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American Association of University Women, Muncie Branch records

 Collection — Box: 1-9
Identifier: MSS-065

Scope and Contents

This collection includes meeting minutes, publications, newspaper clippings, by laws, scrapbooks and newsletters of the American Association of University Women`s branch in Muncie, Indiana from 1925 to 2006. P.057 includes approximately 50 photographs, most of them dating from 1949-1951 and 1996 and R.068, includes three cassette tapes of speeches from the 1979 AAUW Convention.

Dates

  • 1925-2011

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Administrative History

The origins of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) date back to November 28, 1881, when Marion Talbot and Ellen H. Richards called a meeting in Boston, Massachusetts to discuss the formation of an organization in which female college graduates could join together to provide opportunities for other women in higher education and find wider use for their own training. A year later, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA) was formally organized to unite alumnae of different institutions in “practical education work.” In 1921 the AAUW was formed through a merger of the ACA and the Southern Association of College Women with its national headquarters located in Washington, D.C. While continuing its efforts to further the opportunities of women in higher education and the job market, the AAUW has expanded its focus into other areas, including reproductive rights, voting rights, and disarmament.

The Muncie Branch of the AAUW was first organized on January 16, 1925 with its first meeting held at the Muncie Chamber of Commerce. Seventy-two women are listed as founding members including Anna D. Stephens, the first president, and Elizabeth Ball, the first secretary. The Muncie Branch has played an active role in the Muncie community through a variety of programs and activities, including the awarding of local scholarships and sponsorship of the White River Beautification Project.

Extent

7.8 Cubic Feet (9 boxes, 3 audio cassettes)

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: American Association of University Women. Muncie Branch records, 1950-1983

Series 2: American Association of University Women. Muncie Branch addition, 1972-1987

Series 3: American Association of University Women. Muncie Branch 1995/01/30 addition, 1979-1990

Series 4: American Association of University Women. Muncie Branch 1996-2001 addition, 1925-1996

Series 5: American Association of University Women. Muncie Branch 2005/09/30 addition, 1927-1989

Series 6: American Association of University Women. Muncie Branch 2008 addition, 1989-2006

Series 7: American Association of University Women. Muncie Branch 2011 addition, 1925-2010

Series 8: P.057 American Association of University Women. Muncie Branch photographs, 1949-1996

Series 9: R.068 American Association of University Women. Muncie Branch audio recordings, 1979

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Linda Arment on 1984/07/18. Additional donations were received in 1991, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2011.

Accruals

Further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1995/10/31 by M. Seelinger. Collection revision completed 1996; 1999; 2001; 2003. Collection addition completed 2005/09/30 by A. Morrison. Collection revision completed 2007/07/16 by Maren Read. Collection addition completed 2011/07/02 by Elizabeth Rasberry. Collection revision completed 2011/07/05 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2011/07/05 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised 2016/05/20 by Lindsey M. Vesperry.
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Contact:
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA