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Overview

Historical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship records

Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club Scholarship records

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Southern Methodist University
Title: Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club Scholarship records
Inclusive Dates: 1927-ongoing
Abstract: The Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club Scholarship collection contains the records concerning the Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club Scholarship. These records detail the scholarship itself, its winners, and its contributors, beginning in 1927. Founded in 1915, Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club has been in existence since the opening of the university.
Accession No: SMU 1993.0181
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

Founded in 1915, Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club has been in existence since the opening of the university. At the time, there was no means by which the faculty members’ wives could become acquainted. So one afternoon in the fall of 1915, Julia Morrison, wife of J. Ray Morrison, Lucy G. Campbell Kern, wife of Paul.B. Kern, and May Payne McIntosh, wife of John S. McIntosh, along with sixteen other women, created The Faculty Wives Club.

The next year, membership was broadened to include female faculty and executive heads. The Faculty Wives Club then became the University Woman’s Club of Southern Methodist University. The club’s name changed again in 1968 to its current name: the Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club.

The SMU Woman’s Club is a social club, in which women congregate to discuss current events, produce plays, and volunteer for the university community in the spirit of friendship.

While still the University Woman’s Club of SMU, the SMU Woman’s Club created the Mary B. Murphey Scholarship, named after an early president of the Woman’s Club and a Dean of Women. In the 1950s, the Mary B. Murphey Scholarship became the University Woman’s Club Scholarship. It was renamed again in the mid-1970s to its current name: the Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club Scholarship.

The bulk of the records end in 1991 when SMU began to manage the scholarship. Previously, the SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee had controlled all aspects of the scholarship.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains the 1927-ongoing records of the Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee. The records are comprised of letters, ledgers, receipts, checks, and IRS forms detailing the scholarship, its donors, and scholarship recipients.

The records are organized chronologically into one series. Folder 7 in box 1 is largely comprised of materials from 1980 to 1984, however it is labeled “SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1955-1984” because one ledger within that folder begins in 1955 and ends in 1983.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 1 series:
Series 1: SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship records

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Southern Methodist University -- Funds and scholarships.
Women -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc. -- Texas -- Dallas.

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Related Material

This is one of the collections in the Archives of Women of the Southwest.

Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club records (SMU 1991.0044)

Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club 75th Anniversary slides (SMU 1997.0276)

Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club oral histories (SMU 1997.0295)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club Scholarship records, Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

• Gift, Louise Harris, 1993.

• Transfer, Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club.

Processing Information

Processed by Judy Kingkaysone in 2011, and Dale Topham in 2012

Finding aid written by

Judy Kingkaysone in 2011, and Dale Topham in 2012.

Encoded by

Ada Negraru, 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship records
1 box

Box Folder
1 1 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship – “History of the Scholarship Fund” (1983)
2 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship – Ledger, 1927-1981
3 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1940-1959
4 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1959-1969
5 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1969-1974
6 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1974-1979
7 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1955-1984
8 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1984-1985
9 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1985-1986
10 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1986-1987
11 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1987-1988
12 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1988-1989
13 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1989-1990
14 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1990-1991
15 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship – Fundraising, 1992-1994
16 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 1990-2011
17 SMU Woman’s Club Scholarship, 2013

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