Women's Association records
04.WA

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Women's Association records
ID
04.WA
Date [inclusive]
1940-1997
Extent
5.8 Linear feet 5 record center cartons, 2 archive boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Women's Association of Eastern Michigan University was founded in November of 1914 by female faculty members in order to pursue professional, political, civic, cultural, philanthropic, and social activities. The Women's Association records include materials from the Eastern Michigan University Women's Association, also known as the Contemporary Club and the Faculty Women's Club. The records date from approximately 1914 to 2004, and include materials regarding the organization's history and administration, founding, financial records, presidential records, scholarships, publicity materials, and event materials.

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 Women's Association of Eastern Michigan University was founded in November of 1914 by female faculty members in order to pursue professional, political, civic, cultural, philanthropic, and social activities. In December of 1914 the decision was made to call the group the  Contemporary Club, though in 1925 the name was changed to the  Faculty Women's Club. The Association joined with the Wayne State University Women's Commission on the Status of Women in 1972 in order to protest sex discrimination, and eventually the Eastern Michigan University  Women's Commission was formed. The organization was also instrumental in establishing the Women's Studies program. In 1977 membership was expanded to include any female employees of the University and the name was changed to the Eastern Michigan University Women's Association.

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Scope and Contents

The Women's Association records include materials from the Eastern Michigan University Women's Association, also known as the Contemporary Club and the Faculty Women's Club. The records date from approximately 1914 to 2004, and include materials regarding the organization's history and administration, founding, financial records, presidential records, scholarships, publicity materials, and event materials.

The Women's Association records have been divided into five series.  Administration and History includes materials regarding the founding and functions of the organization; this series also includes the financial records of the organization.  Presidential files include materials left in original order that have been organized chronologically by Presidential terms.  Scholarship files are also in original order, arranged chronologically. The  Publicity and Outreach series includes materials that were published and distributed by or for the organization.  Programs and Activities includes materials regarding the sub-groups within the Women's Association, as well as materials from events and activities.

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Arrangement of Materials

The Women's Association records have been divided into five series.  Administration and History includes materials regarding the founding and functions of the organization; this series also includes the financial records of the organization.  Presidential files include materials left in original order that have been organized chronologically by Presidential terms.  Scholarship files are also in original order, arranged chronologically. The  Publicity and Outreach series includes materials that were published and distributed by or for the organization.  Programs and Activities includes materials regarding the sub-groups within the Women's Association, as well as materials from events and activities.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 May 16

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

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

Processing Information note

Arranged and described by Natalie Morath on 16 May 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Women's Commission records, Associated Women Students records, University Wives records, League of Women Voters collection, and Department of Women's Studies records are housed in 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 

Officer's Reports and Notebooks 

1914-1918, 1936-1939 1914-1939 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995336)   1 1

 1918-1925 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995336)   1 2-3

 1925-1936 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995336)   1 4

 1939-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995336)   1 5

Secretary's Notebook 1998-2003 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995336)   1 6-7

President's Notebook, 1984 1984 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 21-22

President's Notebook, 1988 1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995336)   1 8-11

President's Notebook, 2000-2001 2000-2001 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 25

Association history 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995336)   1 12-13

Constitution and bylaws 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995336)   1 14

Membership 1914-1985 

 1914-1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995336)   1 15-16

 1984-1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995336)   1 17

Application materials 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995336)   1 18

Member Biographies 1969-1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995351)   5 18-19

Procedures 1984-1986 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995351)   5 20

Correspondence 2000-2004 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995351)   5 23-24

 1983-2000 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 26

 2000-2002 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 27

 2002-2007 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 28

Scholarship files 1940-2010 

 1940-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 22

 1959-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 23

 1964-1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 24

 1965-1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 25

 1966-1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 26

 1967-1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 27

 1968-1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 28

 1970-1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 29

 1979-1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 30

 1980-1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 31

 1981-1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 32

 1982-1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 33

 1983-1984 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 34

 1984-1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 1-2

 1985-1986 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 3

 1986-1987 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 4

 1987-1988 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 5-6

 1988-1989 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 7-8

 1989-1990 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 9

 1990-1991 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 10-12

 1991-1992 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 13-14

 1992-1993 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 15

 1993-1994 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 16

 1994-1995 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 17

 1995-1996 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 18

 1996-1997 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 19

Publicity and Outreach 1983-2009 

Events 1997-2009 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 1

Event Guestbook 1987-1999 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 2

Event invitations 1993-2010 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 3

Clippings 1994-2004 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 4

Newsletters 1984-2009 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 5

Fundraising 2004-2007 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 6

Logos 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023995351)   5 29

Website 2000-2001 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023995351)   5 30

 1997-1998 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 20

 2004-2007 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 21

Sample forms 1961-1967 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995344)   4 22

Awards and Publicity 1979-2007 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995344)   4 23

Receptions 1976-2012 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995344)   4 24

Genevieve Walton Loan Fund 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995344)   4 25

Financial records 1969-2004 

Audit reports 1976-1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 31

Checking Account 1987-1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 32

Savings Account 1987-1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 33

Vera North Estate 1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 34

Banner Accounts 2003-2004 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 35

Contributions 1987-1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 36

Development Fund 1987-1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 37

Treasurer's Reports, 1969-1972 1969-1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989016)   6 1-2

Treasurer's Reports, 1973-1975 1973-1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989016)   6 3

Treasurer's Reports, 1979-1983 1979-1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989016)   6 5

Treasurer's Reports, 1983-1984 1983-1984 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989016)   6 6

Treasurer's Reports, 1985-1986 1985-1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989016)   6 7
    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989024)   7 1

Treasurer's Reports, 1986 1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989024)   7 2

Receipt Book, 1976-1978 1976-1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989024)   7 3

Receipt Book, 1978-1980 1978-1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989024)   7 4

Receipt Book, 1980-1982 1980-1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989024)   7 5

Receipt Book, 1982-1983 1982-1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023989024)   7 6

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Presidential files 1953-2007 

Myra Herrick 1953-1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 1

Gertrude Montgomery 1957-1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 2

Ruth Fenwick 1958-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 3

Helen B. Rudin 1959-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 4

Erline Reynolds 1960-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 5

Mary Robek 1961-1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 6

Agnes Rogers 1962-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 7

Normajean Bennet 1963-1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 8

Marguerite Grills 1964-1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 9

Martha M. Verda 1965-1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 10

Jean Bidwell 1966-1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 11

Lorene Hall 1967-1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 12

Jean Sundquist 1968-1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 13

Ruth Fenwick, 2nd Term 1969-1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 15

Leona P. Berry 1970-1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 16

Margaret Seabert 1971-1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 17

Joanne Hansen 1972-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 18

Joanne Burns 1973-1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 19

Brigitte Muller 1974-1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 20

Joan Bowe 1975-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 21

Mary McCarthy 1976-1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 22

Pam Reeves 1977-1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 23

Irene Allen 1978-1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 24

Irene Allen, 2nd Term 1979-1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 25

Joanne Hansen, 2nd Term 1980-1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 26

Elaine Found 1981-1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 27

Twyla Mueller 1982-1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 28

Donna Schmitt 1983-1984 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 29-30

Pat Weber 1984-1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 31-32

Mary Green 1985-1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995310)   2 33

Beth VanVorrhies 1986-1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 1

Aggie Rainwater 1987-1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 2

Joan Schiller 1988-1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 3

Joan Schiller, 2nd Term 1989-1990 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 4

Twyla Mueller-Racz, 2nd Term 1990-1991 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 5

Cathy Day 1991-1992 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 6

Sharon Robertson 1992-1993 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 7

Sharon Robertson, 2nd Term 1993-1994 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 8

Sharon Robertson, 3rd Term 1994-1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 9

Joanne Burns 1995-1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 10

Joanne Burnes, 2nd Term 1996-1997 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 11

Konnie Kustron 1997-1998 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 12

Twyla Mueller-Racz, 3rd Term 1998-1999 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 13

Sherry Sayles 1999-2000 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 14

Rosina Tammany 2000-2001 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 15

Teri Green 2001-2002 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 16

Rosina Tammany, 2nd Term 2002-2003 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 17

Julia Nims 2003-2004 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 18

Linda Tubbs 2004-2005 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 19

Caroline Sanders 2005-2006 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 20

Susann de Vries 2006-2007 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995328)   3 21

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Programs and Activities 1932-1973 

Faculty Women's Club 1932-1952 

 1932-1946 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 7

 1949-1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 8

Tea Service photographs 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023995351)   5 9

Women's Commission 1970-1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 10-11

Affirmative Action proposal and response 1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 12-13

Contemporary Club 1918-1932 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 14

Award for the Advancement of Women 1985-1990 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 15

Keal Award 1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 16

75th Anniversary 1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995351)   5 17

Silver pieces 

Box

Platter, W.M. Rogers 

8

Coffe Pot, Camille International Silver Company 

8

Coffee pot, Camille International Silver 

8

Tray 

9

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