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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

The Woman's Parliament Records, 1927-1997

Austin History Center

The Woman's Parliament Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Woman's Parliament, The
Title: The Woman's Parliament Records
Inclusive Dates: 1927-1997
Abstract: Scrapbooks and organizational records that document the activities of The Woman's Parliament club in Austin, Texas from 1927-1997.
Identification: AR.1994.038
Quantity: 1.2 linear feet (1 box and 3 scrapbooks)
Location: Archives stacks and Oversize 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 announcement for the new luncheon club, the Woman's Parliament, was printed in the Austin-Statesman in December of 1927. The purpose of the club was the "serious study of parliamentary law" and the first meeting was held in 1928 at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel. The club was to have limited membership and was by invitation only. The charter members of the club were Mesdames E. G. Bischoff, president; R. A. Buford, W. T. Caswell, W. G. Franklin, Ireland Graves, J. H. Hart, Clause Hill, Earle B. Mayfield, W. E. McCaleb, Howard Osborn, Dalton Richardson, J. W. Rutland, E. H. Sellards, Roy Slaughter, Sam J. Smith, Summerfield Taylor and D. K. Woodward, Jr. The organization was an independent organization until 1952 when it affiliated with the National Parliamentarians, Inc.

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Scope and Contents

The three scrapbooks were assembled to document the history of the Woman's Parliament and span the years 1927-1974 and 1985-1993. The scrapbooks contain the annual club yearbooks that list the members and programs for the year, photographs of the club president and events and newspaper articles referencing the group's activities or the activities of one of its members. Additional materials include minute books dating from 1939-1948 and 1974-1981, membership lists for the years 1977-1979, yearbooks for various years from 1960-1973 and 1991-1997 and a few cards from the 1970s, 1981 and 1994.

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Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

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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.
Organizations:
The Woman's Parliament
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Parliamentary practice.
Women - Societies and Clubs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Woman's Parliament (AR.1994.038). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1996/030

Donation Date: 2001

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

The Woman's Parliament Records, 1927-1997

Location
Oversized Volumes Scrapbook, 1927-1967
Scrapbook, 1965-1974
Scrapbook, 1985-1993
Box Folder
1 1 Cards and correspondence, 1975-1976, 1981, 1994
2 Membership, 1977-1979
3 Minutes, 1939-1944, 1974-1981
4 Yearbooks, 1960-1973, 1991-1997

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