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Carleton Women's Club Collection, 1945-1974

Collection Overview

Title: Carleton Women's Club Collection, 1945-1974

ID: 03/126

Creator: Women's Club

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Arranged files

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Women's Club's membership included all professional women employed by the College, retired women employes, wives of faculty, and wives of retired faculty.  Its purpose was to encourage socialability among Carleton women, their spouses, and friends.  The group held numerous teas, coffees ,and dinners throughout the year, and also sponsored cultural events and service projects.  The club gradually died out in the early 1970s as more and more of its membership began to work full time.

Most of the folder titles are self-explanatory.  A few warrant additional notes:  Social Activities/Excursions, 1966-70 includes a guide to the Twin Cities and tours to Minneapolis, Owatonna, Collegeville, /Teas and Coffee Hours, 1956-70 includes teas for themselves, teas for guests, Christmas teas, coffee hours with the faculty, etc., and /Parties, Dinners, Misc., 1954-70 includes buffet suppers, dinner dances, mixers, a wine tasting party, a keg party, a "trimnastics" activity; Cultural Events, 1961-70  includes musicals, an evening of jazz, an art lecture; Service Projects, 1966-71, bloodmobile canteens, a musical performance at Northfield Hospital; Intellectual Enrichment, 1962-67, continuing education programs, lecture by a member of American Universities Field Staff.

Biographical Note

The Women's Club's membership included all professional women employed by the College, retired women employes, wives of faculty, and wives of retired faculty.  Its purpose was to encourage socialability among Carleton women, their spouses, and friends.  The group held numerous teas, coffees,and dinners througout the year, and also sponsored cultural events and service projects.  The club gradually died out in the early 1970s as more and more of its membership began to work full time.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: up to 3.5 cu. ft.

Acquisition Method: Judy Mason, 1988 and 1989

Appraisal Information: Value Code: 3

Processing Information: LOCATION CHECKED


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Annual Reports and Descriptions of Officers' Duties, 1965-1967
Series 2: Lists:  Membership, Faculty and Staff, and Officers, 1965-1971
Series 3: Questionnaires
Sub-Series 1: Future events, mailings,and finances
Sub-Series 2: Future events, fundraising projects, memorial fund, 1968-1969
Sub-Series 3: Information and Interest Shets, 1964-1966
Series 4: Calendars of Events, 1945-1971
Series 5: Financial Reports and Exchange Sale
Series 6: Social Activities
Sub-Series 1: Teas and Coffee Hours, 1955-1972
Sub-Series 2: Parties, Dinners, Misc., 1954-1974
Sub-Series 3: Excursions, 1966-1973
Series 7: Cultural Events, 1961-1970
Series 8: Service Projects, 1966-1971
Series 9: Intellectual Enrichment, 1962-1967
Series 10: Newcomers Committee, 1962-1966
Series 11: Gift for Elizabeth Nason, 1970
Series 12: Miscellaneous, 1967-1973