Proposal to ACE, Roster of Women Scholars, 1971, page 1
DRAFT of COVER LETTER to MR. ROGER HEYNS of ACE: The myths and misinformation surrounding the role, responsibilities and success of women in higher education has prompted the Seven College Conference to propose and to investigate the establishment of a roster of women in the academic world. Such a roster, we believe, would respond to the current needs for information on the status of women in higher education. At the same time it would provide a means of identifying women in various professional fields in higher education. This project has been discussed by the Seven College Conference for more than a year. It has the warm support of each of the Seven Colleges (Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, and Wellseley), and the preliminary work on assembling information for this proposal has been assisted by grants from each of the Seven Colleges. In addition, representatives of various professional and scholarly organizations met at Barnard College on January 12,1972 to discuss this proposal, and each has given her support. Supplementary statements of support for the proposal have been received, also from others who could not meet with us in New York. We believe that this project is of utmost urgency, and we are convinced that the American Council on Education, representing as it does the leaders of higher education, is the appropriate sponsor. we urge, therefore, your consideration of the attached proposal and your acceptance of the project as an appropriate and urgent part of the program of the American Council on Education. Sincerely yours, For the Seven College Conference To be attached: Iist of endorsers of the project as noted in paragraph 2.