AAUW Florida Records
Scope and Contents
Records of the American Association of University Women, Florida Division, including publications, reports, press clippings, directories, convention records, and Board of Directors records.
Born-digital materials from this collection are available through the FSU Digital Library.
- Date acquired: 11/08/2017
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Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to all researchers.
This collection is scheduled for further processing; the current organization and/or physical condition of materials may complicate access or use. Please contact Special Collections & Archives staff for more information on access to this collection: https://lib.fsu.edu/sca/directory.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Biographical or Historical Information
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), a 501(c)(3) corporation, works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Founded in November 1881, AAUW is open to all graduates who hold a associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution, a degree from a foreign institution recognized by the International Federation of University Women (IFUW), or a foreign degree acceptable as a basis for admission to graduate schools at regionally accredited universities in the United States as well as students enrolled at qualified educational institutions.
The Florida Division of the AAUW was founded in 1929. In 1916 a group of Tampa women organized as a branch of the Southern Association of College Women. It was the only branch in the state until 1923 when a Tallahassee group organized a second branch. The two groups were joined by St. Petersburg in 1924, and then followed by Jacksonville, Miami, Gainesville, Pensacola, and Sarasota in 1926, Hollywood in 1927, and Central Florida (now Orlando-Winter Park) in 1928. These branches were the founding branches of AAUW Florida. As of 2018, there are 39 branches with a total branch membership of approximately 2,000, as well as 1,000 AAUW members living in Florida who are not affiliated with a branch.
AAUW. "About". https://aauw-fl.aauw.net/about/. Accessed June 19, 2018.
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Physical Access Requirements
This collection is scheduled for further processing; the current organization and/or physical condition of materials may complicate access or use. Please contact Special Collections & Archives staff for more information on access to this collection: https://lib.fsu.edu/sca/directory
Source of Acquisition
AAUW Florida, via Shirley Reid, President, and Linda Barker, Historian
Method of Acquisition
Deed of Gift
Accruals and Additions
Accrues material at irregular intervals, as division records become noncurrent.
- American Association of University Women
- Florida State University Libraries. Manuscripts Collections Subject Source: Local sources
- AAUW Florida Records MSS 2017-007
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Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository
Tallahassee FL 32306 US