Guide to the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club Records

Mallory Shaw
Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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Copyright 2012
Sacramento Public Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club Records

Collection number: MC 19

Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento Room

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Mallory Shaw
Date Completed:
2012
Encoded by:
Mallory Shaw
Copyright 2012 Sacramento Public Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club Records
Dates: 1919-1958
Collection number: MC 19
Creator: Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club
Collection Size: 3.5 linear ft. (8 archival boxes)
Repository: Sacramento Public Library. Sacramento Room
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Sacramento Room.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club Records, MC 19, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.

Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

The club records are comprised of administrative records, scrapbooks, club histories, printed materials, and convention records that document the activities of the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club from 1919 through 1958. The administration records include articles and by-laws of the club, membership applications from 1922 through 1924, membership rosters from 1934 through 1956, and hardbound as well as loose meeting minutes from 1919 through 1942. Scrapbooks include newspaper articles about the club and its members, club events, and photographs. The general records include historical information about the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club as well as a hanging placard that the club used for its meeting room and various printed materials. Convention records include photographs, printed materials, and typescript documenting several national club conventions from 1935 through 1941.
This collection is organized into four series:
  • Series 1. Administration
  • Series 2. Scrapbooks
  • Series 3. General
  • Series 4. Conventions

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Business and Professional Women's Club (Sacramento, Calif.) -- History
California Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs -- History
National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs -- History
Women -- California -- Sacramento -- Societies and clubs -- History


Collection Contents

Box: 1-3

Series 1. Administration 1929-1950

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of articles and by-laws, membership rosters and applications, and meeting minutes.
Box 1: 1

Articles and By-laws 1929-1950 1929-1937

Box 1: 2

Membership 1922-1956

Box 1: 3

Minutes 1919-1921

Box 1: 4

Minutes 1921-1922

Box 1: 5

Minutes 1922-1923

Box 1: 6

Minutes 1923-1924

Box 2: 1

Minutes 1924-1925

Box 2: 2

Minutes 1925-1927

Box 2: 3

Minutes 1927-1929

Box 2: 4

Minutes 1929-1930

Box 2: 5

Minutes 1931-1933

Box 3: 1

Minutes 1936-1937

Box 3: 2

Minutes 1938-1939

Box 3: 3

Minutes 1940-1941

Box 3: 4

Executive Board Minutes 1933-1937

Box 3: 5

Executive Board Minutes 1937-1939

Box 3: 6

Executive Board Minutes 1940

Box 3: 7

Executive Board Minutes 1940-1942

Box: 4-7

Series 2. Scrapbooks 1925-1958

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of nine scrapbooks that include publicity clippings, photographs, and various printed materials.
Box 4: 1

Scrapbook 1925-1929 1925-1927

Box 4: 2

Scrapbook 1929-1931

Box 5: 1

Scrapbook 1931-1937

Box 5: 2

Scrapbook 1937-1938

Box 5: 3

Scrapbook 1938-1939

Box 6: 1

Scrapbook 1948

Box 6: 2

Scrapbook 1951-1952

Box 7: 1

Scrapbook 1954-1956

Box 7: 2

Scrapbook 1957-1958

Box/Folder: 8/1-5

Series 3. General 1926-1952

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes the history of the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club as well as event programs and a meeting room placard.
Box 8: 1

History 1952

Box 8: 2

Artifacts undated: ca. mid 20th century

Box 8: 3

Artifacts 1926

Box 8: 4

Artifacts 1929

Box 8: 5

Artifacts 1933-1938 1933-1934

Box/Folder: 8/6-8, Box 2-3

Series 4. Conventions 1935-1941

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of convention materials such as reports, convention programs, and newspaper clippings.
Box 8: 6

Report on the Bi-enniel Convention at Seattle 1935

Box 8: 7

Proceedings from the 21st Annual California Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs Convention 1940

Box 8: 8

Printed Material and Clippings 1940-1941