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Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Online Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1. Publications, 1948-1988.

Series 2. President's Records, 1948-1988, and undated.

Series 3. Minutes and Ledgers, 1948-1983.

Series 4. 1948-1975.

Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the American Association of University Women, Bryan-College Station Branch Records:

1947-1988



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator American Association of University Women. Texas Division. Bryan-College Station Branch.
Title Inventory of The American Association of University Women, Bryan-College Station Branch Records
Dates 1947-1988
Abstract The Bryan-College Station Branch of the American Association of University Women originated in 1948 with seventy-one charter members under the leadership of Mrs. Omar Sperry. Since its inception the branch has been actively involved in many civic improvement projects for the cities of Bryan and College Station. Among the activities which have highlighted their history are creating a Friends of the Public Library organization in 1955; beginning the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural Science in 1961; developing local day care centers in the 1960's; and creating a coalition of organizations through a "women's conference" in 1978. These records consist of AAUW publications, president's records spanning the organization's forty-year history, and information regarding the branch's involement in supporting the Bryan Day Care Center, as well as four scrapbooks.
Identification Texas MSS 00039
Extent 6 linear feet
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Historical Note

The Bryan-College Station Branch of the American Association of University Women originated in 1948 with seventy-one charter members under the leadership of Mrs. Omar Sperry. Since its inception the branch has been actively involved in many civic improvement projects for the cities of Bryan and College Station, Tex. Among the activities which have highlighted their history are creating a Friends of the Public Library organization in 1955; beginning the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural Science in 1961; developing local day care centers in the 1960's; and creating a coalition of organizations through a "women's conference" in 1978.

The American Association of University Women was created over a century ago when seventeen college alumnae met in Boston, Mass. to discuss the possibility of forming an organization for women college graduates. The intent of this organization was to expand the range of professional opportunities available for female college graduates, and to enable more women to pursue higher education in the future.

In 1882, one year after this original meeting, the Assocation of Collegiate Alumnae was formed. It consisted of sixty-five graduates from eight different colleges and universities. By 1884, local branches were being added to the parent organization, and in 1889 a membership policy was codified which specified certain standards to be met by its members.

Since those early years, the organization, now called the American Association of University Women, has become nationwide. In 1882 it celebrated its 100th anniversary with over 140,000 members. Significantly, since 1987 these members have included men.

The AAUW has, however, achieved much more than just membership growth. Its services to higher education and the community in general have been great. Hospitality programs for foreign students, graduate fellowships for women scholars, educational legislation committees, adult education programs and current issue workshops are a few of these outstanding accomplishments.

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Scope and Content Note

These records consist of AAUW publications, president's records spanning the organization's forty-year history, and information regarding the branch's involement in supporting the Bryan Day Care Center, as well as four scrapbooks.

Association publications include the newsletter from the local branch, as well as journals, newspapers, and bulletins published by the national and international parent organizations. Included in the president's records are branch reports, rosters, financial information, and correspondence. Also present are minutes and other records pertaining to the Bryan Day Care Center and the AAUW's contributions to it. In addition, one file in the collection contains a brief history of the local organization, begining with its inception in 1948 and reviewing important milestones of each year up to 1980.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into four series: Series 1. Publications; Series 2. Presidents' Records; Series 3. Minutes; Series 4. Bryan Day Care Center. Items Separated include four scrapbooks.

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged chronologically within each series.

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Restrictions

Access

No restrictions.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Online Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
Sperry, Omar, Mrs.
Organizations
American Association of University Women. Texas Division. Bryan-College Station Branch.
Carnegie Public Library (Bryan, Tex.). Friends.
American Association of University Women--History.
American Association of University Women. Texas Division. Bryan-College Station Branch.--History.
American Association of University Women. Texas Division.
Bryan Day Care Center (Bryan, Tex.).
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History (Bryan, Tex.).
International Federation of University Women.
American Association of University Women. Educational Foundation.
Subjects
Museums and women.
Scholarships--Texas.
College graduates--United States.
Women--Societies and clubs.
Professional education of women.
Women--Employment.
Women--Education (Higher).
Women--Education (Graduate).
Libraries and women.
Adult education.
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae.
Day care centers--Texas--Bryan.
Libraries--Texas--Brazos County.
Adult education.
Places
Brazos River Valley (Tex.).
Bryan (Tex.).
College Station (Tex.).
Titles
AAUW journal.
Graduate woman.
Journal of the American Association of University Women.
University woman.
Bulletin of Texas Division, American Association of University Women.
Texas Division bulletin.
International Federation of University Women newsletter.
General director's letter.
AAUW journal. Newspaper.
The biennial record of the American Association of University Women.

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Separated Material

Items separated include four scrapbooks: 1948-52; 1952-61; 1961-1969; 1977-87.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Received from Sheryl Taylor, President of the American Association of University Women, Bryan-College Station Branch, in 1973, 1980, and 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa L. Smith and Nancy M. Bertsch in 1989.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Series 1. Publications, 1948-1988.

History of the organization, 1948-80, Newsletter,1948-88, Texas Division Bulletin, 1947-65, University Woman, 1965-88, General Director's Letter, 1955-70, AAUW Journal, 1965-77, Graduate Woman, 1979-88, AAUW Journal Newspaper, 1970-78, IFUW Newsletter, 1951-79, IFUW Constitution and By-laws, 1977.
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1-1 History of the organization, 1948-80
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1-2 Newsletter and Texas Division Bulletin, 1948-49
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1-3 Newsletter and Texas Division Bulletin, 1949-50
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1-4 Newsletter and Texas Division Bulletin, 1950-51
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1-5 Newsletter and Texas Division Bulletin, 1951-52
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1-6 Newsletter and Texas Division Bulletin, 1952-53
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1-7 Newsletter, 1953-54
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1-8 Newsletter, 1954-55
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1-9 Newsletter, 1955-57
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1-10 Newsletter, 1957-58
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1-11 Newsletter, 1958-60
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1-12 Newsletter, 1960-62
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1-13 Newsletter, 1962-64
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1-14 Newsletter, 1964-66
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1-15 Newsletter, 1966-68
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1-16 Newsletter, 1968-70
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1-17 Newsletter, 1970-72
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1-18 Newsletter, 1972-74
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1-19 Newsletter, 1974-76
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1-20 Newsletter, 1976-78
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1-21 Newsletter, 1978-80
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1-22 Newsletter, 1980-81
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1-23 Newsletter, 1981-82
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1-24 Newsletter, 1982-87
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1-25 Newsletter, 1987-88
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1-26 Texas Division Bulletin, 1947-48
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1-27 Texas Division Bulletin, 1953-57
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1-28 Texas Division Bulletin, 1957-62
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1-29 Texas Division Bulletin, 1962-65
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1-30 University Woman, 1965-68
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1-31 University Woman, 1968-72
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1-32 University Woman, 1972-76
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1-33 University Woman, 1976-77
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1-34 University Woman, 1977-78
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1-35 University Woman, 1978-79
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1-36 University Woman, 1979-82
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1-37 University Woman, 1982-83
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1-38 University Woman, 1983-85
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1-39 University Woman, 1985-86
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1-40 University Woman, 1986-88
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1-41 General Director's Letter, April 1955
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1-42 General Director's Letter, June 1960
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1-43 General Director's Letter, April 1962
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1-44 General Director's Letter, Sept. 1962
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1-45 General Director's Letter, Feb. 1963
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1-46 General Director's Letter, Feb. 1964, Feb. 1965
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1-47 General Director's Letter, April 1968
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1-48 General Director's Letter, Sept. 1968
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1-49 General Director's Letter, Feb. 1969
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1-50 General Director's Letter, Sept. 1969
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1-51 General Director's Letter, April 1970
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1-52 AAUW Journal, Oct. 1965
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1-53 AAUW Journal, Jan. 1966
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1-54 AAUW Journal, Mar. 1966
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1-55 AAUW Journal, May 1966
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1-56 AAUW Journal, Mar. 1967
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1-57 AAUW Journal, Oct. 1967
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1-58 AAUW Journal, Jan. 1968
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1-59 AAUW Journal, Mar. 1968
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1-60 AAUW Journal, May 1968
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1-61 AAUW Journal, Jan. 1969
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1-62 AAUW Journal, Mar. 1969
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1-63 AAUW Journal, May 1969
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1-64 AAUW Journal, Jan. 1970
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1-65 AAUW Journal, Mar. 1970
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1-66 AAUW Journal, May 1970
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1-67 AAUW Journal, Nov. 1970
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1-68 AAUW Journal, April 1971
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1-69 AAUW Journal, Nov. 1971
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1-70 AAUW Journal, April 1972
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1-71 AAUW Journal, Nov. 1972
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1-72 AAUW Journal, April 1973
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1-73 AAUW Journal, Nov. 1973
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1-74 AAUW Journal, April 1974
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1-75 AAUW Journal, Nov. 1974
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1-76 AAUW Journal, April 1975
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1-77 AAUW Journal, Nov. 1975
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1-78 AAUW Journal, April 1976
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1-79 AAUW Journal, Nov. 1976
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1-80 AAUW Journal, April 1977
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1-81 AAUW Journal, Nov. 1977
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2-1 Graduate Woman, 1978
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2-2 Graduate Woman, Jan. - April 1979
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2-3 Graduate Woman, May - Aug. 1979
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2-4 Graduate Woman, Sept. - Dec. 1979
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2-5 Graduate Woman, Jan. - April 1980
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2-6 Graduate Woman, May - Aug. 1980
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2-7 Graduate Woman, Sept. - Dec. 1980
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2-8 Graduate Woman, Jan. - April 1981
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2-9 Graduate Woman, May - Aug. 1981
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2-10 Graduate Woman, Sept. - Dec. 1981
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2-11 Graduate Woman, Jan. - April 1982
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2-12 Graduate Woman, May - Aug. 1982
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2-13 Graduate Woman, Sept. - Dec. 1982
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2-14 Graduate Woman, Jan. - April 1983
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2-15 Graduate Woman, May - Aug. 1983
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2-16 Graduate Woman, Sept. - Dec. 1983
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2-17 Graduate Woman, Jan. - April 1984
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2-18 Graduate Woman, May - Aug. 1984
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2-19 Graduate Woman, Sept. - Dec. 1984
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2-20 Graduate Woman, Jan. - Mar. 1985
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2-21 Graduate Woman, April - June 1985
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2-22 Graduate Woman, July - Dec. 1985
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2-23 Graduate Woman, Jan. - Mar. 1986
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2-24 Graduate Woman, May - Aug. 1986
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2-25 Graduate Woman, Sept. - Dec. 1986
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2-26 Graduate Woman, Jan. - April 1987
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2-27 Graduate Woman, May - Aug. 1987
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2-28 Graduate Woman, Sept. - Dec. 1987
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2-29 Graduate Woman, Jan. - April 1988
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2-30 Graduate Woman, May - June 1988
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2-31 AAUW Journal Newspaper, 1970-71
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2-32 AAUW Journal Newspaper, 1971-72
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2-33 AAUW Journal Newspaper, 1972-73
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2-34 AAUW Journal Newspaper, 1973-74
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2-35 AAUW Journal Newspaper, 1974-75
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2-36 AAUW Journal Newspaper, 1975-76
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2-37 AAUW Journal Newspaper, 1976-77
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2-38 AAUW Journal Newspaper, 1977-78
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2-39 IFUW Newsletter, 1951-66
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2-40 IFUW Newsletter, 1978-79
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2-41 Biennial Reports, 1961
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2-42 Biennial Reports, 1965
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2-43 Biennial Reports, 1967
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2-44 Biennial Reports, 1969
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2-45 Biennial Reports, 1971
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2-46 Biennial Reports of AAUW Educational Foundation, 1965, 1967
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2-47 Biennial Reports of AAUW Educational Foundation, 1969, 1971
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2-48 IFUW Bulletin, Dec. 1962
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2-49 IFUW Bulletin, Dec. 1963
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2-50 IFUW Constitution and By-laws, 1977

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Series 2. President's Records, 1948-1988, and undated.

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2-51 President's records, 1948-50
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2-52 President's records, 1950-52
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2-53 President's records, 1952-53
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2-54 President's records, 1953-54
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2-55 President's records, 1954-58
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2-56 President's records, 1958-60
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3-1 President's records, 1960-61
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3-2 President's records, 1961-62
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3-3 President's records, 1962-63 (1)
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3-4 President's records, 1962-63 (2)
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3-5 President's records, 1963-64
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3-6 President's records, 1964-65
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3-7 President's records, 1965-66
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3-8 President's records, 1966-68
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3-9 President's records, 1968-70
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3-10 President's records, 1970-71
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3-11 President's records, 1971-72
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3-12 President's records, 1972-73 (1)
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3-13 President's records, 1972-73 (2)
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3-14 President's records, 1973-74
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3-15 President's records, 1974-75
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3-16 President's records, 1975-76
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3-17 President's records, 1976-77
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3-18 President's records, 1977-78 (1)
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3-19 President's records, 1977-78 (2)
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3-20 President's records, 1978-79 (1)
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3-21 President's records, 1978-79 (2)
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3-22 President's records, 1979-80
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3-23 President's records, 1980-81
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3-24 President's records, 1981-82
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3-25 President's records, 1982-83 (1)
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3-26 President's records, 1982-83 (2)
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3-27 President's records, 1983-84
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3-28 President's records, 1984-85
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3-29 President's records, 1985-86
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3-30 President's records, 1986-87
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3-31 President's records, 1987-88
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3-32 President's records, undated

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Series 3. Minutes and Ledgers, 1948-1983.

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4-1 Minute book, 1948-54
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4-2 Minute book, 1954-63
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4-3 President's records, 1963-77
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5-1 Minute book, 1977-83
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5-2 Ledger, 1948-62

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Series 4. Bryan Day Care Center. 1948-1975.

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6-1 Bryan Day Care Center - by-laws and background
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6-2 Bryan Day Care Center - misc. papers
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6-3 Bryan Day Care Center - meeting minutes, 1968-70
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6-4 Bryan Day Care Center - meeting minutes, 1971 - Oct. 1972
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6-5 Bryan Day Care Center - meeting minutes, Nov. 1972-1975

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