American Association of University Women Portland Branch Records, 1905-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
American Association of University Women. Portland Branch
Title
American Association of University Women Portland Branch Records
Dates
1905-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
13.1 cubic feet, (11 record cartons, 6 document cases, and 1 flat box)
Collection Number
Mss 2964
Summary
Records and scrapbooks of the Portland branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded nationally as the Association of Collegiate Alumnae in 1881; in 1905 Elizabeth Chapman Donald established the organization's Portland branch. Following the 1923 national convention, held in Portland, all AAUW branches, including the Portland one, added "study groups" to their agendas. The Portland branch was involved in raising funds for the Waverly Baby Home, and was involved in the home's management until 1942.

During the 1930s, the branch stepped up its political activities, fighting against budget cuts in higher education, and campaigning for women to have equal opportunity for unemployment relief. In 1942, the AAUW Portland Branch’s members volunteered to assist the Red Cross in running its baby lounge and nursery for mothers travelling with young children, one of only four such lounges in the United States.

Portland Branch members wrote and published a book about early Oregon History, “Land of the Multnomahs,” in 1973 as a means to raise funds for fellowships. The organization also helped start Oregon’s educational television channel. The AAUW Portland Branch continues to advocate for women’s education and equity.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains the records for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Portland Branch. These records include the minutes of branch board meetings, reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, and the organization’s newsletter. There are also materials related to fellowships and special projects, the branch's centennial celebration in 2005, and datebooks from the Red Cross Baby Lounge that the branch managed during World War II.

Additional materials relate to the AAUW’s Oregon Division, and reports and other materials published by the national umbrella organization.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

American Association of University Women Portland Branch Records, Mss 2964, Oregon Historical Society Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series A :   Portland Branch Records,  1905-2007 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : History and Board Minutes
Box/Folder
1/1
History - Early to 1920
1/2
Branch History
4/2
History of Branch
4/1
Portland Branch Constitution
1943-1944
2/16
By-Laws
1973
17/1
By-Laws
1999
1/3
AAUW Portland Branch
1940-1949
1/4
Branch Reports
1940-1949
1/6
Board Minutes
1916-1923
1/7
Board Minutes
1923-1928
1/8
Board Minutes
1928-1938
1/9
Board Minutes
1938-1948
1/10
Board Minutes
1948-1952
1/11
Board Minutes
1956-1962
1/12
Board Minutes
1956 September - 1959 June
1/13
Board Minutes
1959-1962
1/14
Board Minutes
1962-1963
1/15
Board Minutes
1964-1965
1/16
Board Minutes
1966-1967
1/17
Board Minutes
1968-1969
1/18
Board Minutes
1970-1972
1/19
Board Minutes
1973-1974
1/20
Board Minutes
1975-1976
1/21
Board Minutes
1976 September - 1976 December
1/22
Board Minutes
1977-1978
1/23
Board Minutes
1979-1980
1/24
Board Minutes
1981-1982
1/25
Board Minutes
1983-1984
1/26
Board Minutes
1985-1986
1/27
Board Minutes
1987-1988
1/28
Board Minutes
1989-1990
16/1
Board Minutes
1994-1995
16/2
Board Minutes
1997-1998
16/3
Board Minutes
1998-1999
16/4
Board Minutes
1999-2000
16/5
Board Minutes
2000-2001
16/6
Board Minutes
2001-2002
16/7
Board Minutes
2002-2003
16/8
Board Minutes
2003-2004
16/9
Board Minutes
2004-2005
16/10
Board Minutes
2005-2006
16/11
Board Minutes
2006-2007
Subseries 2 : Reports
Box/Folder
1/5
Executive Secretary Reports
1940-1949
1/30
Presidential Reports
1948-1950
1/31
Presidential Reports
1961-1962
1/32
Presidential Reports
1965-1966
2/11
Financial Reports
1966-1976
3/1
Study Group Reports
1940-1949
3/2
Study Group Reports
1947-1949; 1949-1950
3/3
Study Group Reports
1950-1951; 1951-1952
3/4
Study Group Reports
1962-1953
3/5
Study Group Reports
1961-1963
3/6
Study Group Reports
1965-1966
3/7
Study Group Reports
1967-1968
3/8
Study Group Reports
1968-1970
3/9
Study Group Reports
1973-1977
3/10
Study Group Reports
1978-1980
3/11
Study Group Reports
1981-1986
3/12
Study Group Reports
1986-1987
3/13
Study Group Reports
1988-1989
3/14
Study Group Reports
1989-1990
3/16
Report of Scholarship Committee
1918
3/26
Americanization Committee Report
1924
3/28
Report Parent Education Groups
1938-1939
3/30
Radio Report on Adult Education from the "Survey Graphic"
1939 October; 1940 12 January
3/29
Miscellaneous Reports
1938-1942
3/43
Miscellaneous Reports
17/2
Reports
2000-2004
Subseries 3 : Fellowships and Special Projects
Box/Folder
3/15
Fellowships - History, Purpose
3/17
Ardis Hitchcock Memorials
3/18
Fellowships
1940-1949
3/19
Phyllis Weiner Scholarship
3/20
Fellowship Reports and Events
1960-1990
3/21
Fellowships Correspondence
1968-1973
3/31
Radio
1940-1949
3/32
Radio Drama
1941
3/33
Education
1940-1949
3/34
Projects
1941-1949
3/35
Special Projects - Junior Museum
1948-1949
3/40
Tutoring Project with Reed Wives
1964-1965
3/41
History of AAUW Skit
1905-1966
4/4
Art Project - Theater, Dance, Film
1940
4/5
Art Project - Literature, Library, Poetry
ca. 1940
4/6
Art Project - Music
1940
4/7
Art Project - Intro - Sculpture and Painting
1940
4/8
Art Project - Architecture
1940
Subseries 4 : Newsletters
Box/Folder
8/1
Newsletters
1925-1929
8/2
Newsletters
1930-1937
8/3
Newsletters
1937-1944
8/4
Newsletters
1945-1948
8/5
Newsletters
1949-1951
8/6
Newsletters
1950-1953
8/7
Newsletters
1951 October - 1952
8/8
Newsletters
1952 September - 1954 May
8/9
Newsletters
1954 October - 1955 May
8/10
Newsletters
1955 September - 1956 May
8/11
Newsletters
1956 October - 1958 May
8/12
Newsletters
1958 October - 1960 June
8/13
Newsletters
1960 October - 1963 May
8/14
Newsletters
1963 September - 1964 May
8/15
Newsletters
1964 October - 1967 May
8/16
Newsletters
1967 September - 1969 May
8/17
Newsletters
1970 September - 1972 May
8/18
Newsletters
1972 September - 1973 May
8/19
Newsletters
1973 September - 1975 May
8/20
Newsletters
1975 May - 1976 May
8/21
Newsletters
1976 September - 1978 May
8/22
Newsletters
1976 September - 1978 May
8/23
Newsletters
1977 September - 1979 May
8/24
Newsletters
1980-1981
8/25
Newsletters
1979 September - 1981 May
8/26
Newsletters
1981 September - 1983 May
8/27
Newsletters
1983 May - 1985 May
8/28
Newsletters
1985-1986
8/29
Newsletters
1986 September - 1988 May
8/30
Newsletters
1988 September 1991 May
8/31
Newsletters
1991 September - 1992 May
16/12
Newsletters
1996-1997
16/13
Newsletters
1998-1999
16/14
Newsletters
2000-2002 January
16/15
Newsletters
2002 February - 2004 January
16/16
Newsletters
2004 February - 2005 January
16/17
Newsletters
2005 April - 2006 October
Subseries 5 : Scrapbooks
Box/Folder
4/12
Scrapbook
1953-1954
4/13
Scrapbook
1958-1959
6/11
Scrapbook # 1
1956-1957
6/12
Scrapbook # 2
1956-1957
6/13
Scrapbook
1957
6/14
Scrapbook
1958-1960
6/15
Scrapbook
1958-1960
7/4
Scrapbook
1951-1952
7/5
Scrapbook
1952-1953
7/6
Scrapbook
1953-1954
7/7
Scrapbook
1954-1955
7/8
Scrapbook
1955-1956
7/10
Scrapbook
1957-1958
7/11
Scrapbook
1957-1958
7/12
Scrapbook
1958-1959
7/15
Scrapbook
1960-1976
7/17
Scrapbook
1977-1987
7/18
Scrapbook
1988-1991
17/3
Scrapbook, 1996-1998, Folder 1
17/4
Scrapbook, 1996-1998, Folder 2
17/5
Scrapbook, 1998-2000, Folder 1
17/6
Scrapbook, 1998-2000, Folder 2
Box 15
Portland AAUW Scrapbook
1968-1976
Box/Folder
1/29
Agendas
1964-1966
2/19
Correspondence
1930-1939
2/20
Correspondence
1939-1941
2/21
Correspondence
1940-1949
2/22
Correspondence
1952-1953
2/23
Correspondence
1980-1982
17/7
Correspondence
1996-2002
2/10
Budgets
1940-1949
2/12
Budgets
1969-1973
17/8
Budgets and Financial Reports
1994-2006
3/22
Legislative Action Group
1945
3/23
Legislative Action Group
1946
3/24
Legislative Action Group
1947
3/25
Legislative Action Group
1948-1949
7/9
Publicity
1956-1957
7/13
Publicity
1961-1964
7/14
Publicity
1964-1967
7/16
Publicity
1976-1978
2/1
Records
1966-1975
16/18
Records, 1997-1998, Folder 1
16/19
Records, 1997-1998, Folder 2
2/2
President Buffo Records
1976-1978
2/3
Underwood - Presidential Records
1978
2/4
Underwood - Presidential Records
1979 January - 1979 June
2/5
Underwood - Presidential Records
1979 September - 1979 December
2/6
Underwood - Presidential Records
1980 January - 1980 June
2/8
Membership/Financial Records
1977
2/9
Membership Book
1978-1979
17/9
Membership Rosters
1992-2005
17/10
Membership Directory
1999-2000
17/11
Membership Directory
2006-2007
7/1
Guestbook
3/27
Free Time School
1933-1934
2/7
Directory
1940-1949
2/13
War Relief
1940-1945
6/7
Wartime - Union Station Longue; Clippings, Daybook, Traveler's Aid
1944; undated
6/8
Baby Lounge - World War II
6/9
Datebook - Baby Lounge
1944
6/10
Datebook - Baby Lounge
1945
3/46
Inheritance Bill
1945
3/36
High School International Relations Clubs
1949
3/37
Housing Issue
1950
7/2
Notables (from the Bulletin Board)
1950-1981
3/38
Christmas Teas
1951-1952
5/1
Pre-School Catalogs
1956-1982
3/39
Magazines for Friendship (to Pacific Area)
1961
2/18
Annual Branch Meetings
1963-1984
4/10
Publications: Poetic Selections; "Women of This World"
1963; 1979
2/17
Policy Committee
1965
2/14
Notepaper - Fundraiser
1969
3/44
Ruth Haefner/Gray Panthers
1970-1979
3/45
Membership Survey
1970
4/9
Copyright Registration, "Land of the Multnomahs"
1973
3/42
"Women and the Law" Booklet
1977
2/15
Book Sales
1985-1989
17/12
Program Schedule
1994-1995
17/13
Named Gift Honorees - Proposed Policy
circa 1995
17/14
Auctions
1997 December; 2001 December
17/15
Goals for 2001-2002
17/16
Statements Against Measure 9 and for Measure 6
2000
17/17
Website Proposal
circa 2002
17/18
Educational Foundation Brunch
2003 May
17/19
Centennial Luncheon
2005 October 15
15/1
Centennial Design
2005
15/2
Timeline
1905-2005
4/3
1923 National Convention in Portland - Clippings
7/3
Branch Clippings
1949-1950
6/1
Clippings
1916-1928
6/2
Clippings
1926-1933
6/3
Clippings
1933-1939
6/4
Press Clippings
1937-1941
6/5
Press Clippings
1940-1941
6/6
Press Clippings
1942-1944
4/11
Miscellaneous Material
1941-1965
3/47
Miscellaneous Material
1952-1970
3/48
Miscellaneous Material
1970-1979

Series B :   AAUW Oregon Division (State) Records ,  1924-2006 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/1
Branch Organizational Information and Branch Histories, Folder 1
9/2
Branch Organizational Information and Branch Histories, Folder 2
9/3
Branch Organizational Information and Branch Histories, Folder 3
9/4
Lists of Presidents, Conventions
1991
9/5
Oregon AAUW History
9/6
History - First Quarter Century
1950
9/7
Fiftieth Anniversary Correspondence
1975
9/8
Sixtieth Anniversary Correspondence
1985
9/9
Division Minutes
1989 April - 1991 June
9/10
Division Minutes
1991 July - 1995 April
9/11
Division Minutes
1996 April - 1999 October
9/12
Division Minutes
2000 April - 2001 October
9/13
Division Minutes
2002 April - 2004 April
9/14
Division Minutes
3004 July - 2005 April
9/15
Division Minutes
2005 July - 2006 April
9/16
Division Minutes
2006 July - 2007 April
9/17
Conferences, Conventions
1940-1949
9/18
State Convention
Held in Portland.
1955
9/19
National Convention, Folder 1
Held in Portland.
1965
9/20
National Convention, Folder 2
1965
10/1
Fellowships: June Philpott Endowment
1973; 1981
10/2
Records of Margaret C. Snell Fellowship
1933-1950
10/3
State Division Fellowship
1995
10/4
Oregon Only Fellowships: First Recipient
1926-1934
10/5
Special Projects on Women
1943-1989
10/6
Projects on Children and Education
1950-1989
10/7
Radio Program Committee
1940-1959
10/8
Newspaper Clippings
1950-1961
17/20
Report - "Visiting the Hostile Hallways of Oregon Schools"
2001
11/1
Title and Table of Contents Pages for All Bound Volumes
Includes the AAU Division Directories for 1932-1969, 1969-1981, 1981-1991, the Pre "Oregon News" Newsletters fir 1937-1956, the Treasurer's Reports for 1925 1968, and "Oregon News" for 1979-1991.
Box 11
Bound Volumes
Box 12
Oregon Division Minutes
1924-1953
Box 12
Oregon Division Minutes
1928-1990
Box 12
Oregon Division Minutes
1953-1961
Box 12
Oregon Division Minutes
1961-1969
Box 12
Oregon Division Minutes
1981 July - 1989 April
Box 13
Oregon Division Bylaws and Policies
1928-1990
Box 13
Convention Workbooks and Programs
1925-1957
Box 13
Convention Workbooks and Programs
1958-1966
Box 13
Convention Workbooks and Programs
1967-1974
Box 13
Convention Workbooks and Programs
1975-1983
Box 13
Convention Workbooks and Programs
1984-1991

Series C :   National AAUW Publications and Fellowship Informtation ,  1909-2003 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14/1
History 1881-1949 Booklet
1950
14/2
Educational Foundation Report: How Schools Shortchange Girls
1992
14/3
Report: Hostile Hallways
1993
14/4
Report: Growing Smart
1995
14/5
Report: Girls Can!
14/6
Report: Girls in the Middle
14/7
Report: Gender Gaps
14/8
Report: Separated by Sex
14/9
Report: Women's Transitions Through Work and College
14/10
Report: Voices of a Generation
14/11
Report: Tech Savvy
14/12
Report: A License for Bias
14/13
Report: Community Coalitions Manual
14/14
Report: The Third Shift
14/15
Report: Beyond the Gender Wars
14/16
Report: Women at Work
14/17
Report: Tenure Denied
14/18
Educational Foundation Donors: Names Honoroed
1971-1980
14/19
Educational Foundation Donors: Names Honoroed
14/20
Educational Foundation Donors: Names Honoroed
1988-2000
14/21
Report: Idealism at Work: Eighty Years of AAUW Fellowships and Programs
1967; 1981
14/22
Fellowships Program and Fellowships
1909-1958; 1958-1970
17/21
Public Policy Program, 2003-2005
2003

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs - Oregon - Portland
  • Women - Education - Oregon - Portland
  • Women - Societies and clubs - Oregon - Portland
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Association of University Women. Oregon Division
  • American Association of University Women. Portland Branch--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Portland (Or.) - Clubs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Administrative records
  • Correspondence
  • Scrapbooks