Kathleen "Kay" Crouch papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The collection is comprised of the personal and professional papers of Dr. Kathleen "Kay" Crouch. The personal papers relate to Crouch's various lifelong interests, and include files on Clan Donnachaidh, travel and art, as well as materials relating to her retirement and life after retirement. The professional papers cover Crouch's education, professional development, and professional recognition. Subject files reflect her many interests, including sex-role stereotyping and assertiveness training, and are especially strong in the areas of curriculum development, and learning methods.
- Creation: 1956-1992
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1982 - 1989
- Crouch, Kathleen Duncan, 1915-1998 (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Biography of Kathleen (Kay) Crouch
Mary Kathleen (Kay) Duncan was born in 1915 in Atlanta, Georgia. She briefly attended Georgia State College from 1933-1934. In 1941 she married Lieutenant Robert Crouch, a civil engineer and career Army officer, and in 1945, had a daughter, Moira Kathleen. From 1949, Crouch accompanied her husband in his various Army postings throughout the world, spending time in the Pacific Northwest, Japan, and France. When her husband was transferred back to Atlanta, Crouch enrolled at Georgia State College and in 1957 graduated with a B.B.A. in Marketing. In 1958, when her husband was posted to Washington D.C. Crouch attended Washington University, where she earned an M.B.A. in Counseling Psychology (1959). After her husband's retirement from the U.S. Army, Crouch enrolled at the University of Georgia, and in 1967 attained a School Specialists Degree in Counseling. In 1970, she was awarded a Doctor of Education in Educational Psychology by the University of Georgia.
From 1959 to 1967, Crouch worked in the Atlanta Public School System. In 1969 she was hired by Georgia State University as a Counselor/Assistant Professor and by 1971, she was promoted to Counselor/Associate Professor. Dr. Crouch became Vice President of University Operations in 1973, Assistant Vice President for Student Services in 1977, and Vice president for Academic Services in 1978. During her tenure at Georgia State University, Crouch taught grooming, etiquette, and assertiveness training, in addition to study skills for incoming freshmen. Crouch was an advocate for increased sexual harassment education and was also a compliance officer for Title IX (passed in 1976, requiring that educational institutions receiving federal funding could no longer discriminate on the basis of sex). Crouch was a member of the Georgia Association of School Counselors, Georgia Personnel and Guidance Association, and the American Personnel and Guidance Association.
Crouch retired from Georgia State University in 1985, and during her retirement continued her lifelong passion for traveling, in particular, taking trips to Scotland, as well as supporting Scottish tourism and industry. Crouch served as a pastoral and lay counselor at Bayfront Medical Center, and, an avid gardener, she was a member of the Rhododendron Society of America. In 1993, Crouch suffered a stroke. She died in Atlanta, GA in 1998.
9 Linear Feet (in 17 boxes)
Language of Materials
Kathleen "Kay" Crouch earned an MBA in Counseling Psychology (Washington University, 1959), and a Doctor of Education in Educational Psychology (University of Georgia, 1970). She worked in the Atlanta Public School System, 1959-1967, before her career at Georgia State University. At Georgia State, she served as a member of the Counseling faculty (1969-1973), Vice President of University Operations (1973-1977), Assistant Vice President for Student Services (1977-1978), and Vice President for Academic Services (1978-1985). She was an advocate for increased sexual harassment education and a compliance officer for Title IX (which banned discrimination on the basis of sex by educational institutions receiving federal funding). She retired from Georgia State University in 1985. The collection is comprised of the personal and professional papers of Dr. Kathleen "Kay" Crouch.
Organization of the Papers
The collection is organized into three series: Series I. Personal; Series II. Professional; Series III. Photographs and slides.
Donated by Moira Kathleen Crouch, December 1998.
Several items have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals (W-Periodicals), see finding aid or online catalog for access
- Comment on Research About Women, Vol. 10 No. 1, April 1977
- Ms Atlanta: Newsletter for Career Women, August, September and October 1975
- On Campus with Women, No. 25, Winter 1980
- Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 7 No. 1, Fall 1977
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Pamphlets (W-Pamphlets) see finding aid for access
- "Media Guidelines Proposed by the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year," 1976 [Women in mass media]
- "Project on the Status and Education of Women" -- Centers for Research on Women, November 1979[Women--Research--United States--Directories]
- "Project on the Status and Education of Women -- Women's Centers: Where are They?" Fall 1979 [Women--Societies and clubs]
- "Resources for Change," undated [Bibliography]
- "Sexism in the Elementary School," undated [Sex differences in education]
- "Women in Administration," 1978 [Women in higher education]
Separated to Georgia State University Archives
- GSU Alumni Newsletter, January 1973
- Georgia State University Report, Vol. 4 No.9, December 5, 1969
- The System Summary, Vol.7 No.4, April 1971
Processed by Barbara Orsolits, 2004. Current order was established by the Special Collections Department based upon content, and arranged chronologically.
- Georgia State University (Organization)
- Georgia State University. Office of the Vice President for Academic Services (Organization)
- Kathleen "Kay" Crouch:
- A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
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