A Guide to the Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter, 1926-2008 American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter Records RG 30/5a

A Guide to the Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter, 1926-2008

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number RG 30/5a


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2020 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: Adrienne Glenney, Student Assistant, and Tamara Kennelly, University Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 30/5a
Title
Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter, 1926-2008
Physical Characteristics
8.7 Cubic Feet; 7 boxes
Creator
American Association of University Women. Blacksburg Branch (Va.)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of official records and periodicals from the AAUW, Virginia Tech Chapter and the National AAUW including minutes, administrative records, state and national convention programs, awards and scholarships, publications, and other materials concerning community outreach from 1926-2008.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter, RG 30/5a, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Special Collections in May 1990. Additions were donated in March 1992 and December 2001.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter was completed in July 2013.


Administrative History

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded in 1881. The AAUW is a non-profit organization that advocates for the advancement of girls and women through empowerment, research, and advancement. The organization has a nationwide network of 150,000 members, 1,500 branches, and 500 college and university partners. The Virginia Tech chapter was formed in 1926.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of official records and periodicals from both the local AAUW Blacksburg Chapter and the National AAUW including minutes, treasurer's records and administrative materials, membership lists, state and national convention programs, yearbooks, certificates, awards and scholarships, reports, and other materials concerning local and statewide community outreach. Current materials date from the chapter's founding in 1926 through 2008. Series I, folder 17.A contains materials relating to the Mrs. Archie Richmond civil rights controversy.

Arrangement

This collection is organized in seven series.

Series I: Minutes contains meeting minutes from 1930-1992. This series in arranged in reverse chronological order.

Series II: Administrative Documents includes budgets, bylaws, constitutions, treasury and membership reports, foundation and award materials, and organizational histories dating from about 1930-2000. This series is arranged in alphabetical order by material type.

Series III: Activities, Groups, and Community Outreach consists of papers and reports documenting community events, sponsored activities, local and national causes, and support for education equality from 1940-2008. This series is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

Series IV: Annual Reports and Publicity Materials contains materials used to create annual reports, annual reports, some correspondence relating to the chapter, information about officers, and some historic clippings from 1937-2007. This series is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

Series V: Awards and Community Action includes materials from committees, award ceremonies, scholarships, education events, and non-AAUW conferences from 1926-2002. This series is arranged alphabetically by event type.

Series VI: Periodicals consists of programs and publications from local, state, national, and international conventions and conferences, as well as local chapter scrapbooks, from 1941-1987. This series is arranged geographically, from largest region (International) to smallest region (Blacksburg Chapter).

Series VII: Oversize Materials includes materials relating to the chapter's history and a banner from the 75th anniversary.


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Contents List

Series I: Minutes, 1930-1992
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Series II: Administrative Documents, 1930-2000
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Series III: Activities, Groups, and Community Outreach, 1940-2008
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Series IV: Annual Reports and Publicity Materials, 1939-2007
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Series V: Awards and Community Action,, 1926-2002, undated
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Series VI: Periodicals, 1941-1987
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Series VII: Oversize Materials
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