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Women Students Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG 23/3

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two minute books and three folders of loose papers taken from the minute books, a copy of the Constitution of the Women's Students Association, a letter from Dean of Women Robert Hollingsworth and Peggy Thompson, Acting President, to the Women Students of the University of Virginia, 1946, enclosing a copy of the Constitution, and explaining various regulations and describing organizations that welcome women, and in what capacity. It also includes papers regarding women students at U.Va., including the typesetting copy and galley proof of the "University of Virginia Handbook for Women Students, 1948," a publication prepared by the Panhellenic Council and the officers of the Women Students Association. The handbook contains information one would expect to find in any new student handbook, with particular attention to the activities and organizations open to women's involvement. Also included is a copy of the Constitution of the Women Students Association and a map of the grounds with places of interest to women students highlighted including the new women's dormitory, the co-ed room and the office of the Dean of Women.


  • Creation: 1948-1967

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights are held and maintained by the University of Virginia.Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection mustb e secured from the Univeristy of Virginia. Please contact the Albet and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Women Students Association of the Univeristy of Virginia's purpose was to regulate all matters pertaining to the student life of its members and bring about a greater unity and helpfulness among women at the Univeristy.


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Language of Materials


Women Students Association
Lauren Longwell, University Archivist
29 November 2021
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States