Letter from Martha Peterson to Catharine Stimpson, November 30, 1971, page 1

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          Barnard College

OFFICE or THE PRESIDENT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK 10027

November 30, 1971

Dear Miss Stimpson:

Thank you for the opportunity to meet with the Executive
Committee last Thursday. It seems to me that we at least got
some clear notion of how the roster matter should be handled.
Let me summarize what I understand our agreement to be. If
there are suggestions, modifications or corrections, be sure
to let me know.

1. We will work for the establishment through A.C.E.,
of a national roster of women with Ph.D's who are potential
candidates for administrative and academic appointments in
higher education. Pat Graham and Jane Moorman will invite
individuals and representatives of groups who might be inter-
ested in such a project to meet at Barnard on January 7th to
prepare a proposal for A.C.E.

2. Barnard will focus interest on establishing a regional
talent pool which would personalize the roster. It was, I
believe, our intent to indicate to A.C.E. that it might be
wise, in finding support for the original roster, also to find
support for this supplement to the roster in certain regions,
such as New York, Boston, Washington and San Francisco. Jane
Gould was asked to proceed with plans for this project.

I personally hope that this project can move along. One
of the most pressing needs we have right now is to have a pool
of available talent on which those who wish to make appointments
can rely.

I was interested in sitting in on your discussions of

projects of interest to the Women's Center. I came away with

a somewhat disquieting feeling that there may be a little

"falling apart of direction." It occurred to me that it might

be wise for the Executive Committee to identify by priority

those programs they will be working on so that the Center won't
. be pulled apart by peripheral programs which aren't of primary

interest to the Center. I have, for instance, the letter on