Sammye Greer

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Launch the recording with the embedded player below. Dr. Greer wrote the account titled "A Circle, A Name, A Voice" that is available for download above and to the right.

Greer mentions a Women's Caucus t-shirt in her remarks and it is now held in the University Archives. A photograph of the shirt is available below. The design on the shirt is the one that was copied from an online location for the written memoir. It was removed from Dr. Greer's account by the archivist due to copyright concerns.

Two photos of Dr. Greer during her IWU career were scanned from archival holdings and are also available below.


Professor of English Sammye Greer was on faculty at IWU from 1970-1982. On behalf of the newly-formed 2014 Women's Caucus, Greer was asked to provide any recollections she had of the ca. 1970s IWU Women's Caucus, including any records or documentation that might still exist. Her remarks describe the campus climate for female faculty, events of the Caucus in her era, and perspectives on the issues she encountered as department chair.

Dr. Greer received IWU's Teaching Excellence Award and gave an Honors Day Convocation address in May 1978. The text for that address may be found at http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/teaching_excellence/42

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English Language and Literature | Higher Education

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IWU Women's Caucus t-shirt ca. 1980

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Greer with students 1979

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Greer at Century Club dinner