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Advisory Council of Women.  Records, 1921-1964

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Agency History Note:

The Advisory Council of Women was established by President Kenyon Butterfield in 1921 to prepare Massachusetts Agricultural College for the reception of female students. It consisted of "representatives of various women's organizations and such other women as may be helpful in furthering the interests of women's work at the College and in the interpretation of the work throughtout the State." ACW was headed by a Chairwoman and an executive board, which included the University's Dean of Women after 1945. ACW usually held biannual meetings. It furthered the interests of women's education at the University of Massachusetts by encouraging the establishment of scholarships and by undertaking a number of legislative lobbying initiatives, most notably for the construction of women's dormitories and other campus buildings. ACW was dismantled in 1964 under President John William Lederle. 

Scope and Contents Note:

Minutes, correspondence and programs related to biannual ACW meetings, legislative action, scholarships, building needs, post-war educational needs, and other concerns of ACW. Primary correspondents include Helen Curtis (Dean of Women at University of Massachusetts) and Lottie A. Leach (ACW Chair). These records appear to have been kept by Dean of Women Helen Curtis.

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