University of Delaware Library

American Association of University Women. Delaware Division.

American Association of University Women Delaware Division records

1922-2010


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 529


Creator: American Association of University Women. Delaware Division.


Title: American Association of University Women Delaware Division records


Inclusive Dates: 1922-2010


Extent: 6 linear feet and 2 oversize folders (8 boxes)


Abstract: The American Association of University Women Delaware Division records reflect the history, structure, public policies, and programs of this group, and its relationship to the state branches and national organization of AAUW. AAUW's mission is to advance equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, research, and philanthropy.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 529, American Association of University Women Delaware Division records, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Boxes 1-5: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons

Boxes 6-8 (Series II., F14, F16-F17): Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes

Series II., F25: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases

Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (17 inches)

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of the American Association of University Women Delaware Division, 2004, 2010.

Processing

Processed by Katherine Demedis, August 2005. Encoded by Lora J. Davis, June 2010.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Historical Note

The first branch of the American Association of University Women in Delaware began in 1923 as part of the Pennsylvania-Delaware Division. When concerns of unequal representation arose, the Delaware branches broke with Pennsylvania and formed the Delaware Division on April 11, 1940. Local branches affiliated with state divisions, which communicate with the national association comprise the organizational structure of AAUW. The American Association of University Women was formed in 1921 when the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (founded 1881) merged with the Southern Association of College Women (founded 1903). Membership is open to any woman who holds an associate, baccalaureate, or higher degree from an accredited American college or university or a foreign institution recognized by the International Federation of University Women. AAUW's mission is to advance equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, research, and philanthropy.

At the first spring conference of the Delaware Division, the keynote speaker, Mrs. Adam Leroy Jones of the North Atlantic Region AAUW, compared Delaware "to a young daughter starting a new home of her own, rather than as a small baby learning to walk, since they had matured during those years in the Pennsylvania-Delaware Division" (Sedwick 10). Over time, the division grew from three founding branches to eight branches, with seven branches remaining as of 2005.

Throughout its existence, the primary focus of the AAUW has been education, especially female education. The Delaware Division has worked to advocate change in Delaware's public schools, improve the state's libraries, lobby for legislation concerning education, encourage girls to attend college, recruit teachers during periods of shortage, and promote educational television in Delaware. The division has worked with the national AAUW to provide fellowships to women continuing their education through graduate work. Additional concerns include poverty and fair housing, environmental issues, support of the United Nations, handicapped children, fostering good international relations, as well as state and federal policies. The group has formed study groups on topics including "Conservatism in America" and "Emerging Nations of Africa."

Women's issues have also played a large part in the AAUW agenda. Since the 1940s, the organization has been interested in the status of women, with advocacy increasing in the 1970s. Concerns included support of the ERA, legalized abortion, sex education, and discrimination. In recent years, the AAUW has focused on topics including Title IX, encouraging girls to study math and science, violence against women, and reproductive rights. The Delaware Division's agenda is consistent with the national AAUW motto of "promoting education and equity for women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change."

Sources:

Sedwick, Helen Vincent. A History of the First Twenty Years: Delaware Division American Association of University Women, 1940-1960. Delaware State Division, American Association of University Women, 1961. (See Box 3, Series III., F5)

Gray, Eugenia R. History of the Delaware Division of the American Association of University Women, 1960-1990. (See Box 3, Series III., F7)

Additional information compiled from the minutes, reports, and newsletters of the Delaware Division as found in Series I.


Scope and Content Note

The American Association of University Women Delaware Division records reflect the history, structure, public policies, and programs of this group, and its relationship to the state branches and national organization of AAUW. The AAUW's mission is to advance equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, research, and philanthropy.

The Delaware Division records consists of six linear feet of material, spanning the dates 1922-2010. Composed of correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, financial records, awards, histories, administrative records, newsletters, directories, minutes, photographs, souvenir programs, and ephemera, these records detail the organizational structure and the social, intellectual, and civic life of this women's group. The collection is arranged in five series: Organization and Administration, History and Memorabilia, Projects and Related Information, Local Branches, and National AAUW.

Series I. Organization and Administration, spans the years 1940-2009 and is divided into five subseries: General, Handbooks, Delaware Division Directories, Newsletters, and President's Files. The General subseries includes multiple versions of the constitution and bylaws, the treasurer's files, meeting minutes and agendas, branch reports, and conference materials. The Handbooks subseries contains items used or produced by either the division as a whole or individual committees. The Newsletters are a record of the club's activities and interests, while the President's Files include budgets, newsletters, branch reports, photos, annual reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, convention programs and agendas, as well as the personal documents of each president.

Series II. History and Memorabilia (1922-2010) contains material which details the founding and history of the group, through items such as scrapbooks, photographs, awards, and newspaper clippings. The history of the organization is chronicled in three written documents, beginning with the work of the Pennsylvania-Delaware Division and Delaware's decision to form its own division in 1940. Papers specifically relating to the Wilmington Branch of the Delaware Division are also included. The Awards subseries provides information on the Delaware Division's interactions with the National AAUW, the state of Delaware, and the local community.

Series III. Projects and Related Information (1948-2000), documents the activities and interests of the organization, showing its impact on the local, state, and national level. Each subseries focuses on an issue, including the following: Children, Education, International, Legislative, Libraries, Status of Women, and Voter Education. In Children, the projects are organized in chronological order and include important AAUW studies as well as published works by other groups. Two significant AAUW studies include the Governor Bacon Health Center Project on emotionally maladjusted children from the 1950s and a study of Child Protective Services in the 1970s. The Education subseries contains the reports from the Education Committee and a variety of school-related studies, speeches, and published material on education collected by the Delaware Division, and a topical listing of AAUW interests relating to education. The International Relations subseries comprises alphabetized topics of interest to the AAUW and relevant correspondence. The Legislative subseries includes reports of the Legislative chairmen arranged in chronological order, papers relating to the administration of the Delaware Division's legislative program, and other topics arranged in alphabetical order. The Libraries subseries is arranged in chronological order and includes information from the 1953-1954 and 1978-1979 library studies conducted by the Delaware Division, the 1960-1961 and the 1974-1975 library studies conducted by the Newark Branch, and the 1960s Governor's Conference on Libraries. The Status of Women subseries contains reports written by the committee's chairmen, as well as information about the 1974 Delaware Division Sight and Sound Show. It also describes AAUW involvement with women's issues at the University of Delaware, female education, and the Women's Council. Wilfreda Lytle is singled out as the first female legislator in the state of Delaware, as well as an AAUW member. The final subseries, Voter Education, includes clippings, memos, worksheets, guides, correspondence, and programs related to the Division's voter education campaign during the 1990s.

Series IV. Local Branches (1947-2002) and Series V. National AAUW (1982-2004) both contain items that are less directly related to the Delaware Division and are the smallest series in this collection. Series IV. Local Branches includes clippings, histories, newsletters, programs, and other items related to the Dover, Georgetown, and Seaford Branches of the AAUW. Conversely, Series V. National AAUW comprises materials published, produced, and distributed by the national body. The bulk of this series is made up of national AAUW publications on varying topics such as the education of latina girls, sex education, teaching girls computer skills, working women, sex discrimination, and Title IX, which were published between 1997 and 2003 (Series V., F6-F20). Also included are three videotaped (VHS) programs produced by the AAUW between 1993 and 1995.


Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names
American Association of University Women.
American Association of University Women. Delaware Division.
Topical Terms
Women--Societies and clubs--Delaware--History--20th century--Sources.
Women in education--20th century--Sources.
Women in community organization--Delaware--History--20th century--Sources.
Women college graduates--20th century--Sources.
Geographic Names
Delaware--History--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Scrapbooks.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Handbooks.
Administrative records.
Directories.
Awards.
Histories.
Newsletters.
Minutes.
Photographs.
Brochures.
Reports.
Ephemera.
Programs (documents)

Related Materials in this Repository

MSS 530, American Association of University Women Newark Branch (Del.) records

MSS 531, American Association of University Women Mill Creek Hundred Branch (Del.) records

MSS 622, American Association of University Women Wilmington Branch (Del.) records


  • I. Organization and administration, 1940-2009
    • A. General, 1940-2004
    • B. Handbooks, 1946-1990
    • C. Delaware Division directories, 1941-2003
    • D. Newsletters, 1954-2009
    • E. President's files, 1940-2000
  • II. History and memorabilia, 1922-2010
    • A. Origin and history, 1922-1990
    • B. Awards, 1944-2010
    • C. Scrapbooks, 1940-1972
    • D. Newspaper clippings, 1939-2002
    • E. Photographs and wrapping paper, 1968-2002
  • III. Projects and related information, 1948-2000
    • A. Children, 1954-1979
    • B. Education, 1947-1991
    • C. International, 1948-2002
    • D. Legislative, 1940-1983
    • E. Libraries, 1953-1979
    • F. Status of women, 1946-1999
    • G. Voter education, 1992-2000
  • IV. Local branches, 1947-2002
  • V. National AAUW, 1982-2004

Detailed Contents List

Series I. Organization and Administration, 1940-2009

The material in this series documents the organizational development and yearly operation of the Delaware Division of the American Association of University Women. It is arranged in five subseries and chronologically within each series. Any missing years from Budgets, Meeting minutes, Branch reports, Convention programs, and Newsletters may be found in the President's file from that year.

Subseries I.A. General, 1940-2004

Delaware Division Constitution and Bylaws, 1940-1999   [Box 1 F1]

Includes proposed changes to constitution as well as revised copies arranged chronologically.

Treasurer's report and budgets, 1958-2004   [Box 1 F2]

Treasurer's book, 1940-1969   [Box 1 F3]

Treasurer's book, 1969-1973   [Box 1 F4]

AAUW board meeting minutes and agendas, 1940-2003

1940-1959   [Box 1 F5]

Minutes from 1940-1950 consist of extracts from minute book.

1960-1964   [Box 1 F6]

1965-1968   [Box 1 F7]

1972-1979   [Box 1 F8]

1980-1994   [Box 1 F9]

2000-2003   [Box 1 F10]

AAUW branch reports, 1950-1955   [Box 1 F11]

Reports are all from the Education Chairmen of the Wilmington, Seaford, Newark, and Dover branches.

AAUW branch reports, 1976-1977   [Box 1 F12]

General branch reports from the Dover, Newark, Wilmington, Georgetown, Milford, and Mill Creek Hundred.

National AAUW conventions, 1949, undated   [Box 1 F13]

Handwritten notes made by members at 1949 National Convention and notes from an undated convention.

AAUW Middle Atlantic Regional Conferences, 1962-1996   [Box 1 F14]

Includes programs and agendas dating from 1962, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1982, and 1996.

State Conventions, 1953-1997   [Box 1 F15]

Contains notes, programs, and information packets from State Conventions, which are also referred to as Spring Conferences.

State Conventions, 2000-2004   [Box 1 F16]

Subseries I.B. Handbooks, 1946-1990

The State Division, 1946   [Box 1 F17]

Booklet printed by National AAUW for state officers and chairmen.

Fellowship Chairman, 1948-1956   [Box 1 F18]

Composition book that contains many papers and newspaper clippings.

Education Chairman, 1950-1954   [Box 1 F19]

Composition book that contains notes as well as papers.

Education Chairman, 1954-1956   [Box 1 F20]

Composition book that contains a few notes but all papers have been removed. (See F19).

Education Chairman, 1954-1956   [Box 1 F21]

Includes papers removed from composition book in F20. The papers remain in their original order within the composition book.

Delaware Division, 1969   [Box 1 F22]

Printed by the Delaware Division to aid future officers and chairmen.

Delaware Division, 1969   [Box 1 F23]

Historian's Copy of same handbook located in F22. Also contains specific duties of historian.

Legislative Chairman, 1974-1975   [Box 1 F24]

Handbooks also contain papers relating to Legislative issues.

Delaware Division, 1982   [Box 1 F25]

Three copies of revised handbook from 1982 belonging to the Historian, President, and International Relations Representative.

Delaware Division, 1990   [Box 1 F26]

Revised handbook from 1990 labeled for the Historian.

Subseries I.C. Delaware Division Directories, 1941-2003

Contain names, addresses, and phone numbers for Delaware Division officers and chairmen, as well as contact information for officers and chairmen from each branch.

1941-1949   [Box 1 F27]

1950-1959   [Box 1 F28]

1960-1966   [Box 2 F29]

1967-1969   [Box 2 F30]

1970-1973   [Box 2 F31]

1974-1976   [Box 2 F32]

1977-1979   [Box 2 F33]

1980-1982   [Box 2 F34]

1983-1987   [Box 2 F35]

1988-1991   [Box 2 F36]

1992-1999   [Box 2 F37]

2000-2003   [Box 2 F38]

Subseries I.D. Newsletters, 1954-2009

The Delaware Division Bulletin was first published in 1954 as a bi-annual publication. The name was changed to the First Stater in 1982. Two copies for most issues and any missing issues may be found in the President's files.

Delaware Division Bulletin, 1954-2009

1954-1959   [Box 2 F39]

1960-1969   [Box 2 F40]

1970-1979   [Box 2 F41]

1980-1989   [Box 2 F42]

1990-1999   [Box 2 F43]

2000-2009   [Box 2 F44]

Does not include issues from 2004 to 2008.

Subseries I.E. President's files, 1940-2000

The President's files are organized in chronological order but the papers inside have been left in the order kept by the president. Most presidents served for two years but in some cases terms were cut short. Each file is a collection of papers that each woman chose to save during her time in office, so some are more complete than others. Contents can include budgets, newsletters, branch reports, photos, annual reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, convention programs and agendas, etc. No file was available on Eleanor Grettum (1952-1953), Lillian Paschall (1953), or Mary Bass (1966-1967).

Katharine Smith, 1940-1942   [Box 2 F45]

Elsie Swezey, 1942-1944   [Box 2 F46]

Helen Sedwick, 1944-1946   [Box 2 F47]

Ida Phillips, 1946-1948   [Box 2 F48]

Virginia Rigby, 1948-1950   [Box 2 F49]

Jean Waller, 1950-1952   [Box 2 F50]

Margaret Van Brunt, 1954-1956   [Box 2 F51]

Cornelia Jones, 1956-1958   [Box 2 F52]

Roslyn Levinson, 1958-1960   [Box 2 F53]

Corinne Norling, 1960-1962   [Box 2 F54]

Helen Ellingboe, 1962-1964   [Box 2 F55]

Betty Dearing, 1964-1965   [Box 2 F56]

Esther Myers, 1965-1966   [Box 2 F57]

Loraine Olson, 1967-1968   [Box 2 F58]

Marjorie Disborough, 1968-1970   [Box 2 F59]

Annette Gruber, 1970-1972   [Box 2 F60]

Eugenia Gray, 1972-1974   [Box 3 F61]

Mary Bass, 1974-1976   [Box 3 F62]

Marion Stewart, 1976-1978   [Box 3 F63]

Nancy Stokes, 1978-1980   [Box 3 F64]

Louise Hoglund, 1980-1982   [Box 3 F65]

Dorothy Snee, 1982-1984   [Box 3 F66]

Jean Smith, 1984-1986   [Box 3 F67]

Sharon Campbell, 1986-1988   [Box 3 F68]

Gail Ames, 1988-1990   [Box 3 F69]

Jeanne Benin, 1990-1992   [Box 3 F70]

Sylvia DuRoss, 1992-1994   [Box 3 F71]

Wanda Simons, 1994-1996   [Box 3 F72]

Kathryn Szegda, 1996-1998   [Box 3 F73]

Kathy Jacobs, 1998-2000   [Box 3 F74]

Series II. History and memorabilia, 1922-2010

The material in this series documents the origin and historical development of the Delaware Division of the American Association of University Women. It is arranged in five subseries and chronologically within each series. It contains papers relating to the formation of the Delaware Division, as well as published histories written in 1960, 1988, and 1990. It also includes papers of the Wilmington Branch, awards, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, and "Delaware wrapping paper."

Subseries II.A. Origin and history, 1922-1990

Association of College Women meeting announcement, 1922   [Box 3 F1]

Pennsylvania-Delaware Division, 1936-1940   [Box 3 F2]

Delaware Division Nominating Ballot from 1936 and newsletters from 1939 and 1940.

Separation of Delaware AAUW from Pennsylvania-Delaware Division, 1940   [Box 3 F3]

Papers relating to the split as well as a history of the birth of the Delaware Division.

Delaware Division histories, 1940-1973   [Box 3 F4]

Handwritten and typed histories usually written by historian covering a short period of time.

A History of the First Twenty Years: Delaware Division AAUW, 1940-1960, 1961   [Box 3 F5]

13 copies

Booklet written by Helen Vincent Sedwick.

History of Delaware Division AAUW, 1960-1988, 1988   [Box 3 F6]

2 copies

Booklet written by Eugenia R. Gray.

History of Delaware Division AAUW, 1960-1990, circa 1990   [Box 3 F7]

2 copies

Booklet written by Eugenia R. Gray with addition of years 1988-90. (2 copies)

Relating to the Writing of Histories, 1949-1983   [Box 3 F8]

History of the Wilmington Branch, 1942-1983   [Box 3 F9]

Includes "Yearbook" for Wilmington Branch from 1942, "History of the Wilmington Branch," 1966-1983, and an undated survey of Wilmington Branch members

Subseries II.B. Awards, 1944-2010

Presented to Delaware AAUW from National AAUW, 1980-1992   [Box 3 F10]

Statements of recognition from Governors, 1984-2010   [Box 3 F11]

Delaware AAUW award recipients, 1944-2010   [Box 3 F12]

Includes a list of award recipients from 1944 through 1974 and one sample of a certificate awarded to a high school student for excellence in science and mathematics in 2010. The sample certificate has been removed to SPEC MSS oversize boxes (17 inches).

Subseries II.C. Scrapbooks, 1940-1972

Delaware Division scrapbook, 1940-1946   [Box 4 F13]

Includes newspaper clippings, photographs, papers, and programs from the National, State and Branch level.

Delaware Division scrapbook, 1954-1968   [Box 6 F14] (SPEC MSS manuscript boxes)

Includes newspaper clippings, programs, Bulletin copies, and papers.

Items removed from Delaware Division scrapbook, 1954-1968   [Box 4 F15]

Folder contains newspaper articles removed from the scrapbook for conservation purposes.

Delaware Division scrapbook, 1965-1968   [Box 7 F16] (SPEC MSS manuscript boxes)

Includes newspaper clippings, programs, and papers.

Delaware Division scrapbook, 1969-1972   [Box 8 F17] (SPEC MSS manuscript boxes)

Includes mainly newspaper clippings with a few programs.

Items removed from Delaware Division scrapbook, 1969-1972   [Box 4 F18]

Folder contains papers removed from the scrapbook for conservation purposes.

Subseries II.D. Newspaper clippings, 1939-2002

1939-1959   [Box 4 F19]

1960-1972   [Box 4 F20]

1974-1978   [Box 4 F21]

1978-2002   [Box 4 F22]

Subseries II.E. Photographs and wrapping paper, 1968-2002

Photographs, 1968-2002   [Box 4 F23]

Delaware Division Photo Album, 1992-1996   [Box 4 F24]

Contents were removed from original binder and re-housed.

"Delaware Wrapping Paper", 1984   [Box 4 F25] (SPEC MSS oversize mapcases)

"Designed by Trina Gardner to benefit AAUW's Educational Foundation." Signed by Gardner and notarized "Nancy T. Neal, April 27, 1984."

Series III. Projects and related information, 1948-1999

The material in this series documents the interests and activities of the Delaware Division of the American Association of University Women. It is arranged into six subseries of programs in which the AAUW was involved, including Children, Education, International Relations, Legislative, Libraries, and Status of Women.

Subseries III.A. Children, 1954-1979

Projects are organized in chronological order.

Delaware's Children and Youth in 1954: Their Needs and Problems booklet, 1954   [Box 4 F1]

Report of the Fourth Annual Conference of the Delaware Commission on Children and Youth

Gov. Bacon Health Center project, 1954-1959   [Box 4 F2]

Includes correspondence and the preliminary report.

White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1960   [Box 4 F3]

Delegate's workbook.

Where Do Children Go? Study for Action, 1970   [Box 4 F4]

2 copies

Study by Delaware Division on "Delaware's Protective Services to Children."

Child Protective Services, 1970-1971   [Box 4 F5]

Includes 1970 study results and related materials.

International Year of the Child, 1979   [Box 4 F6]

Forum on the Family, 1979   [Box 4 F7]

Sponsored by the Delaware Cooperative Extension Service and the Delaware Humanities Forum.

Subseries III.B. Education, 1947-1991

Projects are organized in chronological order, followed by material collected on education and specific long-term Delaware Division projects.

AAUW education programs and reports, 1950-1991   [Box 4 F8]

Study of Delaware public schools - notes and reports, 1947-1948   [Box 4 F9]

Study of Delaware public schools - correspondence, 1947-1948   [Box 4 F10]

Study of Delaware public schools - publicity, 1947-1948   [Box 4 F11]

Includes press release and newspaper clippings.

Report on Delaware school facilities, 1947   [Box 4 F12]

Taxation and financing of public schools, 1954-1955   [Box 4 F13]

Study conducted by the Delaware Division.

Know Your University Day, 1960-1965   [Box 4 F14]

Program for AAUW members at the University of Delaware.

"A Survey of Education Concerning the United Nations", undated   [Box 4 F15]

2 copies

Uncompleted survey.

Melby, Ernest O.
"Challenge to the Critics of the Schools", 1951   [Box 4 F16]

Originally appeared in the New York Times, September 23, 1951.

Perkins, John A.
"A Venture in Partnership" speech, 1956   [Box 4 F17]

Address given to Delaware Division.

Dr. Conant, James Bryant, 1958   [Box 4 F18]

Includes brochures and clippings related to Dr. Conant.

Meyer, Agnes E.
"Plea for Federal Support for Education" speech , 1958   [Box 4 F19]

Testimony to the General Education Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee.

A Matter of Concern: U.S. Education in 21st Century, 1991   [Box 4 F20]

1 copy

1 copy of booklet by Barbara M. Philbin, Speaker at 1991 State Convention.

Career guidance and counselors, 1956, undated   [Box 4 F21]

Council for Delaware Education, Inc., 1948-1953   [Box 4 F22]

Group that often worked with Delaware Division on education related concerns.

Educational television and radio, 1951-1957   [Box 4 F23]

The Delaware Division was one of the driving forces behind educational television in Delaware.

Family life, 1968   [Box 4 F24]

Includes "Family Life Education Survey."

Handicapped children, 1949-1950, undated   [Box 4 F25]

Integration of public schools, 1955   [Box 4 F26]

Publication sent from the National AAUW.

Kindergartens, 1948-1952   [Box 4 F27]

The Delaware Division worked to establish kindergartens in Delaware's public schools.

School drop-outs, 1957   [Box 4 F28]

Publication by the National AAUW.

Title IX, 1974-1978   [Box 4 F29]

Includes "Report on the Open Hearings on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972."

Unified School Legislation Committee, 1953-1955   [Box 4 F30]

Group that often worked with Delaware Division on education related concerns.

Subseries III.C. International, 1948-2002

Topics are in alphabetical order.

AAUW correspondence, 1948-1978   [Box 4 F31]

American foreign policy, 1970, undated   [Box 4 F32]

Topics include "Dilemmas and Realities of Power," "Foreign Aid," and "International Monetary Systems."

China, 1967, 1995, undated   [Box 4 F33]

Notes from study groups focused on China, as well as information about the 1995 Beijing Conference on Women's Issues.

Delaware Council for International Visitors (DELCIV), 1960-2002   [Box 4 F34]

Group that the Delaware Division worked closely with to welcome foreign visitors to Delaware. Contents include two brochures on visiting Wilmington (1960) and Delaware (1973).

Environment, 1972, undated   [Box 4 F35]

Student aid, 1978-1980   [Box 4 F36]

Delaware Division often provided scholarships for foreign students to come to the United States.

Study groups, 1965-1990   [Box 4 F37]

The Delaware Division held numerous international relations study groups throughout its history. Topics represented here include the United Nations (1965), Balkan Countries (1982-83), Africa (1983-84), Far East (1984-85), Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia (1985-86), United Kingdom and Ireland (1986-87), India (1989-90), East European (1990), and Central America (1991-92).

Subseries III.D. Legislative, 1940-1983

Organized chronologically into legislative reports of Delaware Division and other administrative papers, which are followed by specific legislative projects and programming in alphabetical order.

Reports, 1940-1979

1940-1949   [Box 4 F38]

Written by legislative chairmen.

1950-1959   [Box 4 F39]

1960-1969   [Box 4 F40]

1970-1979   [Box 4 F41]

Fall workshop: "How to Play the Legislative Game", 1974   [Box 4 F42]

AAUW policies and procedures, 1968-1981   [Box 4 F43]

General Assembly lists, 1953, 1975   [Box 4 F44]

Equal Rights Amendment, 1972-1983   [Box 4 F45]

Although originally opposed to the ERA, the AAUW worked for its passage extensively throughout the 1970s and 80s.

Education, 1953-1981   [Box 4 F46]

Mostly relates to education legislation in the Delaware Assembly.

Environment, 1969-1980   [Box 4 F47]

Includes booklet called "Oil and the Coastal Zone" published by the Delaware Division in 1975.

National and International Issues, 1960-1968   [Box 4 F48]

Contains letters from U.S. senators addressing AAUW concerns.

Other AAUW projects, 1953-1981   [Box 4 F49]

Subseries III.E. Libraries, 1953-1979

Organized in chronological order.

1953-1954 Library Study, 1953-1956

Correspondence, 1953-1956   [Box 4 F50]

Conducted by the Delaware Division.

Reports and related materials, 1953-1956   [Box 4 F51]

Results, circa 1953-1956   [Box 4 F52]

Publicity, 1954-1955   [Box 4 F53]

Includes January 1955 Journal of the National AAUW as well as newspaper clippings.

Library Study surveys-part one, 1953   [Box 4 F54]

Library Study surveys-part two, 1953-1954   [Box 5 F55]

Library Study surveys-part three, 1953   [Box 5 F56]

Newark Branch Library Study, 1960-1961   [Box 5 F57]

Conducted by the Newark Branch of the Delaware Division.

Library Development workshop, 1961   [Box 5 F58]

Sponsored by the School Library Development Project.

Governor's Conference, 1963-1966   [Box 5 F59]

Newark Branch Library study, 1974-1975   [Box 5 F60]

Conducted by the Newark Branch of the Delaware Division.

Nomination of George V. Kirk, 1975   [Box 5 F61]

Nominated for the Delaware Learning Resources Association's 1975 Administrator-of-the-Year award.

1978-1979 Study-correspondence, 1978-1979   [Box 5 F62]

Conducted by the Delaware Division.

1978-1979 Study-notes and surveys, 1978-1979   [Box 5 F63]

Subseries III.F. Status of Women, 1946-1999

Reports, 1950-1972   [Box 5 F64]

Written by Status of Women chairmen.

Sight and Sound show, 1974   [Box 5 F65]

Includes script of show for slide show and rationale behind project.

Female education, 1949-1999   [Box 5 F66]

Wilfreda J. Lytle, 1947-1970   [Box 5 F67]

AAUW member who was the first female legislator in Delaware.

University of Delaware, 1946-1978   [Box 5 F68]

Women's Council, 1971-1986   [Box 5 F69]

Fall workshop on women, 1972   [Box 5 F70]

Other women's issues, 1979-1996   [Box 5 F71]

Includes information on women's work, sexual harassment, and divorce laws.

Subseries III.G. Voter Education, 1992-2000

Voter Education, 1992-2000   [Box 5 F72]

Includes clippings, memos, worksheets, guides, correspondence, and programs related to the Division's voter education campaign.

Series IV. Local Branches, 1947-2002
Dover, 1947

Dover Branch of the A.A.U.W. History, 1938-1947, 1947 May 19   [Box 5 F1]

Georgetown, 1960-1996

Georgetown, 1960-1996   [Box 5 F2]

Includes a newspaper clipping, program newsletters (1994-1996), and a written history of the branch entitled "Georgetown (DE) Branch AAUW, 1957-1990."

Seaford, 2001-2002

Branches in Transition meeting agenda and Branch Spring Report, 2001-2002   [Box 5 F3]

Series V. National AAUW, 1982-2004

Memos, 2002-2003   [Box 5 F1]

List of State Program Vice Presidents, 2003-2004   [Box 5 F2]

Shaping Our Future workshop, 2002   [Box 5 F3]

Includes printed presentation slides and worksheets from the 2002 workshop.

National publications, 1982-2003

The AAUW Style Guide, 1994 April   [Box 5 F4]

Brochures, 1982-2001   [Box 5 F5]

Building on Beijing: United States NGOs Shape a Women's National Action Agenda. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 1997., 1997   [Box 5 F6]

Published in cooperation with the Stanley Foundation, American Association of University Women, Church Women United, National Association of Commissions for Women, and Women's Environment & Development Organization. Edited by Susan Morse.

Separated by Sex: A Critical Look at Single-Sex Education for Girls. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 1998., 1998   [Box 5 F7]

A newspaper clipping entitled "Maybe Boys Aren't So Yucky After All" from a March 15, 1998 edition of the New York Times is taped to the inside front cover.

Gender Gaps: Where Schools Still Fail Our Children. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 1998., 1998   [Box 5 F8]

Researched by the American Institutes for Research. Folder also includes several lists of talking points, messages and soundbites, and sample news releases for the publication.

Gender Gaps: Where Schools Still Fail Our Children: Executive Summary. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 1998., 1998   [Box 5 F9]

Researched by the American Institutes for Research.

Gaining a Foothold: Women's Transitions Through Work and College. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 1999., 1999   [Box 5 F10]

Researched by DYG Inc., and Lake Snell Perry and Associates.

Voices of a Generation: Teenage Girls on Sex, School, and Self. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 1999., 1999   [Box 5 F11]

Researched and written by Pamela Haag.

Community Coalitions Manual: With Lessons Learned from the Girls Can! Project. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2000., 2000   [Box 5 F12]

A License for Bias: Sex Discrimination, Schools, and Title IX. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Legal Advocacy Fund, 2000., 2000   [Box 5 F13]

Tech-Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2000., 2000   [Box 5 F14]

By the AAUW Educational Foundation Commission on Technology, Gender, and Teacher Education.

Beyond the "Gender Wars:" A Conversation About Girls, Boys, and Education. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2001., 2001   [Box 5 F15]

Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can: Latinas in School. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2001., 2001   [Box 5 F16]

Written by Angela Ginorio and Michelle Huston.

The Third Shift: Women Learning Online. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2001., 2001   [Box 5 F17]

2 copies

Written by Cheris Kramarae, 1999-2000 AAUW Educational Foundation Scholar-in-Residence.

Title IX at 30 Report Card on Gender Equity. Washington, DC: National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education, 2002., 2002 June   [Box 5 F18]

A report of the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education.

Women at Work. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2003., 2003   [Box 5 F19]

Includes both the publication and the corresponding "Action Guide." Also includes several copies of the AAUW Convention Daily newsletters from the convention held in Providence, Rhode Island. Newsletters are held for June 20 through June 23, 2003. These newsletters were originally laid in the Women at Work publication.

Women in Charge: Bold, Innovative, Collaborative. Washington, DC: American Association of University Women, 2003., 2003   [Box 5 F20]

Program from the Pre-Convention Institutes for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders and AAUW National Convention held in Providence, Rhode Island, June 19-23, 2003.

Multimedia, 1993-1995

Three videotaped programs, 1993-1995   [Box 5 F21] (SPEC Media video cassettes (VHS))

3 VHS tapes

Includes the following videotaped programs from the national AAUW: "Vision, Voice, Victory" (1993), "Girls Can!" (1994), and "Speaking Out for Justice" (1995).