Suzanne Gould

Suzanne Gould is AAUW’s archivist and records manager. She has earned graduate degrees in women’s history and library science and has been working in the archives field for 20 years. Suzanne preserves AAUW’s records and enjoys sharing stories about the many fascinating women and events in AAUW’s history.
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Find AAUW Archives in Your State

Nearly all AAUW states have given historical societies or university libraries access to the local AAUW archival collections. Through these arrangements, you have access to your own local AAUW history, and the list below tells you where to go. Read more »

  |     |   August 26, 2014
Women from the Land Army helped keep farms going when male workers went overseas during World War I.

Trading Pencils for Plows: College Women Save Farms during WWI

As men left for the front during WWI, college women at home stepped in to take care of the agriculture industry. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 05, 2014
Home ec students learn to sew in 1961.

Feminism and Home Ec: An Unlikely Partnership?

When it started, home ec was something quite different from what you might remember of learning how to cook casseroles and hem skirts. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   July 31, 2014
Rep. Martha Griffiths stands in front of the Capitol.

The Untold Story behind the Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not just prohibit discrimination based on race. Gender is also a crucial part of the bill, and there’s a fascinating story behind how it got there. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   June 30, 2014
Caroline McGill

Guerilla Regiments, Frontier Doctors, and Civil Rights Activists: Just Another Day in AAUW’s Archives

AAUW’s fellows have fascinating stories to tell — of obstacles overcome, world events witnessed, bravery and courage displayed. Here are a few of the many stories we’ve pulled from the archives this year. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 25, 2014

Unearthing Our Fellows’ Stories: The Fellowship Processing Project

We stumbled upon letters of support from Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Supreme Court justices, leaders in science and the humanities, prominent names in academia, literary critics, and famous writers. And we learned more about sponsorship and the generous and far-sighted women and men who funded these fellowships. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 20, 2014
A series of illustrations of Betty Crocker from 1927 to 1996.

Have This with Your Cupcake: Betty Crocker Was a Feminist!

The woman behind the iconic Betty Crocker was not only a feminist; she was a home economist, businesswoman, and advocate for homemakers. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 12, 2014
Malala Yousafzai sits at a conference table with her father.

Supportive Dads Helped These Women Make History

In recognition of the great dads in our lives who encourage their daughters, here are some stellar father-daughter duos from the AAUW archives. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 11, 2014
A black-and-white photograph of Mary Woolley in academic cap and gown

Preserve Your State and Branch Records and Honor Your State and Branch’s Achievements

Learn everything you need to know about preserving your branch or state history. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 27, 2014
Two women sitting at a table with papers and a recorder.

How to Conduct Your Own Oral History Project

Every voice matters, and an oral history project ensures that members’ voices are heard and their stories affirmed and preserved. Record interviews with members in your own state or branch and capture their reflections and perspectives on AAUW’s involvement in the last half century. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 16, 2014