From the Past by Bernie Carpino, Branch Historian
Louise Flood unearthed a 1980 copy of Graduate Woman (AAUW’s national publication at that time).
A quick look provides some interesting observations:
- Passage of the Equal Right Amendment was a major AAUW goal
- Feature articles covered these topics: the need for more monetary support for foster families; non-sexist books for older children; an interview with
’s first and only woman cabinet minister (she resigned a few weeks after the interview because needed reforms weren’t being carried out); job and salary sharing by two teachers. Turkey
- Projects reported by local branches: an ERA rally; conference “Menopause Out of the Closet;” a TV program honoring women; workshop on Families Facing Change; an arts and crafts fair; sponsorship of an operatic concert, and sale of pecan.
- The magazine was much smaller and far less glossy.