A Guide to the

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Collection, 1929-2011

Collection Number SC 5036

 

Compiled by: Jessica Strawn and Cara Lundgren, September 2012

 

Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: American Association of University Women

Collection No.: SC 5036

Creator:  AAUW

Extent: 30 boxes; 12.5 linear feet

Language:  English

Abstract: This is a collection of the important papers and other documents of the Harrisonburg Branch of the American Association of University Women spanning from 1929 to 2011. It also contains some papers from other VA branches of the AAUW.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions Please Contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this Collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation:   [identification of item], American Association of University Women (AAUW) Collection, 1929-2011, SC 5036, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

 

Acquisition Information: Original accession came in as 13 boxes and 1 poster. Lorrie Merrow first donated 2 record storage boxes and 1 poster on November 17, 2011. Tina Updike later donated 10 linear feet of materials consisting of documents and scrapbooks on December 6, 2011.

 

Other Formats Available: The majority of the collection is written material. Other formats include photographs, video and audio.

 

Processing Information: Most of this collection is from the Harrisonburg, VA branch of the AAUW, while the remainder of the material represents to work of other Virginia branches, including Winchester, Staunton, Richmond.

Bio/Historical Note:  The American Association of University Women was founded in 1882. Its website states that the "AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research." This collection primarily covers the Harrisonburg branches actions and inner workings.

Scope and Content:  The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Collection ranges in date from 1929 to 2011. They contain many papers as well as video, apparel, DVDs, CDs, scrapbooks, photos, and floppy disks. The collection focuses on the Harrisonburg Branch of the AAUW but there is information pertaining to the AAUW in VA and Nationwide. It is arranged in 12 series.

Series I AAUW – The folders in this box contain materials that were simply transferred from their original folders or packaging to a new folder. No further sorting has been done, and any labeling--if there was any-- has been transferred to the folder.

Series II Bylaws- Ranging in date from 1967 to 1999.

Series III Education- This contains many booklets that document women's struggle in the workforce as well as the AAUW's more internal education activities.

Series IV Finance- This series contains information on every aspect of the AAUW's finances.

Series V History- This contains newspaper articles and other historical moments of the AAUW as donated.

Series VI Legal Documents and Activism- This series catalogs the range of actions that the AAUW took in support of various movements and issues. It also gives more information about the VA branch of the AAUW.

Series VII Meeting Minutes- Range from 1929 to 2003.

Series VIII Membership- This series catalogs every phase of membership from prospective to deceased. It also contains the forms, outreach materials, and policy sheets that would need to be filled out during that process. Mainly Harrisonburg Branch of the AAUW but there is some VA branch information.

Series IX Publications-This series covers the publications, Graduate Woman, Outlook, The Link, Leader in Action, the AAUW Newsletter, The AAUW Program Guide, AAUW News, AAUW Journal, On Campus with Women, Action Alert, The Harrisonburg Branch Yearbook, The Inside Track, Virginia Vision, other VA Branch Newsletters, The AAUW Catalog, and other misc. publications.

Series X Scrapbooks and Photo Albums- from 1929 to 1998.

Series XI Special events and Conferences- from the 43rd Annual Convention to Convention of April 2006.

Series XII Miscellaneous- This contains Topic Guides, a T-Shirt, CDs, DVDs, Floppy Disks, an old film reel about PSAs the AAUW presented, "AAUW Mementos", and a "Record of my AAUW Membership."

 

Contents:

 

Series

Box

Folder

Title

I: AAUW

1

1

Cultural Rep.

1

2

Bound in a 3-Ring Binder

1

3

Envelope to Christina Updike

1

4

[Miscellaneous]

1

5

[Miscellaneous II]

1

6

Share the Power, Share the Pride Marketing

     

2

1

1973 - '75 M. Scherwitsky

2

2

Association

2

3

Publications

2

4

Projects/Career Fair

2

5

Community Rep.

2

6

Division

2

7

Leadership

2

8

Misc. Forms

2

9

Points of Pride

2

10

Pres.'s Corresp.

2

11

Programs

2

12

Scholarships/Local

II: Bylaws

3

1

Bylaws 1999-2001

3

2

Bylaws

3

3

Bylaws of VA 1997-1999

3

4

Bylaws 1971 - 1987 (as donated/unsorted)

3

5

Branch Reports 1967 - '79

3

6

Branch Reports 1980s

3

7

Branch Programs 1976

3

8

Harrisonburg Branch Officers 1985 - '89

3

9

Harrisonburg Branch Program 1985 - '86

     

3

Charter and Bylaws 1969

3

Charter and Bylaws 1971

3

Charter and Bylaws 1975

3

Charter and Bylaws 1981

3

Charter and Bylaws 1985

3

Winchester Branch Directory 1970 - '71

3

Staunton Branch Directory 1972 - '73

3

Branch Leaders Handbook 1982

3

AAUW Branch Report 1987 - 1989

III: Education

4

1

Educational Foundation Programs (as donated)

4

2

Education/Civil Liberties (as donated)

4

3

Education Outreach

4

4

Education (unsorted)

     

4

Names Honored 1989 - '90

4

Fellowships & Grants 2000 - 2001

4

Names Honored 1997 - 1998

4

Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin: Fall 1996 "Opportunities In Education"

4

Educational Foundation Annual Report 1998

4

Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

4

Gaining a Foothold: Women's Transitions Through Work and College

4

The Third Shift: Women Learning Online

4

Where The Girls Are: The Facts About Gender Equity In Education

   

5

1

Educational Foundation Directories for Fellowship, Grant, and Award Recipients 1997 - 2002

5

2

Educational Foundation Fellowship Grants (as donated)

5

3

Education Publications (unsorted)

5

4

Education Misc. (unsorted)

IV: Finance

6

1

Membership Finances

6

2

Financial Statements: 1975 - '86

6

3

Jefferson National Bank

6

4

Financial Summaries

6

5

Invoices

6

6

IRS Papers

6

7

Letters & Reports to Branch Finance Officer

6

8

Crestar

6

9

AAUW Liability Insurance

6

10

Branch Budgets: 1982, 1991 - 2001

6

11

Branch Budgets: 1969 - '70

     

6

Finance Officers' Guide

6

Finance Officer Handbook 1995 - '96

6

Finance Officers' Guide 1998 - '99

6

Finance Officers' Guide 1999 - 2000

6

Financial Guide for AAUW Treasurers

   

7

1

Deposits: 2004 - 2005

7

2

Disbursements: 2004 - 2005

7

3

Sovran/National Bank Statements

7

4

Disbursements: 2002 - 2003, 2003 - 2004

7

5

Dues & Remittance

7

6

Financial Reports and Budgets 2000 - 2004

7

7

AAUW Treasurer: 1987 - '88

7

8

Fund Raisers (with receipts)

7

9

Finance 1 (unsorted/as donated)

7

Bound Ledgers (5)

   

8

1

Nations Bank

8

2

Virginia National Bank

8

3

Bank Statements I

8

4

Bank Statements II

8

5

Bank Statements III

     

8

Box of Deposit Slips

   

9

1

Miscellaneous Receipts

9

2

Receipts 2005-07

9

3

Bills and Correspondence

9

4

Miscellaneous Sales

9

5

Treasurer's Reports: July 1990-1994

9

6

Various Checks and Deposit Slips

     

10

1

Finance (unsorted)

10

2

Deposit Records 1997 - 2003

10

3

Finance (unsorted)

10

4

Aramark

10

5

Brokerage Account Statement: Suntrust 2004, 2005, 2006

10

6

Bank Statements: Bank of America 2000 - '04

10

7

Brokerage Account Statement: Suntrust 1999 - 2003

10

8

Brokerage Account Statement: Suntrust 2007

10

9

Receipts/Disbursements 1999 - 2001

10

10

Bank Statements: Bank of America 2004 - 2007

     

10

Manila Envelope - Wachovia Acct. CLOSED for Convention '06 (as donated)

   

11

1

Miscellaneous Financial Records

11

2

Miscellaneous Financial Records

11

3

Miscellaneous Financial Records

11

4

Miscellaneous Financial Records

V: History

12

1

History Information

12

2

Newspaper Articles

12

3

Newspaper Clippings

12

4

More Newspaper Clippings

VI: Legal Documents and Activism

13

1

AAUW 1987 Charter and Bylaws

13

2

Virginia State Division Bylaws

13

3

IFUW/International Federation of University Women

13

4

Legislative Resolution

13

5

ERA/The Equal Rights Amendment

13

6

 Service/Political Activism (unsorted)

13

7

Appt. Women to AAUW Boards at Local Level

13

8

 President's File

13

9

Family/Women's Issues

13

10

Legal Advocacy Fund

13

11

Virginia Division Nominations

13

12

AAUW Legislative Program and Candidacy

     

14

1

Equity (as donated)

14

2

Service Projects and Info

14

3

 64th Annual Convention Registration Forms and Voting Delegates

14

4

AAUW Office

14

5

Peace and National Security

14

6

AAUW Empowering women: Achieving Change through National Advocacy

     

14

A License for Bias: Sex Discrimination, Schools, and Title IX

14

1989 AAUW Charter & Bylaws

14

The Military Budget: A Woman's Guide to Community Action

14

Report of the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Years 1976 "...To Form a More Perfect Union..." Justice for American Women

VII: Meeting Minutes

15

1

Random Years (unsorted)

15

2

Board Meetings 1997 - 2003

15

3

Branch Minutes 1985 - '88

15

4

Minutes 1973 - '75, 1975 - '77

15

5

Minutes 1954 - '55

15

6

Minutes 1952 - '54

15

7

Minutes 1938 - '46

15

8

Minutes 1935 - '37

15

9

Minutes 1933 - '35

15

10

Minutes 1931 - '33

15

11

Minutes 1929 - '31

15

12

Minutes 1977 - '79

15

13

Minutes 1985- '87

15

14

Minutes 1979 - '82

15

15

Minutes 1984 - '85

15

16

Minutes 1946 - 51

VIII: Membership

16

1

Prospective Members

16

2

Membership Tool Kit

16

3

Membership Outreach & Development (unsorted)

16

4

Membership/Change Forms

16

5

Policy Sheets (as donated)

16

6

Dues & Policies (as donated)

16

7

Membership Materials (as donated)

     

17

1

AAUW Directories

17

2

Membership Records 1988 - 1989

17

3

Membership Records 1989 - 1990

17

4

Membership Records 1990 - 1991

17

5

Membership Records 1999 - 2000

17

6

Membership Records 2000 - 2001

17

7

Membership Records 2001 - 2002

17

8

Membership Records 2007 - 2008

17

9

Membership Records 2007 - 2008

17

10

Membership Records 2007 - 2008

17

11

Membership Records 2007 - 2008

17

12

Membership Records 2007 - 2008

17

13

Membership Records 2007 - 2008

     

18

1

Questionnaires and Forms

18

2

Partial Membership Forms

18

3

Membership Records (as donated)

18

4

New Member and Renewal Reports

18

5

Virginia Division Membership (as donated)

18

6

AAUW Membership Officer Manual

     

19

1999 AAUW Membership Directory

IX: Publications

20

1

Graduate Women: Sept./Oct. 1979 - May/June 1983

20

2

Outlook: January/February 1989, Volume 83 No. 1 – Spring/Summer 2010 Vol. 104 No. 2

     

21

1

The Link: February 1996 - Winter 1998

21

2

Leader In Action - Winter 1981 - Spring 1988

21

3

Leader In Action - Fall 1993 - Spring 1998

21

4

AAUW Newsletter: September 1971 - May 1989

21

5

AAUW Program Guide: 1977 - '81

     

22

1

AAUW News: March 1981 - December 1989

22

2

 AAUW News: January 1990 - May 1994

     

23

Graduate Women: July/August 1983 – September/October 1988

   

24

1

AAUW Journal: January 1968 - April 1977

24

2

On Campus With Women: Summer 1987 - Fall 1992

24

3

Action Alert: October 1981 - July 1999

24

4

 Action Alert: April 1995 - November 2003

24

5

"Other Va. Branch Newsletters" (As Donated)

24

6

 Virginia Vision: Fall 1994 - Spring 2003

     

25

1

Harrisonburg Branch Yearbook: 1976/77, 1985/86 - 1995/96

25

2

Harrisonburg Branch Yearbook: 1996/97 - 2010/11

25

3

Women Win the Vote

25

4

Miscellaneous Publications

25

5

"Va. Division" (As Donated)

25

6

 AAUW Catalog

25

7

Virginia Division Bulletin: Summer 1979 - Spring 1984

25

8

Outlook: 1992 - 2011

     

26

1

The Inside Track: September 1991 - March 2008, Winter 2011 - 12

26

2

Virginia Vision: Fall 1997`` - Summer 2010

X: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

27

Photo of AAUW National Board of Directors 1980

27

2/26/05 CROWN PRINTS

27

Photo Album - Middle School Girls "Science, Math and Technology Career Fair" JMU

27

Photo Album - AAUW 1981 - 1998

27

Scrapbook - AAUW 50 - 51

27

Scrapbook - AAUW Harrisonburg Branch: A Brief History of Branch Activities from   1929 - 1947

27

Scrapbook - AAUW 1977 - 1985

27

Scrapbook - AAUW 1955 - 1975

XI: Special Events and Conferences

28

1

Misc. flyers and forms from various events

28

2

AAUW Capitol Hill Day

28

3

1989 Virginia Division Convention

28

4

63rd Annual Convention

28

5

64th Annual Convention

28

6

Misc. Convention Information

   
28

43rd Annual Convention

28

44th Annual Convention

28

52nd Annual Convention

28

53rd Annual Convention

28

54th Annual Convention

28

56th Annual Convention

28

58th Annual Convention

28

59th Annual Convention

28

60th Annual Convention

28

61st Annual Convention

28

62nd Annual Convention

28

Maryland and Virginia Division Convention

28

50th Anniversary Convention

28

35th Biennial Convention

28

Preparing for the 21st Century: Who Will Shape Society's Agenda?

 

29

1

64th Annual Convention

29

2

64th Annual Convention Registration

29

3

68th Annual Convention

29

4

69th Annual Convention

29

5

71st Annual Convention

29

6

72nd Annual Convention

29

7

81st Annual Convention

29

8

South Atlantic Regional Conference

29

9

AAUW Week

29

10

Convention April 2006 (unsorted/as donated)

29

11

Special Events Misc. (unsorted)

   
29

73rd Annual Convention

29

74th Annual Convention

29

XII: Miscellaneous

30

1

AAUW Misc.

30

2

AAUW and non AAUW Ephemera

30

3

Stationary/note cards, logos, slogans etc.

30

4

Awards/ Prizes

30

5

5-Star

30

6

1982-1983 Public Information Awards Competition entry

30

7

Memos and notes

30

8

 "Record of my AAUW membership"

30

9

AAUW Publicity

30

10

Mementoes

30

11

Board Agenda and Minutes

30

12

Branch Policy

30

13

Budget/Finances

30

14

Legal Advocacy Fund

30

15

Membership

30

16

"Diversity Tool Kit"

30

17

AAUW Topic Guides 1981-83

30

18

T-Shirt

     

30

 "1973 Tool Catalog"

30

AAUW Topic Guide for 1975-77

30

1973 Tool Catalog

30

The 1960-1970 Decade of the Virginia Division of the AAUW

30

Reel of AAUW Public Service Announcements

30

DVD of AAUW Leadership Development

30

Baggy of 8 Computer Disks with Documents

30

Woodblock

30

Pin

30

AAUW Resource CD

30

CD - Keys to the Future: A Member Get a Member Campaign