Guide to the Mechanical Engineering Wives' Club Records 1960-1973
Cage 440

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Mechanical Engineering Wives' Club
Title
Mechanical Engineering Wives' Club Records
ID
Cage 440
Date [inclusive]
1960-1973
Extent
360.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Minutes, correspondence, financial records, mailing lists, directories, photographs, a scrapbook and other papers of a social club which raised funds for scholarships.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 440, Mechanical Engineering Wives' Club Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Mechanical Engineering Wives of Washington State University were organized to promote friendliness and unity among the wives of mechanical engineering students. In addition to its social function the club attempted to provide scholarships to mechanical engineering students when funds permitted. The membership was comprised of wives of both graduate and undergraduate engineering students. Initially, the organization was not associated with any national or local group. On February 2, 1961, the club became affiliated with the Auxiliary of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a national organization. During the 1960s the group sponsored various fund raising events, hosted guest speakers, and performed community services. A highlight of the year's events was the Mothers' Weekend Fashion Show.

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Scope and Contents note

The material deals with the 1960-1973 period, but the records bulk largest during the early and middle 1960s

The records reflect many facets of the club's activities. The materials include minutes, correspondence, financial records, mailing lists, directories and information pertaining to special and social events. The contents of a scrapbook, which was compiled during the club's greatest period of activity, is also included in this collection.

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Arrangement note

The Mechanical Engineering Wives Club records are arranged in a single alphabetical subject file.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1981

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Mechanical Engineering Wives' Club were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University in August 1980 (UA 80-18).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Mechanical Engineering Wives of Washington State University --Archives
  • Washington State University--Funds and scholarships

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)
  • Women
  • Women -- Societies and clubs--Washington (State)--Pullman

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Calendars and Directories 1960-1963   10 items.

1

Charter Section Photos 1960-1961   5.0 items.

2

Committees 1961-1962   10 items.

3

C.C.A. Contest 1963   10 items.

4

Constitution and By-laws, ca 1970   15 items.

5

Correspondence 1961-1973   50 items.

6

Fashion Show 1971   30 items.

7

Financial Records 1961-1973   50 items.

8

Information for ASME Auxiliary 1962-1963   25 items.

9

Loans 1961-1962   5.0 items.

10

Mailing Lists undated   10 items.

11

Mechanical Engineers-Majors and Alumni 1962-1963   15 items.

12

Memory Items undated   5.0 items.

13

Minutes 1960-1970   75 items.

14

Secretary's Records 1968-1969   1.0 item.

15

Scrapbook 1963-1969   25 items.

16

Special and Social Events Information 1961-1962   15 items.

17