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Ora-Westley S. Cady Papers

Collection 198

Cady, Ora-Westley S. (1935-2014). Papers, 1975-1986, n.d.

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Ora-Westley Schwemmer Cady was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and obtained her doctorate in Latin American history from Tulane University. She taught in the History Department at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) from 1963 until retirement in 1996. Dr. Cady traveled extensively throughout the world including Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, and China. She spoke Spanish and French and read Portuguese and Latin.

From 1979 to 1983, Dr. Cady was the American Association of University Women’s [AAUW] Area Representative for International Relations. This position placed her on the AAUW Board of Directors, the Program Development Committee, and the Association Legislative Program Committee. She served on the AAUW Educational Foundation Board of Directors from 1981 to 1983.

This collection reflects Dr. Cady’s AAUW service for these years, especially 1975 through 1986. It focuses on program development and implementation. It includes Board of Directors’ records of both AAUW and the AAUW Educational Foundation, committee records, convention planning, personal and organizational correspondence, and material reflecting Cady’s work with AAUW Regions and Divisions. There is also much published material on international issues which interested Cady, especially SALT II and the United Nations.

This collection was donated by Dr. Wes Cady.


I. American Association of University Women (AAUW)
    A. AAUW Records
        1. Charter and By-Laws 1-01
        2. Board of Directors’ Records 1-02 thru 1-10
        3. Financial Records 1-11
        4. Staff 1-12 and 1-13
        5. Membership 1-14 thru 1-17
        6. General Records 1-18 thru 1-23
    B. AAUW Educational Foundation Records 1-24 thru 1-33
    C. AAUW Committees
        1. Program Development 1-34 thru 1-37
        2. Association Legislative Program 1-38 thru 2-04
        3. Others 2-05 thru 2-14
    D. Conventions 2-15 thru 2-29
    E. Regionals, Divisions and Branches 2-30 thru 2-47
        1. International Federation of University Women [IFUW] 2-48 thru 3-10
    F. Program 3-11 thru 3-30
    G. AAUW and International Relations  
        1. Association Area Representative for International Relations 3-31 thru 4-06
        2. AAUW and the United Nations 4-07 thru 4-20
    H. Cady: Correspondence, speeches, etc. 4-21 thru 4-33
    I. AAUW Issues/Topics 4-34 thru 4-43
    J. Miscellaneous AAUW Activities 4-44 thru 4-47
    K. Publications 4-48 thru 4-54
II. Foreign Relations
    A. United Nations
        1. Women 5-01 thru 5-10
        2. General 5-11 thru 5-13
        3. Advocacy Groups 5-14 thru 5-18
    B. United States State Department
        1. U.N. Decade for Women 5-19 thru 5-21
        2. U.N. 5-22 thru 5-23
        3. Women 5-24
        4. Other 5-25
        5. Publications 5-26 thru 5-30
    C. Foreign Policy  
        1. SALT II and Disarmament 5-31
            a. Organization Publications 5-32 thru 5-36
        2. Organizations 5-37 thru 5-39
            a. Organization Newsletters 5-40 thru 5-41
        3. United States Congress 5-42 thru 5-44
        4. Other 5-45
III. Women’s Issues
    A. Equal Rights Amendment 6-01 thru 6-04
    B. Publications 6-05 thru 6-11
    C. Families 6-12 thru 6-13
IV. Miscellaneous Publications on Politics 6-14 thru 6-16
V. Photographs 6-17
VI. Miscellaneous  


Cady, Ora-Westley S. (1935-2014). Papers, 1975-1986, n.d.