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Guide to the Jane Alison Weiss papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1967-1981
Creator: Weiss, Jane Alison (1943-1981)
Extent: 10.00 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0129
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Iowa, 1978-1981.

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright has not been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The papers were donated by the Women's Resource and Action Center (donor no. 222) and Nancy Hauserman (donor no. 193) in 1995.

Preferred Citation: Jane Alison Weiss papers, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason
Email: lib-women@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa

Jane Alison Weiss was born on October 19, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Thomas W. and Doris Pope Weiss. She received her B.A. in journalism from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University. Weiss was an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Iowa from 1978 to 1981. She was killed in an automobile accident on June 5, 1981 at the age of thirty-seven.

The Jane Weiss papers date from 1967 to 1981 and measure 10 linear inches. The papers are arranged in three series: Biographical, Research and teaching, and Miscellaneous. All the folder titles in the Research and teaching series are Weiss's original titles.

The Biographical series (1981) consists of a newspaper clipping about he Jane A. Weiss memorial plaque which commemorates the University of Iowa forbeing the first institution of its kind to admit men and women on an equal basis, a posthumous letter written by Nancy Hauserman to Weiss about the memorial in her honor, the eulogy which was read at Weiss's memorial service, and several photographs taken at the dedication of the memorial.

The Research and teaching series (1967-1980 and undated) consists of Weiss's course notes, research papers, and newspaper and magazine articles relating to her courses in women's studies.

The Miscellaneous series (1977-1980 and undated) contains several papers written by Weiss and others which she used in her teaching, as well ast he lyrics of the theme song for the Iowa Women's Meeting which Weiss attended.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL
Series 2: RESEARCH AND TESTING
Series 3: MISCELLANEOUS

  • Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL
  • Box 1:
  • Letter and eulogy - 1981
  • Newspaper clippings - 1981
  • Photographs - 1981
  • Series 2: RESEARCH AND TESTING
  • Sub-Series: Biology and the woman
  • Box 1:
  • Women: biology - 1977-1979
  • Women and evolution - 1976
  • Sub-Series: Law and Politics
  • Box 1:
  • Affirmative action - 1970-1978
  • Battering - 1977-1980
  • Lawyers - 1980
  • Legal status papers - 1976
  • Politics - 1978
  • Sub-Series: Women's education
  • Box 1:
  • Socialization - 1977-1979
  • Women and education - 1975-1978
  • Sub-Series: Women in the workplace
  • Box 1:
  • Cross-national employment - 1979
  • Earnings - 1970-1979
  • Employment (2 folders) - 1970-1980
  • Employment proposal, undated
  • Faculty mobility - 1978-1980
  • Human capital and mobility models, undated
  • Labor force participation - 1975-1979
  • Labor markets - 1978
  • Occupational segregation - 1977
  • Psychological explanations of inequality - 1973-1979
  • Box 2:
  • Social structure of the labor force, undated
  • Women and management - 1976, 1977
  • Women and the military - 1977
  • Sub-Series: Women in the world
  • Box 2:
  • Women: Ireland - 1967-1977
  • Women in developing nations - 1980
  • Women: minorities, undated
  • Sub-Series: Women's issues
  • Box 2:
  • Women: bibliographies - 1975-1978
  • Sub-Series: Women's studies courses
  • Box 2:
  • Women's studies courses - 1978
  • Sub-Series: The Women's Movement
  • Box 2:
  • Equal Rights Amendment - 1976-1979
  • Impact of the women's movement - 1974-1979
  • The women's movement - 1977-1979
  • Sub-Series: Women's lives
  • Box 2:
  • Women: personal relationships - 1978-1979
  • Women: sexuality - 1976-1979
  • Sub-Series: Women's roles
  • Box 2:
  • Motherhood, undated
  • Women: myths - 1976-1978
  • Women: psychological effects of role assignment - 1978-1980
  • Series 3: MISCELLANEOUS
  • Sub-Series:
  • Box 2: Articles
  • "Alice in Wonderland: A Study of Women Faculty in Graduate Departments of Sociology," Michelle Patterson, undated
  • "Women's Work and Theories of Class Stratification," Elizabeth Garnesey, undated
  • "Direct Government Involvement in the Economy: Theory and Methods Misapplied," Jane Alison Weiss and Jay D. Teachman - 1979
  • "Socialist Women: European Socialist Feminism in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries," Jane Alison Weiss, undated
  • "Differentiation within the United States Capitalist Class: Workforce Size and Income Differences," Howard Aldrich and Jane Weiss - 1980
  • Sub-Series:
  • Box 2: Iowa Women's Meeting
  • Lyrics to the theme song, undated