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Nuss, Shirley. Papers of Shirley Nuss, 1958-1994 (inclusive), 1975-1994 (bulk): A Container List

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 2004-M93
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Shirley Nuss
Title: Papers of Shirley Nuss, 1958-1994 (inclusive), 1975-1994 (bulk)
Date(s): 1958-1994
Date(s): 1975-1994
Quantity: 14.21 linear feet (14 cartons, 1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Papers of sociologist Shirley Nuss.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 2004-M93
The papers of Shirley Nuss were given to the Schlesinger Library by Shirley Nuss in August 2004.

Processing Information:

Container list: November 2006
By: Susan Earle

Access Restrictions:

Access. The papers are unprocessed and the written permission of the donor is required before use. Cartons 1-8 were closed until January 1, 2007, and need to be screened before use. Cartons 9-14 and box 15 have been screened by library staff, and documents access to which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy have been placed in red sleeves and temporarily restricted for the times specified. Red sleeves and their contents must be pulled by library staff before research use.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Shirley Nuss as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Shirley Nuss Papers, 1958-1994; item description, dates. 2004-M93, box #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


A graduate in sociology of the University of Colorado (B.A. 1969, M.A. 1975, Ph.D. 1975), Shirley A. Nuss (1944- ) was an assistant professor at Wayne State University where she became involved in a well known tenure case, which was supported by the American Association of University Professors and Sociologists for Women in Society. An expert on the status of women in third world countries, Nuss worked for many years with the United Nations agencies and governments in South Asia to design, evaluate, and implement national survey programs to gather data on women. She also served as a research consultant for the World Conference of the U.N. Decade for Women, 1979-1980.


Collection includes published and unpublished work, lectures, and material documenting professional activities, and records concerning her tenure case. Folder headings are Shirley Nuss's, with additions in brackets by archivist Susan Earle. Many folders are heavily annotated, presumably by Nuss.

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Additional Index Terms

College teachers
College teachers--Tenure--Michigan
Sex discrimination against women--United States
Sex discrimination in employment--United States
Sex discrimination in higher education--United States
American Association of University Professors
Sociologists for Women in Society (U.S.)
Wayne State University--Faculty