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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Records, 1936-1943

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2020-061

Content Description

The American Association of University Women Records consists of items relating to the Charlotte branch of the AAUW. The bulk of the collection is dated 1936-1937. The scrapbook contains mostly newspaper articles from this timeframe. The quilt was presented by the Charlotte AAUW, Charlotte NOW, and Charlotte Quilters Guild. Materials are in good condition.

Dates

  • 1936 - 1943

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Extent

0.0 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) had its first meeting in 1881 in Boston, Massachusetts. Marian Talbot and Ellen Richards, along with fifteen alumnae from eight colleges, met to discuss the needs of college-educated women. Dedicated to promoting equality and education among women and girls, the AAUW has over 170,000 members and supporters, 1000 local branches, and 800 college and university partners (as of 2015).

The Charlotte branch of the AAUW began in 1913 as a college literary study group, and officially joined the AAUW in 1921. AAUW provides grants and fellowships to women furthering their education, finances research and also includes a legal advocacy fund that fights against discrimination in higher education.

This collection contains a scrapbook, quilt, and folder with yearbooks dated 1943-1956.

Arrangement

Materials in this collection are not arranged into series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.

Related Materials

American Association of University Women, Charlotte Branch. International flavor; to the Interpreters’ Taste. Charlotte, NC: American Association of University Women, 1964. (CALL NUMBER: NCR 641.59)

Associations—American Association of University Women. (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILE)

Haag, Pamela. Voices of a Generation: Teenage Girls Report about Their Lives Today. New York: Marlowe & Co., 2000. (CALL NUMBER: EBOOK)

Bibliography

“Our History.” AAUW. http://history.aauw.org/

“History of AAUW Charlotte Branch.” AAUW Charlotte. http://www.aauw-charlotte.org/history.html

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll.
Title
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Records, 1936-1943
Status
Completed
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2020-12-15
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA