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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M403
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a national organization that aims to support and encourage women in higher education. Denver has a local city chapter made up of women from all universities in Colorado and beyond.

Dates

  • Other: Majority of material found within 1930-1970

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 record boxes)

Scope and Contents

This series is contained in three (3) boxes. Two (2) boxes contain meeting minutes and agendas along with the Journal of AAUW. One (1) box contains entries in the National Student Education Fund (NSEF) Better Information Project.

Biographical / Historical

"AAUW in Colorado began in 1898 when eight graduates of eastern colleges organized the Colorado Branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA). However, prior to 1914, graduates of Colorado higher education institutions were not eligible for membership because the school accreditations for CU and CSU had not occurred. AAUW Colorado was formally organized in 1927; state dues were $0.10.

Initially liberal arts’ degrees were required. Most members had advanced degrees; many had PhDs. In 1963 an admission change stated that any woman with a baccalaureate degree from a four-year accredited college or university was eligible to join AAUW. This change extended membership to women having degrees in home economics, nursing, and education. More changes occurred. AAUW now is open to men and women with an associate degree or a degree from a four-year accredited college or university." Source: http://aauw-co.aauw.net/

Processing Information

The materials in this collection were removed from U172 "Organizations" and a new collection was established. No accession or donor information could be located.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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