A Guide to the Virginia Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs records, 1921-2009 Virginia Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs records 44419

A Guide to the Virginia Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs records, 1921-2009

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 44419


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Processed by: Renee M. Savits

Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
44419
Title
Virginia Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs records, 1921-2009
Extent
5.15 cu. ft. (15 boxes and oversize banner on shelf)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Virginia Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Records, 1921-2009. Accession 44419. Organization records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond 23219.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Virginia Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, July 2009. (Acc. 44419)

Additions, gift of Estate of Alice Martin, Arlington, April 2010. (Acc. 44902)


Biographical Information

The National Business and Professional Women's Club held its first convention in St. Louis in July 1919 and elected Gail Laughlin as the first president. Virginia was one of the earliest State Federations to affiliate with the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. In 1919, Dr. Orie Latham Hatcher, Cornelia Adair, Mrs. Geline MacDonald Bowman, Ella Agnew, Katherine Hawes, and Mrs. Beverly B. Munford called the meeting at which the Virginia Federation was formed with the clubs of Richmond, Roanoke, Lynchburg and Danville as its charter members. Miss Ella Agnew was the first president of the Virginia Federation, serving 1919 to 1920. In 2009, due to declining membership the Virginia Federation dissolved.

Scope and Content

Records, 1921-2009, of the Virginia chapter of the Business and Professional Women, including annual reports, bylaws, correspondence, histories, minutes, newsletters, photographs, programs, and reports. Included are copies of the newsletter, Federation Notes, 1969-2009; minutes; convention photographs, 1929-2000; annual convention programs, 1926-2009; histories of the organization and presidents; membership finances and rosters, 1996-2007; bylaws, certificates of incorporation, and rules handbooks; and emblems and organizational prayer. Similar materials, such as annual reports, can be found in several folders throughout the collection, therefore a thorough cross checking of all folders is necessary to find related materials.

The chronological files, 1968-2009, mainly contain minutes but also included are annual reports, bylaws, correspondence, finances, memoranda, memorial service programs, photographs, and reports. Of note is the correspondence detailing the closure of various chapters of the organization starting in 1999 and the dissolution of the Virginia chapter of the BPW in 2009. These files contain information on the day to day activities of the organization and works accomplished.

Of note are the files for each president of the chapter from 1919 to 1980. Included are annual reports, clippings, convention programs, correspondence, finances, biographies of the presidents, photographs, reports, and resolutions. Also of note are the photographs. 1929-2002, of annual conventions and presidents (found in the President's files). Also included are copies of A History of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., Volumes I-III.

Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1
Annual reports, 1980-1987.
Box 1
Folder 2
Annual reports, 1989-1990.
Box 1
Folder 3
Annual reports, 1990-1992.
Box 1
Folder 4
Annual reports, 1992-1994.
Box 1
Folder 5
Annual reports, 1994-1996.
Box 1
Folder 6
Annual reports, 1996-1997.
Box 1
Folder 7
Annual reports, 1997-1998.
Box 1
Folder 8
Annual reports, 1998-1999.
Box 1
Folder 9
Annual reports, 1999-2000.
Box 2
Folder 1
Annual reports, 2002-2004.
Box 2
Folder 2
Annual reports, 2004-2007.
Box 2
Folder 2a
Bylaws, policies and standing rules handbook 2002.
Box 2
Folder 3-4
Certificate of Incorporation and Charters, 1952-2001.
Box 2
Folder 5
Chapters, Arlington BPW, 1969-1998.
Box 2
Folder 6
Chapters, Augusta County BPW, 1999.
Box 2
Folder 7
Chapters, Falls Church BPW, 1996-2006.
Box 2
Folder 8
Chapters, Loudoun BPW, 1945-1997.
Box 2
Folder 9
Chronological files, 1968-1969.
Box 2
Folder 10
Chronological files, 1984-1989.
Box 2
Folder 11
Chronological files, 1990.
Box 2
Folder 12
Chronological files, 1991.
Box 3
Folder 1
Chronological files, 1992.
Box 3
Folder 1a
Chronological files, 1993.
Box 3
Folder 2
Chronological files, 1994.
Box 3
Folder 3
Chronological files, 1995.
Box 3
Folder 4
Chronological files, 1996.
Box 3
Folder 5
Chronological files, 1997.
Box 3
Folder 6
Chronological files, 1998.
Box 3
Folder 7
Chronological files, 1999.
Box 3
Folder 8
Chronological files, 2000.
Box 3
Folder 9
Chronological files, 2001.
Box 4
Folder 1
Chronological files, 2002.
Box 4
Folder 2
Chronological files, 2003.
Box 4
Folder 3
Chronological files, 2004.
Box 4
Folder 4
Chronological files, 2005.
Box 4
Folder 5
Chronological files, 2006.
Box 4
Folder 6
Chronological files, 2007.
Box 4
Folder 7-8
Chronological files, 2008.
Box 5
Folder 1-2
Chronological files, 2009.
Box 5
Folder 2a
Directory, 1972-1973.
Box 5
Folder 3
Emblem of the BPW, 1937-1962.
Box 5
Folder 3a
Hand book, 1962.
Box 5
Folder 4
Handbooks, Installation ceremony, nd.
Box 5
Folder 5
History book, 75th Anniversary Virginia Federation of BPW, 1994.
Volume 5
A History of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., Volume I, 1919-1944.
Volume 5
A History of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., Volume II, 1944-1960.
Volume 5
A History of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., Volume III, 1960-1994.
Box 5
Folder 6
Membership, 1996-2000.
Box 6
Folder 1
Membership, 2000-2001.
Box 6
Folder 2
Membership, 2001-2002.
Box 6
Folder 3
Membership, 2002-2003.
Box 6
Folder 4
Membership, 2003-2007.
Box 6
Folder 5
Newsletters, Index to.
Box 6
Folder 6
Newsletters, The Virginia Business & Professional Woman, 1947-1948.
Box 6
Folder 7
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1969-1970.
Box 7
Folder 1
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1971.
Box 7
Folder 2
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1972, 1974.
Box 7
Folder 3
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1975.
Box 7
Folder 4
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1976.
Box 7
Folder 5
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1977-1978.
Box 7
Folder 6
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1979-1981.
Box 7
Folder 7
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1983-1984.
Box 7
Folder 8
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1985-1986.
Box 7
Folder 9
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1987-1988.
Box 7
Folder 10
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1988-1989.
Box 8
Folder 1
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1990-1991.
Box 8
Folder 2
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1992-1993.
Box 8
Folder 3
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1994.
Box 8
Folder 4
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1995-1996.
Box 8
Folder 5
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1997-1998.
Box 8
Folder 6
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 1999-2000.
Box 8
Folder 7
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 2001-2002.
Box 9
Folder 1
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 2003-2005.
Box 9
Folder 2
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 2006-2007.
Box 9
Folder 3
Newsletters, Federation Notes, 2008-2009.
Box 9
Folder 3a
Pamphlets, ca. 1990-2001.
Box 9
Folder 3b
President's Files, Index.
Box 9
Folder 4
President's Files, Profiles Thru The Years, 1919-1945.
Box 9
Folder 5
President's Files, Profiles Thru The Years, 1945-1992.
Box 9
Folder 6
President's Files, Ella Agnew, 1919-1920.
Box 9
Folder 7
President's Files, Geline McDonald Bowman, 1920-1923.
Box 9
Folder 8
President's Files, Catherine Wester, 1923.
Box 9
Folder 9
President's Files, Elizabeth Foster, 1923-1926.
Box 9
Folder 10
President's Files, Sara Royall, 1926-1928.
Box 9
Folder 11
President's Files, Laura H. Penn, 1928-1930.
Box 9
Folder 12
President's Files, Edna Holmes, 1930-1932.
Box 10
Folder 1-2
President's Files, Hilda Marshall, 1932-1934.
Box 10
Folder 3
President's Files, Webb Brown Rothwell, 1934-1935.
Box 10
Folder 4
President's Files, Elizabeth Ramey, 1935-1937.
Box 10
Folder 5
President's Files, Birdie Dodson, 1937-1939.
Box 10
Folder 6
President's Files, Lillian M. Johnson, 1939-1941.
Box 10
Folder 7
President's Files, Myrtie Sutphin, 1941-1942.
Box 10
Folder 8
President's Files, Nina B. Horton Avery, 1942-1944.
Box 10
Folder 9
President's Files, Lucile E. Michie, 1944-1946.
Box 10
Folder 10
President's Files, Lena R. Cobb, 1946-1947.
Box 10
Folder 11
President's Files, Judge Irene L. Pancoast, 1947-1949.
Box 10
Folder 12
President's Files, Lettie S. Brockwell, 1949-1950.
Box 10
Folder 13
President's Files, Virginia Dave Moore, 1950-1952.
Box 10
Folder 14
President's Files, Margaret Ferguson, 1952-1954.
Box 10
Folder 15
President's Files, Mary S. Etter, 1954-1956.
Box 10
Folder 16
President's Files, Elizabeth M. McKnight, 1956-1958.
Box 10
Folder 17
President's Files, Gladys B. White, 1958-1959.
Box 10
Folder 18
President's Files, Dorothy V. Allport, 1959-1960.
Box 10
Folder 19
President's Files, Nettie Tucker Yowell, 1960-1961.
Box 10
Folder 20
President's Files, Gale B. Hounshell, 1961-1963.
Box 10
Folder 21
President's Files, Nellie F. Garnett, 1963-1964.
Box 11
Folder 1
President's Files, Jane J. Palmer, 1964-1965.
Box 11
Folder 2
President's Files, Agnes M. Ames, 1965-1966.
Box 11
Folder 3
President's Files, Doris E. Kean, 1966-1967.
Box 11
Folder 4
President's Files, Josephine A. Turrentine, 1967-1968.
Box 11
Folder 5
President's Files, Prudence O. Tedder, 1968-1969.
Box 11
Folder 6
President's Files, Vivian W. Giles, 1969-1970.
Box 11
Folder 7
President's Files, Thelma R. Canada, 1970-1971.
Box 11
Folder 8
President's Files, Susan S. Reynolds, 1971-1972.
Box 11
Folder 9
President's Files, Doris E. Young, 1972-1973.
Box 12
Folder 1
President's Files, Lily M. Albert, 1973-1974.
Box 12
Folder 2
President's Files, Lillian B. Wodell, 1974-1975.
Box 12
Folder 3
President's Files, Louise Whitman, 1975-1976.
Box 12
Folder 4
President's Files, Dolly Showalter, 1976-1977.
Box 12
Folder 5
President's Files, Marguerite A. Payez, 1977-1978.
Box 12
Folder 6
President's Files, Margarette R. Roper, 1978-1979.
Box 12
Folder 7
President's Files, Theda T. Fitzpatrick, 1979-1980.
Box 13
Folder 1
Programs, Annual conventions, 1960-1985.
Box 13
Folder 2
Programs, Annual conventions, 1986-1989.
Box 13
Folder 3
Programs, Annual conventions, 1990-1995.
Box 13
Folder 4
Programs, Annual conventions, 1996-1999.
Box 13
Folder 5
Programs, Annual conventions, 2000-2009.
Box 13
Folder 6
Programs, Fall board meeting and leadership conferences, 1980-1993.
Box 13
Folder 7
Programs, Various awards, banquets, and state conventions, 1969-2009.
Box 13
Folder 8
Strategic plans, 1986-2000.
Box 13
Folder 9
State Leadership Directory, 1999-2000.
Box 13
Folder 10
Sheet music, "The Golden Key," 1924.
Box 13
Folder 11
Virginia Military Institute, Supreme Court decision, 1991-1996.
Box 14
Folder 1
Virginia Military Institute, Supreme Court decision, clippings, 1991-1996.
Box 14
Folder 2
Women's Round Table, 1986.
Box 14
Folder 3
Women in Transition Task Force, 1986.
Box 14
Folder 4
Photographs, Conventions, 1929.
Oversize Box 63
Photographs, Conventions, 1933 May 19-20.
Box 14
Folder 5
Photographs, Conventions, 1934-1937.
Box 14
Folder 6
Photographs, Conventions, 1940s.
Box 14
Folder 7
Photographs, Conventions, 1950s.
Box 14
Folder 8
Photographs, Conventions, 1953 August.
Box 14
Folder 9
Photographs, Conventions, 1960s.
Box 14
Folder 10
Photographs, Conventions, 1970s.
Box 14
Folder 11
Photographs, Conventions, 1980s.
Box 14
Folder 12
Photographs, Conventions, 1985 January.
Box 14
Folder 13
Photographs, Conventions, 1985 July.
Box 14
Folder 14
Photographs, Conventions, 1986 October.
Box 14
Folder 15
Photographs, Conventions, 1987.
Box 14
Folder 16
Photographs, Conventions, 1988 May.
Box 14
Folder 17
Photographs, Conventions, 1988 August.
Box 14
Folder 18
Photographs, Conventions, 1989 May.
Box 14
Folder 19
Photographs, Conventions, 1989 August.
Box 14
Folder 20
Photographs, Conventions, 1989 Fall.
Box 14
Folder 21
Photographs, Conventions, 1990s-2000s.
Box 14
Folder 22
Photographs, Conventions, 1990 June.
Box 14
Folder 23
Photographs, Conventions, 1990 September.
Box 14
Folder 24
Photographs, Conventions, 1991 August.
Box 14
Folder 25
Photographs, Conventions, 1992 May.
Box 14
Folder 26
Photographs, Conventions, 1993 October.
Box 14
Folder 27
Photographs, Conventions, 2002.
Box 14
Folder 28
Photographs, Slides of Past Presidents, 1919-1988.
Box 14
Folder 29
Photographs, Unidentified, ca. 1980-2000.
Box 14
Folder 30
Photographs, Karen Keesling Assistant Secretary Air Force, 1988.
Box 14
Folder 31
Photographs, Miscellaneous, ca. 1960s.
Box 15
Scrapbooks, oversize photographs, and ephemera, 1929-1973.

Includes scrapbooks, 1965 and 1969; oversize panoramic photographs of state conventions, 1929, 1933, and ca. 1940; and a group photograph on a wooden frame, 1973. Ephemera includes buttons and a VBPW seal embosser.

On shelf
Banner of the BPW, Virginia Federation, undated.