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Ohio Association for Women in Education - MS 441

Introduction/History | Record Group/Series Description | Inventory

 Introduction/History

The Ohio Association for Women in Education (OAWE) donated their archives to the Center for Archival Collections on May 21, 1985. OAWE records held at the Ohio State University Archives were transferred and added to the collection on October 4, 1985. The collection is comprised of board minutes, correspondence, committee and subject files, convention materials, and newsletters. No restrictions exist on the research use of the collection and copying is permitted for administrative and scholarly purposes. The collection was arranged and finding aid written by Wendy Evans, archival intern, in 1995. The arrangement and finding aid was updated by W. Alex Smith, archival assistant, in 2006.

The Ohio Association for Women in Education began in 1923-1924, as the Ohio Association of Deans of Women. It was affiliated with the National Association of Deans of Women as a state association. The first president was Irma E. Voigt who served from 1924 to 1928. Conferences were held and membership slowly increased. By the 1940 convention, speakers such as Dean Grace Zorbaugh were saying, “We have won the right to cut our hair and show our legs and also to select our occupations…We must develop a will-to-power among young women.” Due to WWII, the 1943 convention was canceled. In November of 1948, the association celebrated its twenty-fifth year.

In 1956, the Ohio Association of Deans of Women changed its name to the Ohio Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors, reflective of changes with the profession nationally. The OAWDAC had three types of membership: active, associate, and honorary. Later, membership was changed to include active retired members and student members. In 1967, elementary school administrators and counselors were added to the OAWDAC.

OAWDAC became involved with several state committees which addressed women’s issues. The association was one of sixteen organizations to be charter members of the Ohio Commission on the Status of Women. OAWDAC was active in support of the Equal Rights Amendment and was consulted for the Domestic Violence Bill of 1985. The OAWDAC supported the Family Education Rights and Privacy Law in 1976. In 1991, again reflected of changes with the national association, OAWDAC changed its name to the Ohio Association for Women In Education. It dissolved when the national association dissolved in 2000.

Record Group/ Series Description

The Ohio Association for Women in Education collection is organized into ten record groups: Proceedings, Correspondence, Committees, Inter-association, Officers, Conventions, Reports, History, Scrapbook Materials, and Publications.

Proceedings

Articles of Incorporation/By-laws
1929, 1934, 1940, 1969-1986
Arranged chronologically
Includes drafts of constitutions, bylaw changes, and certificates of incorporation.

Manual of Operation
1973, 1975, 1976, 1984
Arranged chronologically
Includes the responsibilities and duties of officers and committees.

Minutes
1957-1986, 1997-1998
Arranged chronologically
Includes minutes, agendas, and reports from both the Executive Board and General Business meetings.

Correspondence

Correspondence
1950-1986, 1995-1996
Arranged chronologically
Includes correspondences by Executive Board members.

Committees

Committees
1950-1987
Arranged alphabetically by name of committee, then chronologically
Includes correspondence, notes, annual reports, and evaluations.

Inter-associations

Inter-association
1965-1985
Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically
Includes publications, brochures, correspondences, and minutes for associations in which OAWE was affiliated.

Officers

Officer files
1954-1986
Arranged by office, then chronologically
Includes correspondence and annual reports for the officers and appointed officials.

Convention

Convention files
1955-1988
Arranged chronologically
Includes correspondences, programs, registration lists, brochures, reports, registration forms, bibliographies for workshops, and evaluations of conventions.

Reports

Annual Reports
1968-1985
Arranged chronologically
Includes officer reports compiled for the annual fall convention.

Financial Reports
1955-1986
Arranged chronologically
Includes financial reports, correspondence, annual reports, and proposed budgets from the OAWE Treasurer.

Membership Reports
1953-1987, 1996-1998
Arranged chronologically
Includes lists of Executive Board members, membership directories, reports on honorary and retired members.

History

NEOTA/NEODA
1935-1969
Arranged chronologically
Includes correspondences, programs, newspaper clippings, minutes, mailing lists, and publications for the North East Ohio Teachers Association and North East Ohio Deans Association.

President’s List
1924-1974
Arranged chronologically
Includes a list of past presidents of OAWE.

History and Archives
1923-1974
Arranged chronologically
Includes notes and reports of OAWE’s history.

Scrapbooks Materials

Newsclipping
1955-1986
Arranged chronologically
Includes newspaper clippings and copies of articles on the activities of OAWE and its members.

Publications

Newsletters
1959-1987
Arranged chronologically
Includes OAWE newsletters discussing association activities and business.

 Inventory

Box 1

  1. Articles of Incorporation 1986
  2. Constitution and bylaws 1929, 1934, 1940, 1969-1980
  3. Constitution and bylaws 1980-1982
  4. Manual of Operations 1973-76, 1984
  5. Minutes-General Business Meeting 1957-1971
  6. Minutes-General Business Meeting 1972-1985
  7. Minutes-Executive Board Meeting 1960-1964

Box 2

  1. Minutes-Executive Board Meeting 1965-1969
  2. Minutes-Executive Board Meeting 1970-1971
  3. Minutes-Executive Board Meeting 1972-1974
  4. Minutes-Executive Board Meeting 1975-1979
  5. Minutes-Executive Board Meeting 1979-1983
  6. Minutes-Executive Board Meeting 1983-1986, 1997-1998
  7. Correspondence 1950-1966

Box 3

  1. Correspondence 1967-1970
  2. Correspondence (General) 1967-1970
  3. Correspondence 1971-1972
  4. Correspondence 1972-1974
  5. Correspondence 1973-1974
  6. Correspondence 1972-1975
  7. Correspondence 1975-1976

Box 4

  1. Correspondence 1976-1977
  2. Correspondence 1977
  3. Correspondence 1978-1979
  4. Correspondence 1980-1981
  5. Correspondence 1982
  6. Correspondence 1983-1986,
  7. Audit Committee 1968
  8. Bylaws Committee 1967-1985

Box 5

  1. Committee to Investigate Convention Costs 1973
  2. Constitutional Review Committee 1969
  3. Continuing Education Committee 1977-1983
  4. Current Issues Committee 1969-1985
  5. Educational Focus Committee 1969-1970
  6. Evaluation Committee 1969
  7. Exhibits Committee 1960-1963
  8. Local Arrangements Committee 1974-1983
  9. Membership Committee 1953-1986
  10. Necrology Committee 1962-1970
  11. Newsletter Committee 1968-1981
  12. Nominating Committee 1956-1970
  13. Nominating Committee 1974-1987
  14. Policy Committee 1956
  15. Program Committee 1956-1970
  16. Program Committee 1972-1984

Box 6

  1. Resolutions Committee 1950-1970
  2. Resolutions Committee 1965-1985
  3. Domestic Violence Bill 1985
  4. Democratic Platform Committee 1972
  5. Ohio House Bill #610 1973
  6. Ohio Planning Committee 1982-1983
  7. State Guidance 1967
  8. Status of Women Committee 1966-1970
  9. Women’s Division, Ohio Bureau of Employment Services 1970
  10. Women’s Division, ERA, Status of Women Committee 1972-1973
  11. Women’s State Committee of Ohio 1954-1958
  12. Women’s State Committee of Ohio 1960-1968
  13. Women’s State Committee of Ohio 1976-1973
  14. Correspondence with other NAWDAC State Associations 1968
  15. NAWDAC State Association Presidents 1965-1977

Box 7

  1. President, President-elect officers’ file 1969-1986
  2. Secretary’s file 1969-1970
  3. Secretary’s file 1975-1984
  4. College Representative’s file 1965-1985
  5. Elementary, Junior High Representative’s file 1960-1984
  6. Historian-Archivist’s file 1954-1970
  7. NAWDAC Liaison’s file 1981-1983
  8. Retiree Section file 1981-1985
  9. Senior High Representative’s file 1964-1984
  10. University Representative’s file 1961-1986

Box 8

  1. Highlights of Convention Programs 1955-1970
  2. Convention 1955
  3. Convention 1957
  4. Convention 1960
  5. Convention 1961
  6. Convention 1962
  7. Convention 1963
  8. Convention 1964
  9. Convention 1965
  10. Convention 1966
  11. Convention 1967

Box 9

  1. Convention 1968
  2. Convention 1969
  3. Convention 1970
  4. Convention 1971
  5. Convention 1972
  6. Convention 1973
  7. Convention 1974
  8. Convention 1975
  9. Convention 1976
  10. Convention 1977

Box 10

  1. Convention 1978
  2. Convention 1979
  3. Convention 1980
  4. Convention 1981
  5. Convention 1982
  6. Convention 1983
  7. Convention 1984
  8. Convention 1985
  9. Convention 1986, 1988
  10. Newsclippings 1955-1986

Box 11

  1. Annual Reports 1968-1985
  2. Financial Reports 1955-1977
  3. Financial Reports 1978-1986
  4. Lists of Executive Boards 1960-1973
  5. Lists of Executive Boards 1973-1987, 1997-1998
  6. OAWDAC Directories 1959-1975
  7. OAWDAC Directories 1976-1985, 1996-1997

Box 12

  1. Honorary Membership Report 1953
  2. Retired Members 1969-1970
  3. Membership Forms and Information n.d.
  4. NEODA/NEOTA 1935-1950
  5. NEODA/NEOTA 1951-1969
  6. President’s list 1924-1974
  7. OAWDAC History 1923-1974
  8. OAWDAC Archives 1966-1968
  9. Newsletters 1959-1970
  10. Newsletters 1971-1979
  11. Newsletters 1980-1987

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