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Women Graduates-USA records

Identifier: IWA0943

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Scope and Contents

The Women Graduates-USA records date from 2007 to 2014 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The collection includes membership information, newsletters, brochures, teller’s reports, and meeting minutes, as well as a history of the organization.


  • Creation: 2007-2014


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

However, copyright status for some collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge the Iowa Women’s Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, as the source of the material. For further information, visit

Biographical / Historical

When the American Association of University Women affiliation with the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) ended in 2007, a number of organizational meetings were scheduled in the United States to form a new affiliate. In June 2007, Sarah Harder, the former vice-president of IFUW, asked Florine Swanson to serve as the first president. The name Women Graduates-USA was chosen later in the summer at an IFUW Conference in Manchester, England. On January 2, 2008, Women Graduates-USA was officially incorporated in the state of Iowa.

Women Graduates-USA focuses on the international connections and issues related to women around the world. Its advocacy programs include Access to Education for Girls and Women, Human Trafficking Awareness, and Women, Peace, and Security.


2.50 linear inches

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Affiliate of an international advocacy group that advocates for women’s rights.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records (donor no. 1346) were donated by Florine Swanson in 2013.

Rachel Black, 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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