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Caroline Peine

Caroline Peine, ca 1962 Caroline Frances Peine earned her Bachelor's degree from Carleton College in 1947. She joined the staff of Kansas State College as a graduate assistant in the Department of English in 1950 and earned her Master's degree in English in 1951. Her thesis was entitled: "A Course of College English for Foreign Students." She was appointed Assistant Dean of Women and instructor at the Center for Student Development in 1961. During her years on campus, she has accumulated files on a number of interesting and relevant topics.

Sources of information:

History Index. Peine, Caroline
Oral History Interview, July 18, 1973

The campus unrest files cover the years from 1961 to 1972. The focus of these files cover not only campus unrest, but also related topics such as civil disobedience, conflict, the philosophy of discipline, law enforcement, the legal rights and responsibilities of universities, KSU policies, and students rights.

1 box. Acc. No. U 87.10

The Kansas State Draft Information Center files consist primarily of printed material. It contains manuals created by the government concerning the draft, pamphlets and brochures about conscientious objection, and counseling material.

1 box. Acc. No U 87.36

The Commission on the Status of Women, 1938-1981, was an outgrowth of federal legislation, the need for the university to meet the requirements of Title IX and insure that Kansas State did not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions, educational or employment opportunity. A committee examined "The Status of Women at Kansas State University, 1970-1971" and summarized the conditions, citing examples of discrimination and making suggestions. President McCain appointed what became known as the Commission on the Status of Women in November of 1971 to study the roles, needs and opportunities of women in the University committee. During their first year, the commission established an affirmative action program. The collection contains reports, 1971-1981, task force surveys, subcommittee reports, Associated Women Studies files, 1957-1970, and the files of Helen Moore, 1938-1941.

1 box. Acc. No. U 90.18

Caroline Peine was one of the original organizers of the Manhattan House, Inc., a half-way house in Manhattan, KS. The project was short-lived as illustrated by the records of the organization. The records begin with the Articles of Incorporation in 1972. Information on the philosophy, goals, organizational structure, and Board of Directors primarily fall between the years 1973 and 1974. Newspaper and magazine clippings illustrate the stormy life of the project and it's demise.

5 fldrs. Manhattan House, Inc. Acc. No. P 48