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University of Nevada, Reno, Associated Women Students Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0197
The records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, and notes on and about AWS activities, 1934-1981; and announcements, brochures and books concerning women's issues at the national, state, and university level, 1960's-1970's. Three scrapbooks, 1957-1969, contain announcements, newspaper clippings, and photographs of events.

The records in this collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, and notes on and about AWS activities, 1948-1981. Included are announcements, brochures and books concerning women's issues at the national, state and university level (1960's-1970's). Three scrapbooks, 1957-1969, contain announcements, newspaper clippings, and photographs of events concerning AWS.

Dates

  • 1934-1981

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

2 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Abstract

The records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, and notes on and about AWS activities, 1934-1981; and announcements, brochures and books concerning women's issues at the national, state, and university level, 1960's-1970's. Three scrapbooks, 1957-1969, contain announcements, newspaper clippings, and photographs of events.

Administrative History Note

The Associated Women Students (AWS) began in 1917 as the Woman's League, which was reorganized in 1921 and renamed. It was the official representative body for women students, and acted as the policy maker for them: instructing freshman women about university traditions, set dorm hours and punishments for infractions, established the Women's Night of Honor, the AWS Rose Garden, the child care facility, and sponsored fashion shows, scholarships, and lectures. During its earlier years, each woman student was automatically assessed fees for AWS and became a member. In the 1960's, this funding was lost and AWS struggled to maintain itself; about 1981 it disbanded. Among it's functions and responsibilities over the years, AWS instructed freshmen women about university tradition, set dorm hours and punishments for infractions, governed campus queen contests, established the Women's Night of Honor, the AWS Rose Garden, the child care facility, and sponsored fashion shows, scholarships for women, and lectures.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Roberta Barnes, Dean of Students; 1986.

Separated Materials

Scrapbook negatives and loose prints transferred to University Archives' Photograph Archives as UNRA-P3681.
Title
University of Nevada, Reno, Associated Women Students Records
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
August 13, 2008
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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University of Nevada, Reno
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