Find AAUW Archives in Your State

AAUW’s archives consist mainly of the national-level records of AAUW. However, AAUW states and branches also have rich archival collections that have been preserved and made available for research. Nearly all AAUW states have given historical societies or university libraries access to the local AAUW archival collections. Through these arrangements, the archival records are being processed, cataloged, and made available for public research.

That also means that you have public access to your local AAUW history, and the list below tells you where to go. This list will be periodically updated to provide details on where you can find AAUW archives all over the country. Please consult the institutions for additional information on branch collections in your state, as these records are at times stored off-site.

Where Are Your AAUW State Archives?

This list is current as of August 2014.

Alaska: University of Alaska, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, Fairbanks

Arizona: Arizona Heritage Center, Tucson

Arkansas: University of Arkansas, Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Little Rock

California: A public archive project is currently underway.

Colorado: Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Department, Denver

Connecticut: University of Connecticut, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Storrs

Delaware: University of Delaware Library, Special Collections, Newark

District of Columbia: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Georgia: Georgia Historical Society, Savannah

Hawaii: Archives are housed with AAUW Honolulu (HI) Branch.

Idaho: Idaho Historical Society, Boise

Illinois: University of Illinois Library, Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, Urbana

Indiana: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis

Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City

Kansas: Kansas Historical Society, Topeka

Kentucky: Ashland Community and Technical College, Ashland

Louisiana: Louisiana State University, Special Collections, Baton Rouge

Maine: University of Maine, Fogler Library, Orono

Maryland: University of Maryland, Hornbake Library, Archives and Special Collections, College Park

Massachusetts: Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge

Michigan: Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library, Detroit

Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul

Mississippi: University of Mississippi Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, University

Missouri: State Historical Society of Missouri, Springfield

Montana: Montana Historical Society, Helena

Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln

Nevada: University of Nevada, Special Collections (Lynn Ossolinski papers), Reno

New Hampshire: New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord

New Jersey: Rutgers University, Special Collections and University Archives, New Brunswick

New Mexico: University of New Mexico, Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, Albuquerque

New York: University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, Rochester

North Carolina: State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh

North Dakota: University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library Special Collections, Grand Forks

Ohio: Ohio Historical Center, Archives Library, Columbus

Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University Library, Stillwater

Oregon: Oregon Historical Society, Portland

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, State Museum Building, Harrisburg

South Carolina: University of South Carolina, South Caroliniana Library, Columbia

Tennessee: Middle Tennessee State University Library, Albert Gore Research Center, Murfreesboro

Texas: Texas Woman’s University Library, Denton

Utah: University of Utah, Marriott Library, Salt Lake City

Vermont: University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections, Burlington

Virginia: University of Virginia, Alderman Library, Special Collections, Charlottesville

Washington: Washington State Library, Olympia

West Virginia: Marshall University, James E. Morrow Library, Special Collections, Huntington

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison

Wyoming: University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Laramie

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