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Guide to the Faculty Women's Club Records 1952-1994

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: Faculty Women's Club
Dates: 1952-1994
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet
Abstract:Notebook of policies and procedures, minutes, treasurer's records, membership directories, and recprds covering special events and projects of the Faculty Women's Club which was active on the University of Idaho campus from 1913 to 1993.
Identification: MG369
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The series arrangement in this record group follows the arrangement of the earlier group, i.e., two series, Administrative and Special Projects.The Administrative records, 1952-1994, contain club constitutions and records of the officers, including the president's notebook of policies and procedures, secretary's minute books, and treasurer's records. Also included are membership directories, annual programs, and material concerning the Idaho Federation of Women's Clubs which the FWC was associated with until 1988.The second series contains material relating to the club's annual social gatherings such as the fall tea, newcomers welcome, and fashion show. Also included is a scrapbook of club activities from 1958-1985.

Scope and Content

This group of records of the Faculty Women's Club span the years 1952 to 1994, with the bulk of the material covering the decade of the 1980s. They include administrative records such as minutes & financial reports, and information on special projects undertaken by the club.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Faculty Women's Club was founded in 1913 as a social organization to promote sociability among its members and further the interests of the university. Although membership was open to both female faculty members and wives of faculty members at the University of Idaho, the majority of the members in later years were wives and widows of retired faculty. Regular club meetings were held quarterly, but special interest groups met once or twice a month. As part of its association with the Idaho Federation of Women's Clubs, which membership the club resigned in 1988, the Faculty Women's Club sponsored an auxiliary organization for student wives called the Dames Club, as well as assisting at several annual public service projects such as the campus blood drives. The club also hosted the annual Senior Reception for graduating seniors and their parents. Until 1965 they also served the annual Commencement Tea. One of the biggest events of the social year was the Spring Fashion Show. Due to lack of interest among its members, less than half of the 80 members invited to the December 1993 tea came, the club voted at that meeting to disband. Their silver tea service was donated to the U of I president's house and the remaining china and silverware was auctioned, with the proceeds going to an endowment fund providing scholarships for Idaho women attending the University.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Idaho
Women

University of Idaho. Faculty Women's Club

Women -- Idaho -- Moscow -- Societies and clubs -- Records and correspondence
Women in community organization

Administrative Information

Source

These records of the Faculty Women's Club were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Gertrude Peterson in April 1994.


Related Material

Earlier records of the Club, 1913-1976, are in Manuscript Group 94.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Administrative 1952-1994
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1/11/1Constitutions 1960-1984 6 items
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1/21/2President's notebook of policies, procedures, etc. 1970-1980 83 items
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1/31/3Installation of officers and president's speeches 4 items
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1/41/4Notes from past presidents to new 1952-1982 19 items
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1/5-71/5-7Secretary's minutes and notes 1974-1994 181 items
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1/8-91/8-9Treasurer's records: Financial journals 1964-1989 2 items
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1/10-121/10-12Bank records 1982-1994 72 items
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1/131/13Insurance 1980-1989 10 items
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1/141/14Inventory of silver, etc., in Faculty Lounge 1958-1992 16 items
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1/151/15Murphey Favre account 1981-1989 25 items
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1/161/16Reports and budgets 1972-1984 11 items
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1/171/17Addresses and membership directories 1979-1991 18 items
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1/181/18Correspondence between board members 1983-1984 9 items
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1/19-201/19-20Idaho Federation of Women's Clubs 1983-1988 60 items
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1/211/21Stationery undated 9 items
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1/221/22Yearbooks 1967-1976 9 items
Series II. Special Projects 1957-1991
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1/231/23Activities 1984-1991 9 items
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1/241/24Fall tea and interest groups sign up 1957-1984 42 items
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1/251/25Fashion show 1964-1984 15 items
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1/261/26Newcomer's functions 1981-1989 7 items
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1/271/27Newsletters and other mailings 1961-1985 63 items
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1/281/28Publicity 1984 8 items
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1/291/29Special community events 1987-1988 10 items
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os/30os/30Scrapbook 1958-1985 1 item

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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