Barbara A. Yates (1933-2017) was a Professor of Education Policy at the University of Illinois. Yates served as the Associate Director of International Programs and Studies before becoming the founding Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (formerly Women in International Development) Program in 1980.
The papers of Barbara A. Yates consist of correspondence, grant applications, talks, research notes, photographs, slides, scrapbooks, drafts, publications, and rare primary and secondary source materials on the Congo (19th and 20th century). Also included are materials and publications related to founding and early years of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program on campus.
This collection is organized into 5 series. Series 1: Personal, 1954-1989, arranged alphabetically; Series 2: Professional Papers, 1920-2000, organized alphabetically; Series 3: Drafts, 1970-1996, listed alphabetically; Series 4: Slides, Photographs, and Scrapbooks, arranged alphabetically; and Series 5: Drafts, 1963-1989, listed chronologically.