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There are several documents which give us the history of AAUW in general and the Buffalo Branch in particular: Other information is available on the AAUW-NYS website history page. Please note – many of these are scanned in from old copies. If you have a clearer version of one of these documents, please contact us.
- There were several mentions of the “Western New York” branch in the early ACA (Association of Collegiate Alumnae) papers.
- Marion Talbot had included information about the Buffalo Branch in her overall history of AAUW in 1931. The entire book is available on “Open Library”.
- “Achievement On The March” was a play written to help celebrate the first sixty years of the Buffalo Branch in 1950.
- An outline of Buffalo AAUW history was written in 1950, presumably covering the years 1882-1950. The document actually ends with 1944-46 biennium. There is also a second document with the same name, but it ends in 1928 – there are some differences in the text..
- In 1952, E. Grace Gould (who had been branch president 1948-1950) wrote a summary of AAUW’s history to that point.
- In 1964 or thereabouts, someone wrote a membership-recruitment speech which covers much of the history up to that point.
- Olga Lindberg wrote a play “From Carriage Block to Launching Pad” for the 75th anniversary celebration in 1965.
- There are a couple of very brief summaries of branch activities from 1960-64 and 1978-80.
- A group of women – Ruthe Sicherman, Lucille Peterson, Lois Dabney,and Carolyn Iadovito updated the “Carriage Block” play, resulting in “Reflections: Ninety Years of Buffalo Branch AAUW” in 1980.
- The program from the 85th anniversary celebration in 1975 also had a small writeup by Olga Lindberg.
- Valerie Harlan Bozarth compiled much information, including the branch history, in the Centennial celebration program-1990.
- Ruthe Sicherman wrote a history of the booksale in the 1990’s.
- Judy Weidemann produced a summary of the first 114 years of the branch in 2004
- We’ve uncovered “Family Life in Early Buffalo“, outlining some early Buffalo history, written by Olga Lindberg in March, 1975
- Judy Weidemann and Janet Vine compiled a book of stories from the first 60 years of the book sale.