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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

AFWOA Records

Officers

Reunions

Assorted

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Air Force Women Officers Associated Records, 1976-2015



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Air Force Women Officers Associated
Title: Air Force Women Officers Associated Records
Dates: 1976-2015
Creator Abstract: The Air Force Women Officers Associated was founded in 1975 by Norma Breedlove and other retired Air Force women officers as a way to preserve the friendships and camaraderie they enjoyed while on active duty. It has grown considerably since then, and now offers membership to active duty, reserve, and separated women officers of the Air Force as well as retired officers. While the Air Force Women Officers Associated still fosters comradeship and friendships, the organization decided in 2000 to become more issue-orientated. The AFWOA focuses on interest issues concerning military women, such as promotional opportunities and education.
Content Abstract: The records of the Air Force Women Officers Associated document the organization's business, functions, and reunion planning. The collection consists of correspondence, administrative records, manuals, printed materials, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Identification: MS 455
Extent: 6.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

The Air Force Women Officers Associated was founded in 1975 by a group of retired Air Force women officers residing in San Antonio, Texas. Originally under the title WAF Officers Associated for Friendship in Retirement, the organization's purpose was to preserve the friendships and camaraderie they enjoyed while on active duty. They provided ways for retired officers to keep in touch through directories and biannual reunions. In 1977, full membership was offered to active duty, reserve, and separated women officers. At the 2000 AFWOA Reunion, the organization made the decision to become more issue-orientated. The AFWOA focuses on issues of interest to women in the military, such as promotional and educational opportunities, childcare, and healthcare.

Sources:

Service and Friendship Endure 25th Anniversary Edition book, Air Force Women Officers Associated Records collection, MS 455, UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

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Scope and Content Note

The records of the Air Force Women Officers Associated document the organization's business, functions, and reunion planning. The collection consists of correspondence, administrative records such as meeting minutes, schedules, and financial reports, reunion planning manuals, printed materials, photographs, and reunion scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection concerns the AFWOA reunions and give insight to the planning and organization of the events. Other materials include the records of officers Norma Breedlove, Pat Murphy, and Wanda Seals. These records document the inner workings of the Air Force Women Officers Associated, from daily functions of business to issues of interest to the organization.

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged as follows:
AFWOA Records
Officers
Reunions
Assorted

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. However, original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.

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.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish from Air Force Women Officers Associated Records must be obtained from the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Organizations
Air Force Women Officers Associated
Subjects
Air Force Women Officers Associated.
Air Force Women Officers Associated--History.
Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988--Participation, Female.
Patriotic societies--United States.
Persian Gulf War, 1991--Participation, Female.
Social service--United States--Societies, etc.
United States--Armed Forces--Women.
Veterans--History--United States.
Veterans' rights.
Veterans--Societies, etc.--United States.
Veterans--United States--periodicals.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans--United States.
Women--United States--Societies and clubs.
Women veterans--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female.
Genres/formats
Agendas.
Bylaws.
Certificate.
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Directories.
Ephemera.
Manuals.
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Photographs.
Photograph albums.
Proceedings.
Programs.
Receipts and bills.
Reports.
Rosters.
Scrapbooks.
Videocassettes.
Local Subjects
Clubs and Organizations
Military
Women's Groups

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Related Material

Women's Overseas Service League Records, 1910-2014, MS 22, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Air Force Women Officers Associated Records, MS 455, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were donated by Wanda Seals in September 2015 (Acc.2015-30)

Processing Information

Collection processed by Amber Harmon, Library Assistant II, March 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Records

AFWOA Records

Administrative Records
Box Folder
1 1 Meeting minutes, 2000-2001, 2006
2 AFWOA accounting, 1986-1990
3 AFWOA accounting, 1991-1993
4 National AFWOA bank statements, 1995-1998
5 National AFWOA bank statements, 1999-2002
6 National AFWOA receipts, 1995-1996
7 National AFWOA receipts, 1997-1998
8 National AFWOA receipts, 1998-2000
9 National AFWOA receipts, 2000-2002
10 National AFWOA register print-outs, 1994-1999
11 Financial statements, 1994-1998, 2001
12 Treasurer's 1999 financial report, 1999-2000 and undated
13 Sales Tax Exemption Certificates, undated
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 14 Correspondence concerning Veteran affairs2002
Photographs
Box Folder
1 15 Jeanne Holm, 1942, 1965-1967, 1969-1971 and undated
Member Directories
Box Folder
1 16 Annual Directory of Members and Newsletter, 1997-1998
17 Directory of Members, 2000-2001, 2012-2013
South Texas Group
Box Folder
1 18 Directories of Members and Newsletters, 1998-2001, 2003
19 San Antonio Unit Membership Directory, 2003-2004
Printed Materials
Box Folder
1 20 Biographies, 1993-1994
21 Newsletters, 1998-2004
22 Service and Friendship Endure 25th Anniversary Edition book, 2000, 2002
Awards
Box Folder
1 23 Certificate of Appreciation, 2005
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
Box Folder
1 24 The Women's Memorial prints, undated
Box Folder
AV 1 WIMSA Dedication VHSJune 22, 1995
WIMSA Dedication Ceremony VHS October 18, 1977,
Ephemera
Box Folder
1 25 Air Force Women Officers Associated stationary, undated
Box Folder
OM 4 Welda Smith, Air Force Women Officers Associated tote bag, undated

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Officers

Norma Breedlove, President (1975-1992)
Box Folder
1 26 Bylaws, 1988 and undated
27 Meeting minutes, 1986, 1988-1994
28 Board Meeting attendance calendars, undated
29 Newsletters, 1988-1991, 1993-1994
30 Press releases, 1988
31 Membership brochure, 1990
32 Correspondence, 1990-1991
33 Reunion manuals, 1989, 1991
34 AFWOA printed materials, 1994 and undated
35 Ephemera, 1990 and undated
Pat Murphy, President
Box Folder
1 36 Correspondence concerning AFWOA, 1999, 2002 and undated
37 Correspondence concerning Lt. Col. Martha McSally and abaya policy, 2001-2002
38 National Summit on Veterans Issues Proceedings, with inserts, 2004-2006 and undated
39 Directory of Members, 2003
40 MOAA Board of Directors application, 2004, 2006 and undated
Wanda Seals, Executive Secretary
Box Folder
1 41 National Board of Directors meeting minutes, 2003-2009, 2015
42 Newsletters, 2003-2006, 2008, 2013-2014
43 Administrative records, 2004, 2007-2008
44 Correspondence, 2203-2009, 2015 and undated
45 AFWOA 2003 Reunion printed materials, 2003
46 AFWOA 2006 Reunion printed materials, 2005-2006
47 AFWOA 2006 Reunion photographs, 2006 and undated
48 AFWOA 2008 Reunion update, undated
49 AFWOA 2009 Reunion correspondence, 2009
50 AFWOA 2009 Reunion Registrations, 2009 and undated
51 AFWOA 2009 Reunion planning materials and notes, 2009 and undated
52 Clippings, 2007-2008
53 Assorted printed materials, 2006, 2008, 2010 and undated
Wanda Seals, South Texas AFWOA President
Box Folder
1 54 Newsletters, 2004
55 Directory of Members, 2003
56 2003 Summer Luncheon, 2003
57 2005 Quarterly Luncheon, 2005
58 2006 Fall Luncheon, 2006
59 Photograph of four unidentified women, 2006
60 Assorted printed materials, 2003, 2013

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Reunions

Manuals
Box Folder
2 7 WAF Officers Associated "Planning a Reunion" Manual, 1981, 1985
9 Reunion manuals, 1988-1989
10 "Planning a Reunion" Manual1989
Box Folder
AV 1 Master AFWOA Reunion CD1976-2000
1976, San Antonio, TX
Box Folder
2 11 Correspondence, 1976-1977 and undated
12 Planning Materials, 1976-1977 and undated
13 Programs and member roster, 1976
14 Newsletters, 1976
15 "My Third Life" by Jeanne M. Holm, 1976
16 Photographs, undated
Box Folder
OM 1 First WAF Reunion scrapbook, 1976
1978, Colorado Springs, CO
Box Folder
2 17 Correspondence, 1977-1978, 1980
18 Newsletters, 1978
19 Program, 1978
20 Clippings, 1978
21 Financial Report, undated
22 Photographs, undated
23 Assorted, undated
Box Folder
OM 1 Second WAF Reunion scrapbook, 1978
1980, Washington, D.C.
Box Folder
2 24 Correspondence, 1979-1980
25 Planning Materials, 1979-1980
26 Newsletters and draft, 1980
27 Program, 1980
28 Financial Records, 1980
Folder
OM 2 Third WAF Reunion scrapbook, 1980
1982, San Diego, CA
Box Folder
2 29 Correspondence, 1982 and undated
30 Planning materials, drafts and flyers, 1982 and undated
31 Registration packets, 1982
32 Treasurer's records, 1981-1982
33 Financial records and correspondence, 1982 and undated
34 Expenses and receipts, 1982-1983 and undated
Box Folder
OM 2 Fourth WAF Reunion scrapbook, 1980
1984, Virginia Beach, VA
Box Folder
2 35 Correspondence, 1982-1985 and undated
36 Planning materials, 1983-1984 and undated
37 Newsletters and news releases, 1984 and undated
38 Program, 1984
39 Meeting minutes, undated
Box Folder
OM 3 Fifth WAF Reunion scrapbook, 1984
1986, Albuquerque, NM
Box Folder
2 40 Correspondence, 1985-1987 and undated
41 Newsletters and draft, 1986
42 Planning materials, 1986 and undated
43 Program drafts, 1986 and undated
44 Program ad records, 1986
45 Programs, 1986
46 Printed materials, 1986 and undated
47 Photograph negatives, 1986-1987
48 Clippings, 1986 and undated
49 Treasurer's report and TABG receipts, 1986-1987 and undated
Box Folder
OM 3 Sixth WAF Reunion scrapbook, 1986
1988, Orlando, FL
Box Folder
2 50 Planning materials1988 and undated
51 Newsletters and reservation cards, 1988
52 Program ad inserts, 1988
53 Meeting agenda and research materials, 1988 and undated
54 Financial records, 1982-1988 and undated
55 Bank records, 1986-1987
56 Photograph negatives, undated
Box Folder
OM 4 Seventh AFWOA Reunion scrapbook, 1988
1990, Long Beach, CA
Box Folder
2 57 Correspondence, 1990
58 Newsletters and registration forms, 1990
59 Programs, 1990
60 Program ad, 1990
61 Member roster, 1990
62 Clippings, 1990
63 Financial records, 1990 and undated
64 Ephemera, 1990 and undated
65 Assorted, 1990 and undated
Box Folder
OM 4 1990 AFWOA Reunion scrapbook (shared scrapbook), 1990
1992, Washington, D.C.
Box Folder
2 66 Financial records, 1992-1993 and undated
Box Folder
OM 4 1992 AFWOA Reunion scrapbook (shared scrapbook), 1992
1994, San Antonio, TX
Box Folder
3 1 Meeting minutes, 1993-1994
2 Newsletters, 1994
3 Planning materials, 1994
4 Reunion attendee rosters, 1994
5 Financial records, 1994-1995 and undated
6 Financial records, 1994
7 Financial records, 1994-1995 and undated
Box Folder
1 1994 AFWOA Reunion scrapbook, 1994
Box Folder
OM 4 1994 AFWOA Reunion scrapbook (shared scrapbook), 1994
Box Folder
AV 1 WAF Officer Reunion VHS, 1994
1996, Sacramento, CA
Box Folder
3 8 Financial report, 1996-1997
1996 AFWOA Reunion scrapbook, 1996
1997, Washington, D.C.
Box Folder
3 9 Financial statement, undated
1998, Scottsdale, Arizona
Box Folder
3 10 Financial report, 1998
11 Photographs, 1998
1998 AFWOA Reunion scrapbook, 1998
2000, San Antonio, TX
Box Folder
3 12 Meeting agendas and minutes, 2000 and undated
13 Schedule of events, 2000
14 Event orders, 2000
15 Receipts, 2000
16 Financial records, 2000-2001
2000 AFWOA Reunion scrapbook, 2000
2001
Box Folder
3 17 Photographs fo Sue Wright and Carol Habgood, 2001
2003, San Antonio, TX
Box Folder
3 18 Photographs, 2003 and undated
2006, San Antonio, TX
Box Folder
3 19 Schedule of Events, 2006
2009, Colorado Springs, CO
Box Folder
3 2009 AFWOA Reunion Scrapbook, 2009

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Assorted

Audiovisual Materials
Box Folder
AV 1 16th Annual Salute to All American Veterans, November 11, 1996
CD-ROM, undated
CD-ROM, undated
VHS, undated
Mailing Lists
Box Folder
2 1 Vietnam Women Veterans mailing lists, 1999 and undated
2 Class of '81 mailing list, 2001
3 Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association Directories, 1997-1998
4 Women in the Air Force Association mailing list, 2005-2006
5 Veterans Service Organizations Directory, 2006
Printed Materials
Box Folder
2 6 Alliance Advocate newsletter and brochure, 2002 and undated
7 Assorted printed materials, 2005-2006 and undated

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