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Oglethorpe University Women's Network Collection (OWN)
2000-2006
[bulk 2001-2002]
MS 32

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hansen, Betsy
Title: Oglethorpe University Women's Network Collection
Dates: 2001-2002
Abstract:

The Oglethorpe Women's Network, founded by Betsy Hansen, is composed of Oglethorpe faculty, staff, and community volunteers. The goals of OWN are: to sponsor events for the educational, social, and personal development of women both on and off campus. The original steering committee for OWN was comprised of Dr. Vicky Weiss, Dr. Rebecca Hyman, Marsha Large, wife of OU President Larry Large, and Betsy Hansen, wife of Board of Trustees member Harold Hansen. The papers in this collection focus on the creation of OWN and the programs they hosted.

Quantity: 3 cubic feet
Processed by: Yasmeen Alim; Anne Salter

 

Biography and Administrative History

"The Oglethorpe Women's Network, founded by Betsy Hansen, is comprised of Oglethorpe faculty, staff, and community volunteers who are interested in joining. The goals of OWN are: to sponsor events for the educational, social, and personal development of women both on and off campus; establish interesting programs and gatherings where women can learn and share their experiences; familiarize women in the Atlanta community with the Women's and Gender Studies program and other educational programs and opportunities at Oglethorpe University. The original steering committee for OWN was comprised of Dr. Vicky Weiss, Dr. Rebecca Hyman, Marsha Large, wife of OU President Larry Large, and Betsy Hansen, wife of Board of Trustees member Harold Hansen."

"The original OWN was formed in fall of 2000 as a vehicle to address issues of concern to women through public programs and seminars and other forms of communication. The original group was fortunate to have the guidance and assistance of Dr. Jean Fox O'Barr, Director of the Women's Studies Program at Duke University. OWN's first program was a collaboration between Duke University and Oglethorpe University."

Betsy Gamble Hansen, founding member, was a graduate of Duke University. She was a leader in her community serving as a board member for UNICEF, member of the Duke University's Council on Women's Studies, and founder of OWN at Oglethorpe University. She wrote a novel in 2003, Portals. Her inspiration and determination was the influence behind their successful program, Her Story: Women in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by document type and alphabetically within each category.

 

Description

The collection contains records, membership lists, minutes, memos, flyers, emails, newsletters, photos, books, notes, planning schedules, job descriptions, mission statements, fact sheets, and correspondence relating to the creation and implementation of OWN and its programs from 2000-2006.

 

Restrictions

None.

 

Subject Headings

Oglethorpe Women's Network (OWN)

Hansen, Betsy Gamble

Hear My Story

Civil Rights Southern States

 

 

Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1. By-Laws

Folder 2. Board Meeting, OWN, 1999

Folder 3. Board, Oglethorpe University, 2001

Folder 4. Correspondence -- Emails, 2002

Folder 5. Correspondence -- Emails, 2003

Folder 6. Correspondence -- Emails, 2005

Folder 7. Correspondence -- General, 2002

Folder 8. Correspondence -- Thank you letters, Hear My Story, 2001

Folder 9. Development

Folder 10. Membership -- General, 2002

Folder 11. Membership -- General, 2003

Folder 12. Membership -- General

Folder 13. Membership -- Founding

Folder 14. Membership -- Friends of OWN

Folder 15. Membership -- Student

Folder 16. Report on OWN

Folder 17. Steps for Evaluating and Retooling OWN, 2004

Folder 18. Memorandum/Meetings -- 2001-2005

Folder 19. Minutes -- October 16, 2002

Folder 20. Minutes -- 2002, 2003

Folder 21. Newsletters -- OWN

Folder 22. Newsletters -- Women's Studies at Duke

Folder 23. OWN Fact Sheet

Box 2

Folder 1. Programs -- Flyers

Folder 2. Programs -- General Information

Folder 3. Programs -- Ideas

Folder 4. Programs -- Philosophy

Folder 5. Programs -- 2001

Folder 6. Programs -- 2003

Folder 7. Programs -- 2004

Folder 8. Programs -- 2005

Folder 9. Programs -- 2006

Folder 10. Programs -- 2007

Folder 11. Programs -- Tibet

Box 3

Folder 1. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Budget

Folder 2. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Contacts

Folder 3. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Correspondence

Folder 4. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Evaluation, 2001

Folder 5. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Ford Foundation

Folder 6. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Job Descriptions

Folder 7. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Memos

Folder 8. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Planning Notes

Folder 9. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Program

Folder 10. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Proposal

Folder 11. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Progress Report

Folder 12. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Student Committee

Folder 13. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Timeline

Folder 14. Programs -- Hear My Story -- Video Script

Folder 15. Programs -- Interfaith Luncheon, 2002

Folder 16. Programs -- Jean O'Barr, 2001

Folder 17. Programs -- Stained Glass Ceiling, 2003

Folder 18. Programs -- Women of the Holocaust, 2004

Box 4

Folder 1. Council on Women's Studies

Folder 2. Clippings

Folder 3. OU Website

Folder 4. Photos (removed to visual arts file)

Folder 5. Printed Information -- Articles

Folder 6. Printed Information -- Flyers

Folder 7. Printed Information -- Publications

Folder 8. Speeches

Folder 9. Hansen, Betsy

Folder 10. A Brief History of OWN

Box 5

Notebooks (3)

Notebook 1. "Hear My Story": The Untold Stories of Women in the Civil Rights Movement", 2001--

Notebook 2. OWN Planning -- 2003-2004

Notebook 3. PREJEAN Event, 2006

Box 6 (These copies are a Gift of Duke University Archives, 2013)

Folder 1. Manuscript of A Family Reunion by Betsy G. Hansen (typed)

Folder 2. Options for Communion of Saints (spiral-bound, typed)

Folder 3. Manuscript (12 typed characters) Communion of Saints by Betsy G. Hansen

Folder 4. Cover Letter re. Communion of Saints

1 folder of processing notes, 2013-2014

Items Removed to Alternate Locations:

Books catalogued in the library collection:

Laws: Family Career Finances; Law Applied to Women's Status. Atlanta: Junior League of Atlanta, 1989

The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1987

White, Deborah Ray. Too Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999.

DVD-R filed in AV Collection (1) -- OWN DVD

Photos filed by VA Accession #

 
 

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Please cite: OWN Collection, Archives, Philip Weltner Library, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia. Permission to publish from this collection must be approved in writing by the Director of the Library, Oglethorpe University.

 

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