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Barbara B. Pillinger papers

Identifier: ua00264


Collection contains the papers of Barbara B. Pillinger, professor and director of the Academic Honors Program at the University of Minnesota. Materials consist of meeting minutes and correspondence regarding Pillinger's tenure battle with the University.


  • 1970s-1980s


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Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Note

Barbara Baxter Pillinger was the director of academic honors programs and professor in the College of Education at the University of Minnesota. She earned a B.S. from the University of Illinois in 1956, M.S. from Smith College (Northampton, MA), Ed.M. in 1964 and Ed.D. in 1972 from Harvard University. Dr. Pillinger joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1977. Beginning in 1981, Dr. Pillinger was involved in multiple legal disputes with the University of Minnesota regarding the tenure process. Between 1981 and 1984, Dr. Pillinger brought three Rajender sex discrimination suits against the University and its administration because of an unfair tenure process. The lawsuits were settled in 1984.


5 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on July 26, 1985 by the Student Affairs Office.

Related Materials in the University Archives

  • Rajender Case Files
  • Rajender Statistical Files

Barbara B. Pillinger papers
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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