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Call Number/Catalog Number MS 0540
Title American Association of University Women, D. C. Branch, records, 1884-1997 (MS 0540)
Additional identifier 9542
Collection American Association of University Women, D. C. Branch, records
Object Name Manuscripts
Creator American Association of University Women. Washington Branch.|College Women's Clu
Description Includes organizational records, histories, correspondence, minutes, financial records, membership lists, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other records. Includes documentation of the controversy over the admission application of civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell.
Subjects Association of Collegiate Alumnae (U.S.)
American Association of University Women.
Segregation -- Washington (D.C.)
Women -- Washington (D.C.) -- Societies and clubs.
Women college graduates -- Washington (D.C.) -- Societies, etc.
Washington (D.C.) -- Race relations.
Date 1884-1997
Admin/Biographical History Organized in 1884 as the College Women's Club of Washington, the local branch of the then Association of Collegiate Alumnae; the national organization absorbed the Southern Association of College Women in 1921 and changed its name to the American Association of University Women; the branch broke with the national organization over the issue of admitting African Americans and withdrew to form the University Women's Club; those who did not agree with the branch's position withdrew and were subsequently recognized by the national organization as the Washington Branch; the University Women's Club later rejoined the national organization.
People Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954
Dates of Creation 1884-1997
Early date 1884
Late date 1997
Extent 4.5 cubic ft. (6 containers, 1 oversized folder)
Finding Aids Finding aid in the repository.
Finding Aid ms0540.pdf