A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Crouch, Kathleen Duncan
Kathleen "Kay" Crouch papers
9 linear ft. in
10 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes and 5 artifact boxes.
Kathleen "Kay" Crouch earned an M.B.A. 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
Organization of the Papers
The collection is organized into three series:
Series I. Personal
Series II. Professional
Series III. Photographs and slides
Current order was established by the Special Collections Department
based upon content, and arranged chronologically.
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.
Biography of Kathleen (Kay) Duncan
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.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the
Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring
materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog
using these headings.
Crouch, Kathleen Duncan,
Georgia State University--Office of the
Vice President for Academic Services.
Georgia State University--Officials and
Counseling in higher
Restrictions on Access
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any
publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection,
the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical
property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from
this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright
holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must
contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to
limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
[item], [folder title], [series title], Kathleen (Kay) Duncan Crouch
papers, W050, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections
and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Gift from Moira Kathleen Crouch, December 1998.
Processed by Barbara Orsolits, 2004.
Related materials in this repository: In
Georgia State University Archives: Records of the Vice President for Academic
At the Georgia Department of Archives and History: Georgia
Coordinating Committee on the Observance of International Women's Year records
(bulk 1976-1977); and National Commission on the Observance of International
Women's Year records, 1973-1978 (bulk 1977).
Published: Administrators and Researchers:
Coworkers in University Planning, Arlington, VA, 1978.
Separated material: During processing,
some items have been removed to the Women's Printed Collections: Periodicals,
and Women's Printed Collections: Pamphlets. See List of Separated Material
following Detailed Description of the Collection.