Associated Women Students of Washington State University Records, 1954-1986

Overview of the Collection

Associated Women Students of Washington State University Records
1954-1986 (inclusive)
3 linear feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
Archives 303 (collection)
This collection contains photographs, scrapbooks, news clippings and organizational records of Associated Women Students of Washington State University.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

This organization was started at Washington State University in 1912 as the Women's League but changed its name to the Associated Women Students (AWS) in 1928. All undergraduate women automatically became members upon their enrollment at WSU. A member of the Intercollegiate Association of Women Students, the purpose of AWS is to promote interest in student activities and encourage participation in various aspects of campus life. One of the early goals of the AWS was to raise money for a Women's Building. Funds for this project were raised by sponsoring an annual drama production, The College Revue. Other major activities which AWS sponsored and organized were Women's Day and Mother's Weekend.

The structure of AWS was reorganized in 1958 to parallel that of the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU). The Women's President's Council, composed of presidents of all women's living groups on campus, was incorporated into AWS as the House of Representatives at this time. The AWS governing body was made up of an Executive Board, the House of Representatives and a Senate which included elected women representative of each class. In 1981, AWSWSU merged with ASWSU.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is arranged in two parts. The first part of this collection is a scrapbook which is titled “Associated Women Students. Washington State University, 1958 - 1959. It contains photographs, news clipping and scrapbooking objects from 1958 to 1967. The second part consists of documents related to the association, such as meeting minutes, elections, and programs. They are arranged in alphabetical order and by date within that.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description] Associated Women Students of Washington State University Records, 1954-1986 (UA 303)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Records of the Associated Women Students of Washington State University were acquired on April 27, 1987 and retained as UA1987-21. An earlier set of records of the Associated of Women Students was transferred to Washington State University Libraries in September of 1980 and processed by Leslie J. Tevebaugh in January of 1985 as Archives 176. The two collections were jointly processed and combined in February, 2011 by Library and Information Science graduate student Katrina Burch. Processing and description of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to member institutions of the Washington Women’s History Consortium, a program managed by the Washington State Historical Society.

Processing Note

This collection was processed by Katrina Burch.

Related Materials

Additional materials of the AWS may be fournd in Archives 115.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 Scrapbook titled Associated Women Students Washington State University, 1958-1959. Includes news articles, programs, scrapbook items, publications, and photographs, 1958 - 1967.
2 1 About. Information, constitution, and by laws, 1958 - 1978
2 Associated Women Students resources
3 ASWSU. Services and Activities Fee: memos and guidelines, 1975 - 1976
4 Budget, 1975 – 1978
5 College Days, 1978. Letters, memos, schedules, and lists, 1978
6 Commission on the Status of Women, 1978
7 Committee. Activities Guidance, 1980
8 Committee. Apple Polishing, 1955
9 Committee. AWS Convocation and Transfer Students Tea, 1967-1970
10 Committee. AWS Point System, 1954 - 1956
11 Committee. AWS Scholarship, 1954 - 1956
12 Committee. Big-Little Sister, 1961 - 1963
13 Committee. Career Consciousness, 1975 - 1976
14 Committee. Hours, 1966 - 1968
15 Committee. Housing, 1966 - 1968
16 Committee. Mom’s Weekend, 1975 - 1976
17 Committee. Vocational Guidance, 1955
18 Career Awareness Information, 1976 - 1978
19 Elections, 1975 - 1976
20 Intercollegiate Association of Women Students. Meetings and memos, 1977 - 1978
21 Meeting agendas and minutes. Retreats, senate and executive, 1975 - 1976
22 Meetings. Agendas, 1982 - 1984
23 Meetings. Minutes, 1975 - 1976
24 Meetings. Minutes, 1979 - 1980
25 Meetings. Minutes, 1981 - 1982
3 26 Meetings. Minutes, 1982 - 1984
27 News Articles, 1986
28 Officers to the Senate, 1975 - 1976
29 Photographs, 1954, 1970(?)
30 Political Awareness and Social Change workshop. Information, 1978
31 Programs, 1977 - 1981
32 Programs. Mom’s Weekend, 1977 - 1978
33 Publications. The Co-Ed Extra and Toward Understanding Contemporary Women, 1964 - 1968
34 Speakers Handbook, 1982
35 Women’s Center, 1975
36 Workshop information, 1978
37 MASC Administrative Materials. Original Finding Aid for Archives 176, 2011

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Women college students--Washington (State)--Archives.

Corporate Names

  • Washington State University--Associated Women Students--Records and correspondence