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American Geological Institute. Women Geoscientists Committee records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0370

Scope and Content

The collection (1977-1987) contains correspondence, rosters of women in the geosciences, programs, career materials (career information packet; planning presentation and slides), and statistics of women in the geosciences.


  • 1977-1987


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Women Geoscientists Committee was formed in 1973 by the American Geological Institute to encourage women to enter geoscience fields and to increase professional recognition and participation of women in the geosciences. The Committee was made up of nine women who represented industry, government agencies, and academia. Each member served three years and then could continue in an advisory capacity. The Committee sponsored symposia and open houses at a variety of professional geological society meetings so that women professionals and students could meet and converse. The Committee also published a newsletter, compiled a roster of women in the geoscience professions, maintained a list of women geoscientist lecturers, and provided announcements concerning job opportunities and career related workshops. The Committee was terminated at the end of 1983.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)


The collection is organized Chronologically.

Items in related collections

MS-0286. Association for Women Geoscientists records, 1975-2008 MS-0330. Association for Women Geoscientists: Denver Chapter records, 1972-1990s

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0370. American Geological Institute. Women Geoscientists Committee records, 1977-1987
December 12, 2018
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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