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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Background Information

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

History

Rosters

Cuff Notes

Financial Records

Club Activities

Presidents' Files

Special Projects

Clippings

Photographs

Minnie Maffett File

Scrapbooks

District 15

Region 3

Texas Federation

Texas Woman

National Federation

Independent Woman

National Business Woman

National Booklets

Media

Suzanne Leslie Materials 1986-1987

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Business and Professional Women's Club of Dallas Records



Overview of the Collection

Title: Business and Professional Women's Club of Dallas Records
Dates: 1930-2006
Accession No.: MA86-2
Quantity: 32 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St  Dallas, TX 75201

Background Information

The Business and Professional Women's Club of Dallas (B&PW) was formed in 1916. The purpose was to create a forum of common interests and goals and to promote the interests of professional women. The National Federation of Business and Professional Women was formed three years later in 1919. The Dallas club joined as a local chapter. Many of the leaders in the national organization were from Dallas. Two very prominent figures were Judge Sarah T. Hughes and Dr. Minnie Maffett. The organization raises money for special projects and currently remains dedicated to excellence for women. A great deal of respect goes to the pioneers who blazed the path for all working women.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from the local Dallas chapter, as well as the district, state, and national B&PW organizations. It is divided into twenty series. The first eleven of these pertain to the local chapter, including compiled histories, minutes, rosters, correspondence, financial records, awards, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, scrapbooks, etc. Eight of the remaining nine series provide similar materials which chiefly concern the local chapter in relation to the district, state, and national organizations to which it belongs, including state and national publications. The last series contains media, mainly audio and video recordings, much of which provides oral histories and recorded meetings and special events of the local chapter. Most series are divided chronologically, with the principal exceptions of Special Projects and Media, which are divided topically. The series are:

History, Boxes 1-2, 1916-2005 (29 folders)


  • Compiled histories, minutes of meetings, and reports of committees of the Dallas chapter. Similar materials may be located in the Club Activities series. Compiled histories of the state and national organizations are located in the Texas Federation and National Federation series, respectively.

Rosters, Boxes 2-3, 1930-1997 (8 folders)


  • Membership rosters.

Cuff Notes, Boxes 3-4, 1958-2004 (40 folders)


  • Issues of Cuff Notes, the official newsletter of Dallas B&PW.

Financial Records, Box 5, 1956-1994 (13 folders)


  • Audits, financial reports, budgets, and bank statements.

Club Activities, Boxes 5-7, 1930-2006 (39 folders)


  • Correspondence, flyers, brochures, notes, and other materials illustrating regular club activities.

Presidents' Files, Boxes 8-9, 1980-2006 (17 folders)


  • Materials retained by club presidents. Essentially similar to materials contained in the Club Activities series.

Special Projects, Boxes 9-11, chiefly 1969-2004 (63 folders)


  • Club activities, some on-going, and projects of particular importance, including awards nominations, awards events, charitable trusts, and political activities. Of particular note are files on Ruth Guy, Hermine Tobolowsky, Sarah T. Hughes, and the Equal Rights Amendment.

Clippings, Box 12, 1942-1988 (37 folders)


  • Newspaper and magazine clippings on B&PW, focusing chiefly on the Dallas club.

Photographs, Box 13, 1941-2005 (16 folders)


  • Photographic prints of individuals and activities related to the club. Of particular note is the file on B&PW members in military service during World War II.

Minnie Maffett File, Boxes 16-17, 1930-1989 (15 folders)


  • Materials concerning Minnie Maffett's life and activities, including her work in B&PW, medical work in Taiwan, women's leadership activities with regard to Germany and the United Nations, and the fellowship trust created in her honor. Of special note is the collection of her speeches, 1930-1949.

Scrapbooks, Boxes 18-19, 1950-1997 (10 scrapbooks)


  • Dallas B&PW scrapbooks. Three small books are housed in two boxes. Seven large scrapbooks are shelved.

District 15, Box 14, chiefly 1966-2004 (26 folders)


  • A compiled history of the District, correspondence, rosters, brochures, newsletters, and similar materials related to district activities and events.

Region 3, Box 14, 2003-2004 (1 folder)


  • B&PW districts were replaced by regions. Materials are similar to those contained in the District 15 series.

Texas Federation, Box 14-15, 1930-2005 (39 folders)


  • Compiled histories, a list of past presidents, correspondence, brochures, flyers, rosters, and other materials related to Texas B&PW.

Texas Woman, 20-21, 1930-1995 (41 folders)


  • Issues of Texas Woman, published by Texas B&PW.

National Federation, Boxes 22-23, 1937-1987 (23 folders)


  • By-Laws, compiled histories, correspondence, brochures, flyers, and other materials related to the activities of National B&PW, including a file on the international organization.

Independent Woman, Boxes 24-25, 1935-1959 (16 folders)


  • Issues of the publication, Independent Woman.

National Business Woman, Boxes 26-29, 1960-1997 (34 folders)


  • Issues of National Business Woman, published by National B&PW.

National Booklets, Box 30, 1951-1985 (21 folders)


  • Booklets and pamphlets chiefly published by National B&PW.

Media, Box 31, 1975-1998 (18 recordings, 1 slide set, & 2 other items)


  • Audio cassette recordings of interviews with past presidents, Dallas B&PW board meetings, workshops and parliamentary procedures. Video tape recordings of Dallas B&PW events, including a women's rights march and awards ceremonies. Other materials include a 16mm short animation on the Equal Rights Amendment and Texas law, a slide set on how a bill becomes a law, and a cloth banner for Dallas B&PW.

Suzanne Leslie Materials, Box 32, 1986-1987 (20 folders)


  • Correspondence, club materials, news clippings, photographs, meeting agendas and minutes, and newsletters.

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Index Terms

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

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA86-2 Business and Professional Women's Club of Dallas Records Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Dr. Ruth Guy; edited by Cindy C. Smolovik, Archivist; additional processing and editing by Richard E. Schlaudroff

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

History

Box Folder
1 1 Constitutions, By-Laws and Amendment to Charter
2 History, Mary Wear Papers, 1918-1961
3 History 1916-1974
4 History, Interview with Judge Sarah T. Hughes, 1976
Contains notes of an interview conducted in March 1976. The audio cassette of the recorded interview is located in Box 31, Folder 2
5 Minutes 1935-1938
6 Minutes 1955-1956
Box Folder
2 1 History 1916
2 History Committee
3 Minutes 1972-1973
4 Minutes 1973-1974
5 Minutes 1975-1976
6 Minutes 1976-1977
7 Minutes 1978-1979
8 Minutes 1981-1982
9 Minutes 1986-1987
10 Minutes 1987-1988
11 Minutes 1988-1989
12 Minutes 1989-1990
13 Minutes 1990-1991
14 Minutes 1991-1992
15 Minutes 1993-1994
16 Minutes 1995-1996
17 Minutes 1996-1997
18 Minutes 1999-2000
19 Minutes 2001-2002
20 Minutes 2002-2003
21 Minutes 2003-2004
22 Minutes 2004-2005
23 Minutes 2005

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Rosters

Box Folder
2 24 1930-1940
25 1940-1950
26 1950-1960
27 1960-1970
28 1970-1980
29 1980-1990
30 1991-1994
Box Folder
3 1 1994-1997

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Cuff Notes

Box Folder
3 2 1958-1959
3 May, 1959-December, 1959
4 1960
5 1961
6 1962
7 1963
8 1964
9 1965
10 1966
11 1969
12 1970
13 1971
14 1972
15 1973
16 1974
17 1975
18 1976
19 1977
20 1978
21 1979
22 1980
23 1981
24 1982
25 1983
26 1984
27 1985
Box Folder
4 1 1986-1987
2 1987-1988
3 1988-1989
4 1989-1990
5 1990-1991
6 1991-1992
7 1992-1993
8 1993-1994
9 1994-1995
10 1995-1996
11 1996-1997
12 1997-1998
13 2001-2002
14 2003-2004

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Financial Records

Box Folder
5 1 Audit 1956
2 Audit 1959
3 Financial Report 1960-1961
4 Financial Report 1973-1974
5 Financial Report 1974-1975
6 Financial Report 1975-1976
7 Financial Report 1976-1977
8 Accountant's Reports 1980
9 Financial Report 1984-1985
10 Accountant's Reports 1988-1993
11 Bank Statements 1986-1987
12 Budgets 1985-1987
13 Budgets 1989-1994

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Club Activities

Box Folder
5 14 1930
15 1958
16 1959
17 1960
18 1961-1962
19 1963-1964
20 1966-1967
21 1967-1968
22 1969-1970
23 1970-1971
24 1972-1973
25 1974-1975
26 1975-1976
27 1976-1977
28 1977-1978
Box Folder
6 1 1978-1979
2 1979-1980
3 1980-1981
4 1981-1982
5 1982-1983
6 1983-1984
7 1984-1985
8 1985-1986
9 1986-1987
10 1987-1988
11 1988-1989
12 Governor Clements Proclamation 1989
13 Programs 1980-1989
Box Folder
7 1 1989-1990
2 1990-1991
3 1991-1992
4 1993-1994, Part A
5 1993-1994, Part B
6 Club Orientation Handbook
7 1998
8 1999-2000
9 2001-2002
10 2002-2003
11 2003-2004
12 2004-2005
13 2005-2006
14 Programs 1990-2002

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Presidents' Files

Box Folder
8 1 Past Presidents 1980-1990
2 Huitt 1980-1981
3 Branch 1981-1982
4 Estrada 1982-1983
5 Meyer 1983-1984
6 Herold 1984-1985
7 Baron 1985-1986
8 Leslie 1986-1987
9 Telban 1987-1988
10 Petty 1988-1989
11 Brown 1989-1990
12 Myers 2003-2004, Part A
13 Myers 2003-2004, Part B
14 Myers 2003-2004, Part C
Box Folder
9 1 Gallagher 2004-2005
2 Hodgkinson 2005-2006, Part A
3 Hodgkinson 2005-2006, Part B

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Special Projects

Box Folder
9 4 Extra Mile Award 1969
5 Extra Mile Award 1970
6 Extra Mile Award 1971
7 Extra Mile Award 1974
8 Extra Mile Award 1975
9 Extra Mile Award 1976
10 Extra Mile Award 1977
11 Extra Mile Award 1979
12 Extra Mile Award 1980-1981
13 Extra Mile Award 1987
14 Extra Mile Award 1988
15 Woman of the Year Award 1989
16 Management Seminar 1973
17 Cedar Springs Play School (Rhonda Hammill Project)
18 Ruth Behrens Scholarship 1985
19 Program Materials
20 Political Endorsements 1972-1984
Box Folder
10 1 Individual Development Program, Course I
2 Foundation
3 Charitable Trusts 1980-1985
4 Charitable Trusts 1986-1989
5 Charitable Trusts 1990-1994
6 Charitable Trusts 1995-1999
7 Charitable Trusts 2000-2004
8 Parliamentary Procedures
9 Committees
10 Installations
11 Honoring Past Presidents
12 Labor Data
13 2012 Project
14 Fund Raising 1986-1989
15 Dr. Ruth Guy info & Texas Women of the Year
16 Workshop 1974
17 Sarah T. Hughes
18 Sarah T. Hughes scholarship
19 B&PW Notes on donation to DPL
20 Hermine Tobolowsky
21 Civic Participation Committee
22 Equal Rights Amendment
23 Awards Criteria 1993-1994
24 Awards Nominations 1981-1982
25 Awards Nominations 1983
26 Awards Nominations 1984
27 Awards Nominations 1985
28 Awards Nominations 1986
29 Awards Nominations 1988
30 Awards Nominations 1989
31 Awards Nominations 1990, Part A
32 Awards Nominations 1990, Part B
33 Awards Nominations 1990, Part C
Box Folder
11 1 Awards Nominations 1991
2 Awards Nominations 1992
3 Awards Nominations 1993
4 Awards Nominations 1994
5 Awards Nominations 1995
6 Awards Nominations 1996
7 Awards Nominations 1997
8 Leadership Materials 1982-1984
9 Member Recruitment 1984-1987
10 Orientation Booklets 1973-1975
11 Publicity
12 Mock Rape Trial 1987
13 Rape Awareness Handbook 1988
14 Space Sharing 1985-1986
15 Public Relations Book 1995-1996

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Clippings

Box Folder
12 1 1942
2 1943
3 1945
4 1946
5 1947
6 1948
7 1950
8 1951
9 1958
10 1959
11 1960
12 1961
13 1962
14 1963
15 1964
16 1965
17 1966
18 1967
19 1969
20 1970
21 1971
22 1972
23 1973
24 1974
25 1975
26 1976
27 1977
28 1978
29 1979
30 1980
31 1982
32 1983
33 1984
34 1985
35 1986
36 1987
37 1988

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Photographs

Box Folder
13 1 B&PW Members in Military Service 1941-1945
2 Maffett (?), "Green Tea" 1940s
3 1944
4 1945
5 1946
6 1950
7 1951
8 1963
9 1967
10 1969
11 1970
12 1972
13 1976
14 1978
15 1988
16 Texas Woman to Watch 2005

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Minnie Maffett File

Box Folder
16 1 File 1939-1953
2 Speeches 1930-1938
3 Speeches 1940-1942
4 Speeches 1943-1949
5 Women's Medical Association 1941-1942
6 State Federation 1941-1942
7 Taiwan 1955-1956
8 Taiwan Nurses Home 1961-1987
Box Folder
17 1 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1942
2 Women's Leadership Conference with Industry 1943
3 Germany -- Women's Affairs 1950-1952
4 Germany 1951
5 United Nations 1944
6 Booklets
7 Fellowship Trust 1947-1989

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Scrapbooks

Box Folder
18 1950-1951
Box Folder
19 1946-1947
1963
Box Folder
Shelf 1968-1969
1970-1971
1972-1973
1973-1974
1988-1989
1996-1997, vol. 1
1996-1997, vol. 2

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District 15

Box Folder
14 1 History to 1977
2 1966
3 1972
4 1973
5 1974
6 1975
7 1976
8 1977
9 1979
10 1980
11 1981
12 1982-1983
13 1983-1984
14 1985
15 1986
16 1987
17 1988
18 1989
19 1990
20 1991
21 1992
22 1993
23 1994
24 1995
25 1996
26 Leadership Development Program 2002

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Region 3

Box Folder
14 27 2003-2004

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Texas Federation

Box Folder
14 28 History to 1955
29 History Notes on 1931-1935
30 Membership Record 1919-1969
31 Past State Presidents 1929-1986
32 1930
33 1936
34 1941
35 1948
36 1959
37 1962
38 1963
39 1964
40 1965
41 1966
42 1967
43 1968
44 1969
45 1970
46 1971
47 1972
48 1973
49 1974
50 1975
51 1976
Box Folder
15 1 1977
2 Procedure Manual 1980
3 President's Pin
4 1982-1983
5 1983-1984
6 1986
7 1987
8 1988
9 State Fellowship Funds
10 1990
11 1991
12 1992
13 1993
14 1994
15 1995
16 2005

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Texas Woman

Box Folder
20 1 1930
2 1940
3 1942
4 1945
5 1946
6 1947
7 1948
8 1953
9 1959
10 1960
11 1961
12 1962
13 1963
14 1964
15 1965
16 1966
17 1967
18 1968
19 1969
20 1972
21 1973
22 1974
23 1975
Box Folder
21 1 1976
2 1977
3 1978
4 1979
5 1980
6 1983
7 1984
8 1985
9 1986
10 1987
11 1988
12 1989
13 1990
14 1991
15 1992
16 1993
17 1994
18 1995

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National Federation

Box Folder
22 1 By-Laws 1937
2 1941
3 History to 1943
4 1943
5 1944
6 History to 1956
7 Convention 1956
8 1961
9 1963
10 1965
11 1968
12 1969
13 1970
14 1971
15 Seminar 1971
16 1972
17 1973
18 1974
Box Folder
23 1 1975
2 1982-1983
3 1984
4 BPW Leader 1982-1986
5 International B&PW 1984-1987

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Independent Woman

Box Folder
24 1 1935
2 1937
3 1938
4 1940
5 1941
6 1942
7 1943
Box Folder
25 1 1944
2 1945
3 1946
4 1947
5 1948
6 1949
7 1957
8 1958
9 1959

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National Business Woman

Box Folder
26 1 1960
2 1961
3 1962
4 1963
5 1964
6 1965
7 1966
Box Folder
27 1 1967
2 Bound 1967-1969
3 1971
4 1972
5 1973
6 1974
Box Folder
28 1 1975
2 1976
3 1977
4 1978
5 1979
6 1980
7 1981
8 1982
9 1983
Box Folder
29 1 1984
2 1985
3 1986
4 1987
5 1988
6 1989
7 1990
8 1993
9 1994
10 1995
11 1996
12 1997

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National Booklets

Box Folder
30 1 Proposals for Strengthening Peace; Is the Flag Worth Fighting For? 1951
2 Women in Policymaking Posts 1957
3 B&PW Welcomes You
4 "How To" Manual; Club Songs
5 Federation Procedures 1963
6 Action Manual 1966
7 Continuing Education Bibliography 1967
8 Working Mothers Bibliography 1968
9 Sex Roles Bibliography 1969
10 Handbook and Procedures 1969
11 Profile of Business and Professional Women; Do Women Invest Wisely?; Sex Discrimination in the Academic World 1970
12 Dual Professional Family 1971
13 Emblem Catalog 1971
14 Foundation Facts 1972
15 Foundation Annual Reports 1973-1974, 1974-1975
16 Women in Management 1974
17 Membership Drive 1985
18 Political Action Manual; Legal Equality 1978
19 On the Move
20 Speak Up 1985
21 Women in Transition

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Media

Box Folder
31 1 Extra Mile Award Dinner October 1975
Audio Cassette A
1 Interview with Alicia Brown Paschall January 1976
Audio Cassette B
2 Oral History by Judge Sarah T. Hughes March 1976
Audio Cassettes A & B
3 Interview with Hermine Tobolowsky March 1988
Audio Cassette A, Side A
3 Interview with Ruth Guy March 1988
Audio Cassette A, Side B
3 Extra Mile Award Dinner 1988
Audio Cassette B, Side A
4 Dallas B&PW Board Meeting February 15, 1990
Audio Cassettes A & B
5 Dallas B&PW Board Meeting March 15, 1989
Audio Cassette A
5 Dallas B&PW Board Meeting October 1991?
Audio Cassette B
6 Fundamentals of Parliamentary Procedure, Tape 1
Audio Cassette A
6 Fundamentals of Parliamentary Procedure, Tape 2
Audio Cassette B
7 Fundamentals of Parliamentary Procedure, Tape 3
Audio Cassette A
8 200 Years Too Long 1975
Audio Cassette A
8 On the Road to Ratification 1984
Audio Cassette B
9 Workshop: Women & Credit in the Developing World 1988
Audio Cassette A
9 Workshop: Better Pay for Women 1988
Audio Cassette B
10 Workshop: Foundation Program (National B&PW President) 1986
Audio Cassette A
11 IDP Speak Off : Lila
Audio Cassette A
11 Irene Cain (IDP Speak Off?)
Audio Cassette B (cassette damaged)
12 Dallas B&PW Program: Non-Traditional Careers March 9, 1989
VHS Tape
13 Women's Lives, Women's Rights March April 9, 1989
VHS Tape
14 Dallas B&PW : Woman of the Year 1989
VHS Tape
15 Dallas B&PW: Camping September 1991
VHS Tape
16 Dallas B&PW : Karen Johnson's Installation Ceremony June 11, 1992
VHS Tape
17 Dallas B&PW Program : Women's History Month -- Past Presidents Portrayed March 1998
VHS Tape
18 Animation on Texas Law and the Equal Rights Amendment, Linda Schuler Productions
16mm, 3 in. film reel
19 How a Bill Becomes a Law
32 35mm slides
Guest Book
Dallas B&PW Cloth Banner
Green & Yellow Cloth, 58 in. x 36 in.

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Suzanne Leslie Materials 1986-1987

Box Folder
32 1 Correspondence 1986-1987
2 Meeting Minutes and Agendas August - December 1986
3 Meeting Minutes and Agendas January - May 1987
4 President's Report Speeches and Notes
5 Resolutions
6 Proposed Revisions to By-Laws
7 District 15 Rules of Order
8 Scrapbook Contest 87-88 Rules
9 Judith A. Shepherd Resume
10 Installation of Officers Programs 1986-1987
11 Seminar Invitations 1987
12 Texas Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Materials September 1986
13 Texas Women Newsletter 1986-1987
14 Cuffnotes Newsletter 1986-1987
15 District 15 News and Notes Newsletter 1987
16 Suzanne Leslie Photos
17 Texas Women's News September - November 1986
18 The Dallas Downtown News 1986-1987
19 Newspaper Calendar Events 1986-1987
20 Newspaper Stories 1986-1987

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