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


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Folder 1: Agendas, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Awards, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Awards, Submittals, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Board of Directors, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Budget, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Budget, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bylaws, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Calendar, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Collects, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Committee Reports, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Conf. Planning, 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 13: District Conf. Planning, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: District 4, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Emblem Art, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Emblem Catalog, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Federation Minutes, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Federation of Women's Clubs, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Financial Statements (Monthly), 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Foundation Research Papers, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Governor's Commission for Women, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Guests, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Handbook of Policies and Procedure, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Handouts, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Individual Development, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Issues Management, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Legislation, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 28: National from State and District, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 28a: Meetings, 1982-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 28b: Membership, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Membership Lists, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Minutes, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 31: NBPW Financial Procedures, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Nat'l Businesswoman, 1980-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Nat'l Business Women's Week, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Nat'l Business Women's Week, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Nat'l Business Women's Week, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Nat'l Business Women's Week, Events Planning, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 37: National Legislative Platform, 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Networking Directory, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Newsletter Information, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Nike, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Nominating, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Orientation handbook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Planning, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Presidents Reports, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Publications Misc., 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Redistricting, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Scholarship, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Selective Bibliography, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Small Business Seminar, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Speak Up Membership Drive Info, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 51: State Convention, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 52: State Convention, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 53: State Projects, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Strategic Planning, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Style Show, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Surveys, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Texas Woman, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Treasurer's Reports, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Useful Information, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Woman of the Year, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Writeline, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 62: YCW, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Young Careerists, 1987-1988Add to your cart.

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