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Collection of American Association of University Women Materials

Identifier: AAUW-1

Scope and Contents

This collection includes Correspondence,Minutes, Branch Newsletters, Programs and Clippings. The bulk of the collection consists of Reports, Program Books, and Lectures/Workshops. The collection also contains 5 books of clippings about AAUW Events.


  • 1923-1985


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research

Conditions Governing Use

Materials to be used on site during regular Special Colllection hours or by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be possible at discretion of staff for a nominal fee. Materials may be protected by copyright.

Biographical / Historical

The American Association of Univeristy Women was started by Ninetta May Runnals in November of 1923. Meetings of the AAUW were held each month from October to June, sometimes on the Colby Campus or in members' homes. In 1932 the AAUW had a total of 50 members. The AAUW was interested in matters of education, international relations and scholarship assistance. The AAUW of Waterville still meets today at Colby College.


5 Linear Feet

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Materials are arranged into nine series, Correspondence, Reports, By Laws and Policies of the AAUW, Membership Lists, President's Files, AAUW Workshops/Lectures/Programs/Newsletters, AAUW Organization materials, AAUW History of the Branch, and Clippings.

Custodial History

Given by Ninetta May Runnals

Finding Aid of the American Association of University Women Materials
Colby College Special Collections, Waterville Maine
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Repository Details

Part of the Colby College Special Collections Repository

Special Collections & Archives (SC&A), located in Miller Library, is the college’s repository for historically and culturally -significant materials, including the college archives. Our fabulous materials range in date from the 12th to the 21st centuries and represent a wide range of formats. We fully support Colby’s academic program and innovative pedagogies through aspirational collection development, faculty and student engagement, teaching and exhibition.