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

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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


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Folder 1: Civic Participation, (Empty)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Club Treasurer's, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Conroe, Hope E., 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Cookbook, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1982-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Cystic Fibrosis, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Dates to Remember, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: District Conferences, 1981-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 10: District Conference, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 11: District IV By- Laws, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 12: District IV Conference, (Palestine, TX), 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 13: District Director, 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 14: District Director, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 15: District IV Spring Meeting, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Employee Benefits, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Fair Booth, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Fashion Show, 1982-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Foundation Contributions, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Fredonia Inn, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Guest Registration, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: HILA, (Empty)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Hughes, Sarah T., (Award), 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 24: IDP, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Installation & Awards, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Letter for Betty for Election State Nominating Committee State Board,, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Lilystrom, Mary, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Local Projects, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Maffett, Minnie L., (Fellowship Fund), 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Meeting Minutes, 1980-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Member Loan Program, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Membership, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Minutes, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Monroe, Chloe (Fund), 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Monthly Meetings, 1982-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Names & Addresses, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 37: National Business Woman, 1982-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 38: National Business Women's Week, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 39: National Business Federation, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Orientation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: PAC, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Paid Member List Names & Addresses, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Parliamentary Procedure, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Personal Development, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Programs, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Projects, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Public Relations, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Rusk State Hospital, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Sesquicentennial, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 50: State Federation, 1982-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 51: President, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 52: State President's Award, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 52a: State Project Funds, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Style Show, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Stationary, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Supplies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Task Force, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Telephone Tree, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Texas Woman, 1979-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Tour of Homes (Heritage), 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 60: USA, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Women in Government, 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Writeline Newsletter, 1985-86Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Yearbooks, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Young Career Woman, 1983-1984Add to your cart.

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