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American Association of University Women. Massachusetts Division records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00333

Scope and Contents

These records document the western Massachusetts AAUW branches (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties). Materials include histories, correspondence, reports, clippings, publications and other printed materials.

Dates of Materials

  • 1933 - 1990

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded in 1882 to unite alumnae of different institutions for "practical educational work." Originally open to graduates of institutions accredited by the AAUW, it is now open to women graduates of regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities of foreign institutions recognized by the International Federation of University Women.

In March 1986 the Massachusetts State Division of the AAUW and its local branches entered into a joint acquisition agreement with four separate archival repositories in Massachusetts. The Sophia Smith Collection agreed to collect the records of the branches located in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester Counties; the Essex Institute, the records of the Essex County branches; Wheaton College, the records of branches in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, and Plymouth Counties; and the Schlesinger Library at Radliffe, the records of the branches of Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties as well as the State Division records.

Extent

3 boxes (1.25 linear feet)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded in 1882 to unite alumnae of different institutions for "practical educational work." The records of the Massachusetts Division of the AAUW include histories, correspondence, reports, clippings, publications and other printed material from western Massachusetts AAUW branches.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection is comprised of the following accessions, some of which may not have accession records. Accession numbers: 86S-26, 03S-61. Accessions were received on the following dates: 1986, 2003-10-06.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A small quantity of records of the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester Branches was transferred to Smith College from the Schlesinger Library in March 1986. The portion from the Connecticut Valley Branch was removed and combined with other records of that branch to make up a separate record group. An additional accession of Worcester Branch records was transferred from the American Antiquarian Society in March 1989. These were combined with the previously transferred Worcester records and made into a separate record group.

Related Material

Associated materials can be found in the American Association of University Women Records; the Connecticut Valley Branch Records; and the Worcester Branch Records.
Title
Finding aid to American Association of University Women. Massachusetts Division records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Ellice Amanna
Date
2019-07-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:16-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-07-08: Finding aid updated with box and folder level description and republished to current standardss

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063