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American Association of University Women of Michigan Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001589
Part 1: 1903-1991 Contains correspondence, minutes, reports, histories, resolutions, newsletters, topical files and other material relating to the organization's programs and activities.
Part 2: 1922-1992 Contains resolutions, workshops, correspondence, reports, policies, newsletters, legislation, and other material relating to the organization's programs and activities.
Part 3: 1995-2004 Contains Board of Directors reports, correspondence, flyers, meeting minutes, membership lists, newsletters, newspaper clippings, reports, resolutions, topical files, and other material relating to the organization’s activities.
Part 4: 1926-2005 Contains Board of Directors reports, meeting minutes, programs, workshop and conference material, initiatives, training modules, publications, and other material relating to the organization’s activities.

Important Correspondents: Martha Griffiths, Susan Kay Harris, Helen Milliken, Sue Stephitz, Gwyneth D. Stewart

Dates

  • 1903 - 2005

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. 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

37 Linear Feet (36 SB, 1 OS)

Abstract

Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) formed as the Association of Collegiate Alumnae in 1881, becoming the AAUW in 1921. The collection primarily contains state and national organizational proceeding records and organizational publications.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 4 parts.

Folders in each part are simply listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes within each part.

Acquisition

Material deposited by AAUW Michigan headquarters at the Bentley Historical Library at The University of Michigan between 1965 and 1983 was processed as Part 1 of the collection. In 1994, the collection was transferred to the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, where additional material was processed as Part 2.

Parts 3 and 4 of the records of the American Association of University Women of Michigan, were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs between 2000 and 2015 by the AAUW-MI.

Part 4 was placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs by the American Association of University Women of Michigan in 2015.

Related Materials

Refer to the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs Women's collections.

Transfers

Part 1: Photographs, slides, photo albums and audio tapes have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection.
Part 4: 151.3 MB of data transferred to the Digital Hold.

Processing History

Processing and finding aids written by: Part 1 - Bentley Historical Library at The University of Michigan, Part 2 - P. Montgomery in July 1996, Part 3 - Walter P. Reuther Library in 2007, Part 4 - Elizabeth Nicholson on April 12, 2016.
Title
Guide to the American Association of University Women of Michigan Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Bentley Historical Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 1996-07-29: Part 2 processed by P. Montgomery
  • 2007: Part 3 processed by Walter P. Reuther Library
  • 2016-04-26: Part 4 Processed by Elizabeth Nicholson

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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