Texas Archival Resources Online


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview

Historical Notes

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Constitution, History and Bylaws

Series 1: Minutes and reports

Series 3: Presidential Files

Series 4: Annual Reports, 1928 - 1999

Series 5: Executive Committee and Officers Reports

Series 6: Financial Reports

Series 7: Scholarships

Series 8: Awards

Series 8: Special Projects

Series 10: State Conventions

Series 11: Printed Material

Series 12: Miscellaneous

Series 13: District

Series 14: Region

Series 15: Local Organization

Series 16: National Federation of Business and Professional Women

Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women Records

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women, 1919 - .
Title: Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women Records
Date: 1918-2004
Abstract: Official state and local records of organization devoted to equal rights and treatment of women. Prominent Texas members have included Judge Sarah T. Hughes and Dallas attorney Hermine Tobolosky. Part of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women.
Location: Mss. 728
Size: 88 cubic feet , 3 oversized books.
Repository Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

Historical Notes

Many of the earliest business and professional women's clubs grew out of the Young Women's Christian Association or the YWCA. There were, however, a number of independent business women's clubs throughout the United States before the founding of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women (NFBPW). The U.S. government and the events of World War I provided the catalyst for bringing these clubs together under the umbrella of a federation.

Many of the earliest business and professional women's club grew out of the Young Women's Christian Association or the YWCA. There were, however, a number of independent business women's clubs throughout the United States before the founding of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women (NFBPW). The U.S. government and the events of World War I provided the catalyst for bringing these clubs together under the umbrella of a federation.

""While mobilizing for World War I, the U.S. Government recognized the need for a cohesive group to coordinate identification of women's available skills and experience. A Women's War Council, financed through a federal grant, was established by the War Department to organize the resources of professional women." " (BPW/USA website)

The YWCA organized a number of meetings and decided to found a federation of business and professional women clubs. A representative from the YWCA traveled to Texas to survey the existing clubs and encourage them to meet to elect delegates to go to St. Louis July 14-18, 1919, for the purpose of founding a national federation.

Representatives from Texas business women's clubs in El Paso, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin attended a meeting on July 12, 1919, at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas. After electing the delegates, a constitutional committee was appointed and Dr. Minnie Maffett (Dallas) was elected president of the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (TFBPW).

Resulting from the St. Louis meeting, the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs was formed ari July 15, 1919.

"Throughout the years, three major issues shaped BPW's legislative agenda: elimination of sex discrimination in employment, the principle of equal pay, and the need for a comprehensive equal rights amendment." (From the BPW/USA website)

Throughout its history, the TFBPW has worked to expand opportunities for women in business and gain equal rights. It was especially active in passing the Equal Rights Amendment in Texas in 1972 under the leadership of the BPW Legislative Steering Committee and attorney, BPW member Hermine Tobolowsky, also known as the "mother of the Texas Equal Legal Rights." The TFBPW's "mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information." (From the BPW/Texas website)

The TFBPW has established many funds and scholarships that encourage education and employment among women. The TFBPW supports two scholarship funds, Minnie L. Maffett Scientific Fellowship Fund and the Mary Lilyerstrom Foreign Scholarship, that give money to deserving women for the pursuit of higher education. They also supported the state funding for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and continue to support the Cancer Center through the Chloe Monroe M.D. Anderson Fund and a scholarship (Past State President's Award).

Sources:

BPW/USA website. Address:www.bpwusa.org.

BPW/Texas website. Address: www.txbpw.org

"A Brief History of the Texas Federation," typescript, 1930. Texas Woman's University, TFBPW Collection, "History File."

"The Texas Federation comes of Age," Irene Scott Dicklow. Texas Business and Professional Woman, May, 1940.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains records of the state, district/regions, and the local organizations. In addition, there are two cubic feet of National organization records that pertain primarily to Texas events. It is important to note that the state federation reorganized its districts in 2003 from fifteen districts into seven regions.

A number of local organizations and Districts have donated extensive files to the BPW/Texas files, including BPW Club of Fort Worth, Inc. South Fort Worth BPW Club, Garland BPW Club, Angleton BPW Club, Denton BPW Club, District 11 (Fort Worth), and others. Denton BPW is located under a separate location number.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Series 1: Constitution and Bylaws
Series 2: Minutes and reports
Series 3: Presidential
Series 4: Annual Reports (Official Bound)
Series 5: Executive Committee and Officers Reports
Series 6: Financial Support
Series 7: Scholarships
Series 8: Awards
Series 9: Special Projects
Series 10: State Conventions
Series 11: Printed materials (Directories, Manuals, etc.)
Series 12: Miscellaneous (Photographs, Certificates, Ephemera etc.)
Series 13: District
Series 14: Regions
Series 15: Local Organization
Series 16: National Federation of Business and Professional Women

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Researchers may access the records of the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Woman's Collection. The Woman's Collection is located on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library. All materials are viewed in the Catherine Merchant Reading Room, and photocopies are provided at the discretion of the Woman's Collection.

Publication and Copyright Statements:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Coordinator for Special Collections.

All responsibility for questions of copyright that may arise in copying, scanning, and use of material shall be assumed by the user.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women, 1991.

Encoded by:

Ranu Singhvi, 2007

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Constitution, History and Bylaws

Historical Notes on the founding of the National and State Federations.
In 1929, Dr. Minnie Maffett made efforts to contact various clubs and individuals to document the early efforts to federate the business women's clubs. The following are records she obtained from various sources.
Box
1 History of the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women (TFBPW), 1919 - 1989
1918: Various reports and letters pertaining to the establishment of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women.
1918: Excerpt from the Annual Report of Lena M. Phillips to the Department of Method of the National Board of the Y.W.C.A. for the year 1918. Transcribed on Dr. Minnie L Maffett's letterhead, this appeared to be a report of the Young Women's Christian Association. Apparently the Young Women's Christian Association already sponsored business women's clubs, many of which joined the new National Federation of Business and Professional Women (NFBPW)
1919: Excerpts from Austin Business and Professional Women's Club
June 3, 1919: Miss Venable of Denver came to interest our Club in joining the National Federation, to be organized in St. Louis in July.
June 10, 1919: Club decides to affiliate with the National Federation and that representative should be sent to Dallas for the state Federation meeting on June 12th.
July 12, 1919: Miss Hay's report at the first State Federation of the Business Women's Club, with 1929 letter from Mrs. Virginia Lieberman, President of the Business and Professional Women's' Club of Austin.
Box
2
1919:Dallas Morning News, July 13, 1919, article about the organizing meeting of the State Federation of Business and Professional Women, with letter from Leila Bliss Shuey who worked at the DMN.
August 10, 1920: Miss Hay's very interesting report of the State Federation meeting was read.
Constitution:Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women (TFBPW), 1920.

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Series 1: Minutes and reports

Box
2
1920: Conventions minutes
1921: Special Meeting minutes; Executive Committee minutes; Convention minutes
1922: Executive Committee minutes; Joint Legislative Council minutes
1923 -1934: Executive Committee, 1928 Convention reports
1936: Convention minutes
Box
3
Nov. 1937 - Feb. 1945: Board of Directors minutes; Executive Committee minutes; annual convention minutes. (notebook)
Box
4
1944 : Convention minutes and reports
1948: Biennial convention reports
1949 : Convention (Houston) minutes and reports
1951 : Convention (El Paso) minutes
1944 - 1948 : Board of Directors; Executive Committee; Convention minutes. (notebook)
1952 : Board Meeting; January
1948 - 1952 : Board of Directors; Executive Committee; Convention minutes. (notebook)
Box
5 - 14
1952 - 1998: Minutes in Bound Notebooks
[ From this point on, the minutes are generally bound together and may include minutes of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and the annual convention. Some bound minutes include committee reports.
Box
14
2004: Mid-year report; February

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Series 3: Presidential Files

Box
15 1934 - 1935: President Faye Gordon, Historian Minnie Maffett, "Proceedings B. and P. W. C.1934 -1935"
Annual Report, 1934 - 1935
District Information
Correspondence
News clippings
1935 - 1936: President Blanche McComb, Historian Minnie L. Maffett, "Proceedings of the Proceedings B. and P. W. C. 1935 - 1936"
District Information
Correspondence (including form letters)
News clippings
Historical data
Minutes
Memorandums
1936 - 1937: President Grace Fitzgerald, Historian Irene Huber, "B.P.W.C. 1936 - 37"
Correspondence
Minutes
News clippings
Program, "South-Central Regional Conference"
1938 - 1939: President Kate Adele Hill
Correspondence, 1969
Box
16 1940 - 1941: President Meta Meadows
Scrapbook with wood cover stating "My Scrapbook", held together by leather strips (10"x12"x4"). Contains correspondence, pictures, news clippings, map, post cards, tickets (both airline and production), programs (convention, meeting, and production), ribbons, flight and ship information, and invitations to Meta Meadows from Meta Meadows' term as President of the TFBPW. The materials are organized by month and each month begins with a page stating the month to follow, the materials cover Meta Meadows' Presidency from a month before it began to a month after. The first item is a letter from Meta Meadows' nephew, Major James F. Diehl, to TFBPW donating the scrapbook to TFBPW. Some news clippings refer to future projects of the TFBPW, like ERA and women on juries. While other news clippings, especially those from the biennial convention in July 1941, describe the role of women and BPW in the European war, most news clippings are about BPW on a local, state and national level.
Loose materials from Meta Meadows' scrapbook
"An Appreciation", speech by Ethyl Sims about Meta Meadows
"Talk given at Club, May 15,1962"
Correspondence, 1940 - 1941.
11 items.
Box
15 1963 - 1964: President Hope E. Conroe. Obituary and correspondence relating to her death, 1980
1964 - 1965: President Modell Scruggs
News clippings
1974 - 1975: President Chloe Monroe
Correspondence and memorandums
Program, "Congress of Business and Professional Women of the Americas"
1979 - 1980: President Lunelle A. Anderson
Correspondence and memorandums
Exhibits
Reports
State Convention Program
1979 - 1980: President Gwen Davis
Correspondence and memorandums
Reports
1984 - 1985: President Lee MacDonald
Report
News
1985 - 1986: President Reba Malone
Correspondence
Newsletter
1986 - 1987: President Margarine Beaman
Correspondence
Periodicals, Dialogue: A Magazine for the Visually Impaired Summer 1984, The Hotel-Motel Greeter 1964, Texas Woman July/August 1986, May/June 1987, SR Lifestyles May 2000, The Villagers April 2001
Excellence in Private Sector Initiative: A Presidential Challenge
Changes and Challenges: Annual Report 1996 - 1997
Reports
Scrapbook, leather exterior with gold lettering (20"x25"). Contains color photos, news clippings, greeting cards, correspondence, notes, name tags, post cards, periodicals, invitations, booklets, a deflated balloon, and certificates. Margarine Beaman attended the NFBPW convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in February of 1987. Also that month, she attended the Women's Legislative Days [Conference]. She received an award from President Reagan on behalf of TFBPW. Much of the scrapbook contains news clippings related to the National Business Women's Week from October 19 to 25 of 1986. The scrapbook contains an invitation to the Texas Woman's Hall of Fame Induction ceremony for Hermine Tobolowsky.
1987 - 1988: President Carolyn Harvey
Installation of Officers speech
National BPW conference program and exhibits
Box
17 1989 - 1990: President Glynis Holm Strause
1988 - 1990: Correspondence
1989: Correspondence (Collins' Colleague)
1989: Packet containing information from the National Convention Travel itinerary

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Series 4: Annual Reports, 1928 - 1999

Box
18
1928 - 1930
1932 - 1935
1941 - 1943
1968 - 1980
1981 - 1982
1987 - 1993
1995
1998
1999

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Series 5: Executive Committee and Officers Reports

Box
19
1928: Bylaws Committee report to the convention.
According to the National Federation of Business and Professional Women (NFBPW) Handbook of Policies and Procedures, "State and Club bylaws must conform with National bylaws, policies and procedures.''
1937, 1945, 1946: Officer Correspondence
1945: Convention reports; Correspondence (Pertaining to Miriam Coleman being fired as Executive Secretary)
1952: Information on the Chinese Nursing Fund by Maffett
1956: Reports; Redistricting; Workshop
1963 - 1969: Officer Correspondence
1965: Archive and Plaque Committee; Executive Secretary Report
1972: Talent Bank; Convention information; Texas Woman Editing Manual
1974: Treasurer report; Nominating Committee study
1975: Young Career Woman; Officer Financial report
1975 - 1976: Reports; Bicentennial Committee correspondence relating to pendant sales
1976: Correspondence (Wilma Comfort) concerning research from Jena Coyle
1977: Correspondence, Jo Ann Clements, Campaign chair; reports; Review and Planning Committee publication surveys
1978: Program Planning Committee
1979: Young Career Woman reports; Texas Manual of Federation Procedures and Bylaws (copies)
1980: Reports; correspondence (B.J. Hennersdorf); Executive Committee agenda; Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women "Executive Secretary Information request survey"
1980 - 1981: Annual reports; Correspondence; Guidelines for seminars
1981: National Convention announcements; Texas Barbecue announcement
Box
20
1981 - 1982: Committee reports (Notebook); Proposed State Board; Call to Convention, convention reports and handouts; Foundation Goal announcement; Correspondence; State Leaders Planning Session booklet
Box
21
1982: Bicentennial Committee reports; Executive Committee reports; Texas Barbecue announcement; Parliamentary Fact Sheet; Correspondence
1982 - 1983: Committee and Officer reports (Notebook); "Building Today for Tomorrow"; candidate qualifications; Call to Convention; Membership Committee skit
1982,1989: Correspondence (Reba Malone)
Box
22
1983: Financial report; Nominating Committee; Representatives to Conference information; Executive Director correspondence
1983 - 1984: Women in Government Award; Speak Up Membership Drive; Bylaws committee correspondence and approved changes; Reports with handouts; Correspondence; Nike Committee reports, club kit
1983 - 1985: Correspondence (C. H. Hinckley); Membership Committee Correspondence
1983 - 1986: State Projects
1984: National Council of Future Women in the Workplace; reports; Speak Up Membership Drive; Planning Committee; Individual Development Program Committee; District Director Handbook and Bylaws; Membership directory
1984 - 1985: Mid-year reports; Bylaws; Texas Woman subscriptions; Post-Convention Board meeting; Officer correspondence
1985: Texas State Convention; Mid-year reports; Texas Woman; Correspondence (Glynis Holm Strause); Correspondence and information from the National Federation of Business and Professional Women (NFBPW); National Convention correspondence (Pat Graham)
January 1985 - December 1985: Correspondence to Local Chapters (Notebook)
1985 - 1986: Mid-Year reports; Planning Committee; Award criteria; Plan of Action (President); Nike Club information; Proposed budgets
1985 - 1987: Executive Committee minutes
1986: Appraisal for property taxes
1986 - 1987: Redistricting Plan; Award
[1987]: Logos
1987: Issues Management Committee
Box
23
1987 - 1988: Executive Committee reports; District Directors Committee; Executive Committee members; Membership reports; Membership Committee correspondence relating to the BPW/USA Plus 5 Club, Award forms, Membership Token information, memorandums
1987 - 1989: Women Helping Girls with Choices Program
Box
24
1985 - 1996: Delegate-at-Large Credential Cards; Executive Director correspondence (Notebook)
1988: Convention meeting; Post-Convention Executive Committee meeting notes handouts and agenda; Officer Correspondence; Small Business Analysis; Mid-year reports; Planning Committee correspondence and speakers; April Committee meeting handouts, agenda and reports; Dallas International Banquet correspondence, news clippings, and handouts; Mid-Year Board Meeting correspondence, motions, handouts, notes, agenda
1988: Glynis Holm Strause (Notebook)
[1988 - 1989]: Personnel Manuals; Employee Performance Appraisal
1988 - 1989: Horizons; Officer's correspondence; Mid-year reports; Executive Committee reports, correspondence and motions; Plan of Action (President); Schedule of District Conferences; Correspondence (B. J. Hennersdorf)
1988 - 1990: Correspondence
1989: Executive Committee member list; Personnel Manual; Small Business Analysis; Installation [of Officers] music; Annual site visit; Proposals and Progress reports; Colleagues Chronicles ; newsletter; reports; Correspondence (Various state BPW and Darlene Watson Correspondence)
1989 - 1990: Plans of Action; Legislative Platform; Public Resource Committee information sheet
1990: Correspondence (Issues Management and Public Resources Committee (PRC))
1990 - 1991: Membership Committee newsletter, award form, reports; Nike Club plan of action; Foundation correspondence, newsletter; Issues Management annual report; President Plan of Action (Loretta King); Annual Reports
1991 - 1992: Candidate nomination form
1999: Correspondence (Willie Meyer) with TWU
1999 - 2000: Local Organization President's meeting; reports
2004: Archives Committee forms and information
Executive Director Duties
Handbook of National Contact Chairman
Miscellaneous materials belonging to Wilma Comfort, including Parliamentary Law; Outline for Study, Leadership report, Madam President: This is Your Year, Officer information
Resumes (Barbara F. Hutcherson and Elizabeth Joyce Marshal)
Seminar guidelines/ ideas

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Series 6: Financial Reports

Box
25
Audits,1932 - 1970
Financial Statements, 1986 - 1998
Club Contributions: 1984 - 1990
Box
26
Membership reports, 19955 - 1957; 1971 - 1978; 1981 - 1982

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Series 7: Scholarships

Box
27 Minnie Maffett Fund
Historical Information and Criteria
Minnie L. Maffett Residence Opening, April 1964
Box
28
General Files
Box
29
Financial Information and Audits
Box
30 Mary Lilyerstrom Foreign Scholarship
Historical Data
General Files
Chinese Nursing Fund
1944 - 1946: Financial contributions from local organizations, correspondence

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Series 8: Awards

Box
30 Hope E. Conroe President's Award
1980 - 1981, 1990 - 1991: Questionnaire to Local Clubs
1985 - 1986: Criteria
1987 - 1988: Form
Sarah T. Hughes Award/Women Helping Women
History
1980 - 1981, 1987 - 1988: Criteria
1983 - 1984: Form
Women in Government Award
History
Criteria
Reports
Form
Public Relations Committee Award
1980: Award Announcement
1990 - 1991: Entry Form
Woman of the Year Award
1980 - 1981,1990 - 1991: Criteria
1981: Candidates
1981 - 1982: Nomination Forms
1987 - 1988: Nomination criteria; Nomination form
Young Careerist/Young Career Woman Award
Forms
Competition Information
General
Box
31 Issues Management Award
Best Single Event Issues Management
Best Year long Issues Management Award
Other Miscellaneous Awards
1980 - 1981: Bulletin Contest Rules, Programming Award
1981 - 1982: Newsmaker Award, National Legislative Award Entry Form; TFBPW Finance Award Application; Scrapbook Contest Rules; Membership Award Forms
1987 - 1988: National Legislative Award Entry Form; TFBPW Finance Award Application; Scrapbook Contest Rules
1989 - 1990: Local Organization Pressbook Competition
1990 - 1991: Speak Off Guidelines
1991: Individual Development Award Guidelines and Criteria, Public Resources Committee Guidelines

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Series 8: Special Projects

Box
32 M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin.
Annual Site visit folder with correspondence, reports, and proposals, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center information,1978
Correspondence (Wilma Comfort),1978
Correspondence (Lee MacDonald, Chairman),1987 - 1988
Presentations of funded programs
Program reports of funded programs
Program Proposals for programs that want to become funded
Newsletter,1990
Annual site visit agenda,1981 - 1985
Career Development Fund/TFBPW Award for Professional Excellence, Proposed allocations,1985 - 1986
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center news clippings
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center informational booklets, coloring book, employment application
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Pamphlets
Past State Presidents' Award, 1981, 1984
Local Club Contributions,1981 - 1982
University of Texas Continuing Education Workshop,1982
University of Texas informational booklet
Employment for the Mature Worker
Conferences and Counseling for the Mature Worker. Brochure compiled by the Career Advancement Committee. Contains correspondence, questionnaire, and reports relating to the project and its significance for the San Antonio BPW
Box
33 Texas Woman's Resource Network (TWRN)
Correspondence (Elizabeth Snapp)
8 items
1990 - 1991: TWRN News
1991: Annual Report
Plan of Action, Correspondence and reports pertaining to creating the 1988 - 1989 Plan of Action for the Women's Resource Network (TWRN) between Elizabeth Snapp and Wanda Mullino, Chairman
Handwritten notes from Elizabeth Snapp
Reports
"Corporate Contributions a.k.a. Corporate Friendraising"
"Why is BPW involved in TWRN?"
Packet containing correspondence and reports regarding a Texas Women's Resource Network. 1) "Pay Equity"; 2) Correspondence to Glynis Holm Strause from Elizabeth Snapp pertaining to TWU and a Texas Women's Resource Network, June 9,1988; 3) Correspondence to Metta Nicewarner from Glynis Holm Strause; 4) "Proposal for a Cooperative Venture between TFBPW an TWU to Establish a State Resource Center for Women, Within the Woman's Collection of the TWU Library" draft copy; 5) "Steps to Achieve Goals"; 6) Correspondence to Glynis Holm Strause from Elizabeth Snapp pertaining to the TWU Woman's Collection and The Texas Women's Resource Network, June 8,1988; 7) Basic information regarding the Texas Women's Resource Network
Packet Containing fliers, correspondence from Glynis Holm Strause, and a bibliography prepared by the TWU Women's Collection regarding the four tenants of the TWRN, "Women's Multiple Roles", "Lifetime Economic Security", "Equity in the Workplace", and "Pay Equity (Comparable Worth)
How to Start Home: A Resource Manual, October 1987
Participant's Manual for Self Sufficiency
Periodicals
Helping Ourselves Means Education, November/December 1987
Horizons, 1988-1989.
4 items
Mother Courage Courier, March 1988
National Business and Professional Women, June/July 1988
Texas Woman, July/August 1988
News clippings
"Women: BPW Can Help You" The Herald Coastal Bend News, August 25, 1988
"Colleges Back Desegregation Plan" The Austin American-Statesman, October 14, 1988
"A Second Chance: Program Helps Dropouts Earn GEDs, Leave Past Behind" Dallas Morning News, June 23, 1988
"Dealing with the Homeless; Status of Applications" The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 5, 1988
"Confessions of a Grantsperson" Library Journal, June 15, 1988 "Representative Lindy Boggs: Pay Equity Would Cut Number of Poor in Half' Library Journal, July 11 1988
"Help is on the Way" Pamphlet from the Women's Advocacy Project
Box
34 Legislative Steering Committee/ Equal Rights Amendment
General Committee files
Committee Reports
Chairman, 1965, 1972, 1980
Committee, 1965, 1967
Legislation,1969
Contributions to TFBPW special projects,1979 - 1981
Legislative Platform, [1973], 1990, 1991
Correspondence, 1958 - 1990.
9 items.
Bulletins
Legislative,1972 - 1981
10 items
Election, 1961, 1970
Hermine Tobolowsky Biographical information
Tobolowsky biography report
"Texas Women's Hall of Fame Nomination Form" with Hermine Tobolowsky's information
"Texas Women's Hall of Fame Nomination Form",
2 items, one with Women in Texas Week information attached
Film
"Woman's Rights #1" film.
2 items. 16mm film (color, animated) and a 35mm version
"Shiler #2" film.
2 items. By Linda Schuler Productions. 16mm film (color negative, animated) and a 35mm version
Special Committee Projects
Jury Service,1954
Copy of typewritten report containing various segments including 1) proposed Texas constitutional amendments; 2) "Ask Me Another", with questions and answers pertaining to women and jury services prepared by Helen Ferguson, Legislative Chairman; 3) a report regarding the passage of the "jury" amendment; and 4) "State-wide vote on Jury Service for Women, Nov. 8,1949"
[SEE ALSO, Kate Adele Hill Collection. Contains scrapbook of news clippings regarding TFBPW campaign to include women on Texas juries.]
Illegitimacy on Birth Records, 1958 - 1959
Correspondence and printed materials pertaining to BPW's efforts to remove the word 'illegitimate' from birth records. Ruth Fox, Legislative Chairman
Married Women's Property Rights
In 1957, BPW sent Hermine Tobolowsky to the Texas Congress seeking a bill authorizing married women to control property separately from their husbands. She was unsuccessful, but inspired to campaign for a constitutional amendment granting equal rights to women. In 1963, married women declared to have the same rights as single women and men. This 1966 brief concerns the Last Will and Testament of Margaret Freedman and her right to dispose of her community interest in the life insurance policies of her life. ( Source: Handbook of Texas and Amicus Curiae brief)
Amicus Curiae Brief from 1966 by Hermine Tobolowsky, Attorney for the Business and Professional Women's Club of Dallas, Inc to the U.S. Court of Appeals. 2 copies
Homestead Amendments
"Worksheet for Passage of the Homestead Amendments"; tells how to organize women in an area to work for passing the two Homestead Amendments on the ballot for November 6, 1973; "Be a Homesteader: Vote for Amendment 2 and 3, November 6,1973" stamps.
Box
35 Texas Equal Rights Amendment (Texas Equal Legal Rights)
Beginning in 1957, the TFBPW under the legal leadership of Hermine Tobolowsky, began a campaign that lasted culminated with the passage of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment, also known as the Texas Equal Legal Rights Amendment. The first Equal Legal Rights Amendment was proposed in 1959, but was not voted on by either the House or Senate. It was proposed at all subsequent legislative sessions until it became a law in 1972 when it was called the Texas Equal Rights Amendment. (Source: Handbook of Texas)
Correspondence
Texas Equal Rights Amendment correspondence, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1974 - 1981
Texas Equal Rights Amendment/Equal Legal Rights Amendment rescission correspondence, 1973 - 1978. Regarding an unsuccessful movement from 1974 - 1981 to rescind the Texas Equal Rights Amendment
Texas Equal Rights Amendment Resolutions
Texas Equal Legal Rights Amendment Brief,1959. Submitted by Edith DeBusk, TFBPW Legislative Chairman
Texas Equal Legal Rights Amendment memorandum by Hermine Tobolowsky
Box
35 Anti-Texas Equal Rights Amendment materials and rebuttals
In the mid-seventies, support for the repeal on the Texas Equal Rights Amendment grew and groups like the Women Who Want to be Women (W. W. W. W.) began. BPW worked to combat the actions of those against the Texas Equal Rights Amendment with the helps of the National Federation and the League of Women voters. Individuals like Joyce Cox and Phyllis Schlafly worked to repeal the Texas Equal Rights Amendment. There were two attempts to rescind the ERA in Texas
Anti-Texas Equal Rights Amendment materials, 1974 - 1976
Women Who Want to be Women (W. W. W. W.) handouts, correspondence, 1974
Publications and Writings
Books
"Handbook for Women's Legal Rights" prepared by the Women's Legal Rights Committee of the Texas Young Lawyers Association,1980
"The Legal Status of Homemakers in Texas" by Sarah Weddington for the Committee on Homemakers of the National Commission of the Observation of International Women's Year,1977
A Study of the Equal Legal Rights Amendment by TFBPW
Periodicals
Nike Notes, August 1977. San Antonio BPW
The Seventh Flag, November 1980. Arlington BPW
Texas Bar Journal, December 22 1963
Texas Woman, 1962 - 1978
The Texan Woman, May 1973
Widening Horizons, March/April 1969
ELR in '72, newsletter by Hermine Tobolowsky, Legislative Chairman. Issues 1 - 5, July 1971 - August 1972
Articles and Essays
"Legal Discrimination Against Married Women in Texas" by Harriet V. Morrow, 1960. Thesis, North Texas State College.
"Oh Thank Heaven for Amendment #7: Introducing ELR to the Public" by Jonathan Shipley. ELR report, 1972
"The Texas ERA and the Family Code: Litigation Ahead" by John J. Sampson in the Texas Tech Law Review
Analysis of Amendments H.J.R. 7 (Homestead Protection - Single Adult) and S.J.R. 13 ($3,000 Ad Valorem Tax Exemption - Single Adult) Both Amendments relate to Homesteads.
News clippings, 1962 - 1979
Pamphlets and Ephemera
"ABC's of Legal Justice in Texas" by Hermine Tobolowsky "A Film For Texans"
"Are Women People?"
"Are You a Married Woman in Texas..."
"Es Usted Muj er Casada..."
"ERA" by Hermine Tobolowsky
"Felicidad es...Igualidad..."
"For Men Only"
"Happiness is Equality"
"Legal Discriminations Against Women in Texas" "Legal Equality..."
"What is ELR?"
"When is Your Homestead not Your Homestead under Texas Laws?" Equal Rights Amendment bumper stickers, stamps
Educational Material
"An Educational Program: The Legal Rights Amendment and the Homestead Amendment" by the Legislative Committee of the TFBPW
Texas Equal Legal Rights Amendment Kit: "Local Club President" materials, pamphlets, correspondence, handouts like "Suggestions for Promoting ELR" and "Sample Newspaper Advertisement", "ELR Promotion Calendar". These materials were distributed to promote ELR on the local level and to increase awareness of ELR in Texas by giving the local Presidents information on how to promote ERA by writing letters and running ads in local newspapers.
Reports
"Rescission Fact Sheet" from ERAmerica
"Study of the ELR Amendment" by Hermine Tobolowsky
ELR reports file/folder
Miscellaneous reports
Miscellaneous
Legislative skits, Texas Equal Legal Rights Amendment "Personal Diary of Judge Downright Mean." This skit, written by Gertrude Gilliam, was performed at the District 1 Conference in Brownsville, Texas in 1968. Equal Rights Amendment skit, "Legislative Skit: Debate". This skit, written by Hermine Tobolowsky and Jane Macon, was performed at the State Convention in Galveston in 1978
Texas Equal Rights Amendment Advertisement for Amendment 7, correspondence, invoices, The Key News
Texas Equal Legal Rights Amendment and Texas Equal Rights Amendment legislators' addresses, news clipping, resume, "Facts of Interest to You" August 1970, "Miller Amendment" and results
Folder containing news clippings,1963 and pamphlets
Box
35 Equal Rights Amendment (National Movement)
In 1923, Lucretia Mott Amendment was proposed in the US Congress. It stated, "Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction." It was proposed at every congress until it passed as the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972. To ratify the amendment and make it into a law required 38 states to ratify the amendment. The National Equal Rights Amendment never gained the 38 states needed for ratification. The Equal Rights Amendment continues to be proposed before every US Congress. (Source: Roberta W. Francis, Chair, Equal Rights Amendment Task Force, National Council of Women's Organizations)
Box
34
Equal Rights Amendment Position Statement- Sarah Weddington of the Texas House of Representatives. [1974] This statement was distributed to the members of the Texas. The statement includes the Weddington statement, an informal opinion from the Attorney General's office, a brochure for Common Cause, and a paper prepared by Hermine Tobolowsky.
Box
35 Correspondence
Equal Rights Amendment Correspondence,1975 - 1980
Equal Rights Amendment memos, "How to Help" pass the Equal Rights Amendment
5 items
Literature and Reports
Books
The Promise of Equality: The Truth about the Equal Rights Amendment by the District of Columbia Federation of Business and Professional Women, July 1976
Rediscovering American Women: A Chronology Highlighting Women's History in the United States by the Highland Lakes BPW. Historical facts from 1587 to 1981.
Writings
"A Brief Argument in Favor of the Equal Rights Amendment..." by the Civil and Political Rights Committee of the President's Commission on the Status of Women, April 1963
"ERA Background Material" by the NFBPW
"The Impact of the State ERA" by Margaret Wagers, October 1976
Periodicals
Congressional Digest, June/July 1977
The Hoosier Business Woman, November 1974
National Business Woman, January/ February 1971, October 1977
On and Off the Record, 1971 - 1973
Threshold to New Horizons, July 1978
Women Lawyers Journal,Winter 1971
Articles
News clippings, 1972 - 1980
Equal Rights Amendment News release
2 items
Reports
"The ERA-- Senator Ervin's Minority Report and the Yale Law Journal" by Citizen's Advisory Council on the Status of Women, July 1972
"The ERA and Alimony and Child Support Laws" by Citizen's Advisory Council on the Status of Women, January 1972
"ERA for Equal Rights Under Law" by Marguerite Rawalt and Women's Equity Action League, May 1976
"The ERA and the Military" by NFBPW, Equal Rights Amendment office
"ERA and Women's Role in the Bible: A Working Paper" by NFBPW, Equal Rights Amendment Office,1982
Excerpt from the testimony of John Harmon, Assistant District Attorney. November 1,1977. Attached, an excerpt from "The Possible Effect of HJ Res. 638 on the Power of States to Rescind Prior Ratification" prepared by John Harmon, October 31,1977.
"In pursuit of Equal Rights: Women in the Seventies" edited by Mary E. Brooks with Susan Tenenbaum contributing. From the League of Women Voters
"Interpretation of the ERA in Accordance with Legislative History" by Citizen's Advisory Council of the Status of Women, January 1974
"May a State Legislature Rescind Its Ratification of a Pending Constitutional Amendment?" by Brenda Feigen Fasteau and Marc Feigen Fasteau in the Harvard Women's Law Journal, Spring 1978
"Osta Underwood's Reply to Stop ERA" by Osta Underwood
"Statement on Extending the Ratification Period for the Proposed ERA" by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, November 8,1977
Miscellaneous reports
Pamphlets and Ephemera
Equal Rights Amendment Pamphlets
"200 Years in Long Enough"
"Bringing Home Equality"
"Equality"
"The ERA: A Lifetime Guarantee"
"The ERA: Ratification and the Seven-Year Provision"
"ERA means Equal Rights for Men and Women"
"For Full and Permanent Equality... The Equal Rights Amendment "How and Why to Ratify the ERA"
"National Legislative Platform 1978 - 79"
"The Promise of Equality: The Truth about the ERA
"What's Your ERA IQ?"
"Who Will Defend America?"
"Why ERA is in Trouble in the South"
"Women: More Active Citizens"
"Your Legislature and You"
Handouts
"What is ERA?" handouts
National Legislation Award
National Business Woman's Week1963
Letter from John F. Kennedy, NFBPW informational bulletin
International Women's Year, 1975
TX correspondence, Newsletter "National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year", Pamphlets, Background information, News release, Schedule of briefings from distinguished women in government
National Women's Conference, 1977
The National Women's Conference was a large conference on women's rights that took place in November of 1977 in Houston. It was the first convention of its size and scope since 1848. 17,000 - 22,000 people attended. Many issues were discussed including the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, lesbian rights, childcare, education, rape, and minority women. Despite general agreement on most issues, the conference ended on a sour note when the non feminist delegates walked out after allegedly not being given a fair opportunity to express their views. Within a year of the conference, the CIS congress granted a three-year extension for ratification of Equal Rights Amendment. (Source: Handbook of Texas)
National Women's Conference correspondence, periodical/program "Justice for Women", proposed plan of action, Program "American Women on the Move", schedule, Official Report to the President, the Congress, and the People of the United States. 1977
Equal Rights Amendment Ratification Assembly at the National Women's Conference. National Business Woman, program, general information, correspondence, 1977
Miscellaneous
Equal Rights Amendment rescission materials. Correspondence, Marguerite Rawalt, October 30, 1974 and news clippings
3 items
Political Action Committee (PAC), National Federation of Business and Professional Women. Correspondence, "BPW Action" media packet

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Series 10: State Conventions

Box
36
1926 Fort Worth: Program
1927 San Antonio: Program
1928 Abilene: Program, reports
1929 Temple: Program
1930 Harlingen: Minutes, reports
1931 Amarillo: Program
1932 Dallas: Program
1933 San Angelo: Program
1934 San Antonio: Program, Reception program
1935 Mineral Wells: Program
1936 Houston: Speeches, reports
1937 El Paso: Reports
1938 Fort Worth: Program, registration
1939 Beaumont: Program
1942 Corpus Christi: Program
1943 Wichita Falls: Program
1946 Amarillo: "Proceedings of the Convention"
1947 San Antonio: Program
1948 Dallas: "Proceedings of the Convention"
1949 Houston: Program
1950 Austin: Program
1951 El Paso: Program
1952 Fort Worth: Program
1953 San Antonio: Program
1954 Beaumont: Program
1955 Brownsville: Program
1959 Tyler: Program
Box
37
1961 Abilene: Program
1960 Houston: Program, reports
1962 San Antonio: Program
1963 Corpus Christi: Minutes, reports
1964 Fort Worth: Program
1965 Houston: Program
1966 San Antonio: Convention notebook
1967 Dallas: Program
1969 Galveston: Program, reports
Box
38
1970 Amarillo: Program
1971 Fort Worth: Programs
1973 El Paso: Convention notebook, reports
1974 San Antonio: Program
1975 Dallas: Program, Notebook with notes and reports
1976 Brownsville: Program
1977 Fort Worth: Program
Box
39
1978 Galveston: Program, correspondence, reports, handouts, Madam President: This is Your Year
1979 Lubbock: Program, correspondence, reports
1980 San Antonio: Program, Annual Reports, reports, handouts, correspondence, San Antonio Tourist information brochures
1980: Wilma Comfort Correspondence and reports
1980: Committee Correspondence, reports, scrapbook contest information, Leadership Development Handbook
1981 Dallas: Programs, Leadership Development Program, handouts, reports
1981: Betty Suther, Convention Chairman, folder. Contains correspondence, reports, pamphlets, handouts
Box
40
1982 Houston: Program, reports, plans, correspondence
1984 El Paso: Programs, reports, Achievers
1985 Dallas: Program, reports, minutes, notes, correspondence, 1984 - 1985 Achievers
1986 San Antonio: Program, reports, handouts
1987 Austin: Program
1988 Waco: Program
1989 Fort Worth: Program
Box
41
1990 Corpus Christi: Program
1992 Grapevine: Program
1993 San Angelo: Program
1994 Wichita Falls: Program
1995 Austin: Program
1996 Houston: Program
1997 San Antonio: Program
1998 Corpus Christi: Program
1999 Wichita Falls: Program
2000 San Antonio: Program
General
1977: State Convention Procedures

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Series 11: Printed Material

Box
42 Directories
1969 - 1970
1971 - 1975
1977 - 1999
2000 - 2004
1996: Speaker's Directory
Manuals, 1941-1983
Handbooks
1965 - 1966: Handbook for District Directors
1979: Handbook for State Officers
1987, 1991: BPW Orientation Handbook
Handbook for Club Presidents
Box
43 Publications
BPW Coloring Book, Committee reports
Federation Projects booklets
1959
1968
1983, "Women Helping Women"
Free to be...Healthy...Wealthy ...and Wise, a personal information and goals booklet distributed by TFBPW, 2004
"Introducing the TFBPW Clubs, Inc." pamphlets
Minnie L. Maffett Scientific Fellowship Fund booklets, contains rules governing the award
Public Relations Manual, prepared by the State Public Relations Chairman, 1973 - 1974
State Leaders: Planning Today for Tomorrow, 1982 - 1983
Women View Their Working World: Based on a study in Mental Health for the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women,1963
Box
44 Periodicals
Texas Woman (BPW/Texas Magazine) Correspondence and files. (Box- 33)
Independent Woman, 1954
The Link, 2000, 2001
National Business Woman, 1961
Program Pointers, 1964
Program Preview, 1964 - 1965
The Southwest Association News, October 1976
TFBPW Clubs Foundation, Inc. 2001
Texas Foundation, April 2001
TX State Reporter, 1977
Widening Horizons, May/June 1968
Fliers
"If You're a Married Woman in Texas"
"Pay Your Poll Tax"
"Minnie L. Maffett Scientific Foundation Fund"
News Clippings
November 19,1922: "Ft Worth BPW is organized"
News clippings attached to paper, 1925
"Women in the Professions", Dallas, April 1927
January 25,1931: "Texas Woman prints Interesting Issue"
1946: "Clippings from Cleveland Papers on BPW Convention July 6-12,1946"
1948: NFBPW Convention in Ft Worth
1952 - 1956
1952 - 1966
1968 - 1978
1981 - 1983
Undated news clippings, 31 items

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Series 12: Miscellaneous

Box
45 Photographs
Past State Presidents
District Directors
Award Recipients
Visit to M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital
Minnie L. Maffett Dedication Ceremony, 1964
National Business Women's Week Proclamation Signings
"Fair Day"
Convention Photographs
1925: Waco
1928: National Convention in New Orleans
1929: National Convention at Mackinac Island. Panoramic (Box - 46)
1954: National Convention in St. Louis
1975: Dallas
1976: Brownsville
1978: Galveston
1980: San Antonio
1985: Dallas
Miscellaneous Photographs
Box
46 Old Printing blocks. 11 items. Some are labeled, Hermine Tobolowsky. Texas Woman, 4 items, Miriam Coleman, Minnie L. Maffett
National Convention, 1963: Slides with narration. 27 items
Box
Oversize Minnie L Maffett watercolor portrait, color. Actual portrait (16"x20"), with matting (20"x25")
Box
47 Certificates/Awards
Citations: NFBPW (to TFBPW)
Expansion Citation, 1946-1953, 1955 - 1956.
8 items
"Excellent Overall State-wide Program", July 1950
"Overall Achievement in the Public Affairs Program",1951 - 1952
"Work Well Done in Political Activity, Alerting the Membership to Individual Political Responsibility and Bringing Forward Qualified Women for Public Office",1951 - 1952
"Creditable Achievement in Promoting the Recruitment of Women in the Armed Services",1951 - 1952
"Third Place in Work Done in its `Campaign of Truth' Espousing the Ideals and Principles of True Americanism",1951 - 1952
Certificate of Merit, July 25,1967
Awards from the NFBPW Women's Foundation (to TFBPW)
Foundation Contribution Award. 1972 - 1973
Ship of Commerce Foundation Contribution, July 20,1987, July 27,1988, July 27,1989, July 25,1990, July 29,1992
Highest Contribution Foundation Award, July 20, 1987, July 27,1988, July 27, 1989. July 29,1992, July 1994
District Awards
Certificate of Appreciation for BPW Clubs, District 11 from the American Cancer Society
District Achievement Citation to District 11 from NFBPW. April 1,1961
General Awards (to TFBPW)
Women's Activity Award from the Texas Safety Association.1970
Certificate of Appreciation from C.F. Brewer High School,1976 - 1977
"President's Citation for Private Sector Initiatives Awards this Citation to The Chloe Monroe, M. D. Anderson Tumor and Cancer Fund for Outstanding Service to the Community and Finding Innovative Private Solutions to Public Problems", July 23,1987
Certificates
Proclamation from the Mayor of Fort Worth declaring National Business Women's Week, October 20 - 26,1974
Official Memorandum from the State of Texas, Office of the Governor declaring National Business Women's Week, October 21 - 27,1990
Poem, "The President's Prayer". Illuminated and engraved
Ephemera
Totes
"Improving Quality of Life: The AIM Companies". Cream bag and blue colored strap and words.
"BPW: A Choice for the Future", TFBPW Fort Worth Convention, 1989. Cream bag and red colored strap and words.
`BPW Texas New Horizons for Working", 1990. Cream bag and green colored strap and words.
"Business and Professional Women". Black with red, white and blue letters.
Plaques (to TFBPW)
1962,1963: Texas Chapter of Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc.
1984: The University of Texas MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute Community Award
NFBPW Plaque with a poem, "Collect" by Mary Stewart. 1986 - 1987 themes
Pins
TFBPW/ MDA. Green and Gold, shaped like a key. 10 items, individually wrapped.
TFBPW/ MDA. Green, Gold, and White, shaped like a star. 15-items, individually wrapped.
TFBPW/ MDA. Blue, White, and Gold. Ovals with the shape of the State of Texas imprinted on them. Says, "Member Assistance Program". 1998 - 1999.3 items, individually wrapped
Chloe Monroe MDA "Tree of Life". Green on gold circle. With the shape of a tree imprinted on it, individually wrapped
Buttons
BPW/Texas: Membership Sponsor I.M.A.D.,1997 - 1998. White, green and black, circle.
18 items
"Vote Woman Power" BPW/ USA. White, green and purple square.
1 item
Pendants
MD Anderson Cancer Research. Gold circles
Bicentennial pendant, "Spirit of '76" #768
Miscellaneous
NFBPW Seals. Small circles, green on gold. Larger circles, orange on gold, with the NFBPW logo on them
NFBPW (BPW/USA) prepaid calling card
NFBPW plate, green NFBPW logo on silver plate
Sticker, "BPW/Texas Celebrates Texas ERA: 25 Years of Women's Equality" 1972 - 1997.
3 items
"BPW Heritage". List of Past State President of TFBPW
"Victory Scroll in Tribute to Hermine Tobolowsky". Transparency on a gold background with a green cut out fitted over it.
"BPW House Rules"
BPW of Bowie, TX. Handmade, small, cloth bag,1981
Box
48 Video and Audio Cassettes
Video
Speak Up for ERA, by BPW/USA,1984
Tobolowsky
BPW Future and You
Lee and Betty and Rodie, June 15,1985
Opening Session, Convention [1985]
Friday June 14, 1985, State Convention, Dallas
Lee, Betty Foundation, June 14, 1985, State Convention
Louise Woy, 1984 - 1985
Audio
NFBPW Training Session, February 10,1983. 8 tapes
Leadership/Membership Training Session by the NFBPW. 7.5 i.p.s. mono
1977 Convention, Ft Worth. 4 tapes
1977 Convention, Galveston, 5 tapes
1978 Convention, Galveston. 12 tapes
1979 - 1980 from the recording secretary for the Executive Board and Convention. 14 tapes
AIM Monthly Audio Journal, February 1997
Box
49 Scrapbooks
Includes Scrapbooks and Printed Pages from Scrapbooks
"Business Women to Meet Here Friday". Transcribed article from the Ft Worth Star Telegram,June 25,1920
"Sisters, Sisters I've Been Thinking..." Song,1921
The Curtain Club, play program, [1927]
News clippings and materials from a scrapbook,1929
Contents of a scrapbook including photos, news clippings and programs,1929
South-Central Regional Meeting, 1930
"Regional Convention of BPW Clubs in Session" news clipping. Hot Springs New Era, October 17,1930
"International Banquet" program, October 18, 1930

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Series 13: District

Box
50 General Files
"Local Organization Resource Kit 1986 - 1987" from BPW/USA, the National Federation of Business and Professional Women or NFBPW, contains letter to the Presidents of state BPWs, Resource Manual for Local BPW Presidents, 1986 - 1987, "Leadership Agenda", "1986 - 1987 Resources for Local Organizations, National Award forms and information, 1985 - 1986 National Legislative Platform, BPW LISA Leader, March 1986 publication, Project 2012 fact sheet, information for state and local organization treasurers
Club Organization Information kit, includes "How to Organize a Local Club", Finance Manual, Manual of Bylaws and Procedures for 1974, and model club bylaws with proposed changes for 1978.
Treasurer
Leadership Workshop Finance Manualby Peggy Brooks, Treasurer/Finance Chairman, assisted by Wilma Comfort, Executive Director. Finance information for a club, district, board, or in general with examples
Club President Correspondence, 1981 - 1982
Club Treasurer Duties
District Officer Qualifications and Responsibilities
Hand book for Club President
District Director
District Directors biographical information, 1982 - 1983. Cover says Wilma Comfort
District Director Correspondence, 1982 - 1988
District Director newsletter, 1979 - 1990.
Handbook for District Directors 1965 - 1966
"So You've Been Elected District Director..." District Director duties.
2000 - 2001 District Directors notebook. Contains information relating to the duties and responsibilities of a District Director
"How to Run a Club..." Skit enclosed with letter from Dorothy Innerarity, Chairman of the Program Committee, to the District Directors
Box
50 Conference
1985: District Conference Checklist
1986: District Conference representative reports for districts; 3, 5, 6, 8,10, 12, 13,14,15.
1987: District Conference representative reports for districts; 2, 6, 7, 8,10,11.
District 2 Officers list, District 11 "President's Meeting" agenda, Registrants list.
2 items
1983 - 1985: District reports to TFBPW (Box 51)
1984 - 1985: Membership Transmittals (Box 51)
Box
52 Business and Professional Women Districts
District 1:
Report,1987
Call to Convention, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1990
District 2:
Bulletin,1943
Program,1934 - 1935
Newsletter, 1987, 1989 - 1990, 2001
Call to Convention, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1999
Director reports,1989 - 1990
District 3:
Correspondence,1984
Newsletter 1980 - 1981, 1983 - 1985, 1989-1990
Convention program,1985
Call to Convention,1980 - 1987
Invitation to Personal Development Seminar,1981
Folder containing handouts and information from the 1972 District Conference
Box
53 - 62 District 4:
Conference Program,1928
Photograph from 1959 District Conference
District files (reports, membership information, committees, local club and state correspondence, awards, state projects, programs), 1972 - 1990
Correspondence, 1979 - 1980
Newsletter,1979 - 1980, 2001
Box
52 District 5:
Handouts, 2001
Newsletter, 1989 - 1990
Call to Convention, 1983, 1991
Box
63 District 6:
Report, 1987
Call to Convention, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1987
Scrapbooks from Margarine Beaman, District Director. 1978 - 1979, 1979 - 1980,1980 (There are loose pages.)
Box
52 District 7:
Newsletter, 1980, 1987, 1991
Call to Convention, 1981
Conference Schedule, 2000
Box
64 & 52 District 8:
Scrapbook from Mary Ethel Dunn, District Director, 1959 - 1960
Newsletter, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1991
Call to Convention, 980,1983 - 1984,1987,1991
Reports and Correspondence, 1987
Box
District 9:
Newsletter, 1989 - 1992
Call to Convention, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1990
Box
65 - 66 District 10:
District files, 1978 - 1990 (reports for district, state, and local club, handouts, printed materials, awards, minutes, District Conference information for 1981, 1985 and 1987, reports, bylaws, correspondence, forms, and manuals for 1989 - 1990)
District Director Notebooks, 5 items, 1982 - 1988.
Box
67 - 73 District 11:
History, 1979
District Files, 1975 - 2003. Contains reports, printed materials, correspondence, conference information, award information, minutes, and handouts.
District Notebooks, 10 items. 1994 - 2003
Box
52 District 12:
Newsletters, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1989 - 1990, 2000
Call to Convention, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1991
District 13:
Conference Program, 1987, 1988, 1990
Correspondence, 1988
Minutes, 1989
Reports, 1989
Call to Convention, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1991
District 14:
Newsletter, 1984, 1988 - 1990
Directory, 1993 - 1994
Call to Convention, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1991
District 15:
Newsletter, 1980 - 1985, 1987-1988, 1991
Directory, 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 1998 - 1999
Report 1987 - 1988
Call to Convention, 1980, 1981 , 1987

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Series 14: Region

In 2003, BPW/Texas reorganized the Districts into Regions.
Box
74 State Region Files
Region 4: Conference Program, September 13, 2003
Region 6: Conference File, September 27, 2003

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Series 15: Local Organization

Local Business and Professional Women Clubs
Local organizations by town: Most files contain miscellaneous records that may include one or more of the following. A few of the local organizations hold extensive records, i.e. Fort Worth, Angleton, Garland, and others, with an indication of the number of boxes.
Application for membership
Charter, Constitution, Bylaws, Standing Rules
Correspondence with headquarters, district officers
Yearbooks
Club programs
Annual Reports
History
Club newsletter
News clippings
Directories
Invitations/Announcements Minutes
Reports
Box
75 Abilene
Abilene All American BPW Club
Abilene BPW, Inc.
Alice
Alice BPW Club
Amarillo
Amarillo BPW Club
Center City BPW Club of Amarillo
Anahuac
Anahuac BPW Club
Andrews
Andrews BPW Club
Box
81 - 82 Angleton
Angleton BPW Club (Founded November 15, 1947). 2 boxes Name changed to Brazoria County BPW in 1998
Correspondence
Bylaws
Scrapbooks, 1951 - 1981.9 items
Notebook with minutes, 1972 - 1989
Arlington
Arlington BPW Club
Athens
Athens BPW Club
Atlanta
Atlanta BPW Club
Austin
Austin Federated BPW Club, Inc.
Capital City Federated BPW Club
United BPW of Austin
Azle
Azle BPW Club
Baird
Baird BPW Club
Ballinger
Ballinger BPW Club
Bastrop
Bastrop BPW Club
Bay City
Bay City BPW Club
Baytown
Baytown BPW Club, Inc.
Beaumont
BPW Club of Beaumont, Inc.
Golden Triangle BPW Club of Beaumont
Spindletop BPW Club of Beaumont
Beeville
Bee County BPW Luncheon Club of Beeville
Beeville BPW Club
Bellaire
BPW of Bellaire
Bellville
Bellville BPW Club
Belton
Belton BPW Club
Big Spring
Big Springs BPW Club
Bonham
BPW Club of Bonham
Bowie
Bowie BPW
Brady
Brady BPW
Heart of Texas BPW Club of Brady
Brazosport
BPW Club of Brazosport
Bridge City
Bridge City BPW Club
Brownfield
Brownfield BPW Club
Sandy Loan BPW Club of Brownfield
Brownsville
Brownsville BPW Club
Southmost BPW Club, Inc. of Brownsville
Bryan/College Station
Bryan-College Station BPW Club
Burleson
Burleson BPW Club
Burnet
Highland Lakes Area BPW Club of Burnet
Cameron
Cameron BPW Club
Carrollton
Carrollton BPW Club
Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek BPW Club
Center
Center BPW Club
Childress
Childress BPW Club
Clarksville
BPW Club of Clarksville
Cleburne
Cleburne Area BPW
Cleburne BPW Club
Collin County
Collin Co. BPW
Colorado City
Colorado City BPW Club, Inc.
Commerce
BPW Club of Commerce
Copperas Cove
Copperas Cove BPW Club
Corpus Christi
BPW Club of Corpus Christi
Downtown BPW Club of Corpus Christi
N.E.W. BPW Club of Corpus Christi
Corsicana
BPW Club of Corsicana
Crandall-Combine
Crandall-Combine BPW Club
Box
76 Crockett
Crockett BPW Club
Box
106 Crowley
Crowley BPW Club
Scrapbook,1980 - 1981
Box
76 Daingerfield
Daingerfield BPW Club
Dallas
BPW Club of Dallas, Inc.
Diamond Park BPW Club of Dallas
Downtown Dallas Noon BPW Club
East Dallas BPW Club, Inc.
Metro-South BPW Club of Dallas
Mexican American BPW Club of Dallas
North Dallas BPW Club
Northeast Dallas Noon BPW Club
Oak Cliff BPW Club, Inc. of Dallas
Southwest BPW Club of Dallas
Town North BPW Club of Dallas
Scrapbook, 1974 - 1975 (Oversize -76)
White Rock BPW Club of Dallas
Wynnewood BPW Club of Dallas
Del Rio
BPW Club of Del Rio
Denison
Denison BPW Club
Progressive BPW Club of Denison
Texoma BPW Club, Inc., of Denison
Denton
See Mss. 25, 241, or 525 for Denton BPW
Denton BPW Club
Noon BPW Club of Denton
Dickinson
Dickinson BPW Club
Dumas
Dumas BPW Club
Edinburg
Edinburg BPW Club
El Paso
El Paso BPW Club
Mt. Franklin BPW Club of El Paso
Ennis
Ennis BPW Club
Eustace
Eustace Area BPW Club
Falfurrias
Falfurrias BPW Club
Farmers Branch
Farmers Branch BPW Club
Fort Worth
BPW Club of Fort Worth, Inc. 9 boxes
Box
83 - 90 Books 1922 - 1940,1951 - 1975 (Vo. I contains portrait album)
Box
91 Irene Miller Presidential Scrapbook,1956 - 1957 with loose materials, pages, and photographs
Daisy Young Presidential Scrapbook, 1974 - 1975
Teresa Dann Presidential Scrapbook,1982 - 1983
Membership cards,1950 - 1980
Box
92 Bylaws Standing Rules
Bulletins,1956 - 1981
Correspondence,1978 - 1980
Bluebonnet Notes -Newsletter,1985 - 1989
Meeting Programs,1929 - 1997
Yearbooks,1929 - 1990
Guestbook, June 8,1982
Poetry Contest booklets,1933 - 1990
Programs,1924 - 1982
Keynoter Group records,1955 - 1973
Song Sheet (12 assorted songs in a pamphlet form)
Box
93 BPW Fort Worth Scrapbook,1957 with loose materials
Box
Oversize BPW Fort Worth Scrapbook,1945 - 1946
Box
106 Scrapbook, 1941 - 1942, 1960 - 1961
Rapp Scrapbook,1969 - 1970
Box
76 Cultural District BPW of Fort Worth
La Hispana BPW Club of Fort Worth
Lone Star BPW Club of Fort Worth
Meadowbrook BPW Club of Fort Worth
Metropolitan BPW Club of Fort Worth
North Fort Worth BPW Club
Northeast BPW Club of Fort Worth
Ridglea BPW Club of Fort Worth. 1 box
Box
94 "City of Ft. Worth Boards and Commissions", January 1980
Club Notebook, 1981 - 1982, 1984 - 1985, 1986 - 1987
Committee files,1980 - 1986 News Clippings,
June 1983 "Personal Development Outlook",1967 - 1968
Workshop Information,1983 - 1986
Box
Oversize Scrapbook,1993 - 1994
Box
76 River Oaks BPW Club Fort Worth
Box
95 - 97 South Fort Worth BPW Club. 3 boxes
Scrapbooks, 1959 - 1960, 1970 - 1971, 1974 - 1975
Box
76 Westside BPW Club of Fort Worth
Box
77 Freeport
Freeport BPW Club
Gainesville
Gainesville BPW Club
Galveston
Galveston County BPW of Galveston
Galveston Noon BPW Club
Garland
BPW Club of Garland. 4 boxes
Box
98
History
Correspondence, 1970 - 1971
Minutes, 1963 - 1992
Reports, 1990 - 1992
Handouts, 1985 - 1993
Packets (Program, Membership), 1982 - 1992
Committee Files, 1991 - 1992
Bylaws, Membership, Program Committee Materials
Newsletter, 1963 - 1965,1990
Yearbooks, 1964 - 1988,1991
Pamphlets, Certificates, Pendants/Pins, Calendar
Notebooks
Box
99 Minutes, 1947 - 1980
Membership, 1981 - 1993
Box
100 Award Application, 1981 - 1992
Young Career Woman Committee/ ERA and Legislative, 1980 - 1981
Club, 1982 - 1983
Box
101 Club, 1983 - 1991
Box
77 Gatesville
Gatesville BPW Club
George West
George West BPW Club
Gilmer
Gilmer BPW Club
Gladewater
Gladewater BPW Club
Granbury
Granbury BPW Club
Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie BPW Club
Grapeland
Grapeland BPW Club
Greenville
Greenville BPW Club
Hunt County BPW Club of Greenville
Gregg County
Gregg County BPW
Harlingen
Harlingen BPW Club
Haskell
Haskell BPW Club
Hempstead
Hempstead BPW Club
Henderson
Henderson BPW Club
Hillsboro
Hillsboro BPW Club
Houston
Bayou North BPW Club of Houston
BPW Club of Houston, Inc.
Hispanic BPW Club of Houston
River Oaks BPW Club of Houston
San Jacinto BPW Club of Houston
Spring Branch Memorial BPW Club of Houston
Hughes Springs
Hughes Springs BPW Club
Huntsville
Huntsville BPW Club
Hurst
Metro BPW Club of Hurst
Jacksboro
Jack County BPW Club of Jacksboro
Jacksonville
Jacksonville BPW Club
Jacksonville BPW Evening Club
Jacksonville Noon BPW Club
Jasper
Jasper County BPW Club of Jasper
Justin
Justin BPW Club
Kerrville
Hill County BPW Club of Kerrville
Kilgore
Kilgore BPW Club
Killeen
Killeen BPW Club
Kingsville
Kingsville BPW Club
Kountze
Kountze BPW Club
La Grange
Fayette County BPW Club of La Grange
La Marque – Texas City
La Marque – Texas City Noon BPW Club
Lampasas
Lampasas BPW Club
Box
Lancaster
Lancaster BPW Club
Las Colinas
BPW Club of Las Colinas
Lewisville
Lewisville BPW Club
Pacesetters BPW Club of Greater Lewisville
Livingston
Alabama-Coushatta Indian BPW Club of Livingston
Box
102 BPW Club of Livingston. 3 boxes
Minutes, 1966 - 1978, 1985 - 1994
Records, 1977 - 1978, 1986 - 1993
Photographs, 1987 - 1995
Correspondence, 1990 - 1995
Reports, 1992 - 1994
Box
103
Forms, 1992 - 1997
Correspondence, 1993 - 1998
Records, 1993 - 1997
Minutes, 1995 - 1996
Annual Reports, 1995 - 1997
Bank Statements, 1995-1998
BPW Local Organization President's Handbook, 1996
Reports, 1996 - 1999
BPW Local Organization Action Planner, 1998 - 1999
Box
104
Correspondence, 1998-2000
Miscellaneous documents
Videocassette. 2 items
Box
77 Lockhart
Caldwell County BPW Club of Lockhart
Lockney
Lockney BPW Club
Longview
BPW Club of Longview
Loraine
BPW Club of Loraine
Louise
Louise BPW Club
Lubbock
BPW Club of Lubbock
Caprock BPW Club of Lubbock
Lufkin
Lufkin BPW Club
Box
78 Marlin
Falls County BPW Club of Marlin
Marshall
Marshall BPW Club
McKinney
McKinney BPW Club
Memphis
Memphis BPW Club
Mesquite
Mesquite BPW Club
Mexia
Mexia BPW Club
Midland
Midland BPW Club
Tall City BPW Club of Midland
Uptown Chapter BPW Club of Midland
Mineral Wells
Mineral Wells BPW Club
Monahans
Monahans BPW Club
Mount Pleasant
BPW Club of Mount Pleasant
Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon BPW Club
Box
105 Nacogdoches
Fredonia BPW Club of Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches BPW Club.1 box
Award Information,1997
Club Notebook, 1996 - 2000. 2 items
Correspondence,1998 - 1999
Financial Information,1995 - 2001
Guest Book, November 18,1998
Minutes
Minutes Notebook, 2000 - 2001
Newsletter,1996
Box
78 Nederland
Nederland BPW Club
Box
77 New Boston
New Boston BPW Club
New Braunfels
Mexican American BPW Club of New Braunfels
New Braunfels BPW Club
Odessa
Odessa BPW Club
Olney
BPW Club of Olney
Orange
Orange BPW Club
Riparian BPW Club of Orange
Palestine
Noon BPW Club of Palestine
Palestine BPW Club
Palestine Evening BPW Club
Pampa
Pampa BPW Club
Panhandle
Panhandle BPW Club
Paris
Paris BPW Club, Inc.
Pasadena
Greater Pasadena BPW Club of Pasadena
Pearsall
Frio County BPW Club of Pearsall
Pecos
Pecos BPW Club
Perryton
Perryton BPW Club
Pharr/San Juan/Alamo
Tri-City BPW Club of Pharr, San Juan and Alamo
Pilot Point
Pilot Point BPW Club
Pittsburg
Pittsburg BPW Club
Pittsburg Noon BPW Club
Plainview
BPW Club of Plainview
Plano
Plano BPW Club, Inc.
Port Arthur
Evening BPW Club of Port Arthur
Port Arthur BPW Club, Inc.
Port Isabel
Laguna Madre BPW Club of Port Isabel
Port Neches
BPW Club of Port Neches
Portland
Portland BPW Club
Pottsboro
Pottsboro BPW Club
Box
79 Quanah
Quanah BPW Club, Inc.
Richardson
Richardson BPW Club, Inc.
Robstown
Robstown BPW Club
Rockport
Rockport BPW Club
Rockwall
Rockwall BPW Club
Rosenberg
Rosenberg BPW Club
Round Rock
Round Rock Federated BPW Club
Rusk
Cherokee Noon BPW Club of Rusk
Rusk BPW Club
San Angelo
Concho Valley BPW Club of San Angelo
San Angelo BPW Club
San Antonio
BPW Club, Inc. of San Antonio
Mexican American BPW Club of San Antonio
Mission City BPW of San Antonio North
Alamo City BPW Club of San Antonio
Northwest BPW Club of San Antonio
River City BPW Club of San Antonio San
Antonio Suburban BPW Club Southeast
BPW Club of San Antonio
San Benito
San Benito BPW Club
San Marcos
San Marcos BPW Club
Sealy
Sealy BPW Club
Seguin
Seguin BPW Club
Seminole
Seminole BPW Club
Seymour
Seymour BPW Club
Shamrock
Shamrock BPW Club
Sherman
Daytimes BPW Club of Sherman
Sherman BPW Club, Inc.
Silsbee
Silsbee BPW Club
Sinton
Sinton BPW Club
Smithville
Smithville BPW Club
Stamford
Stamford BPW Club
Stephenville
Cross Timbers BPW Club of Stephenville
Sulphur Springs
BPW Minute Managers of Sulphur Springs
Sulphur Springs BPW Club
Sweetwater
Sweetwater BPW Club
Taylor
Taylor Federated BPW Club, Inc.
Temple
BPW Club of Temple
Texarkana
Red River BPW Club of Texarkana
Box
80 Texas City
Texas City BPW Club
Texas City Noon BPW Club
Troup
Troup BPW Club
Tulia
Tulia BPW Club
Tyler
Downtowners BPW Club of Tyler
Tyler BPW Club
Tyler Evening BPW Club
Universal City
Town and Country BPW Club of Universal City
Uvalde
Uvalde BPW Club
Vernon
Vernon BPW Club
Waco
Down-Town Waco BPW Club
Waco BPW Club
Weatherford
BPW Club of Weatherford
Wellington
BPW Club of Wellington
Weslaco
Mid-Valley BPW Club of Weslaco
Weslaco BPW Club
Wharton
Wharton County BPW Club of Wharton
Whitesboro
Whitesboro BPW Club
Whitewright
South Grayson County BPW Club of Whitewright
Whitney
Whitney BPW Club
Wichita Falls
Metropolitan BPW Club of Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls BPW Club, Inc.
Winnsboro
Winnsboro BPW Club
Woodsboro
BPW Club of Woodsboro
Woodville
Woodville BPW Club

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Series 16: National Federation of Business and Professional Women

Box
107 General
National Campaign, Geraldine R. Eidsen ran for 3rd Vice President, correspondence, financial information, pamphlets, and fliers relating to Geraldine R. Eidsen's run for 3rd V.P. 1972-1973. Invitation to Geraldine Eidsen's inauguration, News clipping relating to Eidsen as President of the NFBPW in 1978, 'BPW leader's concern is women - their rights, their careers, their attitudes", Ft Worth Star Telegram, August 21, 1978
Money Transmitted from TFBPW local clubs to NFBPW, 1979-1981 Correspondence, 1978 - 1980, 1982, 1988 - 1989
Recommendations for Texas women to take national positions, 1978 - 1979,1980 - 1981
Appointments and endorsements for positions from Texas members of the NFBPW, 1980 - 1981, 1982 - 1983
Nomination forms with attachments for the BPW National Membership Award, 1984. Organized in a folder by Reba Malone, Membership Chairman of TFBPW
Strategic Long Range Planning (SLRP) Committee handouts, poll. 1987 - 1988
Proposed resolutions and bylaw changes, 1989
Resolutions, 1978.
4 items
Ephemera
Audio tape, "On the Road to Ratification", 1984
Slides, "The Foundation Story". 15 slides
Box
108 Printed Materials
Training Paraphernalia
Individual Development Plan Course One by the NFBPW, 1968
Individual Development Plan Course Two by the NFBPW, 1968
Individual Development Plan Advanced Course by the NFBPW, 1968
Getting Ready to Ratify ERA: A Workbook, from NFBPW, 1984
"Leadership Training", 1984 - 1985
Packets containing handouts, correspondence, National Business Woman, Feb/Mar 1984, 3 packets
Manage Your Organization/Manage Your Life: Leadership Training Program
Long Reports
The Invisible Worker in a Troubled Economy by the National Council on the Future of Women in the Workplace as a project of the NFBPW
Leadership: A Dimension in Democracy, by NFBPW for National Business Women's Week, October 7 - 13
Directory
BPW Leadership Directory, 1994 - 1995,1997 - 1998
Handbook
Speak Up: Join BPW. 1983
Manual
BPW Action Manual, by the NFBPW and the TFBPW,1995
Protocols and Proprieties, 6 items, one of which is blue and bound without the same front cover as the other 5
NFBPW Handouts
"Do you know how to accept the responsibility of full partnership?"
"Draw these extra dividends from the club's investment in `Resources of Leadership'
"ERA Extension",1978
"Membership Aids: Mailing Info"
"Membership Certificates"
"Model Club Bylaws", September 1977
"Program Department: Free Materials" order form, May 1978
"Questionnaire on the Individual Development Plan"
"A Quiz on the United Nations?"
"State Treasurer/ Executive Secretary Order Form",1978-1979
"What do you Know About Yourself?"
"What is Attitude?"
NFBPW Reports
Annual Report, 1973 - 1974
"Better Pay for Women AGENDA"
"BPW Heritage Investment",1964
"Challenge of Action: Public Relations"
"Glossary of Congressional Terms",1964
"How to: Sound Personnel Practices", October 1956
"Legislatively Speaking"
"Leaving an Imprint", July 1976
"Member Benefits", February 1985
"National Representatives to State Conventions, 1978 - 1979"
"Past State Presidents- Texas" October 31, 1978
Women Helping Women, 1984 - 1985, 1986 - 1987
"Women in Action: Finance Workshop", July 1976
"Women in Action: Treasurer's Workshop", July 1976
Periodicals
BPW/USA Leader, September 1981- November 1985
Business Woman Magazine, Summer 2001
California Woman, Winter 1984 - 1985
Colleague's Chronicles, February 1989
Focus on Foundation, September 1987
Hurrah!, 1988-1989
The Nike, November 2000
Program Preview, Number 2 and Number 18
Speak Up: Join BPW, January/February 1985
Torchlight, Fall 2001
Widening Horizons, 1985
Women at Work, Summer 1984, Fall 1985, Fall 1986, Spring 1987
Women Helping Girls With Choices, January 1990
General
Women's Agenda Conference II, Press clippings, 1989
Nike Kit, 1985
News clipping, "Know Your America Week"
News release, `BPW Sets Political Action Course". May 5
News release, "BPW Members Support Pro-Choice". 1989
Song, "The Collect"
Stickers, "The ERA and the U.S. Constitution"
Box
108 Conferences
Mid- year Conference
1977: President's report, January 28, 1977; National Board of Directors agenda, January 28-29,1977
Box
108 South-Central Regional Conference
1940- New Orleans, LA: Program
National Convention
1922- Chattanooga, TN: Correspondence, July 18,1922. Report of the National Education Committee, July 14,1922
1923- Portland, OR: Call to "Fifth Annual Convention", June 8,1923; proposed amendments
1929- Mackinac Island, MI: "Official Route" and transportation and hotel possibilities, July 8-13,1929. On a scrapbook page.
1931- [Pittsburgh, PA] : Dance card with small pencil attached by a green string for the Virginia Ball in the Mosque Ball Room
1946- Cleveland, OH: Program; news clippings on scrapbook pages, July 7-12
1948- Ft Worth, TX: Convention program, July 4-9,1948; program for Texas Rodeo describing Texas and the contributing committee members who helped with TFBPW with the National Convention, July 9,1948; program for a Sally Speedway Luncheon from the Indiana Federation of BPW, honoring Sally Butler, July 9,1948; folder of news clippings; information used to help plan the convention; Planning Committee correspondence with attached reports,1947; Planning and Mechanics Committee correspondence with reports; "Recommendations of the Nation President" by Marian Argo; and the "Report of the Committee on a Memorial to the Past Presidents of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc." by Charl Ormond Williams, June 22,1948
1961- Chicago, IL: Proceedings of the Convention, July 23-27,1961
1963- Dallas, TX: Proceedings of the Convention, July 14-18,1961; convention program; program for the Installation of Officers ceremony; National Business Woman,January, April, June, and July of 1963; Texas Woman, May/June 1963; Ruth Fox (Contact Chairman) folder containing photographs, 4 items; news clippings from the Dallas Times Herald and The Oak Cliff Tribune on scrapbook pages; Texas Woman,August 1963; invitation to a tea; handout made into a flip book that describes the important facts of the convention made by Ruth Fox; receipts and club contributions for the convention; Chicago convention budget; advice to and obligations for the next convention city, Detroit; and invitations and programs for the convention activities
1965- Washington, DC: Convention program, July 25-29,1965
1971- Cleveland, OH: Membership Bulletin
1973- Miami Beach, FL: Membership Bulletin
1976- Denver, CO: Past National Presidents; Final Report of the 1976 National Convention, July 22-24,1976
1978- San Juan, Puerto Rico: Convention program; calendar of awards; forms, handouts; correspondence; National Legislative Platform, 1977-1978; recommendations; Texas Roundup correspondence and financial information; and Texas Activities agenda
1979- Boston, MA: National Officers roster, 1978 - 1979; order information for the convention; Federation Study Committee reports and recommendations
1982- San Antonio, TX: Model Club Bylaws
1983- Columbus, OH: Proposed amendments for the National Bylaws
1988- Albuquerque, NM: National Business Woman, December/January 1988; National Business Woman ad rates; request form for a state function at a national convention; Board of Directors/Executive Committee meeting reports and handouts with notes; Board of Directors meeting, agenda, rules, bylaws with proposed changes, financial statements, and handouts; Texas Roundup and Texas Barbeque correspondence, newsletter, bills, catering contract, invitation, proposed budget, and list of participants and their contributions
1989- Detroit, MI: Calendar of events; hotel reservations form; convention registration form; form to bid for the 1995 national convention; Diamond Jubilee Fund information; resolutions; questionnaire sent to Myra Schmidt and Darlene Watson from Glynis Holm Strause and Reba Malone, asking what occurred at the convention; printed materials; fliers; BPW/USA Miller Memorandum for July 1989; BPW/USA News; program, The Michigan Business Woman for July 1989; The Motor City Messenger for July 25 and 26 and 27,1989; invitations to state functions; National Legislative Platform 1989-1990; Pamphlet "Historic Women of the Michigan Theme Trail", Texas Roundup and Barbeque information, memos; visitor's map; Texas Roundup for February and April 1989; correspondence; contract agreements; form requesting a TX state function at the national convention; Handbook for the National Contact Chairman, and correspondence relating to the National Contact Chairman
2004- Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Invitation to the Texas Barbecue, July 16, 2004

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