Guide to the Associated Women Students of Washington State University Records 1954-1986
Archives 303

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Associated Women Students of Washington State University Records
ID
Archives 303
Date [inclusive]
1954-1986
Extent
3 linear feet of shelf space
Extent
3.0 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains photographs, scrapbooks, news clippings and organizational records of Associated Women Students of Washington State University.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Associated Women Students of Washington State University Records, 1954-1986 (UA 303)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

This organization was started at Washington State University 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 WSU. A member of the Intercollegiate 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 Washington State University (ASWSU). 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, AWSWSU merged with ASWSU.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection is arranged in two parts. The first part of this collection is a scrapbook which is titled “Associated Women Students. Washington State University, 1958 - 1959. It contains photographs, news clipping and scrapbooking objects from 1958 to 1967. The second part consists of documents related to the association, such as meeting minutes, elections, and programs. They are arranged in alphabetical order and by date within that.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2011

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 and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records of the Associated Women Students of Washington State University were acquired on April 27, 1987 and retained as UA1987-21. An earlier set of records of the Associated of Women Students was transferred to Washington State University Libraries in September of 1980 and processed by Leslie J. Tevebaugh in January of 1985 as Archives 176. The two collections were jointly processed and combined in February, 2011 by Library and Information Science graduate student Katrina Burch. Processing and description of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to member institutions of the Washington Women’s History Consortium, a program managed by the Washington State Historical Society.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Katrina Burch.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Additional materials of the AWS may be fournd in Archives 115.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University--Associated Women Students--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Scrapbook titled Associated Women Students Washington State University, 1958-1959. Includes news articles, programs, scrapbook items, publications, and photographs, 1958 - 1967. 

1

About. Information, constitution, and by laws, 1958 - 1978 

2 1

Associated Women Students resources 

2

ASWSU. Services and Activities Fee: memos and guidelines, 1975 - 1976 

3

Budget, 1975 – 1978 

4

College Days, 1978. Letters, memos, schedules, and lists, 1978 

5

Commission on the Status of Women, 1978 

6

Committee. Activities Guidance, 1980 

7

Committee. Apple Polishing, 1955 

8

Committee. AWS Convocation and Transfer Students Tea, 1967-1970 

9

Committee. AWS Point System, 1954 - 1956 

10

Committee. AWS Scholarship, 1954 - 1956 

11

Committee. Big-Little Sister, 1961 - 1963 

12

Committee. Career Consciousness, 1975 - 1976 

13

Committee. Hours, 1966 - 1968 

14

Committee. Housing, 1966 - 1968 

15

Committee. Mom’s Weekend, 1975 - 1976 

16

Committee. Vocational Guidance, 1955 

17

Career Awareness Information, 1976 - 1978 

18

Elections, 1975 - 1976 

19

Intercollegiate Association of Women Students. Meetings and memos, 1977 - 1978 

20

Meeting agendas and minutes. Retreats, senate and executive, 1975 - 1976 

21

Meetings. Agendas, 1982 - 1984 

22

Meetings. Minutes, 1975 - 1976 

23

Meetings. Minutes, 1979 - 1980 

24

Meetings. Minutes, 1981 - 1982 

25

Meetings. Minutes, 1982 - 1984 

3 26

News Articles, 1986 

27

Officers to the Senate, 1975 - 1976 

28

Photographs, 1954, 1970(?) 

29

Political Awareness and Social Change workshop. Information, 1978 

30

Programs, 1977 - 1981 

31

Programs. Mom’s Weekend, 1977 - 1978 

32

Publications. The Co-Ed Extra and Toward Understanding Contemporary Women, 1964 - 1968 

33

Speakers Handbook, 1982 

34

Women’s Center, 1975 

35

Workshop information, 1978 

36

MASC Administrative Materials. Original Finding Aid for Archives 176, 2011 

37