The Barnard Archives is a unit of the Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS) at Barnard College, a predominantly women's four-year college affiliated with Columbia University in New York City. The Barnard Archives, per its website, collects "the institutional history of Barnard College, and special collections in the topic areas of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Dance." Archivists at Barnard work closely with staff from the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW), which hosts the Scholar and Feminist Conference, including "Toward a Politics of Sexuality," the subject of this project. The Barnard Archives holds the papers of BCRW, which can be explored in this extensive finding aid prepared by Associate Director of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Martha Tenney in 2016. The finding aid does not yet reflect audio recordings recently digitized with support from a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grant written in collaboration with BCRW staff. There is an incomplete and occasionally inaccurate inventory of the audio recordings (xlsx file), which is being updated.
It is not necessary, and possibly unhelpful to weigh down an already lengthy finding aid with folder-level detail, but since this project is about facilitating research, scholarship, art, and activism with materials from the "Towards a Politics of Sexuality" conference, I attempt to provide a sort of inset for the finding aid--a close-up of the box and folder contents.
Not included are folders that do not have materials pertaining to the conference, and Box 69, Folder 5, which is restricted until 75 years after creation, presumably 2057.
The collection contains three boxes with Scholar and Feminist IX content: BC 13.58 Box 5, 68, and 69. Each box contains several folders, and each folder holds one or more items of conference-related ephemera. Names of people and organizations are in bold type to make them easier to find.
"The Scholar and the Feminist IX" April 24, 1982 // Diary of a Conference on Sexuality. Original diary (with the Barnard College / Columbia University affiliation on the first page, circled in pencil. A typewritten note inside indicating what is to be deleted in the distributed version)
Folder 5: Restricted
The Barnard Archives and Special Collections, partnering with the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW, formerly the Barnard Women’s Center) secured a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk grant to digitize audiocassettes from Scholar and Feminist conferences, including the 1982 "Toward a Politics of Sexuality" themed conference. An inventory list is available on request.