Margaret "Peggy" Layne Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1052

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a deconstructed binder containing clippings and correspondence related to women's athletics at Vanderbilt and Title IX in Tennessee dated 1976-1980. Also included is ephemera related to Peggy Layne's track career at Vanderbilt.

Dates

  • 1976 - 1980

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Biographical Note - Peggy Layne

Peggy Layne, P.E., retired in 2019 from Virginia Tech, where she served as Assistant Provost and director of AdvanceVT, a National Science Foundation sponsored program to increase the number and success of women faculty in science and engineering. Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 2003, Ms. Layne worked as a diversity consultant for the American Association of Engineering Societies and as director of the program on diversity in the engineering workforce at the National Academy of Engineering. She also spent a year as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the office of Senator Bob Graham, where she was responsible for water, wastewater, and hazardous waste policy issues, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Earlier in her career Ms. Layne worked for several engineering consulting firms in the southeastern U.S. where she provided technical support and project management for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment projects and hazardous waste site investigations.

She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, where she has served on the diversity, communications, and policy committees, and the Society of Women Engineers, where she has served in numerous local, regional, and national committee and board leadership positions, including national president in 1996-97.

Ms. Layne is the editor of Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers and Women in Engineering: Professional Life published by ASCE Press in 2009. She is a regular contributor to the Society of Women Engineers Magazine, and had given presentations on engineering and public policy and diversity at national and international conferences.

Ms. Layne is a registered professional engineer. She has bachelors and masters degrees in environmental and water resources engineering from Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, and a masters degree in science and technology studies from Virginia Tech.

Extent

.21 Linear Feet (1 Half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains a deconstructed binder containing clippings and correspondence related to women's athletics at Vanderbilt and Title IX in Tennessee dated 1976-1980. Also included is ephemera related to Peggy Layne's track career at Vanderbilt.

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Peggy Layne in January 2022.

Title
Finding Aid for the Margaret "Peggy" Layne Collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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