College Club Records 1908-1983, MS. 2555

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College Club Records, 1908-1983


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College Club Records, 1908-1983
Maryland Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

The College Club Records, 1908-1983

MS 2555

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674


Scope and Content Notes

The College Club of Baltimore was founded in 1894 (chartered in 1908) for the purpose of gathering together women with college backgrounds to socialize and exchange ideas. Among the original founders and members were: Dr. Lilian Welsh, Dr. Mary Sherwood, Dr. Florence Sabin, Mrs. Fabian Ladd-Franklin, Miss Julia Rogers, and Mrs. A. Morris Carey.

The club was a result of a wider interest in college educated women gathering together to speak out for women's rights. Other organizations with similar purpose were: The Association of Collegiate Alumnae, The International Federation of University Women, and the Southern Association of College Women, which later merged with the Association of Collegiate Alumnae to form the American Association of University Women in 1921.

In addition to cultivating its many cultural interests, the College Club developed into a community action organization involving themselves internationally as well as nationally and locally. In both world wars the club was involved in giving aid to Britain, national defense at home, and, in more recent years, sponsored exchange programs enabling foreign women to study and work in Baltimore. Nationally, the group supported women's suffrage, and sponsored guest speakers and study leaders to educate themselves on national issues from education to legislation.

Locally, the members of this group raised money for undergraduate scholarships to Goucher College and eventually, through the American Association of University Women, helped provide funds for women to do graduate work in a variety of fields, both abroad and at home. Further, they provided clothing and funds to local charitable organizations. Depending upon the current interest of the membership, the College Club has had a more or less constant history of service to the community and the nation.

The collection itself, contains seven chief categories of material: History, Constitution and By-Laws; Meeting Minutes; Officers' Reports and Financial Data; Membership Data; Committees; General Subjects; and Publicity. Also included is a history of the College Club, a history of the founding of the AAUW and a story written by the literary group of the Club.

FOR BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE MAJOR FOUNDERS OF THE COLLEGE CLUB, CONSULT THE HISTORY BY MRS. SMITH AND THE FOLDERS LABELED BIOGRAPHY IN BOX 10. FOR INFORMATION ON DR. LILIAN WELSH, CONSULT THE DIELMANHAYWARD FILE IN THE REFERENCE DIVISION OF THE LIBRARY.


Container List

BOX 1

HISTORY, CONSTITUTION, BY-LAWS

AAUW by Ruth W. Tryon, 1881-1949

The College Club, Inc., A History of the Baltimore (Md.) Branch of the AAUW by Mary Backer Smith, 1981

History of the Club, ca. 1908-1980

Constitution and By-Laws, Maryland State and AAUW, 1942-1963

Constitution and By-Laws, 1948-1971, n.d.

Constitution and By-Laws, 1955-1971

Constitution and By-Laws, 1975-1981

Background on By-Laws Controversy, 1928-1947, n.d.

Revision of By-Laws: Membership Section, 1909, 1950-1951

By-Law Controversy and Suit, 1950-1951

BOX 2

Correspondence: Ammendments to By-Laws, 1950-1953

Correspondence: By-Laws, 1960-1964

MEETING MINUTES

Minute Book, 1908-1915

Minute Book, 1915-1921

Minute Book, 1921-1927

BOX 3

Minute Book, 1927-1932

Minute Book, 1932-1938

Minute Book, 1938-1942

BOX 4

Minute Book, 1942-1951

Minute Book, 1950-1958

General Minutes (missing from 1950-1958 vol.), 1955-1957

Board Minutes (missing from 1950-1958 vol.), 1954-1957

BOX 5

Minute Book, 1959-1965

Minutes, 1959-1973

Minutes, 1965-1969

Minutes, 1971, Nov., Dec.

Minutes, 1973-1974

Minutes, 1974-1976

Minutes, 1976-1978

BOX 6

Board Minutes and Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1970-1971

Board Minutes, 1971-1974

General and Board Minutes, 1978-1980

General and Board Minutes, 1981-1982

General Meeting Attendance Sheets, 1979-1982

Board Meeting Attendance Sheets, 1979-1982

OFFICERS' REPORTS; FINANCIAL DATA

Presidents' Reports, 1937-1970

Presidents' Reports, 1960-1982

Presidents' Reports, 1970-1980

Treasurers' Reports, 1921-1927

BOX 7

Treasurers' Reports, 1927-1931

Treasurers' Reports, 1931-1933

Treasurers' Reports, 1932-1935

Treasurers' Reports, 1935-1944

Treasurers' Reports, 1944-1951

BOX 8

Treasurers' Reports, 1951-1952

Treasurers' Reports, 1956-1960

Treasurers' Reports, 1961-1966

Treasurers' Reports, 1969-1975

Treasurers' Reports, 1970-1973

BOX 9

Financial Reports, 1961-1981

Financial Reports, 1978-1982

Finance: Ways and Means Committee, 1970

Finance: Trustees, 1980

Bills, 1940

Bills/Receipts: Clubhouse, 1940

MEMBERSHIP DATA

Membership Information, 1921-1976

Membership Dues Reports, 1969-1982

Officers, 1965-1976

Parliamentarian, 1965-1975

Rosters and Yearbooks, 1911-1961

Membership Cards

BOX 10

Biographical Information on Members and Speakers, ca. 1948-1966

Wills, Biography, Articles, ca. 1957-1980

COMMITTEES

Annual Committee Reports (Program, Public Relations, Membership), 1943-1945

Arts, 1945-1963, n.d.

Education, 1922-1968

Garden Group, 1958-1979

Hospitality, 1943-1961

International Relations, 1940-1965

Legislation, 1945-1981

Mass Media, 1951-1963

Programs--General, 1963-1975

Social Service Group, 1954-1965

Social Studies Group, 1945-1965

Status of Women, 1942-1975

Young Mothers' Group, 1960-1961

BOX 11

GENERAL SUBJECTS

Affiliated Organizations, 1961

Benefits, 1944-1955

British War Relief, 1917, 1940

Centennial Program, 1981

Christmas Carol Books, n.d.

Clubhouse: Inventory of Furnishings, ca. 1927-1979

Clubhouse: Reorganization of House, 1944-1946

Clubhouse: Sale of N. Charles St. House/Purchase of W. 40th St. House, ca. 1953-1963

Clubhouse: Sale of 40th St. House and Furnishings, ca. 1970-1979

Clubhouse: 40th St. House, 1978-1979

Contracts, 1979-1980

Conventions: Biennial Conference, 1941-1942

Conventions: AAUW-MD Annual Convention Program, 1966

Conventions: Regional and National, 1971-1974

Correspondence, 1970-1975

Correspondence; Clubhouse Exchange Privileges, 1914-1917

Correspondence: Service to Community, 1944; 1981-82

BOX 12

Fellowship and Centennial Fund, 1943-1960

Fellowship and Centennial Fund, 1961-1973

Fiftieth Anniversary of the College Club, 1944

Flower Mart, 1945-1971

Handbook of the Maryland State Division AAUW, 1966-1967

Insurance, 1968-1971

International Federation of University Women, 1939, 1968-1971

Job Descriptions, 1955-1978, n.d.

Lawsuits, 1971

Maryland State Directory/Educational Programs, 1968-1978

BOX 13

Maryland State Division, 1963-1974

Maryland State Who's Who, 1930-1976

Meeting Notices, 1911-1942

Property Taxes, 1942-1973

Rogers, Julia R.: Connection with Goucher College and Club, 1969-1980

Scholarship Awards, 1922-1946

Shadow and Shield by Aliceanna Underwood, 1980

PUBLICITY

Public Relations Handbooks, 1959-1980

Publicity, 1960-1964

Public Relations: Miscellaneous, 1963-1980

Radio/Television, 1961

News Articles, 1962-1975

Baltimore News American, 1960-1973

Baltimore Sun, 1962-1966

Press Releases from National AAUW, 1941-1963

BOX 14

AAUW Press Releases, 1952-1966

Press Book, 1970-1971

Press Book, 1971-1972

Scrapbook of news clippings, 1933-1972

Scrapbook: Mothers of Young Children Study Group, 1960-1961

Guide for AAUW Bulletin Editors, 1968

Bulletins: rough drafts, 1963-1968

Bulletins, 1930-1939

Bulletins, 1939-1949

Bulletins, 1949-1959

BOX 15

Bulletins, 1959-1961

Bulletins, 1961-1969

Bulletins, 1969-1978 Sept./Oct.

Bulletins, 1978 Dec. - 1979

Bulletins, 1980

Bulletins, 1981

Bulletins, 1982

Bulletins, 1983

OVERSIZE

Scrapbook, 1949-1960

PACKAGES

Scrapbook, 1962