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American Association of University Women, Connecticut Division.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded in 1886 as an organization of female college graduates. The first meeting of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA) was held in Washington, D.C. on January 14, 1886. The first Connecticut branch of ACA was formed in 1892, shortly after Yale University began admitting female graduate students. The ACA was reorganized in 1920 and on May 1 the first meeting of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae Branches and College Clubs was held. The name was finally changed to AAUW in 1954. AAUW continues to promote legal, social, educational, and economic equity for women in an attempt to move women into policy making positions in all sectors of society.
Beck, Audrey Phillips, 1931-1983.
Audrey Phillips Beck was born on 6 August 1931, in Brooklyn, New York. Her family moved to Norwalk, Connecticut, where Audrey grew up. In 1949, she entered the University of Connecticut, where she received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees. In 1961, Audrey Beck became a University of Connecticut faculty member in the Economics Department, a position she held for seven years. In 1967, she took a position as economist with the Windham Regional Planning Commission, and was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives, where she served until 1975. Following her three terms in the House, Beck spent one year as a visiting professor of practical politics at Rutgers University. That same year, she was elected to the Connecticut State Senate, where she sat on the State Senate Education Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and acted as Assistant Majority Leader from 1977-1983. Audrey Beck died on 11 March 1983, at the age of fifty-one.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1890 the daughter of Seymour and Harriet Jackson Going, Chase Going Woodhouse studied at McGill University, the University of Berlin and the University of Chicago. She was employed by Smith College, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the University of North Carolina, Connecticut College before her election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1945. For much of the remainder of her career she served as the Director's of the Auerbach Women's Service Bureau (1945-1981). Chase Going Woodhouse died in 1984 after a lifetime of dedicated public service.
AFL-CIO Connecticut State Labor Council.
In 1957, the Connecticut Federation of Labor and the Connecticut State Industrial Union Council (CSIUC) merged to form the Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, generally referred to today as the Connecticut State AFL-CIO. The stated purpose of the new organization was to provide a more effective means of promoting and coordinating the principles and objectives of the AFL-CIO in Connecticut.
Vance, Cyrus R. (Cyrus Roberts), 1917-2002
The Vance papers primarily document Cyrus R. Vance's professional and personal activities. Of particular significance are background materials, correspondence, position papers, and handwritten meeting notes relating to SALT II negotiation between the United States and the Soviet Union; the Camp David Summit and the signing of the Middle East Peace Treaty; diplomatic relations with the Far East, especially China; and negotiations to release the American hostages in Iran. Proposals, reports, handwritten notes, and correspondence provide insight into the dispute between Greece and Turkey over Cyprus in 1967, federal recovery assistance to Detroit after the riot of 1967, and the Paris Peace Talks on Vietnam in 1968. Governmental statements and commentaries, draft bills, and Senate committee background materials from 1958 document Vance's involvement in the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Extensive files of position papers, project proposals, meeting minutes, reports, publications, and handwritten notes document Vance's involvement with various events and prestigious organizations, following his resignation from the Carter administration. The collection also contains manuscript drafts used for Vance's book Hard Choices: Critical Years in America's Foreign Policy. Grace Sloane Vance's papers document her trip with Rosalynn Carter to Latin America in 1977. Her work throughout the 1960s with Widening Horizons can be traced through correspondence, working papers, minutes, and notes.
Tilton, Eleanor Taft.
Eleanor Taft Tilton, daughter of Dr. Charles and Martha Jarvis Taft, was born in Hartford, Connecticut on 1 January 1901. She attended Vassar and Barnard Colleges, but did not earn a degree. She married Arthur can Riper Tilton; he was employed by the Hartford Fire Insurance Company for many years. Mrs. Tilton died on 26 March 1984.
Reeves, Eric, 1950-
The collection contains correspondence, emails, lectures, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, and writings regarding Eric Reeves' advocacy, research, and analysis of the humanitarian crisis and genocide in Sudan and Darfur from 1999 onward. The collection also contains documents regarding the court case, Presbyterian Church of Sudan et al. vs. Talisman Energy Inc, Sudan.
Selden, Harry Wythe, 1915-2003
The collection comprises pamphlets, newsletters, and other materials collected by Harry W. Selden and concerning conservative and right-wing politics and activism from the 1950s to the 1980s. Materials include newsletters, pamphlets, mass mailings, flyers, press clippings and photocopies, correspondence, and other printed and published materials. The material covers a wide range of topics, including the United Nations, disarmament, anti-communism, and Republican and conservative politics, and represents a large number of right-wing organizations. The collection also includes pamphlets and flyers for political candidates, primarily Republicans, along with a small number of newsletters and pamphlets from left-wing organizations. Some materials have handwritten notes and underlining by an unidentified author, possibly Selden. The collection also includes a partial inventory, possibly prepared in the 2010s.