University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women Records, 1954-2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Association of University Women. San Antonio Branch
Title: The San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women Records
Dates: 1954-2009
Creator Abstract: The American Association of University Women is a college alumnae organization, formed in 1921 upon the merging of the Southern Association of College Women and Association of College Alumnae. The San Antonio Branch was established on January 9, 1909 as a branch of the Southern Association of College Women.
Content Abstract: The San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women Records, 1954-2004, contain correspondence, articles of incorporation, bylaws, ledgers, legal documents, agendas, minutes, membership lists, directories, tax returns, financial statements, oral histories, awards, newsletters, invitations, programs, scrapbooks, videocassettes, creative works, and other printed materials, arranged in seven series. Additions include meeting documentation, procedures, newsletters, clippings, yearbooks, secretary files, correspondence, and other assorted material relating to the organizations.
Identification: MS 128
Extent: 18.1 linear feet (40 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The San Antonio Branch was established on January 9, 1909 as a branch of the Southern Association of College Women that was founded in July 1903 at the University of Tennessee. In 1909, the officers of the San Antonio Branch were President, Mrs. Jean McGrath Russ; Vice-President, Miss Emily Maverick; and Secretary/Treasurer, Mrs. Carrie Pfeifer Brown.

In 1921 the Southern Association of College Women united with the Association of College Alumnae and the name was changed to the American Association of University Women. The Association of College Alumnae was a merger of two groups. A group of 17 women met in Boston in the fall of 1881 to discuss forming an alumnae organization of women college graduates. As a result the Association of Collegiate Alumnae was formally organized in January 1882. In 1889 the Western Association of College Alumnae united with this group. So the AAUW began with 17 women who came together to unite alumnae of their institutions for practical educational work.

In 1926, San Antonio was a charter branch when AAUW Texas was organized in Dallas. The state organization is the backbone that supports all of the Texas branches. In recent years, two members of the San Antonio Branch have served as State Presidents: Helen Oujesky and Malinda Gaul.

The Branch Interest Groups have enhanced the richness of the AAUW experience. Women come together to share their interests. The Historic Southwest group is the oldest of the current interest groups. Mrs. Elizabeth Dickson, President of the San Antonio Branch in 1939-1940, founded the group. This group makes a donation each year to a historical landmark or a society dedicated to preservation of landmarks. The members also make a Christmas donation to a local charity. The University Women's Garden Club, a long-time interest group, was founded in 1939. Their members donate handmade items each year at Christmas to a local hospital. They also assist with garden therapy at a local nursing homes. The San Antonio Branch also has a young professional group, a book discussion group, a book review group, a theatre group, Women Unlimited, which studies the "Great Discussion" series of public affairs issues, and two bridge groups.

Three members of the San Antonio Branch established endowments for AAUW scholarships in their wills: Mildred Magee, Irma Gesche and Jean Longwith. The interest from these endowment accounts is used for local, graduate scholarships for women that are awarded at the branch meeting in May each year. Part of the money raised at the annual Educational Foundation fundraiser is also used for local scholarships. In recent years, the scholarships have been increased from $1000 to $2000. The branch awarded six scholarships in 2003 and five in 2004.

The San Antonio Branch has a major fundraiser each year for the Educational Foundation and for local scholarships. From the 1960's through 2000, the branch fundraiser was a used book sale. Due to decreasing revenues and a request for a change from the members, the branch initiated the Breaking the Glass Ceiling Brunch and Silent Auction in 2001. In 2003, it became a luncheon and silent auction. At this luncheon the branch honors a company that practices gender equity in its policies. The branch also honors a woman who has succeeded in her field and serves as an example to young women.

In 1910, the San Antonio Branch made the following report at the Southern Association of College Women. "Our branch has been busy investigating social settlement work, and in connection with this we have made an interesting study of some of the modern dramas that deal with sociological conditions. A program for the year was arranged. Meetings were held the 1st Saturday in each month, when some able lecturer gave us the help of her experience." The San Antonio Branch meeting is still held on the first Saturday of the month. The 1910 report continued with further description of the branch activities. "This branch has become affiliated with the Kindergarten and also the Playground Association, and is taking a live interest in the recently organized Free Clinic. Our members do all they can as individuals to aid these organizations and each week two of them teach in a sewing class for girls. We have pledged our aid toward securing a compulsory education law and in all matters pertaining to the schools and youth of San Antonio."

The San Antonio Branch continues the tradition begun in 1909. The branch has long supported the Expand Your Horizons Career Conference in science and math for girls in grades six through 12 held at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2003 members volunteered to speak at a career day event at a local school. In 2004, one of the branch's members, Dr. Linda Vargas-Lew requested the support of the branch in mentoring young Hispanic girls at the elementary school level. These girls have been identified as at risk to drop out before completing high school. Several members responded and are serving as mentors.

The San Antonio Branch is using technology to improve communications with members. In 1994, the branch moved from the typewriter to the computer to produce the branch directory. Then, Mynda McGuire, President in 2001-03, initiated the web page and still maintains it.

In 2001, the branch took a long look at its practices and began planning for its future when it held the first of its now annual Strategic Planning meetings. Following that meeting the branch conducted a demographic survey of its members and found that the average age was 68.5, and the members were predominantly white. The membership drives, as of 2001 focuses on diversifying the membership. One of the ways was to increase the AAUW Institutional Membership of local colleges and universities from only one institution in 2001 to five in 2004. One of those is St. Philip's College which is a Historically Black and Hispanic Serving Institution.

The San Antonio Branch is recognized as an outstanding AAUW branch through the 21st Century Recognition Program, an honor bestowed upon them by the national AAUW organization.

For more information about the current activities of the San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women, please visit them on the Web at:    http://www.aauwsanantonio.org/.

Historical note written by Mynda McGuire, Immediate Past President of the San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women, February 2005.


Scope and Content Note

The San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women Records, 1954-2009, contain correspondence, articles of incorporation, bylaws, ledgers, legal documents, agendas, minutes, membership lists, directories, tax returns, financial statements, oral histories, awards, newsletters, invitations, programs, scrapbooks, videocassettes, creative works, and other printed materials, arranged in seven series. Though the records date from 1954, the bulk of the materials are from the 1970s to 2004. The majority of the materials are membership records, financial records, and the minutes of branch and board meetings.

The Administrative Records series includes Letters of Incorporation from 1989, the year the branch incorporated, as well as materials that govern Branch activities, including bylaws, handbooks, standing rules, and policies and procedures. Of note are the documents that, while limited in scope, provide information about the history of the San Antonio Branch.

The Officers series includes records kept by the President, President Elect, Corresponding Secretary, and Parliamentarian. The Treasurer's papers provide information about the financial activities of the Branch. Among these financial documents are ledgers kept from the early 1970s and 1980-2000; Treasurer's reports from 1966-2004; federal income tax returns from the mid-1950s through 1993; audited and unaudited financial statements from 1962-1992, and records of donations made to the branch.

Meeting minutes of the Board (1982-2004) are also included in the Officers series, as are the records related to Branch officers and the majority of the correspondence (1981-2003). The correspondence reflects the Board's involvement in local events and outreach projects, as well as documenting activities within the Branch. Other correspondence reflects information sharing between the branch and the State (1981-1986, 1990-2003) and the branch and National (1977, 2001) levels of AAUW.

The Activities series includes materials related to the activities of the San Antonio Branch. Among them are minutes for the Branch meetings from 1979 to 2003, documenting issues, events, and activities that occurred. Also included in this series are files about events, projects and outreach planned by the Branch. Award files are also located in this series, and reflect the honors and recognition bestowed upon the Branch and individual members from1971 to 2004. They include awards from the national and state levels of the AAUW and from local organizations. Other materials that reflect the activities of the branch are located in scrapbooks (1980-1982, 1989-1991) and newsclippings (1979-2002).

The Standing Committees series reflects the work and interests of different committees of the San Antonio Branch. Committees range from the Communication Committee to the Community Serve Committee and the History Committee, Legal Advocacy Fund Committee and the Scholarship Committee. However, the bulk of this series consists of materials from the Membership Committee. Included are lists of members from 1969 to 2002 and yearbook directories beginning in 1954. There are also files on twenty-two individual members, which include newspaper clippings, articles, and other printed materials, and a file for deceased members, which includes obituaries, correspondence and funeral programs. Also included in the membership records are materials used to market to new and returning members, membership reports, member surveys and questionnaires.

Other important materials in the Standing Committees series include Branch budget information to be found in the Finance Committee materials, oral histories by San Antonio Branch members to be found in the Historian Committee files, and press releases and copies of the Branch website both to be found in the Communications Committee files.

The Special Interest Groups series spans the mid-1960s through 2003 and includes information regarding special interest groups and their activities and interests, such as interior decorating, world travel, book groups, Bridge, theater and arts, gardening and genealogy. Of note in this series is the Historic Southwest Interest Group whose records contain a detailed travel itinerary for a tour of the southeast (1972), scrapbooks (1941-1972), yearbooks (1961-2000), and meeting minutes (1972-1999).

The Publications series includes an almost complete run of the San Antonio Branch News (1978-2004) and issues of The Link, a publication for Texas Branch Leaders (1995-2003).

The Conventions series contains materials about the Branch's desire to hold an AAUW conference in San Antonio, and AAUW conventions in San Antonio and other parts of Texas.

The Addition of August 2006 (Acc. 2006-58) contains San Antonio branch yearbook: 1992-2004; correspondence; files; board member handbook, cards, legacy circle; clippings; Founders Day, Breaking the Glass; awards; Get out the vote; Vote, smart; newsletters; Longwith; budget, reciepts.

The Addition of October 2006 (Acc. 2006-76) consists of minutes and newsletters.

The Addition of December 2006 (Acc. 2006-096) includes flyers, emails, and notes.

The Addition of May 2007 (Acc. 2007-054) containes legal correspondence and minutes.

The Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 2007-095) includes procedures notebook for offices.

The Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 2007-098) includes board papers.

The Addition of August 2008 (Acc. 2008-40) includes Longwith obituary, San Antonio Branch History, 1908-2008, material from the presidencies of Malinda Gaul and Mynda McGuire and includes, newsletters, correspondence, event flyers, photos, meeting minutes and other organizational material.

The Addition of October 2009 (Accession 2009-055) consists of administrative material including meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, newsletters, reports, bylaws, job descriptions, programs, financial material and material related to scholarships, fundraising, PEARL award, and other organizational activities between the years 2006-2009.


 

Arrangement

  • Administrative Records
  • Officers
  • Activities
  • Standing Committees
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Publications
  • Conventions
  • Addition of August 2006 (Acc. 2006-58)
  • Addition of October 2006 (Acc. 2006-76)
  • Addition of December 2006 (Acc. 2006-096)
  • Addition of May 2007 (Acc. 2007-054)
  • Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 2007-095)
  • Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 2007-098)
  • Addition of August 2008 (Acc. 2008-40)
  • Addition of October 2009 (Acc. 2009-055)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women Records must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.


Index Terms

Organizations
American Association of University Women. San Antonio Branch.
Subjects
Educational equalization--Texas--San Antonio.
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--United States.
Women--Education--Texas--San Antonio.
Women--Texas--San Antonio--Societies and clubs--History.
Women's rights--Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Membership lists.
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Scrapbooks.
Videocassettes.
Agendas.
Oral histories.
Bylaws ( administrative records).
Directories.
Tax returns.
Awards.
Invitations.
Programs.
Press releases
Yearbooks.
Clippings files.
Ledgers.
Local Subjects
Clubs and Organizations
Education/Educators
San Antonio History
Women's Groups

Related Material

Materials related to this collection may be found in the Malinda Gaul papers (Acc. 2003-06). For information regarding access to this unprocessed collection, please contact University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women Records, 1954-2004, MS 128, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from the San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women, 2001-2009 (Acc. 2001-018, 2002-005, 2002-059, 2002-069, 2003-040, 2003-041, 2003-042, 2003-086, 2004-004, 2004-007, 2004-032, 2005-004, 2006-058, 2006-076, 2006-096, 2007-054, 2007-095, 2007-098, 2008-040, 2009-055).

Processing Information

Processed by Traci JoLeigh Drummond and Gerrianne Schaad, October 2004.

Additions encoded by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant, November 2008 and October 2009.


 List of Past Presidents 

Past Division Presidents from the San Antonio Branch:


  • Mrs. Carrie Pfeiffer (A.A.) Brown, Miss Gladys Morgan
  • Mrs. Catherine (Marvin J.) Pedlar

Past AAUW Texas Presidents from the San Antonio Branch:


  • Dr. Helen Oujesky
  • Ms. Malinda Gaul
  • Mrs. Linda Conger
Mrs. W.B. Russ 1909-1910
Mrs. A.A. Brown 1910-1911
Miss Eula Denton 1911-1912
Miss Gladys Morgan 1912-1913
Mrs. Marion B. Goebel 1913-1914
Mrs. J.H. Savage 1914-1915
Miss Ruth Muir 1915-1916
Mrs. Charles Meek 1916-1917
Miss Elizabeth West 1917-1918
Miss Gladys Morgan 1918-1919
Miss Pauline Murrah 1919-1920
Miss Pearl West 1920-1921
Mrs. George L. Abbott 1921-1922
Miss Mildred Harrigan 1922-1923
Miss Ora Johnson 1923-1925
Miss Emma Gutzeit 1925-1917
Miss Gladys Morgan 1927-1929
Mrs. J.H. Savage 1929-1931
Mrs. A.A. Brown 1931-1933
Miss Frances Smith 1933-1934
Mrs. Thomas B. Portwood 1934-1936
Mrs. Ida Mae Murray 1936-1937
Mrs. A.A. Brown 1937-1939
Mrs. Elizabeth Dickson 1939-1941
Mrs. Marvin J. Pedlar 1941-1942
Mrs. Horace W. Townsend 1942-1943
Dr. Ava Josephine McAmis 1943-1945
Miss Maude B. Davis 1945-1947
Miss Mary V. Douglass 1947-1949
Mrs. B.J. Tamborello 1949-1950
Dr. Doris Cook (Mrs. W.R.) 1950-1951
Miss Nancy Lou McCallum 1951-1952
Mrs. J. Frank Ruskin 1952-1954
Mrs. M.C. Manger 1954-1956
Mrs. G.O. Stone 1956-1958
Miss Ona Marschall 1958-1960
Mrs. Hazel Buchanan Nelson 1960-1962
Mrs. A.J. Hague 1962-1963
Mrs. Joseph Schiebout 1963-1965
Mrs. Virginia Albert 1965-1967
Mrs. Virginia M. Creed 1967-1968
Mrs. Ben W. Hedges 1968-1970
Miss Mary Frances Sweeney 1970-1972
Mrs. Joe F. Tarpley 1972-1974
Mrs. George J. Lee 1974-1976
Mrs. Adolph L. Stein 1976-1978
Mrs. Edna S. McGaffey 1978-1980
Miss Jean M. Longwith 1980-1982
Mrs. Maedean Hamilton 1982-1983
Dr. Mary Andree Tokoly 1983-1985
Dr. Helen Oujesky 1985-1987
Mrs. Clara Jane Almstead 1987-1989
Dr. Juanita B. Felder 1989-1991
Mrs. Nadine H. McGee 1991-1993
Dr. Virginia E. McGary 1993-1995
Mrs. Lucy T. Gomez 1995-1997
Mrs. Evelyn C. Reed 1997-1999
Dr. Peggy M. Peterson 1999
Miss Orrine Woinowsk 1999-2001
Ms. Mynda Holman McGuire 2001-2003
Mrs. Carol J. Lahser 2003-2005
Dr. Deborah Valdez 2005-2006
Ms. Malinda Gaul 2006-2008
Dr. Cheryl Davis 2008-2009

 


 Notes to Researchers 

Early records of the Branch were donated to the Women's University in Denton, Texas.

For more information about the current activities of the San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women, please visit them on the Web at:    http://www.aauwsanantonio.org/


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Administrative Records

This series includes Letters of Incorporation from 1989, the year the branch incorporated, as well as materials that govern Branch activities, including bylaws, handbooks, standing rules, and policies and procedures. Of note are the documents that, while limited in scope, provide information about the history of the San Antonio Branch.
Box Folder
1 1 Branch Incorporation Application, 1993
2 Administrative Documents and Accompanying Correspondence, 1988-1990 and undated
Bylaws
3-4 1979-1996, 2000 and undated
5 Partial Articles, undated
6 Report of Revision of Brach Bylaws for 1985-1987
7 Proposed Amendments to Bylaws, 1989, 1994-1995, 2000-2002, and undated
8 Notes and Correspondence, 1979-1988, 1994-2002 and undated
9 Policies and Procedures, 1994-1995 and undated
10 Standing Rules, undated
Handbook
11 Leader
12 Leadership, 1970
13 Branch Leaders
14 S.A. Branch, 7/1996
Box Folder
2 1 S.A. Branch, 9/1994
2 S.A. Branch, undated
3 S.A. Branch, undated
4 San Antonio Branch History, 1966, 1976-1982, 1993, 1996, 2001-2001, and undated
5 Mission Statement, 2001-2002
6 Branch Goals, 2001-2003
7 San Antonio Branch Annual Report (History), 1994-1995 and undated
8 Branch Report Forms, 1982-1983, 1985-1989



 

Officers

This series includes records kept by the President, President Elect, Corresponding Secretary, and Parliamentarian. The Treasurer's papers provide information about the financial activities of the Branch. Among these financial documents are ledgers kept from the early 1970s and 1980-2000; Treasurer's reports from 1966-2004; federal income tax returns from the mid-1950s through 1993; audited and unaudited financial statements from 1962-1992, and records of donations made to the branch.
Meeting minutes of the Board (1982-2004) are also included in the Officers series, as are the records related to Branch officers and the majority of the correspondence (1981-2003). The correspondence reflects the Board's involvement in local events and outreach projects, as well as documenting activities within the Branch. Other correspondence reflects information sharing between the branch and the State (1981-1986, 1990-2003) and the branch and National (1977, 2001) levels of AAUW.
Box Folder
2 President
9 July 1976-May 1977, Aug 1982-1983, July 1987, June 1991, Sept 1993-March 1994, Aug 2000-2002
10 Branch Reports, 1980-81, 1985-86, 1989, 2001, and undated
11 President Elect, 1993, 1999, 2000
Treasurer
12 Guidelines for Treasurer, 1980, 1986 and undated
13 Financial Guide for AAUW Treasure, 1974, 1978
14 Annual Statement Treasurer, 1972, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1995
15 Treasurers Report, 7/1/1966 – 12/15/1970
16 Treasurers Report, 1/15/1980 - 12/30/1989
Box Folder
3 1 Treasurers Report, Treasurers Report, 12/30/1989 – 2000
2 Treasurers Report – Other Reports, 12/31/1999 – 3/1/2004
3 Treasurers Report – Other Reports, 12/31/1999 – 3/1/2004
Box Folder
28 Ledgers, (Oversize Material) 1953-1965
Box Folder
3 4 Ledgers, 1970-1971, 1981-1983
5 Ledgers, 1985-1990
6 Ledgers, 1990-1994
7 Ledgers, 1995-1999
8 Ledgers, 1999-2000
9 Investments, 2000-2002 and undated
10 Tax Status for Branch Members
Box Folder
4 1 Tax Returns, 1955-1960, 1964-1966, 1968-1979
2 Tax Returns, 1980-1982, 1984-1987, 1990, 1991, 1993
3 Reports on Examination of Records, June 30, 1958 – June 30, 1959 to July 1, 1961 – June 30, 1962
4 Reports on Examination of Records, July 1, 1962 – June 30, 1963 to June 30, 1965 – June 30, 1966
5 Audits, 1967-1969
6 Audit of Financial Records, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988-1992
7 Unaudited Financial Statements, 1970-1971
8 Unaudited Financial Year End, June 30, 2001
9 Dues Reports, 1980-1983 and undated
10 Requests for Payment Forms, undated
11 Account Applications, 2001
12 Correspondence, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002
13 Named Fellowship Endowment Directions, 1979, 1981 and undated
14 Corresponding Secretary, April 6, 1989
15 Parliamentarian, 1975, 1980-1981 and undated
16 Officers Lists, 1982-2002 and undated
17 Installation of Officers, 1985-87, 1989-1992, 2002
Correspondence
Box Folder
5 1 General, 1981-1989, 1994, 1998-2003, and undated
2 Thank Yous, 1983-1984, 2001-2003 and undated
3 AAUW National - Correspondence, 1977, 2001
4 AAUW Texas – Correspondence, 1981-1986, 1990-2003 and undated
5 AAUW Stationery
6 - 12 Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1982-2004
Box Folder
6 1 - 5 Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1982-2004
6 Board Meeting Attendance, 1995-2000
7 Officer Change Forms
8 Strategic Planning, 1992-1994, 2001 and undated
9 Grants and Applications, 1992-93, July 1997, 2000-2001
Donated Properties
10 Morgan Estate Documents, 1959-1960
11 Magee House – Meetings Regarding House Sale, 1986-1988
Box Folder
7 1 Magee House – House Sale Documents, 1987-1988
2 Magee House – Reports for Committee, 1986, 1987
3 Magee House – Expenditures, 1986-1987
4 Magee House – Correspondence with Lawyers and Trust, 1985-1988
5 Leadership Training Plan, 1988-2001 and undated
6 Mailing List Policy, 1985
7 Branch Liability Insurance Information, 1987, 1995, 2001
8 AAUW Partnerships
9 Position Descriptions, 1980-1983 and undated
10 Guidelines for Officers and Meetings, 1958, 1981 and undated
11 Program Planning, undated
12 AAUW Grassroots Activist Network, 1995



 

Activities

This series includes materials related to the activities of the San Antonio Branch. Among them are minutes for the Branch meetings from 1979 to 2003, documenting issues, events, and activities that occurred. Also included in this series are files about events, projects and outreach planned by the Branch. Award files are also located in this series, and reflect the honors and recognition bestowed upon the Branch and individual members from1971 to 2004. They include awards from the national and state levels of the AAUW and from local organizations. Other materials that reflect the activities of the branch are located in scrapbooks (1980-1982, 1989-1991) and newsclippings (1979-2002).
Box Folder
7 Meetings
13 Minutes, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1986-1990
14 Minutes, 1991-1997
15 Minutes, 1998-1999
Box Folder
8 1 Minutes, 2000-2003
2 Attendees – Luncheons and other Meetings, 1993-1996, 2000-2001, and undated
3 Meeting Locations, 1984-1985, 2000-2002, and undated
4 Meeting Schedule, 1993-1994
5 Checklist for Branch Meeting Arrangements Team, undated
Events
Box Folder
9 6 - 7 Roundtable on Educational Equality, 1992
Box Folder
22 Videocassette (VHS), 1992
Box Folder
8 9 S.A. Branch Planning Calendar, July 1990 – June 1994
10 Dan Maguire Presentation, 2002-2003
11 "You Be the Judge," 2002 and undated
12 National Women's Work Proclamation, 1974
13 San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame Inductees, undated
14 Other Events, March 2000, April 2003
Box Folder
9 Projects
Box Folder
8 15 "Women's Work, Women's Worth," 1986-1988
16 Voter Registration Drive, 2001-2004
17 Program Ideas/Research, 1998-2001 and undated
18 San Antonio Bicentennial Committee "Oral History Project," undated
19 Information and Notes, 1975-1976, 1981-1982, 1987, and undated
20 Project Better Future, Oct. 23, 2002
Cable TV Project
21 Information, 1982
Box Folder
9 1 RTF Communications Workshops 1&2, undated
2 RTF Communications Workshops 3&4, undated
3 RTF Communications Widows Network, undated
4 RTF Communication Probate and Will, undated
5 RTF Communication General Production, undated
6 RTF Communication Grants – Educational Fund, undated
Box Folder
22 Videocassettes (3/4 inch U-Matic)
"Woman in Action" and "Battered Woman," undated
"Battered Woman," undated
Interview with Lila Cockrell, Nellie Thorogood, Mary B. Haney by Ann Dalton (2 tapes), undated
Jean Longwith, KENS TV News, June 27, 1983
Beginning Music and Audio, undated
"Women in Technology," undated
Two unidentified tapes, undated
Box Folder
9 Outreach
8 "Putting the Quantity in the Quality of Life," 1990 and undated
9 Worden School Participation
10 Promoting Individual Liberties, 1987-1988, 1988-1989
11 Donations to Other Organizations, May 5, 1984, June 7, 2002-July 26, 2002, February 24, 2003 – April 4, 2003
Branch Awards
5-Star
12 Branch 5 Star Status, 1995-1996
13 Branch 5 Star Status Application, 2000-2001
Box Folder
10 1 Branch 5 Star Status Application, 2000-2001
2 5 Star Branch Notes, 2000-2002
21st Century
3 21st Century Recognition Program, July 23, 2002–April 18, 2003 and undated
4 21st Century Recognition Program Application, 2001-2002, 2003-2004
Box Folder
22 Award, 2001-2002
Box Folder
10 Individual Member Awards
Named Gift Honorees
5 Lists, 1974-2001 and undated
6 Directories, 1971-1982
7 Awards to S.A. Branch, AAUW, 1976-1977, 1982-1984, 1990-1991, 2002
8 Awards to Individuals from S.A. Branch of AAUW, 1994
9 Community Contacts, 2002 and undated
10 AAUW – SA Involvement in UTSA Women's Resource Center, August 2001
11 SA Branch – Satellite Organization Application, undated
12 Newsclippings, 1979, 1983, 1985-1989, 1991, 1999, 2001-2002, and undated
13 Logo Information, 1980
14 Artifacts (vinyl bag and cross-stitch pieces), undated
Box Folder
27 Oversize Photographic Materials, 1992 and undated
Box Folder
26 Scrapbooks (oversize materials) 1980-1982
Box Folder
23 Scrapbooks (oversize materials) 1989-1991



 

Standing Committees

This series reflects the work and interests of different committees of the San Antonio Branch. Committees range from the Communication Committee to the Community Serve Committee and the History Committee, Legal Advocacy Fund Committee and the Scholarship Committee. However, the bulk of this series consists of materials from the Membership Committee. Included are lists of members from 1969 to 2002 and yearbook directories beginning in 1954. There are also files on twenty-two individual members, which include newspaper clippings, articles, and other printed materials, and a file for deceased members, which includes obituaries, correspondence and funeral programs. Also included in the membership records are materials used to market to new and returning members, membership reports, member surveys and questionnaires.
Other important materials in the Standing Committees series include Branch budget information to be found in the Finance Committee materials, oral histories by San Antonio Branch members to be found in the Historian Committee files, and press releases and copies of the Branch website both to be found in the Communications Committee files.
Box Folder
10 15 Branch Awards Committee Report, 2000-2001
Communications Committee
16 Interest Groups, 1987-1989, 1995, 1999-2000, and undated
17 Branch Newsletter, 1996, 1999, and undated
18 Public Information – Publicity Guide, October 1981 and undated
19 Public Information – Press Releases, Undated
Box Folder
11 1 San Antonio Branch Website, 2000-2003 and undated
2 Community Service Hours, 2000-2001
Community Service
3 Community Service Hours, 2000-2001
4 "Expanding Your Horizons," 1985, 1995-2001, and undated
5 Can We Talk, 2000-2003
6 San Antonio Women's Federation, 2000-2003
7 San Antonio Council of Presidents, 1981-1983, 2002
8 Courtesy Committee, Jan 6, 1987 – May 27, 1989
9 Cultural Affairs Committee, April 1, 1989
10 Diversity Committee, 2001
11 Education Foundation Committee, 1979-1980, 1988-1989, 1994-1998, 2002, and undated
12 Election, 2000
13 Executive Committee, undated
14 Financial Advisory Committee Report, May 2, 2001
Finance Committee
15 Budget Guidelines, 1986, 1989, and undated
16 Budget Committee Agenda, July 23, 1986
17 Proposed Budget, 1965-2003
18 Audit Committee, 1998-1999, 2002
Historian Committee
Archivist
19 Archives, 1980-1983, 1989, 1993
Oral History
20 General Information, undated
21 Barnes, Margaret, 1/22/1996
22 Barnes, Margaret, 1/22/1996
23 Hamilton, Estelle, undated
24 Lopez, Arcadia, 2/14/1990
25 McCall, Lucy, 1/21/1988
26 Nash, Bess, 6/13/1990
27 Noble, Mabel, 7/9/1981
28 Ramirez, Amelia, 3/2/1996
29 Schroeder, Fron, 1/30/1997
30 Schutte, Margrete, 1/16/1997
Box Folder
12 1 Sweeney, Mary Frances, undated
2 Weedin, Elanor, undated
3 Zogheib, Elizabeth, 12/13/1990
4 Legal Advocacy Fund, undated
Membership Committee
5 Information, 1989-1991, 1997-2000, and undated
6 Files, 1969-1970
7 Files, 1970-1971
8 Files, 1971-1972
9 Files, 1972-1973
10 Files, 1973-1974
11 Files, 1974-1975
12 Files, 1975-1976
13 Files, 1976-1977
14 Files, 1977-1978
15 Files, 1977-1978
16 Files, 1978-1979
17 Files, 1979-1980
18 Files, 1980-1981
19 Files, 1981-1982
Box Folder
13 1 Files, 1982-1983
2 Files, 1983-1984
3 Files, 1984-1985
4 Files, 1985-1986
5 Files, 1986-1987
6 Files, 1988-1989
7 Files, 1989-1990
8 Files, 1990-1991
9 Files, 1992-1993
10 Files, 1993-1994
11 Files, 1994-1995
12 Files, 1995-1996
13 Files, 1996-1997
14 Files, 1996-1997
15 Files, 1998-1999
Box Folder
27 Oversize Membership Files, 1983-2000
Box Folder
13 16 Membership Cards, A-C
Box Folder
14 1 Membership Cards, D-K
2 Membership Cards, L-R
3 Membership Cards, T-Z
4 Member Lists, 1977, 1982-1987, 1994-2003, and undated
5 Members-at-Large, 1997-2001 and undated
6 Directories, 1954-1955, 1966-1976
Box Folder
15 1 Directories, 1980-1988
2 Directories, 1988-1989
3 Directories, 1992-1996
4 Directories, 1996-2000
Box Folder
16 1 Directories, 2000-2002
2 Directories – Supplemental Lists, 1999-2002 and undated
Individual
3 Dunlap, Lillian, undated
4 Gaul, Malinda, 2002 and undated
5 Hamilton, Maedean H., 1983
6 Huantes, Margarita, undated
7 Light, Dr. Kathi, undated
8 Longwirth, Jean M., 1979, 1981, 1982, and undated
9 McGaffey, Edna S., 1980, 1987, and undated
10 McGary, Virginia E., 1999
11 McGuire, Mynda, 2002, 2003, and undated
12 Macon, Jane H. 1978 and undated
13 Meinke, Jean, 2002
14 Michalski, Katherine, 1991
15 Moore, Janet, undated
16 Niffenegger, Cecilia J., undated>
17 Oujesky, Helen, 1991, 1993, 1994, and undated
18 Pedlar, Catherine, undated
19 Shade, Dr. Cynthia, April 10, 1998
20 Schiffrin, Gale Hamilton, 2000 and undated
21 Taylor, Rosemarie, April 28, 1991
22 Tisdale, Linda, 2001
23 Woinowsk, Orrine, 2001-2003
24 Young, Eleanor A., 1982 and undated
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19 25 20-29-Year Members, undated
26 50-Plus/Life Members, 1980-1984
27 Deceased Members, 1998-2004 and undated
28 Correspondence, 1980-2003 and undated
29 Flyers and Invitations, 1990, 1993, 2000-2001, and undated
30 Applications and Brochures, 1989-1990, 1994-2003, and undated
31 Strategies, 1999-2002 and undated
32 "The Power of Three" Membership Kit, 1999 and undated
33 Reports, 1990-1991, 1999-2001, and undated
34 Corporate Members, 1982-1983 and undated
35 Member Status Forms, 1984-1986
36 Student Affiliate Project, 1996-2000 and undated
37 Categories, 1995 and undated
38 Change of Address Forms, 1984 and undated
39 Surveys, 1990 and undated
40 Demographic Membership Questionnaire, [2001]
Box Folder
16 41 Legislative Committee, May 19, 1986
Box Folder
7 1 Nominating Committee, Feb 1984-1985, Feb 1993
2 Public Policy Committee, undated
Scholarship Committee
3-4 Correspondence and Announcements, 1978-2003 and undated
Box Folder
21 19 Scholarship Recipients, 1992-1996
Box Folder
7 Fundraising
Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards Brunch
Box Folder
17 5 Invitations, 2001-2003
6 Programs, 2000-2003
7 Publicity, 2001-2005 and undated
8 Transcripts for Ceremonies, 2001-2003
9 Silent Auction Items, undated>
10 Sponsor and Gift Donor Gifts, undated
11 Correspondence, 2001-2002 and undated
12 Reports, undated
13 Financial Reports, 2001-2002
14 Guest List, 2003
15 Sponsorship Solicitations, 2001-2003 and undated
16 Award, 2002
17 Information, Research and Planning Materials, 1997-2004 and undated
Book Fair
18 Task Force, undated
19 Procedures, 1979-1981, 1987, 1999, and undated
20 Publicity and Flyers, 1985-1989, 1995-1999, and undated
21 Floor Managers, 1991-1995 and undated
Box Folder
20 1 Volunteer Information, undated
2 Correspondence, . 1986-1987, 1992-2000, and undated
3 Reports, 1981, 1986-1990, 2000, and undated
4 Profits, 1993-1997 and undated
5 Tax Forms and Information, 1982, 1995-1996, and undated
6 Certificates, 1999 and undated
7 Insurance, 1987-1989
8 Receipts, 1991-1999 and undated
9 Mall Agreements, 1985-1988 and undated
10 AAUW Flea Market, [2002-2003]
11 Sponsorship, 2001-2002 and undated
12 Donor Forms, undated
Box Folder
18 1 Social Arrangements Committee, 1987-1989 and undated
2 Committees – General, undated
3 Officers/Committee Information, undated



 

Special Interest Groups

This series spans the 1960s through 2003 and includes information regarding special interest groups and their activities and interests, such as interior decorating, world travel, book groups, Bridge, theater and arts, gardening and genealogy. Of note in this series is the Historic Southwest Interest Group whose records contain a detailed travel itinerary for a tour of the southeast (1972), scrapbooks (1941-1972), yearbooks (1961-2000), and meeting minutes (1972-1999).
Box Folder
18 4 Book Discussion Group, 1998-1999, 2002-2003, and undated
5 Book Review Group, 1982-1985, 1988-1989, 1996-2001, and undated
6 Bridge, 1982-1989
7 Contemporary Issues, 2000 and undated
8 Diet and Nutrition Interest Group, 1998-1999
9 Drama Group, 1964-1965, 1980-1985, 1988-1989, 1990, and undated
10 Forum Group, 1982-1989
11 Genealogy and Family Study Group, undated
12 Gourmet Group, 1999 and undated
Historic Southwest
13 Yearbooks, 1961-1962, 1965-1966, 1975-1976, 1982-1986, 1988-1989, 1991-1992, 1995-2000, and undated
14 Events, 1973, 1982, 1995, 1997, 1999, and undated
15 Minutes, 1972-1983
16 Minutes, 1984-1999
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19 Agenda From Tour of Southeast
1 San Antonio to Texarkana, 1972
2 Texarkana to the Ozarks, 1972
3 Ozarks, 1972
4 Tennessee, 1972
5 North Carolina, 1972
6 Williamsburg, VA, 1972
7 Virginia to Mississippi, 1972
8 Mississippi to Texas, 1972
Box
24 Scrapbooks
Scrapbook (Oversize Materials), 1941-1967
Box
25 Scrapbook (Oversize Materials), 1967-1972
Box Folder
19 9 Home Arts, 1982-1983
10 Information Please, 1982-1990 and undated
11 Interior Decorating Group, 1982-1983, 1985-1987
12 Investment Group, 1988-1989
13 Library Interest Group, undated
14 Theater and Arts Group, undated
15 University Women's Garden Club, 1982-1989, 1995-2003, and undated
16 Women's Own, 1982-1983
17 Women's Unlimited, undated
18 Young Professionals, 1999, 2001, and undated
World Travel Group
19 Flyers and programs, 1982-1983, 1985-1989



 

Publications

This series includes an almost complete run of the San Antonio Branch News (1978-2004) and issues of The Link, a publication for Texas Branch Leaders (1995-2003).
Box Folder
20 San Antonio Branch News
13 May 1978–December 1979
14 January 1980–April 1981
15 1984
16 1985
17 1986
18 1987
19 1988
20 1989
21 1990
22 1991
23 1992
24 1993
25 1994
26 1995
Box Folder
21 1 1996
2 1997
3 1998
4 1999
5 2000
6 2001
7 2002
8 2003
9 2004
10 Submissions, 1991-2003 and undated
SA Branch Board News
11 2001
12 Designs, 2001
13 The Link, 1995-2003



 

Conventions

This series contains materials about the Branch's desire to hold an AAUW conference in San Antonio, and AAUW conventions in San Antonio and other parts of Texas.
Box Folder
21 14 San Antonio Convention Bids, 1978, 1982
15 San Antonio Convention Attendees, 1981, 1983
16 Convention – San Antonio, 1992
17 Correspondence – 1995 Convention, 1995
18 AAUW Conventions, 2000-2002



 

Addition of August 2006 (Acc. 2006-58)

Box
1 San Antonio branch yearbooks, 1999-2004
Binder with files and correspondence, 1993-1997
Secretary Files, 1991-1997
Board member handbook, undated
Cards, undated
Legacy Circle, undated
Clippings, undated
Book, San Antonio College, undated
Emails, undated
Founder's Day, undated
Breaking the Glass, undated
Secretary files, 1995-1997
Awards, undated
Get out the vote, undated
Vote Smart, undated
Newsletters, undated
Longwith, undated
Box
2 Newsletters, correspondence, and clippings, undated
Handbooks, yearbooks, auction, 1997-2005
Budget, reciepts, undated



 

Addition of October 2006 (Acc. 2006-76)

Box Folder
1 1 Minutes, newsletters, cards, agendas, emails, undated



 

Addition of December 2006 (Acc. 2006-096)

Box Folder
1 1 Minutes, newsletters, cards, agendas, emails, undated



 

Addition of May 2007 (Acc. 2007-054)

Box Folder
1 1 Minutes, undated
2 Legal correspondence, undated



 

Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 2007-095)

Box Folder
1 1 procedures notebook for officers, undated



 

Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 2007-098)

Box Folder
1 1 Board papers, undated
2 Branch papers, undated
3 Correspondence, undated
4 Minutes, undated
5 Meetings, undated



 

Addition of August 2008 (Acc. 2008-40) 2001-2008

Box Folder
1 1 Longwith Obituary, 2003
1 San Antonio Branch History-1908-2008, 2008
2-3 Malinda Gaul's AAUW presidency, 2006-2008
4-6 Mynda McGuire's AAUW presidency, 2001-2003
7 Historian, board and general membership, 2006-2007
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2 1 Strategic planning, June 2006
2 Mynda McGuire's AAUW presidency photos, 2001-2003
3 Mynda McGuire's AAUW presidency, 2001-2003



 

Addition of October 2009 (Accession 2009-055)

Consists of administrative material including meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, newsletters, reports, bylaws, job descriptions, programs, financial material and material related to scholarships, fundraising, PEARL award, and other organizational activities between the years 2006-2009.