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University of Louisville Women's Club records

 Class — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1987_018-UA
The University of Louisville Women’s Club collection spans the history of the organization from 1932 to the present. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, financial records, and scrapbooks. Records include minutes, officers and committee material, copies of all publications, scrapbooks, and photo albums. News bulletins, the constitution and bylaws, and programs are also present. Publications include newsletters and directories for the years 1950 to 1972. Includes service manuals from 1976.

Dates

  • 1932-2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, though portions are unprocessed.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for some materials has been transferred to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.

Extent

9.75 linear feet (4 records center boxes, 6 manuscript boxes, 4 flat boxes, 1 half-manuscript box)

Biographical / Historical

The University of Louisville Women’s Club is a social organization that was designed to bring women associated with U of L together for fellowship and to promote the university’s interests. It was unofficially founded in 1928 when Mrs. S.M. Whitney, wife of the Dean of the Liberal Arts College, invited faculty wives to a monthly luncheon. It became an official social organization in 1929 and was first known as the “Faculty Wives Club.” The first president was Mrs. Charles Weston. In 1933, members decided to rename the organization “University Women’s Club” as well as invite female faculty members to join.

In their early history, the Women’s Club was known for their efforts throughout the community. They volunteered to help flood victims in the 1937 Flood in Louisville. In World War II, they were heavily involved in the war effort. In 1939, member Hilda Threlkeld suggested that the organization begin a student loan fund. This eventually became the Hilda Threlkeld Scholarship Fund which is funded through membership dues and donations. Currently, the Women’s Club concentrates on university-related projects.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 1987-018 from University of Louisville Women's Club by gift, 04-02-1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 1991-116 from University of Louisville Women's Club by gift, 11-18-1991.

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Accession 1993-035 from University of Louisville Women's Club by gift, 05-13-1993.

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Accession 1994-035 from University of Louisville Women's Club by gift, 03-10-1994.

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Accession 2000-019 from University of Louisville Women's Club by gift, 03-01-2000.

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Accession 2001-020 from University of Louisville Women's Club by gift, 2001?

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Accession 2007-014 from Ethel Schwartz by gift, 01-18-2007.

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Accession 2008-082 from Robert B. McGeachin by gift, 07-15-2008.

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Accession 2011-035 from Ethel Schwartz by gift/transfer unknown date.

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A further accretion was given in 2001. Source unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2012-072 from UofL Women's Club by gift, 9-18-2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2018-118 from Women's Club of U of L, July 2018. Received via Barbara Cooke.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2019-112, approximately 1 records center box-worth of material, received from Barbara Cook, 2019-04-05.

Creator

Title
Records of the University of Louisville Women's Club
Status
Completed
Author
Katherine Burger Johnson, Carrie Daniels
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752
502 852-6673 (Fax)