IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA
JANE ALISON WEISS (1943-1981)
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.
Kristen Rassbach, 1996.
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
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.
Box no. Description
Letter and eulogy, 1981
Newspaper clippings, 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
Legal status papers, 1976
Socialization, 1977-1979 and undated
Women and education, 1975-1978 and undated
Women in the workplace
Cross-national employment, 1979 and undated
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
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: 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: personal relationships, 1978-1979 and undated
Women: sexuality, 1976-1979 and 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