Preliminary Guide to the American Association of University Women, Pullman Branch, records
MSSM.023

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
MSSM.023
Date [inclusive]
1917-2006
Extent
7.5 Linear feet 6 records cartons and 1 oversize flat box.
Location Note
(MASC staff use). MS.2007.03: 2-2-22-3; MS.2012.30: 1-36-7-4.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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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

MS 2012.30:

This accession consists of scrapbooks, minute books, treasurer's records, newsletters, programs, and other records of the AAUW (Pullman, WA chapter).

Preliminary inventory:

Box 1. Newsletters, programs, event information, "early records" file, membership files, treasurer's records, directories, by-laws, correspondence, board minutes binder (1980s), and the original copy for the book "Let's Go!" (revised ed.).

Box 2. Minutes books, 1919-1976 (5 volumes); Scrapbooks (3 volumes: 1938-1943, 1954-1969, 1976-1989).

Box 3: Scrapbooks (2 volumes: 1944-1954, and circa 1970-1976 with older inserted items); AAUW Art Rental/Sales Gallery ledger and related records, 1967-1991.

Box 4: Scrapbook, 1918-1938.

MS 2007.03:

This accession consists of records and memorabilia of the Pullman chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and a local investing club, Women Investing Now (WIN). The AAUW materials include minutes, membership reports, officer reports, budgets, bylaws, newsletters, program books, treasurer's records, and realia (banner, gavel, pins). The WIN materials include minutes, membership records, bylaws, treasury records, and stock history. (A transmittal list with detailed information about the collection contents is on file.)

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

The Pullman chapter of the American Association of University Women donated these materials to the Washington State University Libraries in 2007 (MS.2007.03) and 2012 (MS.2012.30).

Collection Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection received in multiple installments (MS.2007.03, MS.2012.30). It has not yet been arranged.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

American Association of University Women, Pullman Branch, records, 1933-1976 (Cage 396).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Women -- Societies and clubs--Washington (State)--Pullman--Records and correspondence
  • Women -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Societies and clubs
  • Women--Education--Washington (State)--Societies, etc

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