Memo from Catharine Stimpson to Baxter, Elliott, Gould, Graham, and Hertz, regarding priorities for the Women's Center, June 30, 1971, page 1

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I am tentatively describing what I believe our priorities should be in
the next few months. The list, whcih should be useful for both fund-raising
and our own operations, deliberately avoids projects which we are to direct on
our own, e.g. the roster, for which Pat and Jane Moorman have special re-
sponsibility. Rather, it concentrates on things we might do together.

Drawing up the list, I have tried to concentrate on projects which will:
1) Give us momentum; 2) have high visibility; and 3) not bind a permanent
director too tightly.

I. I think we must find a director, the search to begin again seriously
min the fall. (Annette: Rosalyn Kohl Glantz is not interested in being the
‘administrative assistant, although she finds the idea of a Women's Center
“truly-exciting.:)

_II. We must move to establish Barnard's leadership among the Seven
Sister Colleges (or whatever they are called these days) as soon as pos-
sible. Rumors abound about these colleges and programs for women; e.g.
Vassar has received a huge inheritance, the Lockwood legacy, which it may
spend on Women's Studies. One way in which to establish this leadership,

a job which will, I believe, really need Miss Peterson's advice, counsel,

and help, is to take up Elga Wasserman's idea of letting people take a junior
year at Barnard in women's studies. We must also do something to establish
ourselves among the various professional organizations; e.g. I can go to
Chicago in December to the MLA, get in touch with my acquaintances on the
MLA Commission on the Status of Women, etc.

III. We will have the brochure in the fall, which is terrfic. Could
we, however, just mimeograph up our courses for distribution?

IV. Of the projects which we have discussed, these seem the most im-
mediately feasible:

A. The Barnard Lawyers' Committee, a group of Barnard graduates
who are lawyers who will explore cases of job discrimination
against Barnard women. (Or should they simply take on cases

of job discrimination?)

B. John Sanders‘ interesting idea to take women who have left
academic science back as teaching assistants in the sciences,
while they decide whether or not they wish to go in competitive
research. (See the Task Force report for more details.)