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Faculty Women's Club Records, 1952-1994
- Faculty Women's Club
- Faculty Women's Club Records
- 1952-1994 (inclusive)19521994
- 1.5 cubic feet
- Collection Number
- MG369 (collection)
- Notebook of policies and procedures, minutes, treasurer's records, membership directories, and recprds covering special events and projects of the Faculty Women's Club which was active on the University of Idaho campus from 1913 to 1993.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Faculty Women's Club was founded in 1913 as a social organization to promote sociability among its members and further the interests of the university. Although membership was open to both female faculty members and wives of faculty members at the University of Idaho, the majority of the members in later years were wives and widows of retired faculty. Regular club meetings were held quarterly, but special interest groups met once or twice a month. As part of its association with the Idaho Federation of Women's Clubs, which membership the club resigned in 1988, the Faculty Women's Club sponsored an auxiliary organization for student wives called the Dames Club, as well as assisting at several annual public service projects such as the campus blood drives. The club also hosted the annual Senior Reception for graduating seniors and their parents. Until 1965 they also served the annual Commencement Tea. One of the biggest events of the social year was the Spring Fashion Show. Due to lack of interest among its members, less than half of the 80 members invited to the December 1993 tea came, the club voted at that meeting to disband. Their silver tea service was donated to the U of I president's house and the remaining china and silverware was auctioned, with the proceeds going to an endowment fund providing scholarships for Idaho women attending the University.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This group of records of the Faculty Women's Club span the years 1952 to 1994, with the bulk of the material covering the decade of the 1980s. They include administrative records such as minutes & financial reports, and information on special projects undertaken by the club.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The series arrangement in this record group follows the arrangement of the earlier group, i.e., two series, Administrative and Special Projects.
The Administrative records, 1952-1994, contain club constitutions and records of the officers, including the president's notebook of policies and procedures, secretary's minute books, and treasurer's records. Also included are membership directories, annual programs, and material concerning the Idaho Federation of Women's Clubs which the FWC was associated with until 1988.
The second series contains material relating to the club's annual social gatherings such as the fall tea, newcomers welcome, and fashion show. Also included is a scrapbook of club activities from 1958-1985.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I. Administrative , 1952-1994Return to Top
President's notebook of policies, procedures, etc.
Installation of officers and president's speeches
Notes from past presidents to new
Secretary's minutes and notes
Treasurer's records: Financial journals
Inventory of silver, etc., in Faculty Lounge
Murphey Favre account
Reports and budgets
Addresses and membership directories
Correspondence between board members
Idaho Federation of Women's Clubs
Series II. Special Projects , 1957-1991Return to Top
Fall tea and interest groups sign up
Newsletters and other mailings
Special community events
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Women -- Idaho -- Moscow -- Societies and clubs -- Records and correspondence
- Women in community organization
- University of Idaho. Faculty Women's Club