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Association for Women Geoscientists: Denver Chapter records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0330

Scope and Content

This collection (1972-1990s) documents the activities of the AWG Denver chapter. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, conference programs, agendas, newsletters, brochures, guidelines, receipts, budgets, and photographs.


  • 1972-1990s

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) was officially founded in 1977 with approximately 50 members in the Bay area of San Francisco. The first chapter formed in 1979 when a group in Denver became associated with the San Francisco group. The Bay area, at first, served as national headquarters for the organization as regional groups developed into recognized chapters. The Association, now headquartered at Menlo Park, California, has the following goals: 1) To encourage the participation of women in the geosciences, 2) To exchange technical, professional, and educational information, and 3) To enhance the professional growth and advancement of women in the geosciences.

AWG-Denver held its first public meeting on 31 January 1981. The chapter currently holds numerous annual events as well as monthly dinner meetings that cover a variety of geoscience topics. The chapter also publishes a newsletter and sponsors student awards and workshops.


1.68 Linear Feet (4 document boxes)


This collection is organized in the following series:

Series 1, Operations manual, 1980s

Series 2, Correspondence, 1993-1994

Series 3, Conferences, 1982-1992

Series 4, Administrative records and minutes,1981-1984

Series 5, Outreach, 1972-1992

Series 6, Publicity and printed materials, 1981-1994

Series 7, Financial records, 1982-1988

Series 8, Photographs, 1980s

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0330. Association for Women Geoscientists: Denver Chapter records, 1972-1990s
December 12, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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