»PAPERS, DATES:»1967-1981

QUANTITY:»10 linear inches




The »papers were donated by »the Women's Resource and Action Center (donor no. 222) and Nancy Hauserman (donor no. 193) in 1995.


The »papers are open for research.


Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.


Your name, year»Kristen Rassbach, 1996.




            Begin text here:»Jane Alison Weiss was born on October 19, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Thomas W. and Doris Pope Weiss.  She received her B.A. in journalism from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University.  Weiss was an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Iowa from 1978 to 1981.  She was killed in an automobile accident on June 5, 1981 at the age of thirty-seven.



Scope and Content Note


            Begin text here:The» Jane Weiss papers date from »1967 to 1981 and measure »10 linear inches.  The »papers »are arranged in »three series: Biographical, Research and teaching, and Miscellaneous.  All the folder titles in the Research and teaching series are Weiss's original titles.


            The Biographical series (1981) consists of a newspaper clipping about the Jane A. Weiss memorial plaque which commemorates the University of Iowa for being the first institution of its kind to admit men and women on an equal basis, a posthumous letter written by Nancy Hauserman to Weiss about the memorial in her honor, the eulogy which was read at Weiss's memorial service, and several photographs taken at the dedication of the memorial.


            The Research and teaching series (1967-1980 and undated) consists of Weiss's course notes, research papers, and newspaper and magazine articles relating to her courses in women's studies.


            The Miscellaneous series (1977-1980 and undated) contains several papers written by Weiss and others which she used in her teaching, as well as the lyrics of the theme song for the Iowa Women's Meeting which Weiss attended.



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Box 1


Letter and eulogy, 1981

Newspaper clippings, 1981

Photographs, 1981


Research and teaching

Biology and the woman

Women: biology, 1977-1979 and undated

Women and evolution, 1976


Law and Politics

Affirmative action, 1970-1978 and undated

Battering, 1977-1980 and undated

Lawyers, 1980

Legal status papers, 1976

Politics, 1978


Women's education

Socialization, 1977-1979 and undated

Women and education, 1975-1978 and undated


Women in the workplace

Cross-national employment, 1979 and undated

Earnings, 1970-1979

Employment, 1970-1980 [2 folders]

Employment proposal, undated

Faculty mobility, 1978-1980

Human capital and mobility models, undated

Labor force participation, 1975-1979 and undated

Labor markets, 1978

Occupational segregation, 1977 and undated

Psychological explanations of inequality, 1973-1979 and undated


Box 2

Social structure of the labor force, undated

Women and management, 1976, 1977 and undated

Women and the military, 1977


Women in the world

Women: Ireland, 1967-1977 and undated

Women in developing nations, 1980

Women: minorities, undated

»Women's issues

Women: bibliographies, 1975-1978 and undated

Women's studies courses, 1978


The Women's Movement

Equal Rights Amendment, 1976-1979 and undated

Impact of the women's movement, 1974-1979 and undated

The women's movement, 1977-1979 and undated


Women's lives

Women: personal relationships, 1978-1979 and undated

Women: sexuality, 1976-1979 and undated


Women's roles

Motherhood, undated

Women: myths, 1976-1978 and undated

Women: psychological effects of role assignment, 1978-1980 and undated




"Alice in Wonderland: A Study of Women Faculty in Graduate Departments of Sociology," Michelle Patterson, undated

"Women's Work and Theories of Class Stratification," Elizabeth Garnesey, undated

"Direct Government Involvement in the Economy:  Theory and Methods Misapplied," Jane Alison Weiss and Jay D. Teachman, 1979

"Socialist Women: European Socialist Feminism in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries," Jane Alison Weiss, undated

"Differentiation within the United States Capitalist Class: Workforce Size and Income Differences," Howard Aldrich and Jane Weiss, 1980

Iowa Women's Meeting: lyrics to the theme song, undated