Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo records
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo from its inception in 1946. It includes annual reports, newsletters, scrapbooks, and yearbooks as well as other records documenting the club's governance and administration. The collection records the activities of various Women's Club committees and significant events like the Chancellor's Ball (later known as the Scholarship Ball).
Language of Materials
Collection material in English.
Terms of Access
The Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo records, 1946-2003 are open for research.
Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
The Women's Club of the University of Buffalo was organized on May 1, 1946. Membership was extended to women members and wives of members of the University Council, faculty, and administration.
The purpose of the Women's Club is "to promote the interests of the University in any way possible, to further sociability and to develop common interests among its members."
In the early 1950's, the organization raised money for the Faculty Club and started the Grace W. Capen Loan Fund for University of Buffalo students. Later the Club became most visibly active with its annual Chancellor's Ball (later known as the Scholarship Ball) which not only raised money for student scholarships but became an important part of the social life of the University as well.
Other projects undertaken by the Women's Club included aid to families of faculty members in Europe in the difficult years following World War II and providing volunteer service for the local veteran's hospital.
The Club also sponsored interest groups in a variety of areas including garden study, antiques, books, languages, square dancing, sports and bridge.
8.5 Linear Feet (12 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript boxes, 1 record carton, 2 flat boxes, and one loose scrapbook)
Constitution, minutes, reports, scrapbooks, yearbooks, newsletters, and other material documenting the Women's Club of State University of New York at Buffalo from 1946 to 2003.
This collection is arranged in eight series: I. Annual reports, II. Chancellor's Ball, III. Committees, IV. Finance, V. Governance, VI. Newsletters, VII. Scrapbooks and yearbooks, and VIII. Other records.
The majority of the collection was received in a number of different
accessions on the following dates: June 2, 1977; November 4, 1977; September
19, 1979; February 21, 1980; March 10, 1980; September 8, 1989; June 29, 1992;
October 6, 1993; August 1994; June 14, 1997; 2017.
Accession #2017-018 sent to University Archives by Betty Schartel in 2017. Accession includes Buffalo Federation of Women's Clubs; constitution and yearbook; events; financial statements; and minutes. See Box 13.5-9.
Accession #2021-013 sent to University Archives by Susan E. Busch and Julia Cohan of the UB Women's Club, July 21, 2021. Received by Jessica Hollister, July 28, 2021. Accession includes meeting minutes and finances, 2013-2017. See Box 14.2-5.
UB Women's Club pin, (1977), sent to University Archives by Ann Schulte, March 2020, daughter of former UB Women's Club president Judith Baumer. Received by Jessica Hollister, March 2020. See box 14.1.
Accruals and Additions
Accruals are expected to this collection.
The UB Women's Club Newsletter was added to the University Archives periodicals collection and can be located under call number 3/1/00-1.
Collection processed by Archives staff, circa 1997.
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- Finding Aid for the Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo records
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