Guide to the Links, Inc., Angel City Chapter Collection, 1962-1987

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Links, Inc., Angel City Chapter Collection
Dates: 1962-1987
Identification: URB/LINKS
Creator: Links, Inc. Los Angeles Chapter
Physical Description: 7.16 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Angel City Chapter of Links, Inc. was founded in Los Angeles in February 1963 by ten Links, Inc. members who moved to Los Angeles from other parts of country. The Angel City Chapter has supported community-based institutions by sponsoring fund raising events, educational awareness projects and related benefits. The collection includes a variety of awards, certificates, club handbooks, ephemera, flyers, historical notebooks and summaries, invitations to functions, membership profiles, membership lists, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs .

Historical Note:

Links, Inc., an African-American women's and family organization that works for the educational needs of children and young adults, has more than 274 chapters nation-wide with over 12,000 members. Other attendant organizations are the "Connecting Links," and "Heir-O-Links." The Los Angeles Chapter, also called the Angel City Chapter, was founded in February 1963 by ten transfer members who moved to Los Angeles from various chapters throughout the country.
The Angel City Chapter has supported community-based institutions by sponsoring fund raising events, educational awareness projects and related benefits. In 1987, the Angel City Chapter sponsored its biggest fund raiser , The Affaire d’ Honneur (Achievers Program), at the Century Plaza Hotel.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Albums
Paper records
Photographic material
Publications

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Robert G. Marshall

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], The LINKS, Inc., Angel City Chapter Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Materials:

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Membership Records, circa 1979
Series II: Chronological History, 1962-1980
Series III: Non-Manuscript Material, 1980-1987

Scope and Contents

The Links, Incorporated is an international non-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership primarily consists of professional women of color and is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations dedicated to the culture and economic success of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The Links, Inc., Angel City Chapter Collection includes a variety of awards, certificates, club handbooks, ephemera, flyers, historical notebooks and summaries, invitations to functions, membership profiles, membership lists, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs and one special event book, The Links, Inc. L’Affaire D’Honneur, published in 1987. The collection is arranged in three series: Membership Records (circa 1979); Chronological History (1962-1980), and Photographs (1980-1987).
Series I, Membership Records, contains photographs, newspaper clippings, fund-raising invitations, certificates, member handbooks and member profiles, as well as handwritten memos regarding the activities and personalities of the LINKS organization. Typed and mounted synopses of activities are included in most file folders.
Series II, Chronological History, contains photographs, minutes, tribues to past presidencts, and related publicity files in scrapbook form created by the club historian. This series also contains information about LINKS' philanthropic "Achievers Program," with photographs and corresponding newspaper clippings about the sponsored students.
Series III, Photographs, contains one photograph album.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Membership Records, ca. 1979

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Membership Profiles: A-C

Folder 2

Membership Profiles: D-J

Folder 3

Membership Profiles: K-R

Folder 4

Membership Profiles: S-Z

 

Series II: Chronological History, 1962-1980

 

Box 1

Folder 5

Historical Notebook #1, 1962-1963

Folder 6

Historical Notebook #1, 1964-1969

Folder 7

Historical Notebook #1, 1965-1966

Folder 8

Historical Notebook #1, 1966-1967

 

Box 2

Folder 1

Historical Notebook #1, 1967-1968

Folder 2

Historical Notebook #1, 1968-1969

Folder 3

Historical Notebook #1, 1969-1970

Folder 4

Historical Notebook #1, 1970

Folder 5

Historical Notebook #1, 1970-1971

 

Box 3

Folder 1

Historical Notebook #1, 1971-1972

Folder 2

Historical Notebook, 1972-1973

Folder 3

Historical Notebook #1, 1973-1974

 

Box 4

Folder 1

Historical Notebook #1, 1975

Folder 2

Historical Notebook #1, 1975

Folder 3

Historical Notebook #1, 1976

Folder 4

Historical Notebook #1, 1977-1980

Folder 5

Historical Notebook #1, 1981-1983

 

Box 5

Folder 1

Historical Notebook #4, 1979-1980

Folder 2

Historical Notebook #4, 1979-1980

Folder 3

The Links, Inc. L'Affaire D'Honneur, 1987

Folder 4

The Links, Inc. L'Affaire D'Honneur, 1987

 

Box 6

Item 1

Historical Notebook #2, 1983-1984

Item 2

Historical Notebook #3, "Achiever Program", 1982-1983

 

Series III: Photographs, 1980-1987

 

Box 7

Item 1

Photograph Album, 1980-1987