- National Association of University Women
- Physical description
- .2 linear feet
- Preferred Citation
- National Association of University Women records, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
The National Association of University Women Records is comprised of a history of the organization, the charter and by-laws, minutes of meetings, officers' reports, and printed material consisting of programs of national conventions and the annual Founder's Day of the New York branch, directories, bulletins, newsletters, journals, and news clippings.
The National Association of University Women, founded in 1923, is comprised of African American college and university women graduates and has the following as its goals: To promote constructive work in education, civic activities, and human relations; to study educational conditions with emphasis on problems affecting women; to encourage high educational standards and stimulate intellectual attainment among women generally. The NAUW maintains a placement service, awards annual national fellowships; each local group gives one or more college scholarships annually.
In 1910 the parent group of the NAUW, the College Alumnae Club, was organized by Mary Church Terrell, the first president, and twenty-four other other African American university graduates. The organization participated in activities to raise the standards of African American colleges and achieve women suffrage. In 1923 the branches formed the National Association of College Women, and currently there are approximately eighty-seven branches throughout the United States.
Source of acquisitionGift, Sumpter, Christine, 1987
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801