Guide to the Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz Records

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Guide to the Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz Records

Collection number: MS 199

The University Library



Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

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  • Special Collections and Archives
  • University Library
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz, California, 95064
  • Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/
Processed by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
December 2003
Encoded by:
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© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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


Collection Contents

 

History, 1929-2001

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information on the organization's history, citations, promotional pamphlets, song books, special projects, and awards.
Box-folder 1:1

Founder's Day notes, 10/14/1953

Box-folder 1:2

Citation of Honor (40th anniversary of founding), July 1962

Box-folder 1:3

"Greetings from Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz" - promotional pamphlet,2000-2001

Box-folder 1:4

"Our Unforgettable Audrey: A Lifetime Achievement Award", June 1992

Box-folder 1:5

Beach Flat Project {Catherine Dean Award Finalist), 1995

Box-folder 1:6

"Great Escape" auction publicity, 1995

Box-folder 1:7

Songs Books, n.d.

Box-folder 1:8

Membership Book, 1929-1970

Box-folder 1:9

Past President's Notebook, 1986-1995

 

Board, Business and Social Minutes, 1929-2002

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains the board, business and social meeting and conference meeting minutes of the organization.

Arrangement

The material is arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 1:10

Minutes, June 1929 - November 1930

Box-folder 2:1-2

Board

Box-folder 2:1

March - December 1940

Box-folder 2:2

1941

Box-folder 2:3

Business and social meeting, January 1942- December 1943

Box-folder 2:4

Board, 1942

Box-folder 2:5

Business and social meeting, January 1942 - December 1943

Box-folder 2:6-7

Board

Box-folder 2:6

January 1943 - June 1944

Box-folder 2:7

1944-1945

Box-folder 2:8

Business and social meeting, January 1944 - June 1945

Box-folder 2:9-11

Board,

Box-folder 2:9

1945-1946

Box-folder 2:10

1946-1947

Box-folder 2:11

1947-1948

Box-folder 2:12

Business and social meeting, June 1946 - June 1948

Box-folder 2:13

Board, 1948-1949

Box-folder 2:14

Business and social meeting, June 1948-June 1949

Box-folder 2:15-16

Board,

Box-folder 2:15

1949-1950

Box-folder 2:16

1950-1951

Box-folder 2:17

Business and social meeting, July 1951-December 1952

Box-folder 2:18-20

Board minutes

Box-folder 2:18

1951-1952

Box-folder 2:19

1952-1953

Box-folder 2:20

1953-1954

Box-folder 2:21

Business and social meeting, January 1953 - December 1954

Box-folder 3:1-4

Board, business and social meeting

Box-folder 3:1

1955

Box-folder 3:2

1956

Box-folder 3:3

1957

Box-folder 3:4

1958

Box-folder 3:5-6

Board

Box-folder 3:5

1955-1959

Box-folder 3:6

January 1960 - May 1960

Box-folder 3:7-8

Board, business and social meeting

Box-folder 3:7

1962

Box-folder 3:8

1963

Box-folder 3:9

Board, January 1964 - December 1965

Box-folder 3:10

Business, August 1966 - December 1966

Box-folder 3:11-13

Board,

Box-folder 3:11

September 1966 - October 1967

Box-folder 3:12

1967

Box-folder 3:13

January 1968 - December 1969

Box-folder 3:14

Board and business, January 1970 - December 1971

Box-folder 3:15

Board, June 1972 - December 1973

Box-folder 4:1

Board and business, January 1974 - December 1975

Box-folder 4:2

Board, January 1980 - June 1983

Box-folder 4:3

Business, January 1980 - June 1983

Box-folder 4:4

Board and business

Box-folder 4:4

1983-1984

Box-folder 4:5

June 1985 - June 1986

Box-folder 4:6

Board, July 1985 - June 1986

Box-folder 4:7

Board and business, July 1986 - June 1987

Box-folder 4:8

Board, July 1987 - June 1990

Box-folder 5:1

Business, July 1987 - June 1990

Box-folder 5:2-5

Board and business

Box-folder 5:2

July 1987 - June 1988

Box-folder 5:3

August 1988 - June 1989

Box-folder 5:4

July 1989 - June 1990

Box-folder 5:5

July 1990 - June 1991

Box-folder 5:6

Business, July 1991-May 1992

Box-folder 5:7

Board and business, July 1991 - May 1992

Box-folder 5:8

Board, July 1991 - May 1992

Box-folder 5:9

Board and business, June 1992 - June 1993

Box-folder 5:10

Conference & social meeting, 1992-1993

Box-folder 6:1

Board and business, July 1992 - May 1993

Box-folder 6:2

Conference and social meeting, 1993-1994

Box-folder 6:3

Board, June 1993 - June 1994

Box-folder 6:4

Board and business, July 1993 - May 1994

Box-folder 6:5-6

Business

Box-folder 6:5

July 1993 - June 1994

Box-folder 6:6

July 1993 - February 1994

Box-folder 6:7

Board and business, June 1994 - June 1995

Box-folder 6:8

Business, KJuly 1994 - June 1995

Box-folder 6:9

Conference and social meeting, 1994-1995

Box-folder 7:1

Board and business, June 1995 - June 1996

Box-folder 7:2

Conference and social meeting, 1995-1996

Box-folder 7:3

Board and business, June 1996 - June 1997

Box-folder 7:4

Conference and social meeting, 1997-1998

Box-folder 7:5

Board and business, June 1997 - June 1998

Box-folder 7:6

Conference and social meeting, 1997-1998

Box-folder 7:7

Board and business, May 1998 - June 1999

 

Publications, 1948-2002

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains runs of the organization's publications.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 8:1-10

Soroptimist

Box-folder 8:1

1948-1949

Box-folder 8:2

1950-1954

Box-folder 8:3

1956-1959

Box-folder 8:4

1960-1966

Box-folder 8:5

[1966-1970]

Box-folder 8:6

1970-1973

Box-folder 8:7

1981-1983

Box-folder 8:8

1983-1985

Box-folder 8:9

1985-1987

Box-folder 8:10

1987-1989

Box-folder 8:11-9:5

Soroptimist News

Box-folder 8:11

1989-1991

Box-folder 9:1

1991-1993

Box-folder 9:2

1993-1995

Box-folder 9:3

1995-1997

Box-folder 9:4

1997-1999

Box-folder 9:5

2000-2002

 

Press and Publicity Books, 1938-2002

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains the press and publicity books for the local organization.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 10:1-8, 11-14

Press and publicity books

Box-folder 10:1

1938-1940

Box-folder 10:2

1944-1946

Box-folder 10:3

1946-1948

Box-folder 10:4

1948-1950

Box-folder 10:5

1956

Box-folder 10:6

1957-1958

Box-folder 10:7

1959-1960

Box-folder 10:8

1960-1961

Box-folder 12

1964-1965

Box 11

1965-1966, pt.1

Box 12

1965-1966, pt.2

Box 13

1983-1997

Box 13

1988-1989

Box 14

1984-1985

 

Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks, 1937-2002

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains photograph albums and scrapbooks for the local organization.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 14

Photograph Albums ca. 1940-2002

Box 14

Membership Photo Album, 1950s-1990s

Box 15-17

Scrapbooks ca. 1937-2002

Box 15

ca. 1937-1944

Box 15

ca. 1949-1954

Box 16

Tree and Sea Venture Club of Santa Cruz, 1982-1983

Box 17

Recognition Scrapbook dedicated to Alice Dodge, 1959-2002