American Association of University Women Winch. Br., 431 WFCHS/THL

Scope and Content: This collection is made up of books, papers, scrapbooks, and business records of the Winchester Chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) from its inception in1931 to the present. The goals of the organization are devoted to women’s education, wider opportunities for women, international understanding and cooperation, and the applications of the training and abilities of college women to the complex problems of modern life. Membership in the organization is open to all women holding baccalaureate or higher degrees from accredited colleges or universities.

(1 box) Last updated 08/06.

Biographical/Historical: The national organization of American Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA) to promote the role of the educated woman in the predominantly male business world. There were 17 charter members. A western association of Collegiate Alumnae was established in 1883 and then joined ACA in 1889. A southern Association of college women formed in 1903 and then merged with ACA in 1921 to become AAUW. The Winchester chapter of AAUW was established in 1931 to join the state organization. There were 19 charter members. The local organization has been very active in promoting and participating in local activities concerning political life, women’s rights, social questions, higher education for women, etc.

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Cite As: American Association of University Women Winchester Branch Records, 431 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

"Universities and Colleges Approved by the AAUW," December 1993, 1 item, printed, 30 pages

History of first 50 years of AAUW (1931-1981) and updated Winchester Branch history, 2 items, 18 leaves, typescript, photocopy

Virginia Division—financial reports
1961-1962, 23 leaves, manuscript, typescript, manuscript on printed form, typescript on printed form
1963-1964, 1 leaf, typescript
1969, 1 page, 1 leaf, manuscript

Winchester Branch—history, 1931-1952, 4 leaves, typescript

Winchester Branch—membership lists
1937-1943, 9 leaves, manuscript
1942-1943, 1 page, manuscript

Winchester Branch—newsletter and notes, 1968, 7 items, 1 leaf, printed; 4 pages, manuscript; 2 envelopes

Survey—"The Status of Women in Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia," 1978, 2 items, 56 pages, printed

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1934-1940, 6 items, printed
1934-1935
1935-1936
1936-1937
1937-1938
1938-1939
1939-1940

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1940-1950, 21 items, printed
1940-1941 (3 copies)
1941-1942 (2 copies)
1942-1943 (3 copies)
1943-1944 (2 copies)
1944-1945
1945-1946
1946-1947 (3 copies)
1947-1948 (2 copies)
1948-1949 (2 copies)
1949-1950 (3 copies)

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1950-1960, 17 items, printed
1950-1951 (2 copies)
1951-1952
1952-1953 (2 copies)
1953-1954 (2 copies)
1954-1955 (2 copies)
1955-1956 (2 copies)
1956-1957 (2 copies)
1957-1958 (2 copies)
1958-1959
1959-1960

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1960-1970, 16 items, printed
1960-1961
1961-1962
1962-1963
1963-1964
1964-1965 (2 copies)
1965-1966 (2 copies)
1966-1967 (2 copies)
1967-1968 (2 copies)
1968-1969 (2 copies)
1969-1970 (2 copies)

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1970-1980, 12 items, printed
1970-1971 (2 copies)
1971-1972
1972-1973 (2 copies)
1973-1974
1974-1975 (2 copies)
1975-1976 (2 copies)
1976-1977
1977-1978
1978-1979
1979-1980

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1980-1990 (incomplete), 9 items, printed
[1980-1981 not yet received]
1981-1982
1982-1983
1983-1984 (2 copies)
1984-1985 (2 copies)
1985-1986
1986-1987
[1987-1988 not yet received]
[1988-1989 not yet received]
1989-1990

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1990s (incomplete), 1 item, printed
1991-1992

Box 2

Reports of study groups, 1937-1942, 31 leaves, manuscript, typescript, in binder

Winchester Branch meetings—minute books, 5 items, manuscript, bound
1931-1934
1934-1938
1938-1952
1952-1961
1961-1970

Board meetings—minutes, 1952-1972, 1 items, manuscript, bound

Box 3

Scrapbooks
1949-1950
1951-1952
1953-1956
1956-1963

Box 4

Scrapbooks
1931-1972
1972-1978

Recipe book, 1973, 1 item, printed

Box 5

Scrapbook, 1983-1994