Nacogdoches Business & Professional Women's Club, 1978-1995 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Nacogdoches Business & Professional Women's Club, 1978-1995Add to your cart.

ID: B/62

Extent: 10.0 Boxes

Subjects: Businesswomen -- Texas -- Nacogdoches -- Societies, etc., Nacogdoches Business & Professional Women's Club, Women -- Societies and clubs

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Club formed in 1976 for the purposes of elevating the standards of women in business and professions, the promotion of the interests of business and professional women, and the extension of opportunities to business and professional women through education. Collection includes original records of the club, bylaws, minutes, newsletters, committee information, correspondence, and financial information

Collection Historical Note

The Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., (BPW/TEXAS) was organized on July 12, 1919, in Dallas, with about 40 women in attendance, representing five areas of the state. At this meeting three delegates were elected to attend the initial National Convention, held in St. Louis, Missouri two days later. The following officers were elected at this first Texas meeting: President Minnie L. Maffett, M.D., Dallas; First Vice President, Mrs. Virginia Marr Find, Dallas; Second Vice President, Miss Bertha Ward, El Paso; Recording Secretary, Miss E. Vance Hay, Austin; Corresponding Secretary, Miss Sallie Louise Bridges, Houston; Treasurer, Miss Florence Sands, Dallas; Publicity Secretary, Mrs. B. H. Gilbeau, Dallas.

The first annual meeting was held in Fort Worth in June, 1920, with 12 voting delegates, although about 100 women were present. The minutes of this meeting show there were only four clubs in the Federation. No annual meeting was held in 1921, due to lack of interest and a meeting was held at the YWCA in Dallas to decide whether to disband. No membership figures are in the records and no convention was held in 1922. Miss Florence Sands served as president from 1921-23, and through her efforts and with the help of Dr. Maffett, some progress was made during the next two years. At the second meeting in 1920 records relate: "Representatives were from Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Hillsboro and Beaumont". "Better Business Women for a Better Business World" was adopted by the National Federation as the slogan, and National dues were 25 cents.

The National Federation organized July 16, 1919, was gradually becoming oriented and was able to furnish occasional help to the state organizations. For the first time they sent a national officer, the President, Mrs. Lena Lake Forrest to the annual meeting in Texas. From this time the number of clubs began to grow and the Federation slowly made progress.

The first executive secretary for the Texas Federation was Miss Miriam Coleman of Paris, and the state office was maintained in her home from 1936 through 1944, at which time the state office was dissolved and a part time custodian-secretary employed. The excellent records kept by Miss Coleman detail the early Federation history. In August 1948 a permanent state office headquarters was established in Fort Worth and the Federation was incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas.

Subject/Index Terms

Businesswomen -- Texas -- Nacogdoches -- Societies, etc.
Nacogdoches Business & Professional Women's Club
Women -- Societies and clubs


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Local Chapter],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[All]

Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Notebook C; Individual Develop, Course notebook, ca. 1989-90Add to your cart.
Item 2: Notebook G: Scrapbook containing photos and newspaper clippings, 1986-87Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Meeting, April 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Meeting, May 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Meeting, June 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Meeting list, 1992-93Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Meeting, July 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Meeting, August 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Meeting, September 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Meeting, October 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Meeting, November 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Meeting, December 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Meeting, January 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Meeting, February 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Meeting, March 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Meeting, April 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Meeting, May 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 16: History outline of Nacogdoches Business and Professional Women, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Background material on Nacogdoches Business and Professional Women's Club, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Membership lists, forms, 1978-79Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Membership lists, forms, 1979-80Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Membership directory/Yearbook, 1980-81Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Membership lists, forms, 1985-86Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Membership lists, forms, 1987-88Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Membership list, 1988-89Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Membership (Networking Guide), 1989-90Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Membership (Networking) directory, 1990-91Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Membership (Networking) directory, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Membership list, 1992-93Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Membership surveys, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 28: New member packet materials, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Officer and/or Committee chair list, 1989-90; 1992-93Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Candidate profiles for office in Nacogdoches Business and Professional Women, 1990-92Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Choices, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Committee responsibilities, ca. 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Committee surveys, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Committee chairman reports, 1988-89Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Action plan committee, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Action plan committee, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 37: By laws, committee correspondence, 1990, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Continuing Education, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Federation Liaison committee, 1992-93Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Foundation committee, 1991-93Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Fundraising committee, 1991-93Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Individual Development committee, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Issues management committee, 1986-92Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Issues committee, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Job Network committee, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Legislation Committee, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Membership committee lists, forms, 1992-93Add to your cart.
Folder 48: National Business Women's Week committee, 1988, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 49: NIKE committee, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Nominating committee slate of officers, 1989-90Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Nominating committee (state), 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Publicity committee, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Scholarship committee, 1988-92Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Woman of the Year, award committee, 1986-89Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Woman of the Year, award committee, 1991-93Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Women in Government committee, 1990-92Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Women's Initiative, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Writeline committee, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Young Careerist committee, 1988-92Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Local Chapter],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[All]

Login


Page Generated in: 0.294 seconds (using 350 queries).
Using 11.64MB of memory. (Peak of 11.85MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-1
Copyright ©2012 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign