Collection Number: 40205

Collection Title: University Woman's Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1949-2017

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Size 12.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4800 items)
Abstract The University Woman's Club was established at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1949 as an outgrowth of the University Newcomer's Club. Through teas, tours, excursions, dinners, and other activities, the club sought to foster closer social ties among university faculty wives and women staff members. The Newcomer's Club had been formed in 1939 and in 1969 became a division of the University Woman's Club. The purpose of the Newcomer's Division was to assist new faculty wives and women faculty and staff in becoming acquainted with each other, with the university, and with the Chapel Hill community. In 1987 the Newcomer's Division was disbanded and replaced by the Friends' Network and the Newcomer's Events Committee. Records of the University Woman's Club include the constitution and bylaws of the club, minutes of general meetings and board meetings, records of officers and committees, scrapbooks, membership records, and publicity.
Creator University Woman's Club (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the University Woman's Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40205, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Newcomer's Club of the University of North Carolina was formed in 1939. The University Woman's Club was established on 26 January 1949, as an outgrowth of the University Newcomer's Club. In 1961 the Newcomer's Club became a division of the University Woman's Club. The purpose of the division was to assist new faculty wives and women faculty in becoming acquainted with each other, with the university, and with the Chapel Hill community through teas, tours, excursions, dinners, etc. The Newcomer's Division ceased to exist in 1987. In a University Woman's Club Newsletter of February 1989, Legislative Committee Chairwoman Eleanor Godfrey explained the change as follows:

"Two years ago, the Board of the University Woman's Club decided to try a new method of welcoming newcomers, which involved abolishing the Newcomer's Division as a separate entity and incorporating all newcomer's structure and activity into the main body of the club. At the April 1987 meeting, the membership approved deleting sections and phrases of the By-laws which referred to the Newcomer's Division."

"Two new standing committees replaced the abolished division: the Friends Network, a group of departmental representatives responsible for identifying and welcoming newcomers to the University Woman's Club; and the Newcomer's Events Committee, which coordinated programs designed to introduce new and prospective members to the University and to Chapel Hill. Put in practice between 1987 and 1988, these modifications were added to the By-laws of the University Woman's Club and approved by the membership on 12 April 1989."

In the spring of 1990, the club appointed a committee to review membership criteria, which had previously included only EPA employees or their wives. Following the recommendations of the committee, the club began extending invitation to membership to all permanent employees or their wives.

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Series 1 of these records encompasses the University Woman's Club proper. This series includes information on various committees, meeting miuntes, membership directories, newsletters, president's books, constitutions and bylaws, information on club events, publicity, club publications, and scrapbooks. Some duplication of material exists among the folders and the president's books, but the president's books offer comprehensive coverage of a given president's term. Some photographs are included in the Program Committee files and in the president's books, but a significant number of photographs are also stored separately.

Series 2 of the records encompasses the Newcomer's Division. This series includes the division's constitution and bylaws, committee information, correspondence, programming, membership, publicity, publications, and scrapbooks.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008.

About 2430 items.

Box 1:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Friends' Network, 1988-1991 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Membership Committee: General, 1952-1991 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:1

(includes Membership Policy Review Committee, 1990)

Committees and Chairwomen: Membership Committee: Yearbooks and Directories, 1975-2000; 2008 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Newcomer's Events Committee, 1988-1991 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Newsletter Committee, 1989-1991 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Nominating Committee, 1990-1991 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Program Committee, 1953-1990; 2008 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Publicity Committee, 1964-1990 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:1

Constitutions and Bylaws, 1953-1991 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:1

Executive Board/Committee: Minutes, 1949-1995 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:1

(including General Meetings)

Box 1:2

Executive Board/Committee: Minutes, 1995-2000 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

(including General Meetings)

Executive Board/Committee: Officers' Correspondence: President, 1949-1991 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

Executive Board/Committee: Officers' Correspondence: Secretary, 1990 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

Executive Board/Committee: Officers' Correspondence: Treasurer, 1954-1990 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

Executive Board/Committee: Officers' Correspondence: Vice President, 1975-1980; 1990 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

Photographs, 1989-1992; 1994-1995; undated #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

(shelved separately under P-40205; some negatives included)

President's Books, 1991-1998 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

(kept by club presidents; include newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, treasurer's reports, publicity, and information about programs; some materials are duplicated in other files)

Publications: A Brief History of the University Woman's Club, 1990 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

Publications: A Little Book for Survivors, 1985 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

Publications: The Newcomer's Handbook, 1989 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

Publications: Newsletter, 1967-1980 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:2

Box 1:3

Publications: Newsletter, 1981-1991; 1994-1996; 2007-2008 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:3

Service Activities, 1990-1991 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:3

Scrapbook, 1983-1984 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:3

Scrapbook, 1989-1990 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:3

Scrapbook, 1994-1995 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:3

Scrapbook, 1995-1996 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:3

Box 1:4

Scrapbook, 1959-1971 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:4

Scrapbook, 1971-1977 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:4

Scrapbook, 1977-1980 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:4

Scrapbook, 1980-1981 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:4

Scrapbook, 1981-1982 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:4

Scrapbook, 1982-1983 #40205, Series: "1. University Woman's Club, 1949-2008." Box 1:4

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About 1220 items.

Box 2:1

Constitutions and Bylaws, 1965-1976 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Executive Committee: Committee Membership, 1960-1987 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Executive Committee: Minutes, 1949-1984; 1986-1987 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Executive Committee: Officers: Correspondence, 1956-1983; 1986 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Executive Committee: Officers: Duties, 1971-1979 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Executive Committee: Officers: Treasurer, 1949-1984 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Executive Committee: Officers: Vice President, 1967-1979 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Program Committee: General, 1949-1980 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Program Committee: Programs and Invitations, 1949-1980; 1986-1987 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Membership Committee: General, 1953-1986 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Membership Committee: Membership Applications, undated #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Membership Committee: Yearbooks, 1972-1983 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Committees and Chairwomen: Publicity Committee, 1968-1981 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Publications: Handbook, 1963-1972; 1983 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Publications: Newsletter, 1960-1983 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:1

Box 2:2

Scrapbook, 1970-1971 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:2

Scrapbook, 1971-1972 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:2

Scrapbook, 1973-1975 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:2

Scrapbook, 1975-1976 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:2

Scrapbook, 1976-1977 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:2

Scrapbook, 1977-1978 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:2

Scrapbook, 1978-1979 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:2

Scrapbook, 1979-1980 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:2

Box 2:3

Scrapbook, 1980-1981 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:3

Scrapbook, 1981/1982-1982/1983 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:3

Scrapbook, 1983-1984 #40205, Series: "2. Newcomer's Club, 1949-1987." Box 2:3

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017

This addition consists of records of the University Woman's Club including handbooks, meeting minutes, reports, photographs, and correspondence of UWC leaders.

Donated by Myrna Bower (RT 20170531.1).

Box 3:1

Bower, Myrna #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Brochures, 1989-2017 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Clippings #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Constitution and Bylaws #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Events #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Handbooks, 2007-2011 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Handbooks, 2011-2018 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Includes RT 20171018.1.

History #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

King, Margaret (Margy) #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Pamphlets, 1985-1989 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1998-2017 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Newsletters, 1988-2015 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Peacock, Florence #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Programs #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Roster, 1992-2000 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Scholarship Funds, 2010-2015 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

Treasurers Reports and Budgets, 1999-2016 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

University Woman's Club Photos, undated-1990 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

University Woman's Club Photos, 1996-1997 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

University Woman's Club Photos, 1997-1998 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

University Club Photos, 1998-2004 #40205, Subseries: "3.1. University Woman's Club (Addition of May 2017), 1985-2017" Box 3:1

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Correspondence, meeting minutes, programs, flyers, reports, and photographs related to activities of the University Woman's Club.

Donated by Steve Young, August 2017 (RT 20170822.1).

Box 3:1

Holiday Brunch reports and correspondence, 2005-2009 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Board meeting agendas, minutes, and reports, 2005-2016 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Secretary duties and Constitution, 2000-2005 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Correspondence, 2006-2009 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Committee meetings, 2003-2006 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Directories and flyers, 2004-2008 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Board and committee meeting minutes, 2005-2016 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Historian's records, undated #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Committee meetings and reports, 2006-2007 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Correspondence, 2006-2011 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Spring programs, 2003 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Board minutes, reports, and correspondence, January 2013-September 2014 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Meetings and events, 1992-1993 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Financial and committee reports, 2008-2014 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Newsletters, flyers, brochures, 2005-2014 #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

Luncheon photographs, 2000s #40205, Subseries: "3.2. University Woman's Club (Addition of August 2017), 1992-2016" Box 3:1

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016

Approximately 300 items.

Aquisitions Information: RT 20180426.1.

Box 3:2

Constitution and By-laws, March 2000 and August 2005 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Meeting Minutes, 2003-2004 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Meeting Minutes, 2013-2016 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Holiday Brunch, 2002 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Holiday Brunch, 2003 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Holiday Brunch, 2009 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Events, 1999, 2003, 2016 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Newsletters, 1998-2016 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Brochures, 1998-2017 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Handbooks, 2010-2016 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Directories, 1997-2003 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

Photograph album, 2009-2011 #40205, Subseries: "3.3. University Woman's Club (Addition of April 2018), 1997-2016" Box 3:2

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff, July 1981, October 1981, February 1982, June 1982, August 1982, July 1984, May 1989, April 1990, November 1990, October 1995, November 1997, April 2008, May 2017, September 2017, April 2018

Encoded by: Johanna Russ, April 2008

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