Preliminary Guide to the Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club Records
MS.1997.41

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Business and Professional Women's Club (Pullman, Wash.)
Title
Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club Records
ID
MS.1997.41
Date [inclusive]
1958-1993
Extent
6.0 Linear feet 6 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-13-30-1.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical

The Pullman chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club was founded in 1923. The members were women who worked outside the home; 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's committees included social, membership, education, telephone, public affairs, national security, courtesy, legislation, health and safety, finance, radio, international affairs, and birthday banquet. These committees worked on various projects, had guest speakers, and gave lectures and other entertainment. The club was interested in the position of working women in the business and social world.

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (BPW) was founded in 1919 and was one of the oldest and largest organizations of working women.

(Information from the guide to Cage 511, the Business and Professional Women's Club Records, 1924-1983)

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Collection Description

This collection consists of records of the Pullman chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club dated from 1958 to 1993. The records include financial statements, annual reports, membership lists, by-laws and local legislation, registration forms, programs, and correspondence. The collection also contains club memorabilia such as a pin, plaque, audiocassette, and scrapbooks.

Preliminary Inventory:

Boxes 1-2:

Miscellaneous financial records, Treasurer Reports (1973-1979), Reports of Officers and Chairmen (1958-1962), membership rosters, flyers, event invitations, and a gold club pin.

Box 3:

Pamphlets, programs, calendars, newspaper clippings, manuals and handbooks, guestbook, financial reports and statements (1980-1985) and various financial documents (1980-1990).

Box 4:

Registration forms, by-laws, membership list, catalogs, correspondence, financial documents, audiocassette with a BTW song from 1984 about the Equal Rights Amendment, "On the Road to Ratification" (1958-1993).

Box 5:

Club publications, correspondence, programs, awards, committee reports, by-laws and club legislation, meeting minutes and notes (local and state), financial reports, and state annual reports (1967-1993).

Box 6:

Club memorabilia, including a plaque and scrapbooks (1966-1982).

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Received by Washington State University Libraries from Wanda Flood in 1997.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

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

Guide to the Business and Professional Women's Clubs Collection 1933-1936 (Cage 771)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pullman Business and Professional Women's Club

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pullman (Wash.) -- History -- Sources

Subject(s)

  • Women -- Societies and clubs -- Washington (State)
  • Women -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Societies and clubs -- Records and correspondence

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