These records document the actions of the Alumnae of the Sacred Heart of San Diego. Included are conference planning materials,
membership information, event fliers, newsletters, and records documenting the relationship between the Religious of the Sacred
Heart and the University of San Diego. In addition to records specific to the San Diego chapter, are records of the Associated
Alumnae/i of the Sacred Heart, the World Association of the Sacred Heart Alumnae (AMASC), and various regional chapters.
The Alumnae of the Sacred Heart of San Diego is the San Diego chapter of the Associated Alumnae/i of the Sacred Heart (AASH).
The AASH is an organization comprised of all alumni of schools conducted by the Religious of the Sacred Heart. The AASH aim
is to “foster a spirit of unity and ongoing communication among alumnae/i.” The National chapter of the AASH was organized
in 1930 by Sarah Chambers Polk, and alumna of Maryville College. The inaugural meeting was held in Saint Louis in 1933. As
of 2016, the AASH is comprised of more than 40,000 women and men educated in Sacred Heart Schools. The San Diego chapter began
as a way to connect alumni of the San Diego College for Women. It later expanded to include all alumni of Religious of the
Sacred Heart schools living in San Diego.