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American Association of University Women, Southeastern Region records

 Collection
Identifier: W045

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of office files, conference and meeting information, state branch office files, and outreach information related to the Southeast Region of the American Association of University Women. Topics covered by these files include equal rights for women in the university setting, promoting women in universities and outreach to promote the education of all women. Videocassette tapes containing AAUW information are also included in the collection.

Dates

  • 1950-2000

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

History of the American Association of University Women

Established in 1881, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been one of the nation's leading voices in promoting education and equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. The AAUW is composed of three corporations:

The Association, with more than 170,000 members, over 1,000 branches, and over 800 college and university institution partners nationwide (including Puerto Rico) advocates education and equity. Since its founding in 1881, members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day, educational, social, economic, and political. Commitment to their mission is reflected in their public policy efforts, programs, and diversity initiatives. AAUW's work extends globally through its international connections and membership in the International Federation of University Women.

The AAUW Educational Foundation is the world's largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women. Each year the Foundation provides about $4 million in fellowships, grants, and awards for outstanding women around the globe and for community action projects. The Foundation also funds pioneering research on women, girls, and education; international symposia; and forums.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund is the nation's largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education. The Legal Advocacy Fund provides funds and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in higher education.

Extent

3.75 Linear Feet (in 9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Established in 1881, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been one of the nation's leading voices in promoting education and equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. The collection consists of office files, conference and meeting information, state branch office files, and outreach information related to the Southeast Region of the American Association of University Women.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dr. Beth Farokhi, October 2003.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Diane L. Fowlkes papers, circa 1959-1998 (W018)
  2. Kathleen "Kay" Crouch papers, 1956-1992 (W050)
  3. Valerie Fennell papers, 1973-1998; undated (W058)
  4. Georgia State University, Office of the Advancement of Women records, 1974-2005 (W073)
  5. Beth Farokhi papers, 1980-2010 (W095)
  6. American Association of University Women, Atlanta Branch records, 1939-2013 (W142)

Processing Information

Processed by Angela Lefebvre at the file level, November 2003.
Title
American Association of University Women Southeastern Region:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2005: EAD edited by Amanda Brown.
  • 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)