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Association of Women Students (AWS), Student Life Records

Identifier: RG-38-02-06

Scope and Contents

The majority of the materials deal with the internal workings of the Association of Women Students (AWS) and include correspondence, minutes of meetings, a constitution with revisions, and officer lists. AWS activities are documented through scrapbooks and photographs.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1911-1970


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.


The first meeting of the Association of Women Students (AWS) occured on May 26, 1911. Occasionally the organization used the name Women's Self Government Association (WSGA). The purpose of the organization was to cooperate with the Associate Dean for Women to establish and to enforce rules governing women living in university residence halls. In addition, the Association founded and organized the Coed Follies, a farcical theatrical program performed annually. The AWS disbanded on April 8, 1970.


10 Boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States