Jane Gould and Donna Stanton correspondence, 1973

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Angus: 21 . 1973

Me. Donna Stanton 44 Hartting Lane Eaet Hampton, new York

Dear Dome:

Although your letter did not come quite in time for the August 8th meeting, I was very glad to receive it. Your ideas are clear and I think are not at odds with the most general format that seems to have emerged from that meeting; I'm enclosing the minutes. we have a smalleeubcommittee working thisllanth. and hopefully by the septmber Sth meeting we will have a letter drafted for approval by the larger committee which we will send out announcing the conference and inviting preparation of papers. I hope you will be able to come to the September 5th meeting because I think we will be making some decision.

I'm so glad you had e good month in France and hope the rest of the sumer is going well. We were away for three weeks and hd an exciting trip to South America, nd are extending our vacation by taking long weekends in Little Compton, Rhoda Ieled. I hope to see you September 5th.


Jane S. Gould Director


Barnard College


August 6, 1973

Ms. Jane 5. Could The Women's Center Barnard College

_Broadway at 117th Street

New York 10027, N.Y. Dear Jane:

I returned from a very satisfying month in France to find your report on our meeting of June 27 and the announcement of a meeting on August 8 which I am sorry I cannot attend.

Although this letter may not reach you in time for the August 8 meeting,

I would like to outline briefly a plan for dividing the academic conference into two specific parts. In my view, the morning session should focus on two of the questions you outlined on page 2 of your summary, namely 1) what are the underlying intellectual hypotheses of women's studies and 2) what are the questions that women's studies as a new interdisciplinary field is peculiarly qualified to ask

or to answer. This morning session: could perhaps consist of three half-hour papers followed by a panel discussion and questions from the floor. I envisage

an afternoon session which would offer a series of workshops on different academic disciplines. These would attempt to consider the specific inmact of women's studies on the humanities, social sciences and pure and physical sciences. Each of these broad categories should be further subdivided to allow for maximum relevancy to each particular field. I think these sessions might be followed either by a reception or, better still, by a dinner with a keynote speaker. ‘

I would be glad to discuss this proposal in greater detail with you. I will be in East Hampton until September 10 and can be reached most evenings at 516-324-5703.

As you know, I will be on leave this coming semester. I will, however, be in New York the entire time and would like to be advised of meetings relating to this conference, the women's center, et al.

Hope you are having a good summer.

Qordially, 3;

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