Letter from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville to Catharine Stimpson, August 6, 1971
290i Waverly Vriwe Los Angeles California 90039 6 August l97l Ms. Kate Stimpson ' I am most anxious to know as much as possible about the Women's Centet at Barnard. This fall I wiil be teaching a course for Women in Design at the California Institute of the Arts, where I have been the only women on the faculty fun of the School of the Design for the past two years. It will be a difficult class , to lead as the design.implications of. i the revolutton in sexual politics ~ are not yet clear u even though I led a seminar on that subject at the International Design Conference in Aspen this June. To enrich the program at ‘cal Arts‘ and myself, I have been in contact with several wqmen on the west coast who are doing women's studies* and would like to have as much information as possible about the/results of such investigations at Barnard. Is there some way that you are making this original research accessible? I would be most interested in the program and reading lists of these programs as well as the papers or other material done by the students in courses in women's studies — any information about these studies would be most appreciated. I had hoped to be in New York this fall but such a trip has now to be postponed indefinately. I ook forward to your response, la Le rant de Bretteville'62 * on a visit to Vassar's Linda Nochlin, teaching a summer couse at Stanford on women in Art, I met Isabel Marcus welsh '60 Barnard who has done a fine investigation of Woman inPolitics at Berkeley where she is a doctoral candidate, as well as leading the lawsuit against discrimination against women in the University.