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American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Identifier: MC-195

Scope and Contents

Collection contains scrapbooks, correspondence, member directories, news clippings, budget information, meeting reports, photgraphs and objects such as trophies.


  • Creation: 1970 - 1997


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Huntsville Branch of the American Association of University Women was charted in 1949 by Frances C. Roberts. On April 10, 1949, a group of interested college graduates met with state representatives and committed themselves to forming a branch in Huntsville, Alabama. This branch specifically confined its efforts to "intangible areas" of enrichment. Its first project began with tours of historic homes in 1951. By doing so, an emphasis was placed on Hunstville's rich architectural heritage. When funds were needed for a new library in 1958, AAUW of Huntsville organized a group known as "Friends of the Library," which sponsored legislation enabling the city to build it in 1966. That group is still in existence today and supports the library significantly. The Huntsville Branch of AAUW has a rich history of supporting equity and educational issues at the local, state, and national levels and involvement in local and state interest matters.

- AAUW Huntsville Branch - Huntsville Branch History by Dr. Frances C. Roberts, 1972


8 Linear feet (8 boxes)

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Processing Information

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Ericka Dudley
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America