American Association Of University Women, Ithaca Branch Records,1918-2007.

Collection Number: 1849

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
American Association of University Women, Ithaca Branch records, 1918-2007.
Collection Number:
1849
Creator:
American Association of University Women. Ithaca Branch.
Quantity:
7.0 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, organizational records, printed materials, and reports.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters, minute books, committee reports, financial statements, membership list, photographs, clippings, subject files, typescript of published history, programs, announcements, membership tool kit, and miscellaneous printed material.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Ithaca Branch of the American Association of University Women was founded in 1918. Prominent Ithaca, New York women have participated in the organization, including Helen Magill White, Anna B. Comstock, Margaret K. Carleton Farrand, and Jennie Farley. The AAUW's Legal Advocacy Fund grew out of the Ithaca Branch's fundraising for the legal expenses of the Cornell Eleven from 1980-1984.
The City Federation of Women's Organizations was founded in 1910 by a group of women "concerned with education, recreation, philanthropy, health, safety and civic betterment." Initially it provided housing for women as well as coordination among the dozens of women's organizations in Ithaca. For many years it owned the Women's Community Building downtown, which included meeting rooms, a small library, and an auditorium for community events. Since the 1960s, the number of local women's organizations in the CFWO has shrunk to about a dozen. The Women's Community Building was sold in 2012 to make room for an apartment building to provide much-needed affordable housing. The CFWO now administers an endowment to help support the work of its member organizations.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters, minute books, committee reports, financial statements, membership list, photographs, clippings, subject files, typescript of published history by Edith Anna Ellis, programs, announcements, membership tool kit, and miscellaneous printed material. Includes publicity file on Cornell 11. Also, Board meeting agendas and minutes, newsletters, and announcements from the Ithaca Branch and the City Federation of Women's Organizations, 2001-2007.
SUBJECTS

Names:
American Association of University Women.
Comstock, Anna Botsford, 1854-1930.
Comstock, Anna Botsford, 1854-1930
Ellis, Edith Anna, 1868-1940.
Ellis, Edith Anna, 1868-1940
Farley, Jennie
Farley, Jennie.
Farrand, Margaret K. Carleton
Farrand, Margaret K. Carleton.
White, Helen Magill, 1853-1944.
White, Helen Magill, 1853-1944
AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.
American Association of University Women. Ithaca Branch.
City Federation of Women's Organizations (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Cornell Eleven.
Women's Community Building (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Education.
Women in education.
Women -- New York (State) -- Ithaca -- Societies and clubs.
Universities and colleges -- Societies, etc.
Women's rights -- Societies, etc.
Education
Universities and colleges -- Societies, etc.
Women in education
Women -- Societies and clubs
Women's rights -- Societies, etc.

Places:
New York (State) -- Ithaca


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
American Association of University Women, Ithaca Branch Records, #1849. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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