Guide to the Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club Records 1924-1983
Cage 511

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club
Title
Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club Records
ID
Cage 511
Date [inclusive]
1924-1983
Extent
131.0 items.
General Physical Description note
2 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Yearbooks, financial records, photographs, newspaper clippings, handbooks, reports and scrapbooks. Some National Federation material is included.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 511, Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Pullman chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club was founded in 1923. The members were working women; many were employees of Washington State University, such as Ivy Lewellen, an early and well-known member. The Business and Professional Women's Club in Pullman belonged to District 12, along with Spokane and other eastern Washington towns. The districts were part of the Washington State Federation, which was part of the National Federation.

The Pullman chapter was composed of committees, including social, membership, education, telephone, public affairs, National Security, courtesy, legislation, health and safety, finance, radio, international affairs, and birth day banquet. These committees worked on various projects, had guest speakers, and gave lectures and other entertainment. The club was interested in the working women's position in the business and social world.

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Arrangement note

Records of the Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club, 1924-1983, are arranged in sequences, in chronological order within. The first sequence contains material concerning the Pullman chapter. It contains yearbooks, finances, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other material. The sequence which follows concerns District 12 material, mostly handbooks and reports. Material from the Washington State Federation follows, containing yearbooks, handbooks, and some meeting notes. Some National Federation material is next, followed by Spokane and Lewiston yearbooks. The Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club scrapbooks are the final materials.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1985

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 papers of the Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club (1924-1983) of Pullman, Washington, were donated to the Washington State University Libraries on June 21, 1983.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Scrapbooks
  • Washington (State)
  • Women
  • Women--Societies and clubs--Washington (State)--Pullman

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Collection Inventory

Yearbooks 

Box Folder

 1925-1947   1

1 1

 1944-1969   18

1 2

 1968-1983   13

1 3

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Box Folder

Finances and Membership 1937-1950   1

1 4

News and Views 1964-1965   1

1 5

Birthday Banquets 1980-1982   4

1 6

Photographs 1967-1969   5

1 7

Newspaper Clippings 1935-1968   47

1 8

Sheet Music used for Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.; Pullman and Washington State Federation 1923-1926   2

1 9

Miscellaneous 1961-1963   4

1 10

District 12 

Box Folder

Yearbooks 1973-1981   3

1 11

Conference Handbooks 1978-1981   5

1 12

Spring Report 1978   1

1 13

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Washington State Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc. 

Box Folder

Yearbooks 1971-1981   5

1 14

Convention Program and Handbooks 1977-1980   3

1 15

Winter Board Meetings 1977-1979   2

1 16

Installment Ceremony Handbooks 1979-1980   2

1 17

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Box Folder

National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc.: Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws 1952   1

1 18

Spokane and Lewiston Business and Professional Women's Club: Yearbooks 1965-1967   4

1 19

Scrapbooks 

Box Folder

 1928-1931   1

2 20

 1931-1934   1

2 21

 1935-1938   1

2 22

 1924-1951   1

2 23

 1952-1963   1

3 24

 1963-1965   1

4 25

 1965-1966   1

5 26

 1968-1969   1

5 27

 1969-1970   1

5 28

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