Guide to the Soroptimist International of Missoula-South Records, 1978-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Soroptimist International of Missoula-South
Title
Guide to the Soroptimist International of Missoula-South Records
Dates
1978-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear feet, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
Mss 879
Summary
This collection consists of records from the South Missoula chapter of Soroptimist International, an international women's service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. The collection contains administrative records, photographs and memorabilia from events, 1978-1990s.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Soroptimist (a name coined by combining the Latin words soror "sister" and optimus "best", and can be taken to mean "best for women") was founded in 1921 in Alameda County, California. Montana’s Soroptimist International of Missoula – South chapter chartered March 29, 1978. This branch began a variety of community service programs including assisting with the local battered woman’s shelter, scholarship pageants, and youth seminars. By 2005 the organization was no longer active.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes many photos, dating between 1978 and 1990, showing various members and member functions; newsletters written and sent out by the chapter president; correspondence between members; and files relating to a variety of community outreach programs, including a Regional Youth Seminar.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transfered to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

Soroptimist International of Missoula-South Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Administrative Files, 1978-1990Return to Top

0.3 linear feet

This series contains information on bylaws, orgainzational procedures, newsletters and seminars

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Bylaws of Soroptimist of Missoula-South Operating Files
1979 and undated
1/2
Community Service
1979-1983
1/3
Correspondence
1978-1986
1/4
Memorabilia and conference material
circa 1982
1/5
News Clippings
1978-1990
1/6
Newsletters
1979-1986
1/7
Northwestern Regional Youth Seminar
1981-1985
1/8
Soroptimist International Guides and Procedures
1981-1982

Series II:  Photographs, 1980sReturn to Top

0.2 linear feet

The photographs are of events, parties, officer installations and Soroptimist fundraisers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/9
Photographs
circa 1980s
1/10
Photograph album pages
1980s
1/11
Slides and negatives
undated

Series III:  Scrapbook, 1978Return to Top

0.5 linear feet

The scrapbook contains photographs, invitations, letters and assorted memorabila.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
OS 2
Scrapbook
1978

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Women--Montana--Missoula--Societies and clubs
  • Women's shelters--Montana--Missoula
  • Women--Services for--Montana--Missoula
  • Corporate Names :
  • Soroptimist International of Missoula--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Missoula (Mont.)--Social conditions--20th century