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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Woman’s Club History

Minutes

President’s Papers

Yearbooks

Membership Booklets

Scrapbooks

SMU Woman’s Club Historian’s Files

Treasurer’s Records

Financial Records

Membership Records

Yearbook Committee Records

International Women’s Group

Miscellaneous

Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club records

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club
Title: Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club records
Inclusive Dates: 1915-ongoing
Abstract: The Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club collection contains the records and memorabilia of the Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club from its founding in 1915 to the present. These records and memorabilia include minutes, financial records, event flyers, brochures known as yearbooks, and scrapbooks.
Accession No: SMU 1991.0044
Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 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 way for the faculty members’ wives to become acquainted with each other. 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.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains the records of the Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club from 1915-present. These records are largely comprised of but are not limited to: minutes, financial statements, event flyers, booklets known as yearbooks, and scrapbooks.

In an attempt to keep the records as intact as possible and for ease of access, the materials are organized by school year, as that is how the SMU Woman’s Club itself is organized.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 4 series:
Series 1: Woman’s Club History
Series 2: Minutes
Series 3: President’s Papers
Series 4: Yearbooks
Series 5: Membership Booklets
Series 6: Scrapbooks
Series 7: Historian’s Files
Series 8: Treasurer’s Records
Series 9: Financial Records
Series 10: Membership Records
Series 11: Yearbook Committee Records
Series 12: International Women’s Group
Series 13: Miscellaneous

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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 -- Woman's Club
Southern Methodist University -- Societies, etc.
Women -- Texas -- Dallas-- Societies and clubs.
Scrapbooks -- Texas -- Dallas.
Minutes.

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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 Scholarship records (SMU 1993.0181)

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 records, Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Transfer, Southern Methodist University Woman’s Club..

Processed by

Judy Kingkaysone, 2011-2012; Neelie Holm, 2011; Doug Mann, 2011, and Dale Topham, 2012.

Finding aid written by

Judy Kingkaysone, 2011-2012, Dale Topham, 2012.

Encoded by

Ada Negraru, 2011-2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Woman’s Club History
1 Folder

Box Folder
1 01 SMU Woman’s Club: A Brief History

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Series 2:
Minutes
2 Boxes

Series 2 is comprised of the bound minutes of the SMU Woman’s Club as recorded by the club’s secretary. The secretary’s minutes detail the discussions and decisions of each meeting ranging from social events to budgetary matters; the bound treasurer’s minutes deal with only budgetary matters detailing the club’s finances. Series 1 dates from 1919-1972.
Box Folder
1 02 Minutes, 1919/20-1920/21
03 Minutes, 1921/22-1924/25
04 Minutes, 1925/26-1930/31
05 Minutes, 1931/32-1934/35
06 Minutes, 1935/36-1937/38
07 Minutes, 1938/39-1939/40
08 Minutes, 1940/41-1944/45
09 Minutes, 1945/46-1949/50
10 Minutes, 1950/51-1955/56
Box Folder
2 01 Minutes, 1956/57-1967/68
02 Minutes, 1968 – 1977
03 Minutes-Treasurer’s, 1921/22-1950/51
04 Minutes-Treasurer’s, 1950/51-1958/59
05 Minutes-Treasurer’s, 1953/54-1974/75
06 Minutes-Treasurer’s, 1965/66-1966/67
07 Minutes-Treasurer’s, 1968/69
08 Minutes-Treasurer’s, 1969/70
09 Minutes-Treasurer’s, 1970/71-1971/72

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Series 3:
President’s Papers
3 Boxes

Series 3 is comprised of the records of the SMU Woman’s Club presidents from 1915 to 2002. Each folder is divided by club president and contains materials from her presidency ranging from minutes and financial records to programs and social flyers. The materials from the 1915/16-1955/56 years could not accurately be dated and were instead roughly divided by decade. Most of the materials within this series are not bound.
Box Folder
3 01 1915/16-1928/29
02 1929/30-1938/39
03 1939/40-1948/49
04 1949/50-1955/56
05 Geiser, 1956/57
06 Spragins, 1957/58
07 Baine, 1958/59
08 Sale, 1959/60
09 Porth, 1960/61
10 Davis, 1961/62
11 Perrine, 1962/63
12 Freeman, 1963/64
13 Geiser, 1964/65
14 Tyson, 1965/66
Box Folder
4 01 Terry, 1966/67
02 Hardin, 1967/68
03 Walters, 1968/69
04 Rubottom, 1969/70
05 Galvin, 1970/71
06 Minton, 1971/72
07 Bates, 1972/73
08 Heizer, 1973/74
09 Weynand, 1974/75
Box Folder
5 01 Corkran, 1975/76
02 Shiner, 1976/77
03 Coleman, 1977/78
04 Korfhage, 1978/79
05 Soule & Corkran, 1979/80
06 Reagan, 1981/82
07 Salacuse, 1982/83
08 Brooks, 1983/84
09 Weston, 1984/85
10 Peavy, 1985/86
11 Harris, 1990/91
12 McGrath, 1991/92
13 Seager, 1992/93
14 Morris, 1993/94
15 Mayo, 1994/95
16 Barr, 1995/96
17 Matula, 1996/97
18 Morris, 1997/98
19 Spencer, 1998/99
20 Pye, 1999/2000
21 Chalk, 2000/01
22 Chalk, 2001/02
23 Searles, 2003/04
24 York, 2009/10

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Series 4:
Yearbooks
5 Boxes

Series 4 is comprised of the SMU Woman’s Club yearbooks, published annually from 1918 to the present. Yearbooks list past presidents and the current officers, contain information on current members, mention the year’s events, contain the current by-laws, and have forms for sustentation endeavors. The first folder in this series is organized differently from the others because those yearbooks were received bound together; however, some of these yearbooks are duplicated in other folders within the series.
Box Folder
6 01 Yearbooks, 1918/19-1939/40
02 Yearbooks, 1921/22-1928/29
03 Yearbooks, 1929/30-1933/34
04 Yearbooks, 1934/35-1938/39
Box Folder
7 01 Yearbooks, 1939/40-1943/44
02 Yearbooks, 1944/45-1948/49
03 Yearbooks, 1949/50-1953/54
04 Yearbooks, 1954/55-1958/59
Box Folder
8 01 Yearbooks, 1959/60-1963/64
02 Yearbooks, 1964/65-1968/69
03 Yearbooks, 1969/70-1973/74
04 Yearbooks, 1974/75-1978/79
05 Yearbooks, 1979/80-1983/84
Box Folder
9 01 Yearbooks, 1984/85-1988/89
02 Yearbooks, 1989/90-1993/94
03 Yearbooks, 1994/95-1998/99
04 Yearbooks, 1999/2000-2003/04
05 Yearbooks, 2004/05-2008/09
06 Yearbooks, 2009/10-2013/14

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Series 5:
Membership Booklets
4 Folders

Series 5 is comprised of the SMU Woman’s Club membership booklets, published in four volumes from 1956 to 2000. These booklets list the names of members and their department or their husband’s department at SMU, and also provide biographical information about each member.
Box Folder
9 07 “Introducing” volume 1 (May 8, 1956)
08 “Introducing” volume 2 (May 1971)
09 “Introducing” volume 3 (January 1983)
Box Folder
10 01 “Introducing” volume 4 (April 2000)

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Series 6:
Scrapbooks
5 Boxes

Series 6 contains the SMU Woman’s Club scrapbooks from 1939-2009. Most of the scrapbooks are bound by club year; however, the 1940-1944 scrapbooks were received bound together. The 1993/94 Scrapbook also contains loose photographs in labeled envelopes. The 1998/99 Scrapbook contains loose photographs that are not labeled.
Box Folder
10 02 Scrapbooks, 1939/40-1943/44
03 Scrapbook, 1944/45
04 Scrapbook, 1946/47
05 Scrapbook, 1948/49
06 Scrapbook, 1949/50
07 Scrapbook, 1950/51
08 Scrapbook, 1952/53
09 Scrapbook, 1981/82
10 Scrapbook, 1982/83
Box Folder
11 01 Scrapbook, 1983/84
02 Scrapbook, 1984/85
03 Scrapbook, 1985/86
04 Scrapbook, 1986/87
05 Scrapbook, 1987/88
06 Scrapbook, 1988/89
07 Scrapbook, 1989/90
08 Scrapbook, 1990/91
Box Folder
12 01 Scrapbook, 1991/92
02 Scrapbook, 1992/93
03 Scrapbook, 1993/94
04 Scrapbook, 1994/95
05 Scrapbook, 1995/96
06 Scrapbook, 1996/97
07 Scrapbook, 1996/97 (oversize)
08 Scrapbook, 1997/98
Box Folder
13 01 Scrapbook, 1998/99
02 Scrapbook, 1999/2000
03 Scrapbook, 2000/01
04 Scrapbook, 2001/02
05 Scrapbook, 2002/03
06 Scrapbook, 2004/05
07 Scrapbook, 2005/06
Box Folder
14 01 Scrapbook, 2007/08
02 Scrapbook, 2008/09
03 Scrapbook, 2009/10

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Series 7:
SMU Woman’s Club Historian’s Files
11 Folders

Box Folder
14 04 Historian’s Files, 1945-1948
05 Historian’s Files – Publicity Committee, 1968-1969
06 Historian’s Files – Publicity Committee, 1970-1971
07 Historian’s Files, 1971-1972
08 Historian’s Files, 1972-1973
09 Historian’s Files, 1973-1974
10 Historian’s Files, 1974-1975
11 Historian’s Files, 1975-1976
12 Historian’s Files, 1976-1977
13 Historian’s Files, 1979-1980
14 Historian’s Files, 1980-1981

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Series 8:
Treasurer’s Records
4 Folders

Box Folder
14 15 Treasurer’s Reports, 1976-2000
16 Treasurer’s Ledger, 1994-2000
17 Records of Eleanor “Ellie” Brooks, Treasurer, 2000-2001 (part 1)
18 Records of Eleanor “Ellie” Brooks, Treasurer, 2000-2001 (part 2)

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Series 9:
Financial Records
4 Folders

Box Folder
15 01 Finance Committee Reports, 1950-2000
02 Fire Insurance, circa 1975-1979
03 Financial and Membership Records, 1992-1994
04 Records Relating to Use of Faculty Club, 1992-1999

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Series 10:
Membership Records
2 Folders

Box Folder
15 05 Membership Records (Card Files)
06 Membership Lists, 1992-1994

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Series 11:
Yearbook Committee Records
1 Folder

Box Folder
15 07 Yearbook Committee Annual Reports and Working Notes, 1957-1984

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Series 12:
International Women’s Group
1 Folder

Box Folder
15 08 International Women’s Group Records, 1992-1994

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Series 13:
Miscellaneous
2 Folders

Box Folder
15 09 Theta Sigma Phi Publicity Handbook, 1968
10 The Mustang (Winter 1981)

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