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Guide to the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club Records
MC 19  
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Description
The Sacramento chapter of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs was founded in 1919 and its purpose was to promote and protect the interests of local professional women in the business and industrial fields. The club records are comprised of administrative records, scrapbooks, artifacts, historical information, and convention materials that document the activities of the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club from 1919 through 1958.
Background
The Sacramento chapter of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs was founded in 1919 which was also the same year that the National Federation was founded. In 1924, the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club became part of the Northern District of California. The Northern District went as far south as Sacramento and as far north as Eureka. The purpose of the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club was to promote and protect the interests of local professional women in the business and industrial fields. The club advocated for legislative change concerning issues that affected working women such as the Equal Rights Amendment of 1937 and the Women's Pay Act of 1947. The club held meetings each month to plan events, discuss women's issues, and to find ways to better the community and the nation.
Extent
3.5 linear ft. (8 archival boxes)
Restrictions
Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.