Guide to the Women in Communications, Inc. Record 1925-1992
Cage 626

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Women in Communications, Inc.
Title
Women in Communications, Inc. Records
ID
Cage 626
Date [inclusive]
1925-1992
Extent
9.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
4 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Includes annual reports, financial reports, national convention materials, correspondence, newsclippings and local business records.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 626, Women in Communications, Inc. Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Theta Sigma Phi was a professional society for women in journalism started in 1909 by Georgina McDougall. The Alpha Zeta chapter affiliated with Washington State College was established in 1925, replacing the Scribbler's Club, a local group that also encouraged high standards in journalism for women. In 1972 the name of Theta Sigma Phi was changed to Women in Communications, Inc. (WICI) and at the same time the organization began accepting men into its membership. During the 1970s the organization languished, but in the early 1980s it was reactivated under the leadership of Professor Barbara Hanford.

Networking has been a major goal of the organization since its inception. Annual "Matrix Table" banquets that have brought in nationally recognized women in communications as speakers is one way Theta Sigma Phi and WICI have achieved this. Regional and national conferences have also been held regularly, and WSU students were frequent attendants at the regional meetings. In this way Women in Communications, Inc. has worked to establish links between students and professionals in the field.

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Scope and Contents note

The records consist of annual reports, financial reports, national convention materials, correspondence, and business reports related to annual banquets and fund raisers. Newsclippings and photographs are found throughout the records.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized into two series: Theta Sigma Phi and Women In Communications, Inc. The Theta Sigma Phi series covers the period 1925 to 1971, and contains business records, correspondence, newsclippings, and miscellaneous historic materials. The Women in Communication, Inc. series spans 1972 to 1992, and contains records, correspondence, and published materials related to both local activities as well as regional and national meetings.

The original chronological order of the collection has been preserved.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1995

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 Washington State University chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. were donated to the Libraries by the Department of Communications at Washington State University in 1994.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Scribbler's Club. WaPS.
  • Theta Sigma Phi. WaPS.
  • Women in Communications, inc. Washington State University Chapter--Archives
  • Women in Communications, inc. Washington State University Chapter--Records and correspondence
  • Women in Communications, inc.

Occupation(s)

  • Women journalists--Societies, etc.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, College--Societies, etc.
  • Washington (State)
  • Women
  • Women in communication--Societies, etc.
  • Women in journalism--Societies, etc.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Theta Sigma Phi 

Box Folder

Alpha Zeta Chapter Organization and Historic Materials 1925-1932 

1 1

Business Records and Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1947-1948 

1 2

 1948-1949 

1 3

 1949-1950 

1 4

 1950-1951 

1 5

 1951-1952 

1 6

 1952-1953 

1 7
Box Folder

Secretary's Record 1952-1963 

1 8

Business Records and Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1953-1954 

1 9

 1954-1955 

1 10
Box Folder

"Extras" Annual Variety Show 1954-1969 

1 11

Business Records and Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1955-1956 

1 12

 1956-1957 

1 13
Box Folder

Newsclippings 1956-1957 

2 14

Business Records, Correspondence, Newsclippings 1957-1958 

2 15

Woman of Achievement Awards 1958-1965 

2 16

Board of Control, Minutes, Agendas, Miscellaneous Records 1960-1963 

2 17

Finances 1960-1969 

2 18

Matrix Table Banquet 1961-1967 

2 19

Matrix: The Magazine for Women in Journalism and Communications 1961-1968 

2 20

Membership 1966-1971 

2 21

National Meeting, Agenda and Keynote Speech 1967 

2 22

Bylaws 1969 1972 

2 23

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Series 2: Women In Communications, Inc. 

Box Folder

Activities 1970-1979 

3 24

Finances 1971-1973 

3 25

Correspondence 1971-1977 

3 26

Membership 1971-1977 

3 27

National Newsletters 1972-1976 

3 28

Annual National Meeting 1973 

3 29

Advisor's Papers 1973-1974 

4 30

Newsletters, Regional 1973-1976 

4 31

Graduate Correspondence 1973-1977 

4 32

Membership 1973-1979 

4 33

Regional Conference 1974 

4 34

Bylaws 1974-1975 

4 35

Grants, Fellowships, Production Study 1974-1976 

4 36

Matrix Table Banquet 1974-1982 

4 37

National Reports 1974-1977 

4 38

Career Guidelines 1974-1982 

5 39

Leadership Bulletins 1974-1985 

5 40

Historical Information 1976-1977 

5 41

Miscellaneous National Headquarters Materials c.1980 

5 42

National and Regional Conferences and Communications 1980-1985 

5 43

Business Records 1981-1982 

5 44

Chapter Reactivation 1981-1982 

5 45

Membership 1981-1982 

6 46

The Professional Communicator 1981-1982 

6 47

Bylaws and Annual Reports 1981-1984 

6 48

Newsletters, Minutes, and Miscellanea 1981-1985 

6 49

Activities 1981-1987 

6 50

Historical Summary 1982 

6 51

Regional Conference 1982 

6 52

Minutes 1982-1983 

6 53

Membership 1982-1985 

6 54

Flyers and Brochures 1982-1985 

7 55

Finances 1982-1986 

7 56

Charlotte Friel Memorial Lecture 1982-1988 

7 57

Miscellaneous Publications 1983-1988 

7 58

Regional Conference and Miscellanea 1983-1985 

7 59

General Records 

Box Folder

 1985-1986 

7 60

 1986-1987 

8 61

 1988-1989 

8 62

Finances 1989-1990 

8 63

General Records 

Box Folder

 1989-1990 

8 64

 1990-1991 

8 65

 1991-1992 

8 66
Box

Over-sized Scrapbook, Notebooks, and Miscellanea 

9

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