Theodora J. Kalikow Collection, 1974-2012

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Volume: .5 linear feet

Organization/Arrangement: Organized as a single series.

Biographical Note:  A native of Swampscott, Massachusetts, Theodora Kalikow received the A.B. in Chemistry from Wellesley College in 1962. After working in a laboratory at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, she attended graduate school in the Boston area, receiving the Sc.M. in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University in 1974. During the academic year 1967-68 she served as tutor in philosophy at the University of Exeter, England; and in 1968 she began teaching at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where she attained the rank of Professor and served as Department Chair and faculty union president. In 1981 Kalikow became the Interim Assistant to the President at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and during 1983-84 academic year she served as an American Council on Education Fellow at Brown University. From 1984 to 1987 she was Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado, and in 1987 she moved to Plymouth State College in New Hampshire, where she served as Dean of the College (with one year as Interim President) until 1994. In 1994 Kalikow was named President of the University of Maine at Farmington, a position she held until her retirement in 2012. 

In 2000 Kalikow received the Maryann Hartman Award in from the University of Maine Women’s Studies Program, and in 2001 she was inducted to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame. The University of New England honored Kalikow with the Deborah Morton award for her leadership in Maine’s educational and civic life in 2006. In 2007 she received the Green Building Leadership Award from the Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council for her pioneering work in establishing high standards of environmental responsibility for higher education in Maine. President Kalikow has been actively engaged with an array of state organizations, including the Maine Campus Compact Executive Board, the State Sub-Cabinet for Multicultural Affairs, the Maine Economic Growth Council, and the Finance Authority of Maine. She chairs the University of Maine System’s Diversity Committee. A frequent presenter at academic conferences and the author of numerous scholarly articles, reviews and a book entitled Konrad Lorenz's Ethological Theory: Explanation and Ideology, 1938-1943, Kalikow has also written a column since 2007 for the Waterville, Maine, Morning Sentinel editorial page.

Description:  Arranged in a single series and organized by date. This collection includes scholarly articles, conference papers and reviews by Kalikow on ethology, politics, women's issues and feminist philosophy, and higher education; newspaper column articles by Kalikow in the Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME; award documents pertaining to the Maryann Hartman award and her University of New England honorary doctorate; interviews with her and a bound dissertation with her as its subject.
Access Restrictions: None

Please cite as: Theodora J. Kalikow Collection, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England, Portland, Maine

Container List:

001.  Papers by TJK re: ethologists on women, 1974, undated
002.  Article by TJK re: Konrad Lorenz in Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 1975
003.  Paper by TJK "The Rapist, the Victim and the Community: A Philosophical Perspective", 1975
004.  Articles by TJK in Siren: a woman's journal, Southeastern Massachusetts University, 1976, 1978
005.  Reviews by TJK in Equal Times: Boston's Newspaper for Women, 1977, 1984
006.  Reviews by TJK re: Konrad Lorenz and Ulfried Genter, 1978-1998
007.  Presentation by TJK to Women-in-Science conference, University of Maine at Orono, 1980
008.  Articles by TJK re: Konrad Lorenz (ethology), 1980, 1987, 1990, undated
009.  Membership and meeting notes -- CONCERNS, 1981-1983
010.  Paper by TJK, contribution to panel "Power: A New Vision" at Southeastern Massachusetts University, 1983
011.  Paper by TJK "Power and Revolution", 1983
012.  Paper by TJK "Feminism and Philosophy", 1984
013.  Paper by TJK "Now That You've Made It Into Administration, What Can You Really Do to Change Things?", ca. 1985
014.  Presentations to Higher Education Resource Services of New England (HERSNE), 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993
015.  Article by TJK re: Wallace Craig (ethologist) in Journal of Comparative Psychology, 1989
016.  Interview with TJK by April O'Keefe, 1990
017.  Paper by TJK "Should we let feminism into the academy?" Plymouth State College, 1990
018.  Article by TJK in Writing Across the Curriculum" Plymouth State College, 1992
019.  TJK's "President's Column" in Plymouth State Update", 1992-1993
020.  Article by TJK in The Dissident, 1995
021.  Correspondence and review in Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 1995/1996
022.  Review by TJK of "A Community Worthy of the Name" by Nannerl Overholser, 1996
023.  Interview with TJK in The College Choice Report, v.9 no.11, 1998
024.  Paper by TJK "Taking Part in the Continuing Conversation", 1999
025.  Maryann Hartman Award to TJK, 2000
026.  Presentation to Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education Conference, 2003
027.  Review by TJK in Connection, Journal of New England Board of Higher Education, 2003
028.  Presentation by TJK to Vermont Women in Higher Education Conference, 2005
029.  Dissertation on TJK by Leah Ewing Ross, "The evolution of a woman college president: Theodora J. Kalikow", 2006
030.  Columns by TJK in Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME, 2007-2012
031.  Article by TJK in Leading America's Branch Campuses, 2009
032.  Updated CV, 2012
033.  UNE honorary doctorate letter from Danielle Ripich, President, 2012
034.  TJK article in Farmington First, University of Maine at Farmington Alumnae Magazine, Winter 2012