Local History Collections

Collection ID: LH-143
Location: LH-143

(Description ID: 594355)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

American Association of University Women, Fremont, Ohio Branch


Agency History
Scope and Content

The records of the Fremont branch of the American Association of University Women  were donated in 1993, 1996, and 2009 by the organization.

Agency History
The American Association of University Women was founded in 1882 with the goals of promoting higher education for women and encouraging professional and academic opportunities for female graduates. In 1889, the group began to offer a fellowship of $500 for graduate education, hoping to help women reach higher posts in the academic world. Members did research on educational and social issues, especially as they related to women’s opportunities. The A.A.U.W. also encourages education on the local level through programs and contributions to schools.

The Fremont branch of the A.A.U.W. was formed in 1934 by Miss Golda Van Buskirk, Mrs. W.B. Holmes, Mrs. B.V. Everds, Mrs. C.R. Fisher, and Miss Faye Yarrington. The group offers no-interest loans to women attending college. The group also provides continuing education for its members through educational programs.

Scope and Content
This collection is composed of the records of the Fremont branch of the A.A.U.W. from its formation in 1934 until 2009. It is primarily made up of the minutes from A.A.U.W. meetings from 1937-2007, with a gap between 1993 and 2005, and financial records from 1935 to 2009, including detailed bank statements from 1984 to 2009 and educational loan documents from 1979 to1996.

The records also include correspondence from 1934 to 1935, 1986 to1991, and 2002. Perhaps most significant is the correspondence from 1934 to1935, which is made up of letters from the National A.A.U.W. to the Fremont founders during the formation of the Fremont branch.

Other significant items are branch reports from 1935, 1937 to1938, and reports and membership information from 1983 to 2005. The records also contain printed materials such as tax forms, financial forms, A.A.U.W. publications, stationary, and program books detailing the Fremont branch’s activities from 1936 to 2003.

Series Descriptions

Includes bylaws, membership requirements, and branch policies from various points in the branch’s history.

Contains complete minutes of meetings from 1937 to 2007, with a gap in the records between 1993 and 2005.

Official correspondence from 1934 to 1935, 1986 to1991, and 2002. The letters from 1934 to1935 detail the formation of the branch. The letters from 1986 to1991 focus on programs, and the letter from 2002 is about A.A.U.W. treasurers.

Contains early branch reports from 1935, 1937, and 1938. Also contains branch reports and membership information from 1983 to 2005, and 2007, including membership applications and cards.

Financial information makes up a large portion of the records... They include treasurer records from 1935 to1998, educational loan documents from 1979 to1996, budgets from 1959 to1980, bills from 1986 to1992, and bank statements from various accounts from 1984 to 2009.

This series contains a wide variety of materials related to the running of A.A.U.W. and its programs, including financial forms and instructions, publications, blank stationary, and records forms, plus program books from the formation of the Fremont branch through 2003.

Ac. 5249, 5408, 5758
2 linear ft.

Box 1

  1. The Handbook: Fremont Branch of the American Association of University Women- 1945
    Universities and Colleges Approved by the American Association of University Women- 1933
    A.A.U.W. Membership: Approved Colleges and Universities; Rulings on Membership and
        Eligibility- 1936
    By-laws of the Fremont Branch of the American Association of University Women- 1953
    A.A.U.W. 1979 Charter and Bylaws
    A.A.U.W. Policy Sheet of Fremont Branch- 1976-1978
    American Association of University Women: Bylaws of Fremont, Ohio Branch
    American Association of University Women: Fremont, Ohio Branch: Policy Sheet- 1996
    Branch Snapshot- 2000
  1. Minutes: 1937-1938
  1. Minutes: 1938-1944
  1. Minutes: 1944-1951
  1. Minutes: 1951-1961
  1. Minutes: 1961-1971
  1. Minutes: 1971-1982
  1. Minutes: 1982-1993
  1. Minutes: 2005-2007
  1. Correspondence: 1934-1935, 1986-1991, 2002

Box 2

  1. Branch Reports: 1935, 1937-1938
    Branch Reports and Membership Information: 1983-2005, 2007
  1. Treasurer Records: 1935-1958
  1. Treasurer Records: 1958-1970
  1. Treasurer Records: 1970-1983
  1. Treasurer Records: 1983-1997
  1. Treasurer Records: 1997-1998
  1. Educational Loan Records: 1979-1990
  1. Educational Loan Records: 1990-1996
  1. Budgets: 1959-1980
  1. Bills Paid: 1986-1992
  1. Bank Statements: 1984-1992
  1. Bank Statements: 1992-1995
  1. Bank Statements: 1996-2000
  1. Bank Statements: 2004-2009
  1. Scholarship Fund Statements: 2000-2008
  1. Savings Accounts Statements: 1984-1998
  1. Certificate of Deposit
  1. Tax Information
    Financial Forms and Instructions
  1. A.A.U.W. Publications
    Blank Forms
  1. Program Books: 1936-1974

  2. Program Books: 1974-2003