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The Lexington branch AAUW records, circa 1936-1981 (predominant 1938-1943, 1954-1975), 1936

Part of The Lexington branch AAUW records, circa 1936-1981 (predominant 1938-1943, 1954-1975)

1981ua001Guide to the The Lexington branch AAUW records, circa 1936-1981 (predominant 1938-1943, 1954-1975)Processed by Janice Childers in August 2007 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Encoded bySpecial Collections2005Special CollectionsUniversity Archives and Records ProgramUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King BuildingLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=298&llib_id=13University of Kentucky Libraries. All rights reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}. Date of source: Janice Childers in August 2007 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.Description is in English.Guide to the The Lexington branch AAUW records, circa 1936-1981 (predominant 1938-1943, 1954-1975)Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsUniversity Archives and Records ProgramUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King BuildingLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=298&llib_id=13Processed by: Janice Childers in August 2007 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.Finding aid completed by: Janice Childers in August 2007 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.Encoded by: Encoded byCopyright 2007 University of Kentucky. All rights reserved.The Lexington branch AAUW records, circa 1936-1981 (predominant 1938-1943, 1954-1975)1981ua001Lexington branch AAUW1.58 cubic feet (5 boxes)The materials are in English.The Lexington branch AAUW records focus on the Kentucky division and Lexington branch activities of the organization, and also document some Southeast Central regional, and national activities,1936-1981.University of Kentucky Libraries, Special CollectionsTransferred by the Lexington branch AAUW.Collection is open to researchers by appointment.The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.1981ua001: [identification of item], The Lexington branch AAUW records, University of Kentucky Archives.McVey, Frances Jewell, 1889-1945.Gifford, Chloe, 1900-1982.Blanding, Sarah, 1898-1985.Reed, Helen.University of Kentucky.American Association of University Women.Association of Collegiate Alumnae (U.S.)College Club (Lexington, Ky.)Lexington (Ky.)Berea (Ky.)Louisville (Ky.)Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington.Societies and clubs -- Kentucky -- LexingtonEducation -- Kentucky -- Lexington.Equal Rights amendment -- Kentucky.Universities and colleges -- Kentucky -- Lexington.ClippingsPamphletsProgramsThe American Association of University Women (AAUW) began as the Association of Collegiate Alumnae in Boston, 1881 with the express purpose of "unit[ing] alumnae of different institutions in 'practical educational work.'" The organization has offered scholarships and continuing education for women, funded arts and cultural activities, conducted research and published findings on social, women's and children's issues. On the political scene, the AAUW released a statement concerning the communist threat in 1953, urging caution in pursuing justice at the sacrifice of civil liberties. The organization was also an active proponent of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts (1964 and 1965, respectively), and the Equal Rights Amendment.The Southeast Central Regional division included Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Kentucky during the time span of the collection.The Kentucky division consists of branches throughout the state working independently on local projects and as a whole towards state and national initiatives. The branches in this division meet annually.The Lexington branch began as the College Club in 1914, becoming a charter member of the Kentucky division of AAUW in 1925 under the sponsorship of Dr. Irene T. Meyer. Major projects of the Lexington branch have included sponsoring educational lectures, providing scholarships for area women, working in tandem with the Junior League to support the founding of the Lexington Children's Theatre, and sponsoring an annual antiques exhibition fundraiser. The branch re-formed as the Bluegrass Central branch in 2002 and now serves Lexington, Frankfort, and Midway."AAUW Milestones," compiled by Ruth W. Tryon; "Early History of the Lexington Branch," Mrs. Carl W. Jones, Lexington branch historian; and the AAUW website.The Lexington branch AAUW records focus on the Kentucky division and Lexington branch activities of the organization, and also document some Southeast Central regional, and national activities. Materials include yearbooks, member and officer directories, newsletters, policies, conference and event programs, correspondence, meeting minutes, financial and committee reports, newspaper clippings, and photographs spanning the years 1936-1981.Prominent members represented in the collection include Frances Jewell McVey, Dean of Women at UK from 1921-1923 and wife of UK President Frank McVey. (Frances) McVey was a charter member of AAUW and served as president from 1914-1916 (College Club), then as Kentucky division president from 1937-1939. Also referenced are Chloe Gifford, Director of Community Services at UK, president of the Lexington branch from 1932-1934 and Kentucky division president 1944-1946, and Sarah Blanding, a faculty member and dean at UK and later president of Vassar College, who was an active member.This collection is arranged by subject in folders. Each subject is arranged chronologically.Related MaterialAmerican Association of University Women-Berea Branch Records, KYSX142-A, 1960-1970Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky. Container List11AAUW history, 1946-197212Lexington branch membership directories, 1936-197013Kentucky division membership directories, 1976-198014Kentucky division officer directories, including branches, 1938-197015Lexington branch yearbooks, 1973-197916Kentucky division yearbooks, other branches, 1960-197317Policy: Kentucky division and Lexington branch, 1953-197318Charter and by-laws, 1957-197721Kentucky division bulletins and newsletters, 1937-196122Kentucky division bulletins and newsletters, 1692-197823Lexington branch bulletins, 1938-197524Meeting minutes and treasurer's reports: Southeast Central region, 1938-196025Meeting minutes and treasurer's reports: Kentucky division, 1937-197926Treasurer's reports, Lexington branch, circa 1961-198027Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch, 1933-194531Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch, 1940-195032Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch, September 1950 - May 195533Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch, September 1955 - Oct. 196234Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch, Nov. 1962 - Feb. 196741Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch, March 1967 - May 197042Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch, May 1970 - May 197543Reports: Kentucky division and Lexington branch, 1938 - 194044AAUW conferences and conventions: National, Southeast Central, 1938 - 198045Kentucky and Lexington conventions, workshops, 1938-197846Outreach and special events, Lexington, circa 1939 - 194051Newspaper clippings, 1937-197952Photos (3), circa 1969-197253Scrapbook (1) containing arts report, 1955-195754Miscellaneous, 1936-1975The Lexington branch AAUW records, circa 1936-1981 (predominant 1938-1943, 1954-1975)