Womens Societies

, 1947-1997 (K0870)
4 c.f.

Chapter of a national women's fraternity that enriches the lives of members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service. Organizational records of the chapter includes Minutes, presidents' files, treasurers' files, annual reports, committee files, publicity, newsletters, correspondence, and scrapbooks.

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Elaine Aber Papers, 1964-1984 (C4119)
1 cubic foot

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The papers of Elaine Aber contain documents relating to the Equal Rights Amendment and the women's equality movement.

African American Heroines of Jericho Guiding Star Court No. 15, Joplin, Missouri Records, 1916-1959 (R0970)
(30 folders)

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These are records of the African American organizatin of the Heroines of Jericho at Joplin in Japser County, Missouri. The records consist of minutes of meetings, memership records, attendance rolls, miscellaneous papers, financial records, and communications to and from the Grand Court of Missouri.

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Tonia Morris Agron Papers, 1940-1954 (K1271)
0.01 c.f.

 Digitized Materials

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The collection consists of photographs of a Linwood Elementary School class; installation of officers of Norma's House; and Jewish Community Center Girls Varsity Basketball.

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Alpha Delta Kappa, Missouri Chapter Records, 1953-1974 (C3669)
0.1 cubic feet, 7 oversize volumes

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Minutes and scrapbooks containing photographs, programs, newspaper articles and memorabilia of the Missouri chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, international honorary sorority for women educators. State convention minutes for 1953-1966 and minutes of the executive board meetings for 1953-1967 are included.

Alpha Delta Pi Parents Club Scrapbooks, 1953-2009 (K0871)
2 c.f.

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The Club provides tangible and monetary support to the Alpha Delta Pi sorority chapter. Includes Scrapbooks concerning activities of the organization containing newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs.

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Altrusa Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1960s-2000s (CA2749)
11.9 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes

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Addition to records of the club include newsletters, bulletins and other publications, meeting and convention materials, correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, photographs, membership directories, and scrapbooks concerning the Columbia chapter and activities at the district and national levels of the organization.

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Altrusa Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1937- (C2305)
1.2 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes (20 folders, 11 volumes)

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Minutes of club meetings and board meetings, projects, membership lists, budgets, treasurer's reports, and scrapbooks of a women's service organization.

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Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Greater Kansas City Records, 1925-2002 (K0824)
6 c.f.

The Association is a social group for college sorority alumnae engaged in philanthropic work. Organizational records including minutes, financial records, rush materials, committee reports, and photos and newspaper clippings. Also information on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its effect on sororities.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Kansas City Chapter Records, 1901-2014 (K0076)
13 c.f., MR 6 rolls

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Organizational records including minute books, financial records, photos and scrapbooks documenting the affairs of the chapter, a major women's club in Kansas City, Missouri.

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American Association of University Women, Missouri Division Records, 1920s-2018 (CA5689)
54.2 cubic feet, A/V material

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Addition of records of the state division, including board and annual meeting minutes, officers' and committee correspondence, membership information, publicity files, legislative work, program and conference files, and local branch materials.

American Association of University Women, Missouri Division Records, 1925-1986 (C2734)
12.7 cubic feet

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Records of the state division, including meeting minutes, officers' and committee correspondence, membership information, publicity, legislative and program and conference files, and local branch materials. Also includes materials from the Southwest Central Region and the national organization. See also collection C3521.

American Business Women's Association, Ozark Paradise Chapter (Laurie, Mo.) Records, 1970s-2000s (CA6248)
5 cubic feet

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Records include scrapbooks, photographs, publications, publicity material, financial reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous material.

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American Business Women's Association, Show-Me State Chapter Records, 1965-1996 (C4016)
2.7 cubic feet

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The records of the Show-Me State Chapter of the American Business Women's Association include meeting minutes, membership rosters, correspondence, memos and announcements, photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material.

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Americans for Israel and Torah (AMIT) Collection, 1930-2007 (K0875)
0.75

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AMIT educates and cares for Israel's youth, including the most vulnerable children in Israel. Organizational records for the Kansas City, Missouri Nitzanim chapter of the Mizrachi Women's Organization of America and its evolution into the Americans for Israel and Torah (AMIT) organization. Includes reports, manuals, newspaper clippings, programs, newsletters, booklets and pamphlets, correspondence and speeches, banners, and photographs.

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Athena Club, Charleston, Missouri Records, 1941-1992 (R0666)
(2 rolls of microfilm)

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These are the records of the Athena Club, a women's club at Charleston in Mississippi County, Missouri. The records consist of minute books, 1953-1992; and scrapbooks, circa 1941-1985.

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B'nai B'rith Women St. Joseph, MO Chapter 276 Records, 1964-1965 (K0899)
2.2 c.f.

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Scrapbook of the activities of the B'nai B'rith Women, Chapter 276, of St. Joseph, MO.

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Barnette Welfare Workers Extension Club (Boone County, Mo.) Records, 1931-1973 (C3775)
0.4 cubic feet

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Records of a rural Boone County women's club. Minutes and financial accounts of the club are presented in the records. Missing from the documents are record books for 1956 and 1960-1964. Also, there are no separate financial accounts for 1944-1942 and 1971-1973.

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Barnitz Family Photograph Collection, circa 1910-1980s (R1296)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder, 43 photographs)

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This collection consists of twenty-three black and white and twenty color photographs that were loaned for scanning. The photographs include agricultural activities and rural farm life from the early 1910s to 1980s in Phelps and Dent Counties. The photographs include subjects such as cattle and hog raising, baling hay, showing livestock and the Lake Spring Homemaker's Club in 1953.

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Beta Sigma Phi Collection, 1943-1946 (R0852)
(1 folder)

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This collection consists of an invitation to a pledging ceremony in Neosho, Missouri, a membership application, and programs for "Founder's Day" observances in Joplin, Missouri, and Neosho, Missouri, for Beta Sigma Phi, a non-academic sorority based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Blue Star Mothers of America (Sturgeon, Mo.) Scrapbook, 1943-1945 (C1383)
0.11 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Letters and cards of thanks for gift boxes and letters to the Blue Star Mothers of Sturgeon, MO, from men of that area serving in World War II. Scrapbook contains notations identifying the soldier and noting whether he was wounded or killed or imprisoned. Includes rosters of servicemen.

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Jack Bohm and Liz Viscofsky Bohm Papers, 1950-2006 (K0995)
0.2 c.f.

Family papers including newspaper clippings, event programs, flyers, biographies, and photographs relating to Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood.

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Book Lovers' Club Records, 1915-2011 (K0901)
2.25 c.f.

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Organizational records of the oldest African American women's club in Kansas City. Includes minutes, yearbooks, meeting programs, photographs, financial records, and other related materials.

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Boonville Women's Club Oral History Project Collection, 2007-2008 (CA6351)
0.1 cubic feet, 20 audio cassettes, 20 CDs

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The collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Meredith Ludwig for the Boonville Women's Club, including audio and transcripts. Ludwig compiled many of the interviews into a 2008 readers' theatre production, "Women's Words: Memories of Boonslick," and supporting material relating to the stage production is also included.

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Doris Crump Bradshaw Papers, 1930-1962 (C3303)
3 cubic feet

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The civic, professional, and social organization papers of Doris Crump Bradshaw include: League of Women Voters, Missouri Library Association, Fortnightly Club, Columbia Garden Club, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Active in American Association of University Women, Mrs. Bradshaw served as state legislative chairman, 1945-1949, and state social studies chairman, 1950-1951.

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William L. and Doris Crump Bradshaw Papers, 1872-1979 (C4268)
1.4 cubic feet (63 folders)

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Correspondence, research material, announcements, photographs and postcards of Doris Crump Bradshaw, and her husband, William L. Bradshaw, a professor in the Department of Political Science and later Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

Brick Extension Club (Otterville, Mo.), no date (CA6233)
0.4 cubic feet

Yearbooks, newsletters, and other records of the Brick Extension Club, Otterville, Missouri, a member of the Missouri Extension Homemakers Association.

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Tennie S. Burk Papers, 1837-1972 (C4285)
0.75 cubic feet (26 folders)

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The papers of Tennessee 'Tennie' Selby Burk contains her personal papers including genealogical information on her family and on various Missouri chapters of the Daughters of the American Colonists (DAC).

Mattie P. Burton Papers, 1958 (K0144)
0.01 c.f.

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A letter, undated and unsigned, presumably by Miss Burton's mother describing her experiences as a pioneer in Indiana and Nebraska; a biographical statement on Mattie Burton, owner of the Burton Publishing Company in Kansas City; and drafts by Mattie Burton of Westport Branch of the National League of American Pen Women activities.

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Business and Professional Women's Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1941-1966 (C2538)
5.73 cubic feet (209 folders, 5 volumes, 1 oversize item, 2 audio cassettes, 1 DVD, 1 video cassette)

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The records of the Columbia Business and Professional Women's Club contain presidents' and secretaries' files, minutes, histories, yearbooks, committee records, photographs, memorabilia, and scrapbooks of the Columbia Business and Professional Women's Club; as well as some scattered materials from regional, state, and national instances of the Business and Professional Women's Club.

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Business and Professional Women's Club, Webb City, Missouri Records, 1951-1984 (R0573)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are record books of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri. They include minutes of meetings for 1951-1954 and 1969-1984, the club's constitution, and by-laws.

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Camp Fire Girls Council of the Ozarks Camp Shawio Collection, 1956 (R0867)
(1 folder)

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This is an informational booklet for the 1856 season at Camp Shawio, a resident and day camping gacility near Linden in Christian County, Missouri. The camp was owned and operated by the Camp Fire Girls Council of the Ozarks. Shawio stands for Share With Others.

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Avis Dungan Carlson Daybooks, 1923-1943 (S0419)
1 roll microfilm

This collection contains the daybooks of Avis Carlson, writer, covering her daily life from 1923-1943. The daybooks begin in 1923 when she lived in Illinois and end in 1943 when her husband, Harry Carlson, was being transferred around the country in the United States Armed services. Carlson commented on her personal and daily routine but often referred to wider topics such as the Depression, the Dust Bowl in Kansas, international affairs, politics, the League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, and the YWCA.

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Carnegie Cultural Club Records, 1903-1982 (K0143)
4 MR

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Minute books, official documents, financial records, scrapbooks, and historical materials for a women's cultural club in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Cassville Garden Club Collection, 1947 (R1040)
(1 folder)

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This is an annual program booklet for a woman's garden club at Cassville in Barry County, Missouri. Covering the calendar year 1947, it includes meeting schedules and topics, lists of state and local officers, a roster of members with local telephone numbers, and a list of past presidents.

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Central Christian Church, Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1957 (R0916)
(1 folder)

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This booklet is a yearbook for 1957-1958 for the Christian Women's Fellowship of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Mrs. Wesley Bagot served as president that year.

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Cherete Study Club, Joplin, Missouri Collection, 1956-1963 (R1025)
(1 folder)

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These are annual program booklets for 1956-1957, 1958-1959, 1962-1963, and 1963-1964 for Cherete Study Club, a women's study club at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are lists of members, officers, committees, past presidents, and a schedule of meetigns and programs.

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Child Culture Club Joplin, Missouri Collection, 1938-1954 (R1026)
(1 folder)

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These are annual program/membership booklets for the Child Culture Club, a woman's study club at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are lists of members, officers, and schedules of meetings and programs.

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Christ Church Episcopal, Rolla, Missouri Records, 1899-1985 (R0161)
26 folders microfilmed

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These are records of Christ Church Episcopal in Rolla, Missouri, and its women's auxiliary, St.
Margaret's Guild. Included are records of church services, minutes of committee meetings, and
financial records, 1899-1970, the records of St. Margaret's Guild, ca. 1910-1983, and miscellaneous
historical materials, ca. 1910-1985.

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Church Women United in Missouri, Columbia Unit Records, 1945-2001 (C4183)
4 cubic feet (132 folders)

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The records of a Columbia, Missouri, women's church organization, which contains newsletters, reports, directories, membership materials, meeting minutes, notes, financial records, history, scrapbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous material.

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Church Women United in Missouri Papers, 1948-1976 (C0282)
0.8 cubic feet

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Papers of the state chapter of a national Christian women's ecumenical organization affiliated with the National Council of Churches. Includes constitutions and bylaws, minutes, annual and triennial reports, lists of officers, financial statements and budgets, correspondence, official histories, programs, proclamations, publicity materials, photographs, and clippings.

College Club of Kansas City Records, 1950-1996 (K0323)
3 c.f.

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Minutes, dues records, yearbooks, calendars of events, scrapbooks, and publicity files of the Club formed by American Association of University Women (AAUW) members who wished to have more control at the local level: to be a "non-profit group whose purpose would be to foster good fellowship among college women and to support local projects of a non-controversial civic, educational, and social service nature."

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College Club of St. Louis Records, 1916-1943 (S0230)
0.25 cubic foot, 1 roll microfilm

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The collection consists of nine scrapbooks on one roll of microfilm containing press clippings and programs of activities and benefits, 1916-1943, of the College Club of St. Louis, whose membership consists of women graduates of accredited colleges. Additional materials of interest include correspondence regarding the College Club of St. Louis’s consolidation with the St. Louis branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumni in the early 1920s.

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Columbia Equal Suffrage Association and League of Women Voters Records, 1912-1923 (C2936)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The records of the Columbia Equal Suffrage Association and League of Women Voters contain minutes of the Columbia Equal Suffrage Association, 1912-1920, and League of Women Voters, 1920-1923; a newspaper clipping, "Five Columbia Women Honored for Valor in Suffrage Campaign;" and the constitution of the League of Women Voters of Missouri, adopted October 15-17, 1919.

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Columbia Garden Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1919-1967 (C3622)
1.25 cubic feet

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Minutes, clippings, photographs, yearbooks, and scrapbooks of an organization of women interested in growing flowers and stimulating beautification of their community.

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Columbia League of Women Voters Records, c. 1934-1996 (CA5508)
7 cubic feet, 11 video cassettes

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Addition of records of the organization. Includes minutes, publications, correspondence, committee files, scrapbooks containing photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material. Includes interviews with various candidates in 1994.

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Columbia League of Women Voters Records, 1923-1974 (C3450)
1.2 cubic feet, 14 oversize volumes

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Chapter minutes and local newspaper clippings are bulk of collection. Includes material from national organization and other chapters. Earlier records may be found under Columbia Equal Suffrage Association and League of Women Voters Records, 1912-1923.

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Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood Records, 1961-2006 (K0603)
12 c.f.

Organizational records of the Sisterhood including by-laws, committee reports, financial documents, meeting minutes, photographs, and scrapbooks related to the year's activities including meetings, conferences, and social gatherings.

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