American Association of University
Women of Pequannock Township Branch
American Association of University
Women Pequannock Township Branch Records,
0.6 cubic feet (2 manuscript boxes)
The records of the AAUW Pequannock
Township Branch date from 1967 (the year preceding the branch's founding) to 1983.
The documentation is spread rather evenly throughout this time period, though there
appears to be a slight concentration of material from 1976.
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The records of the AAUW Pequannock Township Branch date from 1967 (the year
preceding the branch's founding) to 1983. The documentation is spread rather evenly
throughout this time period, though there appears to be a slight concentration of
material from 1976.
The types of records included are minutes, by-laws and policies, correspondence and
general materials relating to specific committees and study-groups. There is also
one example of a yearbook (1975/76) which lists members, officers and committees and
study groups. While there is mention in the minutes each year of branch newsletters,
there are no examples of them in the records.
The collection represents the Pequannock Township Branch's involvement in issues of
education and women's role in society. The records from this period show that the
association and branch lobbied hard for amendments requiring tougher standards in
New Jersey schools, and that they were active supporters of the Equal Rights
Amendment. The branch also dealt with community issues such as pollution, welfare
and the penal system. The primary goal of the organization is to promote higher
education, especially for women: this includes providing funds for scholarship
awards and loans for women of any age. There are two types of scholarships provided:
one is used to pay for a student's books, the other for a student's tuition.
There is no separate constitution for the AAUW local branch; instead, the branch's
constitution is adopted directly from the state division's constitution.
Correspondence between the state division and branch relating to the election of
state AAUW officers, the raising of dues by the state division and the involvement
of branches in state programs and activities is also in the collection.
This section provides descriptions of the materials found within each series. Each
series description is followed by a container list, which gives the titles of the
"containers" (for example, folders, volumes, or cassettes) and their locations in
the numbered boxes that comprise the collection. The availability of any digital
items from a container is indicated with a hyperlink.
Summary: The minutes cover the end of
August or the beginning of September to June of each year. Minutes cover
treasurer's reports, positions to be filled, announcements of state AAUW
activities, program and membership reports and discussions of policy
revisions and committee projects. Meeting agendas, financial statements and
minutes of the three organizational meetings are included.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically,
with undated items at end.
Summary: Included in this series are the
Association Charter and branch by-laws, memorandums, Board of Directors'
Policies, Educational Foundations Committee (formerly Fellowships Committee)
Policies, correspondence specifically relating to by-laws and minutes of
By-Law Committee meetings and related Executive Committee meetings.
Summary: Minutes run from September or
October to May of each year. They cover treasurer's reports, positions to be
filled, announcements of state AAUW activities, program and membership
reports and discussions of policy revisions and committee projects. Also
included in this series are miscellaneous and undated reports, inter-branch
minutes, guidelines and procedures for the Recording Secretary and an
undated financial statement.
Summary: History, purpose and rules of
AAUW; list of board members; information on state meetings; descriptions of
committee functions; membership list; revised Board of Director's Policy
(July 1975); and phone pyramid.
Summary: Correspondence of branch
presidents in their official capacity. Also included in this series is
correspondence which two presidents received in 1976, prior to their terms
as president, while serving in other branch offices.
Summary: From 1968 to 1976 the records of
six Corresponding Secretaries and one Recording Secretary are included
(after 1976 the two positions were combined and the new position named
"Secretary"). Also included in this series are applications for use of
Pequannock Township school facilities by the branch, a leadership handbook
for Branch officers, information on legislative contacts and a list of
letters sent out in 1972.
Summary: Folder for 1968-1971 covers
information on community issues (e.g., welfare, penal system, environmental
problems, drugs) from the state division's Community Problems Area
Representative (C.P.A.R.), an annual report of the Morris County Welfare
Board and a magazine about urban affairs (City). Folder for 1972-1974 has
community issues information, unsigned program notes from a C.P.A.R.,
pamphlets and the 5th Annual Report of the New Jersey Department of
Community Affairs (1972). Folder for 1976 and undated materials includes
community issues information and a description of C.P.A.R. responsibilities.
Summary: Reprint of Assembly Bill no. 1736
(re. pupil proficiency in public schools) with clippings of related
editorials and news articles, correspondence from the League of Women Voters
and a bibliography and announcement on Gifted Child Education.
Summary: Correspondence with elected
officials (Sen. Clifford Case, Sen. Harrison Williams, Rep. Helen Meyner and
Rep. Robert Roe), guidelines for legislative action, a division newsletter
highlighting the Equal Rights Amendment and minutes (1974) of the Pequannock
Township Legislative Coalition of Civic Groups.