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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Background

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

History

Rosters

Minutes

Financial

Committees

Flags, Nameplates, Awards

General and Texas Federation

Publications

Miscellaneous

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs
Title: Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs Records
Dates: 1898-1985+
Accession No.: MA82-11
Quantity: 24 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St  Dallas, TX 75201

Background

The Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs is an organization uniting the various women's clubs in Dallas, first formed in 1898 as the City Federation of Women's Clubs. The Texas Federation was created earlier in 1897, and the Dallas Chapter joined. The first main project for the new organization was a city library. Representatives from six women's groups agreed to work together and elected Mrs. Henry Exall president. Clubs such as Zonta, BP&W, Dallas Shakespeare Club, and the Pierian Club are among the many organizations that have joined to help many worthy causes by fund raising as well as political involvement and volunteer work. The Federation has worked continuously for many civic projects.

The Library was only the beginning. Other endeavors such as the Dallas Art Association, the Kindergarten Association, and the Girls' Foundation Home are among the united efforts. Many of the club's achievements are "Dallas first," including a municipal Christmas tree and swimming pool. The salary for the first police matron for female prisoners was provided by the Federation. Health and child care are still major priorities. Beautification projects for the city, such as the creation of Fair Park from the old State Fair grounds, received major support. Under the motto "Willingly, for the good of others we work," the Dallas Federation has contributed to the success of the city.

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Scope and Contents

The Federation has published a variety of histories of their organization, which are available in this collection. Minutes, rosters, financial records, awards, publications, committee activities, and ephemeral items are also available.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs
Places:
Dallas (Tex.)
Subjects:
Women--Texas--Dallas--Societies and clubs--
Titles:
Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs Records

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA82-11 Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs Records Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Ruth Guy. Edited by Cindy C. Smolovik, Archivist. Additions processed by Bryan McKinney

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

History

Box Folder
1 1 Charter and Amendments 1925
2 Charter and Amendments 1939
3 Charter and Amendments 1975-77
4 Roster of Officers 1898-1950
5 History 1908
6 History 1911
7 Member Clubs 1923
8 Scrapbook 1925-26
9 Memorial Grove 1931-1935
10 Club Matters 1945-1946
11 Fiesta Project 1947
12 Member Clubs 1949-1950
13 Reports to District 1949-50
14 Endorsement of Proposed Legislation 1951
15 Skits, no date
16 Mamie Folsom Wynne Scholarship 1929-61
Box Folder
2 1 History (Bound) 1898-1936
2 History (Bound) 1914-1915
3 History (Bound) 1819-1936
4 History (Bound) 1940-1946
5 History (Bound) 1946-1956
6 History 1946-1948
7 History 1948-1949
8 History 1949-1950
9 History 1950-1951
10 History 1951-1952
11 History 1952-1953
12 History 1954-1955
13 History 1966-1967
14 History 1967-1968
Box Folder
3 1 History (Bound) 1956-1966
2 History 1971-1973
3 History 1973-1974
4 History 1975-1976
5 History 1976-1977
6 History 1977-1978
7 History 1980-1981

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Rosters

Box Folder
4 1 Bound 1931-1936
2 Bound 1936-1946
3 Bound 1946-1956
Box Folder
5 1 1956-1962
2 1963-1970
3 1970-1980
4 1980-1990
5 1990-1994

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Minutes

Box Folder
6 Bound 1916-1925
Box Folder
7 1 1930-1932
2 1932-1934
3 1934-1936
4 1938-1940
Box Folder
8 1 1941-1942
2 1942-1944
3 1944-1946
4 1946-1948
5 1948-1950
Box Folder
9 1 1950-1951
2 1951-1953
3 Minutes and History 1953-1954
4 Minutes and History 1954-1955
Box Folder
10 1 Minutes, History and Awards 1955-1956
2 Minutes, History and Awards 1956-1957
Box Folder
11 1 Minutes, History and Awards 1957-1958
2 Minutes, History and Awards 1958-1959
Box Folder
12 1 Minutes, History and Proposed By Laws 1961-1962
2 Minutes and History 1968-1969
3 Minutes and History 1969-1970
4 Minutes 1971-1972
5 Minutes 1972-1973
6 Minutes and History 1974-1975
Box Folder
13 1 Minutes and History 1978-1979
2 Minutes 1980-1981
3 Minutes 1982
4 Minutes 1983
5 Minutes 1984-85
6 Letter 1985
7 Minutes 1986
8 Minutes 1987-88
9 Minutes 1988-1989
10 Minutes 1989-1990
11 Minutes 1990-1991
Box Folder
13a 1 Minutes and History 1990-1991
2 Minutes and History 1991-1992

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Financial

Box Folder
14 1 1938-1939
2 1939-1940
3 1940-1941
4 1944-1949
5 Inventory 1949-1950
6 1950-1951
7 1951-1952
Box Folder
15 1 1952-1953
2 1953-1954
3 1954-1955
4 1955-1956
5 1956-1957
6 1957-1958
7 1958-1959
8 Financial Bank Statements 1958-1959
9 1959-1960
10 Financial Bank Statements 1960-1961
11 1960-1961
12 Financial Bank Statements 1960-1961
Box Folder
16 1 1961-1962
2 1962-1963
3 Financial, Bills, Bank Statements 1962-1963
4 1963-1964
5 Financial Bank Statements 1963-1964
6 1964-1965
7 1965-1966
Box Folder
17 1 1966-1967
2 1967-1968
3 1968-1969
4 1971-1972
5 1975-1976
6 1986-1987
7 1988-1989
8 1990-1991

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Committees

Box Folder
18 1 Red Cross 1932-1933
2 1963-1964
3 1964-1965

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Flags, Nameplates, Awards

Flags
Box Folder
19 Texas and United States
Name Plates
Box Folder
20 1 Past Presidents 1909-1959
2 Name Plates
3 Name Plates
4 Name Plates
Awards
Box Folder
21 1 Distinguished Service Award 1935
2 Texas Society for Crippled Children 1940
3 Outstanding Club Award 1971-1972
4 U.S.O. Certificate 1947
5 Women's Platform n.d.
6 Citizens Traffic Commission 1946
7 Awards 1947
8 Solid Waste Management Program. Outstanding Community Service.
9 75th anniversary certificates

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General and Texas Federation

Box Folder
22 1 General Federation 1950-52
2 Community Improvement Program 1960-1971
3 General Federation 1972-1973
4 General Federation 1973-1974
5 General Federation - Reports Filed 1988-1990
6 Texas Federation 1968-69 and 1972-73
7 Texas Federation 1990-1994
8 History of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Vol. III
9 Texas Federation Handbook

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Publications

Box Folder
23 1 1946-48
2 1948-50
3 1963
4 1968-69
5 1969-70
6 1970-71
7 1980-1984
8 1982-83
9 1984-85
10 1984-85
11 1985-1987
12 1987-1988
Box Folder
23A 1 1989-1990
2 Advertisement Forms for Yearbook
3 Portrait Statue of Liberty in Glass 1974
4 Roster of Other Federated Clubs
5 Texas Federation News March 1930 September 1930
6 Texas Federation News May 1938
7 Texas Clubwomen 1977
8 Texas Clubwomen 1980-1985
9 Texas Clubwomen 1986-1989
Box Folder
23B 1 Texas Clubwomen 1990-1993
2 National Clubwomen April 1939
3 National Clubwomen September - November 1950
4 National Clubwomen October-December 1951
5 National Clubwomen October 1952

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Miscellaneous

Box Folder
24 1 Slides 1951
2 Announcements 1968-69
3 Clippings 1970
4 Correspondence 1971

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