Guide to the American Association of University Women, Pullman Branch Records 1933-1976
Cage 396

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
American Association of University Women, Pullman Branch
Title
American Association of University Women, Pullman Branch Records
ID
Cage 396
Date [inclusive]
1933-1976
Extent
820.0 items.
General Physical Description note
2 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, budgets, reports, scholarship and fellowship data, newsletters, committee records, minutes, membership information and other records, principally 1960-1970, of a women's educational organization.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 396, American Association of University Women, Pullman Branch Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Pullman Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was organized in December 1917 as a branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae which merged in April 1921 with the Southern Association of Collegiate Women to form the AAUW. On January 27, 1927 the Washington branches, including Pullman, met at a convention in Longview and voted to establish the Washington State Division of the AAUW. Through this division the Pullman Branch participated in international, national, and regional projects. One of these projects is the Million Dollar Fellowship, established in 1927, which encourages higher education for women throughout the world, This fellowship prompted the establishment of the Washington State fellowship fund, the Margaret C. Snell Fellowship, in October 1933.

The Pullman Branch hosted the Washington State AAUW Convention in 1967 in honor of the branch's fiftieth anniversary and its members' active support in promoting better opportunities for women through higher education, improved education at all levels, and the betterment of the American and world communities, Toward these ends the Pullman Branch formed or supported literature groups, the Library Gift Fund, the Reading is FUN-damental Program, money drives for UNICEF, a Status of Women Committee, and Global Interdependence Study Groups.

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Scope and Contents note

The bulk of the records center on the 1960's and pertain mainly to the educational commitments of the organization, particularly the development and continued support of fellowship funds for women, including the national AAUW Million Dollar Fellowship Fund, and the Washington State Margaret C. Snell Fellowship Fund. In addition to these concerns the records describe the organization's interests in the status of women, the environment, Washington State's tax structure, social security for the elderly and disabled, and community projects. The records contain: branch budgets from 1951 to 1970; treasurer records from 1962 to 1968; budgets for the Library Gift Fund from 1960 to 1964; reports for the Rental Sales Gallery from 1966 to 1967; the records for UNICEF money drives from 1954 to 1969; and committee and officers' reports from 1951 to 1970. Principal correspondents include: Mrs. Henry Grosshams, Pullman Branch President, 1966-1968; Mrs. Helen Austin, Pullman Branch President, 1969-1970; Ms. Ruth McDonald, First Vice President, 1969, and Pullman Branch President, 1970-1972; and Dr. Pauline Tompkins, National AAUW General Director, 1966-1968.

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Arrangement note

The organizational records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Pullman Branch, are arranged alphabetically by topic and chronologically within topics as per their original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1979

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The organizational records of the Pullman Branch of the American Association of University Women, were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by the association through Mrs, John C. Sheppard on June 7, 1978 (78-22).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association of University Women. Pullman Branch --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)
  • Women
  • Women -- Societies and clubs--Washington (State)--Pullman--Records and correspondence

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Collection Inventory

Box-folder

AAUW Budget, 1945-1974   21 items.

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Annual Reports--Fellowship Reports, 1961-1971   6.0 items.

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Annual Workshop Reports, 1959-1966   18 items.

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Area Representations: World Problems, 1960-1967   7.0 items.

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Award Memberships, 1957-1970   33 items.

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Board, Committee Branch Officers, 1957-1976   22 items.

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Board Members, 1960-1964   9.0 items.

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Board Member's Job Descriptions, 1961-1965   2.0 items.

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Board Minutes, 1954-1970   41 items.

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Branch Affairs and Concerns, 1967-1973   11 items.

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Bylaws, Structure, and Charter, 1956-1971   75 items.

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Centennial Fund, 1955-1975   21 items.

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Centennial News, Fund, and Fellowship Programs, 1971-1974   35 items.

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College Faculty Program, 1965-1967   22 items.

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Community Affairs, 1962-1972   19 items.

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Convention Delegates, 1963-1970   19 items.

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Corporate Membership and Delegates, 1961-1965   7.0 items.

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Correspondence, 1962-1973   95 items.

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Cultural Interests, 1963-1967   4.0 items.

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Educational Center, 1967   9.0 items.

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Fellowship Programs, 1933; 1962-1974   65 items.

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Group Topic Implementation and Reports, 1965-1967   13 items.

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Higher Education, 1954-1969,   40 items.

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History, 1965   1.0 item.

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International Federation of University Women, 1957-1966   23 items.

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Legislation Programs, 1961-1970,   25 items.

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Legislation Proposals, Issues, and Legal Actions Pending, 1971-1972   27 items.

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Library Gift Fund, 1960-1964   13 items.

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Mailing List and Room Assignments, 1962-1967   24 items.

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Membership Lists, 1955-1971   47 items.

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Memoranda, 1962-1967   14 items.

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National Conventions, 1957-1969   41 items.

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Newsletters, 1962; 1967-1973   39 items.

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Nominations, 1956-1967   36 items.

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Policy Sheets, 1959-1966   11 items.

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Programs, 1954-1970   22 items.

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Programs Development--Emerging Issues: 1964-1971   9.0 items.

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Progress Report--Mock Constitutional Convention, 1967   3.0 items.

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Publicity, 1959-1964   16 items.

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Rental Sales Gallery, 1966-1967   10 items.

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Reports, 1951-1970   153 items.

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Topic Implementation: "Education: An Antidote to Poverty," "American Family in a Changing World," and "Bridging the Gap between Science and the Layman," 1962-1968.   13 items.

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Treasurer, 1962-1968   13 items.

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State Convention, 1974   1.0 item.

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