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Responsible Sexuality Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: UA-0006-04

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of badges, correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, miscellaneous sex education materials, news clippings, handwritten notes, pamphlets, press releases, program evaluations, program proposals, student questionnaires and surveys, budgets and financial records, photographs and posters, and training packets.

Dates

  • 1968-2020

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Rights held by the University of West Georgia.

Organizational History

The Responsible Sexuality (Rx) Committee was founded in 1986 by Student Development counselors, Ann Phillips, Sylvia Shortt, and Angela Harrison. From its inception, the aim of the Rx Committee was to educate students about sexuality, to promote healthy decision making regarding sexual behavior and to reduce the incidence of unwanted pregnancies, abortions, sexually-transmitted diseases, sexual assault, and date rape.

In the subsequent years, the Rx Committee began to work in conjunction with University faculty and staff members, healthcare providers, mental health counselors, and members of the Carrollton community to plan monthly events that served to teach through entertainment, speakers, music, and discussions. These informative and entertaining programs included a Fall Sexuality Panel and the "Episodes in Sexuality" series, and served to create a positive and comfortable atmosphere for students to discuss these significant, personal and sensitive issues.

Extent

11.6 Linear feet (27 boxes and 1 map folder)

Language

English

Overview

In 1986, the Responsible Sexuality (Rx) Committee of the University of West Georgia was formed to educate students in regard to sexually-related behavior. Initially, the committee aimed to confront sexual abuse issues on campus, but eventually grew to include a number of different programs and services each targeting a different aspect of sex education.

Provenance

Original files transferred to University Archives at an unknown date. “Additions September 2018” series received Sept 25, 2018. "Additions August 2021" series received July 21, 2021.

Processed By

Processed by Brian Crews, 2014. The 2018 series processed by Lalah Manly, 2018. The August 2021 series processed by Catherine Hendricks, 2021.
Title
Guide to the Responsible Sexuality Committee Records
Status
Completed
Author
Brian Crews
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Initial finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States