Repository logo

Feminism comes to campus: women at CSU 1960-1971

dc.contributor.authorRusso, Andrea E., author
dc.descriptionCovers not scanned.
dc.description.abstractDuring the sixties students protested everything from restrictive social regulations to the Vietnam War. In this changing environment women, relying on skills learned in mainstream and protest activities, demanded changes for themselves. By the end of the decade these factors converged to foster the emergence of a feminist consciousness among some CSU women. In addition this thesis examines the important role of male student leaders, who had both a provocative and paternalistic relationship with women, in the development of feminism on campus. Relying upon the student newspaper, the CSU Collegian, oral interviews, and other university materials from that era I demonstrate the importance of the campus to the emergence of feminism in the sixties and early seventies. Chapter One examines the early protests of women and men against restrictive housing regulations and demonstrates that the fights against parietal rules was important for the formation of strategies and tactics that would be used later when feminists explicitly challenged gender-specific forms of university discrimination. Chapter Two explores how local and national events of the mid-sixties influenced women activists at CSU and nurtured a budding feminist consciousness on campus. Chapter Three, through an examination of women's organizations, shows that a feminist consciousness was clearly present on campus by 1968.
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationCatalog record number (MMS ID): 991023908239703361
dc.relationLD1153 .R87 1994
dc.rightsCopyright and other restrictions may apply. User is responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. For information about copyright law, please see
dc.subject.lcshColorado State University -- History -- 20th century
dc.titleFeminism comes to campus: women at CSU 1960-1971
dcterms.rights.dplaThis Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights ( You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). of History State University of Arts (M.A.)


Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Thumbnail Image
38.17 MB
Adobe Portable Document Format