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Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo records

 Collection — Box: 1-16
Identifier: 3/1/423
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).

Dates

  • 1946-2003

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

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.

Extent

8 Linear Feet (13 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 1 record carton, 2 flat boxes, and one scrapbook)

Overview

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.

Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

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.

Acquisition Information

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.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

3/1/1108, Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo records, 1945-2005
3/1/506, Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo Relief Project records, 1947-1949
3/1/00-1, Women's Club Newsletter

Separated Materials

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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives staff, circa 1997.
Title
Finding Aid for the Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo records
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Date
2007
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-2916
716-645-3714 (Fax)