Wichita Area Girl Scouts Scrapbook Collection

Collection Summary

Title: Wichita Area Girl Scouts Scrapbook Collection
Call Number: MS 94-12
Size: 8.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by the Wichita Area Girl Scout Council
Processed by: JEO, 2-2-1994; JEF, 11-16-1998; MN, 4-2016
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher, to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

This collection of Girl Scout scrapbooks includes newspaper clippings, flyers, memos, correspondence and photographs describing activities of or participated in by the Wichita Area Girl Scouts from 1949 to 1987.

Administrative History

The first Girl Scouts troop in Wichita was organized in 1921, and, by 1925, the Wichita Girl Scout Council was formed, directing the activities of the many troops in the city. In the 1950s the Council expanded its region to include all troops in Sedgwick County, changing its name to the Wichita Area Girl Scout Council. In 2001 the organization was renamed and rechartered as the Girl Scouts of the Golden Plains. Six Girl Scout councils ‒ in Emporia, Garden City, Hays, Hutchinson, Salina and Wichita ‒ merged in October 2007 to become Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland headquartered in Wichita.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 13 Wichita Girl Scout Scrapbooks. Scrapbooks containing news clippings, flyers, memos, correspondence and photographs documenting the Girl Scouts organization in Wichita. Gaps appear due to missing scrapbooks for some years. Loose articles dated 1987 in box containing 1986 scrapbook. Arranged chronologically.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒Wichita Girl Scout Scrapbooks

Box 1   Scrapbook of Public Relations Committee, 1949-1951
Box 2   Scrapbook of Girl Scout activities, 1952-1956
Box 3   Scrapbook, 1957-1959
Box 4   Scrapbooks (2), 1961
Box 5   Scrapbooks, 1962 and 1963
Box 6   Scrapbooks, 1962 and 1963
Box 7   "Senior Scout Scrapbooks," 1964-1965 and 1970-1974
Box 8   Scrapbooks, 1966 and 1967
Box 9   Scrapbooks, 1966 and 1967
Box 10   Scrapbooks, 1970, 1971, 1972-1973
Box 11   Scrapbooks, 1974-1976, 1979
Box 12   Scrapbooks, 1979 and 1981
Box 13   Scrapbook, 1986. Loose articles, 1987.