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Guide to the Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz Records
MS 199  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz records,
    Date (inclusive): 1929-2002
    Collection number: MS 199
    Creator: Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz
    Extent: 7 linear ft
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection includes the minutes, newsletters, press books, financial papers, treasurer's reports, song sheets, scrapbooks and photograph albums of the Santa Cruz club.
    Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz records. MS 199. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz in 2000.

    Biographical Note

    The Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz, chartered in 1929, has approximately 50 active members plus Sustaining and Life members. The Club sponsors several fundraising events during the year. The club makes scholarship and citizanship awards to outstanding young people, training awards to re-entry women, honors women who have made exceptional contributions to the welfare of other women, and supports community projects.
    What is Soroptimist? Soroptimist International, founded in 1921 in Oakland, California, has grown to be the largest classified women's organization in the world. There are more than 2,800 clubs with 95,000 members in over 94 countries.
    Soroptimist is an international service organization of professionals and executives of all ages, working together for personal and professional growth and service to others. The word "Soroptimist" derives from the Latin meaning "the best for women." Our intent is to further opportunities, growth and recognition for all people.
    The Soroptimist ideals of high ethical standards in business and professional life, human rights, advancement of the status of women, and international goodwill and understanding - all within the spirit of service - distinguishes this organization and its membership.

    Scope and Contents Note

    This collection includes the minutes, newsletters, press books, financial papers, treasurer's reports, song sheets, scrapbooks and photograph albums of the Santa Cruz club.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Soroptimist International--Archives
    Women volunteers in social service--California--Santa Cruz
    Women--Socities and clubs