xt7m639k423d https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7m639k423d/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7m639k423d/data/1981ua001.xml Lexington branch AAUW 193619811938194319541975 1.58 cubic feet (5 boxes)  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. collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. The Lexington branch AAUW records, circa 1936-1981 (predominant 1938-1943, 1954-1975) The Lexington branch AAUW records, circa 1936-1981 (predominant 1938-1943, 1954-1975) text The Lexington branch AAUW records, circa 1936-1981 (predominant 1938-1943, 1954-1975) 1936 2007 true xt7m639k423d collection false 1981ua001 Guide 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 by Special Collections 2005 Special Collections University Archives and Records Program University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Building Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=298&llib_id=13 University 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 Information Special Collections University Archives and Records Program University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Building Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=298&llib_id=13 Processed 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 by Copyright 2007 University of Kentucky. All rights reserved. The Lexington branch AAUW records,  circa 1936-1981 (predominant 1938-1943, 1954-1975) 1981ua001 Lexington branch AAUW 1.58 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 Collections Transferred 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 -- Lexington Education -- Kentucky -- Lexington. Equal Rights amendment -- Kentucky. Universities and colleges -- Kentucky -- Lexington. Clippings Pamphlets Programs The 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 Material American Association of University Women-Berea Branch Records , KYSX142-A, 1960-1970Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.  Container List 1 1 AAUW history,  1946-1972 1 2 Lexington branch membership directories,  1936-1970 1 3 Kentucky division membership directories,  1976-1980 1 4 Kentucky division officer directories, including branches,  1938-1970 1 5 Lexington branch yearbooks,  1973-1979 1 6 Kentucky division yearbooks, other branches,  1960-1973 1 7 Policy: Kentucky division and Lexington branch,  1953-1973 1 8 Charter and by-laws,  1957-1977 2 1 Kentucky division bulletins and newsletters,  1937-1961 2 2 Kentucky division bulletins and newsletters,  1692-1978 2 3 Lexington branch bulletins,  1938-1975 2 4 Meeting minutes and treasurer's reports: Southeast Central region,  1938-1960 2 5 Meeting minutes and treasurer's reports: Kentucky division,  1937-1979 2 6 Treasurer's reports, Lexington branch,  circa 1961-1980 2 7 Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch,  1933-1945 3 1 Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch,  1940-1950 3 2 Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch,  September 1950 - May 1955 3 3 Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch,  September 1955 - Oct. 1962 3 4 Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch,  Nov. 1962 - Feb. 1967 4 1 Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch,  March 1967 - May 1970 4 2 Secretary's book (1), Lexington branch,  May 1970 - May 1975 4 3 Reports: Kentucky division and Lexington branch,  1938 - 1940 4 4 AAUW conferences and conventions: National, Southeast Central,  1938 - 1980 4 5 Kentucky and Lexington conventions, workshops,  1938-1978 4 6 Outreach and special events, Lexington,  circa 1939 - 1940 5 1 Newspaper clippings,  1937-1979 5 2 Photos (3),  circa 1969-1972 5 3 Scrapbook (1) containing arts report,  1955-1957 5 4 Miscellaneous,  1936-1975