Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Records
The majority of the contents of the collection are flyers, brochures and detailed event information regarding the many varied programs put on over the years by the Center for Women, including several Women’s Week programs, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s. There is also information on the different scholarships offered over the years by the center, including the Mary Jane Young scholarship, which targets re-entering undergraduate students who either missed the opportunity for an education or postponed their education to become mothers. There are also few documents centered around the initial development of the Center for Women as well as the Women’s Studies program and the Center’s directors, founder Catherine Lupori and currently Sharon Dorhety.
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About the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women
The Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women's Research, Resources, and Scholarship was founded in 1985 and first directed by Catherine Lupori, a member of the English Department and coordinator of the minor program in Women's Studies. The center was named in 1986 for Abigail Quigley McCarthy, a former alumna, activist, author and wife of presidential contender, Eugene McCarthy, who regularly visited and was involved in the center’s activities. The center has since been involved in a wide variety of activities with the aim to support and address women’s issues on campus, in the greater Twin Cities community and more largely for all women in academics. The center works closely with both the Women’s Studies and the Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity departments to put together events, bring in important speakers, educate the community, work for non-profit charitable organizations and provide support for students of St. Catherine University.
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