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American Association of University Women, Towson Branch (AAUW) records

 Collection 0525-MDHC

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Towson Branch was organized in 1968 and became part of the Baltimore branch in 2011. These records include materials relevant to the function and mission of the Towson Branch, including its participation in various community, state, and national organizing efforts and events.


  • 1930-2005

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Conditions Governing Use

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.


1 Items : cloth banner

3 Linear Feet (2 record storage boxes)

1.5 Linear Feet (3 Hollinger boxes)

Scope and Contents

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Towson Branch files include yearbooks, newsletters, branch records, photographs, a branch banner, and scrapbooks covering 1968 to 2003. The branch became part of the Baltimore branch in 2011.

Custodial History

This collection was donated to University of Maryland libraries by Christine Schmitz on June 15, 2017.

Related Materials

Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland Libraries holds the records of the American Association of Univeristy Women, Maryland Division which governed the local branches. It also holds the records of many other local branch records such as Bowie, College Park, Kensington, Laurel, Rockville, and Severna Park.

Processing Information

Approximately half of the materials were received in large binders; these were re-housed into Paige boxes. Binders were not kept in the original order in which they were received. Loose papers found in Hollinger boxes were placed in manila folders. One cloth banner in a cloth bag was donated in a dirty plastic case. The case was thrown away and the banner rehoused.

Guide to the American Association of University Women, Towson Branch (AAUW) records
Finding aid created by Willem Kalbach
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742