American Association of University Women, North Dakota Chapter Records
American Association of University Women, North Dakota Chapter Records, 1916-1991
Extent: 33.5 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 00/00/1969. More info below under Accruals.
The American Association of University Women was formed in November 1881 in Boston, Massachusetts. Its goals were to promote higher education for women; assist women in their pursuit of various occupations; and help them utilize their higher education for the good of society, as well as for themselves.
The organization grew from the original 16 members to over 200,000 members in its centennial year of 1981. This network of university women exists in 54 countries and has a chapter in every state, including the North Dakota chapter.
In North Dakota, Valley City held its first AAUW meeting on October 12, 1916, and was officially recognized later that year. Grand Forks held its first meeting on October 25, 1916 and was recognized in 1917. Fargo's first meeting was on January 27, 1922. The Fargo branch was recognized with Moorhead in 1922. Fargo was later recognized on its own in 1930. The Dickinson branch held its first meeting on June 21, 1929 and was recognized on July 1, 1929. Bismarck's records are incomplete so the first meeting date is unknown. However, the Bismarck branch was recognized on October 6, 1930.
The State Division was founded in 1930. It included Valley City, Grand Forks, Fargo, Dickinson and Bismarck. Other branches soon followed. They included Minot (April 6, 1934), Jamestown (November 30, 1934), Wahpeton (June 3, 1935), Mayville (1937, disbanded in March 1942, reorganized in 1957), Grafton (October 31, 1951), Mandan (October 27, 1953), Williston (December 13, 1956), and Devils Lake (July 9, 1958).
Through seminars, conferences, meetings, and newsletters, AAUW offers university women information on current women's issues and international issues; promotes international understanding; and establishes lifelong friendships.
Numerous additions were received from Shelby Harken, Grand Forks, North Dakota: June 1977(77-424); April 15, 1981 (81-712); April 25, 1983 (83-107); September 12, 1984 (83-1330); and September 1986 (84-1330).
Additional material was also donated by Pat Berntsen, Grand Forks, North Dakota, on May 7, 1980 (81-702) and by Jinnie Milne, on July 17, 1990 (90-1715) and on August 19, 1991.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Method: Donation; the original acquisition records are unavailable.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Items) American Association of University Women, North Dakota Chapter Records. OGLMC 57, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in October 2015.
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- Box 21
- Folder 1: Graduate Woman, Journal of the American Association of University Women, Washington DC, 1978-1982
- Folder 2: North Dakota Sheaves, 1979-1982
- Folder 3: AAUW Leadership Handbook, A Guide for Branch Officers and Chairmen, 1970(2 copies)
- Folder 4: AAUW State Division Leadership Handbook, 2nd Edition, 1976
- Folder 5: Program Guide 1979-1981, The American Association of University Women, 1979 (2 copies)
- Folder 6: Membership Brochures and Booklets
- Folder 7: How to Organize a Branch, 1971. A State Division Guide, New Branch Organization, 1971
- Folder 8: Charter and Bylaws of the AAUW, 1969 (2 copies)
- Folder 9: History of the South Dakota Division of the AAUW, 1917-1963 The North Dakota Division of the AAUW, 1930-1963
- Folder 10: AAUW Areas of Interest Sampling of Branch and Division Work, 1973- 1974, 1975 (2 copies)
- Folder 11: AAUW Education Foundation, Brochures and Booklets
- Folder 12: Fellowships Program Handbook, 1970
- Folder 13: Annual Reports of the AAUW Educational Center Staff, 1974-1975
- Folder 14: Standards for Women in Higher Education, Affirmative Policy in Achieving Sex Equality in the Academic Community. Graduate and Professional Education of Women: Proceedings of a conference sponsored by the AAUW in cooperation with Association of American Colleges and the Cooperative College Registry, 1974
- Folder 15: Survey Concerning Women Applicants for Admission to Doctoral Programs in United States Universities, July 1, 1972 to June 30, 1973, 1974
- Folder 16: Implementation Guide for the Crisis in Public Education, 1971
- Folder 17: Discussion Packet on the ERA and the Laws Affecting Men and Women, Compiled by AAUW in cooperation with the Coordinating Council for the ERA, Research Division, September 1974
- Folder 18: A Resource Guide on Pollution Control, 1970
- Folder 19: Portfolio: Global Interdependence; Budgeting for Earth, 1974
- Folder 20: AAUW Organization Kit 3, Program Development Suggestions, 1970
- Folder 21: 1969-71 Study Topic, American Foreign Policy: Dilemmas and Realities of Power
- Folder 22: This Beleaguered Earth - Can Man Survive?, 1969
- Folder 23: 1969-71 Program Topic, The Academic Community -New Look on Campus
- Folder 24: 1969-71 AAUW Topic - The Human Use of Urban Space
- Folder 25: Power Quotient Bag, A Working Guide for Developing Power, 1970
- Folder 26: Action is Our Bag: A Working Guide for Planned Community Change, 1969
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