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AAUW Detroit Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002481
The AAUW Detroit Records are mostly comprised of scrapbooks containing organizational records, correspondence, press clippings, photographs of meetings, and other various items documenting the branch’s history. There are also info packets from conferences hosted by the AAUW Detroit or attended by its members. These packets contain schedules, draft AAUW bylaws, information on event speakers, and other documents. Also scattered throughout the collection are issues of Leader in Action: AAUW National Leadership Magazine, mailers, brochures, and bound organizational records.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1999

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 SB)

Abstract

The American Association of University Women Detroit (AAUW Detroit) is a branch of the AAUW, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women and improve their lives. Established in 1889, AAUW Detroit is the oldest branch of the AAUW of Michigan. It is also the oldest continuously active women’s organization in Detroit. They advocate for issues related to education, politics and economics, promoting their mission through education, and research. They also maintain leadership development and mentoring programs for local women and girls.

The AAUW Detroit Records are mostly comprised of scrapbooks containing organizational records, correspondence, press clippings, photographs of meetings, and other various items documenting the branch’s history. There are also info packets from conferences hosted by the AAUW Detroit or attended by its members. These packets contain schedules, draft AAUW bylaws, information on event speakers, and other documents. Also scattered throughout the collection are issues of Leader in Action: AAUW National Leadership Magazine, mailers, brochures, and bound organizational records.

History

The American Association of University Women Detroit (AAUW Detroit) is a branch of the AAUW, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women and improve their lives. Established in 1889, AAUW Detroit is the oldest branch of the AAUW of Michigan. It is also the oldest continuously active women’s organization in Detroit. They advocate for issues related to education, politics and economics, promoting their mission through education, and research. They also maintain leadership development and mentoring programs for local women and girls.

Arrangement

Material has been minimally arranged and reflects its original order as acquired by the Archives. Subjects may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Reuther Library by Janet Watkins on January 14, 2014.

Related Materials

American Association of University Women of Michigan Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Gavin Strassel on April 1, 2014.
Title
Guide to the AAUW Detroit Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Gavin Strassel.
Date
2014-04-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA