Church Women United Records, 1925-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Church Women United. Boise, Idaho
Title
Church Women United Records
Dates
1925-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.0 linear feet, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS 016
Summary
Constitution, minute books, and a scrapbook from Church Women United of Boise, Idaho, an interdenominational Christian women's organization. Collection also includes records of the organization’s Legislative Committee for the Victims of Domestic Violence, which lobbied to fund shelters for domestic violence victims in Idaho and helped coordinate the Coalition for Victims of Domestic Violence.
Repository
Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
1910 University Drive
Boise ID
83725
Telephone: 208-426-3958
archives@boisestate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Inter-Church council of women formed in Boise, Idaho in 1925, holding its first meeting on December 10, 1925 at the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) building. The organization was known successively as the Inter-Church Council of Women (until 1949), the Boise Council of Church Women (1949-1957), and the United Church Women of Boise (1957-1967). In 1967 the group joined the national Church Women United organization. In 1981 and 1982 a Legislative Committee for Victims of Domestic Violence worked to have a bill passed that would fund shelters for domestic violence victims in Idaho.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Constitution, minute books (1926-1934, 1943-1953), and scrapbook (1941-1977) of the Interdenominational Christian women's organization; formerly known as the Inter-Church Council of Women (until 1949), Boise Council of Church Women (1949-1957), United Church Women of Boise (1957-1967), and Church Women United in Boise (since 1967).

Collection also includes correspondence, minutes, press releases, clippings, and other records relating to the organization’s Legislative Committee for the Victims of Domestic Violence, which lobbied for a bill to fund shelters for domestic violence victims in Idaho and helped coordinate the work of the Coalition for Victims of Domestic Violence.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[item description], Church Women United Records, Box [number] Folder [number], Boise State University Special Collections and Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-3 Coalition for Victims of Domestic Violence 1981-1982
1 4 Programs 1933-1960
1 5 Bylaws 1977
1 6 Secretary's Book 1925-1934
1 7 Secretary's Book 1943-1953
2 Scrapbook 1941-1977

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Boise (Idaho)--Societies, etc.--Religion
  • Boise (Idaho)--Societies, etc.--Women
  • Christian women--Idaho
  • Constitutions
  • Family violence--Law and legislation--Idaho
  • Idaho--Societies, etc.--Religion
  • Idaho--Societies, etc.--Women
  • Interdenominational cooperation--Idaho
  • Scrapbooks
  • Women’s shelters--Idaho
  • Women--Idaho--Societies and clubs