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National Council of Women of the United States records, bulk (1950-1965).

Title
National Council of Women of the United States records, 1888-1976, bulk (1950-1965).
Author
National Council of Women of the United States.
Supplementary Content
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Description
  • 35 linear feet (35 boxes and 1 v.).
  • 988 microfiche.
Uniform Title
  • Bulletin (National Council of Women of the United States).
  • United Nations Digest.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Audio tapes.
  • Photoprints.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • Collection (except for International Council of Women series) available on microfiche;
Biography (note)
  • The National Council of Women of the United States (NCW) is an organization comprised of women's voluntary organizations with a common interest in the social, educational, and political rights of women. Its primary purpose is to act as a clearing-house or information bureau for its members in order to broaden awareness of each other's activities and to increase cooperation and reduce duplication of efforts among them. Along with its affiliate organization, the International Council of Women, the NCW was founded in Washington, D.C. in March 1888.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2103
Author
National Council of Women of the United States.
Title
National Council of Women of the United States records, 1888-1976, bulk (1950-1965).
Additional Formats
Collection (except for International Council of Women series) available on microfiche; New York Public Library.
Summary
Records document the varied activities of the National Council of Women, chiefly its executive committee meetings, annual and biennial meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events, and the work of its ad hoc and standing committees, especially the International Hospitality Committee. Collection consists mainly of letters to and from executive committee members and standing committee chairmen; programs, agendas, minutes, and transcripts of meetings and conferences; printed matter, including NCW's newsletters and annual reports; audio tapes; and photographs. General and historical files, 1888-1973, include records relating to the objectives and operations of the NCW, histories of the organization, brochures, and copies of the newsletter. Executive committee meeting files, 1888-1970, include minutes, correspondence, press releases, reports, and other related materials. Executive committee correspondence, 1914-1970, consists of memoranda, form letters, telegrams, and other correspondence to and from committee members and executive directors. Committee files, 1943-1976, contain minutes of meetings of committee chairmen and individual committees, correspondence, annual reports, membership lists, and materials relating to standing, ad hoc and affiliated committees. International Hospitality Committee files, 1949-1973, are made up of minutes of meetings, correspondence, subject files, information sheets and other items.
In Activities files, 1933-1970, materials such as correspondence, programs, brochures, transcripts, speeches and press relaeases relate to the conferences, lectures, workshops, and NCW sponsored events that were not held as part of the annual and biennial meetings. Files of other organizations, 1950-1970, include materials pertaining to NCW's interaction with government agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit groups, both NCW members and non-members. Subject files, 1948-1971, contain items relating to a wide range of social issues and geographic areas. Materials in non-NCW files, 1896-1974, chiefly concern the activities of Grace Thompson Seton in the 1930s and Rose Parsons in the 1940s and 1950s. Collection also includes audio-visual materials (over 70 audio tapes and more than 200 photographs), 1888-1969, documenting various NCW activities.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
The National Council of Women of the United States (NCW) is an organization comprised of women's voluntary organizations with a common interest in the social, educational, and political rights of women. Its primary purpose is to act as a clearing-house or information bureau for its members in order to broaden awareness of each other's activities and to increase cooperation and reduce duplication of efforts among them. Along with its affiliate organization, the International Council of Women, the NCW was founded in Washington, D.C. in March 1888.
Finding Aids
Guide to microfiche edition: Records of the National Council of Women of the United States, Inc., 1888-ca. 1970. Ann Arbor, Michigan, UMI, 1988.
Guide to microfiche edition available in repository and on internet.
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Added Author
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906.
Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall, 1902-
Meiere, M. Hildreth, -1961.
Parsons, Rose Peabody.
Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920.
Seton-Thompson, Grace Gallatin.
Spafford, Belle S.
Stetten, Alice Mayer, 1887-1972.
Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898.
International Council of Women.
United Nations.
United States. Department of State.
United States Information Agency.
Added Title
Bulletin (National Council of Women of the United States).
United Nations Digest.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2103
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