American Association of University Women, Muncie, Indiana Branch

A.A.U.W. Members, 1951

The national AAUW was created in 1921 with the dual purpose of furthering the education and advancement of women and utilizing women’s higher education for community betterment. Membership is open to “all graduates who possess a bachelor’s

White River Park Beautification, 1980s degree or higher from a fully accredited college or university.” The Muncie Branch was organized in 1925 with 72 founding members. It has been active in the Muncie community, providing scholarships to Delaware County students and supporting a variety of civic projects. In 1982 the Branch, working in partnership with the Muncie Park and Recreation Department, initiated the White River Park Beautification Project.

Women`s Auxiliary of Indiana Society of Professional Engineers

Members, ca. 1960

The Auxiliary’s Muncie Chapter was organized in 1958 with 12 members. Its purpose was “to promote public interest in the Professional Engineer and his place in society” and to support the interests of the engineering profession. As the group’s 1969 membership invitation explained, “The main purpose …is to stimulate interest in our husbands’ profession…and discover that many of our own problems as engineer wives are mutual problems.” Auxiliary members attended the men’s monthly dinner meetings and supported scholarships for engineering students.