Records of the American Association of University Women. Boston Branch, 1886-1978
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4.46 linear feet ((9 + 1/2 boxes, 1 card file) plus 1 supersize poster)
The contents of two Association of Collegiate Alumnae scrapbooks were removed, unfolded, and placed in acid-free folders for preservation. Information in pencil, enclosed in brackets on some documents, was added by the archivist ; felt-tip and ballpoint pen additions were made by the Branch historian, Helen LaVey, in 1976-1977.
The Boston Branch was established at a meeting held on October 2, 1886, when a constitution was adopted and officers were elected. The Branch first organized formal committees in 1890; they undertook such tasks as investigating conditions in the Boston public schools and in public laundries, surveying salaries of college-educated women, studying domestic management, aiding settlement work, and participating in war relief. Also in 1890, the Boston Branch organized the College Club for purely social purposes. Boston was one of six American Association of University Women branches which in 1930 joined with two college clubs (unrelated to the College Club) to form the Massachusetts State Division of the AAUW. The Branch was not incorporated in Massachusetts, however, until August 1964. Active members have included Fannie Fern Andrews Abigail Eliot, and Ellen Richards.
- Series I. General records.
- ___A. Administrative
- ___B. Non-administrative
- Series II. Officers' records.
- ___A. President
- ___B. Recording secretary
- ___C. Corresponding secretary
- ___D. Treasurer
- Series III. Fellowships.
- ___A. Boston Branch Association of Collegiate Alumnae Graduate Fellowship
- ___B. Annie Ryder Memorial Fellowship
- ___C. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships
- Series IV. Committees.
- ___A. Administrative
- ___B. Other; includes standing and ad hoc
- ___C. Topics of study
- ___D. Areas of interest
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records of the Boston Branch of the American Association of University Women were deposited in the Schlesinger Library beginning in February 1946 by various branch members.
- The History and Sources of Percy's Memoir of Goldsmith, by Katharine C. Balderston, London, 1926; returned to donor, November 1978.
- "Democracy on the Short Waves," by Webb Waldron, reprinted by Reader's Digest, September 1941; returned to donor, November 1978.
- International Federation of University Women Newsletter, December 1966, July 1977; deposited in Schlesinger Library files, July 1978.
- Massachusetts Citizen's Conference on Improving the Administration of Justice (summary), March 23-25, 1972; removed, July 1978.
- Simmons Club of Boston membership directory and program; removed, July 1978.
- Leaflets from Citizens for the Boston Public Schools and the International Student Association of Greater Boston; removed, July 1978.
- Box 1: IA.1-IA.19
- Box 2: Card File.
- Box 3: IA.20-IA.38
- Box 4: IB.1 - IB.17, IIA.1-IIA.3, IIB.3-IIB.22 (excluding volumes)
- Box 5: IIB.1v, 2v, 4v, 7v, 8v; IID.1v, 3v
- Box 6: IIB.23-IIB.60; IIC.1-IIC.2; IID.2, IID.4v, IID.5
- Box 7: IID.6v-IID.10v
- Box 8: IID. 11 - IID.16; IIIA.1-IIIA.7; IIIB.1-IIIB.7; IIIC.1-IIIC.2
- Box 9: IIIC.3v - IIIC.8; IVA.1-IVA.13
- Box 10: IVB.1-IVB.42
- Box 11: IVB.44-IVB.50; IVC.1-2; IVD.1-2
- Andrews, Fannie Fern - IVB.11.
- Arnold, Sarah Louise - IB.2.
- Channing, Eva - IVB.10.
- Dukakis, Katherine - IVB.49.
- Dukakis, Michael - IVB.49.
- Fuller, Alvan T. - IB.2.
- Howe, Leonora - IVB.7.
- Kennedy, John F. - IVB.34.
- Lodge, Henry Cabot - IB.2.
- McCormack, John - IVB.34.
- Peters, Andrew J. - IVB.18.
- Richards, Ellen - IID.11, IVB.9, IVB.11-13.
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By: Katherine G. Kraft
- American Association of University Women. Boston Branch. Records of the American Association of University Women. Boston Branch, 1886-1978: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Processing of this collection was made possible by with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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