American Association of University Women (AAUW): Smithtown Area Branch Collection
American Association of University Women (AAUW): Smithtown Area Branch
This collection was donated by the Smithtown Area Branch of the AAUW in the fall of 2005. Mildred DeWitt served as the liaison between the AAUW and Special Collections, Stony Book University Libraries.
Scope, and Content Note
The collection is comprised of 2.5 cubic ft. of records related to the activities of the the organization between 1973 and 2005.
Arrangement and Processing Note
Processing completed by the Special Collections in December 2005. Online finding aid completed by Kristen J. Nyitray, January 2006. Updated April 2019.
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.
Rights and Permissions
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.
[Item], [Box], American Association of University Women: Smithtown Area Branch Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.
Since 1881, the American Association of University Women has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls. The AAUW promotes lifelong education and positive societal change. Nationally, the organization consists of more than 100,000 members, 1,300 branches, and 500 college and university partners. The AAUW's online museum provides a comprehensive history of the organization through the use of archival documents and photographs.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Smithtown Area Branch was founded in the early 1970s in Smithtown, New York. Fourteen women attended the first meeting which was held on May 12, 1973 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Smithtown. On December 26, 1973, the Board of Directors of the AAUW in Washington, DC granted formal recognition of the Smithtown Branch.
Today, the Smithtown Area Branch has over 80 members and is very active within the local community as demonstrated by its involvement with Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society and The Suffolk County Coalition against Domestic Violence. The branch year is July 1 through June 30. The requirement for membership is a 4-year baccalaureate or an associate degree or its equivalent degree from an accredited college or university.
American Association of University Women. Smithtown (N.Y.) Branch -- Archives.
Women -- Education.
Women college graduates -- New York -- Societies, etc.
Women's rights -- Societies, etc.
Women college graduates -- Societies, etc.