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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN COLUMBIA BRANCH News Notes Vol. VII, No. 3 Newsletter (November 8, 1978)

Another sample of the newsletter provided by the Columbia Branch of the American Association of University Women, this volume is heavily oriented towards upcoming events with many dates noting cultural offerings ranging from a curated tour of a Chinese art and pottery collection at the Columbia Museum of Art to a series of performances of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at The University of South Carolina. The president during the distribution of this newsletter was Mary Frances Griffin and the editor of this particular issue of News Notes was Ellen Heath. The document provides clear evidence to one of the challenges of typing without the quick aid spell check and other corrective devices as on section clearly reads in capitalized letters “CULTURLA GROUP PLANS.”

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Another portion of the newsletter discusses the educational fund within AAUW’s Columbia Branch and includes a paragraph with the following paragraph:

“Our major money raising efforts each year are in behalf of the Educational Foundation. Valerie McPherson, Chairman of the committee, gave us a preview of exciting plans for this year’s effort. There will be a series of Career Planning Seminars to be held in February, a career fashion show in the spring, a women’s marathon race, and a book sale. You’ll be hearing more about these in future NEWS NOTES and at meetings. (And thanks to Valerie and Belks, we now have a place in which to store the books we already have on hand.) Meantime, don’t forget our on-going sale of note paper.”

Interestingly, this newsletter also makes mention of the regional South Carolina Governor’s Conference on Libraries and Information Services as it was held at The University of South Carolina that year. The write-up suggests that many benefits could arise from choosing to attend, specifically those tied to being more informed about the needs and state of existence for most libraries.

To view or download the entire pdf version of the newsletter click here

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN CAPITAL NEWS VOLUME XXI, NO. 3 Newsletter (November 1990)

One of the many iterations of the Columbia-branch’s newsletter for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), this document provides readers with all the needed information for engaging with and through AAUW in the winter of 1990. Based on the label on the final page it can be presumed that such newsletters were mailed to individual members. The newsletter includes sections focusing on things like: BRANCH MEETING, NEWS ABOUT MEMBERS, CULTURAL EVENTS and NAMED GIFT HONORS.

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The president of the Columbia branch of the AAUW at the time of the release of this newsletter was Attie Ray and the editor of the newsletter is listed as Susan Lawton. Amongst the many names mentioned within the newsletter are: Barbara Moxon, Laura Truelove, Wilhelmina Kennedy and Beulah Brazzell. Moxon is specifically mentioned in a section discussing the upcoming Fall Conference:

“Our own BARBARA MOXON was the chairperson who planned the program which was very meaningful. Our members who attended were LEAH LOCKHART, MARY WALLACE JOHNSON, MARY JANE MOORE, BEULAH BRAZZELL, TIMI SHORT, SYLVIA SWINTON, THOMASINA BRIGGS, ELNORA ROBINSON, BARBARA MOXON AND ATTIE MAY.

The newsletter also announces the December meeting to be held on December 8th at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

To view and download a full version of the newsletter on pdf click here

 

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN COLUMBIA BRANCH News Notes Vol. VII, No. 8 Flier (April 11, 1979)

The News Notes represents an early iteration of a newsletter distributed by the Columbia, South Carolina branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The newsletter functioned to succinctly share important information between the board of national branch, the officers for the Columbia branch and the members of Columbia’s division of the AAUW. Topics included in this specific newsletter are: APRIL BRUNCH MEETING, STATIONERY, NEWS ABOUT MEMBERS, BRANCH OFFICERS, DIVISION CONVENTION, NATIONAL CONVENTION and a lengthy discussion on FELLOWSHIPS FUND.

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The newsletter identifies the president of the Columbia Branch of the AAUW as Mary Frances Griffin and notes that the editor of this copy of News Notes is Ellen Heath. Highlighted events for the month of April also include a guest lecture by two speakers: Miss Donna Graham and Miss Kate Singley.  For another exploration of what was discussed in the newsletter one can read STATIONARY section which states:

“Our thanks to Georgie Stephenson for taking on the sale of our stationery. She tells us that we have on hand 20 packages of the BIRD NOTES  and 35 boxes of the etching of the STATE HOUSE. She will have them at the meeting. If you can anticipate your needs for the summer, come prepared to buy a little; it will be most helpful and appreciated. …. Remember that the money from stationery sales goes into our Fellowships Fund (as does the profit from other money raising projects and gifts and memorials). See next page for more on Fellowship Funds.”

The newsletter concludes with guidelines on how a reader can donate should they feel inclinded to do so.

To download a pdf version of the full newsletter click here

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Welcome to our City… Welcome Card (July 25, 1996)

A welcome card included within packets received by Columbia, South Carolina college professors, this item represents part of a larger exchange between Columbia South Carolina and the country of Columbia in South America. Part of a larger United States Information Agency initiative, each state was tasked with engaging with a South American partnership to represent a growth in American and Latin American relations.  This specific item represents a connection between Columbia College and the Centro Cultural Colombo Americano. As the card suggests it took place in Armenia, Columbia.

 

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The particular exchange was part of a two week trip by members of Columbia College, The South Carolina Governor’s Office, under then governor David Beasley. The trip occurred between the 23rd of July and the 6th of August, with stops in Pereira, Manizales and Cali along with Armenia. The following year, members of a coalition from Columbia would spend time in South Carolina as part of the exchange. The archive’s papers hold more information about this exchange and will be added in the future.

To download a pdf version of this card click here

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“Empowering Girls” Workshop to be Held at Columbia College Press Release (January, 29 1997)

This press release from 1997 highlights an upcoming workshop focusing on the theme of Empowering Girls. Held at Columbia College the event focuses on issues like “gender equity” and “Setting Goals and Pursuing Dreams.” The program, according to the flier, was to be held on March 1st of 1997 and was co-sponsored by Heathwood Hall Middle School.

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The conference was specifically aimed at girls in Middle School, with the hopes of pushing against gendered stereotypes of success and self-worth which, the flier suggests are perceived as different between boys and girls. The flier includes a more specific explanation of the initiative:

Candy Waites, director of external programs for the College’s Leadership Institute and coordinator of the workshop, feels that “empowering young girls to set high goals and feel comfortable with their achievements can make a real difference in their lives.” Alan Gibby, head of Heathwood Hall Intermediate Middle School, agrees, adding, “The Middle school years are truly formational ones, and the messages received by girls during these years are all-important to their overall development.”

While the physical archive does not immediately have other papers attached to this event, should they arise a connection will be made to this flier. However, a pdf version of this flier is available for download here

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Fact’s on Women’s Health in South Carolina Flier (June 2000)

A resource provided by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, this handout shows various health risks specific to women in the state of South Carolina. It is currently unclear as to who such information was distributed to and how it was incorporated into health education within the state so any contribution to information would be welcomed. A sample of some of the information provided is shown below:

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Noteworthy, is the clear intersectional approach taken by the information provided, which includes specific health risks to women of color within the state:

“Health disparities persist in SC, especially for African American women. For example, black and other minority women are 1.6 times more likely to die from heart disease and 3.0 times more likely to die from stroke.”

The flier also comes with a point of contact for more information. To provide us with more information regarding this flier feel free to comment on this post, or contact the blog’s curators. A pdf of the item is available here

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Columbia College Leadership Institute Presents Flier (April 22, 2005)

 

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A function of the seemingly now defunct Leadership Studies program at Columbia College (Columbia, SC) the Columbia College Leadership Institute served as a program that occurred annually with the express interest of training women and young girls in pursuing and attaining leadership roles broadly conceived. The institute contained a variety of programs aimed at unique components of that endeavor. Take for example LEAD 2005, which was one of the summer programs offered. According to the program LEAD 2005 focused on the following:

“LEAD 2005 is an acclaimed leadership development program for high school sophomore girls who demonstrate leadership potential. This exciting experience encourages effective leadership through interactive workshops, leadership assessment, and hands-on leadership practice. Expand your skills in communicating ideas with power while motivating with confidence.”

Tuitition for the various programs ranged from $400 dollars for LEAD IV to $600 for the Emerging Leaders program. Though not discussed in detail, the application included provided an opportunity to gain information about need-based scholarships for the various programs.  The application and information packet also includes a Recommendation Form for hopeful applicants which asks them to be rated on things like “ability to relate well with peers and adults.”

While the Leadership Studies program appears to have evolved considerably, Columbia College still retains The Institute for Leadership and Professional Excellence, which still runs an iteration of the Leadership Institute over the summer. More information is available here.

A full version of the program discussed is available for download as a pdf here.

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