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American Association of University Women Queens Branch Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SCA-0022-003

Scope and Content Note

The AAUW Collections is comprised of papers, correspondences, administrative files, and financial records of the Queens Branch of the AAUW. The collection primarily deals with the administrative history of the Queens Branch AAUW. There are also several photos with no date codes or other identifying labels on them. The collection spans from approximately 1939 to approximately 2005. The entire collection is around 4.5 linear feet.


  • 1939 to 2005



Collection is open for research. Staff may restrict access at its discretion on the basis of physical condition.


The AAUW Collection is physically owned by the Queens College Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors of their legal heirs and assignees. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Queens College assumes no responsibility for the infringement of copyrights held by the original authors, creators, or producers of materials.

Historical Note

The American Association of University Women was founded in 1881 by Marion Talbot and Marion Richards in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1884 the branch structure was established and the New York branch was formed in 1886. The first fellowship awarded by the AAUW was given to Ida Street in 1888. In 1920 the AAUW donated some money toward Marie Curie’s research. A little later, Marie Curie’s daughter returned a portion of the money which was then used to create the endowment that funds the Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Queens Branch of the AAUW was established in 1931. The focus of the Queens Branch was scholarship and education. The papers contained in this collection were donated to the Rosenthal Library Archives and Special Collections Department on December 2, 1992.


5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The Queens Branch of the AAUW was largely responsible for scholarship and education from 1931 until the branch disbanded in 2008. The collection holds many of the papers specific to the Queens Branch including research projects the Queens Branch took part in and information about the bylaws and history of the branch.

Arrangement Note

The AAUW Collection is arranged into four series based on subject.

Series I: Administrative Files

Series II: Webster Fund

Series III: Newsletters

Series IV: History


Donated to Queens College by the Queens Branch of the American Association of Women on December 2, 1992

Special Formats

Magnetic tape audio cassettes, magnetic tape VHS film

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Special Collections and Archives Repository

Queens College Library, CUNY
Benjamin Rosenthal Library RO317
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing 11367 USA us