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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. Organization, 1963-1971

II. Membership, 1964-1991

III. Events, 1964-1985

IV. Projects, 1963-1977

V. Other Organizations, 1964-1991

VI. Publicity and Recognition, 1964-1990

VII. Scrapbooks, 1967-1971

Austin History Center

Capital City Federated Business and Professional Women's Club Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Capital City Federated Business and Professional Women's Club
Title: Capital City Federated Business and Professional Women's Club Records
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1991
Bulk Dates: 1964-1975
Abstract: The Capital City Federated Business and Professional Women's Club was organized June 15, 1964 in Austin, Texas to elevate the standards for women in business and in the professions and to promote the interests of business and professional women. The administrative files, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, yearbooks, event programs, project files and scrapbooks in this collection highlight the activities of the organization from 1963 to 1991.
Identification: AR.1991.041
Quantity: 1.8 linear feet (2 boxes and 3 scrapbooks)
Location: Archives Stacks and Oversized 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 Capital City Federated Business and Professional Women's Club was organized June 15, 1964 in Austin, Texas to elevate the standards for women in business and in the professions and to promote the interests of business and professional women. The organization was a member of the International, National and State Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. The Capital City Club separated from the Austin Federated Business and Professional Women's Club with the consent of the State Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club. Officers of the new club installed on June 29, 1964 were: Gene Barnett, president; Louise Polvogt, first vice-president; Janelle Slaughter, second vice-president; Mada Hester, corresponding secretary; Jean Lorenz, recording secretary; and Evelyn Schroeder, treasurer. Approximately thirty-two of the forty active members of the Austin club joined the Capital City club. They held their Charter Presentation dinner in August of the same year.

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Scope and Contents

The administrative files, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, yearbooks, event programs, and project files in this collection highlight the activities of the organization from 1963 to 1991. The Organization series (1964-1975) consists of organization materials from the Charter Presentation dinner, bylaws, incoming and outgoing correspondence, annual reports and meeting minutes. The meeting minutes were originally bound and span the years 1964-1975. Included are the minutes from the all member dinner meetings as well as the business and executive board meetings; financial reports; and reports from various committees. Yearbooks and a single undated membership roster make up the Membership series (1964-1991). The Events series (1964-1985) contains programs from the Capital City Club's Installation Banquets as well as programs from the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs Forty-Eighth Annual Convention held in Austin and District 6 Conferences. The Project Files series (1963-1977) includes the newspaper clippings, a photograph required to nominate Judge Mary Pearl Williams for the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club Woman of the Year as well as reports and lobbying materials to advocate for the passage of the Texas Equal Legal Rights Amendment. The amendment to the Texas constitution granting women and men equal legal rights resulted from a fifteen-year campaign spearheaded by the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women. Yearbooks from the Austin Woman's Federation and general distributed information from the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club make up the Other Organizations series (1964-1991). The Publicity and Recognition series (1964-1990) contains newspaper clippings about the Capital City Club's activities and programming and City of Austin Proclamations proclaiming a week in October National Business Woman's Week. And lastly the Scrapbook series consists of three scrapbooks (1967-1968, 1969-1970, 1970-1971) feature news clippings, photographs, newsletters, correspondence, newsletters, invitations and event programs illustrating the club members' activities, at the local, state and national level within the organization.

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Arrangement

Arranged into seven series:
I. Organization
II. Membership
III. Events
IV. Projects
V. Other Organizations
VI. Publicity and Recognition
VII. Scrapbooks

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Open to all users.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Barnett, Gene.
Gustafson, Marie.
Harris, Dolly-Maude.
Polvogt, Louise.
Watson, Ruth.
Williams, Mary Pearl.
Organizations:
Capital City Federated Business and Professional Women's Club.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Women in business--Texas--Austin.
Women--Societies and clubs.

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Related Material

Austin Files


  • Women--Federated Business and Professional Women's Club W4800 (26)
  • Trade & Professional Associations--Capital City Business and Professional Women's Club T7400 (21)

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Separated Material

Duplicate materials as well as State and National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club publications were removed from the collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Capital City Federated Business and Professional Women's Club Records (AR.1991.041). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1998/053

Donation Date: 1998

Donor #: DO/1989/069

Donation Date: 1989

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2011

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

I. Organization, 1963-1971

Box Folder
1 1 Charter Presentation dinner, 1964
2 Bylaws, 1970, undated
3 Correspondence secretary-outgoing correspondence, 1964-1965
4 Incoming correspondence, 1964-1970
5-9 Meeting minutes, 1964-1975

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II. Membership, 1964-1991

Box Folder
2 1-2 Yearbooks, 1964-1991
3 Membership roster, undated

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III. Events, 1964-1985

Box Folder
2 4 Installation Banquet programs, 1964-1982
5 State Federation Convention in Austin, 1968
12 District Six Convention programs, 1964, 1965, 1981, 1985

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IV. Projects, 1963-1977

Box Folder
2 6 Equal Legal Rights Amendment, 1963-1965, undated
7 Mary Pearl Williams=Woman of the Year nomination, 1973-1977

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V. Other Organizations, 1964-1991

Box Folder
2 8 Austin Woman's Federation, 1964, 1989-1991
9 Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, 1964-1982

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VI. Publicity and Recognition, 1964-1990

Box Folder
2 10 Proclamations, 1982-1990
11 Newspaper clippings, 1964-1977, undated

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VII. Scrapbooks, 1967-1971

Location
Oversized Volumes 1967-1968
1969-1970
1970-1971

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