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Guide to the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club Records
MC 19  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club Records
    Dates: 1919-1958
    Collection number: MC 19
    Creator: Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club
    Collection Size: 3.5 linear ft. (8 archival boxes)
    Repository: Sacramento Public Library. Sacramento Room
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: The Sacramento chapter of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs was founded in 1919 and its purpose was to promote and protect the interests of local professional women in the business and industrial fields. The club records are comprised of administrative records, scrapbooks, artifacts, historical information, and convention materials that document the activities of the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club from 1919 through 1958.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Sacramento Room.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club Records, MC 19, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.

    Historical Note

    The Sacramento chapter of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs was founded in 1919 which was also the same year that the National Federation was founded. In 1924, the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club became part of the Northern District of California. The Northern District went as far south as Sacramento and as far north as Eureka. The purpose of the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club was to promote and protect the interests of local professional women in the business and industrial fields. The club advocated for legislative change concerning issues that affected working women such as the Equal Rights Amendment of 1937 and the Women's Pay Act of 1947. The club held meetings each month to plan events, discuss women's issues, and to find ways to better the community and the nation.

    Scope and Content Note

    The club records are comprised of administrative records, scrapbooks, club histories, printed materials, and convention records that document the activities of the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club from 1919 through 1958. The administration records include articles and by-laws of the club, membership applications from 1922 through 1924, membership rosters from 1934 through 1956, and hardbound as well as loose meeting minutes from 1919 through 1942. Scrapbooks include newspaper articles about the club and its members, club events, and photographs. The general records include historical information about the Sacramento Business and Professional Women's Club as well as a hanging placard that the club used for its meeting room and various printed materials. Convention records include photographs, printed materials, and typescript documenting several national club conventions from 1935 through 1941.
    This collection is organized into four series:
    • Series 1. Administration
    • Series 2. Scrapbooks
    • Series 3. General
    • Series 4. Conventions

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Business and Professional Women's Club (Sacramento, Calif.) -- History
    California Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs -- History
    National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs -- History
    Women -- California -- Sacramento -- Societies and clubs -- History