Guide to the Women's Association Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Jennifer Hollander.
© Copyright 2008 Special Collections & University Archives. All rights reserved.
2008-09-25
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Guide to the Women's Association Collection 1927/2000

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Women's Association Collection
Dates: 1927-2000
Bulk Dates: 1940-2000
Identification: MS-0367
Creator: Women's Association
Physical Description: 2.50 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

The San Diego State University Women's Association began as the Faculty Dames club in 1927. The club was established as a social organization to help faculty wives get to know each other. The club's first meeting was held February 4, 1927, where Mrs. Edward Hardy, wife of the university's president, was elected the club's first president. The seventeen charter members also elected a Vice President, a Secretary / Treasurer, and set the yearly dues at one dollar per member. Two hostesses were appointed to provide refreshments and entertainment at future meetings which were to be held at members' homes, as there was no place for them to meet on campus.
By-laws for the Faculty Dames were established in November of 1932. The group's objective was to promote education at San Diego state by providing scholarships and other charitable endeavors while promoting a more social campus. The group began working with the Dean of Women in order to help needy women students. The Faculty Dames set up a scholarship fund to help women complete their education. Many types of fundraisers were held over the years with proceeds going to their scholarship fund. The group even published four cookbooks in order to raise money.
In 1971, the Faculty Dames changed their name to Faculty Wives. They would change their name again in 1974 to Women's Club, before becoming the San Diego State University Women's Association in 1983. Membership in the group continued to grow, from 31 members in 1931 to 240 in 1970. Their scholarship fund also continued to grow and awards grew from $50 per student to $1500 per student. The SDSU Women's Association also donated to various campus groups such as KPBS, the on-campus Child Care Center, the Library, and the International Students group.

Access Terms

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

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records
Publications

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Women's Association Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The Women's Association Collection dates from 1927-2000. It documents the activities and accomplishments of this important group over several decades. It consists solely of paper records, and includes member directories from 1940-2000, meeting minutes, the group's history and by-laws, and association newsletters. Also included are copies of the four cookbooks published by the group.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence regarding faculty dames beginnings 1948, 1967, 1976

Box 1, Folder 2

Draft/ SDSU Women's Association History 1927-Present 1997

Box 1, Folder 3

Women's Association By-laws n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Women's Club Directories 1940-41

Box 1, Folder 5

Women's Club Directories 1941-42

Box 1, Folder 6

Women's Club Directories 1942-43

Box 1, Folder 7

Women's Club Directories 1943-44

Box 1, Folder 8

Women's Club Directories 1944-45

Box 1, Folder 9

Women's Club Directories 1945-46

Box 1, Folder 10

Women's Club Directories 1946-47

Box 1, Folder 11

Women's Club Directories 1947-48

Box 1, Folder 12

Women's Club Directories 1948-49

Box 1, Folder 13

Women's Club Directories 1949-50

Box 1, Folder 14

Women's Club Directories 1950-51

Box 1, Folder 15

Women's Club Directories 1951-52

Box 1, Folder 16

Women's Club Directories 1952-53

Box 1, Folder 17

Women's Club Directories 1953-54

Box 1, Folder 18

Women's Club Directories 1954-55

Box 1, Folder 19

Women's Club Directories 1955-56

Box 1, Folder 20

Women's Club Directories 1956-57

Box 1, Folder 21

Women's Club Directories 1957-58

Box 1, Folder 22

Women's Club Directories 1958-59

Box 1, Folder 23

Women's Club Directories 1959-60

Box 1, Folder 24

Women's Club Directories 1960-61

Box 1, Folder 25

Women's Club Directories 1961-62

Box 1, Folder 26

Women's Club Directories 1962-63

Box 1, Folder 27

Women's Club Directories 1963-64

Box 1, Folder 28

Women's Club Directories 1964-65

Box 1, Folder 29

Women's Club Directories 1965-66

Box 1, Folder 30

Women's Club Directories 1966-67

Box 1, Folder 31

Women's Club Directories 1967-68

Box 1, Folder 32

Women's Club Directories 1968-69

Box 1, Folder 33

Women's Club Directories 1969-70

Box 1, Folder 34

Women's Club Directories 1970-71

Box 1, Folder 35

Women's Club Directories 1971-72

Box 1, Folder 36

Women's Club Directories 1972-73

Box 1, Folder 37

Women's Club Directories 1973-74

Box 1, Folder 38

Women's Club yearbook (Directory) 1974-75

Box 1, Folder 39

Women's Club Directory (50th Anniversary, 1926-76) 1975-76

Box 1, Folder 40

Women's Club yearbook (Directory) 1976-77

Box 1, Folder 41

Women's Club Yearbook 1977-78

Box 1, Folder 42

Women's Club Handbook (Directory) 1978-79

Box 1, Folder 43

Women's Club Handbook (Directory) 1979-80

Box 1, Folder 44

Women's Club Handbook (Directory) 1980-81

Box 1, Folder 45

Women's Club Handbook (Directory) 1981-82

Box 1, Folder 46

Women's Club Handbook (Directory) 1982-83

Box 1, Folder 47

Women's Club Handbook (Directory) 1983-84

Box 1, Folder 48

Women's Association Yearbook (Directory) 1984-85

Box 1, Folder 49

Women's Association Yearbook (Directory) 1985-86

Box 1, Folder 50

Women's Association Yearbook (Directory) 1986-87

Box 1, Folder 51

Women's Association Yearbook (Directory) 1987-88

Box 1, Folder 52

Women's Association Yearbook (Directory) 1988-89

Box 1, Folder 53

Women's Association Yearbook (Directory) 1989-90

Box 1, Folder 54

Women's Association Yearbook 1990-91

Box 1, Folder 55

Women's Association Yearbook 1991-92

Box 1, Folder 56

Women's Association Yearbook 1993-94

Box 1, Folder 57

Women's Association Yearbook 1994-95

Box 1, Folder 58

Women's Association Yearbook 1995-96

Box 1, Folder 59

Women's Association Yearbook 1996-97

Box 1, Folder 60

Women's Association Yearbook 1997-98

Box 1, Folder 61

Women's Association Yearbook 1998-99

Box 1, Folder 62

Women's Association Yearbook 1999-2000

Box 1, Folder 63

Women's Association Yearbook 2000

Box 1, Folder 64

Women's Club Minutes 1927-32

Box 1, Folder 65

Women's Club Minutes 1932-38

Box 1, Folder 66

Women's Club Minutes 1938-48

Box 1, Folder 67

Women's Club Minutes 1948-57

Box 1, Folder 68

Women's Club Minutes 1957-67

Box 1, Folder 69

Women's Club Minutes 1968-72

Box 1, Folder 70

Women's Club Minutes 1972-76

Box 2, Folder 1

Women's Club- Board Minutes October 1944- May 1950

Box 2, Folder 2

Women's Club- Board Minutes September 1950- May 1955

Box 2, Folder 3

Women's Club- Board Meetings June 1955- October 1956

Box 2, Folder 4

Women's CLub- Board Minutes November 1956- January 1959

Box 2, Folder 5

Women's Club- Board Minutes October 1957- June 1958

Box 2, Folder 6

Women's Club- Board Minutes September 1961- February 1963

Box 2, Folder 7

Women's Club- Board Minutes March 1963- March 1965

Box 2, Folder 8

Marianne Bickhaus September 1976- May 1986

Box 2, Folder 9

Women's Association- Board Minutes June 1985-February 1992

Box 2, Folder 10

Women's Association- Board Meetings August 1992- 1994

Box 2, Folder 11

Women's Association- Board Minutes 1995-1999

Box 2, Folder 12

Women's Association- Board Minutes 2000- present

Box 2, Folder 13

Treasurer's Reports 1985-present

Box 2, Folder 14

Expenses

Box 2, Folder 15

For an Educated Taste (Cookbook Committee Publications) 1954

Box 2, Folder 16

Dames in the Kitchen (Cookbook Committee Publications) 1968

Box 2, Folder 17

Food for Friends (Cookbook Committee Publications) 1979

Box 2, Folder 18

Something Delicious, Something Unique (Cookbook Committee Publications) 1986

Box 2, Folder 19

Newcomer's Guide- SDSU Women's Association

Box 2, Folder 20

Faculty Dames Newsletter November 1952- May 1971

Box 2, Folder 21

Faculty Dames Newsletter October 1971- May 1974

Box 2, Folder 22

Women's Club Newsletter october 1974-April 1983

Box 2, Folder 23

Women's Association News September 1983-April 1987

Box 2, Folder 24

SDSU Women's Association Newsletter September/ October 1987- November 1999

Box 2, Folder 25

Women's Association News 2000-present

Box 2, Folder 26

Membership Application Forms (Blank) 1988-89

Box 2, Folder 27

Articles About Women's Association from SDSU Weekly 1988-present

Box 2, Folder 28

Event Flyers

Box 2, Folder 29

"News" and Activity Group announcements 1980s

Box 2, Folder 30

Kona Kai Club- Luncheon 1987

Box 2, Folder 31

Graphic Arts Clips

Box 2, Folder 32

Scholarships

Box 2, Folder 33

Gifts and Donations to and from SDSU Women's Association

Box 2, Folder 34

Scholarship Fundraisers 1990s

Box 2, Folder 35

Scripps Cottage, History of

Box 2, Folder 36

List of New Female Faculty and The Wives of New Male Faculty 1985

Box 2, Folder 37

Philosophy of S.D. Evening Tribune Faculty Wives Photo 1962

Box 2, Folder 38

Faculty Dames Questionnaire (3) ca. 1967

Box 2, Folder 39

Recommended Board for 1971-72

Box 2, Folder 40

Raffle Tickets

Box 2, Folder 41

Love Library Logo 1970

Scope and Contents

designed by Betsy Olson and unknown person
Box 2, Folder 42

Photocopy of cover of photo album of Valerie Post

Scope and Contents

actual album located in archives
Box 2, Folder 43

Obituaries

Box 2, Folder 44

Southland Conference- Notes and preplanning 1997

Box 2, Folder 45

Photos of Women's Association Events