Archives of the Council of University Women

Collection Summary

Title: Archives of the Council of University Women
Call Number: MS 94-22
Size: 1.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by the Council of University Women, 4-1993. Additional materials donated 5-1995.
Processed by: MAJ, 5-12-1994; MN, 5-17-1995; JEF, 11-17-1998; MN, 12-2015
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

Archives of the Council of University Women contains records pertaining to the activities of the organization at University of Wichita and Wichita State University from 1930 to 1949 and from 1967 to 1994. Included are financial records, records of meetings, announcement circulars, correspondence, and other organizational materials. Of particular interest is the correspondence received from member Evelyn Hinton during World War II and information relating to the CUW Scholarship Fund.

Administrative History

According to available records, the Council of University Women (CUW) was organized in 1930. Its purpose was to raise funds for helping new female students at the University of Wichita through a scholarship fund. It was also the intent of its organizers to foster fellowship and friendliness among the female faculty and professional staff. Its constitution was revised in 1977 to include all female employees as eligible for membership. Each year the CUW organizes a series of luncheons, dinners, and speaking engagements to promote its goals.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1Box 1, Box 2 FF 1-14, Box 3Organizational Files
Series 1.1Box 1 FF 1-9Organizational Files, 1930-1939. Membership rolls; minutes of meetings; correspondence; newspaper clippings; reports to membership; activity circulars; constitution; directories; transcripts.
Series 1.2Box 1 FF 10-17Organizational Files, 1940-1949. Membership rolls; committee rolls and reports; lists of officers; activity agendas, circulars, and reports; reports to membership; minutes of meetings; correspondence (includes postcards from CUW member Evelyn Hinton while training at Little Rock, Arkansas, as member of the first graduating class from the Women's Auxiliary Air Corps officer's school); newspaper clippings; constitution with revisions; personal notes from outgoing presidents; examples of name tags.
Series 1.3Box 1 FF 18-19Organizational Files, 1967-1969. Financial records; activity circulars.
Series 1.4Box 1 FF 20-25Organizational Files, 1970-1979. Financial records, financial statements, and treasurer's reports; regulations and procedures, financial statements, and correspondence relating to the CUW Scholarship Fund; committee reports; membership rolls; activity agendas, circulars, and examples of RSVPs; correspondence; minutes of meetings; constitution; examples of programs; CUW Word Search Puzzle.
Series 1.5Box 2 FF 1-8Organizational Files, 1980-1989. Financial records, financial statements, ledger sheets and treasurer's reports; regulations and procedures (with revisions), financial statements, meeting agendas, and correspondence relating to the CUW Scholarship Fund; minutes and agendas of meetings; reports to membership; activity circulars, reports, and examples of RSVPs; correspondence; membership rolls; committee rolls and reports; list of officers; examples of name tags, tickets, and programs; CUW Notes and news releases; notes for speeches; CUW Employer Identification Number (application and notice of assignment); memorandum outlining duties of treasurer; bound documents containing activity circulars and correspondence from 1984-85 and 1986-87.
Series 1.6Box 2 FF 9-14, Box 3Organizational Files, 1990-1994. Ledger sheets; correspondence relating to the CUW Scholarship Fund; membership rolls; activity circulars, tickets, programs, RSVPs, and reservation forms; reports to membership.
Series 2Box 2 FF 15-16Publications: CUW Yearbooks; “Lite” Edition - 1990 Book of Recipes.
Series 3Box 2 FF 17-18Miscellaneous. Ledger book (August 29, 1957-May 8, 1975); undated artifacts.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Organizational Files

Series 1.1 ‒ Organizational Files, 1930-1939

Box 1FF 1Membership rolls.
Box 1FF 2Minutes of meetings, including the naming of the organization and early development of annual events.
Box 1FF 3Minutes of executive board meetings.
Box 1FF 4Correspondence, including announcement to University of Wichita President Dr. H. W. Foght of the formation of the CUW.
Box 1FF 5Newspaper clippings.
Box 1FF 6Reports to membership.
Box 1FF 7Activity circulars.
Box 1FF 8Activity reports.
Box 1FF 9Constitutions, directories, and transcripts.

Series 1.2 ‒ Organizational Files, 1940-1949

Box 1FF 10Membership rolls; committee rolls and reports; activity agendas; lists of officers; treasurer's report.
Box 1FF 11Minutes of meetings.
Box 1FF 12Minutes of executive board meetings.
Box 1FF 13Correspondence.
Box 1FF 14Reports to membership.
Box 1FF 15Activity circulars.
Box 1FF 16Activity reports.
Box 1FF 17Constitutions and revisions; Hinton correspondence (10-15-1942); personal notes of outgoing presidents Willa Raymond and Alice Buckner to successors; examples of name tags.

Series 1.3 ‒Organizational Files, 1967-1969

Box 1FF 18Financial records.
Box 1FF 19Activity circulars.

Series 1.4 ‒Organizational Files, 1970-1979

Box 1FF 20Financial records, statements, and reports.
Box 1FF 21Regulations and procedures, financial statements, and correspondence relating to the CUW Scholarship Fund.
Box 1FF 22Courtesy committee reports.
Box 1FF 23Membership rolls; committee rolls; activity agendas.
Box 1FF 24Activity circulars.
Box 1FF 25Correspondence; minutes of meetings; constitution; examples of programs and activity RSVPs; CUW Word Search Puzzle.

Series 1.5 ‒ Organizational Files, 1980-1989

Box 2FF 1Financial records and reports; ledger sheets.
Box 2FF 2Regulations and procedures (including revisions), financial statements, correspondence, and meeting agendas relating to the CUW Scholarship Fund.
Box 2FF 3Minutes of meetings; meeting agendas; reports to membership; activity report; committee report.
Box 2FF 4Correspondence. (See Box 2 FF 8 for additional correspondence from 1984-85 and 1986-87.)
Box 2FF 5Membership rolls; committee rolls; activity agendas; lists of officers.
Box 2FF 6Activity circulars. (See Box 2 FF 8 for additional circulars from 1984-85 and 1986-87.)
Box 2FF 7Examples of RSVPs, name tags, tickets, and programs; news releases; speech notes; CUW Notes.
Box 2FF 8Employer Identification Number (application and notice of assignment); memorandum referring to duties of CUW treasurer; bound documents containing activity circulars and correspondence from 1984-85 and 1986-87.

Series 1.6 ‒ Organizational Files, 1990-1994

Box 2FF 9Ledger sheets.
Box 2FF 10Correspondence relating to the CUW Scholarship Fund.
Box 2FF 11Correspondence.
Box 2FF 12Membership rolls.
Box 2FF 13Activity circulars.
Box 2FF 14Reports to membership; Examples of tickets, RSVPs, reservation forms, and programs.
Box 3FF 1Financial records: operating account
Box 3FF 2Financial records: vending account
Box 3FF 3Financial records: scholarship fund
Box 3FF 4Financial records: service fund
Box 3FF 5Financial records: Central Services
Box 3FF 6Financial records: printing
Box 3FF 7Survey results from questionnaire regarding programs
Box 3FF 8List of CUW officers, 1958-1988
Box 3FF 9Treasurer's report, tax exemption certificate, lists of paid attendees of meetings
Box 3FF 10Financial records: operating account
Box 3FF 11Financial records: service fund
Box 3FF 12Financial records: vending account
Box 3FF 13Financial records: scholarship fund

Series 2 ‒ Publications

Box 2FF 15CUW Yearbooks (1973-74 to 1976-77; 1979-80; 1981-82 to 1988-89; and 1992-93).
Box 2FF 16 "Lite" Edition 1990 - Book of Recipes.

Series 3 ‒ Miscellaneous

Box 2FF 17Ledger book containing debits and credits from August 29, 1957 to May 8, 1975.
Box 2FF 18Artifactual items, undated.