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Guide to the American Association of University Women. Chippewa Valley Branch (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records, 1920-1924, 1958-2020

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Overview of the Collection

Repository:
Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire P.O.
Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
(715) 836-2739
https://library.uwec.edu/archives/

Reference Code: USGZE UHC 293

Accession Number: 07-090; 15-013; 20-013

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 293

Creators: American Association of University Women. Chippewa Valley Branch (Eau Claire, Wis.)

Title: American Association of University Women. Chippewa Valley Branch (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records

Dates: 1920-1924, 1958-2020

Quantity: 2.4 linear feet (1 archives box and 2 record cartons)

Location of Collection: A10/3c-A10/2a.

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Organizational records of a women’s educational association.

Historical Note

Ms. Marion Fleming, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.) and resident of Eau Claire, Wis., established the Chippewa Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The branch’s organizational meeting was held on April 28, 1923 in the City Hall auditorium. Seventeen women attended, each possessing either a B.A. degree or more than one year of college or university education. Although the current Eau Claire Branch of the AAUW was chartered in 1959, this group seems to have been an important precursor.

The branch sought to improve education and cultivate civic responsibility. During its first year, there were ten meetings in which lecturers spoke about educational and political issues.

Content Description

The record book consists of about 30 pages of material, including the national and Wisconsin state constitutions of the American Association of University Women, an initial membership list, meeting minutes, clippings, and the 1923 annual report. Also included is the newsletter, Foliage, meeting minutes, by-laws and strategic plans, membership booklets, conference materials, financial reports, and photos.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire prior to March 2006. 0.3 linear feet added in August 2014. Additional 2 linear feet donated by Mary Hayden in January 2020.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: American Association of University Women. Chippewa Valley Branch (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records, 1920-1924, 1958-2020. UHC 293. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in October 2006 and Lark Keating-Hadlock in August 2014. Additions processed by Brice Vircks in February 2020.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement.

OCLC #: 75642700

Subjects

Corporate Names:
American Association of University Women. Eau Claire Branch -- History
American Association of University Women. Chippewa Valley Branch. (Eau Claire, Wis.) Archives

Subject Terms:
Women – Education – Chippewa River Valley – History
Women – Wisconsin – Chippewa River Valley -- History
Women – Wisconsin – Chippewa River Valley – Societies and clubs

Detailed List of Contents

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder

1/1

Record Book

1920-1924

Box/Folder

1/2

Meeting minutes

1995-1999

Box/Folder

1/3

Foliage: The 7-Star Eau Claire Branch newsletter

2002-2006

Box/Folder

1/4

Directories and Calendars

1987-1989, 2004-2005, 2010, 2014, 2018-2020

Box/Folder

1/5

By-laws, strategic plan, branch officers

1965-1989, 1999-2008. 2014-2017

Box/Folder

1/6

Russian Women Leaders Conference with correspondence

2002

Box/Folder

1/7

Wisconsin College Women Leaders Conference

2003

Box/Folder

1/8

Certificates

1996-2003, 2008

Box/Folder

1/9

Various projects material, pamphlets

1982, 2003-2004

Box/Folder

1/10

Photos

1992, 2002-2003, 2006

Box/Folder

2/1

Annual Reports

1958-1987

Box/Folder

2/2

Meeting Minutes

1958-1971

Box/Folder

2/3

Meeting Minutes

1971-1979

Box/Folder

2/4

Meeting Minutes

1981-1989

Box/Folder

2/5

Meeting Minutes

2001, 2003-2009, 2011

Box/Folder

2/6

Newsletters

1966-1975

Box/Folder

2/7

Newsletters

1976-1988

Box/Folder

2/8

Newsletters

1989-1999

Box/Folder

2/9

Foliage Newsletters

2007-2019

Box/Folder

2/10

Membership Booklets

1961-1987

Box/Folder

2/11

Membership Booklets

1987, 1992-2002

Box/Folder

2/12

Membership Booklets

2002-2019

Box/Folder

2/13

Indian Students Weekend (Stockbridge-Munsee)

1966-1968

Box/Folder

2/14

Treasurer’s Reports, Budget Reports

1963-1972, 1976-1990, 1993-1996, 1998-2006, 2009-2017

Box/Folder

2/15

Expenses and Financial Documents

1976-1977, 1994-1995, 2002-2004, 2015-2016

Box/Folder

2/16

Position Papers, Letters of Correspondence

1959, 1965, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981

Box/Folder

2/17

Conventions, Seminars, and Workshops

1967-2014

Box/Folder

2/18

Photographs of AAUW events

Undated

Box/Folder

3/1

Newspaper Clippings

1958,1960-1961, 1967-1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1984-1989

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