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Guide to the Beulah "Dickie" Garrigues Collection, 1939-1992
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Beulah "Dickie" Garrigues Collection
    Dates: 1939-1992
    Identification: URB/BDG
    Creator: Garrigues, Buelah "Dickie"
    Physical Description: 1.20 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Urban Archives
    Abstract: Beulah "Dickie" Garrigues was a founding board member (and treasurer) of the Inglewood chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club, which later became known as the Soroptimist International of Inglewood. She was a legal secretary who lent her expertise in the field to her professional organization and worked as a career spokesperson to high school students. The papers of Dickie Garrigues document her leadership in three women's clubs located in Inglewood, California between 1939 and 1992: Business & Professional Women's Club of Inglewood, Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood, and Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood. Ms. Garrigues severed in several different capacities including club president and historian.

    Biographical Information:

    Founding board member (and treasurer) of the Inglewood chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club, which later became known as the Soroptimist International of Inglewood, Buelah "Dickie" Garrigues was a legal secretary who lent her expertise in the field to her professional organization and worked as a career spokesperson to high school students. Garrigues remained active within her community and also became one of the charter members of the Inglewood chapter of the Soroptimist International on April 21, 1947.
    Tireless volunteerism is chronicled in the Soroptimist history as being an "average of 2,000 hours of service yearly is donated by the members, telephoning for blood donors for the American Red Cross, canvassing social businesses for United Way, securing members for the annual YMCA membership campaign, planting flowers for city beautification, and supervising Venture and "S" Clubs. Garrigues served on many of the Soroptimist committees and also wrote procedural rules for the organization. Buelah "Dickie" Garrigues became a life member of the Soroptimist International of the Americas on April 27, 1978, over 30 years after her volunteerism and committment to these organizations began. In 1982, Garrigues was honored and given a commemorative plaque for over 35 years of service.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood
    Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood
    Woman's Club of Inglewood

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records
    Photographic material
    Publications
    Scrapbooks

    Personal Name:

    Garrigues, Beulah "Dickie"

    Topical Term:

    Women -- Societies and clubs

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Robert G. Marshall, May 2002

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Beulah "Dickie" Garrigues Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Business and Professional Women's Club of Ingelwood, 1939-1944
    Series II: Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood, 1947-1971
    Series III: Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood, 1947-1992

    Scope and Contents

    The papers of Dickie Garrigues document her leadership in three women's clubs located in Inglewood, California between 1939 and 1992: Business & Professional Women's Club of Inglewood, Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood, and Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood. Ms. Garrigues served in several different capacities, including club president and historian. She presented her histories at annual club dinners as part of the program. The collection includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, ephemera, handbooks, newspaper clippings, song books, music, newsletters, photographs, scrapbook of activities, speech notes, and related materials. The collection has been divided into three series: Business and Professional Women's Club of Inglewood (1939-1944), Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood (1947-1971), and Soroptomists International (Club) of Inglewood (1947-1992).
    Series I, Business and Professional Women's Club of Inglewood, contains correspondence and newspapers clippings. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.
    Series II, Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood, contains announcements and bulletins, articles of incorporation, by-laws, charter (copy), conference programs, membership roster and presidents' lists, newspaper clippings and speeches. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.
    Series III, Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood, contains programs and speeches, annual reports, correspondence, invitations, membership procedures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, song sheets, and the president's scrapbook. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.