Kathryn H. Anthony (b. 1955), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Distinguished Professor, is recognized as a pioneering figure in the study of gender and diversity issues in architecture. She is the longest-serving woman faculty member at the University of Illinois (UIUC) School of Architecture (1984-present) and an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Landscape Architecture, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program. Anthony's teaching, scholarship, and service has been crucial in challenging the architectural field to design spaces for a diversity of users and user needs.
The Kathryn H. Anthony Papers include biographical information; correspondence; awards submissions; committee work, including her service on the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women (2002-04) and the Provost's Gender Equity Council (2009-11); research grant and fellowship applications; publications and presentations; teaching and course materials; primary research materials such as surveys, interviews, and data analysis; research files about user behavior, gender, and race in architecture; research files for her books Design Juries on Trial (1990) and Designing for Diversity (2001), which explores the impact of gender and racial discrimination on the industry's ability to design for a diversity of users. Also included are completed surveys and correspondence from the UIUC African American Architecture Alumni project--materials that feature first-hand accounts by alumni of their experiences as students and professional architects in the post-segregation era following Brown v. Board of Education (1954).
The collection was acquired in two accessions in 1997/98 and in 2012. The second accession was processed in 2019/20 and is organized into seven series.
Second Accession Series Arrangement: this accession is organized in seven series. Series 1, Personal Files, 1997-2012, is arranged chronologically. Series 2, Teaching Materials, 1979-2010, is arranged by course number, followed by more general teaching files arranged chronologically. Series 3, Subject Files, 1936-2010, is arranged into subseries A and subseries B; subseries A is organized according to Professor Anthony's index system and subseries B is arranged alphabetically. Series 4, Designing for Diversity, 1983-2000, is arranged into Subseries A and B; Subseries A is organized according to Professor Anthony's index system and Subseries B is arranged alphabetically. Series 5, Glass Ceiling: Designing for Diversity Background Research, 1987-97, is arranged into subseries A and B; subseries A is organized according to Professor Anthony's index system and subseries B is arranged alphabetically. Series 6, Design Juries on Trial, 1983-99, is arranged alphabetically. Series 7, Publications, Reports, and Presentations, 1979-2005, is arranged chronologically within the following categories: book chapters, articles, other publications, book reviews, professional research reports, and conference articles, abstracts, and presentations.