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North Carolina Council of Women's Organizations Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0047

Scope and Contents

The North Carolina Council of Women's Organizations Records date from 1956 to 1979 and contain correspondence, administrative documents, financial records, printed materials, clippings and photographs illustrating the history of the agency, including such activities as publishing the annual directory, hosting speakers, and collaborating with affiliated organizations.

Dates

  • 1956 - 1979

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 descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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

Biographical or Historical Information

This organization was formed in 1952 as the North Carolina Women's Council, and served as a clearinghouse for women's groups, in order to prevent duplication of effort and to provide the opportunity for groups to act together in areas of special interest to women.

In 1955 the name of the agency was changed to North Carolina Council of Women's Organizations. In 1956 it became a cooperative service of the University of North Carolina Extension Division. The organization was chartered in 1959 and its activities were extended to include safety, continuing education and the implementation of a report on the status of women. By 1970 the organization included 39 affiliated organizations with a total membership of more than a half million women. Dr. Guion Griffis Johnson served as the first president from 1952 to 1958.

Extent

1.60 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Formed in 1952 and chartered in 1959, the North Carolina Council of Women's Organizations served as a clearinghouse for women's groups, to prevent duplication of effort and provide the opportunity for partnerships. These records date from 1956 to 1979 and contain correspondence, administrative documents, financial records, printed materials, clippings and photographs.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Fred W. Ellis in February 1976, and Mrs. Aubrey Mauney in October 1976.

Offensive Language Statement

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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 Archives staff.
Title
North Carolina Council of Women's Organizations Records
Author
Archives staff
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