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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. Scrapbooks, 1953-1969

Austin History Center

Women's Architectural League Scrapbooks

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Women's Architectural League
Title: Women's Architectural League Scrapbooks
Inclusive Dates: 1953-1969
Abstract: The collection is composed of four volumes that document the activities of the Women's Architectural League of Austin, Texas from 1953-1969.
Identification: AR.2003.028
Quantity: 4 volumes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library 810 Guadalupe PO BOX 2287 Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Women's Architectural League of Austin was founded in September, 1953 by the wives of several local architects "to advance the architectural profession and to promote friendship and unity within the group". Presidents were elected and served one-year terms. The first president was Mrs. Charles (Marty) Granger who served from 1953-1954. Meetings were held once a month. The group's activities included hosting events for the annual Texas Society of Architects Convention held in Austin, fundraising activities (fashion/style shows, bake sales, a contemporary home tours) in support of the Texas Architectural Foundation, a scholarship fund established to purchase teaching aids on architectural subjects for high school juniors and seniors. The group also sponsored a number of tours, lectures, luncheons, coffees and teas.

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Scope and Contents

Activities of the Women's Architectural League of Austin are documented in four scrapbooks covering dates 1953-1959, 1959-1962, 1962-1966, 1966-1969. Each book contains a variety of news clippings, announcements, invitations, yearbooks, membership lists and flyers.

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Arrangement

The collection is composed of four scrapbooks in original order by date:
Volume 1. 1953-1959
Volume 2. 1959-1962
Volume 3. 1962-1966
Volume 4. 1966-1969

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Fehr, Arthur (Mary Jane), Mrs.
Granger, Charles (Marty), Mrs.
Gustafson, Winfred (Joyce), Mrs.
Kuehue, Hugo (Sybil), Mrs.
Wukasch, Eugene (Doris), Mrs.

Organizations:

Women's Architectural League of Austin.

Places:

Austin (Tex.)

Subjects:

Women - Societies and Clubs.

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Related Material

Austin Files: AF- Architects A5600 (5) - Women's Architectural League

General Collection: A 720.9 WO - The Women's Architectural League of Austin (Yearbooks, 1955-1983)

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The records were donated by former club president Joyce Gustafson.

Preferred Citation

Women's Architectura League of Austin Scrapbooks(AR.2003.028). Austin Public Library, Austin History Center, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #:DO/1985/092

Donation Date: 2003 August 19

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Susan Rittereiser/2010 April.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

I. Scrapbooks, 1953-1969

location
Oversized Archives Scrapbooks, 1953-1969

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