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Business and Professional Women's Club of Greensboro Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0434

Scope and Contents

This collection includes materials relating to the practices and history of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Greensboro between the years of 1918-1993; yearbooks, scrapbooks, official documents and papers, local correspondence, as well as correspondence at the local, state, national, and interenational levels between chapters of the club make up the bulk of Series 1 in the collection. Series 2 consists more of official information regarding the club on the state level, including North Carolina annual reports, by-laws, handbooks, official brochures, and copies of Tar Heel Woman magazine, published by the Business and Professional Women's Club of North Carolina. Series 3 consists of official materials pertaining to the club on a national level, including an official expansion kit, Revitilization and Growth Program materials, resource manuals, guidelines, brochures, a book of the official national history of the club through 1945, and early copies of Independent Woman magazine, the official magazine of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs.

Dates

  • 1918 - 1993
  • Other: Date acquired: 2015 April 13

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their decendants, as stipulated by the United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Extent

14.25 Linear Feet (2 record center boxes, 9 scrapbook boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Greensboro chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club came to be in 1918, and officially became part of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in 1920. Through the years the club grew and gained much notoriety, prompting many changes in the community and affording many oppertunitues for women.

This collection includes materials relating to the practices and history of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Greensboro between the years of 1918 and 1993, including Greensboro local business as well as state and national materials. The collection ranges from materials such as Greensboro yearbooks and scrapbooks to official materials such as resource materials and by-laws relating to national club operations and practices.

Arrangement Note

Collection is arranged in three series: 1. BPW Greensboro; 2. BPW NC; and 3. BPW USA

Materials on paper, including official papers, newspaper articles, brouchures, reports, books, magazines, correspondence, promnotional materials, and miscellaneous papers in boxes 1-2. Proclamation, and membership certificate in box 3, scrapbooks in boxes 3-11. Non-paper materials including emblem trophy and plaque in box 2.

Method of Acquisition

Gift from the Business and Professional Women's Club of the Triad, Inc, 2015

Offensive Language Statement

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries collects, preserves, and makes accessible unique and historical materials for learning and research. The nature of historical materials is such that some material may represent positions, norms, and values that are offensive and objectionable. These materials represent the opinions and actions of their creators. By providing access to these records in our reading room and through our digital collections, we recognize that archives and rare books can play a vital role in holding those creators accountable and in helping us learn from the past.

Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at scua@uncg.edu if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Olivia Carteaux in February 2016.
Title
Business and Professional Women's Club of Greensboro Records
Author
Carteaux, Olivia
Date
02/03/2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246