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Anne T. Truax papers

Identifier: ua00275

Scope and Content

The collection contains research notes, correspondence, conference materials, committee reports, papers on a cable T.V. project and files on other women's studies programs at various Midwestern institutions.


  • 1970s-1980s


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Use of Materials

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 Sketch of Anne T. Truax (b. 1925)

Anne Thorsen Truax was born on March 21, 1925. She earned her B.A. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in 1963 and completed the summer institute for women in higher education administration at Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA) in 1976. Anne Truax began her career at the University of Minnesota as assistant to the dean of students in 1968. She became the acting director of the Minnesota Planning and Counseling Center for Women in 1969 and director of the Minnesota Women's Center in 1970. She has also held dual academic appointments as instructor in family social science and women's studies. Anne Truax was also instrumental in the development of the ElderLearning Institute at the University of Minnesota; she served as leader, volunteer, donor, member of the board of directors and chair of the curriculum committee.


12.5 Cubic Feet (10 boxes)


Collection contains the papers of Anne T. Truax, instructor in the women's studies program and director of the Minnesota Women's Center at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on June 4, 1982. An additional deposit was made on May 20, 1991.

Processing Information

Box list (contents list) created in 2019.

Anne T. Truax papers
Karen Spilman
April 2005
Description rules
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2019: Contents list added

Collecting Area Details

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