Women in Communications, inc. Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1929-2016  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Women in Communications, inc. Seattle Professional Chapter
Title
Women in Communications, inc. Seattle Professional Chapter records
Dates
1929-2016
Quantity
20.88 cubic feet (25 boxes and 1 vertical file)
Collection Number
4118
Summary
Records of a national journalism honorary society
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Association for Women In Communications (AWC) began as Theta Sigma Phi, a journalism honorary society. Theta Sigma Phi was established on April 8, 1909 by female students in the Journalism program at the University of Washington. The purpose of Theta Sigma Phi was to bring together women in journalism, honor women who distinguish themselves in journalism, and raise standards and improve working conditions for women in the profession. The society soon grew into a national organization with strong roots in the Seattle and Washington State, where chapter officers served as national officers until 1934.

In October 1972, the national society's name was officially changed to Women In Communications, Inc., which reflected its changing role as less honorary society and more professional organization; in 1996, the name again changed to Association for Women in Communications.

The AWC Seattle Professional Chapter and Alumnae Chapter sponsored annual recognition events known as "Matrix Table" from 1931 to 1999, which honored "Women of Achievement" in the region. Similar Matrix Table events were held at other campus chapters of AWC as well. The funds raised through the Matrix Table were used for scholarships. After 1999, Matrix Table honors were replaced by Communicator of the Year awards. At present, the Seattle Professional Chapter awards several student scholarships annually, as well as the Georgina MacDougall Davis Founders Award, which was established in 1976.

Theta Sigma Phi also supported the Hospitalized Veterans Project, which began in the 1940's, through 1970.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of a Seattle chapter of a journalism honorary society and records of the national organization, Women In Communications including correspondence, minutes, publications, publicity, event materials, project files, administrative files and other information.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Organized into 8 accessions.

  • Accession No. 4118-003, Women in Communications, inc., Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1931-1992
  • Accession No. 4118-004, Women in Communications, inc., Seattle Professional Chapter records, circa 1963-1993
  • Accession No. 4118-005, Women in Communications, inc., Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1929-2000
  • Accession No. 4118-006, Women in Communications, inc., Seattle Professional Chapter records, circa 1980-2000
  • Accession No. 4118-007, Women in Communications, inc., Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1992-2000
  • Accession No. 4118-008, Association for Women in Communications. Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1960-1967
  • Accession No. 4118-009, Association for Women in Communications, Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1937 - 2009
  • Accession No. 4118-010, Association for Women in Communications. Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1983-2016

Processing Note

Processing levels vary.

Related Materials

Also available in Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries: Association for Women in Communications Records, Manuscript Collection Number 4521


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4118-003: Women in Communications, inc., Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1931-1992Return to Top

12.25 cubic feet (13 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, publications, convention, files, reports, photographs, directories, workshops and seminars, handbooks, scrapbooks, memorabilia, audio and video tapes.

Records of a Seattle chapter of a journalism honorary society and records, 1933-1991, of the national organization, Women In Communications. Includes publications, correspondence and other material related to the Hospitalized Veterans' Writing Project, 1954-1973, supported by Theta Sigma Phi.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Barbara Krohn, 3/19/1990.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series 1: Seattle Professional Chapter
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 4118-003
Historical Features
1/2 4118-003
Organizational Features
1/3 4118-003
Constitution and By-Laws
1971-1990
1/4-8 4118-003
General Correspondence
1950-1990
1/9-12 4118-003
Executive Board minutes
1966-1991
1/13-19 4118-003
Regular Meetings minutes
1949-1985
1/20 4118-003
Dinner and Spaghetti Meetings minutes
1957-1974
1/21-24 4118-003
Year End Reports: Chapter Activities (and Master Plan Evaluations)
1948-1984
1/25 4118-003
Year End Reports: President Elect
1973-1979
1/26 4118-003
Year End Reports: First Vice-President
1967-1968, 1976-1977
1/27 4118-003
Year End Reports: Second Vice-President
1975-1979
1/28 4118-003
"State of the Chapter" report
1974-1978
1/29 4118-003
Membership Committee reports
1958, 1978, 1982
1/30 4118-003
Nominating Committee reports
1/31 4118-003
Secretary's Year-end reports
1973-1979
1/32 4118-003
Historian's reports
1966-1983
1/33 4118-003
Scholarship Committee reports
1978
1/34 4118-003
Other Committees' reports
1957-1990
1/35-36 4118-003
Matrix Table Convention Papers
1934-1984
13/1 4118-003
Programs to Golden Anniversary Banquet
1959
2/1-3/4 4118-003
Matrix Table Convention Papers
1985-1989
3/5 4118-003
Matrix Table General Chair's Book
1987
3/6 4118-003
Matrix Table General Papers Concerning 1988-1989
1988-1989
3/7 4118-003
Master List of Persons Honored at Matrix Table
1937-1966
Box
OS 12 4118-003
List of Persons Honored at Matrix Table
1931-1944
Box/Folder
3/8 4118-003
Matrix Honors
1981-1982
Box
11 4118-003
Videocassette of Matrix Table
1989
Box/Folder
3/9-10 4118-003
Matrix Table Miscellaneous
3/11-21 4118-003
Press Breakfast
1954-1964
3/22-28 4118-003
Career Conference
1966-1972
3/29 4118-003
High School Career Conference
1969-1972
3/30-35 4118-003
Publicity Workshops (Clinics)
1956-1984
3/36 4118-003
Continuing Education Workshops
1980-1982
3/37 4118-003
Professional Workshops
1970-1978
3/38 4118-003
Re-entry/Part-time Work Workshop
1976
3/39 4118-003
Teachers' Workshop
1970-1971
3/40-44 4118-003
Seattle Chapter rosters
1934-1985
Box
11 4118-003
Seattle Chapter rosters
1980-1981
Box/Folder
3/45 4118-003
List of Officers and Committee Heads
1950-1991
3/46 4118-003
List of Officers and Alumnae
1956-1961
3/47 4118-003
Directories
1954-1993
4/1-16 4118-003
Membership Records
1982-1991
4/17 4118-003
Advancement Fund of WIC
1975
4/18 4118-003
Annual ASUW Communications Banquet
1958
4/19 4118-003
Artwork, Stationery, Blank Forms
4/20 4118-003
"Assignment: Journalism" (high school course)
1974-1976
4/21 4118-003
Big-Little Sisters Program
1965-1968
4/22 4118-003
Campus Liaison
1965-1966
4/23 4118-003
Chapter Marketing Guide
undated
4/24 4118-003
Clarion Awards
1974-1985
4/25 4118-003
Furnishings and Service for WIC Seattle Officer
1977
4/26 4118-003
Georgina Davis Award (Founder's Award)
1972-1983
4/27 4118-003
Gamma Alpha Chi
1953
4/28 4118-003
High School Press Project
1976-1977
4/29 4118-003
International Women's Year: Seattle Newspaper Coverage of 1975
1975
4/30 4118-003
Issues (ERA, FOI)
1978-1984
4/31 4118-003
Job Descriptions of Officer Posts in WIC
1954-1977
4/32 4118-003
Job Referral Service
1979
4/33 4118-003
Master Plan for Development
1974-1983
4/34 4118-003
"Meet the Headliners" Project
1978
4/35 4118-003
New Professionals Committee
approximately 1975
4/36 4118-003
Nomination for Jane Kilburn
1984
4/37 4118-003
Nominations of Anne Hecker
1972-1977
4/38 4118-003
Parliamentary Wise: Practical Pointers on Parliamentary Procedures
undated
4/39 4118-003
Programs Sponsored by Seattle Chapter
1971-1979
5/1 4118-003
Strategic Plan for WIC, Seattle
1983-1987
5/3 4118-003
Washington Women United
1983-1984
5/4-5 4118-003
Annual Membership Kit
1989-1990
5/6 4118-003
Annual Treasurer's Kit
1986-1987
5/7 4118-003
Membership Kit
1986-1987
5/8 4118-003
President Kit for Seattle Professional Chapter
1975-1976
5/9 4118-003
WIC's (Seattle) Dues Increase
1990-1992
5/10 4118-003
Work (Member) Kit
1934-1936
5/11 4118-003
Professional Chapter handbook
1973
5/12-16 4118-003
Publicity Handbooks
1974-1987
5/17 4118-003
Chapters manuals
approximately 1948-1956
5/18 4118-003
President of Professional Chapter manual
approximately 1976
5/19-27 4118-003
Newsletters
1971-1993
Box
OS 13 4118-003
Newsletters: Pro/Con
1981-1985
Box/Folder
5/28-38 4118-003
Financial Records
1971-1991
6/1 4118-003
Award
1976
6/2 4118-003
Program: "Women in Journalism" Banquet
1949
6/3-8, OS 13 4118-003
Photographs and Slides
undated
Box
OS 13 4118-003
Photographs (enlarged)
undated
Box/Folder
6/9-10 4118-003
Press Releases
1974
Box
OS 12 4118-003
Scrapbooks
1937-1941
OS 13 4118-003
Scrapbooks
1934-1969
Box/Folder
6/11-25 4118-003
Clippings
approximately 1930-1989
6/26 4118-003
Miscellaneous
1965-1991
6/27 4118-003
Ephemera
1970-1991
Box
11 4118-003
Chinese Stamp and Red Ink
undated
Series 2: Seattle Professional Chapter, Scholarship Committee
Box/Folder Accession
6/28 4118-003
General Materials
1961-1979
Series 3: Women in Communications (National Headquarters)
Box/Folder Accession
6/29-30 4118-003
Historical Features
6/31 4118-003
Organizational Features
6/32 4118-003
Constitution and By-Laws
1934-1972, 1981
6/33-46 4118-003
Mailings including correspondence, summaries, convention reports
1927-1948
7/1-13 4118-003
Mailings
1948-1960
7/14-15 4118-003
Reports
1942-1983
7/16-47 4118-003
National Convention including 75th Anniversary, Seattle, 1984
1981-1984
8/1-6 4118-003
National Conventions
1984
8/7 4118-003
Career Conference
1980
8/8 4118-003
National Professional Conference
1981
8/9 4118-003
Pro/Con National Conference
1982
8/10-14 4118-003
Directories and Rosters
1965-1987
8/15-9/11 4118-003
The Matrix
1918-1981
9/12 4118-003
The Professional Communicator
1986
9/13 4118-003
Alumnae-at-Large newsletters
1938-1956
9/14 4118-003
The Matrix Times newsletter
1991
9/15-19 4118-003
General newsletters
1970-1980
9/20 4118-003
Leadership Bulletin
1981-1983
9/21 4118-003
Mailing Lists
1933-1946
10/1 4118-003
Elections
1964
10/2 4118-003
Georgina Davis Historic Exhibit
1982
10/3 4118-003
Issues (ERA, FOI)
1983-1984
10/4 4118-003
Male Members
approximately 1972
10/5 4118-003
Jo Caldwell Meyer Honor Scholarship
1972
10/6 4118-003
National Logo
1973
10/7 4118-003
Nomination of Jane Kilburn for V.P.
approximately 1985
10/8 4118-003
Scholarships (national)
approximately 1956
10/9 4118-003
Rent-A-Writer (previously Tandem Helpers)
1968-1973
10/10 4118-003
Theta Sigma Phi Initiation Ceremony
undated
10/11-84 4118-003
Photographs - from chapters including clippings
undated
10/85-86 4118-003
Clippings
10/87 4118-003
Miscellaneous
1964-1982
10/88 4118-003
Ephemera
1969-1984
Box
11 4118-003
Audiocassette: Women, Men, and Media: Where Do We Go From Here?
1989
11 4118-003
Film: 75th Anniversary
1984
11 4118-003
75th Anniversary Diamond Plate
1984
11 4118-003
75th Anniversary Guest Book
1984
Series 4: Hospitalized Veterans' Writing Project
Box/Folder Accession
10/89 4118-003
Historical Features
10/90 4118-003
General Correspondence
1954-1973
10/91-11/1 4118-003
Veterans' Voices
1955-1974
11/2 4118-003
Miscellaneous Publications
1954
11/3 4118-003
Announcements and Rules of Writing Contests
1952-1970
Box
OS 12 4118-003
Certificate of Appreciation
1957
Box/Folder
11/4 4118-003
Papers for Writings Aids
undated
11/5 4118-003
Winners of Writing Contents
1953-1970
11/6 4118-003
HVWP Reporter newsletters
1951-1952
11/7 4118-003
Photographs
11/8 4118-003
Press Releases
1958
11/9 4118-003
Clippings
11/10 4118-003
Ephemera
1954-1965
Series 5: Women in Communications, Pacific Northwest Region
Box/Folder Accession
11/11-13 4118-003
General Correspondence
1973-1984
11/14 4118-003
Conferences and Conventions
1984-1985
11/15 4118-003
First Regional Meeting report
1971
Series 6: Davis, Georgina
Box Accession
11 4118-003
Notebooks
approximately 1959
11 4118-003
Scrapbook and Reminiscence
approximately 1960
11 4118-003
Audiocassette
1979
11 4118-003
Candlestick Holders
undated
Series 7: Hecker, Anne
Box/Folder Accession
11/17-19 4118-003
General Materials
1950-1984

Accession No. 4118-004: Women in Communications, inc., Seattle Professional Chapter records, circa 1963-1993Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet ( 2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Minutes (1980-1993); newsletters, publicity, project files, videotapes of MATRIX programs, and related records.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Women in Communications, Inc. 3/10/1997.

Accession No. 4118-005: Women in Communications, inc., Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1929-2000Return to Top

2.00 cubic feet (2 boxes including 3 VHS videocassettes, 3 oversize videotapes, 12 photographs, 18 slides)

Scope and Content: Minutes (1929-1940, ca 1993-1999), newsletters, programs, membership directories, clippings, videotapes of Matrix Table awards banquet.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mary Ann Fleck, 7/12/1999.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4118-005
Matrix newsletters
1991-1994
1 4118-005
Matrix general information
1 4118-005
Matrix reservations
1 4118-005
Matrix final reports
1 4118-005
Women in Communications, Inc. newsletters
1989-1999
1 4118-005
Financial Records - Profit and loss statements
1 4118-005
Financial Records - Account balances
1 4118-005
Minutes and Agenda
1 4118-005
Membership Lists
1 4118-005
Executive Board Files
1994-1995
1 4118-005
Task Force Committee
1 4118-005
Nominations
1 4118-005
Back-up Disks
1 4118-005
Directories
1997-2000
1 4118-005
Matrix Table Awards Dinner Programs
1 4118-005
Videotapes of Matrix Awards Dinners
1 4118-005
Clippings
1 4118-005
Slides and Photographs
2 4118-005
Matrix
1968
2 4118-005
Matrix Tables
1946-1961
2 4118-005
Newsletters
1969
2 4118-005
Conferences
2 4118-005
Membership Lists
2 4118-005
Minutes and Agenda
2 4118-005
Financial Information
2 4118-005
Biographical/Historical information
2 4118-005
Bulletins
2 4118-005
Photographs
2 4118-005
Clippings

Accession No. 4118-006: Women in Communications, inc., Seattle Professional Chapter records, circa 1980-2000Return to Top

1.21 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Minutes (1993-2000), newsletters, scripts and videotapes from the chapter's Matrix Table events. Also includes files from the student chapter at the University of Washington and several early items from the predecessor organization Theta Sigma Phi.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Women in Communications, Inc. 4/5/2001.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4118-006
By Laws
undated
1 4118-006
Minutes
1987-2000
1 4118-006
Newsletters
1993-1996
1 4118-006
Matrix
1979-1999
2 4118-006
Charter
undated
2 4118-006
Newsletter/Photograph
1918
2 4118-006
Ledgers
1949-1964

Accession No. 4118-007: Women in Communications, inc., Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1992-2000Return to Top

1.21 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Minutes, 1994-2000; Matrix Table programs; newsletter, 1992-99; award files; videotape of 1997 Matrix Table awards dinner, and related files of the chapter.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Women in Communications, Inc.1/17/2002.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4118-007
Women in Communication, Inc. Board minutes and information
1994-1999
1 4118-007
Association for Women in Communications Board minutes
1996-2000
1 4118-007
Association for Women in Communications Officer job descriptions
1994-1996
1 4118-007
Award for Corporate Excellence
1990-1995
1 4118-007
Communicator of the Year Award criteria and award
1998-2002
1 4118-007
Georgana Winners - various
1998
1 4118-007
Matrix Honors
1995
1 4118-007
Matrix Programs
1931-1990
1 4118-007
Matrix Speakers
1998-1999
1 4118-007
Matrix Survey
1999-2000
1 4118-007
Matrix Table Reservations
1999
1 4118-007
Membership Director - printout from online listing
2000-2002
1 4118-007
National Association for Women in Communications
1997-1999
1-2 4118-007
Newsletters
1992-1999
2 4118-007
Woman of Achievement
2000
2 4118-007
Women in Communication, Inc. 80th Birthday
1984-1989
2 4118-007
Matrix Table VHS
1997

Accession No. 4118-008: Association for Women in Communications. Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1960-1967Return to Top

0.03 cubic feet (1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Two Matrix Table programs and an alphabetical list of Seattle Chapter officers, committee members, and honorees compiled by Anne Hecker; 1960-1967, 2002.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Source: Anne Hecker, 03/25/2002

Accession No. 4118-009: Association for Women in Communications, Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1937 - 2009Return to Top

2.58 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Award files, board meeting minutes, reports, newsletters and publications,photographs, programs, correspondence, membership directories, clippings, bylaws; 1937-2009. This accession includes committee reports for the 75th anniversary National Conference in 1984 in Seattle, Seattle Matrix Table Honoree files (including invitations and guest lists, lists of honorees by category, programs) 1937-1999, Communicator of the Year award files 2001-2008, history notebooks 2000-2009, and biographical information about Anne Hecker.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Source: Nancy Wright, 04/27/2010

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4118-009
History notebooks
Scope and Content: Nine history notebooks containing photos, clippings, newsletters, brochures, correspondence, minutes, reports, membership directory, event planning, and bylaws, including two CD-ROMs.
2000 - 2009
2 4118-009
Honoree files and invitations
Scope and Content: Matrix Table honoree files by category (arts, business, education, governmant, law, medicine), invitations, lists of honorees, programs.
1937 - 1999
3 4118-009
Miscellaneous
Scope and Content: Clippings, Seattle member obituaries, program evaluation, Communicator of the Year award files 2001 - 2008, Georgina Davis Award file 1976 - 2003, invitation list, Seattle membership directories 1968 - 1998, biographical information about Anne Hecker, strategic plan for 1987, Distinguished Service Award for chapter for 1974.

Accession No. 4118-010: Association for Women in Communications. Seattle Professional Chapter records, 1983-2016Return to Top

.18 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Includes administrative documents, photographs, programs, an invitation, a flier, a regional meeting report, an event script, 75th anniversary letterhead, and a letter about the history of the Seattle Professional Chapter.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Nancy Wright, 2017-09-20

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 4118-010
Seven Founders of Women in Communications
undated
1/2 4118-010
Past presidents: 1921 to 2013
2003, 2016
1/3 4118-010
Regional Conference: flier and program
1991
1/4 4118-010
Matrix Table 1988: invitation, program, and script
1988
1/5 4118-010
Seattle Theta Sig Luncheon: photographs
1988
1/6 4118-010
75th anniversary letterhead
1984
1/7 4118-010
Regional meeting report: "Let's Talk Business"
1986
1/8 4118-010
Letter about history of Seattle Professional Chapter (from Anne Hecker)
1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Journalists--Washington (State)
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Women journalists--Washington (State)

Corporate Names

  • Association for Women in Communications. Seattle Professional Chapter--Archives
  • Association for Women in Communications. Seattle Professional Chapter--By-laws
  • Association for Women in Communications. Seattle Professional Chapter--Membership
  • Theta Sigma Phi--Archives