Tahlequah Daily Press

November 23, 2013

A brief history of AAUW


TAHLEQUAH — American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

The Tahlequah Branch was founded on March 17, 1938 at the Carnegie Library by 26 members, and our branch celebrated its 75th anniversary this summer.  AAUW Tahlequah provides monthly programs of interest to women, has created a book club, and awards two scholarships to NSU female students (one graduate student since 1993 and one undergraduate student beginning in 2013). Member dues also support conference attendance by local female college students, a Girls State scholarship, and national research on women’s issues.


This was compiled by Peggy Glenn from Irene Wickham’s history info.