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American Association of University Women. Connecticut Valley Branch Records, 1925-1992 (ongoing)
7 boxes (5.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 332

Abstract:
Collegiate association. The records document the organization's history, administration, committee activities, membership, and promotional activities. Materials include reports, brochures, correspondence, and printed materials.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveats:

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The American Association of University Women was founded in l882 to unite alumnae of different institutions for "practical educational work." Originally open to graduates of institutions accredited by the AAUW, it is now open to women graduates of regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities or foreign institutions recognized by the International Federation of University Women.

In March l986 the State Division of the AAUW and local branches entered into a joint acquisition agreement with four separate archival repositories in Massachusetts.

The Connecticut Valley Branch of the AAUW was organized in February l925, at the instigation of Mary E. Woolley, President of Mount Holyoke College. The first meeting took place in October l925. The constitution states that the purpose of the branch is "to unite the college women of the vicinity and in the furtherance of the general work of the American Association of University Women." The emphasis of the Connecticut Valley Branch continues to be the support of the AAUW Fellowships for graduate study.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records are divided into two series: ORGANIZATION and PROGRAMS. The ORGANIZATION series contains the history (l946-l962); constitution and by-laws (l94l-l97l); officer lists and reports (l940- ); committee reports (l955- ); membership lists, reports, and promotional material (l938- ); miscellaneous correspondence (l934- ); and branch reports to the national headquarters (l939- ).

The PROGRAMS series contains meeting reports (l93l- ); program brochures (l947- ); correspondence, reports, and printed material about the fellowship program (l935- ); plus miscellaneous material about other programs (l938- ).

NOTE: The container list for this collection is available in the Sophia Smith Collection. Please contact us to request a copy.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveats:

Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

American Association of University Women. Connecticut Valley Branch Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection
Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.


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