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American Association of University Women. Massachusetts Division Records, 1935-1990 (ongoing)
3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 333

Abstract:
Collegiate association. The records of the Massachusetts Division of the AAUW include histories, correspondence, reports, clippings, publications and other printed material from western Massachusetts AAUW branches.

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Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns.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 1882 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 of foreign institutions recognized by the International Federation of University Women.

In March 1986 the Massachusetts State Division of the AAUW and its local branches entered into a joint acquisition agreement with four separate archival repositories in Massachusetts. The Sophia Smith Collection agreed to collect the records of the branches located in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester Counties; the Essex Institute, the records of the Essex County branches; Wheaton College, the records of branches in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, and Plymouth Counties; and the Schlesinger Library at Radliffe, the records of the branches of Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties as well as the State Division records.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records document the western Massachusetts AAUW branches (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties). MAterials include histories, correspondence, reports, clippings, publications and other printed materials.

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. Massachusetts Division 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.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • American Association of University Women. Massachusetts Division--History--Sources
  • Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--Massachusetts
  • Women college graduates--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Women in the professions--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Women--Education--Massachusetts--History--Sources


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