Business and Professional Woman's Club of Philadelphia Records

Collection ID: 
Acc. 359
Date: 
1920-1982
Footage: 
1 cubic foot
Collecting Area: 

 

HISTORICAL NOTE
 

Founded in 1920 by Katherine Emmert and Katherine Brooks, the Business and Professional Women's Club of Philadelphia served as a social and professional organization which sought to address the needs of professional business women. A branch of a state and national network begun in 1918, the club grew rapidly in the early 1920s, and experienced a second resurgence in the late 1940s. Club membership declined again in the late 1960s but the local organization remained active, cooperating closely with the state and national organization. Members were drawn from many different industries and professions. Principle activities included the awarding of educational scholarships to women, the planning and execution of an annual National Business Womens Week, and social and political advocacy on behalf of all women, but with particular emphasis on workplace issues.


COLLECTION OVERVIEW
 

The collection includes the minutes from most Executive Board and regular meetings, financial records, several official club histories and annual reports, a small clippings file and mayoral proclamations.
 

ACQUISITION INFORMATION

Deposited by the organization through Jennie Ilacqua, Secretary, 928 Moore Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19148, September 1978.

 

INVENTORY


Box 1
001 Constitution and By-laws (Drafted, October 1981, Revised August 1982)
Executive Board Minutes
002 1920-1922
003 1923-1925
004 1926-1927
005 1929-1934
006 1935-1939
007 1940-1943
008 1949-1951
009 1952-1955
010 1956-1958
011 1960-1965
012 1966-1971
013 1973-1976
Regular Meetings Minutes
014 1922-1924
015 1925-1927
016 1929-1934
017 1935-1939

Box 2
Regular Meetings Minutes (Continued) 018 1940-1943
019 1949-1953
020 1954-1958
021 1960-1965
022 1966-1967
023 1968-1969
024 1970-1971
025 1973-1976
026 Annual Histories, 1967-1968, 1970-1975
027 Annual Reports, 1970-1977
028 Annual Reports, 1978-1979
029 Awards, 1967-1968, 1973-1979
030 Cashbooks, 1941-1966 (Including Convention/Reserve Fund and Mabel Snowden Memorial Fund)
031 Financial Information (Including tax records), 1966-1971
032 Membership Lists and Summary Sheets, 1969-1972 (Including membership applications from 1975-1976)
033 News Clippings, 1935-1938
034 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Press Clippings, 1978-1979

Box 3
Proclamations, National Business Womens Week
035 1978
036 1980
037 1981
Archivist's notes

Executive Board Minutes
  • 1. No records from April 1927 - March 1929.
  • 2. No records from June 1943 - May 1949.
  • 3. No records from July 1958 - October 1960.
  • 4. No records from June 1971 - July 1973.
Regular Meetings Minutes
  • 1. No records from April 1927 - December 1929.
  • 2. No records from June 1943 - August 1949.
  • 3. Last record File 020, May 8, 1958.
  • 4. No records from June 1971 - August 1973.