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American Association of University Women. Charlotte (N.C.) Branch Records

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American Association of University Women, Charlotte (N.C.) Branch Records

American Association of University Women, Charlotte (N.C.) Branch, records
MS0067

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
American Association of University Women. Charlotte Branch.
Title
American Association of University Women, Charlotte (N.C.) Branch, records
ID
MS0067
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1950-1970
Date [inclusive]
1914-2013
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Language of Materials note
English.
Abstract
Minutes, bulletins, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and other material reflecting activities and growth of the organization and its influence on the community from its origin as a college club for literary study. Also includes information on the state and national organizations.

Preferred Citation note

American Association of University Women, Charlotte Branch Records. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Charlotte Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) began in 1913 as a college club for literary study. This club soon affiliated with the Southern Association of College Women and, in 1921, joined the AAUW. The North Carolina Division was formed in 1927. As one of the largest branches, the Charlotte AAUW has taken an active part in the development of the statewide organization. Among the branch's most successful projects have been the Interpreter Service, the Charlotte College Library Project, and its annual book sales. The Charlotte Branch has supported a variety of local and national causes, including the Little Theater of Charlotte and the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Scope and Contents note

Contains the official archives of the Charlotte branch of the AAUW, including, minutes, bulletins, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and other material reflecting activities and growth of the organization and its influence on the community from its origin as a college club for literary study. Also includes information on the state and national organizations.

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Arrangement note

These records are arranged in the following series: I. Administrative files, 1921-2013; II. Publications, 1925-1991); III. Subject Files, 1914-1990; IV. Scrapbooks, 1932-1992; V. Photographs, 1983.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received as a gift of the American Association of University Women Charlotte, 1981-2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association of University Women. Charlotte Branch.

Subject(s)

  • Women in education
  • Women in higher education
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Collection Inventory

 Series I Administrative files 1921-1987, 1991-1994 

Box Folder

Annual reports 1943/1944, 1955/1956-1957/1958, 1959/1960, 1968/1969, 1973/1974-1974/1975, 1977/1978-1979/1980 

1 1

Branch reports 1944/1945, 1946/1947, 1955/1956, 1970/1971, 1983/1984-1986/1987 

Scope and Contents note

Annual report of branch activities submitted to the national office.

1 2

Bylaws 1930, 1947, 1956, 1961-1962, 1964, 1968-1970, 1977-1978 

1 3

Correspondence 1966-2001 

Scope and Contents note

Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence on a range of topics including member experience, civic activities, and the AAUW Education Fund.

1 4

Dues reports 1995-2001 

1 5

Literary group: Calendar and directory 1985-2010 

1 6

Membership list 2001 August 29 

1 7

Minutes 1921-1940, 1950-1953, 1966-1984, 1991-1994 

1 8-13

Treasurer's book 1984-1986 

Scope and Contents note

Comprised of ledgers dated July 1984-May 1986.

1 14

Treasurer's reports 1961-2002 

1 16-18

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 Series II Publications 1925-1991 

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of publications produced by the Charlotte and North Carolina AAUW, including the bulletin (newsletter) and yearbook.

Box Folder

Biography and history 1948, undated 

Scope and Contents note

Copy of Elizabeth Avery Colton: An Educational Pioneer in the South (n.d.) by Mary Lynch Johnson (16 pages) and  History of the North Carolina State Division of the American Association of University Women, 1927-1947 (1948) by Carrie B. Wilson (77 pages).

1 19

Bulletin 1945-1969, 1971-1981, 1985-1987 

1 20-22

Cookbooks 1964, 2008 

Scope and Contents note

Includes two cookbooks: International Flavor (1964), an affiliated product of the AAUW Charlotte's Interpreter's Service;  Cookin' by Degrees (2008), a fundraiser for the Charlotte Branch's AAUW Fellowship.

2 1-2

Promotional materials circa 1997-2013 

2 3

Yearbook 1925/1926 - 2012/2013 

1 23-27

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 Series II Subject files 1914-1990 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains material documenting the branch's various projects, as well as historical sketches and recognitions.

Box Folder

Historical sketches 1914, 1932, 1946, 1948, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1967-68, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1981, undated 

Scope and Contents note

Includes Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting, Southern Association of College Women (1914), that contains a membership list and report on the first year of the Charlotte chapter.

2 4

Projects: Book happening 1977-1979 

2 7

Projects: Book sale 1947, 1949, 1951, 1977 

2 8

Projects: Calendar sales 1973-1977 

2 9

Projects: Charlotte College Library 1964-1965 

2 10

Projects: College scholarships 1959-1960 

2 11

Projects: Holly Trail 1972-1974 

2 12

Projects: Interpreters service 1963 

2 13

Projects: various 1947-1948, 1957, 1960-1961 

2 14

Recognitions 1967, 1985, 1990 

Scope and Contents note

Includes proclamation by Charlotte mayor Harvey B. Gantt declaring "American Association of University Women Week" in March, 1985 and newspaper clippings.

2 5

Woman of the Year awards 1965-66, 1970 

2 6

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 Series IV Scrapbooks 1932-1992 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains scrapbooks documenting the activities of the Charlotte.

Box Folder

Scrapbooks 1932-1933, 1939-1940, 1947-1971, 1986-1992 

2 15-17
item

Scrapbooks 

Unboxed

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 Series V Photographs 1983 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photographs of several Charlotte AAUW events. comprised of twenty prints (P67/1-20). Includes a book sale (P67/16-20), a Christmas Tea (P67/1-8), and two meetings (P67/9-10; P67/11-15).

Box Folder item

Groups of unidentified women (man pictured in photo #9) 

P17 2 P67/1-10

Unidentified man and woman at a General Meeting 1983 

P17 2 P67/11

Unidentified women at a Board Meeting 1983 

P17 2 P67/12

Group of unidentified women at a General Meeting 1983 

P17 2 P67/13

Unidentified women at September Board Meeting 1983 

P17 2 P67/14

Unidentified women at a General Meeting 1983 

P17 2 P67/15

Unidentified women 

P17 2 P67/16

Groups of unidentified men and women at a fundraiser 

P17 2 P67/17-20

First Book and Author Luncheon at Carmel Country Club 1999 

P17 2 P67/21

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Box

Centennial commemorative plate 1981 

Scope and Contents note

"Into our 2nd century, AAUW 1881-1981" Woodmere Studio china plate (donated by Virginia Powell, Feb. 1997). Titled, "The First Hundred Years," it is plate number 585 of a limited edition of 9900. "On November 28, 1881, a meeting of 17 alumnae of eight colleges was called in Boston by Marion Talbot and Ellen H. Richards to discuss forming an organization in which women college graduates might band together to open doors of higher education to other women, and to find wider opportunities to use their training. In 1981 we honor that beginning and the 100 years of progress that have followed. [Signed] Mary A. Grefe, AAUW President, 1979-1981.

2

AAUW Juvenile Literature Award--Files on authors and books donated 

Box
7

AAUW Award Juvenile books 

Austin, Neal Fuller 

Bell, Thelma Harrington 

Bridgers, Sue Ellen 

Burgwyn, Mebane Holoman 

Byars, Betsy Cromer 

Carroll, (Archer) Latrobe 

Carroll, Ruth 

Cooney, Caroline B. 

Daniels, Jonathan Worth 

Forbus, Ina Bell 

Gillett, Mary Bledsoe 

Jarrell, Randall 

Key, Alexander Hill 

Miller, Ruth White 

Newton, Suzanne 

Parramore, Barbara 

Petroski, Catherine Ann Groom 

Rounds, Glen Harold 

Street, Julia Montgomery 

Tilly, Nancy 

Walser, Richard Gaither 

Wechter, Nell Wise 

Wellman, Manly Wade 

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