Gustavus Women’s Club.  Collection, 1926-1986.

GACA Collection 22



Gustavus Women’s Club.  Collection, 1926-1986.  GACA Collection 22.  1 records center carton.


ABSTRACT:

The Gustavus Women’s Club collection consists of organizational records documenting the group’s activities from its founding in 1926 through 1986.  Materials include minutes, financial documents, yearbooks, histories, event calendars and flyers, and information about programs sponsored by the women.  Members organized in 1926 and named their group The Dames Club of Gustavus.  It served literary and social purposes and gave “the . . . faculty and . . . wives of the faculty members an opportunity to become acquainted [and] to promote activities for the benefit of the institution.”  The organization’s name was later changed to the Faculty Women’s Club and finally to the Gustavus Women’s Club.  It is unclear when the group became inactive.


SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The Gustavus Women’s Club collection documents the organization’s activities from 1926 through 1986.  Materials are organized into five categories: Administration (1947-86), Charities and Scholarships (1949-85), Events (1957-86), Financial (1926-86), and Minutes (1926-60).


RESTRICTIONS:

There are some restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


COLLECTION CITATION:

Gustavus Women’s Club.  Collection, 1926-1986. GACA Collection 22, Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:

Jeff A. Jenson processed this collection and developed the finding aid during October 2007.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Gustavus Adolphus College--Faculty Women's Club--Records.
Women--Societies and clubs.


GACA Collection 22

Box

Folder

Administration, 1947-1986

Constitution and By-Laws, 1951-1967 and undated

1

1

Correspondence, 1947-1961

1

2

Correspondence, 1948-1986

1

3

History of Club, 1940, 1960s, and 1970s

1

45

Membership Lists, 1957-1980

1

4

Scrapbook, 1975-1977

1

5

Yearbooks, 1956-1977

1

6

Charities and Scholarships, 1949-1985

Charity, 1976

1

7

Check Register Stubs, 1971-1977 (concerns scholarships)

1

8

Christian Children’s Fund, 1958-1978

1

9

Correspondence about Scholarships, 1984

1

10

Eden Nichols, Correspondence, Photographs, and Programs, 1950 (related to his concert for the Scholarship Fund)

1

11

Letters to Scholarship Committee, 1949-1985 (Restricted)

1

12

Memorial Gifts, 1977-1978

1

13

Scholarship Applications and Letters, 1975-1979 (Restricted)

1

14

Scholarship Letters, 1961 and 1980-1983 (Restricted)

1

15

Events, 1957-1986

Christmas Dinners, 1975-1981

1

16

Decathlon, 1957

1

17

Dinner Dance, 1982-1983

1

17

Event Flyers, 1976-1986 and undated

1

18

Faculty Merry Go-Round, 1958-1960

1

20

Open House and Silver Tea, 1972-1973

1

21

Plant Sale, 1975 and 1979

1

22

Program Committee, Correspondence and Reports, 1963 and 1971-1974

1

23

Programs and Publicity, pre 1966 and undated

1

24

Programs and Publicity, 1966-1970

1

25

Programs and Publicity, 1971-Spring 1980

1

26

Programs and Publicity, Fall 1980-September 1984

1

27

Skating Party, 1975-1983

1

28

Style Show, 1971

1

28

Tour of Homes, 1969-1970

1

29

Tour of Homes, 1971-1972

1

30

Tour of Homes, 1973-1974

1

31

Tour of Homes, 1979

1

32

Tour of Homes, 1980-1981

1

33

Tour of Homes, 1982-1984

1

34


Financial, 1926-1986

Cashbook, 1926-1947

1

35

Cashbook, 1978-1984

1

36

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1950-1986

1

37

Reports, 1947-1981

1

38

Subscription Sales, 1952-1979

1

39

Treasurer’s News, 1971-1978

1

40

Minutes, 1926-1960

1926-1940 April

1

41

1926-1947 May, Materials previously removed from minutes books

1

42

1940 October-1947 May

1

41

1947 October-1960 May

1

43

1960 October-1981 May

1

44