them, rather than having accepted membership as a necessity in order to have some affiliation on campus.


The classes as distinctive groups and the class activities as such have also become increasingly unimportant.  Most of our commuting students have substituted for their class the Town Association with headquarters in their own Town Lounge across from the mailboxes in the basement of Mather Memorial Building.  Even the representation to “Gov” is based on dorm membership or membership in the Town Association.

The interest in self-government both in the college and in the dormitories is strong and both governing groups are responsible and effective.  The changes in their focus and philosophy demand a separate discussion, but I will say, unequivocally, that the Mather girl is still an “independent critter” with her own ideas of what needs to be done and the ability and concern to carry out those plans.

Another change in emphasis among the students on campus is their concern for others and their willingness and desire to be involved.  As I have said, they are idealistic and they are troubled by the poverty, the prejudice and the neglect that they see in our city and in the whole country.  They do, indeed, question the morality of the war in Vietnam and they want to express their views.  Many students volunteer individually through their own Volunteer Board to serve in agencies in the city or support group volunteer activities or join social action groups.  We, too, have our demonstrators.

The dormitories themselves reflect most of all the decade of change at Mather.  They are not only centers for living but also a center of campus activity.  The casual, friendly atmosphere portrays more eloquently than words the simplicity of the lives of the busy young people who live there; they have little interest in frills or formality.

Most of the dormitories have open house each semester, but otherwise the social life is personal and independent.  Fraternity parties are no longer the favorite pastime on Friday or Saturday night; the girls prefer parties with small groups of friends or entertaining their dates at “home.”  Their request for parietal hours was a sincere reflection of the need for privacy for young couples who want to talk, to listen or records or to study together.  The boys like to come to our dorms and we are glad to have them there, either as guests upstairs or in the lounges.  We are glad that we have the kitchenettes, too, because the girls often prepare snacks or even occasional suppers for their guests.    

The Snack Bar, which is opened every night from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in half of the Wade Dining Room, is a popular place with both the boys and girls living in the dorms.  The Olive Tree, a coffee house sponsored by the United Christian Movement, is another favorite spot for couples or groups of young people.  The pattern of their social life is simple and casual.

The desire for independence and privacy increases among the older students and we find that many are happier living in single rooms at Mather House as a group of senior women or with graduate students at Guilford.  The pressure of group living is less obvious in the older, smaller houses and the girls find it easier to live more independently of one another away from the “busy” atmosphere of the larger dorms.  Some are happier in even smaller groups at Andrews, which is a cooperative house for juniors and seniors, or at Perkins, which serves both as intersorority headquarters and as a residence for members of each of the sororities.  Our latest experiment with independent dormitories is Claud Foster, formerly a men’s dormitory, which was moved to the west side of Mather House last summer.  It is larger than Mather or Guilford, but it provides another house at the center of the campus for juniors and seniors who want to be close to the library and the laboratories and who want to live more independently.

Yes, the appearance of the campus has changed a great deal during the past decade and some of our alumnae might be surprised at the different, and casual, appearance of the students.  But the most important changes are in the minds of the young people who promise to bring to their communities after they graduate a concern for the needs of others and an awareness of basic values that may refresh suburbia as much as they have revitalized Mather.

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