Find AAUW Archives in Your State
AAUW’s archives consist mainly of the national-level records of AAUW. However, AAUW states and branches also have rich archival collections that have been preserved and made available for research. Nearly all AAUW states have given historical societies or university libraries access to the local AAUW archival collections. Through these arrangements, the archival records are being processed, cataloged, and made available for public research.
That also means that you have public access to your local AAUW history, and the list below tells you where to go. This list will be periodically updated to provide details on where you can find AAUW archives all over the country. Please consult the institutions for additional information on branch collections in your state, as these records are at times stored off-site.
Where Are Your AAUW State Archives?
This list is current as of August 2014.
Alaska: University of Alaska, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, Fairbanks
Arizona: Arizona Heritage Center, Tucson
Arkansas: University of Arkansas, Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Little Rock
California: A public archive project is currently underway.
Colorado: Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Department, Denver
Connecticut: University of Connecticut, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Storrs
Delaware: University of Delaware Library, Special Collections, Newark
District of Columbia: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Georgia: Georgia Historical Society, Savannah
Hawaii: Archives are housed with AAUW Honolulu (HI) Branch.
Idaho: Idaho Historical Society, Boise
Illinois: University of Illinois Library, Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, Urbana
Indiana: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis
Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City
Kansas: Kansas Historical Society, Topeka
Kentucky: Ashland Community and Technical College, Ashland
Louisiana: Louisiana State University, Special Collections, Baton Rouge
Maine: University of Maine, Fogler Library, Orono
Maryland: University of Maryland, Hornbake Library, Archives and Special Collections, College Park
Massachusetts: Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge
Michigan: Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library, Detroit
Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul
Mississippi: University of Mississippi Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, University
Missouri: State Historical Society of Missouri, Springfield
Montana: Montana Historical Society, Helena
Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln
Nevada: University of Nevada, Special Collections (Lynn Ossolinski papers), Reno
New Hampshire: New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord
New Jersey: Rutgers University, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick
New Mexico: University of New Mexico, Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, Albuquerque
New York: University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, Rochester
North Carolina: State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh
North Dakota: University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library Special Collections, Grand Forks
Ohio: Ohio Historical Center, Archives Library, Columbus
Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University Library, Stillwater
Oregon: Oregon Historical Society, Portland
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, State Museum Building, Harrisburg
South Carolina: University of South Carolina, South Caroliniana Library, Columbia
Tennessee: Middle Tennessee State University Library, Albert Gore Research Center, Murfreesboro
Texas: Texas Woman’s University Library, Denton
Utah: University of Utah, Marriott Library, Salt Lake City
Vermont: University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections, Burlington
Virginia: University of Virginia, Alderman Library, Special Collections, Charlottesville
Washington: Washington State Library, Olympia
West Virginia: Marshall University, James E. Morrow Library, Special Collections, Huntington
Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison
Wyoming: University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Laramie