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Branch Historical Records

Do you need information about what branch records to preserve, how to preserve them safely,  make them accessible, and where to store them so the public and historians will have access to them?  Contact AAUW Florida’s Historian Linda Barker  for suggestions and assistance.

Please call one of the Special Collections Libraries below to find out how to get your archives to them:

UCF Library, Orlando

David Benjamin                                                                                                                                              407-823-2788                                                                                                            

David Benjamin is very interested in receiving archives from Central Florida Branches.

Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers

Melissa Minds VandeBurgt or Natalie Snyder [239-590-1000 x 2 then x6]                                            239-590-7658                                                                                                               

Melissa and her staff will gladly take in archives from any branch and digitize them.

NSU – NOVA Southeastern University

Gena Meroth, Archivist                                                                                                                                954-262-4641                                                                                                                       = repository                                                                                    

Gena will also digitize everything a branch sends. Most interested in southern FL branch archives.

Special Collections Library, FSU

Rory Grennan                                                                                                                                                  116 Honors Way                                                                                                                                        Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             850-645-7962

This repository holds State archives and those from the Tallahassee branch only. Any past presidents are welcome to sort and send their archives to Rory Grennan. He already has five boxes worth and some digital records.

George A. Smathers Library, UF

Matt Kruse                                                                                                                                                      Processing Archivist                                                                                                                                        Special and Area Studies Collections Department                                                                                    George A. Smathers Library                                                                                                                        University of Florida                                                                                                                 | 352-273-2513

This library currently has the Gainesville Branch archives and is willing to take in archives from any branch.

Six Boxes of AAUW Vero Beach Archives

Given to Florida Gulf Coast University Library Archives

Florida Gulf Coast University accepts records from Vero Beach branch member Lindfa Barker

Melissa VandeBurgt, Natalie Snyder, and Kinsey Brown of FGCU Library Archives gladly accept AAUW Vero Beach records from Linda Barker

To the women of AAUW Florida,

As you well know, the historical record has been dominated by the narratives of powerful men. Now, in this modern era of contention and hard-won progress, women are reclaiming authorship of history. You, the ladies of the American Association of University Women, have been recording your own piece of women’s history in your documents, your photographs, your scrapbooks. Thanks to your generous contribution, that piece of history will now be housed, preserved, and made digitally available through the Florida Gulf Coast University Library Archives and Special Collections. The Archives will be responsible for the proliferation of a new perspective on women’s history, both to our student body and to the public; but our work is far from done. We hope the generosity of the Vero Beach Branch will inspire other branches to contribute their own perspectives to the budding AAUW Collection in the form of interviews, organization records, and photographs.

Sincerely and with great thanks,

The Staff of FGCU Library Archives, Special Collections, & Digital Initiatives