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AAUW Florida Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2017-007

Scope and Contents

Records of the American Association of University Women, Florida Division, including publications, reports, press clippings, directories, convention records, and Board of Directors records.

Online Copies Available

Born-digital materials from this collection are available through the FSU Digital Library.


  • created: 1982-2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/08/2017

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply to works in this collection. Re-use or copying beyond Fair Use may require permission from the rights-holder. Please contact for more information.

Administrative History

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), a 501(c)(3) corporation, works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Founded in November 1881, AAUW is open to all graduates who hold a associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution, a degree from a foreign institution recognized by the International Federation of University Women (IFUW), or a foreign degree acceptable as a basis for admission to graduate schools at regionally accredited universities in the United States as well as students enrolled at qualified educational institutions.

The Florida Division of the AAUW was founded in 1929. In 1916 a group of Tampa women organized as a branch of the Southern Association of College Women. It was the only branch in the state until 1923 when a Tallahassee group organized a second branch. The two groups were joined by St. Petersburg in 1924, and then followed by Jacksonville, Miami, Gainesville, Pensacola, and Sarasota in 1926, Hollywood in 1927, and Central Florida (now Orlando-Winter Park) in 1928. These branches were the founding branches of AAUW Florida. As of 2018, there are 39 branches with a total branch membership of approximately 2,000, as well as 1,000 AAUW members living in Florida who are not affiliated with a branch. Source: AAUW. "About". Accessed June 19, 2018.

Note written by Rory Grennan


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Physical Access Requirements

This collection is scheduled for further processing; the current organization and/or physical condition of materials may complicate access or use. Please contact Special Collections & Archives staff for more information on access to this collection:

Source of Acquisition

AAUW Florida, via Shirley Reid, President, and Linda Barker, Historian. Accrual received in 2018 and 2019. 2022 accrual via Karen Noonan, AAUW Florida Historian.

Method of Acquisition

Deed of Gift executed March 2018

Accruals and Additions

Accrues material at irregular intervals, as division records become noncurrent.

Related Materials

American Association of University Women (Tallahassee Chapter) Records, Special Collections, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US