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American Association of University Women (AAUW). Eugene-Lane County Branch records

Identifier: Coll 330

Scope and Contents

Series I, Administrative Records, contains administrative documents for the Eugene branch in several subseries. Subseries A contains bylaw and policy documents. Subseries B contains board membership documents. Subseries C contains information on the membership of the Eugene branch. Subseries D contains meeting information for both the general membership and branch board meetings. Subseries E is historical information including documents from when the AAUW was the ACA. Contains documents from 1913-2010.

Series II, Correspondence, contains correspondence for the Eugene branch.

Series III, Financial Records, contains the financial documents for the Eugene branch. Included in this series are treasurer reports, yearly budget documents and information about the fellowship award. Contains documents from 1922-2010.

Series IV, Committees, contains documents from various committees within the Eugene branch. Included in this series is the kindergarten and preschool committee.

Series V, Branch Events, contains documents pertaining to the events in which the Eugene branch was involved. This includes teas and luncheons, conventions, exhibitions, programs and educational opportunities. Mrs. Wayne Morse is mentioned in the Oil Painting Exhibition documents.

Series VI: ‘Greater AAUW Records’ contains AAUW documents from the larger AAUW community. It is sorted into state and national documents.

Series VII, Publications, contains publications by and about the AAUW. Included in this series are the newsletters of the Eugene branch, newspaper clippings and the publications produced by the national AAUW. Contains documents from 1935-2010.

Series VIII, Scrapbooks and awards, contains 6 scrapbooks, 1 wood backed award, and 2 unframed award documents. Contained within the scrapbooks are newspaper clippings, membership documents, event information, and branch historian reports. Contains documents from 1941-2012.

Series IX, Photographs, contains photographs.


  • 1913-2014


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The Eugene branch of the American Association of University Women was founded February 27th 1913 as a branch of the American Collegiate Alumnae.

The Eugene group hosts social events, supports local early childhood education, and advocates for the advancement of women. As a member of the Oregon state division of the AAUW, they supported the Oregon fellowship award, and hosted the state division conventions in March 1947, and in April 1985.


10 linear feet (17 containers) : 16 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize flat box

Language of Materials



The Eugene-Lane branch of the Association of American University Women (AAUW) is a Woman's association whose members have gained degrees in higher education. This collection contains such items as historical scrapbooks, Administrative and financial records, records of Branch events, and some small amount of state and national documents.


Collection is organized into the following series:

Series I: Administrative Subseries A: Bylaws Subseries B: Lists of board members and presidents Subseries C: Membership information Subseries D: Meeting minutes Subseries E: Historical documents Series II: Correspondence Series III: Financial Records Subseries A: Treasury reports Subseries B: Fellowship fund Series IV: Committees Series V: Branch events Series VI: Greater AAUW documents Subseries A: State AAUW documents Subseries B: Nationwide AAUW documents Series VII: Publications Subseries A: National publications Subseries B: Newsletters Subseries C: Newsclippings Series VIII: Scrapbooks Series IX: Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by AAUW branch members.


Continued donation of American Association of University Women (AAUW). Eugene/Lane County Branch records is expected.

Physical Description

16 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize flat box.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Deirdre McLeod and Amanda Steele, 2011; Stephanie Kays, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the American Association of University Women. Eugene-Lane Branch records
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Finding aid prepared by Deirdre McLeod, Amanda Steele, and Stephanie Kays.
2011; 2013
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA