Records of the Association of American Women in Europe, 1961-2018
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Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Open material may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures. Copying of significant portions of the open material (10+ consecutive pages) requires the written permission of an Association of American Women in Europe officer. Permission to use restricted portions of the collection does not include permission to copy, which must be sought separately.
No parts of the collection may be digitized for inclusion on the internet or any other methods of electronic distribution.
3.34 linear feet ((8 file boxes) plus 1 archived web site.)
The collection is arranged with records filed chronologically, followed by a chronological run of the AAWE Newsletter.
AAWE's web site is being captured periodically as part of Schlesinger Library's web archiving program.
The AAWE quickly became a social support network as well as concerned with legal issues. In 1962, the group filed with the French government to obtain official status. AAWE began to function as a membership organization, and organized social gatherings as well as events focused on topics like bilingual education. Beginning in 1980, the organization published a number of titles relating to education, ranging from pamphlets on pedagogy of bilingual education to a series of guides to education in France for Americans. AAWE has published a newsletter for members since 1961; it has ranged in periodicity from monthly to quarterly.
The Association of American Wives of Europeans changed its name to the Association of American Women in Europe in 2016. The organization's website states it is a "non-profit volunteer association of American women who, as permanent residents of France, share interests specific to bicultural living."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records of the Association of American Women in Europe were given to the Schlesinger Library in February 2019.
By: Jenny Gotwals, with assistance from Ashley Thomas.
The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeanette Ward Fund.
- EAD ID
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