American Association of University Women/Rockford Branch Records, 1881+
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Brief Description:

The American Association of University Women, Rockford Branch, is divided into four series: Rockford Branch, State, National, and International.  The first series documents the history of the Rockford Branch from its origination in 1929 through 2000.  The records consist of bylaws, branch and board minutes, newsletters, yearbooks, membership information, treasurer’s reports, and scrapbooks. 

It is useful to note that the scrapbooks include copies of the Rockford Files, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs and correspondence.  The treasurer’s books provide information regarding dues, membership, check registers and other pertinent financial data.  It is also important to note that in late 1991 the AAUW, Rockford Branch, newsletter changed its name from The Rockford File to The Initiative.  Additional history of the AAUW can be found in the 70th Anniversary Planning Committee, 1999 folder (Box 8, Folder 13).

Series II gives information about the AAUW, Illinois Division, from 1975 through 2000.  The records consist of directories, bylaws, publications, convention materials and photographs. Series III contains information about the AAUW on a the National level.  The records date from 1881 through 2000. This series includes history, bylaws, membership information, publications, and scholarship information.  It is important to note that records for the Educational Foundation are contained in this series.  They include annual reports, fellowship and grant information, and publications.  Series IV, the International Series includes one folder containing information on the International Federation of University Women.  Included in the addenda are records showing  the activities of the Rockford Branch including fund-raising, programs, newsletters, and meeting minutes, and scrapbooks.  The addenda also contains program year notebooks which include by-laws, agendas, general and board meeting minutes, budgets, photographs, programs, project information, newspaper articles, newsletters, and convention programs.

The addenda beginning in box 29 contains material originally contained on a flash drive. The material from the flash drive have been printed out and arranged in their original order of the flash drive. The flash drive is also available in box 30, folder 8.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/248
Volume: 15.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 11/28/2000. Addenda to the collection were added at later dates.
Arrangement: The American Association of University Women, Rockford Branch, is divided into four series: Rockford Branch, State, National, and International.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
American Association of University Women
American Association of University Women, Rockford
Rockford (Ill.)
Universities and colleges
Women--Societies and clubs.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights to the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: AAUW, Rockford Branch President, Sheryl Almquist  The records of the American Association of University Women, Rockford Branch, were donated to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center by AAUW, Rockford Branch President, Sheryl Almquist, on November 28, 2000.