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American Association of University Women, Tuscaloosa Branch records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0073

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the Tuscaloosa branch secretary’s notebooks, 1973-1981. These notebooks include the association's official correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws, and other records that vary by year. The executive board file contains newsletters, budgets, and the minutes of the executive board’s meetings. Newspaper clippings and photographs of association members and their activities have been collected in three scrapbooks, spanning the dates 1949-1983 (incomplete).

Dates

  • 1928-2002

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

The Tuscaloosa branch of the American Association of University Women was officially recognized in November 1920. Throughout its history the parent organization has sought to unite alumnae of colleges and universities to concentrate and increase their effectiveness in formulating and implementing solutions to the cultural, educational, legislative, and social needs of the community, the state, and the nation.

The local chapter actively promotes high educational standards and works for gender equity. The Tuscaloosa AAUW awards several scholarships and offers a concert and lecture series that has introduced members of the community to notable women such as Amelia Earhart, Eve Currie, and Dr. Margaret Meade. The association encourages community action through cooperative efforts with local charities, lobbies national and state legislators, and supports heightened awareness of international affairs by hosting forums.

Extent

58.65 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Includes the Tuscaloosa branch secretary’s notebooks, which contain the association's official correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws, and other records that vary by year. Also includes the executive board files and scrapbooks

Provenance

Deposited by the American Association of University Women, Tuscaloosa Branch

Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the American Association of University Women, Tuscaloosa Branch records
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
May 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500