The Associated Women Students Collection documents the growth and development of AWS at San Diego State, as well as many of the activities and lectures it organized
on campus. Also documented are some of the controversies involving women on campus in the early 1970s. The collection includes
two scrapbooks, correspondence, meeting minutes, flyers, and budget information, as well as copies of the ever-changing AWS
San Diego State Teacher's College established the Associated Women Students (AWS) in May of 1922, after three students attended
the Intercollegiate Association of Women Students by invitation the previous March. The organization's original goals included
promoting education among women, organizing women on campus, and educating the public on women's suffrage rights. AWS's goals
changed numerous times throughout its existence, to those aimed at promoting "friendship and cooperation among members" and
participating "in matters of student interest," in the 1950s, to acting as a "coordinating force for the women students of
San Diego State," providing leadership for all women on campus, and promoting growth in cultural, social, service, and educational
areas by the early 1970s. AWS accomplished its goals through a series of special events, awards, lecture series, and other
activities for campus women. Members included all registered women students at San Diego State.
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