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.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Business and Professional Women's Club of Inglewood, 1939-1944

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, April 1943

Box 1, Folder 2

Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1944

Box 1, Folder 3

Newspaper Clippings,

 

Series II: Legal Secretaries Association of Inglewood, 1947-1971

Box 1, Folder 4

Articles of Incorporation: Handbook, 1947

Box 1, Folder 5

Articles of Incorporation: Handbook, 1952

Box 1, Folder 6

Beverly Hills Legal Secretaries Association: Card

Box 1, Folder 7

By-Laws, ca. 1949

Box 1, Folder 8

California Legal Secretaries Association (CLSA): Convention Report, ca. 1950

Box 1, Folder 9

CLSA: Announcements, Program, 1950 May 6-1950 May 7

Box 1, Folder 10

Centinela Secretarial Services: Flyer, 1952

Box 1, Folder 11

Charter Meeting, Agenda, Copy of Charter, 1949 February 12

Box 1, Folder 12

First Annual Boss Night: Speech

Box 1, Folder 13

Installation of Officers: Programs, 1949 February 22

Box 1, Folder 14

The Legal Secretarian: Bulletin, June 1949, July 1949

Box 1, Folder 15

The Legal Secretarian: Bulletin, June 1950

Box 1, Folder 16

The Legal Secretary: Bulletin, February 1949, May 1949

Box 1, Folder 17

The Legal Secretary: Bulletin, February 1950, July 1950

Box 1, Folder 18

Membership Roster, 1970-1971

Box 1, Folder 19

Newspaper Clippings, 1949

Box 1, Folder 20

Newspaper Clippings, 1950

Box 1, Folder 21

Newspaper Clippings, 1960-1961

Box 1, Folder 22

Newspaper Clippings

Box 1, Folder 23

Past Presidents: List, 1948-1971

Box 1, Folder 24

Southwest District - Installation of Officers: Program, 1967 May 25

Box 1, Folder 25

Speeches: Note Cards, 1971 February 23

Box 1, Folder 26

Speeches: Note Cards

Box 1, Folder 27

Thank You Cards (2)

Box 1, Folder 28

Ways and Means Committee: "Subpoena" to Membership, July 1949

 

Series III: Soroptimists International (Club) of Inglewood, 1947-1992

Box 1, Folder 29

25th Anniversary Celebration: Historical Sketch, News Article, 1972 April 10

Box 1, Folder 30

35th Anniversary Celebration: Program, Speech, Notes, 1982 April 16

Box 1, Folder 31

40th Anniversary Celebration: Program, Speech, 1987 April 11

Box 1, Folder 32

45th Anniversary Celebration: Program, Pendant, 1992 April 21

Box 1, Folder 33

American National Red Cross, L.A. Chapter: Certificate of Merit, 1958

Box 1, Folder 34

Bolton, William G.: Correspondence, 1964 April 11

Box 1, Folder 35

Community Service: Contributions Summary, 1947-1966

Box 1, Folder 36

Constitution and By-Laws, June 1973

Box 1, Folder 37

Correspondence, 1958

Box 1, Folder 38

Downey Soroptimist Club: Correspondence, 1981 February 2

Box 1, Folder 39

Executive Board - Committees: Member List, 1957-1958

Box 1, Folder 40

History: Sketch (from History of Inglewood , p.189)

Box 1, Folder 41

Historical Society of Centinela Valley: The History of Inglewood , ca. 1986

Box 1, Folder 42

"How McGee Kept Christmas," from Angeles & Other Strangers, by Katherine Paterson, ca. 1979

Box 1, Folder 43

Installation of Officers: Program, 1952 June 29

Box 1, Folder 44

Installation of Officers: Program, 1957 June 6

Box 1, Folder 45

Installation of Officers: Program, 1967 June 10

Box 1, Folder 46

Installation of Officers: Program, 1968 June 13

Box 1, Folder 47

Installation of Officers: Program, 1969 June 19

Box 1, Folder 48

Installation of Officers: Program, 1977

Box 1, Folder 49

Installation of Officers: Invitation, Program, 1992 June 30

Box 1, Folder 50

Installation of Officers, 1995 June 16

Box 1, Folder 51

International, Technical Ad Hoc Committee on SIA Structure: Report, 1975

Box 1, Folder 52

Life Membership: Certificate, 1978 April 27

Box 1, Folder 53

Membership: Charter Members, 1947

Box 1, Folder 54

Membership: Lists, 1950, 1975-1981

Box 1, Folder 55

Membership Card: "Dickie" Garrigues

Box 1, Folder 56

Membership Policy: Procedure for New Members, 1982

Box 1, Folder 57

Membership Postings, 1981-1987

Box 1, Folder 58

Mexicali, Soroptimist Club: Correspondence, 1962 June 27

Box 1, Folder 59

My Life History ("Dickie" Garrigues): Typescript, 1959 January 29

Box 1, Folder 60

Music: Song Book, Start Singing, April 1970

Box 1, Folder 61

Music: Song Sheets

Box 1, Folder 62

Music: Soroptimist Symphony, ca. 1967

Box 1, Folder 63

Newspaper Clippings, 1947

Box 1, Folder 64

Newspaper Clippings, 1948

Box 1, Folder 65

Newspaper Clippings, 1960

Box 1, Folder 66

Newspaper Clippings, 1961

Box 1, Folder 67

Newspaper Clippings, 1964

Box 1, Folder 68

Newspaper Clippings, 1967

Box 1, Folder 69

Newspaper Clippings, 1972

Box 1, Folder 70

Newspaper Clippings, 1977

Box 1, Folder 71

Newspaper Clippings, 1982

Box 1, Folder 72

Newspaper Clippings

Box 2, Folder 1

Orientation and Leadership Training: Maps, Pamphlets, Puzzle, 1988

Box 2, Folder 2

Parliamentary Procedures: Flyers, Note Cards, 1975-1976, 1979-1980

Box 2, Folder 3

Parliamentary Procedures: Flyers, Note Cards, 1982, 1983, 1984

Box 2, Folder 4

President's Annual Report, June 1957

Box 2, Folder 5

President's Annual Report, June 1958

Box 2, Folder 6

Reports & Speeches ("Dickie" Garrigues), ca. 1950-ca. 1959

Box 2, Folder 7

Reports & Speeches ("Dickie" Garrigues), ca. 1960-ca. 1969

Box 2, Folder 8

Reports & Speeches ("Dickie" Garrigues), ca. 1970-ca. 1979

Box 2, Folder 9

Reports & Speeches ("Dickie" Garrigues), ca. 1980-ca. 1989

Box 2, Folder 10

Slogans: Newspaper Clippings

Box 2, Folder 11

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-12, 1947-1948

Box 2, Folder 12

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 2, Nos. 1-7 and 11-12, 1948-1949

Box 2, Folder 13

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 3, Nos. 1, 3-12, 1949-1950

Box 2, Folder 14

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 4, Nos. 1-6, 8-9, 1950-1951

Box 2, Folder 15

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 5, Nos. 2-3, 6-10, 1951-1952

Box 2, Folder 16

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 6, Nos. 1-3, 5-9, 1952-1953

Box 2, Folder 17

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 7, Nos. 1-10, 1953-1954

Box 2, Folder 18

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1954-1955

Box 2, Folder 19

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1958-1959

Box 2, Folder 20

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 9, 1959-1960

Box 2, Folder 21

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1960-1961

Box 2, Folder 22

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 21, No. 1, 1968-1969

Box 2, Folder 23

Soropti-Topics: Newsletter, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1980-1981

Box 2, Folder 24

Treasurer: Duties

Box 2, Folder 25

Ventura, Soroptimist Club: Programs, Regarding District V Meeting, 1975

Box 2, Folder 26

Westwood Village, S.I.: Program, 1957 November 23