Smith, Catherine Parsons, 1933-2009

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Catherine Parsons Smith began as a part-time lecturer in the Music Department, University of Nevada, Reno, in 1969; by 1972, Smith was teaching under a complicated multiple contract arrangement that equaled almost full-time, but without equal compensation. She filed a complaint, and after numerous hearings was terminated in 1975. The U.S. Department of Labor filed suit on her behalf, the first in the nation under the Equal Pay Act, against the University of Nevada, and an out-of-court settlement was reached.

From the description of Papers, 1957-1989. (University of Nevada, Reno). WorldCat record id: 32536363

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referencedIn Roosevelt family. Papers donated by the children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, [ca. 1686]-1959. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Smith family. Smith family letters, 1812-1868. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Smithwick, Cedric Leslie. Diaries and papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Smith, Catherine. Album, 1849-1883. University of Queensland, UQ Library
referencedIn Koockville Store (Mason, Tex.) Records, 1873-1939. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf Smith, Catherine Parsons, 1933-. Papers, 1957-1989. University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
creatorOf Smith, Catherine. Album [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Nevada Symphonic Association (Reno, Nev.) corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt family. family
associatedWith Smith family. family
associatedWith Smithwick, Cedric Leslie. person
associatedWith University of Nevada, Reno. Dept. of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Nevada, Reno. Equal Opportunity Board. corporateBody
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Sex discrimination in education
Sex discrimination in employment
Women college teachers


Birth 1933-11-04

Death 2009-09-01





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