Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

McCamey Business and Professional Women's Club Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator: McCamey Business and Professional Women's Club
Title: McCamey Business and Professional Women's Club Records
Dates: 1950-1960
Abstract:
Accession No.: MA11-6
Quantity: .5 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St  Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

The McCamey Business and Professional Women's Club was established in McCamey, Texas in 1938 and was one of several organizations formed by working women which formed the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. The state federations were also organized at the national and international level.

The organization focused on issues that faced working women. They lobbied against legislation that denied jobs for married women and gave preferences to unmarried women and males. The club mobilized women to become politically active and established a network of working women who supported and campaigned for equal rights, equal pay, and the educational advancement of women. The McCamey Business and Professional Women's Club also participated in local civic issues such as school board elections.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Contents

The collection was created as one scrapbook chronicling the club from 1950 to 1960. The contents of the scrapbook mainly consists of news clippings. There are also some correspondence, photos, and minutes of the annual state convention of the business and professional women's clubs.

This collection would be useful for people interested in women's history, as it shows the involvement of professional business women in many political issues, such as supporting female school board members and praising politicians who supported women's rights while denouncing those who did not.

Return to the Table of Contents


 

Arrangement

The collection was received as one scrapbook. The contents of the scrapbook was organized in reverse chronological order, which has been retained in the arrangement of this collection. The wooden scapbook that held the documents together was kept as part of the collection and placed in the last folder. The minutes of the annual state conventions were separated from the contents of the scapbook and itemized into a separate folder in the collection for easier access to those documents; however, correspondence were kept in its original placement within the scrapbook to retain context of each letter within the scrapbook.

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
McCamey Business and Professional Women's Club
Places:
McCamey, Texas
Subjects:
Women's History

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA 11-6, McCamey Business and Professional Women's Club, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Scrapbook, September 1959-1960
Contains news clippings

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 2 Scrapbook, December 1958-September 1959
Contains news clippings

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 3 Scrapbook, June 1958-October 1958
Contains news clippings and correspondence

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 4 Scrapbook, February 1958-May 1958
Contains news clippings, photos, transcripts of a skit presented at a program planning meeting

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 5 Scrapbook, September 1957-January 1958
Contains news clippings and ephemera

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 6 Scrapbook, January 1957-September 1957
Contains news clippings

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 7 Scrapbook, July 1956-November 1957

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 8 Scrapbook, December 1955-June 1956
Contains news clippings, photos, and ephemera

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 9 Scrapbook, May 1955-November 1955
Contains news clippings, correspondence, and photos

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 10 Scrapbook, September 1954-April 1955
Contains correspondence, news clippings, and ephemera

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 11 Scrapbook, May 1954-September 1954
Contains news clippings, correspondence, and Report on International Relations Workshop

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 12 Scrapbook, April 1954-May 1954
Contains news clippings and correspondence

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 13 Scrapbook, August 1953-March 1954
Contains news clippings, correspondence, and reports

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 14 Scrapbook, 1950-July 1953
Contains news clippings, correspondence, and certificate of poll tax payment by the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 15 Minutes of Annual State Convention 1952-1955

Return to the Table of Contents




 
Box Folder
1 16 Wooden Binder, Undated
This is the original wooden scrapbook that bounded all the documents of this collection together

Return to the Table of Contents