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Collection Number: 03840

Collection Title: American Association of University Women, Chapel Hill Branch Records, 1923-2023

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Size 8 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3400 items)
Abstract Intermittent records of the Chapel Hill branch (later the Orange, Durham, Chatham Counties branch) of the American Association of University Women, including correspondence, membership information, annual reports of activities filed with the national office in Washington, D.C., programs submitted at conventions of the North Carolina state division, board meeting minutes, yearbooks, newsletters, and other miscellaneous materials. Volumes are chiefly minutes and scrapbooks, 1923-1972. There are no papers for the years 1923-1927, 1932-1933, 1936- 1937, 1939-1940, or 1941-1942.
Creator American Association of University Women. Chapel Hill Branch.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the American Association of University Women, Chapel Hill Branch Records #3840, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. William S. Kyle of Chapel Hill, N.C. on 12 April 1973. Additions received 21 December 1979; from Karen Gallagher, 6 April 1983; from an unidentified source, August 1985; from Betty Jones of Chapel Hill (Acc. 85103), and February 1997; from Rhoda Wynn of Chapel Hill (Acc. 97028); from Cynthia Parks, Michelle Hoyman, and Marie-Beatrice Keller in May 2023 (Acc. 20230525.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Processed by: Tim Pyatt, March 1997

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Laura Hart, January 2022; Davia Webb and Laura Smith, September 2023

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The mission of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. The Chapel Hill branch was founded in Chapel Hill, N.C., at the University of North Carolina on 15 March 1923. In November 2016, the name of the branch became the Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties branch.

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The main group of records is arranged chronologically from 1927 to 1996 (folders 1-66). These folders contain administrative records that include membership information, copies of local yearbooks, correspondence, clippings, programs and reports of the North Carolina branches, and annual reports of activities filed by the Chapel Hill branch with the national AAUW office in Washington, D.C. These records are filed by the AAUW fiscal year (July 1-June 30) with some gaps. There are not records for years 1923-1927, 1932-1933, 1936-1937, 1939-1940, and 1941-1942.

Also present are minutes books and financial reports which cover some of the gaps in the administrative files (folders 67-80). Versions of the local bylaws can be found in folder 81. Project files which documentation of a library project and a creative writing contest are in folders 82-94. Boxes 4-5 contain scrapbooks composed of newspaper clippings, press releases, branch bulletins, programs, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials. Box 6 (Addition of May 2023) contains meeting minutes, newsletters, a branch history timeline, presidential addresses, and program brochures, 1998-2023.

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Contents list

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Box 1

Folder 1-42

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Administrative records, 1927-1972 and undated

Box 2

Folder 43-66

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

Administrative records, 1972-1996

For the years 1992 through 1996, only a yarbook and membership directory are included.

Box 2

Folder 67-71

Folder 67

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Bound volumes 1-5: Minutes, Treasurer's records, and Membership records, 1923-1948

Box 3

Folder 72-75

Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

Folder 75

Bound volumes 6-9: Minutes, Treasurer's records, Bank accounts, and Guest books, 1948-1978 and undated

Box 3

Folder 76-80

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Folder 80

Minutes, 1952-1973

Box 3

Folder 81

Organizational and Project Files Bylaws

Box 3

Folder 82

Organizational and Project Files Town Library projects, 1952-1965

Box 3

Folder 83

Organizational and Project Files School census, 1954-1955

Box 3

Folder 84

Organizational and Project Files Nicolo Marionettes, 1964-1974

Box 3

Folder 85

Organizational and Project Files N.C. Division, 1971-1975

Box 3

Folder 86-89

Folder 86

Folder 87

Folder 88

Folder 89

Organizational and Project Files Creative Writing Contest, 1974-1983

Box 3

Folder 90

Organizational and Project Files Annual reports

Box 3

Folder 91

Organizational and Project Files AAUW fellowships

Box 3

Folder 92

Organizational and Project Files Scholarship-UNC

Box 3

Folder 93

Organizational and Project Files Miscellaneous reports

Box 3

Folder 94

Organizational and Project Files Miscellaneous correspondence and related materials

Box 4-5

Box 4

Box 5

Scrapbooks, 1923-1982

Oversize Volume SV-3840/11

Scrapbook, 1954-1955

Oversize Volume SV-3840/12

Scrapbook, 1962-1967

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Acquisitions Information: 20230525.1

Contains meeting minutes, newsletters, a branch history timeline, presidential addresses, and program brochures, 1998-2023.

Box 6

Folder 95

ODC anniversaries, 1998, 2003, 2023

Box 6

Folder 96

Board meeting minutes, 2013-1027

Box 6

Folder 97

ODC yearbooks, 2001-2016

Box 6

Folder 98

ODC yearbooks, 2016-2020

Box 6

Folder 99

Newsletters, 2008-2010

Box 6

Folder 100

Newsletters, 2011-2012

Box 6

Folder 101

Newsletters, 2019-2020

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