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American Association of University Women (AAUW) records

 Collection
Identifier: COU:32

Scope and Contents

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) collection is divided into six rough sections: papers and reports; fellowships and grants; programs and minutes; journal of the AAUW; historical records and scrapbooks; and slides.

Dates

  • 1984 - 1993

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Limited duplication of materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a national association of college educated and faculty women interested in the development of women’s education and of professional opportunities for women. The association was organized in 1882 as the American Collegiate Association by a small group of women in Boston to unite the alumnae of different institutions for the promotion of education and maintenance of high educational standards. In 1921, the membership voted to change its name to coincide with its constituency and more specific interests. The AAUW is a member of the International Federation of University Women.

The organization of the Boulder Branch was largely through the efforts of Antoinette Bigelow, Dean of Women at the University of Colorado. A member of the American Collegiate Association, Dean Bigelow hosted a banquet for ACA officers at C.U. when the Denver Branch sponsored the national convention in 1910. As a result, C.U. qualified in 1912 as an ACA approved institution. It was not until 1926 that a branch was organized in Boulder.

Extent

9 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a national association of female faculty and college educated women for the development of women’s education and professional opportunities. The association was organized in Boston in 1882. The Boulder Branch was established in 1926, largely by the efforts of Antoinette Bigelow, Dean of Women of the University of Colorado.

Arrangement

This collectin is arranged in the order in which it was donated, in a box level inventory.

Status
In Progress
Author
Surveyed By: Joe Long, March 2006
Date
March 2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

Contact:
1720 Pleasant Street
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Boulder Colorado 80503 United States