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American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Collection Number: 
135
Collection Length: 
4.25ft
Geographic Coverage: 
St. Lawrence County
Period: 
1927 to 2009
Finding Aid: 

The AAUW was founded by a group of 17 college women in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1881. During that period of time women were hindered by many barriers that prevented them from pursuing both higher education and obtaining work in specialized fields. The primary objective of AAUW was the betterment of women's lives and their personal growth and that a greater number of college-educated women would be of benefit to society in general. On May 4, 1927, the St. Lawrence County Branch of AAUW was formed in Canton, New York at the home of Mrs. Harold Bergman. Included in the collection are minutes of meetings, financial records, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, newsletters, photographs and original documents found in scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and fourteen cassette tapes from national conferences pertaining to the St. Lawrence County Branch of AAUW.