Associated Women Students Records 1910-1974
Archives 115

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Associated Women Students Records
ID
Archives 115
Date [inclusive]
1910-1974
General Physical Description note
approximate 1300 items  2.5 linear feet  3 containers
Language
English
Abstract
Includes meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, agendas, attendance records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and financial records.

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Organizational History:

This organization was started in 1912 as the Women's League but changed its name to the Associated Women Students (AWS) in 1928. All undergraduate women automatically became members upon their enrollment at W.S.U. A member of the Intercolleciate Association of Women Students, the purpose of AWS is to promote interest in student activities and encourage participation in various aspects of campus life. One of the early goals of the AWS was to raise money for a Women's Building. Funds for this project were raised by sponsoring an annual drama production, "The College Revue." Other major activities which AWS sponsored and organized were Women's Day and Mother's Weekend.

The structure of AWS was reorganized in 1958 to parallel that of the Associated Students of W.S.U. The Women's President's Council, composed of presidents of all women's living groups on campus, was incorporated into AWS as the House of Representatives at this time. The AWS governing body was made up of an Executive Board, the House of Representatives and a Senate which included elected women representative of each class. In 1981, AWS merged with ASWSU.

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Arrangement note

The inclusive dates of the collection are from 1910 to 1974 but the bulk of the material dates from the 1940's to the early 1960's. The minutes of the AWS, arranged chronologically, comprise the largest quantity of material. Included with the minutes are correspondence, memoranda, agendas, attendance records and programs relating to retreats and other AWS activities. Since AWS committees are responsible for carrying out the goals of the AWS, committee reports comprise a large part of the collection. They are arranged alphabetically by committee. Often included with these reports are correspondence and programs. Other material in the collection includes scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and financial records.

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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

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Processing Information note

The records of the Associated Women Students were reprocessed from their original location (WSU 3) by Anne Frantilla in June 1983.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Additional materials of the AWS may be found in Archives 303.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Associated Women Students.
  • State College of Washington. Women's League.
  • Washington State University. Associated Women Students--Archives
  • Washington State University. Associated Women Students--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)
  • Women
  • Women college students--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Women--Education--Research--Archives

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Women's President's Council 1952-1958   75.0 items

1 1

Minutes: 

Box Folder

 1917-1921   1.0 vol.

1 2

 1921-1928   1.0 vol.

1 3

 1937-1947   1.0 vol.

1 4

 1947-1951   1.0 vol.

1 5

 1952-1956   100.0 items

1 6

 1957-1960   100.0 items

1 7

 1961-1963   75.0 items

1 8

 1963-1964   75.0 items

1 9

 1965-1967   75.0 items

1 10

 1967-1975   75.0 items

1 11

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Committees: 

Box Folder

Alpha Lamba Delta 1967/1968   12.0 items

1 12

Apple Polishing 1955/1956   3.0 items

1 13

Awards Dinner n.d.   1.0 item

1 14

Big sister 1960-1965   10.0 items

1 15

Coed Extra 1960-1965   25.0 items

1 16

Exchange Dinner 1955/1956, 1964/1965   5.0 items

1 17

Mother's Weekend: 

Box Folder

Reports 1952-1962   150.0 items

1 18

Programs 1927-1964, 1971   30.0 items

1 19

Personnel 1946-1947   1.0 item

1 20

Properties 1946-1947   1.0 item

1 21

Point System 1946-1953   15.0 items

1 22

Social 1946-1947   1.0 item

1 23

Special Events n.d.   1.0 item

1 24

Women's Day: 

Box Folder

Reports 1953-1960   75.0 items

2 25

Reports 1961-1965   75.0 items

2 26

Programs 1910-1966   30.0 items

2 27

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Papers and Publications: 

Box Folder

Constitution 1958-1969   4.0 items

2 28

Handbooks, 192?-1973   20.0 items

2 29

Office Space 1950-1959   10.0 items

2 30

Other Papers and Correspondence 1920-1970   30.0 items

2 31

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Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbooks: 

Box Folder

Newspaper Clippings 1957-1969 

2 32-33

Scrapbooks 1932-1955   4.0 vols.

3 34-37

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Ledgers: 

Box Folder

 1935-1952   2.0 vols

3 38-39

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