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77-M126--82-M100

Intercollegiate Association of Women Students. Records of Intercollegiate Association of Women Students, 1922-1980: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 77-M126--82-M100
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Intercollegiate Association of Women Students
Title: Records of the Intercollegiate Association of Women Students, 1922-1980
Date(s): 1922-1980
Quantity: 20.46 linear feet (19 cartons, 3+1/2 file boxes) plus 1 photograph folder, 1 photograph folio+ folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Minutes, convention material, reports, etc., of the Intercollegiate Association of Women Students, which offered membership to associations of women students in accredited colleges and universities.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 77-M126, 79-M216, 79-M250, 80-M78, 82-M100
The record of the Intercollegiate Association of Women Students were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Association between 1977 and 1980.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: May 1982
By: Jane S. Knowles, et al.
Updated photograph description: June 2016
By: Lillianne Keaney

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Intercollegiate Association of Women Students is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Intercollegiate Association of Women Students Records, 1922-1980; item description, dates. 77-M126--82-M100, box #, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

SEPARATION RECORD

The following items have been removed from the collection:

HISTORY

The Intercollegiate Association of Women Students (IAWS) is the only national women's student government association in the United States; it offers membership to associations of women students in accredited colleges and universities. The first conference of the Middle Western Intercollegiate Association of Women Students was held in May 1913. The Association adopted a constitution in 1914 and the first national meeting took place in 1923. The purpose of the IAWS is to identify educational needs of women at college and after college, and to implement relevant policies by providing resources and offering programs at meeting, seminars and national conventions. Structurally, the IAWS is divided into four regions coordinated by a national office in Ohio which is managed by an executive secretary. The National Executive Board (NEB) consists of the president (a student in her senior year), executive secretary, four regional coordinators, and other advisers from the Clearinghouse Committee and the four standing committees: Constitution, Nominations and Elections, Resolutions, and Publications. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is composed of the national president, the national adviser, and the national executive secretary. The IAWS publishes an annual newsletter, Feminine Focus.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection is arranged by accession number, largely in the order in which it was received. It consists of convention material and reports, minutes of the National Executive Board, National Executive Committee, and the other committees. It includes research reports, printed material about collegiate women's programs, and some photographs.

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Additional Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.
Minutes
Photographs
Women college students
Women--Education (Higher)--United States
Women--Education--Societies, etc.
Women's studies

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