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Associated Women Students records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-12.1.9

Scope and Content

This collection contains constitutions, undated correspondence between future attendees of Michigan State and the association, which include such information as formal sorority rush and a list of freshman books required for fall semester 1944. There are also blank forms that a student would fill out for the council, including student information sheets, petition for offices and chairmanships in organizations, certificate of service for cooperative extension work and a sickness report form. The Rule Handouts and Handbooks explain some of the more important regulations that the organization upheld. These include the time ration book explanation sheet for overnight and late time coupons and the social rules for dances and dinners. Also in this folder is the Associated Women Students handbook for 1948-1949, outlining its constitution and all of the rules each woman student is governed by in the college.

Other material includes dress regulations, Intercollegiate Association of Women Students publications, handbooks, and a history of the organization. The Report on Women's Closing Hours, published in 1967, includes suggestions for updating the rules and regulations of the current AWS policies on curfew for women.


  • Creation: 1948 - 1967


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Associated Women Students of Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) was formed to be the governing board for women students living on and off campus. According to the 1964 constitution, the objectives of AWS were to provide government serving women students, to coordinate women's activities, to recommend standards of conduct and regulations for women students, and to consider problems relating to women students. The organization was divided into two separate councils. The Judiciary-Legislative Council was responsible for establishing, interpreting, and enforcing the rules by which female students were governed. This council sought to maintain high social standards among students. The Activities Board/Council organized the activities of all women students on campus.


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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Associated Women Students Records
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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