The National Association of Collegiate Alumnae was founded in 1881 and members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. In 1906 the National Association of Collegiate Alumnae granted a charter to Springfield to form a branch. They had their first meeting in 1907. One of the founding members was Susan Wilcox. The organization became the American Association of University Women in 1921.
The collection includes Springfield Branch board meeting minutes 1976-1984, branch meeting minutes 1973-1987, Fall Coffee materials 1973-1980s, branch annual reports to Illinois Division 1970s-1980s, internal branch annual reports 1970s, Awards 1970s-1980s, photos, slides, programs 1970s-80s, membership cards, posters, Handbook and bylaw documents from the 2010s, and 2016 materials, and pins. The collection also includes Directory, Constitution, and Bylaws booklets 1940s-1960s and membership materials 1970s-1980s from the AAUW-Illinois Division.