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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Collection Summary

History of the Association

Arrangement of the Papers/Records

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1926-69 & 1975-77

Series 2: History of Division

Series 3 : Constitution and Bylaws, 1928-96 (not inclusive)

1926-2001

Series 5: President Files, 1926-

Series 6: Treasurer Files, 1927-96

Series 7: Secretary Files, 1934-2000

Series 8: Committees

Series 9: Districts, 1957-95

Series 10: Interbranch Councils, 1973-2002

Series 11: State Conventions, 1926-2002

Series 12: State Conferences, 1941-2001

Series 13: Publications

Series 14: Photographs, 1932-1990's

Series 15: Certificates and Awards

Series 16: Artifacts and Mementos

Series 17: Posters

Series 18: Scrapbooks

Series 19: Audio Visual Histories

Series 20: Texas State Local Branch Records

Series 21: Other State Divisions

Series 22: South West Central Region

Series 23: National

Series 24: International Federation of University Women (IFUW), 1947-94

Addendum A: AAUW-Texas Minutes with Notes

Addendum B: AAUW-Texas State Conventions

Addendum C: History of the AAUW Texas Archives at Texas Woman's University

Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

American Association of University Women - Texas

An Inventory to the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: American Association of University Women - Texas
Title: American Association of University Women - Texas
Date: 1926 - .
Abstract: The American Association for University Women Texas (AAUW Texas) was established in 1926 under the umbrella of the national AAUW (formed in 1882),whose mission was to "unite alumnae of different institutions for practical educational work." The Texas Association prides itself in its work to creat educational and equity opportunities for women and girls. The state records include extensive files on the history of the organization, constitution and bylaws, presidential and board records including minutes and reports, club histories, yearbooks, constitution, and bylaws, newsclippings, photographs, and scrapbooks, documenting the scholarships, and programs conducted locally.
Location: Mss. 40
Size: 166 cubic feet.
Repository Texas Woman's University, The Woman's Collection

History of the Association

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was formed as the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA) in 1882. Their mission was to "unite alumnae of different institution for practical educational work." Within two years, there were 356 members in ACA. Eventually, members began creating local groups called branches; Washington, D.C. was the first branch and other branches were created accordingly.

The first branch formed in Texas was the Dallas branch in 1908, under the name The College Club. In 1912, in order to communicate more effectively with branches, ACA divided the country into sections (now called regions), each with an elected national officer called Regional Vice President. The state of Texas fell within the Southwest Central Section. During WWI, the difficulty in holding conferences among the sections drove the need for state divisions. The impulse to form a state division in Texas originally came from the second branch formed in Texas, the San Antonio branch, established in 1909, under the Southern Association of College Women (SACW). Later in 1921, SACW joined ACA in becoming AAUW. In order to discuss forming a state division, the San Antonio branch asked each Texas branch to send one delegate to the State Teacher's Association meeting in the fall of 1924. Unfortunately, not enough delegates attended and no organization was formed. Again, in 1925, the San Antonio branch called for delegates to attend the state Teacher's Association meeting, but again no state organization was formed.

The first Southwest Central Regional conference held in 1926 was the final impetus in organizing a Texas state division. At the conference in April 1926, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Mrs. Jessie Daniel Ames was elected chairman of the temporary organization, and the first convention of the Texas Division was arranged for October 8 and 9, 1926 at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. At the time of first convention, the Texas Division consisted of 10 charter branches, including Amarillo, Austin, Commerce, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Georgetown, Lubbock, San Antonio, and Waco and contained fewer than 600 members. Since then, AAUW Texas has grown to 17 branches and more than 3,000 members. AAUW Texas prides itself in its work to create educational and equity opportunities for women and girls.

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Arrangement of the Papers/Records

Series 1: Division History Scrapbook
Series 2: History of Division
Series 3: Constitution and Bylaws
Series 4: Minutes
Series 5: President Files
Series 6: Treasurer Files
Series 7: Secretary Files
Series 8: Committees
Series 9: Districts
Series 10: Interbranch Councils
Series 11: Division Conventions
Series 12: Division Conferences
Series 13: Publications
Series 14: Photographs
Series 15: Certificates and Awards
Series 16: Artifacts and Mementos
Series 17: Posters
Series 18: Scrapbooks
Series 19: Audio Visual Histories
Series 20: Texas State Local Branch Records
Series 21: Other State Divisions
Series 22: Southwest Central Region
Series 23: National
Series 24: International Federation of University Women

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Restrictions

Access to the Collection:

Open for research.

Publication and Copyright Statements:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Coordinator for Special Collections. Where copyright is unclear, all responsibility must be assumed by the user.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

AAUW Texas State Board first began depositing their inactive files at Texas Woman's University around 1948 after Dr. Autrey Nell Wiley, member of AAUW and professor of English, secured a permanent repository in the Library through Dr. Hubbard, president of Texas Woman's University. Between the years of 1948 and 1980 the inactive files of AAUW Texas moved from the Library to the old Household Arts building to the Arts and Sciences building and back to the Library. Over the years, the repository accumulated thousands of historical records; including minutes, correspondence, and memorabilia dating all the way back to the beginning of the organization in 1926. In 1980, Elizabeth Snapp, President of the Denton Branch AAUW and Assistant Director of TWU's Library, began organizing the State's inactive files and preparing them as an archival collection. In addition, in 1980, AAUW Texas Branches began sending in their inactive files to add to the State archive. Currently, the AAUW-TX collection contains over 200 cubic feet, including state records as well as records from more than 60 branches. For more information, see the "History of the AAUW Texas Archives at Texas Woman's University" in Box #1 and Addendum C at the end of this inventory.

Processed/Encoded by: Ranu Singhvi

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Division History Scrapbooks 1926-69 & 1975-77

Nineteen bound scrapbooks containing photos, vitas, newspaper articles, minutes, programs, etc.
Box
1- 1 Vols, I-VI (1926-1943)
Box
1-2 Vols, VII-XI (1943-51)
Box
1-3 Vols, XII-XV (1951-1959)
Box
1-4 Vols, XVI-XIX (1959-1965)
Box
1-5 Vols, XX-XXIII (1965-1977)

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Series 2: History of Division

Box
2-1 Includes correspondence to form AAUW Texas, various written histories of AAUW Texas and the history of the AAUW Texas archives at Texas Woman's University. SEE ALSO, COMMITTEES-HISTORY.

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Series 3 : Constitution and Bylaws, 1928-96 (not inclusive)

Box
3-1 Includes constitutions and bylaws for the Texas Division. SEE ALSO, COMMITTEES-BYLAWS.

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Series 4 : Minutes, 1926-2001

Includes agendas, recorded minutes, and committee reports of board meetings; minutes, proceedings, and committee reports of State Conventions; and agendas and minutes of Neighbourhood Conferences. SEE ALSO, ADDENDUM FOR A SPECIFIC DATES AND NOTES.
Box
4-1 10/8/1926 - 4/19/1947
Box
4-2 10/11/1947-4/10/1969
Box
4-3 8/7/1969 - 1/7/1980
Box
4-4 7/17/1980 - 4/22/1990
Box
4-5 7/6/1990 - 10/19/2001

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Series 5: President Files, 1926-

Box
5-1 Mrs. Jessie Daniel Ames (Georgetown),1926
Interesting issues:
Resigned from the office of AAUW Texas State President four days after being elected during the first Texas division convention(Minutes-10/13/1926).
Notable Correspondents:
Jessie Humphries (Minutes-10/13/1926).(6/14/1926: Ames-Correspondents)President of Texas Colleges and universities ( Ames-Correspondence).
Barbara Sells Burke (Mrs. H.C. Jr.; Fort Worth),1926-28
Interesting issues:
Confusion regarding the recognition of Texas Colleges and Universities on the AAUW Approved Membership List (Burke-Correspondence to recognize Colleges and Universities);Mrs. Burke was also the first SWC Regional VP from Texas (1928-29).
Notable correspondents:
Jessie Humphries (Burke-Correspondence to recognize Colleges and Universities);Jessie Daniel Ames (8/26/1927: Burke-Convention Correspondence).
Anna A. Sellards (Mrs. E. H., Fort Worth),1928-30
Notable Correspondents:
Kathryn McHale, for bio see Texas Division Bulletin, Volume XIII, Number 2 (Sellards-Correspondence with General Director);
Charlotte Howe Wyatt (Mrs. Earl G.; Amarillo),1930-32
Interesting issues:
Confusion over whether the Texarkana branch should affiliate with Texas or Arkansas (Wyatt-Correspondence to form branches); Helen Marr Kirby International Fellowship began; there was 100% participation in the fellowship program.
Notable Correspondents:
Autrey Nell Wiley (Wyatt-Correspondence with Autrey Nell Wiley).
Miss Gladys E. Morgan (San Antonio),1932-34
Dr. Evelyn M. Carrington (Dallas),1934-36
Interesting issues:
Professor of Psychology at TWU from 1941-1952; AAUW Texas supports the ratification of the Child Labor Amendment in Texas (Carrington- Correspondence with National); branches are discouraged to affiliate with the Federation of Women's Clubs(1/11/1935: Carrington-Correspondence with National)
Notable Correspondents:
Kathryn McHale (Carrington- Correspondence with National) ; Presidents of Texas Colleges and Universities(Carrington-Correspondence to recognize Colleges and Universities and Carrington-Convention Correspondence 1935-36);Miss Grace Wilkie, SWC Regional VP(Carrington-Convention Correspondence 1935-36);Ruth Corning, Secretary to Dallas Mayor George Sergeant (Carrington-Convention Correspondence] 935- 36).
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5-2 Fanny W. Alexander (Mrs. I. M.; Corpus Christi), 1936-38
Interesting issues:
Start of Neighborhood Conferences; questions about Texas Technological Institute's and Mary-Hardin Baylor College's recognition by AAUW (Alexander-Correspondence to recognize Colleges and Universities);AAUW is against the passage of the ERA (Journal of AAUW, April 1938).
Notable Correspondents:
Kathryn McHale (Alexander-Correspondence with National); Virginia C. Gildersleeve(1/10/1938.- Alexander-Convention Correspondence);Meta Glass (2/7/1938; Alexander-Convention Correspondence);Mary R. Beard (3/22/1938.- Alexander-Convention Correspondence).
Dr. Anna I. Powell (Denton),1938-41
Interesting issues:
AAUW joins the Women's Centennial Congress upon invitation by Carrie Chapman Catt (4/4/1940.- Powell-Correspondence with National & 8/5/1940: Powell-Correspondence with other Organizations); AAUW Texas becomes involved in the War Relief Project collecting funds and arranging for homes for university women in Europe (Beginning with 6/26/1940: Powell-Correspondence with National);AAUW Texas sets up a War Relief Committee; AAUW Texas sends each South American International Federation of University Women a subscription to the Latin American edition of Reader's Digest (Powell-Correspondence with International Federations of Women);the location of Camp Bowie made it impossible to hold a state convention in Brownwood (1/4/1941: Powell-Correspondence with Board Members); Abilene is chosen in place of Brownwood for state convention (1/13/1941: Powell-Correspondence with Board Members);AAUW Texas has a Branch History Contest (History Committee-Branch History Contest, 1939-40);Dr. Powell's house in Huntsville is now a county museum called the Gibbs-Powell House; Dr. Powell is the author of "Relations between the United States and Nicaragua, 1898-1916" in the Hispanic American Historical Review,Vol. 8, No. 1, Feb. 1928.
Notable Correspondents:
Kathryn McHale (Powell-Correspondence with National); Ruth Tryon(Powell-Correspondence with National); William Lee O'Daniel, Governor of Texas (1/14/1941: Powell-Correspondence with other organizations).
Carrie P. Brown (Mrs. A. A.; San Antonio),1941-43
Interesting issues:
AAUW National President Helen C. White gives a radio address about the war (9/29/1943.- Brown-General Correspondence with National); Dallas is chosen for the National Convention, (Brown-Convention. Correspondence); the national convention in Dallas is cancelled because of war restrictions and facility limitations (711011942.- Brown-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP); Prof Winifed Cullis visits Texas (Brown-Correspondence on Prof Cullis' Trip to Texas);State Convention in Waco cancelled(2/10/1943: Brown-Correspondence with Fanny Alexander); AAUW Texas plans a small scale state convention in Wichita Falls for 1943(8/1/1943: Brown-Letters to Branch Presidents);Dean Margaret Justin visits Texas (Brown-Correspondence on Dean Margaret Justin's trip to Texas); the first meeting of State Presidents is planned to be held in D.C. in 1943 (Brown-State Presidents Conference); Judge Sarah T. Hughes is appointed Chairman of the National Committee on Economic and Legal Status(Brown-Correspondence on Nominees for National Office);letter and booklet from the Maternal Health Center of Houston, later known as Planned Parenthood of Houston (3/28/1942: Brown-Correspondence with other Organizations).
Notable Correspondents:
Kathryn McHale (Brown-General Correspondence with National & Brown-Correspondence with General Director); Dean Margaret Justin (Brown-Convention Correspondence & Brown-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP) Prof Winifred Cullis (Brown-Correspondence on Prof Cullis' Trip to Texas); Judge Sarah T. Hughes (12/5/1942: Brown-Correspondence on Nominees for National Office); National Kindergarten Association (Brown-Correspondence with other Organizations).
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5-3 Merle Mears McClellan (Mrs. Clay, Mrs. J. Bruce Duncan; Waco),1943-45
Interesting issues:
U.S. government issues a travel ban in response to the war (1/9/1945: McClellan-Correspondence with General Director); AAUW national plans a travel-less national convention (3/9/1945.- McClellan-Form Letters from National & 1/23/1945 McClellan-Correspondence with General Director); AAUW Texas plans a state convention for Waco in 1945, but is limited to 50 out of town delegates because of travel ban (McClellan-Convention Correspondence & 2/8/ 1945.- McClellan-Form Letters to Members and Branch Presidents); National President Helen C. White attends Texas State convention (McClellan-Correspondence with National President); Dr. Laura Zirbes and Dr. Margaret Justin speak at SWC conference(McClellan-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP); Dr. Margaret Justin retires as SWC Regional VP, 1937-45 (11/28/944.- McClellan-Form Letters to Board Members); see Baylor University's Library for the Oral Memoirs of Merle Mears McClellan Duncan at http:/ibearcat.baylor.edu/.
Notable Correspondents:
Helen C. White (McClellan- Correspondence with National President); Autrey Nell Wiley (McClellan- Convention Correspondence); Sarah T. Hughes (3/10/1945.- McClellan- Convention Correspondence); Judge Sarah T. Hughes (12/5/1942: Brown-Correspondence on Nominees for National Office); Presidents of Texas Colleges and Universities (McClellan-Convention Correspondence); Kathryn McHale (McClellan-Correspondence with General Director); Dr. Margaret Justin (McClellan-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP).
Dr. Margaret Lee Wiley (Commerce),1945-47
Interesting issues:
Served as recording secretary from 1943-45 and President of the Arlington branch from 1961-62; Anna Powell, former AAUW Texas President, succeeds Dr. Margaret Justin as the SWC Regional VP, 1945-49 (Wiley- Correspondence on SWC Regional Conference, 1945-47); Dr. Margaret Justin becomes the National First Vice-President; AAUW Texas recommends Dr. Margaret Justin as National President (Wiley-Correspondence oil Nominations for National); Dr. Margaret Justin is asked to serve as the First Vice President for a second term (3/11/1947: Wiley-Correspondence on Nominations for National); El Paso is chosen for the 1947 State Convention, but then it is changed to Dallas in order to coincide with the National Convention already planned (Wiley-Convention Correspondence); the AAUW Texas board votes to name the next International Study Grant after Dr. Anna Powell (Wiley-Ballots form the Board); post war discussions of recuperative efforts (Wiley-Correspondence with General Director); first mention of a repository for inactive files (4/16/1945: Wiley- Correspondence with Board Members); Mrs. Bernice Milbourn Moore resigns as second vice-president(9/4/1946: Wiley-Correspondence with Board Members); Judge Sarah T. Hughes is asked to be the chairman of the Legislative Committee, second vice-president Bernice Moore ends up taking the chairmanship (8/29/1945: Wiley-Correspondence with Board Members).
Notable Correspondents:
Dr. Anna Powell (Wiley-Correspondence on SWC Regional Conference, 1945-47 and Wiley-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP); Kathryn McHale (Wiley-Convention Correspondence and Wiley-Correspondence with General Director); Judge Sarah T. Hughes (5/10/1947. Willey-Convention Correspondence); Mrs. P. V. Pennybacker, Jr. (5/20/1947. Wiley- Convention Correspondence); Minnie Fisher Cunningham (12/3/1946: Wiley-Correspondence with other Organizations); Miss Lucile Couch, Delta Kappa Gamma (10/9/1946.- Wiley-General Correspondence); Dr. Margaret Justin (Wiley-Correspondence with National).
Dr. Pearl O. Ponsford (El Paso),1947-49
Interesting issues:
Served as secretary of the El Paso branch, 1920-21; Established the Margaret Lee Wiley Living Fellowship; Board Members voted to allow $100 to pay for a filing cabinet for inactive files (Ponsford-Correspondence with Board Members);SWC Regional Convention joins the Mexican International Federation of University Women for an Intercultural Conference in Houston, January 1948 (11/6/1947: Ponsford-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP); Judge Sarah T. Hughes is the Status of Women Committee Chairman; issue of race begins to surface in communications (11/3/1947: Ponsford-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP); the Southwest Central Region begins revising its by-laws (Ponsford-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP); information regarding AAUW National and Washington Branch discrimination case(Ponsford-Correspondence with National & Information on AAUW Discrimination Case and Membership Policy, 1949); AAUW National decides to appeal the Washington discrimination case (8/27/1948.- Ponsford-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP); the El Paso branch sends letters to all Branch Presidents, State Presidents, and National President questioning the policies of AAUW in regards to its decision to appeal the Washington discrimination case (beginning with 12/31/1948: Ponsford- Correspondence with SWC Regional VP & 11/17/1948: Ponsford- Correspondence with National); AAUW Texas asks National to reconsider its stand on the ERA (5/10/1949: Ponsford-Correspondence with National).
Notable Correspondents:
Dr. Anna Powell (Ponsford-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP); Judge Lucy Howorth (2/18/1948.- Ponsford- Correspondence with SWC Regional VP); Judge Sarah T. Hughes (1/5/1949.- Information on AAUW Discrimination Case and Membership Policy); Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (Ponsford-Correspondence with other Organizations); League of Women Voters (Ponsford-Correspondence with other Organizations); National Kindergarten Association (Ponsford-Correspondence with other Organizations); Dr. Dierick is the recipient of the Helen Marr Kirby Fellowship (5/23/1947; Ponsford-Correspondence with National); Dr. Kathryn McHale (Ponsford-Correspondence with National);Dean Anna Hawkes (3/1/1948 & 1/24/1949; Ponsford-Correspondence with National); Althea Hottel (11/17/1948, 11/30/1948, & 1/6/1949: Ponsford-Correspondence with National).
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5-4 Miss May Jones (Stephenville),1949-51
Interesting issues:
Texas Division increased by 1,000 members during her term; Division celebrated their Silver Anniversary (25 years); Letter from the Winchester Branch, VA, claiming that Judge Dorothy Kenyon, AAUW National Vice President, is a communist supporter (5/22/1950: Mailings from National and Other State AAUWs); vitas of members of the board in State President's Notebook (Jones-State President's Notebook); AAUW Texas urges Mrs. Dieterich to select a woman to succeed Dr. Hubbard as President of Texas State College for Women (TSCW) (2/4/1950: Jones-General Correspondence); Lillian H. Hermance is on the AAUW Texas Status of Women Committee; Lucile Couch from Delta Kappa Gamma is First Vice President of AAUW Texas and chairman of the Education Committee; Dr. Autrey Nell Wiley, chairman of the Fellowship Committee, is interviewed by a TSCW student about fellowship program (10/7-8/1946: Minutes); AAUW Texas creates a Qualified Women Survey, which is a list of women qualified to hold an elected office in Texas (1949-51: Qualified Women Survey); AAUW Texas' position on the membership issue regarding the discrimination case (1/18/1949: Jones-Correspondence with National)
Notable Correspondents:
Dean Hawkes (11/2/1950: Jones-Correspondence with National and Other Stare AAUWs); Dr. Kathryn McHale (last letter in office) (6/30/1950: Jones-Correspondence with National and Other State AAUWs); Dr. Blanche Dow (Jones-Correspondence with SWC Regional VP); Althea Hottel (Jones-Correspondence with National).
Dr. Vera R. Maxwell (Fort Worth),1951-53
Interesting issues:
A number of letters concerning communism (Maxwell-Correspondence with National).
Burkella Ochsner (Mrs. Erwin; Amarillo),1953-55
Interesting issues:
Also served as the SWC Regional VP, 1957-59; supported the "Jury Service for Women" amendment; made a statewide survey of arts resources; AAUW Texas T.V. broadcast called "Landmarks: Keys to the Kingdom," 1957; Dr. Kathryn McHale passes away (Recording Secretary File: 1955-57).
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Taylor (Greenville),1955-1957
Interesting issues:
Also served as the Chairman of State Social Studies Committee, 1951-56; Southwest Central Regional Conference held in Dallas (4/11-12/1958: Minutes-Conventions); start of Area meetings.
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5-5 Dr. Gladys Hicks Newman (Mrs. Olney D; Waco),1957-59
Interesting issues:
Also served as the SWC Regional VP, 1959- 65 and as the Dean of Women at Baylor University; Dr. John Guinn, President Texas Woman's University, speaks at 1959 AAUW Texas convention (Hicks-Newman-Convention Correspondence).
Mary Frances Sorrels (Mrs. J. H.; Bryan-College Station),1959-61
Interesting issues:
According to the April 22, 1960 Board minutes there were 86 branches and 7,355 AAUW members in Texas; the board creates a scholarship directory (Correspondence on Creating a Scholarship Directory); letter from a member of the Brazosport Branch claiming that AAUW is a "fellow traveler" of communism (Sorrels-Correspondence on Brazosport Branch Member's Letter: 1960-61).
Eunice Brown (Mrs. Fay; Dallas),1961-63
Interesting issues:
Developed the Travel Workshop program; strengthened the Association Travel Visitor program.
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5-6 Florence Weiss (Mrs. R. H.; Kerville),1963-65
Interesting issues:
Completed restructuring of branches; reported a 53% increase in fellowship contributions; AAUW Texas presents Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson with a lifetime membership in AAUW (Weiss-Correspondence on Lady Bird Johnson's Lifetime Membership); a member from Tyler, TX disapproves of the lifetime membership gift(11/1/1964; Weiss-Correspondence on Lady Bird Johnson's Lifetime Membership);Pauline Tompkins, General Director of AAUW, and Gladys Hicks Newman, SWC Regional VP, participate in AAUW Texas' 1965 Convention; AAUW Texas invites Mr. and Mrs. President Lyndon B. Johnson to the 1965 Texas Convention (8/28/1964; Weiss-Invitations to Convention & 912611964, 1/13 & 19/1965; Weiss-Convention Correspondence); AAUW Texas joins the League of Women Voters of Texas in a campaign to repeal the poll tax(912311963; Weiss-Miscellaneous Correspondence);AAUW Texas appoints a Civil Defense Chairman (AAUW Texas Civil Defense Chairman);AAUW Texas sends a representative to a regional conference on traffic safety (Traffic Safety Conference);
Notable Correspondents:
Rhobia C. Taylor (4/21/1965; Weiss-Convention Correspondence); Pauline Tompkins (Weiss-Correspondence with National & 3/15/1965; Weiss-Convention Correspondence); Gov. John Connally (4/1/1965; Weiss-Convention Correspondence); Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson(3/26/1965; Weiss-Invitations to Convention)
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5-6,7 Mary Haslam (Mrs. John J.; Orange), 1965-67
Interesting issues:
The TX Division's Scholarship Directory published by the Texas Education Agency is discontinued (Haslam-Correspondence on the Scholarship Directory);TX Division participates in preparation for San Antonio's HemisFair (HemisFair-1967); Mrs. Haslam served on the advisory committee for a symposium on language disorders(Symposium on Language Disorders, 1966);Mrs. Haslam attended a symposium on women and leadership(Symposium on Women and Leadership, 1966);Mrs. Haslam attended a Traffic Safety Conference (Traffic Safety Conference, 1965);College Faculty Program continues (College Faculty Program, 1963-67); Mrs. Haslam serves on the Citizen's Committee for Amendment 15 (Texas Social Welfare Assn, 1966).
Notable Correspondents:
Nellie Connally (2/17/1967; HemisFair-1967); Gov. John Connally (Governor's Conference on Libraries).
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5-7 Catherine Pedlar (Mrs. Marvin J.; San Antonio),1967-69
Interesting issues:
President of San Angelo branch, 1963-64; Division Recording Secretary, 1965-67; Mrs. Pedlar was a member of the National Committee for Support of the Public Schools; Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated April 4, 1968 (Correspondence with National, 1967-69); AAUW establishes the Coretta Scott King Educational Fund in June 1968 in response to her proposal for a Campaign of Conscience at the National Conference on the Status of Women on June 20, 1968 (Coretta Scott King Fund, 1968-69); after Mrs. Pedlar asks the TX board to give five hundred dollars to the Coretta Scott King Fund, the Treasurer, Mrs. Bruse, sends out a letter to Board Members stating that she opposes the fund (Coretta Scott King Fund, 1968-69); the Amarillo, Odessa, and Midland Branch opposed the fund as well (Coretta Scott King Fund, 1968-69); AAUW TX nominates Mrs. Haslam for Vice President of the SWC Region (Correspondence ii,with Board Members, 1967-69).
Notable Correspondents:
Senator Ralph Yarborough, Texas (Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1967-69); Senator John G. Tower, Texas (Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1967-69); Governor John Connally (Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1967-69); Major Judith Patterson, USAF (Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1967-69);Representative Henry Gonzalez, 20th District, Texas (Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1967-69); Preston Smith, Lieutenant Governor, Texas (Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1967-69); Representative Joe Shannon, Jr., 52 nd District, Texas (Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1967-69).
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5-7,8 Dr. Allena K. Pace (Huntsville),1969-71
Interesting issues:
AAUW's 1971 State Presidents Conference held in Dallas(State Presidents Conference, 1971); Division Recording Secretary, 1965-67; Received her M.A. and PhD. From Texas State College for Women.
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5-8 Jeanette Pool (Mrs. William C.; San Marcos),1971-73
Mrs. Polly Orcutt (Dallas), 1973-75
Mrs. Faye Maxwell (El Paso),1975-77
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5-9 Mrs. Juanita Cole (Abilene),1977-79
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5-10 Mrs. Alice W. Church (Houston),1979-81
Dr. Lynette K. Solomon (Nacogdoches),1981-83
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5-11,12 Mrs. Marian Johnson (Hurst),1983-84
Interesting issues:
See Johnson's Title IX Files for Title IX interview with the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District in 1978; SEE ALSO, MSS. ? for additional ERA documents from Johnson's files.
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5-12 Mrs. Rema Lou Brown (Clear Lake City),1984-86
Interesting issues:
President of the Greater Houston Area Interbranch Council, 1973-74; President of Clear Lake City branch, 1973-74; SEE ALSO, MSS. 831 for Rema Lou Brown's personal papers.
Mrs. Irene T. Ramirez (Dallas),1986-88
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5-13 Ms. Sylvia Newman (Abilene),1988-90
Mrs. Betty Price Anderson (Lubbock),1990-92
Interesting issues:
Served as Association Secretary, 1994-96; Served on the Association's Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) Board of Directors, 1994-69; SEE ALSO, MSS. ? for Betty Price Anderson's personal papers.
Sharon Schmelzle (Desoto),1992-94
Dr. Helen Oujesky (San Antonio),1994-96
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5-14 Carol Cushman (Tyler),1996-98
Betty McClure (Plano),1998-00
Dr. Nora Garza (Laredo),2000-02
Malinda Gaul (San Antonio),2002-04
Patricia Ross (Sugar Land),2004-06
Linda Conger (Dallas),2006-08

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Series 6: Treasurer Files, 1927-96

Box
6-1,2 Includes audit reports, budgets, reports, and correspondence.

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Series 7: Secretary Files, 1934-2000

Box
7-1 Includes correspondence, records, and reports of state Corresponding and Recording Secretaries.

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Series 8: Committees

Box
8-1 Area Representatives and Implementation Chairmen, 1963-84
Includes reports and correspondence
Bylaws, 1936-99
Includes reports, correspondence, and chairmen notebooks of the By-laws, Constitution, and Resolutions Committees.
Box
8-2 Building Fund, 1957-64
Includes reports and correspondence.
Child Health and Protection, 1931-40
Includes reports and correspondence.
Box
8-2,3,4, Convention, 1937-98
Includes convention chairmen and guidelines notebooks. SEE ALSO, State Conventions in boxes 46-47.
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8-5 Creative Arts, 1938-63
Education, 1927-92
Includes reports and correspondence of the Education Committee (1927- 59), Elementary and Secondary Education Committee 1959-63) Higher Education Committee (1959-63, pilot committee for 1962, see minutes - 4/6/1962) and Area Representatives of Education (1963-84). One oversized bound collection of handwritten branch Education Committee reports (n.d., circa. 1930's) in oversized box # ?.
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8-5,6,7 Educational Foundation, 1965-96
Includes reports and correspondence.
Box
8-8,9 Fellowship, 1930-85
Includes reports and correspondence. Includes one oversized report in oversized box (1929-36).
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8-10 Finance, 1939-45
Includes reports and correspondence.SEE ALSO, Treasurer Files. 34
Handbook, 1964
Includes reports and correspondence.
History, 1932-96
Includes files of the History Committee and the Historian. SEE ALSO, History of Division and Division History Scrapbooks.
Box
8-11,12 International Relations, 1930-84
Includes files of the International Relations Committee, International Education Committee, and International Representatives.
Box
8-12 Internet, 1997-2004
Includes reports and correspondence.
Box
8-12,13,14 Legislative, 1931-2002
Includes files of the Legislative and Public Policy Committees.
Box
8-14 Library, 1967-69
Includes reports and correspondence.
Box
8-14,15,16 Membership, 1931-96
Includes files of the Committee on Membership and Maintaining Standards, Recognition of Colleges and Universities, Corporate Relations Committee, Leadership Growth Team, and General Members Committee.
Box
8-16 Minority, 1978-91
Includes files of the Minority, Multicultural, and Diversity committees.
Nominating, 1942-2003
Includes reports and correspondence
Peace and National Security, 1983-85
Includes reports and correspondence
Box
8-16,17 Program Development, 1938-2000
Includes files of state Program Vice Presidents and the Program Development Committee.
Box
8-17,18 Publicity, 1930-98
Includes files of the Bulletin, Mass Media, and Public Info Committees, as well as the Editor. SEE ALSO, five scrapbooks(1935-36, 1936, 1936¬37, 1937-38, 1948) of newspaper clippings in oversized box# .
Box
8-18 Recent Graduates, 1934-52
Includes files of Junior Groups and the Recent Graduate Committee. SEE ALSO, box #56 for A History of Junior Groups in Texas scrapbook.
Rural Schools, 1926-38
Includes reports and correspondence
Social Studies, 1936-63
Includes reports and correspondence
Box
8-19 Speakers Survey, 1935-42
Includes reports and correspondence
Women, 1938-90
Includes files of the Economic and Legal Status of Women Committee and the Committee on Women 's Issues.
War Relief, 1932-61
Includes information relating to AAUW Texas War Relief efforts.
Box
8-20 Women's Organization Network, 1982-85
Includes files, correspondence, and issues of *On the Network.

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Series 9: Districts, 1957-95

Box
9-1,2 Includes materials from District and Area sponsored conferences, workshops, and meetings, as well as reports and correspondence of District Directors.

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Series 10: Interbranch Councils, 1973-2002

Box
10-1,2,3 Interbranch Council Coordinator
Greater Houston Area Interbranch Council (includes photo album from 1981)
North Texas Metroplex Interbranch Council
Southeast Texas Area Interbranch Council

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Series 11: State Conventions, 1926-2002

Box
11-1,2
Statewide and bi-annual. Includes calls to conventions, programs, agendas, and fliers. Audiotapes of 1973, 1983, 1984, and 1986 Conventions located in box# . SEE ALSO, MINUTES AND ADDENDUM B CONTAINING SPECIFIC DATES AND LOCATIONS.

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Series 12: State Conferences, 1941-2001

Box
12-1 Includes programs and correspondence from Division workshops and conferences.

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Series 13: Publications

Box
13-1 Texas Bulletins and Newsletters, 1926
Shelved alphabetically in The Woman's Collection Vault.
Texas Division Bulletin
University Woman Texas
the link
Texas Leader
National Publications
Shelved alphabetically in The Woman's Collection Vault.
Graduate Woman
Leader in Action
AAUW in Action
AAUW Journal
General Director's Letter
Outlook
International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Publications
Shelved alphabetically in The Woman's Collection Vault.
Communique
IFUW Bulletins
IFUW Newsletter
Miscellaneous State Publications
Includes membership brochures, scholarship directories, Outstanding Texas Women, and other Texas Division published materials
Handbooks, 1938-1946, 1966, 1971-2000
The early state handbooks (1938-1946) are from National and are for all State and Branch Officers and Chairmen. These handbooks include information on leadership, activities, duties, procedures, and organizing as well as separate handbooks on publications and research. The first handbook from the Texas Division in this collection is circa 1966. All handbooks from then until 1998 are from AAUW Texas and include a history of the Texas Division, dates of branch organization, a map of branches, information on different programs in the Division, and the Texas Division By-laws.
Box
13-1,2 Directories, 1977-1997
Lists contact information for State Board Members and Committee Chairmen and Branch Officers and Committee Chairmen.
Box
13-2 Rosters, 1991-1993
Lists Branch Leaders and their contact information.
Box
13-2,3,4,5,6 Newspaper Clippings, 1926-2004
Loose newspaper clippings and five scrapbooks of clippings including the years 1935-36, 1936, 1936-37, 1937-38 & 1949-51.

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Series 14: Photographs, 1932-1990's

Box
14-1 Includes various photographs of members and officers. Not all photos are marked. Many of the later photos were donated by Grace Breeze, former editor of the University Woman Texas. Also includes metal and wooden cuts used for print materials in the 40's and 50's.

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Series 15: Certificates and Awards

Box
15-1 Includes various certificates, awards, and proclamations given to the Texas Division.

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Series 16: Artifacts and Mementos

Box
16-1 Includes stickers, buttons, pins, license plate, bumper stickers, Mrs. Wyatt's gavel, EYH t-shirt, stamp, and other similar items.

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Series 17: Posters

Box
17-1 Membership posters, 1934-36 (2 items)
Map of branches in Texas, n.d., circa 1950's
Freeze Forum poster, 1984
National blue and yellow membership poster, n.d,
National blue ERA poster, n.d.
National women's work, women's worth poster, n.d.
National survey of state divisions, n.d., circa 1930's

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Series 18: Scrapbooks

Box
17-1,18-1 History of Junior Groups in Texas (n.d.)
Texas Text of Technique (1934)
Box
18-2 Artists' Hall of Fame, two items (1957-59)

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Series 19: Audio Visual Histories

Includes audio taped and videos of oral histories from branches. Some do not have gift agreements. Ones that do have gift agreements are being processed. (1980's)
Box
19-1 Dr. Susan McIntosh at State Convention, video from6/25/1984Texas Women Sharing the Power and the Pride, video from 4/1988 Dr. Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey at South West Central Conference, two videos from 1986 Women in Math and Science, videos from 6/19/1992 Southwest Central Regional Conference, videos from 4/1992 Texas State AAUW Educational Equity Roundtable, videos with n.d. Includes audiotapes of 1973, 1983, 1984, and 1986 State Conventions.

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Series 20: Texas State Local Branch Records

AAUW members are formed in to local branches and larger geographical districts. All branches report to the Texas state organization. The branches are organized with a Board, including a president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary. In addition, there are standing committees and temporary committees. The local branches provide educational programs for their members, hold fundraising, and educational events for the community. Individual local branches are arranged in alphabetical order by city. Documents vary with each local branch but may include correspondence, board and committee minutes and reports, club histories, constitution and by laws, news clippings, photographs, yearbooks, and scrapbooks.
Box
20-1 Abilene
Oscar H. Branch (org. 1932)
Box
20-2 Alice
Alice Branch (org. 1982)
Box
20-3 Alpine
Alpine Branch (org. 1935)
Box
20-4 Alvin
Alvin Branch (org. 1949)
Box
20-5 Amarillo
Almarillo Branch (org. 1923)
Box
20-6 Andrews
Andrews Branch (org. 1962)
Box
20-7 Arlington
Arlington Branch (org. 1952) (see Mss 858 in remote strorage)
Box
20-8 Athens
Athens Branch (org. 1972)
Box
20-9 Austin
Austin Branch (org. 1923)
Box
20-10 Baytown
Baytown Branch (org. 1947)
Box
20-11 Beaumont
Beaumont Branch (org. 1937)
Box
20-12 Beeville
Beeville Branch (org. 1986)
Box
20-13 Belton
Belton Branch (org. 1928)
Box
20-14 Big Springs
Big Springs Branch (org. 1940)
Box
20-15 Borger
Borger Branch (org. 1934)
Box
20-16 Brazos port
Brazos port Branch (org. 1947)
Box
20-17 Brenham
Brenham Branch (org. 1941)
Box
20-18 Brownsville
Brownsville Branch (org. 1948)
Box
20-19 Brownwood
Brownwood Branch (org. 1930)
Box
20-20 Bryan / College Station
Bryan / College Station Branch (org. 1948)
Box
20-21 Canyon
Canyon Branch (org. 1928)
Box
20-22 Carrollton
Carrollton Branch (org. 1928)
Box
20-23 Cedar Hill
Cedar Hill Branch (org. 1971)
Box
20-24 Childress
Childress Branch (org. 1934)
Box
20-25 Clearlake City
Clearlake City Branch (org. 1972)
Box
20-26 Cleburne
Cleburne Branch (org. 1950)
Box
20-27 Commerce
Commerce Branch (org. 1925)
Box
20-28 Copperas Cove
Copperas Cove Branch (org. 1969)
Box
20-29 Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Branch (org. 1927)
Box
20-30 Crane
Crane Branch (org. 1962)
Box
20-31 Dallas
Dallas Branch (org. 1908)
Dallas
Southwest Dallas Branch (org. 1908)
Box
20-32 Denton
Denton Branch (org. 1927)
Box
20-33 De Soto
De Soto Branch (org. unknown; a 1986 news clipping)
Del Rio
Del Rio Branch (org. 1968)
Box
20-34 Dickinson
Dickinson Branch (org. 1969; discontinued in 1976)
Dumas
Dumas Branch (org. 1954)
Box
20-35 Duncanville
Duncanville Branch (org. 1971: later merged to Southwest Dallas Co. in 1983)
Box
20-36 Eagle Lake
Eagle Lake Branch (org. 1981)
Box
20-37 Eagle Pass
Eagle Pass Branch (org. 1939)
Box
20-38 Eddy
Eddy Branch (org. 1962)
Box
20-39 Edinburg
Edinburg Branch (org. 1945)
Box
20-40 El Paso
El Paso Branch (org. 1915)
Box
20-41 Ellis
Ellis Branch (org. 1915)
Box
20-42 Ellis
Waxahachie Branch (org. )
Box
20-43 Farmers Branch/ Carrollton Branch
Farmers Branch Branch / Carrollton Branch (org. 1974)
Fort Bend
Fort Bend (org. 1974)
Box
20-44 Galveston
Galveston Branch ( org. 1938)
Garland
Garland Branch ( org. 1975)
Georgetown
Georgetown Branch ( org. 1923)
Giddings
Giddings Branch ( org. 1975 ; discountinued 1976)
Box
20-45 Goose Creek
Goose Creek Branch (org. unknown)
Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie Branch ( org. 1969)
Box
20-46 Greenville
Greenville Branch ( org. )
Box
20-47 Hardin
Hardin Branch ( org. 1977)
Harlingen
Harlingen Branch ( org. 1965)
Henderson
Henderson Branch ( org. 1975)
Hereford
Hereford Branch ( org. 1971)
Box
20-48 Houston
Houston Branch ( org. 1937)
North Harris County Branch (org.1974)
Northwest Harris County Branch (no org. date; news clippings dated 1991)
Southeast Harris County Branch (no org. date; photos, membership list)
West Harris County Branch (org. 1976 ; newsletters 1979-1991)
North Lake
North Lake Branch
Houston Interbranch Branch ( no org. date; a 2002 pamphlet)
Box
20-49 Humble
Humble Branch ( org. 1977)
Huntsville
Huntsville Branch ( org. 1928)
Box
20-50 Hurst
Hurst Branch ( org. 1969)
Box
20-51 Irving
Irving Branch ( org. 1960)
Box
20-52 Jacksonville
Jacksonville Branch ( no org. date; disc. in 1976)
Box
20-53 Karnes City
Karnes City Branch ( org.1976)
Katy
Katy Branch ( org.1982)
Kerrville
Kerrville Branch ( org.1954)
Box
20-54 Killeen
Killeen Branch ( org.1977)
Box
20-55 Kingsville
Kingsville Branch ( org.1928)
Box
20-56 La Porte
La Porte Branch (org. 1979)
Box
20-57 Lancaster
Lancaster Branch ( no org. date; news clippings dated 1986)
Box
20-58 Laredo
Laredo Branch (org. 1977)
Box
20-59 Level land
Level land Branch (org. 1962)
Box
20-60 Lewisville
Lewisville Branch (org. 1962)
Box
20-61 Liberty
Liberty Branch (no org. date; newsclippings)
Box
20-62 Longview
Longview Branch (org. 1941)
Box
20-69 Lubbock
Lubbock Branch (org. 1926)
Box
20-63 Lufkin
Lufkin Branch (org. 1978)
Box
20-70 Marshall
Marshall Branch (org. 1948)
McAllen
McAllen Branch (org. 1963)
Box
20-71 Mesquite
Mesquite Branch (org. 1950)
Box
20-72 Midland
Midland Branch (org. 1940)
Mid-Valley/ Weslaco
Midvalley / Weslaco Branch (org. 1940)
Milford
MIlford Branch (org. 1940)
Box
20-73 Mineral Wells
Mineral Wells Branch (org. 1962)
Mission
Mission Branch (org. 1947)
Monahan
Monahan Branch (org. 1969)
Box
20-74 Montgomery
Montgomery Branch (org. 1990)
Box
20-75 Montrose
Montrose Branch (org. 1977)
Box
20-76 Moody
Moody Branch (org. )
Box
20-77 Muleshoe
Muleshoe Branch (org. 1984)
Box
20-78 Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches Branch (org. 1930)
Box
20-79 Neches
Neches Branch (org. 1948)
Nederland
Nederland Branch (org. late 1960's)
Box
20-80 New Braunfels
New Braunfels Branch (org. 1948)
Box
20-81 Odessa
Odessa Branch (org. 1984)
Box
20-82 Orange
Orange Branch (org. 1949)
Box
20-83 Pampa
Pampa Branch (org. 1928)
Paso Del Norte
Paso Del Norte Branch (org. 1979)
Pecos
Pecos Branch (org. 1963)
Perryton
Perryton Branch (org. 1962)
Box
20-84 Plainview
Plainview Branch (org. 1929)
Box
20-85 Plano
Plano Branch (org. 1973)
Box
20-86 Polk
Polk Branch (org. 1981)
Box
20-87 Port Arthur
Port Arthur Branch (org. 1951)
Box
20-88 Port Neches
Port Neches Branch (org. )
Quitman
Quitman Branch (org. 1976)
Box
20-89 Ranger
Ranger Branch (org. 1948)
Box
20-90 Richardson
Richardson Branch (org. 1967)
Box
20-91 Rio Grande
Rio Grande Branch (org. 1963)
Round Rock
Round Rock Branch (no org. date; letter dated 1983)
Box
20-92 San Angelo
San Angelo Branch (org. 1929)
Box
20-93 San Marcos
San Marcos Branch (org. 1928)
Box
20-94 San Antonio
San Antonio Branch (org. 1908)
San Antonio
Alamo City Branch (org. 1925)
Box
20-95 San Benito
San Benito Branch (org. 1939)
Seguin
Seguin Branch (org. 1962)
Seminole
Seminole Branch (org. 1962)
Box
20-96 Sherman
Sherman Branch (org. 1969)
Box
20-97 Snyder
Snyder Branch (org. 1962)
Spring Valley
Spring Valley Branch (org. 1962)
Box
20-98 Stephenville
Stephenville Branch (org. 1933)
Box
20-99 Sweetwater
Sweetwater Branch (org. 1952)
Box
20-100 Tahoka
Tahoka Branch (org. 1963)
Box
20-101 Tarrant County
Tarrant County Branch (org. 1971)
Tarrant County
Northeast Tarrant County Branch (org. 1969)
Box
20-102 Temple
Temple Branch (org. 1982)
Box
20-103 Texarkana
Texarkana Branch (org. 1934)
Box
20-104 Texas City
Texas City Branch (org. 1962)
Box
20-105 Texoma
Texoma Branch (org. 1949)
Box
20-106 Tyler
Tyler Branch (org. 1931)
Box
20-107 Uvalde
Uvalde Branch (org. 1943)
Vernon
Vernon Branch (org. 1953)
Victoria
Victoria Branch (org. 1975)
Vidor
Vidor Branch (org. 1986)
Box
20-108 Waco
Waco Branch (org. 1926)(disbanded 2001)
Box
20-109 Winkler
Winkler Branch (org. 1949)
Wharton
Wharton Branch (org. 1969)
Box
20-110 Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls Branch (org.1927)

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Series 21: Other State Divisions

Includes state bulletin exchanges, fliers, and additional items from other State AAUW Divisions.

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Series 22: South West Central Region

Box
22-1 Bylaws, 1976 & 35
History, 1926-86
Conferences, 1926-94

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Series 23: National

Box
23-1,2 Charters and Bylaws, 1935-95
History Brochures, 1969-83
Conventions,1929-2001

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Series 24: International Federation of University Women (IFUW), 1947-94

Box
24-1 Conferences
Programming Information
Brochures
Constitutions and Bylaws

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Addendum A: AAUW-Texas Minutes with Notes

1st Biennium
10/8/1926 1st State Convention
10/13/1926
11/4/1926
1/15/1927
5/2/1927
10/27/1927
10/28-29/1927 2nd State Convention
2nd Biennium
10/29/1927
3/30/1928
10/26/1928
10/26-27/1928 3rd State Convention
3rd Biennium
10/27/1928
4/6/1928
11/26/1929
4/14/1930
10/23/1930
Summary of Minutes 1928 – 1930
10/24-25/1930 4th State Convention
4th Biennium
10/25/1930
4/10/1931
11/27-28/1931
3/29/1932
10/27-29/1932
10/28-29/1932 5th State Convention
Summary of Minutes 1930 – 1932
5th Biennium
2/11/1933
12/1/1933
4/21/1934
10/25/1934
10/26-27/1934 6th State Convention
Summary of Minutes 1932 – 1934
6th Biennium
11/29/1934
2/22/1935
6/28/1935
11/28/1935
5/9/1936
10/29/1936
10/30-31/1936 7th State Convention
7th Biennium
12/12/1936
4/17/1937
11/26/1937
11/28/1935
4/8/1938
9/24/1938 Neighbourhood Conference
10/20-1938
10/21-22/1938 8th State Convention
8th Biennium
11/12/1938
3/11/1938
6/23/1939
9/30/1939 Neighbourhood Conference
10/1/1939
10/7/1939 Neighbourhood Conference
2/10/1940
2/24/1940 Neighbourhood Conference
9/27/1940
9/28/1940 Neighbourhood Conference
10/12/1940 Neighbourhood Conference
4/3/1941
4/4-5/1941 9th State Convention
9th Biennium
4/5/1941
6/7/1941
9/28/1941
1/22/1942
3/4/1942
4/18/1942
5/1/1942 (?)
10/15-16/1943 10th State Convention
10th Biennium
10/17/1942
3/11/1944
4/5/1944
11/4/1944
4/12/1945
4/12- 13/1944 11th State Convention
11th Biennium
11/17/1945
4/5/1946 (Minutes state meeting was on the 15th, but they also state that the meeting took place at the SWC Regional meeting, which was on May 5th)
9/9/1946
4/18/1947
4/19/1947 12th State Convention
12th Biennium
10/11/1947
4/10/1948
10/9/1948
4/7/1949
4/8-9/1949 13th State Convention
13th Biennium
10/7-8/1949
4/15/1950
10/6/1950
4/26/1951
4/27/1951 14th State Convention
14th Biennium
10/12-13/1951
4/11-12/1952
10/24/1952
4/30/1953
4/30-5/2/1953 15th State Convention
15th Biennium
7/10-11/1953
10/9/1953
4/9-10/1954
10/1-2/1954
4/14/1955
4/15-16/1955 16th State Convention
16th Biennium
9/30-10/1/1955
4/6/1956
10/12/1956
4/11-13/1957 17th State Convention
17th Biennium
10/4-5/1957 (Includes photos of Board members)
4/10-11/1958
4/11-12/1958 16th Southwest Central Regional Conference
9/19-20/1958 (Includes photos of Board members)
2/7/1959
4/2-4/1959 18th State Convention
18th Biennium (See also Recording Secretary's File - 1959-61)
9/25-26/1959
4/22/1960
5/21/1960
9/23-24/1960
4/27/1961
4/27-29/1961 19th State Convention
19th Biennium
9/22-23/1961
4/6/1962
9/21/1962
4/25-27/1963 20th State Convention
20th Biennium
9/13-14/1963
2/1/1964
3/20/1964
8/25/1964
1/10/1965
3/25-27/1965 21st State Convention
21st Biennium
8/6-8/1965
4/21/1966
10/21/1966
3/30-4/1/1967 22nd State Convention
22nd Biennium
8/19-20/1967
9/20-21/1968
4/10/1969
4/10-12/1969 23rd State Convention
23rd Biennium
8/7-9/1969
2/27/1970
8/7-9/1970
3/25-27/1971 24th State Convention
24th Biennium
8/20/1971
2/4/1972
7/7-9/1972
2/4/1973
4/5-8/1973 25th State Convention
25th Biennium
7/26-27/1973
2/1/1974
7/11/1974
2/1-3/1975
4/1-5/1975 26th State Convention
26th Biennium
7/24-26/1975
1/23-24/1976
6/10-11/1976
2/11-13/1977
4/13-16/1977
27th State Convention
5/10/1977
27th Biennium
Index to Minutes 1977-1979
8/5-7/1977
2/9-4/23/1978
7/13-14/1978
2/10-11/1979
4/26-29/1979 28th State Convention
28th Biennium
7/27-28/1979
2/7-8/1980
7/17-18/1980
10/25/1980
2/22-23/1981
4/22-26/1981 29th State Convention
29th Biennium
7/24-26/1981
10/16/1981
2/18/1982
6/3-4/1982
2/18-19/1983
4/14-17/1983 30th State Convention
30th Biennium
7/22-24/1983
10/29-30/1983
3/3-4/1984
6/7-10/1984 31st State Convention
31st Biennium
10/26/1984
8/2-5/1984
6/23/1985
2/23-24/1985
10/19/1985
2/8/1986
4/18-20/1986 32nd State Convention
32nd Biennium
1/23-24-1988
4/14/1988
7/29/1988
7/30-31/1988
2/11-12/1989
10/28-29/1989
1/20-21/1990
4/20/1990
4/20-22/1990 34th State Convention
33rd Biennium
8/7-9/1992
10/23-25/1992
2/13-14/1993
7/29-30/1993
1/28-30/1994
6/3-4/1994 36th State Convention
34th Biennium
8/12/1994
9/17-18/1994
2/11-12/1995
7/27/1995
10/7-8/1995
1/26-28/1996
5/31-6/1/1996 37th State Convention
35th Biennium
7/26-28/1996
11/16-17/1996
2/15/1997
7/17/1997
11/15/1997
4/17-19/1998 38th State Convention
36th Biennium
11/13/1998
2/26/1999
7/23/1999
11/12/1999
4/28/2000
7/8/2000
10/6/2000
3/3/2001
6/22/2001
10/19/2001

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Addendum B: AAUW-Texas State Conventions

1st– Dallas 10/8-9/1926
2nd – Austin 10/28-29/1927
3rd – Amarillo 10/26-27/1928
4th– Waco 10/24-25/1930
5th – Corpus Christi 10/28-29/1932
6th – Wichita Falls 10/26-27/1934
7th – Dallas 10/29-31/1936
8th – Tyler 10/21-22/1938
9th – Abilene 4/3-5/1941
10th – Wichita Falls 10/15-16/1943
11th – Waco 4/12-13/1945
12th – Dallas 4/19/1947
13th– El Paso 4/8-9/1949
14th – Galveston 4/27-28/1951
15th – Lubbock 5/1-2/1953
16th – San Antonio 4/15-16/1955
17th – Tyler 4/12-13/1957
18th – Brownsville 4/2-4/1959
19th – Fort Worth 4/28-29/1961
20th – Kerrville 4/25-27/1963
21st– Orange 3/25-27/1965
22nd San Angelo 3/31-4/1/1967
23rd McAllen 4/10-12/1969
24th – Abilene 4/25-27/1971
25th – San Antonio 4/5-7/1973
26th – Waco 4/3-5/1975
27th – Houston 4/14-16/1977
28th – Amarillo 4/26-28/1979
29th – Amarillo Convention General Chairman's Notebook
30th – Irving 4/23-25/1981
31st – Irving Convention General Chairman's Notebook
32nd – San Antonio 4/15-17/1983
33rd – San Antonio Convention General Chairman's Notebook
34th – Beaumont 6/8-10/1984
35th – Beaumont Convention General Chairman's Notebook
36th – San Angelo 4/18-20/1986
37th - San Angelo Convention Audio Tapes
38th – Corpus Christi 4/15-17/1988
39th – Abilene 4/20-22/1990
40th - San Antonio 6/5-7/1992

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Addendum C: History of the AAUW Texas Archives at Texas Woman's University

One of the first mentions of a "repository for the files of the Texas Division of the American Association of University Women" is in a letter from Dr. Margaret Lee Wiley, AAUW Texas State Recording Secretary and President-Elect, to Mrs. Clay McClellan, President, on April 16, 1945. The letter states, "A repository for A. A. U. W. files has been promised, and I am letting you know immediately so that you will not worry too much about the enormity of material to be passed on to me." Unfortunately, the letter does not tell where the repository is or who promised it.
The next mention of AAUW Texas' repository is in 1948 in Dr. Pearl Ponsford's Annual Report of the Texas Division. In the report, it notes that with the assistance of Dr. Autrey Nell Wiley the board was able to obtain a permanent repository for inactive files at the Library of the Texas State College for Women in Denton. The report also states, "A member of the Denton Branch will be asked to serve as keeper of the inactive files." The member of the Denton Branch chosen to serve as the keeper of the inactive files appears to be Miss Ruby Averitt, who writes in a letter dated May 23, 1949, that she received the check for $100 to purchase a cabinet for the AAUW records.
A little over a year later, in a letter dated August 28, 1950 to Miss May Jones, Mrs. Marion Roberts writes that Miss Averitt died of cancer and therefore someone would need to take her place. She subsequently recommends Miss Ada Lummis, Miss Reba Bucklew and Mrs. Mation de Coliguy, all of Texas Woman's University. Although these names were brought up at the October 6, 1950 Board of Directors meeting, none took the place of Miss Averitt and in March 1951 the AAUW Texas inactive files were "still" in the basement of the Bralley Memorial Library at TSCW.
According to a letter dated January 9, 1951, a Committee on the Repository, consisting of Miss Dorothy Porter, Chairman, Miss Florence Langford, and Dr. Autrey Nell Wiley, was appointed by AAUW Texas President Miss May Jones to assist with setting up a repository at TSCW. On April 27, 1951, during the 14th Biennial Convention, Miss May Jones recommended that "the Texas Division study carefully the plan of setting up a central office for the Texas State Division with provisions for an Executive Secretary-Treasurer."
Later that year, AAUW Texas President Mrs. Vera Maxwell requested the use of rooms 302 and 304 in the Home Economics building (also called the old Household Arts building) in a letter dated June 29, 1951 to Dr. Guinn, President of TSCW. In a subsequent letter from Dr. Guinn,dated July 6, 1951, the use of room 302 as the office for AAUW Texas' inactive files was approved, with provisional use of 304 for board meetings.
The inactive files then moved from the Library's basement to the old Household Arts building. In September 1951, Mrs. Vera Maxwell sent out questionnaires to all past Presidents asking what they thought should be done with their new "Headquarters." The first Board meeting held in the new Headquarters in room 304 was on Oct. 12, 1951. At that time, the board carried the motion not to exceed $1,000 for the Headquarters office and to set aside $500 for Headquarters maintenance. In April 1952, the Committee on the Repository, also called the Headquarters Committee, presented their report and made recommendations to the Board. The Committee reported that they had purchased one desk, one desk chair, one steel filing cabinet, one office chair, one table for a typewriter, one chair for typing, and a book called "How to File and Index" by Bertha M. Weeks. Also listed were suggested needs, including a fan, typewriter, Venetian blinds, dictionary, miscellaneous office supplies, lamp, and rug. For "keeping the office open," the committee offered two suggestions; first, that they could employ a member of the Denton AAUW Branch to work part time and second that they could employ a student, preferably a graduate student. The Board carried the motion to recommend the first suggestion of employing a Denton Branch member. But, according to the minutes of AAUW Texas' 15th Biennial Convention on May 1, 1953, a student at TSCW named Charlotte Wood Schrader had, at the time, been employed at Headquarters for four months. There is also another discrepancy regarding Headquarters in the 1966 Texas Division Handbook, which states that Headquarters was not set up on the campus of TWU until 1953."
In November 1959, Historian Charlotte Wyatt visited the archives at TWU, which were still located in the Home Economics building. Former President Miss May Jones, Dr. Autrey Nell Wiley, and Miss Dorothy Porter accompanied Mrs. Wyatt. In February 1960, Mrs. Wyatt and Miss Jones reported to the board their trip to the archives, including the history of the archives, and made recommendations on the future of the archives. The most notable recommendation was that excessive duplication of files should be avoided and that "Unless this Board begins to make a start on such a policy, with the rapid growth of the Division, very soon we shall outgrow the courtesy file room now afforded us."
According to an update on Headquarters dated May 28, 1971, the AAUW archives were located in room 229 in the Arts and Sciences building. This means that sometime between 1959 and 1971 the archives were moved from the Home Economics building to the Arts and Sciences building. The update also notes that the AAUW Archive Supervisor was Mabelle Kalmbach and includes an invoice and description of the archives.'
In April 1977, the "AAUW Record Room" moved from room 229 to room 236 in the Arts and Sciences building. Mabelle Kalmbach, still the AAUW Archive Supervisor, kept the key to the room. Sometime between 1977 and 1980 the archives moved again, this time from the Arts and Sciences building back to the Library.
In 1980, TWU purchased the AAUW national archives on microfilm. In March 1980, AAUW Texas President Alice Church and Historian Betty Coley visited the archives with Elizabeth Snapp, President of the Denton Branch and Assistant Director of TWU's Library, and Mabelle Kalmbach, still the AAUW Texas Archive Supervisor. In 1980, the State Division began collecting branch records and depositing them at TWU. In a Memo from Elizabeth Snapp to Jean Glasgow dated March 24, 1982 she wrote, "The 1928-51 holdings appear to be reasonably complete. We have records for the following years: 1928-51, 1957, 1959-61, 1966, 1971, 1975, 1978-79. The latter years are incomplete. In 1986, the AAUW Texas collection consisted of 172 boxes of Branch and Division records. Also in 1986, the new Blagg-Huey Library opened, but it is unclear when the AAUW Texas archives moved from the old Library to the new one.

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