University Wives records
04.UW

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
University Wives records
ID
04.UW
Date [inclusive]
1916-1998
Extent
6.8 Linear feet 4 record center cartons, 2 archive boxes, 1 oversize box
Language
English
Abstract
The University Wives, also known as the Faculty Dames/Faculty Wives, was established at Michigan State Normal College in 1916. Membership was open to any spouses of University faculty, and their activities included the organization of campus-wide events to support faculty and staff, particularly new faculty members and their families. Eventually membership was expanded to include spouses of professional staff as well as faculty. The  University Wives records includes materials produced by the Faculty Dames/Faculty Wives/University Wives society at Eastern Michigan University. The date range of the materials is approximately 1916 to 1998, with the bulk of the material being dated 1916 to 1990.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative history

The University Wives, also known as the Faculty Dames, was established at Michigan State Normal College in 1916. Membership was open to any spouses of University faculty, and their activities included the organization of campus-wide events to support faculty and staff, particularly new faculty members and their families. In 1959, following the College name change to Eastern Michigan University, the Faculty Dames voted to change their society name Eastern Michigan Faculty Wives. In 1965 the society's constitution was changed to include spouses of professional staff as well as of faculty, and the name was changed to University Wives. At a meeting on March 4, 2001, members of "Eastern Michigan Wives and Associates (formerly EMU Faculty Wives) voted to become part of the Eastern Michigan university Women's Association."

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Scope and Contents

The University Wives records includes materials produced by the Faculty Dames/Faculty Wives/University Wives society at Eastern Michigan University. The date range of the materials is approximately 1916 to 1998, with the bulk of the material being dated 1916 to 1990.

The University Wives records have been divided into four series:  Administration and history,  Membership,  Programs, and  Publicity and Outreach. The Administration and history series includes materials pertaining to the founding and operations of the society, particularly meeting minutes, officers' reports, and financial materials. The Membership series includes rosters of members, obituaries of former members, and membership directories. The Programs series includes materials related to the programming and activities of the society, such as their Antique Interest sub-group, the Creative Cookery project, and the society's silver service. The Publicity and Outreach series includes materials produced and distributed by the society, including photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and pamphlets.

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Arrangement of Materials

The University Wives records have been divided into four series:  Administration and history,  Membership,  Programs, and  Publicity and Outreach. The Administration and history series includes materials pertaining to the founding and operations of the society, particularly meeting minutes, officers' reports, and financial materials. The Membership series includes rosters of members, obituaries of former members, and membership directories. The Programs series includes materials related to the programming and activities of the society, such as their Antique Interest sub-group, the Creative Cookery project, and the society's silver service. The Publicity and Outreach series includes materials produced and distributed by the society, including photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and pamphlets.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 May 11

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-2673
lib_archives@emich.edu

Revision Description

 Addition of Treasurer records 2015 February 12

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty.
  • University women
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Collection Inventory

Administration and history 1916-1991 

Box Folder

Constitution 1972-1973 

1 1

Original meeting minutes 1916-1958 

Box Folder

 1916-1925 

1 2

 1925-1931 

1 3

 1931-1937 

1 4

 1939-1958 

1 5-6

Transcribed meeting minutes 1916-1951 

Box Folder

 1916-1939 

1 7-8

 1939-1951 

1 9-10

Treasurer 

Box Folder

Audit Committee Report 

6 1

Bank Statements 1985-2000 

6 2-3

Correspondence 

6 4

Deposit Book 1995-1999 

6 5

Final Papers 2000-2001 

6 6

Financial data 1954-1962 

1 11

Ledger Book 1982-1995 

6 7

Membership 

6 8-9

ID Number 

6 10

Receipts 1988-1991 

1 12

Report 1997-1998 

1 19

Scholarship 

Box Folder

General Information 

6 11

Committee Notebook 

7 1

 1989 

7 2

 1990 

7 3

 1991 

7 4

 1992 

7 5

 1993 

7 6

 1994 

7 7

 1995 

7 8

 1996 

7 9

 1997 

7 10

 1998 

7 11

 1999 

7 12

Secretary Reports 1973-1977 

Box Folder

 1973-1974 

1 13

 1976-1977 

1 14

Program Chairman Reports 1972-1976 

Box Folder

 1972-1973 

1 15

 1973-1974 

1 16

 1974-1975 

1 17

 1975-1976 

1 18
Box Folder

75th Anniversary of University Wives 1991 

1 20

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Membership 1954-1996 

Rosters 1988-1990 

Box Folder

 1988-1989 

1 21

 1989-1990 

1 22
Box Folder

Obituaries 1945-1970 

1 23

Presidents 1916-1988 

1 25

Directories 1954-1996 

Box Folder

 1954-1959 

1 26

 1960-1970 

1 27

 1970-1980 

1 28

 1980-1989 

1 29

 1989-1996 

1 30

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Programs 1952-1990 

Box Folder

 1952-1962 

1 31-32

 1962-1971 

1 33-34

 1972-1980 

2 1-3

 1980-1990 

2 4-8

 1990-2000 

2 9

Creative Cookery notebook 1978-1991 

2 10

Correspondence 1986-1990 

2 11

Antique Interest Group 1978-1989 

2 12

Silver Serving set 

Box Folder

Documentation 1931-1999 

2 13
Box Object

Coffee pitcher with lid and stand 

3 1

Sugar bowl with lid 

3 2

Cream pitcher 

3 3

Coffee dispenser/urn 

4 1

Tray engraved with pattern 

5 1

Tray engraved with pattern 

5 2

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Publicity and Outreach 1979-2002 

Box Folder

 Clippings 

2 14

Pamphlets and Brochures 

2 15

Photographs 

2 16

Scrapbook 1971-1972 

2 17

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