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American Association of University Women, Buffalo Branch Newsletters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0039-0001

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the newsletters of the American Association of University Women, Buffalo Branch. Also included in this collection are newsletters from other AAUW branches, such as the Mohawk Valley Branch and the Dunkirk/Fredonia Branch. In 2008, the Buffalo Branch began publishing digital versions of the newsletter. This collection contains digital versions of the Buffalo Branch Advocate from 2008 to present.

The following newsletters are missing from the collection: January, February, April, March, June 1950; December 1959; June 1961; October-December 1965; October 1966; May, June 1968; June 1969; June-December 1972; All 1973; January-May 1974.


  • 1950-


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

American Association of University Women, Buffalo Branch Newsletters, 1950- are open for research.

Special Viewing Instructions

Access to digital material provided via the University Archives’ Digital Archives online repository.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

AAUW, founded in 1881, is open to all graduates who hold an associate's or equivalent or higher degree from an accredited college or university. Those who do not hold such a degree can affiliate as Friends of the Buffalo Branch, and undergraduates may become Student Affiliates.” There is also the AAUW Educational Foundation which “provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women (taken from AAUW Buffalo website).

The Buffalo Branch of AAUW was founded in 1890 and is the largest branch in New York State. Within the AAUW is the Educational Foundation which helps promote and provide funds to advance education for girls and women nationwide, as well as in the Buffalo area. An important part of the Buffalo Branch is the Chamberlin Loan Fund which is available to those students of good character who are legal residents of Western New York or to those students who attend Cornell University. The Annual Book Sale (which began in 1954) has become an important part of the fund-raising for college loans as well. There are many events and programs every year which help promote and bring awareness to issues which affect girls and women today.


1.04 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box)

0.2 Gigabytes (148 files, 15 folders)


This collection contains the newsletters of the American Association of University Women, Buffalo Branch as well as several other AAUW branches.


The newsletters in this collection are arranged chronologically by date and by volume and issue number when available.

Related Digital Material

Access to digital material is provided through the UB Digital Archives.

Acquisition Information

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Buffalo Branch Newsletters were deposited in the University Archives by the AAUW.

Accruals and Additions

Additional accruals are expected.

Related Resources

American Association of University Women, Buffalo Branch Records, 1911-2005 [bulk 1960-1999]
MS 39
American Association of University Women, Amherst (NY) Branch Records, 1993-2000
MS 69

Processing Information

Collection processed by Stephanie Tocco, January 2008. Finding aid updated annually as accruals are deposited. Digital materials processed by Archives staff as accruals are deposited.

The original file structure and file names of digital content have been maintained. This collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies. For more information, see


Finding Aid for the American Association of University Women, Buffalo Branch Newsletters
Finding aid prepared by Stephanie Tocco.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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