Branch History

The Johnstown PA Branch was founded in 1923 when the Johnstown College Club affiliated with the American Association of University Women.

Read the “Women of Cambria County

Learn more about the Branch history on the Cambria Memory Project.

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Noteworthy Events in the Johnstown Branch’s History

  • Johnstown College Club affiliates with the American Association of University Women in 1923.
  • The Branch gave its first scholarship in 1926, to May Ethel Mullen.
  • In 1939, the Branch held an open meeting with the Polish Consul General as the speaker and the Falcons as entertainment; 500 people attended.
  • One of the monthly branch meeting programs in 1941 was “Plastics and Their Uses,” explaining what a plastic is and when it is used in modern life.
  • A series of 40 fifteen minute radio programs showcasing local organizations entitled “AAUW Presents,” was created in 1957.
  • The Branch made an endowment gift of $10,000 to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1974; today it provides scholarships to deserving local women on an annual basis.
  • The book, “Women of Cambria County” written, edited and produced by the Branch, was published in 1988.
  • The Annual Used Book Sale raised over $10,000 for the first time in 2005.
  • The Branch hosted AAUW-PA’s annual convention in 2006 at the Holiday Inn-Downtown.
  • 100th Anniversary 2023