Women’s societies and clubs
Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:
Woman's club leader; Suffragist. Collection contains correspondence pertaining to suffrage activities from nine women to Agnes Morgenthau, circa 1914: Mary Austin, Belle da Costa Greene, Beatrice Forbes- Robertson Hale, Marie Jenney Howe, Gertrude Kingston, Fola LaFollette, Alice Duer Miller, Marie Tempest, and Vira Boarman Whitehouse. There is also a photograph and suffrage poems by Alice Duer Miller.
Collegiate association. The records document the organization's history, administration, committee activities, membership, and promotional activities. Materials include reports, brochures, correspondence, and printed materials.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded in 1882 to unite alumnae of different institutions for "practical educational work." The records of the Massachusetts Division of the AAUW include histories, correspondence, reports, clippings, publications and other printed material from western Massachusetts AAUW branches.
Collegiate association. Records document Executive Committee meetings; annual meetings, membership, programs, club activities, and history of the organization.
An organization of women holding supervisory positions in railroad personnel and service. The records provide insight into the attitudes and motivations of a group of professional women organized for their mutual benefit at a time when most women had "jobs" rather than "careers." Material includes correspondence, minutes, reports, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material which document its history and activities from its founding until 1977.
Charitable organization. The Associated Charities, chartered by the state of Vermont in 1915, was formed by a group of women in the late 1800s and envisioned as a ''rainy day fund'' for less fortunate people. The records consist of two volumes: a Minute Book and an Account Book.
The mission of the Ausonia Club was to preserve Italian traditions in America, as well as offer support to the community. This collection includes interviews of the six female Ausonia Club members, as well as two male relatives. For each subject there are audiotapes and transcripts of the interviews, some in Italian with English translations. There is also a small amount of biographical material, correspondence, and photographs.
Women's club. The records relate primarily to the club's mission of preserving Italian traditions in America, offering support to newly arrived women immigrants, and promoting an interest in Italian language and culture among the citizenry of Northampton, Massachusetts.
Public relations specialist, Columnist, Journalist, YWCA worker, Editor. The papers primarily relate to Abel's professional life and include her magazine columns for the YWCA and Community Chests and Councils of America, scripts for skits and plays, and a variety of other pieces written in the course of Abel's work as editor and publicity director for a variety of organizations.
The Canadian-American Women's Committee was founded as an international organization with the aim of developing appreciation and cooperation between the two countries through increased knowledge. Records of the American Section and the Connecticut Branch include material on conferences, field study trips, affiliation with the National Council of Women, student exchanges, and administrative records.
YWCA worker. Papers consist primarily of letters and postcards, written by Boynton during her stay in Europe, to her three sisters in Massachusetts. The correspondence gives lively and detailed descriptions of her work at the "Y"--in the canteen, library, and women's department--and her time spent in France, during the war and on Armistice Day.
The Consumers' League of Kentucky, includes histories and reports, printed materials, correspondence, and minutes. Child labor, compulsory education, working conditions, minimum wage, and social security were among the state legislative topics that the League addressed.
Women's club. Cosmopolitan Associates was a support organization formed after World War II for war brides of American servicemen to give them an affordable way to visit their families back in England and Europe. Records contain primarily monthly newsletters (1953-1978). There are also histories, photographs, clippings, printed materials, and a video biography of co-founder Enid K. Wood.
Local agent for the Thomas Thompson Trust (Brattleboro, VT). Diaries, reports, notes, clippings, financial records, legal documents, correspondence, church programs, publications, and memorabilia documentating church activities and charities in the Brattleboro, Vermont area.
Woman's club leader and suffragist. The papers document Slocomb's broad involvement in a variety of civic affairs, social causes and political movements. Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings make up about half of the collection. The rest consists of a small amount of correspondence, articles, speeches, and one photograph. Materials document her World War I service, women's club activities, and campaigns for suffrage, pure food, and jury service for women.
Social welfare worker, Philanthropist, Educator. Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life and primarily include biographical writings about Grace Dodge and clipping scrapbooks containing articles by Grace Dodge and about her activities and concerns (1882-1914). The scrapbooks focus on Dodge's efforts on behalf of "working girls" in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century urban areas.
Suffragist and social Reformer. Papers consist of correspondence plus other materials related to her position as corresponding secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Women and of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. Subjects include women's suffrage, women's rights, and other reform movements such as temperance and anti-slavery.
President, National Council of Jewish Women; President, New York Council of Jewish Women; Civic leader. Papers include memorabilia, minutes, news clippings, reports, speech texts, and high school yearbook. Bulk of material dates from 1941-57 and consists of notes and texts of speeches given by Engel and material related to her tenure as President of the National Council of Jewish Women.