Report on the conclusions of the Task Force on Barnard and the Educated Woman, 1971, page 6
-6- point for the study of women and their interests. With a growing research library, a competent director and staff, its natural close connections to the college and its undergraduate life,, and eventually a self- sustaining financial structure, such a center could generate programs of vital importance to women in their drive toward greater self-awareness and achievement. A great many program possibilities were discussed, and the priorities have not yet been fully determined, but some projects were recommended -- both academic and non-academic -- which seem promising. The Women's Center could sponsor a permanent series of seminars on Women and Society -- on immediate political issues of concern to women, such as the Equal Rights Amendment, which call for objective analysis; on immediate personal issues of concern to women, such as the conflict between career and marriage, which call for mutual [analysis]; and on long- range academic questions about the study of women, which call for new research. A national academic journal to publish such studies on women might be a natural outgrowth. Alumnae too often are not exposed to new intellectual currents within the college. Videotapes of actual classroom sessions might be made available at cost through the Women's Center and local alumnae clubs.