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American News Women's Club records

 Collection 0194-MDHC
The American News Women's Club records documents the history of the American News Women's Club (ANWC) from its founding in 1932 until the present and contain scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, issues of newsletters, membership information and directories, event files, photographs, and several audiotapes and videotapes. Also included are records documenting the operation of the clubhouse. Membership in the ANWC was initially limited to women reporters and writers employed by newspapers. Membership later expanded to include women from all areas of communications. (Website: http://www.anwc.org).

Dates

  • 1932-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1950-1975

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

This collection contains audiovisual materials. Items that cannot be used in the Special Collections reading room or are too fragile for researchers require that a digital copy be made prior to use. If you would like to access these materials, please contact us prior to your visit, so we may determine the proper steps to be taken.

This collection is minimally processed and may require pre-screening before viewing. Membership files must be pre-screened by curator before viewing. Please contact us for more information.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations.

While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Extent

46.50 Linear Feet

1 Folders (oversize folder)

Scope and Content of Collection

The American News Women's Club records document the history of the American News Women's Club (ANWC) from its founding in 1932 until the present and contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, issues of newsletters, membership information and directories, event files, photographs, and several audiotapes and videotapes. Also included are records documenting the operation of the clubhouse.

Administrative History

The American News Women's Club (ANWC) was founded on April 4, 1932, as the Newspaper Women's Club, with membership limited to women reporters and writers employed by newspapers. Today, the ANWC embraces a diverse group of journalists, independent authors and professional communicators representing newspapers, radio and television stations, publishing companies, Web sites, public relations firms, corporations, academic institutions and government. The broader membership base reflects an evolving news.

For more information, please see the official website of the American News Women's Club

Arrangement

This collection consists of two series comprising two separate accessions.
Series 1
Accession 2003-66
Series 2
Accession 2004-146

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The American News Women's Club donated their archives to the University of Maryland Libraries in 2004 and 2007.
Title
Guide to the American News Women's Club Records
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212