University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the UH Women's Resource Center Records

Overview of the Collection

Creator University of Houston. Women’s Resource Center
Collection Title UH Women's Resource Center Records
Dates 2004-2008
Identification 2012-009
Physical Description 0.50 Linear Feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries
M.D. Anderson Library, 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX, 77204-2000, URL:, Phone: 713-743-9750

Historical Note:

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) opened on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 as a result of the recommendations of the University Commission on Women (UCW).  In September 1999, President Arthur K. Smith appointed 24 UH-affiliated women to the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women for a two-year period to address the issues and concerns of women on the University of Houston campus. The Commission was created to examine the lack of women in higher administrative positions and the workplace climate for women on campus. The Commission was later expanded to include men. The Commission’s first action was to undertake a campus-wide survey and developed a report with numerous recommendations, one of which was the creation of a university supported Women’s Resource Center. The recommendation was realized with the opening of the WRC in 2004.

The goals of the WRC are to provide a comfortable place where UH students, staff, and faculty can seek information on a variety of topics, obtain confidential referrals to appropriate campus and community resources, and discuss issues of concern; to educate the University of Houston community on topics that concern women with a special focus on violence against women due to gender, sexual identity, race, or disability; to identify and research issues that affect University of Houston women; to serve as a liaison between women on campus and the administration, often by working with the University Commission on Women; and to celebrate the achievements of University of Houston women by featuring a UH female faculty, staff or student each month on our web site in the "Spotlight" feature.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes materials related to the UH Women’s Resource Center. The collection is broken into four series: General Information, Advertisements, Organizations and Printed Materials.


Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
University of Houston
University of Houston. Women's Resource Center
Genre/Form of Material:
Fliers (printed matter)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

UH Women’s Resource Center Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting.

Acquisition Information:

University of Houston Women’s Resource Center, September 2012

Detailed List of Contents

General Information

Scope and Contents
This series contains materials directly related to the WRC. Included are meeting minutes, articles about the center and various other materials pertaining to the organization.
Box Folder
1 1 Advisory Board Meeting February 1, 2005
2 Advisory Board Meeting July 12, 2005
3 Articles undated
4 Certificate from Gov. Rick Perry 2004
5 End of Year Report FY04 2003
6 Mentoring Program April 30, 2008
7 Open House Guest Book 2004, 2006
8 Various 2006-2008


Scope and Contents
This series consists of advertisements placed in the Daily Cougar, the University of Houston daily newspaper. The materials consist mainly of advertisements of events held by the WRC.
Box Folder
1 9 Announcements 2005-2008
10 Books 2007-2008
11 Charity 2006, 2009
12 Events 2004-2007
13 General Information 2005-2006
14 Lectures 2004-2007
15 Open House 2006-2007
16 Theater 2004-2008


Scope and Contents
This series contains materials related to organizations with which the WRC worked closely. Both organizations, like the WRC, focus on support and networking of women on the University of Houston campus.
Box Folder
1 17 Coog Women at Work 2006-2007
18 Women’s Network 2006

Printed Materials

Scope and Contents
This series consists of printed materials not directly related to the WRC. Transitions is a magazine for new students.
Box Folder
1 19 Evening Student Services Brochure undated
20 Transitions Vol. 17 Summer 2007