Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

Denton Benefit League Records

An Inventory to the Collection


Creator: Denton Benefit League.
Title: Denton Benefit League Records
Date: 1975 -
Abstract: Legal documents, financial records, minutes, 1975-2007, president’s and ball chairman’s notebooks covering the activities and service projects of this Denton, Texas women’s volunteer association.
Location: Mss 860
Size: 5 cubic feet.
Archives Texas Woman's University, The Woman's Collection

Historical Note

Established in 1974, the Denton Benefit League (DBL) operates as a service organization for women that promotes volunteerism among its members and raises funds for non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-political agencies. As of 2008, DBL has given the community almost $3 million in funding distributed among 160 local organizations which work in the fields of social service, education, historical preservation and artistic endeavors. Funds are primarily raised through the annual Charity Ball, a special Tabloid section of the Denton Record-Chronicle, and other activities.


Arrangement of the Records

Series 1 : Legal and Financial Documents
Series 2 : Administrative Records

Related Material

Mss 548


Access to the Collection:

Open for research.

Publication and Copyright Statements:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Coordinator for Special Collections. Where copyright is unclear, all responsibility must be assumed by the user.

Administrative Information


Donated by the Denton Benefit League, July 17, 2008

Processed/Encoded by:

Ann Barton, 2008

Detailed Description of the Collection


Legal and Financial Documents

Box Description
1 State of Texas Secretary of State: Charter No: 355191, 1975 State of Texas Comptroller: Sales Tax Exemption, 1976 IRS 501©(3) Tax Exemption, 1976
Auditor’s Reports: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985.
Minutes (in 3-ring binders) 1975-1976 thru 1985-1986; 1986-1987; 1987-1988; 1988-1989; 1990-1991; 1991-1992; 1992-1993.
Box Description
2 Minutes (continued) 1993-1994; 1994-1995; 1995-1996; 1996-1997; 1997-1998; 1998-1999.
Box Description
3 Minutes (continued) 1999-2000; 2000-2001 and 2001-2002; 2006-2007. (2002-2006 located in Mss 548)


Administration Records

Box Description
4 President’s Notebooks (in 3-ring binders) 2004-2005; 2005-2006.
Ball Chairman’s Notebooks (in 3-ring binders) 1985, 1986, 1987.
Box Description
5 Ball Chairman’s Notebooks (continued) 1998, 1990, 1991, 1997.



Tabloids from the Denton Record-Chronicle for 1997, 2007, and 2008 have been added to Mss 548, Box 8.