Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter
Scope and Content
This collection consists of official records and periodicals from both the local AAUW Blacksburg Chapter and the National AAUW including minutes, treasurer's records and administrative materials, membership lists, state and national convention programs, yearbooks, certificates, awards and scholarships, reports, and other materials concerning local and statewide community outreach. Current materials date from the chapter's founding in 1926 through 2008. Series I, folder 17.A contains materials relating to the Mrs. Archie Richmond civil rights controversy.
- 1926 - 2008
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded in 1881. The AAUW is a non-profit organization that advocates for the advancement of girls and women through empowerment, research, and advancement. The organization has a nationwide network of 150,000 members, 1,500 branches, and 500 college and university partners. The Virginia Tech chapter was formed in 1926.
8.7 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)
This collection consists of official records and periodicals from the AAUW, Virginia Tech Chapter and the National AAUW including minutes, administrative records, state and national convention programs, awards and scholarships, publications, and other materials concerning community outreach from 1926-2008.
This collection is organized in seven series.
Series I: Minutes contains meeting minutes from 1930-1992. This series in arranged in reverse chronological order.
Series II: Administrative Documents includes budgets, bylaws, constitutions, treasury and membership reports, foundation and award materials, and organizational histories dating from about 1930-2000. This series is arranged in alphabetical order by material type.
Series III: Activities, Groups, and Community Outreach consists of papers and reports documenting community events, sponsored activities, local and national causes, and support for education equality from 1940-2008. This series is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.
Series IV: Annual Reports and Publicity Materials contains materials used to create annual reports, annual reports, some correspondence relating to the chapter, information about officers, and some historic clippings from 1937-2007. This series is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.
Series V: Awards and Community Action includes materials from committees, award ceremonies, scholarships, education events, and non-AAUW conferences from 1926-2002. This series is arranged alphabetically by event type.
Series VI: Periodicals consists of programs and publications from local, state, national, and international conventions and conferences, as well as local chapter scrapbooks, from 1941-1987. This series is arranged geographically, from largest region (International) to smallest region (Blacksburg Chapter).
Series VII: Oversize Materials includes materials relating to the chapter's history and a banner from the 75th anniversary.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in May 1990. Additions were donated in March 1992 and December 2001.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter was completed in July 2013.
- American Association of University Women. Blacksburg Branch (Va.)
- Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
- University History
- Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
- Women -- History
- Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter, 1926-2008
- Adrienne Glenney, Student Assistant, and Tamara Kennelly, Archivist
- 2020 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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