Guide to the Phyllis Killam Abell Faculty Papers, 1972-2003

Collection number: UA 9/6/2
Size: 7 boxes (2.31 cu.ft.)

About Phyllis Killam Abell

Phyllis Killam Abell, member of the class of 1950, studied chemistry and served as president of the Association of Women Students at UNH. She was married soon after completing her college education, as was the expectation of the women of her generation. Ten years later, when her marriage fell apart, she wanted to improve her skills that she needed in order to find work. She returned to college and got her masters degree in Family Studies and Child Development. She began teaching and research at various institutions including UNH. She was a strong advocate for women and people of color. She taught Women's Studies courses and served on the UNH Women's Commission. She was co-coordinator of UNH's Race, Culture, and Power program and also helped coordinate the "A Century of Progress: The History of Women at UNH" project that was presented for the first time at UNH Reunion 2000.

About the Phyllis Killam Abell Faculty Papers

This collection consists of material collected by Phyllis K. Abell. The majority of the collection involves women's issues such as sexual harassment, violence towards women, women's education and women's history. It includes memos, agendas and minutes, interview information and various reports from the Women's Commission and Task Force, Women's Advisory Committee, Task Force and SHARPP, as well as material from the Women's History Project. It also includes material form the Diversity Committee and the start of the Race, Culture and Power Minor. The collection also includes information on the exhibits/panels presented as part of the Women's History Project headed by Phyllis Abell.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Phyllis Killam Abell Faculty Papers, 1972-2003, UA 9/6/2, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Library for storage from the Women's Studies Department on May 12, 2005.

Collection Arrangement

This collection has been organized into nine series: 1. Women's Advisory Committee Feb. 1972 - Feb 1995; 2. SHARPP Oct. 1985 - Nov. 1992; 3. Climate Committee March 1984 - Sept. 1995; 4. Women's Commission Task Force Aug. 1994 - Jan. 1997; 5. Women's Commission 1971 - 1997; 6. Diversity Committee 1985 - 1999; 7. Race, Culture, Power April 1992 - Spring 2003; 8. Women's History Project Nov. 1999 - Feb. 2003; and 9. Women's History Project: Oral Histories.

Collection Contents

Series 1: Women's Advisory Committee, February, 1972-February, 1995

(1 box)

This series contains records of the Women's Advisory Committee.

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1February 15, 1972 - Fall, 2003Timeline: violence Against Women at UNH
Box 1, Folder 2Women's Advisory Group Committee Members
Box 1, Folder 3August 6, 1987 - June 10, 1988Essay and Minutes: Advisory Group Meeting
Box 1, Folder 4January 7, 1987 - June 24, 1988Agendas - Advisory Committee
Box 1, Folder 5September 22, 1987 - September 8, 1988Advisory Committee Year End Report
Box 1, Folder 6October 31, 1994 - February 6, 1995Advisory Board: Women's Endowment Fund Proposal

Series 2: SHARPP, October, 1985 - November, 1992

(1 box)

This series contains records of SHARPP.

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 7October 31, 1985 - May 19, 1988Sexual Harassment Education/Staff
Box 1, Folder 8Sexual Harassment Survey
Box 1, Folder 9September 9, 1987 - September 23, 1987Field house
Box 1, Folder 10September 18, 1987 - September 29, 1987Telephone "Tree" - Safety
Box 1, Folder 11October 7, 1987 - November 4, 1987English 401/501
Box 1, Folder 12October 16, 1987 - November 12, 1987Escort Service
Box 1, Folder 13April 8, 1988Take Back the Night Committee
Box 1, Folder 14May 4, 1987 - February 1, 1988Fraternities
Box 1, Folder 15August 3, 1987 - May 17, 1988Individual correspondence
Box 1, Folder 16June 16, 1987 - June 21, 1988SHARPP
Box 1, Folder 17March 1987 - June 27, 1988Sexual Harassment Policy
Box 1, Folder 18March 1987 - March 28, 1988Sexual Harassment Workshop
Box 1, Folder 19April 20, 1987 - January 19, 1988Case studies, Training material, Proposed Procedures
Box 1, Folder 20May 4, 1987 - September 11, 1987Correspondence from concerned Faculty and Staff
Box 1, Folder 21May 5, 1988News Release on Sexual Assault
Box 1, Folder 22October, 1992 - November, 1992Johnson Theater
Box 1, Folder 23June 2, 1987 - November 10, 1992Recommendations related to sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus

Series 3: Climate Committee, March, 1984-September, 1995

(1 box)

This series contains records of the Climate Committee.

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1July 17, 1984 - January 3, 1987Climate Committee Memos and correspondence to and from CEEC
Box 2, Folder 2September 10, 1984 - May 19, 1986Climate Committee Minutes and Agendas
Box 2, Folder 3March 26, 1984 - Febuary 13, 1986Climate Committee Related Articles, Correspondence, Group Project and CEEC Suggestions
Box 2, Folder 41993 - 1994Gender Equity Climate Study Task Force, Final Report
Box 2, Folder 51995Climate Study Task Force
Box 2, Folder 6September 15, 1993 - September 29, 1995Women's Climate Study and Survey Results
Box 2, Folder 7December, 1993 - March, 1994Silva Case (Nonsexist language)

Series 4: Women's Commission Task Force, August, 1994 - January, 1997

(1 box)

This series contains records of the Women's Commission Task Force.

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 8September 24, 1995 - April 2, 1996Budget Task Force
Box 2, Folder 9August 14, 1994 - January 28, 1997Women's Commission Task Force (Report)

Series 5: Women's Commission, 1971-1997

(1 box)

This series contains records of the Women's Commission.

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 11972-1996May 16, 1983Members List and Women's Commission Progress Report
Box 3, Folder 2March 17, 1987 - November 3, 1987Women's Commission Correspondence and Report on suggestions regarding Violence against women
Box 3, Folder 3November, 1992 - 1996Women's Commission Policies/Procedures
Box 3, Folder 41971 - 1997Women's Commission Yearly Timeline of Events and Roster
Box 3, Folder 5October 1990 - May 27, 1992Women's Commission Evaluation, Proposal and Spring Retreat
Box 3, Folder 6October 13, 1992 - June 14, 1994Women's Commission Minutes, Planning and 1993/1994 Retreat
Box 3, Folder 7June 1994 - May 4, 19961995/1996 Retreat
Box 3, Folder 8March 1995 - May 23, 1995Women's Commission Evaluation and Interviews
Box 3, Folder 9March 1995 - March 17, 1996Women's Commission Evaluation

Series 6: Diversity Committee, 1985 - 1999

(1 box)

This series contains records of the Diversity Committee.

Box 4
Box 4, Folder 11985 - 1989Diversity Report Summary and Minority Recruitment and retention Task Force
Box 4, Folder 21987 - 1988Diversity Conference
Box 4, Folder 3September 28, 1987 - May 18, 1989Diversity Committee Members (Minutes/Agendas, Correspondence, AIDS Consultation Group, News Clippings)
Box 4, Folder 41987 - October 4, 1989Diversity Committee's Curriculum Subcommittee Correspondence and Curriculum Resource Day
Box 4, Folder 5June 17, 1991Diversity Requirement
Box 4, Folder 6October 11, 1988 - October 15, 1999Newspaper Articles on Diversity at UNH

Series 7: Race, Culture, Power, April 1992 - Spring 2003

(1 box)

This series contains records of the Race, Culture, Power Committee.

Box 4
Box 4, Folder 7May 27, 1992 - December 10, 1992Race, Culture, Power Minor Proposal/ Ethnic Studies Proposal and Minutes/Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 8April 3, 1992 - May 1993UNH Accreditation Steering Committee Minutes
Box 4, Folder 9December 21, 1992 - March 21, 1996R.C.P. Steering Committee Memos and Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 101993 - 1994R.C.P. Steering Committee Information
Box 4, Folder 11February 1993 - December 11, 1996Diversity Seminars and Race, Culture, Power Workshop
Box 4, Folder 121992 - 1999Race, Culture, Power Progress and Annual Reports
Box 4, Folder 13August, 1999 - 2000Status/Color Report and Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 141997 - 1998Photos: R.C.P's First Participation in Major/Minor Fair (Strafford Room)
Box 4, Folder 15January 29, 1993 - February 16, 2001R.C.P. Steering Committee Meetings and Agendas
Box 4, Folder 16Fall 1996 - Spring 2003R.C.P. Minor Courses and Women's Studies Minor

Series 8: Women's History Project, November 1999 - February 2003

(1 box)

This series contains records of the Women's History Project.

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1June 6, 2000Women's History Project - Diamond Library
Box 5, Folder 21890 - 1987Women's History Dateline
Box 5, Folder 3Women's History Project - Phyllis K. Abell Biography
Box 5, Folder 4August 2 - December 1, 1999Women's History Project Sponsors-Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 5November 12, 1999 - May 20, 2001Women's History Project - Letters/Gifts to Project
Box 5, Folder 6December 10, 1999 - January 20, 2000Women's History Project Description/Proposals for Funding
Box 5, Folder 7June 20, 2000Women's History Project Budget Letter to Hoskin
Box 5, Folder 8January 4, 2000 - April 8, 2000Women's History Project Staff Meetings
Box 5, Folder 9February 24, 2000 - December 4, 2001Women's History Project Forms and Correspondence for Parents Association Grant Proposals
Box 5, Folder 101999 - 2002Women's History Project Interview Schedule and Outlines
Box 5, Folder 11March 1, 2001Women's History Project Interview Letter
Box 5, Folder 12December 17, 1999 - May 14, 2002Women's History Project Interview permissions and WSBE permissions completed
Box 5, Folder 13February 2000 - September 15, 2001Women's History Project Publicity
Box 5, Folder 14February 12, 2000 - May 24, 2000Women's History June 2000 Invitations List
Box 5, Folder 15May 26, 2000 - June 22, 2000Celebrating Women's Leadership: Forum
Box 5, Folder 16June 6, 2000 - June 10, 2000Celebrating Women's Leadership: Forum Intros/Resumes
Box 5, Folder 17March 5, 2001 - June 9, 2001Celebrating Alumni Women's Achievements Forum and 2001 Reunion
Box 5, Folder 18August 25, 2000 - June 19, 2000Women Studies - History and Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 19November 24, 1999 - August 8, 2000Women's History Project Athletics
Box 5, Folder 20August 2000Occupational Therapy March
Box 5, Folder 21February 19, 1992 - April 28, 2000Women's History Project Science (Correspondence)
Box 5, Folder 222000Women's History Project Nursing
Box 5, Folder 231929 - 2001Women's History Project Home Economics/Family Studies History
Box 5, Folder 24Educating A College Community About Women's Contributions: An Historical Approach (Essay involving Photo Exhibit)
Box 5, Folder 25February, 2002Women's History Project - Education
Box 5, Folder 26March 14, 2001 - April 6, 2001Women's History Project WSBE Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 27October, 2001UNH Women's History Project Proposal Photographic Exhibit
Box 5, Folder 28Women's History Photographic Exhibit Panel Drafts 1 - 10
Box 5, Folder 29June, 2001Women's History Photographic Exhibit Panels 11 - 13
Box 5, Folder 30March 2001 - Spring 2002Women's History Photographic Exhibit Changes in Panels
Box 5, Folder 31June 10, 2000 - 2002Women's History Photographic Exhibit Panel Outlines
Box 5, Folder 32October, 2002 - November, 2002UNH Women's History Project Proposal Photographic Exhibit
Box 5, Folder 33July 18, 2000 - May 27, 2002Women's History Project Extension Correspondence and Exhibit
Box 5, Folder 342002Celebrating Achievements of Women Graduates: Forum 2002 (Women Resumes and Correspondence)
Box 5, Folder 35March 10, 2001 - February 11, 2003Women's History Project Invitations Mailing List, Talk at Exhibit, Correspondence

Series 9: Women's History Project: Oral Histories

(2 boxes)

This series contains Oral Histories from the Women's History Project.

Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1Jill Burns, non-traditional student (indexed)
Box 6, Folder 2Kimberly A. Vogel, non-traditional student (indexed)
Box 6, Folder 3Jo Anne Miles, non-traditional student (indexed)
Box 6, Folder 4Janet Lyons, non-traditional student (indexed)
Box 6, Folder 5Dr. Judy Ray, women's athletics
Box 6, Folder 6Pam McPhee, women's athletics
Box 6, Folder 7Sandy Bridgeman '87, Lacrosse head coach
Box 6, Folder 8Gail Goodspeed, gymnastics
Box 6, Folder 9Ed Booska, COLSA
Box 6, Folder 10Patty Bedkar, COLSA
Box 6, Folder 11Betty Crepeau, Occupational Therapy
Box 6, Folder 12Anne Kelley, Nursing
Box 6, Folder 13Raelene Shippee-Rice, Nursing
Box 6, Folder 14Kristine Baber, Family Studies
Box 6, Folder 15Mary Temke, Home Economics and Agricultural Extension
Box 6, Folder 16Carmen Buford, Assoc. Dean of Students. Race, Culture and Power
Box 6, Folder 17Joanne Weeks, Press secretary
Box 6, Folder 18Anita Klein, microbiology
Box 6, Folder 19Chris Evans, soil science
Box 6, Folder 20Brenda Whitmore, university construction
Box 6, Folder 21Karol LaCroix, Dean of UNHM
Box 6, Folder 222000Suzanne Huard, computer research
Box 7
Box 7, Folder 23Marian James, history (retired)
Box 7, Folder 24Deborah Stone McAdams, education (indexed)
Box 7, Folder 25Judy Robb, education
Box 7, Folder 26Jane Hanson, education
Box 7, Folder 27Paula Salvio, education
Box 7, Folder 28Sharon Nodie Oja, education
Box 7, Folder 29Ann Diller, education
Box 7, Folder 30Barbara Krysiak, WSBE
Box 7, Folder 31Cari Moorehead, Counseling (indexed)
Box 7, Folder 32Rita Weathersby, organized behavior (indexed)
Box 7, Folder 33Sylvia Marple, hotel administration (indexed)
Box 7, Folder 34Frances Hall, management (indexed)
Box 7, Folder 35Linda Sprague, operations management education (indexed)
Box 7, Folder 36Karen Conway, economics (indexed)
Box 7, Folder 37Indexes to oral histories
Box 7, Folder 2Photographs: UNH women leaders
  • 1. Carmen Buford
  • 2. Karen M. Smith Conway
  • 3. Myra Davis
  • 4. Francine S. Hall
  • 5. Suzanne Huard
  • 6. Marion James
  • 7. Jean Kennard
  • 8. Linda G. Sprague
  • 9. Rita P. Weathersby
  • 10. Brenda Whitmore
  • 11. Ruth J. Woodruff
Box 7, Folder 3Photographs: Misc. women students
  • 1. House Parties
  • 2. Dorm meeting in Congreve, 1950
  • 3. Misc. candids
  • 4. Unidentified African-American students (2)