American Association of University Women Winchester Branch Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

431 WFCHS/THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 04/1952. Last revised 11/2018.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

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EXTENT: 0.84 linear feet

CREATOR: American Association of University Women (Winchester, VA)

DATE: 1931 - 1994

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is made up of books, papers, scrapbooks, and business records of the Winchester Chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) from its inception in1931 to 1994. The AAUW is devoted to women’s education, promoting wider opportunities for women, international understanding and cooperation, and encouraging women to apply their skills and training to the complex problems of modern life. Membership in the organization is open to all women holding baccalaureate or higher degrees from accredited colleges or universities.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) began in Boston in 1881. The seventeen women who founded the organization wanted to assist women in overcoming barriers to higher education and employment. They also believed that encouraging women to pursue education would benefit society as a whole. The AAUW grew to become a national organization with a focus on legislative action to promote equality for women in society and the workplace and also providing educational grants for women scholars and scientists.

The Winchester chapter of AAUW was established in 1931 with 19 charter members. The local organization has been active in promoting and participating in local activities focused on women’s rights, social equality, and education.

CITE AS: American Association of University Women Winchester Branch Records, 431 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATiON: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

“Universities and Colleges Approved by the AAUW,” December 1993, 1 item, printed, 30 pages

History of first 50 years of AAUW (1931-1981) and updated Winchester Branch history, 2 items, 18 leaves, typescript, photocopy

Virginia Division—financial reports (folder contains the following):
1961-1962, 23 leaves, manuscript, typescript, manuscript on printed form, typescript on printed form
1963-1964, 1 leaf, typescript
1969, 1 page, 1 leaf, manuscript

Winchester Branch—history, 1931-1952, 4 leaves, typescript

Winchester Branch—membership lists (folder contains the following):
1937-1943, 9 leaves, manuscript
1942-1943, 1 page, manuscript

Winchester Branch—newsletter and notes, 1968, 7 items, 1 leaf, printed; 4 pages, manuscript; 2 envelopes

Survey—“The Status of Women in Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia,” 1978, 2 items, 56 pages, printed

Woman of the Year

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1934-1940, 6 items, printed (folder contains the following):
1934-1935
1935-1936
1936-1937
1937-1938
1938-1939
1939-1940

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1940-1950, 21 items, printed (folder contains the following):
1940-1941 (3 copies)
1941-1942 (2 copies)
1942-1943 (3 copies)
1943-1944 (2 copies)
1944-1945
1945-1946
1946-1947 (3 copies)
1947-1948 (2 copies)
1948-1949 (2 copies)
1949-1950 (3 copies)

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1950-1960, 17 items, printed (folder contains the following):
1950-1951 (2 copies)
1951-1952
1952-1953 (2 copies)
1953-1954 (2 copies)
1954-1955 (2 copies)
1955-1956 (2 copies)
1956-1957 (2 copies)
1957-1958 (2 copies)
1958-1959
1959-1960

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1960-1970, 16 items, printed (folder contains the following):
1960-1961
1961-1962
1962-1963
1963-1964
1964-1965 (2 copies)
1965-1966 (2 copies)
1966-1967 (2 copies)
1967-1968 (2 copies)
1968-1969 (2 copies)
1969-1970 (2 copies)

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1970-1980, 12 items, printed (folder contains the following):
1970-1971 (2 copies)
1971-1972
1972-1973 (2 copies)
1973-1974
1974-1975 (2 copies)
1975-1976 (2 copies)
1976-1977
1977-1978
1978-1979
1979-1980

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1980-1990 (incomplete), 9 items, printed (folder contains the following):
[1980-1981 not yet received]
1981-1982
1982-1983
1983-1984 (2 copies)
1984-1985 (2 copies)
1985-1986
1986-1987
[1987-1988 not yet received]
[1988-1989 not yet received]
1989-1990

Winchester Branch—yearbooks, 1990s (incomplete), 1 item, printed
1991-1992

BOX 2

Reports of study groups, 1937-1942, 31 leaves, manuscript, typescript, in binder

Winchester Branch meetings—minute books, 5 items, manuscript, bound (folder contains the following):
1931-1934
1934-1938
1938-1952
1952-1961
1961-1970

Board meetings—minutes, 1952-1972, 1 items, manuscript, bound

BOX 3

Scrapbooks:
1949-1950
1951-1952
1953-1956
1956-1963

BOX 4

Scrapbooks: 
1931-1972
1972-1978

Recipe book, 1973, 1 item, printed

BOX 5

Scrapbook, 1983-1994