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American Association of University Women-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn


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Treasurer Files

Branch Program Files

Membership Files

Historian Files

President's Files


Branch 25th Anniversary Files

Series VIII. Audio / Visual

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American Association of University Women-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn, 1957-2011 | Northern Illinois University

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Collection Overview

Title: American Association of University Women-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn, 1957-2011

Predominant Dates:1980-2000

ID: RHC/RC/331

Extent: 12.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of Treasurer’s files from 1994 to 2010. The series contains budget and financial records, operations revenue and disbursement, membership dues and rosters, and Educational Foundation records. Series II includes Branch Program Files for programs the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch conducted or participated in from 1968-1995. The third series consists of Membership files from 2008-2010, with directory lists, board meeting minutes, and dues records. The fourth series contains Historian files from 1957 to 2011.These records include Branch directories, policy manuals, and Branch-initiated educational materials. In Series V are the President’s files from 1969 to 2000. These include Board and Branch meeting agendas and minutes (1969-2001), annual reports, 5-Star Status materials, and AAUW-Illinois records. The files follow the original order the records were received, which most likely reflects the filing system of each branch president. The sixth series contains scrapbooks from 1956 to 1997. Series VII consists of materials that span the history of the Branch used to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch, including Branch Histories and proceedings, project and program materials, clippings, and awards. The eighth series, Media, consists of audio tapes from Branch programs and oral histories.

Date Acquired: 01/31/2013

Subjects: AAUW, American Association of University Women, American Association of University Women, Wheaton-Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn (Ill.), Universities and colleges, Wheaton (Ill.), Women--Societies and clubs.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The American Association of University Woman, Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch records date from 1957 to 2011, although the bulk of the material dates from 1980-2000.  The organization provided a very detailed chronological inventory at the time of donation that influenced how the records are organized. Materials were created and organized by the different officers of the Branch and the way in which the records are arranged reflect the original order they were created. Each officer’s duties is distinct, but projects and areas of focus often overlap. The collection is divided into eight series: Treasurer, Branch Programs, Membership, Historian, President, Scrapbooks, Branch 25th Anniversary, and Audio-Visual.

Collection Historical Note

The Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch of the American Association of University Women was chartered in the spring of 1956 with 15 members under first Branch President Sally Dow. The Branch promotes equality for all women and girls, life-long education, and positive societal change through its administration of the organization’s Educational Foundation which provides for woman’s education. In addition, the branch initiates community action in local school boards, community education, and voter education campaigns. They are involved in legislative and public policy programs at the local, state, or national level and its Legal Advocacy Fund. The Branch also publishes a regular newsletter, Twigs. The Branch supported the idea of a local junior college which later became College of Du Page. They created a program, Women of Du Page that highlighted achievements of historical and contemporary women and provided curriculum units for upper elementary grades in all of the local schools. In addition, the Branch has published Nuts and Bolts: A Citizens’ Guide to Local Government and three editions of “Facing Divorce: A Practical Guide to Financial, Legal & Emotional Survival.” One of the Branch members, Jackie DeFazio, served as AAUW National President from 1993 to 1997.

Subject/Index Terms

American Association of University Women
American Association of University Women, Wheaton-Glen Ellyn
Glen Ellyn (Ill.)
Universities and colleges
Wheaton (Ill.)
Women--Societies and clubs.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection

Use Restrictions: Property rights to the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: AAUW Branch President Phyllis R. Fogel

Acquisition Method: The records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Wheaton-Glen Ellyn were donated to the Northern Illinois Regional history Center by AAUW Branch President Phyllis R. Fogel on January 31, 2013.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series I.: Treasurer Files],
[Series II.: Branch Program Files],
[Series III.: Membership Files],
[Series IV.: Historian Files],
[Series V.: President's Files],
[Series VI.: Scrapbooks],
[Series VII.: Branch 25th Anniversary Files],
[Series VIII.: Series VIII. Audio / Visual],

Series VII.: Branch 25th Anniversary Files
Box 10
Folder 1-2: Branch History, 1967,1969, 1971-1973, 1979-1984
Folder 3: Association History, 1979-1984, 2008-2009
Folder 4: Tutoring Project, photos, (6), 1965, 1969
Folder 5: Twigs, 1983,1985-1987
Folder 6: Board and Branch Minutes and Treasurer Reports, 1979-1981
Folder 7: Board Minutes, 1974-1979
Folder 8-9: Branch Minutes, 1968-1972, 1974-1979
Box 11
Folder 1: Illinois Division Conventions and Branch Involvement, 1973,1983-1985
Folder 2: Branch Action Project, 1980, 1982
Folder 3: Title IX, 1980, 1993
Folder 4: Sexism in textbooks action project, 1975
Folder 5: Community Attitudes Study, 1971
Folder 6: Family Topic, 1977-1980
Folder 7: Resources for Tomorrow, 1967-1969
Folder 8: Taking Hold of Technology, 1981-1993
Folder 9: Study Topic, This Beleaguered Earth, 1971-1973
Folder 10: Study Topics, 1970-1973, 1979-1980, 1997
Folder 11: Equal Rights Amendment, 1979-1980
Folder 12: Chicago Area Council, 1970, 1974, 1976
Folder 13: Educational Foundation, 1978-1979, 1981-1984, 1986-1987
Folder 14: Branch Histories, photo (1), 1956-1974
Folder 15: Financial Planning, 1984
Folder 16: Strategic Planning, 1986
Box 12
Folder 1: Newspaper Clippings, photos (19) and negatives, 1980, 1982- 1987, 1989, 1993-1994
Folder 2: Banquets and Luncheon, photos (46), 1968, 1980, 1982-1985
Folder 3: Certificates and Awards, 1997-1998, 2001-2005, 2007-2012
Folder 4: AAUW Treasurer's History, 1956-1963
Folder 5: Branch Treasurer's Ledger, 1959-1966

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[Series III.: Membership Files],
[Series IV.: Historian Files],
[Series V.: President's Files],
[Series VI.: Scrapbooks],
[Series VII.: Branch 25th Anniversary Files],
[Series VIII.: Series VIII. Audio / Visual],

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