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Association for Women in Computing Records, 1978-1991. Finding Aid.

Summary Information
Title: Association for Women in Computing records,
Dates: 1978-1991
Creator: Association for Women in Computing
Extent: 6 boxes (6.0 cubic feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: CBI 49
Abstract:
Contains correspondence, minutes, reports, proceedings, audio tapes, and artifacts that document the history and activities of the AWC. The records include officers' correspondence, administrative records, AWC policies, committee minutes and correspondence, AWC conference programs, an incomplete run of the AWC Source, correspondence on procedures for being chartered and writing bylaws, and files documenting individual chapter's activities which sometimes contain local newsletters.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by the Association for Women in Computing in 1989, 1992 and 2001.

Access Restrictions:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

The Charles Babbage Institute holds the copyright to all materials in the collection, except for items covered by a prior copyright (such as published materials). Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Association of Women in Computing (CBI 49), Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:

  • Administration
  • Activities
  • Chapters

As far as possible, the original arrangement of the records has been retained. No attempt has been made to separate officers' correspondence found within committee files.


Historical Note

The Association for Women in Computing (AWC) was founded on December 5, 1978 in Washington, D.C., with fifteen charter members. It was incorporated in the state of Maryland on February 26, 1979 to promote communication among women in computing and further the education, professional development, and advancement of women in computing. AWC sponsored seminars at local and national levels, maintained a speakers bureau, and bestowed awards.

The association published a newsletter, The Source, and supported the development of local chapters and newsletters. AWC organized and sponsored yearly programs at the ACM and NCC conferences, held an annual conference, and was a member of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS).


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, audio tapes, and artifacts which document the history and activities of the Association for Women in Computing. Administration materials include officers' correspondence, administrative records, policies, legal issues, management of the association, directories, and committees. Papers regarding AWC activities include programs, other professional associations, logo, national newsletters, conferences, and workshops. Chapter materials contain correspondence on procedures for being chartered and writing bylaws, a file on chapter policy, and files on individual chapters that contain information on activities and local newsletters.

Subjects of note in the records include legal issues affecting the organization, management of the association, and information on other professional associations.

Conference materials are generally correspondence on planning and publishing of proceedings. A copy of the proceedings and eleven audio tapes from the 1982 conference are included. The conference programs for each year were placed in a separate file for easy reference.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Association for Women in Computing
  • Computer industry--Societies, etc.
  • Computer industry--Societies, etc.--Congresses
  • Women -- Social networks
  • Women computer scientists
  • Women computer programmers
  • Women electronic data processing personnel
Box and Folder List
 Location  Title
 
Administration  
 
Officers' Correspondence  
Box 1
President, 1979-1986 Box 1, Folder 1
Box 5
President, 1987-1989 Box 5, Folder 10-11
Box 1
Corresponding Secretary, 1982-1984 Box 1, Folder 2
 
Recording Secretary, 1980-1988 Box 1, Folder 3
 
Association Administrator, 1984-1987 Box 1, Folder 4
 
Treasurer, 1979-1989 Box 1, Folder 5-14
Box 6
Treasurer, 1979-1989 Box 6, Folder 13-14
Box 1
Program Vice-President, 1980-1983 Box 1, Folder 15
 
Publications Vice-President, 1978-1988 Box 1, Folder 16-26
Box 4
Publications Vice-President, 1978-1988 Box 4, Folder 28
 
Chapters Vice-President, 1983-1985 Box 4, Folder 31
Box 5
Chapters Vice-President, 1983-1985 Box 5, Folder 3-6
 
Administrative Records  
Box 1
Annual Report, 1980 Box 1, Folder 27
 
Archives Establishment, 1981-1992 Box 1, Folder 29
Box 5
Board of Directors teleconferences [Minutes], 1986-1989 Box 5, Folder 8
 
Board of Directors and Executive Committee Minutes, 1986-1993 Box 5, Folder 35
 
Budget Information, 1985-1986, 1989-1990 Box 5, Folder 7
 
Chapter Officers Rosters, 1983-1990 Box 5, Folder 5
 
Checks, 1986-1987 Box 5, Folder 36
 
Chapter Questionnaires, ca. 1985 Box 5, Folder 4
Box 6
Contracts, 1992 Box 6, Folder 17
Box 1
Executive Officers' Duties, 1981-1984 Box 1, Folder 33
 
Executive Officer Lists, 1979-1986 Box 1, Folder 32
 
Executive Officers' Resignations, 1980-1986 Box 1, Folder 34
Box 6
Expenses Paid, 1986 Box 6, Folder 2
 
Expense Records, 1985-1986 Box 6, Folder 4-5
 
Financial Statements, 1986-1987 Box 6, Folder 6
Box 5
First American Bank Account, 1980-1986 Box 5, Folder 37-38
Box 1
Goals, 1984-1986 Box 1, Folder 30
 
Long Range Planning, 1980 Box 1, Folder 35
Box 4
Master mailing list, 1980 Box 4, Folder 21
 
Membership brochures, undated. Box 4, Folder 32
Box 5
Membership reports, 1988-1989 Box 5, Folder 9
Box 1
Operations Manual, 1982-1987 Box 1, Folder 36
 
Operations Reports, 1984-1987 Box 1, Folder 28
Box 6
Rebates/Dues/Restructure, 1985-1988 Box 6, Folder 7-9
Box 1
Structure, 1982-1983 Box 1, Folder 37
 
Timeline, 1985 Box 1, Folder 31
Box 4
Tax status, 1980 Box 4, Folder 24
 
Tax status, 1986 Box 4, Folder 27
Box 6
Vendor Financial, 1985-1986 Box 6, Folder 3
 
Policies  
Box 1
Job openings, 1981 Box 1, Folder 38
 
Mailing labels, 1980-1982 Box 1, Folder 39
 
Travel, 1981-1986 Box 1, Folder 40
 
Advertising, 1980 Box 1, Folder 41
 
Women On the Move, 1983 Box 1, Folder 42
 
Legal Issues  
Box 1
Correspondence re Legal Council, 1979-1980 Box 1, Folder 43
 
ERA Resolution, undated. Box 1, Folder 44
 
Senate Bill 568, 1979 Box 1
 
Management of Association  
Box 5
Association Management, 1988 Box 5, Folder 12
 
Association management reports, 1988-1989 Box 5, Folder 9
Box 1
Correspondence, vendor brochures and bids, 1979-1987 Box 1, Folder 46-52
Box 6
Wordsworth Reports, 1987-1989 Box 6, Folder 12
 
Committees  
Box 6
Bylaws, undated, 1980-1991 Box 6, Folder 19-20
Box 1
Elections, 1980-1982 Box 1, Folder 60-62
 
Growth, 1986 Box 1, Folder 63
 
Membership, 1978-1987 Box 1, Folder 64-65
Box 2
Membership, 1978-1987 Box 2, Folder 1-17
 
Nominations, 1981-1988 Box 2, Folder 18-25
 
Public Relations, 1979-1985 Box 2, Folder 26-32
 
Directories  
Box 2
Miscellaneous directories, 1979-1985 Box 2, Folder 37
 
Data Pro, 1980-1984 Box 2, Folder 38
 
Encyclopedia of Associations, 1980-1984 Box 2, Folder 39
 
National Referral Center, Library of Congress, 1981-1985 Box 2, Folder 40
 
National Trade & Professional Associations, 1982-1984 Box 2, Folder 41
 
National Women's Mailing List, 1981-1982 Box 2, Folder 42
 
Other Professional Associations  
Box 2
American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) affiliation, 1982-1985 Box 2, Folder 43
 
American Library Association, 1980-1983 Box 2, Folder 44
 
Association of University Women, 1979-1983 Box 2, Folder 45
 
Association for Women in Mathematics, 1979 Box 2, Folder 46
 
Association for Women in Science, 1980-1984 Box 2, Folder 47
 
Association of/for Women Scientists, 1979-1984 Box 2, Folder 48
 
Commission on Software Issues in the Eighties (COSIE), 1980-1984 Box 2, Folder 49
 
Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP), 1985-1986 Box 2, Folder 50
 
Institute for Information Studies, 1981 Box 2, Folder 51
 
National Library of Medicine Board recommendations (NLM), 1980 Box 2, Folder 52
 
National Science Foundation (NSF), 1981-1983 Box 2, Folder 53
 
Northwestern University, Program on Women, 1979 Box 2, Folder 54
 
Professional Engineering Employment Registry (PEER), 1984 Box 2, Folder 55
 
Society of Women Engineers, undated. Box 2, Folder 56
 
Sigma Delta Epsilon, Graduate Women in Science, 1983 Box 2, Folder 57
 
Umbrella groups, 1983-1984 Box 2, Folder 58
 
Women in Information Processing, 1982-1986 Box 2, Folder 59
 
Activities  
 
Programs  
Box 2
Awards, 1980-1984 Box 2, Folder 33
 
Compmail +, 1984 Box 2, Folder 34
 
Scholarship, 1980-1983 Box 2, Folder 35
 
Technical Review Board, 1982 Box 2, Folder 36
 
Logo  
Box 3
Copyright of Logo, 1983-1985 Box 3, Folder 30
 
Logo contest, 1980 Box 3, Folder 31
 
Logo jewelry, 1982 Box 3, Folder 32
 
Logo typeset, undated. Box 3, Folder 33
 
National Newsletters  
Box 3
The AWC Source , 1979-1996 Box 3, Folder 35-38
Note Named in 1982.
Box 5
The AWC Source , 1979-1991 Box 5, Folder 17-23
Note Named in 1982.
 
Chapters Newsletter, 1985-1988 Box 5, Folder 1
Box 3
Newsletter naming contest, 1982 Box 3, Folder 34
Box 4
National Newsbytes, 1991-1996 Box 4, Folder 22
 
Conferences  
Box 5
AWC conferences, general, undated. Box 5, Folder 31
 
Conference Programs, 1982-1985 Box 5, Folder 32
Box 4
Houston, Texas, 1982 Box 4, Folder 1-7
Box 5
Houston, Texas, 1982 Box 5, Folder 33-34
Box 6
Houston, Texas, 1982 Box 6, Folder 11
Box 4
Houston, Texas, audio tapes, 1982 Box 4
 
Anaheim, California, 1983 Box 4, Folder 8
 
Las Vegas, Nevada, 1984 Box 4, Folder 9
 
Chicago, Illinois, 1985 Box 4, Folder 10-19
 
St. Louis, Missouri, 1986 Box 4, Folder 20
Box 5
Toronto Computer Conference, 1979 Box 5, Folder 24
 
NCC '80, 1980 Box 5, Folder 26
 
ACM '83, 1983 Box 5, Folder 26
 
Conferences, 1981-1984 Box 5, Folder 27-28
 
AFIPS liaison, 1982-1984 Box 5, Folder 29
 
Conference on Software Maintenance, 1985 Box 5, Folder 50
Box 6
Technical Conference, 1988-1990 Box 6, Folder 18
 
National Annual Meetings, 1991-1996 Box 6, Folder 21
 
Workshops  
Box 4
Chapters Workshop, 1988-1995 Box 4, Folder 23
Box 6
Conventions, 1988 Box 6, Folder 16
Box 5
Networking Workshop, 1981 Box 5, Folder 2
 
Chapters  
Box 4
Chapter convenor's packet, 1983 Box 4, Folder 29
Box 2
Correspondence, 1979-1987 Box 2, Folder 60-67
 
Policy, 1982-1990 Box 2, Folder 68
 
Policy History, 1980-1984 Box 2, Folder 69
 
Individual Chapters  
Box 2
Bay Area (San Francisco, CA), 1991-1992 Box 2, Folder 70
Box 5
Columbus, OH, 1985-1986 Box 5, Folder 13
 
Connecticut Valley, 1983-1986 Box 5, Folder 14
 
Chicago, 1981-1987 Box 5, Folder 15-16
Box 3
Dayton, OH, 1983-1986 Box 3, Folder 1
 
Detroit Metropolitan, 1983-1986 Box 3, Folder 2
 
Greater Boston, 1980-1992 Box 3, Folder 3-4
 
Houston, 1983-1987 Box 3, Folder 5-6
 
Long Island, 1985-1986 Box 3, Folder 7
 
Los Angeles, 1979-1986 Box 3, Folder 8-9
 
Lubbock, 1981-1984 Box 3, Folder 10
 
National Capital, 1980-1992 Box 3, Folder 11-12
 
New Jersey, undated. Box 3, Folder 13
 
New York Metropolitan, 1980-1992 Box 3, Folder 14-15
 
Orlando/Central Florida, 1985-1986 Box 3, Folder 16
 
Pittsburgh, 1982-1986 Box 3, Folder 17
 
Puget Sound, 1981-1985 Box 3, Folder 18-19
 
Rome-Utica, NY, 1981-1982 Box 3, Folder 20
 
St. Louis, 1980-1987 Box 3, Folder 21-22
 
San Diego, 1982-1986 Box 3, Folder 23
Note When received at CBI, a "Post-it" note on the second folder indicated that this chapter had been dechartered circa 1986.
Box 4
San Diego, 1982-1986 Box 4, Folder 30
Box 3
San Francisco Bay Area, 1982-1997 Box 3, Folder 24-25
 
Silicon Valley, 1983-1984 Box 3, Folder 26
Box 4
Silicon Valley, 1983-1984 Box 4, Folder 33
Box 3
Twin Cities, 1980-1987 Box 3, Folder 27-28
Box 4
Twin Cities, 1980-1987 Box 4, Folder 25
 
Potential convenors, 1983-1984 Box 4, Folder 35
Box 3
Requests for convenors, 1982-1985 Box 3, Folder 29