In 1892, the first Connecticut branch was founded in New Haven soon after Yale opened their doors to female graduates. The first president of the branch was Miss Lillian Pruden. At the time, the organization was not state-wide, which resulted in an exclusive membership from New Haven. There was a call for reorganization due to problems with programming. The initial meeting of ACA branches was held on May 1st, 1920.
History, American Association Of University Women Connecticut Division Records. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.