MS 557 - American Association of University Women (Fostoria, Ohio)
|Title||MS 557 - American Association of University Women (Fostoria, Ohio)|
The Fostoria branch of the American Association of University Women collection consists of minutes and proceedings, financial information, membership listings and scrapbooks, spanning the years 1950 to 1988. The bulk of the collection is made up of the AAUW Fostoria Branch newsletter The Ex-Co-Ed, yearbooks of the organization's events, and scrapbooks.
The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections on September 21, 1989 by the Fostoria branch of the AAUW. Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for the purpose of preservation and scholarly research. The register was completed by Susan Irwin in July 1992.
The American Association of College Women (AAUW) was founded in 1882 by 65 women college graduates in Boston. The Fostoria, Ohio AAUW is a branch of that original organization and was founded July 21, 1950. The purpose of the Association as stated in their charter is to "...unite alumnae from different institutions for practical educational work, ... and in general for the maintenance of high standards of education". The organization has worked to improve the quality of higher education for women, to create professional opportunities for women in faculty and administration, and to recognize their accomplishments.
|Scope and Content|
The collection of the Fostoria, Ohio American Association of University Women consists of proceedings, some correspondence, membership and financial information, yearbooks or programs, newsletters, and five scrapbooks. The materials span the history of the organization, from its founding in 1950 to the late 1980's and give information not only about the Fostoria branch but also about the national AAUW.
Even though this is a small collection it gives the researcher information about all aspects of the organization. The minutes give brief descriptions of the events at meetings, discussions and decisions, and the charter information and handbooks cover procedures for executive officers and members. The financial documents cover membership dues and membership is documented through listings of members, their addresses, educational information and affiliation.
The yearbooks included in this collection are more like programs for the year's events, including membership lists, officer lists, calendars of events and the various programs to be given throughout the year. The newsletter The Ex-Co-Ed also gives information on upcoming events and meetings.
The scrapbooks serve as a documentation of the different events held by the AAUW including their annual book sale and political forum. The scrapbooks are fairly well organized containing photographs--which are sometimes identified--programs, invitations, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, etc., which are organized by year. Some of the materials are loose and a few scrapbooks have scattered entries or only a few entries. Also included is an audio cassette presenting historical highlights of the AAUW national organization. Overall this collection gives insight into the history and accomplishments of the Fostoria branch of the AAUW.
GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES
POLITICAL FORUM CORRESPONDENCE
AAUW ANNUAL BOOK SALE
AAUW CENTENNIAL--1881-1981 (1981).
Box 4: Oversize Materials
Box 5: Oversize Materials
Box 6: Oversize Materials