Giving to Brown

New Campaign to Endow Brown’s Pembroke Center Archives

 

With a leadership gift of $1 million from Nancy L. Buc ’65, ’94 hon., Brown’s Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women is launching a $3.5 million campaign to build an endowment to support its archives – the Christine Dunlap Farnham Archive and the Feminist Theory Archive.

Containing materials such as correspondence, diaries, oral histories, and photographs, the Farnham Archive documents the history of Brown/Pembroke and Rhode Island women.  To date, the Feminist Theory Archive has received or been promised the papers of more than 100 leading scholars whose work is at the core of the intellectual history of this area of scholarship.

“With my gift to the Pembroke Center’s Archives Endowment, I am helping to make sure that Brown’s archives comprehensively cover both the history of women at Brown and the feminist theory scholarship in which Brown has been a leader.  I hope many others will join me,” said Buc, “and I will be working toward that goal.”

With my gift to the Pembroke Center’s Archives Endowment, I am helping to make sure that Brown’s archives comprehensively cover both the history of women at Brown and the feminist theory scholarship in which Brown has been a leader.  I hope many others will join me, and I will be working toward that goal.
— Nancy L. Buc ’65, ’94 hon.

The Pembroke Center Archives Endowment will provide the resources necessary to employ a full-time archivist and assistants, add to and digitize the collections, curate exhibits, support scholars working in the archives, and organize lectures and conferences to utilize the archives.

“This campaign supports the very heart of the Pembroke Center’s mission to support interdisciplinary research and teaching,” said Kay B. Warren, director of the Pembroke Center. “With dedicated staff and funding, these signature archives will spark new research and provide new opportunities for students to engage with women’s history and feminist theory and utilize them to consider a wide spectrum of transnational issues.”
     
For more information about the Pembroke Center Archives Endowment, please contact Christy Law Blanchard at 401-863-3650 or Christy_Law_Blanchard@brown.edu.